Tourist visitors know the Berau regency for its astonish Derawan Archipelago bounty islands of crystal blue lagoon sea and white palm beaches for scuba diving and snorkeling the coral reefs of the Islands Derawan, Maratua, Sangalaki and the Jelly Fish lake Kakaban.
The unknown stretched rainforest jungle with the largest population of wild orangutans, historic Sultan Kingdoms and Mystic Dayak Tribe culture along the coastal line of the mainland at East Kalimantan is ready to be discovered.
Teluk Sumbang Dayak Basap village at the Karst Rainforest plateau of the Mangelihat Mountain in the outer “nose of Borneo” is worth a visit.
Despite the unknown status of this area it has a surprising natural beauty for tourist travelers venturing here.
Labuan Cermin at a half hour drive distance from Teluk Sumbang is an unique lake of fresh and salt water is a refreshing place in the middle of tranquil lush forest.
In front of Teluk Sumbang, the snorkel or scuba dive lover can discover two bounty islands of white palm beaches in the middle of a crystal clear sea with beautiful coral reefs. Kaniungan Besar Island is the highlight, habituated with about 30 families of the former nomadic Bajau tribe, stretched bleached palm beach, sea turtles, with a spectacular view of forest mountains of remoteness Borneo Island. Kaniungan Kecil Island is an unhabituated island surrounded by virgin coral reefs and marine sealife, is great for snorkelling as well with colorful coral reefs and plenty of sea turtles
Teluk Sumbang is an off the beaten track for the intrepid traveler to explore the undiscovered wide rainforest and hike over the adventures jungle paths to explore Kalimantan Island green beauty wildlife within. The 3 waterfalls of clear water out of the Karst Mountains behind the village are a highlight of your jungle exploration trek. The Dayak Settlement of the Basap tribe know as the former cave people, have beautiful handmade rattan handcrafts as a souvenir.
The tame whale sharks points in front of the Berau coastal line can easily be found in the early morning to sail with a traditional fishermen boat to one of the Bajau tribe stilt sea houses. One can swim, or snorkel with these giant elegant sharks during the sunrise.