Tour Code: BTS KAL3
MAHAKAM RIVER HOLIDAY II
AIRPORT – LOA JANAN – MAHAKAM RIVERYou will be met on arrival at Balikpapan’s Sepinggan airport, and transfer immediately to Loa Janan on the lower Mahakam River, where you will board a comfortable house boat for exciting tour on the Mahakam River which is like a multi- lane highway to the interior of Kalimantan, complete with many riverside towns and floating road houses.Full board while on the boat.
MUARA MUNTAI – TANJUNG ISUY – MELAK
After breakfast on boat, you will make a stop at Muara Muntai, a town of the Kutai people, to enable you to observe the way of the inhabitants as they go about their life in this town with streets and footpaths made of hardwood planks. Continue the trip by motorized canoe over Jempang Lake, passing beautiful scenery along the river banks, before arriving at Tanjung Isuy. On arrival a welcome ceremony will be performed for you by the Benuaq Dayak people in front of their ceremonial longhouse. Return to the house boat to cruise up to the important trading town of Melak. Lunch picnic box, dinner and overnight on boat.
MELAK – EHENG – TREK – KERSIK LUWAY – MAHAKAM
Breakfast on boat then a full day excursion by 4 wheel drive vehicle to visit the Old communal Tunjung Dayak longhouse at Eheng village, which is a centre for magnificent wood carving. You may also have an opportunity for a bit of jungle trekking to observe the huge trees of the lowland rainforest. Return to Kersik Luway to visit the Black Orchid Forest, thenback to the boat down river. Picnic lunch, dinner and overnight on boat.
TENGGARONG – LOA JANAN – BALIKPAPAN
Breakfast on your boat prior to visiting the royal cemetery, Museum of Kutai Kertanegara and the remains of the Sultans Palace at the Kutai centre of Tenggarong. Afterwards, you will return to the boat and head further down the river to Loa Janan. After lunch, transfer to Balikpapan where you will spend the night at the Bahana Surya Hotel or the Benakutai Hotel (both 4 star).
Lunch on boat, dinner and overnight at hotel
HOTEL – AIRPORT
Breakfast at hotel, morning free, until transfer to the airport for your next destination.
|Mahakam River Holiday II
|5 days/4 nights
|Transfers, Accommodation, meals
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