Borneo Roundtrip III

Duration: 07 Days/06 Nights

Grade: Easy

Orangutan BorneoBorneo Roundtrip III – Borneo or Kalimantan is a huge adventure travel destination, covering an area about 747,000 sq km, and one of the largest tropical rainforests in the world. The island is very rich in biodiversity compared to many other areas. There are about 15,000 species of flowering plants, 3,000 species of trees (267 species of dipterocarp), more than 221 species of terrestrial mammals and 420 species of resident birds found in this mighty land. It is also the center of evolution and radiation of many endemic species of plants and animals. The land is inhabited by the famous Dayak tribe with over 200 different sub ethnics living throughout the hinterland along the bank of rivers and hills. It is customary for them to live with a whole extended family or one clan. Each family has their own compartment and the chief of the clan occupies the central chamber.

Day 01 ARRIVAL IN BALIKPAPAN – LOA JANAN – MAHAKAM RIVER

Meet at airport and directly transfer to Loa Janan for boarding the houseboat to start the exciting adventure of Mahakam River. Lunch, dinner and overnight on houseboat. (L,D)

Day 02 MUARA MUNTAI – MANCONG – MAHAKAM RIVER

Arrive at Muara Muntai and sightseeing villagers daily activities from the long wooden bridge which is made of iron wood, and then 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. Next, we will visit Tanjung Isuy for watching hundred colorful dress dancers that welcome you with an impressive attraction in front of their longhouse. Afterwards, return to houseboat for cruising downward the Mahakam River. Lunch will be served en route, dinner and overnight on houseboat. (B,L,D)

Day 03 TENGGARONG – BALIKPAPAN

After breakfast at houseboat, we will then walking to Museum of Mulawarman to explore the King Collection and Royal Cemetery of Kutai Kartanegara Kingdom. Afterwards, cruising downward the Mahakam River into Loa Janan and directly driving for about 2,5 hours to Balikpapan for overnight on hotel. Free at your own leisure. (B,L,D)

Day 04 BALIKPAPAN – BANJARMASIN

Breakfast at hotel and free at own leisure till the proper time for transferring you to airport for flight to Banjarmasin. Arrive at Banjarmasin airport and directly transfer to hotel for check in. Next, exploring Banjarese river civilization by taking an afternoon canal sightseeing. Afterwards, return to hotel for overnight. (B,L,D)

Day 05 FLOATING MARKET – PANGKALAN BUN – TANJUNG PUTING NATIONAL PARK

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, free at your own leisure till the proper time for transferring to airport for your flight to Pangkalan Bun. Arrive at Pangkalan Bun airport and directly 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 06 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. 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 houseboat or Rimba Lodge. Lunch and dinner will be served on houseboat. (B,L,D)

Day 07 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
  • Houseboats in Mahakam River and Tanjung Puting
  • Motorized boats
  • Accommodation based on twin share:
    02 Nights in houseboat in Mahakam River
    01 Night at 3 stars hotel in Balikpapan
    01 Night at 3 stars hotel in Banjarmasin
    02 Nights in 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)
  • Dance performance

Excluded:

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