Borneo Overland Trip

Trip Highlights

  • Explorer The Biodiversity of wild live
  • Discover the Dayak Culture and Tradition
  • Discover The Borneo Land From East To West
  • Exploring the Tanjung Puting National Park

Descriptions

Animistic mysticism still prevailing throughout the area, frequently blended with Moslem and the more recently introduced Christian religion. Rituals to call rain, a bountiful harvest, or the quick recovery of the sick are still practiced in the villages. The sincere enthusiasm shown towards visitors is strongly tied to the belief of welcoming good spirits to the village, and the Dayak way holding their society together, as well as perpetuating their ancient traditions. Remarkable varieties of wildlife and vegetation coupled with personal interaction and unique culture of Dayak ethnics will provide an adventure with a truly challenged experience.

For the hardcore adventurers, this island offers many options to satisfy desire; rafting and cruise the beautiful rivers, traverse through traditional villages and jungle, or taking a wildlife safari on the national parks are the highlights of this majestic island.

The trip package are fully organized combination of adventure, leisure, ecotourism, and safety. We organized the trip for individual and at small group maximum of 10 persons to maximize service and safety for all participants, also we provide you comfortable accommodation.

Trip Itinerary

Day 01: BALIKPAPAN – SAMARINDA – KOTA BANGUN
Meet at airport and directly transfer to Kota Bangun for overnight on lodge. Free at own your leisure. (L,D)

Day 02: KOTA BANGUN – MANCONG – TANJUNG ISUY – MUARA MUNTAI
Proceed to Mancong by motorized canoe crossing the Jempang Lake of which we will have the opportunity to view many migratory 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, proceed to Tanjung Isuy for watching hundred colorful dress dancers that welcome you with an impressive attraction in front of their longhouse. Afterwards, proceed to Muara Muntai for overnight on lodge. Lunch will be served en route, dinner and overnight on lodge. (B,L,D)

Day 03: TANJUNG ISUY – KOTA BANGUN – SAMARINDA
Proceed to Kota Bangun and directly transfer by our private car to Pampang village for exploring the remains long ears woman and the Kenyah Dayak life, a stop will be made at Tenggarong for exploring the King Collection on the Museum of Mulawarman and Royal Cemetery of Kutai Kartanegara kingdom. Afterwards, driving to Samarinda for overnight on hotel. (B,L,D)

Day 04: SAMARINDA – MUARA KOMAM – UPAU VILLAGE
After breakfast, we will drive to Muara Komam to visit a beautiful cave. Next, we will proceed to Upau village for exploring the daily life of Dayak Deah people. Lunch will be served en route, dinner and overnight on local house. (B,L,D)

Day 05: UPAU VILLAGE – PANDAK DAUN – LOKSADO
After breakfast, we can see the mystical performance of Dayak Deah which takes about 1,5 hour, where some women are dancing followed by traditional music, meanwhile the men are climbing the thorny tree without getting any injury, and then we will continue our trip to Pandak Daun swamp village for exploring water buffaloes and villagers’ unique activities. Next, we will travel to Nagara village for sighting traditional machete making, metal ware, and pottery home industries. Afterwards, transfer to Loksado for overnight on lodge. (B,L,D)

Day 06: RAIN FOREST TREKKING
Proceed to explore jungle and Dayak land crossing primary and secondary rain forest, hills, waterfall, hanging and suspended bamboo bridges, villager farmlands, rivers and cascades, longhouses, cinnamon and rubber trees. In the afternoon, we will back to the lodge through other trail with different beauties of nature. Lunch will be served en route, dinner and overnight on lodge. (B,L,D)

Day 07: BAMBOO RAFTING – RIAM KANAN LAKE – APUAI
Exploring villagers set the bamboo raft then take an adventure trip of bamboo rafting across beautiful landscape of tropical rain forest along the riverside meanwhile our coach will be waiting on the downstream for driving to Aranio small port for cruising upward the Riam Kanan Lake to Apuai for setting a campsite on the lakeside. (B,L,D)

Day 08: APUAI – RIAM KANAN LAKE – BANJARMASIN
We will cruise the Riam Kanan Lake to explore beautiful view of forests, mountainous swamp, birds, boat making, floating fishing ponds, etc. Next, proceed to Banjarmasin for taking an afternoon canal sightseeing. Afterwards, transfer to hotel for overnight. (B,L,D)

Day 09: FLOATING MARKET – 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, 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 10: SAMPIT – PANGKALAN BUN – TANJUNG PUTING NATIONAL PARK
Transfer to Kumai sub-district for boarding the houseboat to Tanjung Puting National Park. The houseboat is a traditional wooden river boat about 6m by 2m with a roof forms the upper deck where you can view the rain forest 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 and dining on houseboat, 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 11: 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 rain forest. At this station, you will have opportunity to trek into the rain forest 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 houseboat. (B,L,D)

Day12: TANJUNG PUTING NATIONAL PARK – DEPARTURE
Return to Kumai district by boat then transfer to Pangkalan Bun airport for your next destination. Trip Conclude (B)

What to Carry During The Trekking
  • Backpack /day backpack
  • Rain clothes
  • Long pants, shorts
  • T-shirts, shirts
  • Underwear, socks
  • Comfortable trekking boots, good socks for the trekking.
  • Sunscreen, hat to protect from the sun
  • Personal medicine
  • Swimsuit
  • Passport
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Camera
What’s Included
  • AC land transportation
  • Houseboat
  • Motorized boat
  • Bamboo rafting
  • Accommodation:
  • 01 Night at Kota Bangun Lodge
  • 01 Night at Muara Muntai Lodge
  • 01 Night at 2 stars hotel in Samarinda
  • 01 Night at local house at Upau village
  • 02 Nights at Loksado Lodge
  • 01 Night at 3 stars hotel in Banjarmasin
  • 01 Night at tent or local house in Riam Kanan Lake
  • 01 Night at 2 stars hotel in Sampit
  • 02 Nights at houseboat in Sekonyer River
  • Entrance fee, donation & refreshment
  • English speaking guide
  • Meals as stated on program, indicated as (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: dinner)
  • Dance performances

What’s not Included

  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, postage, alcoholic beverages, etc
  • Meals before and after the trip
  • Domestic and international flights
  • Additional transport required due to any emergency situation
  • Visa fee
  • Departure Taxes
  • Tips and Gratitude