Borneo Short Round Trip

Trip Highlights

  • Cruise By Huse Boat To Experience Mahakam River
  • Discover The Mahakan River Flora and Fauna
  • Tanjung Puting National Park
  • Hunting Orangutan With Your Camera

Descriptions

Borneo or Kalimantan is a huge adventure travel destination, covering an area about 747,000 sq km, and one of the largest tropical rain forests 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 will occupy the central chamber.

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: 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 – TANJUNG ISUY – 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 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, 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: LEQAK KIDAU – TENGGARONG – BALIKPAPAN
After breakfast, visiting the Kenyah Dayak village to meet remains long ears woman with tattoos on their skin. Next, return to houseboat for cruising downward the Mahakam River, 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, cruise downward to Loa Janan and directly transfer by private AC land transportation to Balikpapan for overnight on hotel. (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. Arrival at Pangkalan Bun airport and directly 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 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 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)

Day 07: TANJUNG PUTING NATIONAL PARK – TRIP CONCLUDE
Return to Kumai district by boat then transfer to Pangkalan Bun airport for your next destination. (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
  • 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 in Sekonyer River
  • Entrance fee, donation & refreshments
  • English speaking guide
  • Meals as stated on program, indicated as (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: dinner)
  • Dance performance

What’s not Included

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