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    Borneo Wonders

    Jungle Cruise meet the Dayak and orangutans Rain Forest creatures, and chilling the white palm beaches

    Cruise by Klotok boat in to the Park of Tanjung Puting, a captivating rainforest wildlife adventure to spot diverse primates at your journey. Meet the locals at the floating market as a traditional river life water trade market in Banjarmasin. Adventure Loksado forest by sailing with Bamboo Raft the Amandit River stream, and climb the Mount Meratus for a jungle view over the emerald rain forest of Kalimantan. Cruise the Mahakam River by boat in to deep Borneo, to experience Culture art and longhouses at the Dayak tribe villages. Berau beautiful coastal line of paradise bounty beach island surrounded by blue lagoon sea white palm beaches, as Maratua Island which suit for scuba diving and snorkeling the coral reefs. Unhabitated Sangalaki Island as a maritime reserve for turtles and Manta, Kakaban Island mangrove fringed yelly fish lake, swim with the whale shark, and discover Lake Cermin salt and fresh water lake, Teluk Sumbang Karst rain forest wildlife and virgin flora, and the un-known kaniungan island streched coral reefs in front


20 Days Wonders of Borneo


Day 01: PANGKALANBUN, TANJUNG HARAPAN, PELASAT, TANJUNG PUTING (-LD)

Upon arrival at Iskandar Airport of Pangkalanbun, meeting service and transfer to Kumai to board motorboat cruising up Sekonyer River. Visit the local village Tanjung Harapan and the Pelasat Forestry project, Along the river you can enjoy the beautiful flora & fauna, like birds, monkeys, gibbons, and other wonderful creatures of Borneo.

Day 02: PONDOK TANGGUI, CAMP LEAKY (BLD)

After breakfast at the boat, with the sounds of the awaking jungle, we will visit Pondok Tanggui, an Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre up Sekonyer River, then proceed to Camp Leakey, research and rehabilitation centre of the Orang Utan. Trekking through the tropical rainforest searching for the wildlife and the exotic tropical flora, afterwards return to Klotok Boat for dinner and overnight.

Day 03: PANGKALANBUN, PALANGKARAYA (BLD)

After breakfast cruise Sekonyer River to Pangkalanbun for transfer to the airport, for your onward flight to Palangkaraya, Upon arrival at Palangkaraya, transfer to hotel for dinner and overnight.
Flight : Pangkalanbun - Palangkaraya

Day 04 : PALANGKARAYA, ORANGUTAN ISLANDS, TANGKILING, BANJARMASIN (BLD)

Breakfast at Hotel, by car to harbour Rungan River to board canoe and sail up Rungan River to visit the Orangutan Islands ( Pulau Kaja/ Bapalas ), is covered with lowland forest, with lots of wildlife and birds, where we can spot the orangutans from the river side, afterwards by car to the Mount Tangkiling, which give us a nice view of Kalimantan ‘s emerald jungle landscape from the top. Visit Nyaru Menteng arboretum where we can learn about the Rehabilitation process of the Orangutans, Lunch at Local restaurant, and by car transfer for about 5 hours to Banjarmasin, check in at hotel, dinner at local restaurant.

Day 05 : FLOATING MARKET & CANAL (BLD)

Early in the morning, we will visit the floating market of Banjarmasin as being part of Kalimantan ’s river-life, here we can explore the unique culture of Banjarese who trade commodities as fruit, and vegetables from boat to boat. Cannal trip Banjarmasin River while sightseeing people activities at riverside, dinner at Local restaurant.

Day 06: BANJARMASIN, CEMPAKA, MARTAPURA, PANDAK DAUN, LOKSADO (BLD)

Breakfast at hotel, via Cempaka village to explore traditional diamond digging and polishing where people take material out of the ground then shake them on the pan of wood for finding raw diamond, visit the Martapura traditional gem stone market, Lunch, continue to Pandak Daun stilt build swamp village where we can observe the unique activity of the buffaloes farmers, during late afternoon when the water buffaloes swim return to the stall. We can enjoy the romantic sunset outlook over the swamp water-land, before we continue to Loksado for overnight at Meratus Resort.

Day 07: LOKSADO, BAMBOO RAFTING, MERATUS MOUNTAINS RAINFOREST TREKKING (BLD)

Breakfast at Lodge, Early Morning we have our breakfast at the Lodge, where a new adventure awaits, we will cruise downstream the Amandit River by a handmade Bamboo raft, crossing the beautiful landscape of tropical rain forest along the river bank to end up at Muara Hariang, where the car will wait us for the drive to the foot of the Meratus Mountain from where we start our jungle trek to Dayak villages, the trek lead us to primary and secondary rainforest, over hills and passing waterfalls, we will cross hanging and suspended bamboo bridges between the farmlands, over the rivers and cascades, to meet the local Dayak tribe in their longhouses. In the afternoon, we will continue our trek to return to Loksado lodge over a different trail of rain forest. Lunch will be served en route, dinner and overnight at Meratus Resort.

Day 08: LOKSADO, BANJARMASIN, BALIKPAPAN, MAHAKAM RIVER (BLD)

Early Morning we have our breakfast for the drive to Banjarmasin airport to continue for the drive to Banjarmasin airport for the flight to Balikpapan. Upon arrival at Balikpapan airport, by car transfer to Loa Janan harbor from where we continue by houseboat for exciting adventure on Mahakam river. Meals provided and overnight at the Lodge, Overnight in houseboat.
Flight Banjarmasin - Balikpapan

Day 09: MUARA MUNTAI, MANCONG, TANJUNG ISUY, MUARA PAHU (BLD)

Start the day with short sightseeing to 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. Overnight in houseboat.

Day 10: MUARA PAHU, KEDANG PAHU RIVER, MOUNT BAYAN, TERBISAK, DOWN STREAM (BLD)

Arrive at Muara Pahu, cruise upstream the Kedang Pahu River by canoe for more then one hour by canoe to Mount Bayan to visit Terbisak Dayak village known of it’s Longhouse of the Benauq Dayak tribe which is still habituated by about 100 Dayak people living in their community house, and traditions of dry rise fielding and hunting, continue downstream by canoe, along the river bank, we will enjoy the exotic nature, and wildlife as otters, leave monkeys, endangered proboscis monkeys and birds, before we move to the delta of the Belowan river as a black water peat swamp forest land, with opportunities to spot the fresh water dolphins in the colliding stream of the Kedang Pahu and the Bolowan River. Afternoon, return to houseboat for down stream to Samarinda. Dinner and Overnight on board.

Day 11: TENGGARONG, SAMARINDA, BALIKPAPAN, BERAU (BLD)

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 onward flight to Berau, Upon arrival at Berau airport, by car transfer to hotel for dinner and overnight, evening free at own leisure.
Flight : Balikpapan – Berau

Day 12: BERAU, MIRROR LAKE, KANIUNGAN ISLAND (BLD)

Breakfast at hotel, free at own leisure, until transfer time for about 5 hours by car to Biduk Biduk village, Lunch at local restaurant, by klotok boat to Labuan Cermin lake, also know as the mirror lake, which is a fresh and salt water lake, possibility for snorkelling or enjoy the forest greenery around the lake, Lunch before we continue by car to the harbor where we cross the sea by small boat to Kaniungan Island, a small island in the most southern part of Berau district with beautiful beach and palm trees, lunch and dinner en route overnight at Resort

Day 13: KANIUNGAN ISLAND, TURTLE BAY, TELUK SUMBANG (BLD)

Breakfast at Resort, free at own leisure, possibility chilling the white palm beach, swim or snorkel the coral reefs which surround this small island, until transfer time by klotok boat for about a half hour to the Turtle bay where we can explore the green turtles from the boat, or snorkel (but don’t touch!) with them in the sea, late afternoon continue to Teluk Sumbang for dinner and overnight at the beach Eco Lodge.

Day 14: KAYAKING MANGROVE FOREST, JUNGLE TREK, WATERFALL & DAYAK SETTLEMENT (BLD)

After Breakfast upon the water tight we can kayaking the mangrove forest with possibility to spot proboscis monkeys, Lunch at eco Lodge, trek about 3km to the Dayak Basap Settlement at the Mangkaliat mountain plateau, to experience the traditional way of life, then continue trekking the rain forest to the waterfall, return to the Eco Lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 15: TELUK SUMBANG, TALISAYAN (BLD)

Breakfast at Eco Lodge, free at own leisure till transfer time for about 3 hours to Talisayan Bajau Tribe village, Lunch at local restaurant en route, sightseeing in one of the traditional Bajau tribe village, to see the activities of the fishermen, and bird nest home industry, dinner and overnight at hotel Talisayan.

Day 16: TALISAYAN, WHALESHARK, MARATUA ISLAND (BLD)

Early Breakfast, by klotok boat to the Whale shark point to watch the Whale Shark swimming during the morning in sea in front of the coastal line of Berau, continue by speedboat for about 2 hours to Maratua Island, check in at resort for dinner and overnight, evening free at own leisure.

Day 17: MARATUA ISLAND (BLD)

Breakfast at Resort, free at own leisure, possibility to snorkel the sea and coral reefs in front of the resort, soaking up the pool or enjoy the paradise scenery of the while palm beach and blue lagoon sea from the resort, lunch and dinner and overnight at Resort.

Day 18: SANGALAKI ISLAND MANTA RAY TURTLE BEACH, KAKABAN ISLAND YELLY FISH LAKE (BLD)

Early in the morning by speed or fishermen's boat to Sangalaki Island which is called the Capital of The Mantas Rays, many kinds of exotic fish could be seen in this area like the Mantas, Napoleons, purple sea horses, tunitates, dwarf scorpion fishes, and not to forget the Coral Sea Garden which is still in tact. In the night we could explore the Turtle bay. Sangalaki as one of the Islands, is a attractive dive destination as it is known for the large manta rays that come here to feed their plankton. The Manta 's show mostly up at the north part of Sangalaki Islands, and come from all directions. The Manta's are often seen at the surface waterline, and even when snorkeling the Manta's can be easy seen. Here you can swim with the elegant moving Manta' s which have a wing weight of more then two meters. Sangalaki has dive reefs from 4 to 40 meters deep, and a serie of ridges with sandy bottom. Coral and gorgonian sea fans with reef fishes, are part of Sangalaki 's beauty dive side, near some ship wreaks. Fishes that can be found near Sangalaki are several species of scorpionfishes, jawfishes, mandarin fishes, frogfishes and ribbon eels. Sangalaki is also famous of it's breeding ground of the green turtles. Sangalaki houses a Turtle Foundation that ensures to lay their eggs as a future safeguard, with your visit you help donate survival and have the opportunity to learn more about the Turtles and the Foundations work. For visitors who like to spot the Turtles, at night the turtles come ashore on the beach to lay their eggs and small baby turtles can be seen regularly, when they hatch, Lunch Box Kakaban Isdland is know of it's mangrove fringed lake inside which is a bit above the sea level, the lake itself is about 17 meters deep of brackish water with a green algae bottom, sea life diverse from four types of jellyfish, snakes, orange purple and yellow clams on the branches. For Divers, The Dive points around the islands as the barracuda Point has sharks, leopards fish, tunas, snappers and offcourse large schools of barracudas, the Blue Cave point is a cave of about 120 meters long with at the end a Blue sea light, and is only for the experienced divers. From the Dive points the Gorganian Forest view is amazing. late afternoon return to Maratua Resort for dinner and ovenight

Day 19: MARATUA ISLAND (BLD)

Breakfast at Resort, free at own leisure, possibility to snorkel the sea and coral reefs in front of the resort, soaking up the pool or enjoy the paradise scenery of the while palm beach and blue lagoon sea from the resort, lunch and dinner and overnight at Resort.

Day 20: MARATUA, BERAU (BL-)

Breakfast at Resort, free at own leisure, until transfer time by speedboat to harbor, to continue by car to Berau airport where you can catch your onward flight to your next destination

Include:
Transport : Transfer in-out Pangkalanbun Airport, Transfer to Kumai Harbor, klotok houseboat at Tanjung Puting, Tanjung Harapan, Pelasat, Camp Leakey, Pondok Tanggui, Tanjung Harapan, and return by boat to Kumai, Flight Pangkalanbun – Palangkaraya by car to hotel, visit Nyaru Menteng arboretum, transfer to Tangkiling Mountain, canoe sail Rungan River Orangutan Islands, transfer to Banjarmasin hotel, Visit Floating Market and Canal Trip Banjarmasin, transfer Banjarmasin hotel by car to Cempaka, Martapura and Pandak Daun to Loksado, Bamboo Raft Amandit River, Jungle trek Meratus Mountain, Loksado by car to Banjarmasin airport, Transfer in Balikpapan airport by car/minibus to Samarinda, Boarding Houseboat full Aircondition, cruise up Mahakam River, to the village Muara Muntai, by motor-canoe navigate the Jempang Lake, visit Tanjung Isuy, and Mancong, cruise upstream to Muara Pahu, sail Bolowan River to Terbisak Dayak village, downstream Mahakam River to Tenggarong and Samarinda, Transfer by car to Balikpapan airport, flight Balikpapan to Berau, transfer to hotel, by Car to harbor and boat to labuan Cermin, fishermens boat to Kaniungan Island, by boat to Turtle Bay and Teluk Sumbang, canoe to Mangrove forest, car to Talisayan, Klotok boat to whale shark point, by speedboat to Maratua Island resort, by boat surrounding Sangalaki and Kakaban Islands, transfer to Maratua island, by boat transfer to Berau harbor, by car transfer to Berau airport
Flights, Pangkalanbun - Palangkaraya, Banjarmasin - Balikpapan and Balikpapan - Berau
Accommodation 2 Nights at Klotok Houseboat, 1 Night at Hotel Palangkaraya, 2 Nights at Hotel Banjarmasin, 2 Night at Loksado Resort, 3 Nights at Houseboat Mahakam River, 1 Night at hotel Berau, 1 Night at Kaniungan Island Resort, 2 Nights at Teluk Sumbang Eco Lodge, 1 Night at hotel Talisayan, 4 Nights at Maratua Island Resort
Meals / Drinks Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, Aqua, Tea & Coffee
English Speaking Guide
Donations and Entrance fees, permits etc

Exclude :
Airfares to and from Kalimantan island
Insurance
Soft & Alcoholic drinks
Personal expenses
Everything which is not mentioned in the itinerary


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