KAYAN MENTARANG NATIONAL PARK

State/Province : NATIONAL PARKS
Tour Price : USD for 1 Person | USD for 2 Person
Duration: 08 Days/07 Nights
Grade: Moderate

The Kayan Mentarang is a densely forested national park in the interior of East Borneo of Indonesia, lies at the border with Sarawak State of Malaysia to the west and Sabah State of Malaysia to the north. Its area of 1.38 million hectares is the largest protected area of rainforest in Borneo and one of the largest national parks in Southeast Asia. The area is considered to be one of the world’s 10 biodiversity hotspots. It has also been identified as one of the Global 200 biologically outstanding eco-regions that best represent the world’s biodiversity.
Animals found in the park include the Malayan pangolin, the long-tailed macaque, proboscis monkey, Bornean gibbon, slow loris, tarsier, clouded leopard, marbled cat, flat-headed cat, oriental small-clawed otter, sun bear, hose palm civet, rhinoceros hornbill, helmeted hornbill, bulwers pheasant, and the wrinkled hornbill.
The history of the natural landscape of the park is inexorably intertwined with the history of its people. Extensive archaeological remains in the form of stone burial occur in the reserve. They date from about three hundred years ago and were used for secondary burial rites. About 21,000 Dayak people live inside or in close proximity of the national park. Roughly half of these people are primarily shifting cultivators and wet-rice farmers, while hunting, fishing, and collecting wild plants as their subsistence needs. Trade in forest products as well as revenues from temporary employment in Malaysia are the principal ways to earn money.

Tour Itenary :

Day 01  ARRIVAL IN BALIKPAPAN
Meet at airport and directly transfer to hotel. Free at your own leisure.
Day 02  BALIKPAPAN – TARAKAN – MALINAU
Breakfast at hotel and free at own leisure till the proper time for transferring to airport for your flight to Tarakan. Arrive at Tarakan airport and directly transfer to the port for cruising upward the Kayan River to Malinau by speed boat for about 3 hours of which the fresh water dolphins and proboscis monkeys emerge occasionally along the delta of Sesayap River. Afterwards, proceed to the local lodge for overnight. (B,L,D)
Day 03  MALINAU – SETULANG VILLAGE
After breakfast at lodge we will then driving to Setulang village for about 1 hour. We will stay at Dayak house. Interactive and see their daily activity, involving and learn how to cook traditional food as well as exploring the history of village and Dayak Kenyah Uma’ Lung by discussion with older men. (BLD)
Day 04  SETULANG VILLAGE – KAYAN MENTARANG NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast at local house, we will then explore the daily life of Dayak people and proceed to trekking through the tropical rainforest while spotting wild animals, such as: monkeys, hornbills, and blue streak kingfishers. Afterwards, we will trek uphill for sightseeing beautiful scenery of the forest around. Before dark, we will set our campsite at riverside. Lunch will be served en route, dinner and overnight on bivouac/tent. (B,L,D)
Day 05  KAYAN MENTARANG NATIONAL PARK
We will be trekking deeper in the pristine jungle for exploring wild flora and fauna of the national park. In the afternoon, we will set our campsite at riverside for dinner and overnight on bivouac/tent. (B,L,D)
Day 06  KAYAN MENTARANG NATIONAL PARK – SETULANG VILLAGE
After breakfast, we will be trekking down to the village for overnight on local house. In the afternoon, we can explore Dayak traditional architecture such big hall, small house for keeping rice, boat making, and traditional cemetery. We can also buy some handmade souvenirs such as traditional Dayak hat, traditional sword, basket weaving, and many more. (B,L,D)
Day 07  SETULANG VILLAGE – MALINAU – TARAKAN
After breakfast, we will drive to Malinau for about 1 hour, and then catching the speed boat to cruise downward the Kayan River to Tarakan for overnight on hotel. (B,L,D)
Day 08  TARAKAN – BALIKPAPAN – DEPARTURE
Breakfast at hotel then transfer to airport for your flight to Balikpapan. Arrive at Balikpapan and free at your own leisure till the time of your flight to the next destination. (B)

REMARK :
Included:
-AC land transportation
-Motorized boat
-Accommodation based on twin share:
01 Night at 3 stars hotel in Balikpapan
01 Night at local lodge in Malinau
01 Night at Tarakan hotel
04 Nights at bivouac/tent/local house
-Entrance fee, donation & refreshments
-English speaking guide
-Meals as stated on program, indicated as (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: dinner)
-Tent/bivouac

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