MAHAKAM RIVER ADVENTURE
cruise on the Mighty Mahakam River to meet the Dayak Tribes settled along the
Mahakam River and it's tributaries.
Mahakam River trip is a river cruise by the wooden house boat along
the mighty Mahakam river which flowing from the very centre of the
mainland passing through the towering gorge and thick primary un
touch rainforest. Mahakam is the main river system on where the
indigenous Dayak are reside for generations while preserved their
very native way of life and culture.
Mahakam River river cruise trip, we will explore the rich Dayak
culture, visit their villages and come the their long houses and
dance together with them.
To explore many different tribals with beautiful landscape we suggest you
to sign up with our Makaham River Cruise in East Kalimantan. You will meet
different Dayak tribals including long ears with various different culture
and unique daily life. To reach this place you can fly from Jakarta to
Balikpapan then drive to Samarinda for boarding the house boat. You will
stay and use this house boat for the whole trip before transfer back to
catch your flight to the next destination.
The indigenous East Kalimantan Dayak are
famous of their colorful dance and art. Tatoo making and long earlobe
are among the well preserved culture beside their unique long houses.
the hinterland also rich of floral and faunal life. Therefore beside
to enjoy the local peoples we will also discover the unique treasure
of it's floral and faunal life.
Duration: 06 Days/05 Nights
Starts/Ends: Jakarta or BALI
: BALIKPAPAN - LOAJANAN - MAHAKAM RIVER
On arrival at Sepinggan Airport, meeting service then transfer you
to Loajanan for boarding on the house boat. Then cruise up to Mahakam
River. Meals and accommodation on boat. (LD)
02 : MUARA MUNTAI - MANCONG - TANJUNG ISUY
After breakfast on boat, sight
seeing the way of life of the local people as well as : Kutai, banjar tribe then
you will be transferred into canoe for crossing the Jempang lake for reaching
the Mancong village to see the way of life of the dayak Benuaq . On arrival at
Mancong Village you will be welcomed a traditional dance performance by chief
and his people. By passing the Ohong river with good luck we can see the probuscis
monkeys, Macac, monitor lizards, king fisher. afterwards we will go to Tanjung
Isuy for sight seeing the other way of life. Meals and accommodation at Long House.
DAY 03 : TANJUNG ISUY - MUARA MUNTAI - MINTA VILLAGE - MELAK
at Long House Tanjung Isuy, then down river to Muara Muntai ( back to house boat
to proceed up River Melak ) Stop over will be made at Minta Village for observing
the way of life of kutai to see the brown sugar processing with a traditional
system. Afterwards proceeding to Melak for observing the fresh water dholpin the
to Melak . Meals and accommodation on boat. (BLD)
DAY 04 : MELAK - BLACK ORCHIDS- EHENG OLD LONG HOUSE-WATER FALL
on boat, then you will be transferred for observing the natural black orchids,
kersik luway, then short trekking to see the huge trees as well as : Bangkirai
trees, Iron woods, then visiting the Black orchids ( By Luck ) thenwe will visit
the old long house of Tunjung and benuaq tribe where here they have been living
with coomunal in old long house, here also we can see the Coffin with beatiful
ornaments in the front of their long house. Then visit the water fall of Mafan
and Bunda maria cave. Back to House then down river. Lunch will be provided. Dinner
and accommodation on Boat. (BLD)
05 : LEKAK KIDAU- TENGGARONG - HOTEL BALIKPAPAN
After breakfast on boat then
sight seeing the way of life of the Kenyah dayak Tribe who the women group had
been having the long eared lobes and tattoo on their skin. Afterwards keep moving
down river to Tenggarong. Stop over will be made in Tenggarong for observing the
royal collection of the Kutai kingdom in Museum ( It was the royal Palace) here
we can see the collection of the oldest Hindu Kingdom in Indonesia since 4th century.
After tenggarong then down river to loajanan. After lunch on house boat you will
be transferred to Hotel for
accommodation. Dinner at local restaurant. (BLD)
Notes : If the time is permitted the Guide will bring you to KRUS for observing
the Orang Utan.
DAY 06 : HOTEL - AIRPORT
After breakfast at the Hotel , free program till
transfer you toAirport/Executive lounge while wait for the destination flight.