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    Mahakam River Cruise

    River Highway to the Jungle

    The Mahakam River is a tourist highway to the natural and cultural treasures hinterland of Kalimantan. Houseboats cruise the tourist in-to an intriguing history of Sultan Kingdoms and traditional jungle water-villages of the Dayak Tribes that still survive within the rainforest of Indonesia Borneo island. The Mighty Mahakam River tour is an off-the-beaten-track adventure, to discover dense jungle wildlife and culture art of Dayak Longhouses. The grand diversity of exotic flora and fauna from black orchids to freshwater dolphins and orangutans give you an unforgettable trip at Kalimantan.


4 DAYS MAHAKAM RIVER CRUISE TOUR


Day 01: BALIKPAPAN, SAMARINDA, MAHAKAM (-LD)

Meet your tour guide at Balikpapan airport, after a short meeting service, direct transfer to Samarinda harbor, to board houseboat and start your jungle cruise trip on Mahakam river. Lunch, Dinner provided and overnight on houseboat.

Day 02: MUARA MUNTAI, MANCONG, TANJUNG ISUY, MUARA PAHU (BLD)

Breakfast on board, while the boat anchor at Muara Muntai Wooden village, short sightseeing tour to experience river life of the local people, then by kayak cross Jempang Lake through the Ohong Creek to Mancong Dayak Longhouse village. During the canoe cruise you could see Rain forest and wildlife as proboscis monkeys and birds. Upon arrival at Mancong, you will be welcomed with a ceremony by the Dayaq Benuaq, at their Longhouse full of ornaments and statutes as the mystic believes of the Dayak tribe, afternoon by motor canoe visit Tanjung Isuy settlement at the Semayang lake known for its shaman health rituals. Return to Houseboat to continue upstream the mighty Mahakam river as Kalimantan ‘s highway in to the hinterland, dinner and overnight on board.

Day 03: MUARA PAHU, KEDANG PAHU RIVER, MOUNT BAYAN, TERBISAK, DOWNSTREAM (BLD)

Breakfast on board, when we arrive at Muara Pahu village at the delta of the Kedang Pahu River to, where a new adventure awaits, we will cruise by canoe for more then one hour to Mount Bayan, to visit the Dayak settlement of Terbisak surrounded by tropical rainforest, where the people living in harmony in their community house, and life traditions of dry rise farming and hunting. Downstream by canoe, with a beautiful scenery of slopes and jungle valleys along the river, and can enjoy the exotic nature, and wildlife as otters, leave monkeys, endangered proboscis monkeys and birds along the river bank, 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 downstream the river to the Kutai sultanate kingdom of Tenggarong.

Day 04: TENGGARONG, SAMARINDA, BALIKPAPAN (B--)

Arrive at Tenggarong, visiting the palace of Sultan of Kutai Kertanegara with an impressive collection of heirlooms, ceramics, Dayak's art and culture items, continue cruise down stream to Samarinda for transfer by overland to Balikpapan airport for your onward flight to your next destination.

Include:
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, Mount Bayan, Terbisak village, Kedang Pahu River, sail Bolowan River, downstream Mahakam River to Samarinda, by car/minibus to Balikpapan.
Accommodation 3 Nights at Houseboat
Meals (BLD) Drinks (Aqua, Tea, Coffee)
English Speaking Guide
Entrance fees, parking fees, donations

Exclude :
Airfares
Insurance
Soft & Alcoholic drinks
Personal expenses
Everything which is not mentioned in the itinerary


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