BORNEO OVERLAND TRIP II

State/Province : OVERLAND TRIPS
Tour Price : USD for 1 Person | USD for 2 Person
Duration: 12 Days/11 Nights
Grade: Easy

Animistic mysticism still prevailing throughout the area, frequently blended with Moslem and the more recently introduced Christian religion. Rituals to call rain, a bountiful harvest, or the quick recovery of the sick are still practiced in the villages. The sincere enthusiasm shown towards visitors is strongly tied to the belief of welcoming good spirits to the village, and the Dayak way holding their society together, as well as perpetuating their ancient traditions. Remarkable varieties of wildlife and vegetation coupled with personal interaction and unique culture of Dayak ethnics will provide an adventure with a truly challenged experience. For the hardcore adventurers, this island offers many options to satisfy desire; rafting and cruise the beautiful rivers, traverse through traditional villages and jungle, or taking a wildlife safari on the national parks are the highlights of this majestic island.


Tour Itenary :

Day 01  BALIKPAPAN – SAMARINDA – KOTA BANGUN
Meet at airport and directly transfer to Kota Bangun for overnight on lodge. Free at own your leisure. (L,D)
Day 02  KOTA BANGUN – MANCONG – TANJUNG ISUY – MUARA MUNTAI
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. Next, we will visit Tanjung Isuy for watching hundred colorful dress dancers that welcome you with an impressive attraction in front of their longhouse. Afterwards, proceed to Muara Muntai for overnight on lodge. Lunch will be served en route, dinner and overnight on lodge. (B,L,D)
Day 03  MUARA MUNTAI KOTA BANGUN SAMARINDA
Proceed to Kota Bangun and directly transfer to Pampang village for for exploring beautiful longhouse with totem pole as well as the daily life of Kenyah Dayak people, and if we are lucky, we can meet the long ear woman on this village. 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, driving to Samarinda for overnight on hotel. (B,L)
Day 04  SAMARINDA – MUARA KOMAM – UPAU VILLAGE
After breakfast, we will drive to Muara Komam for exploring a beautiful cave. Afterwards, we will proceed to Upau village for observing the daily life of Dayak Deah people. Lunch will be served en route, dinner and overnight on local house. (B,L,D)
Day 05  UPAU VILLAGE – NAGARA – LOKSADO
After breakfast, we can see mystical performance of Dayak Deah takes about 1,5 hour. In this performance, we will watch some women are dancing followed by traditional music instruments, meanwhile the shaman is climbing the thorny tree with bare hand and foot without getting any hurt on his body. Next, travel to Nagara village for sighting traditional machete making, metal ware, and pottery home industries, then continue our trip to Muning village to get our boat cruising the narrow canal to Nagara lake for observing water buffaloes swim to the stall and villagers' unique activities as well as enjoying the romantic sunset outlook. Afterwards, proceed to Loksado for overnight on lodge. (B,L,D)
Day 06  RAINFOREST TREKKING
After breakfast at lodge, we will proceed to explore jungle and Dayak land crossing primary and secondary rainforest, hills, waterfall, hanging and suspended bamboo bridges, villager farmlands, rivers and cascades, longhouses, cinnamon and rubber trees. In the afternoon, we will back to the lodge through other trail with different beauties of nature. Lunch will be served en route, dinner and overnight on lodge. (B,L,D)
Day 07  BAMBOO RAFTING – RIAM KANAN LAKE – APUAI
After breakfast, we will take an adventure trip of bamboo rafting across beautiful landscape of tropical rainforest along the Amandit riverside meanwhile our coach will be waiting on the downstream for transferring to Aranio small port to cruise upward the Riam Kanan Lake to Apuai while sighting beautiful mountainous scenery as well as species of bird fly over the lake. Afterwards, we will set a campsite on the lakeside. (B,L,D)
Day 08  APUAI RIAM KANAN LAKE BANJARMASIN
We will cruise deeper the Riam Kanan Lake to explore beautiful view of forests, mountainous swamp, birds, boat making, floating fishing ponds, etc. Next, proceed to Banjarmasin for taking an afternoon canal sightseeing. Afterwards, transfer to hotel for overnight. (B,L)
Day 09  FLOATING MARKET – SAMPIT
Early in the morning, we will leave to floating market for exploring the unique culture of Banjarese that trade commodities from boat to boat, then return to hotel crossing Banjarmasin River while sightseeing people activities at riverside. Afterwards, we will drive to Sampit with some stop over on interesting spots we will meet en route. Free at your own leisure and overnight on hotel. (B,L,D)
Day 10  SAMPIT – PANGKALAN BUN – TANJUNG PUTING NATIONAL PARK
Transfer to Kumai sub-district for boarding the houseboat to Tanjung Puting National Park. The houseboat is a traditional wooden river boat about 6m by 2m with a roof forms the upper deck where you can view the rainforest as it glides by. The boat crew including the boatman, cook and expert guide. In the peaceful afternoon, we will slowly explore the quite river by the houseboat while observing the primates along the riverside. Overnight and dining on houseboat, with facilities; thin mattress, pillow, fine meals, bottled "mineral" water, mosquito net, kitchen, and simple toilet available on boat besides the familiar helpful guides and boatmen. (B,L,D)
Day 11  TANJUNG PUTING NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast, we will board the houseboat for cruising upward to Pondok Tanguy to explore the rehabilitation center of the new ex-captive orangutans. Next, return to houseboat for sailing upward the creek to Camp Leakey where the older orangutans are reintroduced into the rainforest. At this station, you will have opportunity to trek into the rainforest with your expert guide and forest rangers to appreciate the flora as well as viewing wild orangutans, gibbons, macaques, and birds. Lunch will be served on houseboat. In the afternoon, we will visit the feeding station to see rehabilitated orangutans are given additional foods. We will then sail back down the river and overnight on houseboat. (B,L,D)
Day 12  TANJUNG PUTING NATIONAL PARK – DEPARTURE
Return to Kumai district by boat then transfer to Pangkalan Bun airport for your next destination. (B)

REMARK :
Included:
-AC land transportation
-Houseboat
-Motorized boat
-Bamboo rafting
-Accommodation based on twin share:
01 Night at Kota Bangun Lodge
01 Night at Muara Muntai Lodge
01 Night at 2 stars hotel in Samarinda
01 Night at local house at Upau village
02 Nights at Loksado Lodge
01 Night at tent or local house in Riam Kanan Lake
01 Night at 3 stars hotel in Banjarmasin
01 Night at 2 stars hotel in Sampit
02 Nights at houseboat in Sekonyer River
-Entrance fee, donation & refreshment
-English speaking guide
-Meals as stated on program, indicated as (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: dinner)
-Dance and thorn tree climbing performances

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