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( Indonesian Borneo )

TheMahakam River is the most important touristic traffic route inEast-Kalimantan. Between the spring in the mountains and the deltaalong the coast, the river measures somewhere 1.000 kilometers. Inbetween several big rivers mouth in the Mahakam River. Big ships usethe big river system until the highlands, where rapids eventually makeany progress impossible from there “longboats”(big canoos withmotors) are used.
TheFascinating Mahakam River at Indonesia Borneo Island as the touristhighway will show the naturaland cultural wonders. Houseboats cruise the tourist in-to an intriguing history ofSultan Kingdoms and traditional Dayak Tribes, with a wealth ofecological and cultural treasures thatsurvive deep within the rainforest jungle of Indonesia ’slargest island. The Mighty Mahakam River with densejungle where you can discover the wildlife and the art ofDayakCulture and theirLonghouses. The granddiversity of exotic flora and wildlife from black orchids to freshwater dolphins and orangutans give you an unforgettable trip at EastKalimantan.


UPPERMAHAKAM RIVER

TheMahakam springs in the 1500 to 2000 meter high Müller Range,not too far from the border with Sarawak. Before streaming down about100 kilometers to the first Dayak village, Long Apari, threeside-rivers - Apari, Hubung and Kasau - join the Mahakam. After severaldozen small mountain villages, the river falls down about 150 metersthrough several dangerous rapids. Besides several noisy longboat thereis no other traffic here.The Dayak along the Upper-Mahakam mainly live from agriculture ( ladangcultures ). Incidental income are gained from birds nests, ratten andwashed gold. Because of the hard and dangerous transport through therapids, basic goods are extensively expensife. Every once in a while acanoo turns upside down: the valuable goods are lost and sometimes alsotheir even more expensife motors. People also get drowned regularly.

kalimantan tours, wildlife, tour, tours, borneo, jungle, hike, trail, forest, dayak, trip, safari, longhouse, orangutan, forestMIDDLEMAHAKAM RIVER

Thevillage of Long Bagun, on threehundred kilometers from thespring of the Mahakam, is the final destination of traffic on theriver, besides several longbot. The river reaches the small city ofLong Iram through several more than 150 km long valleys, this is thefinal destination of the organised, heavy traffic. A big part of theyear, smaller ships will continue the trip to Long Bagun, but a periodof drought in the hinterlands cancause the waterlevel to drop veryfast and make traffic impossible.

COAST& DELTA OF THE MAHAKAM RIVER

AfterLong Iram, the river widens. The brown water turns throughthe endless lowlands to the sea. Slowly the small villages are replacedby small cities. Through the sky, the distance between Long Iram andSamarinda is about 175 kilometers but over water it's about twice thatdistance.Near Muara Pahu, where a big side-river flows in the Mahakam, thehungry traveller is welcomed by a long row of food stalls. Severalhours downstream, the river lingers between four big lakes. After thatis streams towards the north to meet it's most important side riversnear Muara Kaman, the Kedang Kepala and Belayan.Most boats will stop for a dinner on Senoni, about 30 km downstreamfrom Muara Kaman. Sometimes there is cold beer or river lobster; aftera visit to the inlands, Senoni is the place to be for a culinair trip.Near Tenggarong, the governmental center of the Mahakam beaken, theriver becomes a crowded traffic route for ships in all kinds and sizes.This lively crowd is kept until Samarinda, where the seaworthy shipsmake themselves ready for departure to Makassar Strait, 60 km to theeast.

MAHAKAM RIVER TOURS& BEYOND

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Banjarmasin,Loksado& Meratus

Thetraditional Floating Market of Banjarmasin inthe tributary of the Barito River, Loksado Bamboo Raftingadventure at the Amandit River, and the Meratusmountain emerald forest view overlooking Kalimantan 's jungletours.  »

 
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Mahakam River Cruise

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Kutai Park

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Derawan

Derawan bountyarchipelago of white beaches, palm trees, and blue lagoon sea, is hometo coral and fish diversity, green turtles, laying their eggsat Sangalaki beach, the Manta's
around. Mangrove forest Kakaban island has the worlds largestyelly fish lake.
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