Borneo Jungle River III

Duration: 07 Days/06 Nights

Grade: Easy

kalimantan jungle  toursThe Lesan River Protected Zone is home to almost 1,800 people, it is located in Kelay sub-district and surrounded by four villages; Muara Lesan, Lesan Dayak, Merapun, and Sidobangen. To reach the place, travelers must start from Berau town by car to Muara Lesan and then taking around 90 minutes boat trip along the Kelay River to Lesan River. While boating, travelers will be fascinated by the beautiful natural scenery, gyrating waves breaking on the boat’s bows, and large hornbills soaring overhead. The region also offers water activities such as rafting along rapids or just a jungle river boating to watch primates and birds. Travelers can also enjoy the adventure journey by exploring limestone mountain caves through waterways, observe countless bats and swallows, as well cave lakes and waterfalls sightseeing. Due to these highlights, the Lesan River Protected Zone is very potential to be developed into one of the best tourism destination in Kalimantan.

Day 01 ARRIVAL IN BERAU – MERABU VILLAGE

Meet at airport and directly driving across rainforest and mountainous landscape to reach Merabu Dayak Village for staying overnight at a homestay. In the afternoon, we can explore and interacting with the Dayak people. Lunch will be served en route, dinner and staying overnight at homestay. (L,D)

Day 02 MERABU VILLAGE – BELOYOT CAVE – NYADENG LAKE

After breakfast, we will trek through rainforest for about 2 hours to visit the ancient cave of prehistoric rock art that can be seen from the exotic handprints and paintings. During our trek, we may have opportunity to spot or hearing the sounds of hornbills, gibbons, macaques, insects, etc. Afterwards, proceed to the village to catch our boat to cross the Lesan River to Nyadeng jetty to start our trekking into the beautiful clearwater lake for swimming with fish and setting our campsite. Lunch will be served at homestay, dinner and staying overnight at campsite. (B,L,D)

Day 03 NYADENG LAKE – KETEPU HILL – MERABU VILLAGE – MERASA VILLAGE

Early morning, we will trek up the Ketepu hill into the peak and watching the fantastic view of the misty Sangkulirang karst range and rainforest from above. We will have opportunity to spot magnificent hornbills and other bird species flying around the karst. Trekking down to the camp and refresh your body by swimming in the clearwater lake. Next, trekking back to Nyadeng jetty to catch our boat crossing down the river into Merabu Village. Afterwards, proceed to Merasa Village for overnight at local house. (B,L,D)

Day 04 MERASA VILLAGE – ORANGUTAN ISLAND – LESAN VILLAGE

Breakfast at local house and then proceed to Bawan Orangutan Island to explore the rehabilitated orangutans from our boat. Afterwards, continue the river crossing to reach Lesan Dayak Village while sightseeing the wildlife on riverside. Lunch will be served en route, dinner and staying overnight at local house. (B,L,D)

Day 05 JUNGLE TREKKING – LESAN VILLAGE

After breakfast at local house, we will trek to the jungle to spot wild orangutan and other wildlife. We will then getting our boat crossing the Lesan Jungle River to explore the beautiful karst, vegetation, and the wildlife on riverside. Afterwards, proceed back to the village for overnight at local house. Lunch will be served en route, dinner and staying overnight at local house. (B,L,D)

Day 06 LESAN VILLAGE – BERAU

Breakfast at local house and exploring the way of life of Dayak people before driving back to Berau town for check in to hotel. Lunch and dinner will be served on local restaurants, staying overnight at hotel in Berau. (B,L,D)

Day 07 BERAU – DEPARTURE

Breakfast at hotel and free at your own leisure till the proper time for transferring to airport for your flight to next destination. (B)

Included:

  • AC land transportation
  • Motorized boats
  • Bamboo rafting
  • Accommodation based on twin share:
    01 Night at homestay in Merabu Village
    01 Night at jungle camp in Nyadeng Lake
    01 Night at local house in Merasa Village
    02 Nights at local house in Lesan Village
    01 Night at 3 stars hotel in Berau
  • Entrance fee, donation & refreshments
  • English speaking guide
  • Meals as stated on program, indicated as (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: dinner)
  • Tent/bivouac

Excluded:

  • Airfares
  • Airport taxes and extra baggage fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Expenses incurred due to Force Majeure
  • Personal expenses