Along Mahakam River of East Kalimantan, Dayak cultural treasures that survive deep within the rainforest jungle of Indonesia ’s largest island can be discovered.
The Mighty Mahakam River with it's length of almost thousand kilometers has it spring in the hearth of Borneo near the Malaysian Border. the four days Mighty Mahakam River will bring you to the wetlands, and large lakes as Jempang and Semayang lake, with it's birding wildlife, and fresh water dolphins, to end up in the traditional Dayak villages with it's longhouses after you passed the jungle creek with longnose proboscis monkeys which can only be found at Borneo. Kalimantan ’s Mahakam River dense jungle and wide terrain of wetlands can only be accessed by the water channels as the highways into the deep isolated region which kept the traditions of Kalimantan hide secure from all but the adventurous travelers. The indigenous Dayak settlements along the Mahakam River of Kalimantan is an ideal way to experience the incredible culture, where you can experience the practice of a medicine man, and explore the woodcarving statutes. The Dayak Tribe mark their status with intricate body tattoos and remarkably heavy ear adornments.
On Your tour you will become warmly welcomed guests by the former headhunters in their traditional longhouses, who now-a-days hunt the Kalimantan rain forest for their meals. At Borneo you can enjoy a sightful experience of traditional culture and grand diversity of exotic flora and wildlife from black orchids to fresh water dolphins and orangutans, and venture ashore for captivating jungle explorations and unforgettable encounters in our village visits.
Mahakam River Tours are a collection of exploratories and dream journeys that reflect the particular passions and favorite places. We created this adventure for those who search a indigenous Culture and unforgettable experience trip in Indonesia, however, it is designed for those who are adventurous in body and spirit
Mahakam River Tour (Cruise With Houseboat)
Tour Package Duration 4 Days 3 Nights
Day 01: BALIKPAPAN, SAMARINDA, MAHAKAM ( LD)
Upon arrival at Balikpapan airport, meeting service and transfer to Loa Janan, to board houseboat for exciting adventure on Mahakam river. Meals provided and overnight on houseboat.
Day 02: MUARA MUNTAI, MANCONG, TANJUNG ISUY,MUARA PAHU (BLD)
Short sight seeing at Muara Muntai Wooden village, then crossing Jempang Lake by motor canoe to Mancong. During the cruise you could see Rain forest and wildlife at Ohong creek like monkey’s and birds, Upon arrival at Mancong, welcomed with a traditional ceremony by the Dayaq Benuaq, one of the Oldest Dayak Longhouse of East Kalimantan can be found here, Late afternoon by motor canoe to Tanjung Isuy for sightseeing and continue to Houseboat for dinner and overnight. Houseboat will cruise up to Muara Pahu.
Day 03: MUARA PAHU, DOLPHIN & BOLOWAN RIVER, DOWNSTREAM (BLD)
Arrive at Muara Pahu, cruise up Bolowan river by canoe, along the river bank, we see the Exotic Kutai culture collide with the nature pass alongside, after a while we will pass the proboscis Monkeys Island, to spot these rare red endangered Borneo longnose monkeys closely, before we move into the black water peat swamp forest land of Jintan at the Delta of Semayang Lake, with the best opportunities to spot the fresh water dolphins around and move into the Bolowan River. Late Afternoon, return downstream to Tenggarong.
Day 04: TENGGARONG, BALIKPAPAN (BL)
Arrive at Tenggarong, visiting the former palace of Sultan Kutai Kertanegara. Where you will see the Sultan's impressive collection of heirlooms, ceramics, Dayak's art and culture items, until departure transfer to Balikpapan airport for your next destination.
Mahakam River Tour (Cruise With Motor Canoe)
Tour Package Duration 3 Days 2 Nights
Day 01 Balikpapan - Samarinda – Tenggarong – Kota Bangun – Muara Muntai
Upon arrival at Balikpapan airport, Meeting service and drive with private car to Kota Bangun 5 hour and then continue to Muntai Island by motor canoe, On the way we will see beautiful of Mahakam River view and wildlife passed Semayang Lake, lunch enroute at local restaurant dinner and overnight at Muara Muntai Island (Losmen).
Day 02 Muara Muntai – Jantur - Muara Ohong - Mancong – Tanjung Isuy
After breakfast sightseeing Muara Muntai Wooden Village, Then by motor canoe passed Jempang lake and ohong river on the way we will see wildlife animal such as snake, monkey, probiscus monkey, bird, king fisher,lizard, otter and floating village. Dinner and overnight at Long House Tanjung Isuy by Dayak Benuaq tribe.
Day 03 Tanjung Isuy – Kota Bangun – Tenggarong – Samarinda - Balikpapan
After brekfast by motor canoe to Kota Bangun on the way we will see beautiful morning view at Mahakam River and then by car to Tenggarong visit The former palace of Sultan Kutai Kartanegara where you will see the Sultan's impressive collection of heirlooms, ceramics, Dayak's art and culture items, lunch enroute after by car to Balikpapan for your next destination.