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    Mahakam River Jungle Cruise

    The Rain Forest Wonder

    Cruise the Mahakam River as the only infrastructure channel in to the deep hinterland of Kalimantan Island in to the Rain Forest, is a journey that takes the tourist traveler in to the rich Dayak Culture tribes living heart of Borneo. The river is part of the over all eco-sytem which consist jungle wildlife and shallow lakes, where the local people practice agriculture and sell of birds nests, rattan and gold out of the hinterland river stream of almost a 1.000 kilometers from the Muller Mountain range to the Sulawesi sea. The river is still an adventure cruise, and suit for those who are patient and adventures minded.
    The Unique flora and fauna wonders as the endemic proboscis monkeys, fresh water dolphins and more then 60 different species of wild orchids are ready to be explored in this part of the island deep jungle land.


6 DAYS MAHAKAM RIVER DAYAK CULTURE 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, MELAK (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 Melak.

Day 03: MELAK, EHENG, OMBAU ASA (BLD)

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 to cruise upstream, dinner and overnight on board.

Day 04: DATA BILANG (BLD)

Breakfast at houseboat, visit Data Bilang Dayak village, which is a Dayak tribal village of the Migrated Dayak Kenyah and Bahau tribe of the isolated Kayan Region, with their color full longhouse and mystic believes of kaharingan as a mix of the Hindu religion and natural spirits, famous of it's Hudoq mask ceremony for harvest and planting, Afternoon return to houseboat for downstream to Muara Pahu.

Day 05: 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 06: TENGGARONG, SAMARINDA, BALIKPAPAN (B--)

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,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 Melak, visit Kersik Luway flora park, Eheng Dayak Tunjung Longhouse and Waterfall of Ombau Asa, Cruise Upstream to Data Bilang, sightseeing, cruise downstream to Muara Pahu, Mount Bayan, Terbisak village, Kedang Pahu River, sail Bolowan River, downstream Mahakam River to Samarinda, by car/minibus to Balikpapan.
Accommodation 5 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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