Day 01: ARRIVAL IN BALIKPAPAN – LOA JANAN – MAHAKAM RIVER (BLD)
Upon arrival in Balikpapan, meet and greet with our representative and directly transfer to Loa Janan for boarding the houseboat and start the exciting adventure of Mahakam River.
overnight on houseboat.
Lunch & dinner will be provided at house boat
Day 02: MUARA MUNTAI – TANJUNG ISUY – MANCONG
Upon arrive at Muara Muntai and sightseeing villager activities from the long wooden bridge. Next, cruise Jempang Lake to Tanjung Isuy for sighting a longhouse and villager activities and then continue our trip to Mancong by motorized canoe for exploring an impressive longhouse called Lamin Mancong with traditional dance performance of Dayak Benuaq in front of the longhouse. Afterwards, return to houseboat for cruising through Ohong River where a lot of proboscis monkeys hang on trees at riverside.
Lunch and dinner will be provided at house boat.
Day 03: LEKAQ KIDAU – TENGGARONG – BALIKPAPAN
After breakfast, visiting the Dayak Kenyah village to see remains long ear women with tattoos on their skin then return to houseboat for cruising downward the Mahakam River. A stop will be made at Tenggarong for exploring the King Collection on the Museum of Mulawarman and Royal Cemetery of Kutai Kartanegara kingdom. Afterwards, return to houseboat for sailing downward to Loa Janan. Upon arrival and directly transfer to Balikpapan for check-in and overnight on hotel.
Day 04: BALIKPAPAN – MUARA KOMAM (BLD)
After breakfast at hotel and we will drive to Muara Komam with some stop over on interesting spots.
Upon arrival, check-in hotel and overnight.
Lunch and dinner will be provided at local restaurant.
Day 05: MUARA KOMAM – BARARAWA – LOKSADO (BLD)
After breakfast and proceed to visit a beautiful huge cave, then continue our trip to Bararawa swamp village for exploring water buffaloes and villager’s daily lives. We will also stop at Upau village to watch thorny tree climbing and dance attraction of Dayak Upau. Next, we will travel to Nagara village for sighting traditional machete making, metal ware, and pottery home industries.
Afterwards, transfer to Loksado for check-in and overnight at lodge.
Lunch and dinner will be provided at local restaurant/lodge
Day 06: RAINFOREST TREKKING (BLD)
After breakfast, proceed to trekking in Meratus Mountain crossing virgin forest, waterfalls, and traditional farms. Next, return to the lodge through different trail passing long houses, hanging bridges, rivers, and secondary forest.
After finish return back to lodge.
Lunch and dinner will be served at lodge
Day 07: LOKSADO – BAMBOO RAFTING –TRADITIONAL DIAMOND DIGGING – RESORT (BLD)
Breakfast at lodge then take adventure trip of bamboo rafting at Amandit river crossing tropical rainforest on riverside, our coach will wait on the downstream for transferring to Cempaka to explore villagers take materials out of the ground to find raw diamond on a traditional diamond digging.
Next, proceed to a resort at Tambela village for check-in hotel and resting.
Day 08: RESORT – RIAM KANAN – BANJARMASIN (BLD)
After breakfast, proceed to Riam kanan small port for boating in Riam kanan lake to explore beautiful mountainous landscape, villager’s fishing ponds, boat making, and kinds of birds fly over the area. Next, driving to Banjarmasin for check in hotel and overnight.
Lunch and dinner will be provided at hotel/local restaurant.
Day 09: FLOATING MARKET – SAMPIT (BLD)
After breakfast, check-out and we will leave to floating market for exploring people trading boat to boat and return to hotel while sighting citizen activities on riverside. Next, we will drive to Sampit, upon arrival check-in hotel and overnight.
Day 10: SAMPIT – PANGKALAN BUN – KUMAI (BLD)
After breakfast at hotel, check-out and transfer to Kumai sub-district to start boating safari on Sekonyer River while sightseeing remarkable view of the river where some animals showing up to welcome visitors on their kingdom. The boat is a traditional wooden river boat about 6m by 2m with a roof which forms the upper deck where you can view the rain forest as it glides. Overnight and dining on the boat, with facilities; thin mattress, pillow, fine meals, bottled “mineral” water, mosquito net, kitchen, simple toilet available on boat besides the familiar – helpful guides and boatmen
Day 11: PONDOK TANGGUY-CAMP LEAKEY (BLD)
After breakfast, we will cruise up the river for about 2 hours to reach Camp Leakey where the older orangutans are reintroduced into the rain forest. A stop will be made at Pondok Tanguy, the rehabilitation center for the new ex-captive orangutans. At Camp Leakey you will have opportunity to trek into the rain forest with your expert guide and the forest rangers to appreciate the flora as well as perhaps sighting wild orangutans, gibbons, macaques, and birds. Lunch will be provided on boat. Afternoon, we will visit the feeding station to see rehabilitate orangutans are given additional foods. We will then sail back down the river to overnight on the boat.
What is included in the tour package :
– Accommodations twin/double share
– Breakfasts, lunches and dinners as appeared in itinerary
– Tours and entrance fees for all of the sites the group attends together, as listed in the Itinerary
– All transports required for the whole journey as indicated in itinerary
– Services of a professional Tourist Guide throughout the tour
– Tour production by PT Lintang Buana Wisata Nusantara
– Specified accommodations and meals for the guide and driver
– Return airport to hotel transfer
What is not included yet in the tour package :
– Airfare & airport tax
– Travel Insurance
– Personal expenses, optional tours or additional meals
– Tipping or gratitudes for driver and guide
(by FIP, Jan 2010)