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Mahakam River Adventure II

Duration: 05 Days/04 Nights

Grade: Easy

proboscis monkeys, Borneo IslandDayak people from the overwhelming majority of the population on the hinterland live in their longhouses called Umaq Daru or Lamin. It is customary for one whole extended family or even one clan settle one longhouse. Each family is given a separated compartment with the chief of the clan occupying the central chamber. The Dayak also well known for their arts, beautiful clothes making, totem poles, and ornaments for their longhouses. You will see and discover the culture of Dayak tribe with a lot of sub ethnics hold their own unique life combining with the diverse of flora and fauna, including the famous freshwater dolphins, proboscis monkeys, reticulated phytons, the rare black orchids and many more.

Day 01 ARRIVAL IN BALIKPAPAN – LOA JANAN – MUARA MUNTAI

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 – MUARA PAHU

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

Day 03 MUARA PAHU – BELOAN RIVER – MAHAKAM RIVER

After breakfast, we proceed to Kedang Pahu River with hope to spot the fresh water dolphin. Next, cruising up the Beloan River to explore wildlife and the daily life of local people who live on the stilt and floating houses. Afterwards, return to houseboat for cruising downward the Mahakam River into Tenggarong. Lunch, dinner, and staying overnight on houseboat. (B,L,D)

Day 04 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)

Day 05 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
  • Houseboat in Mahakam River
  • Motorized boats
  • Accommodation based on twin share:
    03 Nights at houseboat in Mahakam River
    01 Night at 3 stars hotel in Balikpapan
  • 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