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    Mahakam River & Kutai Park

    Dayak Culture & Orangutan Wildlife

    The Mahakam River is a tourist highway in to the hinterland filled with natural and cultural wonders. Houseboats cruise the tourist in-to an intriguing history of Sultan Kingdoms and traditional villages of the Dayak Tribes and cultural treasures that still survive within the rainforest jungle of Indonesia Borneo island. The Mighty Mahakam River with dense jungle you can discover the wildlife and the 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. Kutai Park is home to lots of truely wild mammals and birds, some of the primates are the Orangutan, several species of Leaf Monkeys, Proboscis Monkeys, Clouded Leopard, Marbled Cat, Sun Bears, crocodiles and lots of bird species, as Kingfishers and Hornbills.


6 DAYS MAHAKAM RIVER & KUTAI PARK TOUR


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

Upon arrival at Balikpapan airport, meeting service and transfer to Samarinda harbor, to board houseboat and start your cruise on Mahakam river. Lunch and Dinner provided and overnight on houseboat.

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

Short sight seeing at 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 upstream to Muara Pahu.

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

Breakfast on board, 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 downstream to Tenggarong.

Day 04: TENGGARONG, SANGATTA, KUTAI NATIONAL PARK (BLD)

Early in the morning downstream by houseboat to Tenggarong. Arrive at Tenggarong, visiting the former palace of Sultan Kutai Kartanegara. Where you will see the Sultan's impressive collection of heirlooms, ceramics, Dayak's art and culture items. Afterwards by car to Sangatta village, cruising up Sangatta River by motor canoe into the jungle of Kutai National Park. Upon Arrival at Prefab Orangutan Research station, we will drop our stuff and direct start a jungle trek into the forest, looking for wildlife and Orangutans, which are completely wild. Lunch on the way, Dinner and overnight at Prefab Research station, hearing the sounds of the forest by night

Day 05: KUTAI RESERVE, DELTA SANGATTA RIVER (BLD)

After Breakfast by motor canoe to the mangrove forest at the Delta of the Sangatta River to spot Longnose Monkeys, Birds, Crocodiles and other wild in the Mangrove Forest. Return to Sangatta for lunch and afterwards transfer to Samarinda for overnight at Hotel.

Day 06: SAMARINDA, BALIKPAPAN (B--)

Breakfast, free at leisure, and enjoy the hotel atmosphere, until departure transfer to Balikpapan airport for your 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 Tenggarong, by car to Sangatta, motor canoe cruise Sangatta river into Kutai NP, motor-canoe to the Delta of Sangatta River, by car to Samarinda, transfer to Balikpapan
Accommodation 3 Nights at Houseboat, 1 Night at Kutai Park Jungle Camp, 1 Night at Hotel Samarinda
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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