Middle Mahakam River, Borneo River Tour, Mahakam River Tour

Middle Mahakam Lakes Adventure

Duration: 04 Days/03 Nights

Grade: Easy

middle mahakam river, Borneo River Tour, Mahakam river Tour The Middle Mahakam Lakes covers an area about 400,000 ha, located in East Kalimantan on the Sundaland eco-region and part of the Mahakam River, which is one of the major river systems of Kalimantan. The lakes and the wetland areas are one of Kalimantan’s most important wetlands areas. It has been identified as a crucial breeding and migration site for a total of 90 bird species, including important breeding populations of various herons and the Lesser Adjutant. Fish diversity and the presence of endangered mammals such as Proboscis Monkeys, wild ox, False Gavial and Siamese Crocodile, as well as the critically endangered Irrawaddy dolphin indicate the importance of preservation of these areas. The preservation of these wetlands and lakes has not only a national but also international biodiversity importance in terms of migrating and breeding bird species in this area.


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)


After breakfast, we will 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 back to Muara Muntai for overnight at the homestay. (B,L,D)


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, and then proceed to Kuyung to catch the car for driving to Tenggarong town to explore the King Collection on the Museum of Mulawarman and Royal Cemetery of Kutai Kartanegara kingdom. Afterwards, driving to Samarinda for overnight at hotel. (B,L,D)


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


  • AC land transportation
  • Motorized boat
  • Accommodation based on twin share:
    02 Nights at homestay in Muara Muntai
    01 Night at 3 stars hotel in Samarinda
  • Entrance fee, donation & refreshments
  • English speaking guide
  • Meals as stated on program, indicated as (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: dinner)


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

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