You will travel by private boat along the Mahakam river, the longest river in Kalimantan. During this trip you will meet the Dayak, the original tribe, who will welcome you in their traditional longhouse with music and dance. If you are lucky you will see the river dolphin and the very rare black orchid, this only can be seen in Kalimantan.
|Duration||6 days / 5 nights|
DAY 01: BALIKPAPAN – SAMARINDA - MAHAKAM
DAY 02: MUARA MUNTAI - TANJUNG ISUY (BLD)
Arrival at Muara Muntai, sightseeing of this wooden village, then cross Jempang Lake to Tanjung Isuy by motor canoe. Arrival at Tanjung Isuy welcomed with a traditional ceremony by the Dayaq Benuaq. Overnight at Longhouse.
DAY 03: TANJUNG ISUY- MANCONG - MELAK (BLD)
After breakfast a half day excursion by motorized canoe pass Ohong Creek to Mancong, during the cruise you could see wildlife like monkey’s and birds. Afternoon return to Muara Muntai and cruise up Mahakam River by houseboat to Melak. Overnight on the boat.
DAY 04: MELAK - EHENG - OMBAU ASA (BLD)
Arrive in Melak then drive to Eheng by Jeep / Minibus passing beautiful highland to reach the old longhouse of Dayak Tunjung. Afterwards visit Kersik Luway and explore the forest, if lucky the famous black orchid can be seen. Afternoon to Ombau Asa waterfall, an exciting place for swimming. Return to Melak then board to the houseboat and downstream to Tenggarong.
DAY 05: TENGGARONG - SAMARINDA (BLD)
Arrive at Tenggarong, visiting the former palace of Sultan Kutai Kertanegara. Where you will see the Sultan’s impressive collection of heirlooms, ceramics, Dayak’s art and culture items. Afterwards return to houseboat and downstream to Samarinda, check in at Mesra International hotel.
DAY 06: SAMARINDA - BALIKPAPAN (B)
Breakfast, free at leisure, and enjoy the hotel atmosphere, soaking up the pool until departure transfer to Balikpapan airport for your next destination.