MAHAKAM RIVER BOAT AND LONGHOUSE
Tour Code: BTS KAL4
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 – MANCONG – TANJUNG ISUY
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 foot paths made of hardwood planks. Continue the trip by motorized canoe over Jempang Lake, and the Ohong River, passing beautiful scenery along the river banks, before arriving at Mancong village. On arrival a welcome ceremony will be performed for you by the Benuaq Dayak people in front of their ceremonial longhouse. After the performance you will travel on to Tanjung Isuy where you will spend the night in a Longhouse. Picnic lunch, dinner and overnight at long house.
TANJUNG ISUY – MINTA VILLAGE – MELAK
Breakfast at the long house before spending a bit of time observing village life. Return to the house boat and cruise up to the important trading town of Melak. A stop will be made en route at Minta village, to watch the local people making palm sugar, before continuing on to Melak. Meals 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, then return to the boat and head down river to Lekak Kidau. Picnic lunch, dinner and overnight on boat.
LEKAK KIDAU – TENGGARONG – LOA JANAN – BALIKPAPAN
Breakfast on your boat prior to visiting the village of Lekak Kidau to watch the Kenyah Dayaks who are known for their long ear lobes and tatoos. From the village, head down to the Kutai centre of Tenggarong to visit the the royal cemetery, the remains of the Sultans Palace. 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 either Bahana Surya Hotel or Benakutai Hotel (both 4 star).
Lunch on boat, dinner at restaurant
HOTEL – AIRPORT
Breakfast at hotel, morning at leisure, util transfer to the airport for your next destination.
|Mahakam River Holiday III
|6 days/5 nights
|Transfers, Accommodation, meals
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