Mahakam river tour
BALIKPAPAN - SAMARINDA - MAHAKAM HOUSE BOAT
Upon arrival at Balikpapan airport, meeting service and transfer to Loa Janan, to board houseboat for starting boating up Mahakam river
River. Meals provided and overnight on houseboat. ( D )
MUARA MUNTAI - MANCONG - TANJUNG ISUY - MUARA PAHU
Sightseeing at Muara Muntai wooden village, then crossing Jempang Lake by motor canoe to Mancong. You may see wildlife along the river of Ohong creek such as monkey and birds, Upon arrival at Mancong, welcomed with a traditional ceremony by Dayaq Benuaq, one of the oldest dayak longhouse of East Kalimantan can be found, 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. (B,L,D).
MUARA PAHU - DOLPHIN & BOLOWAN RIVER - MELAK
Arrive at Muara Pahu, cruise up Bolowan river by canoe, along the river bank, we see the exotic Kutai culture collide with the nature, on the way we will pass " Pulau Bekantan" or Long nose monkey island where usually we could find some group of proboscis monkey along the river bank, The canoe will enter 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 while slow cruise into the Bolowan River. Late Afternoon, continue upstream to Melak.(B,L,D).
MELAK - EHENG - OMBAU ASA
Arrive in Melak then drive to Eheng by Jeep / Minibus passing beautiful highland to reach the old longhouse of Dayak Tunjung. Afterwards visit Kersik Luway and explore the forest, if lucky the famous black orchid can be seen. Afternoon to Ombau Asa waterfall, an exciting place for swimming. Return to Melak then board to the houseboat and downstream to Tenggarong.(B,L,D)
TENGGARONG - BALIKPAPAN
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. Afterwards drive to Balikpapan airport for your next destination (B).
MAPS & AREA
Map view for Mahakam river up to Melak
Balikpapan is international airport could be reach by direct flight from Jakarta, Surabaya, Semarang, Solo, Pangkalan bun and some other airport. Balikpapan is as main gate way to start Mahakam river tour. Upond arrive you will drive for around 2 hours to Samarinda. Please email us for more information or you could book the flight by your own at www.travelana.co.id
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Drive using 4 wheel drive to Muara Wahau, along the way you will pass the the exotic tropical rainforest and some Oil Extraction. Visit Dayak Bahau at Muara Wahau, see and learn their daily activity. Continue trekking through Wehea rainforest and explore the diversity of flora and fauna that life in the tropical rainforest. You will stay at simple guesthouse for overnight
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