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Borneo Overland 10 Days Trip

Duration: 10 Days/09 Nights

Grade: Easy

cantungkarst, Borneo TripsBorneo or Kalimantan is well known for its tropical rainforest, rich of natural resources, and exotic flora and fauna. For the adventurous souls, this island offers many options to satisfy desire: rafting or traveling along some of the world’s most beautiful and challenging rivers, trekking through traditional villages and jungles, or taking a safari trip in one of the great national parks on this magnificent island. Traveling to Kalimantan will take you to the nook and corners of the land and allow you to get acquainted with the beautiful place which boasts of a colorful culture of ethnic groups including Dayak, Malay, and Chinese. The rich treasure of wildlife in Kalimantan usually attracts the global travelers who come here to spend some days in absolute peace and tranquility. The rich flora and fauna of this land is one of the main reasons why people from far and wide love to come here. The wildlife in Kalimantan has long been one of the chief tourist attractions in and around Kalimantan. There are lot of national parks and forest reserves where the wild animals and plants find their paradised habitat on this magnificent island.

Day 01 ARRIVAL IN SAMARINDA – KOTA BANGUN – MUARA MUNTAI

Meet at airport and directly transfer to Kota Bangun for about 3 hours drive and then crossing the Semayang and Melintang Lakes for spotting the fresh water dolphins and unique life of villagers as well as the beautiful panorama of the lake. Afterwards, proceed to Muara Muntai for check in to a homestay. (L,D)

Day 02 MUARA MUNTAI – MANCONG – KUYUNG – SAMARINDA

After breakfast, we will explore the exotic of Muara Muntai village with the long wooden bridge which is made of iron wood linking all the roads and alleys of the hamlet. Next, proceed to Mancong by motorized canoe crossing the Jempang Lake of which we will have the opportunity to view plenty of water bird species and fishermen floating houses as well as the romantic Ohong River where proboscis monkeys, monitor lizards and other wild animals are hanging around at riverside. In Mancong, we will explore an exotic longhouse and Benuaq Dayak daily life. Afterwards, proceed to Kuyung for catching our car to drive to Samarinda for overnight on hotel. (B,L,D)

Day 03 SAMARINDA – BUKIT BANGKIRAI – TANAH GROGOT

Breakfast at hotel and then driving to Bukit Bangkirai to observe Borneo tropical rainforest by soft jungle trekking and climbing the canopy bridge to view the forest from above. Afterwards, proceed to Tanah Grogot town for overnight on hotel. (B,L,D)

Day 04 TANAH GROGOT– CANTUNG VILLAGE – BATU LICIN

After breakfast at hotel, we will drive to Cantung Village crossing beautiful Karst topography, jungle, and mountainous landscape. Afterwards, we will be driving to Batu Licin for overnight at the local hotel. Lunch will be served en route, dinner and overnight on the hotel. (B,L,D)

Day 05 BATU LICIN– LIANG BANGKAI CAVE – LOKSADO

After breakfast, we will proceed to Liang Bangkai Cave to explore the beautiful stalagmites and stalactites of the limestone cave. We will then drive across rainforest and mountainous landscape to reach Loksado Plateau. Lunch will be served en route, dinner and staying overnight at lodge in Loksado. (B,L,D)

Day 06 BAMBOO RAFTING – BANJARMASIN

After breakfast at lodge, we will have a soft trekking to Dayak land for exploring the rainforest, longhouse, and the waterfall nearby the village. Afterwards, we will take an adventure trip of bamboo rafting across beautiful landscape of tropical rainforest along the Amandit riverside meanwhile our coach will be waiting on the downstream for transferring to Banjarmasin for overnight on hotel. (B,L,D)

Day 07 FLOATING MARKET – JUMPUN PAMBELOM– SAMPIT

Early in the morning, we will leave to floating market for exploring the unique culture of Banjarese that trade commodities from boat to boat, then return to hotel crossing Banjarmasin River while sightseeing people activities at riverside. Next, driving across beautiful peat swamp forest landscape to reach Jumpun Pambelom to see the reforestation project on peat swamp area. If we are lucky, we will meet wild orangutan and other animals on this small forest. Afterwards, we will drive to Sampit with some stop over on interesting spots we will meet en route. Free at your own leisure and overnight on hotel. (B,L,D)

Day 08 SAMPIT – PANGKALAN BUN – TANJUNG PUTING NATIONAL PARK

Transfer to Kumai village for boarding the houseboat to Tanjung Puting National Park. The houseboat is a traditional wooden river boat with roof forms the upper deck where you can view the rainforest as it glides by. The boat crew including the boatman, cook and expert guide. In the peaceful afternoon, we will slowly explore the quite river by the houseboat while observing the primates along the riverside. Overnight on houseboat or Rimba Lodge with dining on the boat, with facilities; thin mattress, pillow, fine meals, bottled “mineral” water, mosquito net, kitchen, and simple toilet available on boat besides the familiar helpful guides and boatmen. (B,L,D)

Day 09 TANJUNG PUTING NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast, we will board the houseboat for cruising upward to Pondok Tanguy to explore the rehabilitation center of the new ex-captive orangutans. Next, return to houseboat for sailing upward the creek to Camp Leakey where the older orangutans are reintroduced into the rainforest. At this station, you will have opportunity to trek into the rainforest with your expert guide and forest rangers to appreciate the flora as well as viewing wild orangutans, gibbons, macaques, and birds. Lunch will be served on houseboat. In the afternoon, we will visit the feeding station to see rehabilitated orangutans are given additional foods. We will then sail back down the river and overnight on Rimba Ecolodge or houseboat. (B,L,D)

Day 10 TANJUNG PUTING NATIONAL PARK – DEPARTURE

After breakfast, we will get the morning safari to explore wildlife on riverside. Afterwards, proceed to Kumai village to catch the car for driving to Pangkalan Bun airport for your flight to next destination. (B)

Included:

  • AC land transportation
  • Houseboat in Tanjung Puting
  • Motorized boats
  • Accommodation based on twin share:
    01 Night at homestay in Muara Muntai
    01 Night at 3 stars hotel in Samarinda
    01 Night at local hotel in Tanah Grogot
    01 Night at local hotel in Batu Licin
    01 Night at Loksado Lodge
    01 Night at 3 stars hotel in Banjarmasin
    01 Night at local hotel in Sampit
    02 Nights at houseboat or Rimba Lodge in Tanjung Puting
  • Entrance fee, donation & refreshments
  • English speaking guide
  • Meals as stated on program, indicated as (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: dinner)

Excluded:

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