MAHAKAM RIVER ADVENTURE I

State/Province : MAHAKAM RIVER
Tour Price : USD for 1 Person | USD for 2 Person
Duration: 06 Days/05 Nights
Grade: Easy

Dayak is the indigenous people of Borneo by the Indonesian part which is known as Kalimantan. They are classified into 450 ethno-linguistic groups approximately. Despite some differences, these group share customs, physical features, architecture, language, social structure, weapons, agricultural technology and similar outlook in life. In the past, anthropologists described that the Dayak as the "legendary natives of Borneo" who live in longhouse and engaged in head-hunting, today their traditional swords “mandau” are no longer used to collect grisly trophies. Nevertheless, the Dayak is still continuing to maintain their traditional way of life and culture as the proud of their identity.

Tour Itenary :

Day 01  ARRIVAL IN BALIKPAPAN – LOA JANAN – MUARA MUNTAI
Meet at airport and directly transfer to Loa Janan for boarding the houseboat to start the exciting adventure of Mahakam River. Lunch, dinner and overnight on houseboat. (L,D)
Day 02  MUARA MUNTAI – MANCONG – MUARA PAHU
Arrive at Muara Muntai and sightseeing villagers daily activities from the long wooden bridge which is made of iron wood. Next, proceed to Mancong by motorized canoe crossing the Jempang Lake of which we will have the opportunity to view many migratory water bird species and fishermen floating houses as well as the romantic Ohong River where proboscis monkeys, monitor lizards and other wild animals are hanging around at riverside. In Mancong, we will explore an exotic longhouse and Benuaq Dayak daily life and watching colorful dress dancers that welcome you with an impressive attraction in front of their longhouse. Afterwards, return tgo houseboat for cruising upward to Muara Pahu. Lunch will be served en route, dinner and overnight on houseboat. (B,L,D)
Day 03  MUARA PAHU – BOLOWAN RIVER – MELAK
Proceed to visit the information center of RASI (Rare Aquatic Species of Indonesia) to dig more information about the unique of fresh water dolphin of the area and then continue our trip by boating on Kedang Pahu River for spotting the fresh water dolphin. Next, cruising up the Bolowan River to explore wildlife and the daily life of Dayak people who live on the riverside. Afterwards, return to houseboat for cruising upward to Melak. Lunch, dinner and overnight on houseboat. (B,L,D)
Day 04  MELAK – EHENG – KERSIK LUWEY – LEKAQ KIDAU
Arrive at Melak and directly transfer to Eheng village for visiting an old and impressive longhouse with its unique ornament and shape while exploring the Tunjung Dayak daily life. Next, we will drive to Kersik Luwey reserve for observing the rare black orchid and other flora on the zone. Afterwards return to houseboat for cruising downward the Mahakam River. Lunch will be served en route, dinner and overnight on houseboat. (B,L,D)
Day 05  LEKAQ KIDAU TENGGARONG BALIKPAPAN
After breakfast, visiting the Kenyah Dayak village to meet remains long ears woman with tattoos on their skin. Next, 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, cruise downward to Loa Janan and directly transfer by private AC land transportation to Balikpapan for overnight on hotel. (B,L)
Day 06  DEPARTURE
Breakfast at hotel and free at your own leisure till the proper time for transferring to airport for your next destination. (B)

REMARK :
Included:
-AC land transportation
-Houseboat
-Motorized boat
-Accommodation based on twin share:
04 Nights at houseboat in Mahakam River
01 Night at 3 stars hotel in Balikpapan
-Entrance fee, donation & refreshments
-English Speaking Guide
-Meals as stated on program, indicated as (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: dinner)
-Dance performance

Excluded:
-Airfares
-Airport taxes and extra baggage fees
-Travel insurance
-Expenses incurred due to Force Majeure
-Personal expenses