5-Day Borneo Jungle Trek and Mahakam River Cruise

A captivating East Kalimantan experience, rich in culture, nature, and wildlife encounters

Embark on a mesmerizing 5-day journey to explore the wonders of East Kalimantan. Your adventure begins in Balikpapan, where you’ll start your voyage on a houseboat along the enchanting Mahakam River, the third longest and highest volume discharge river in Borneo. As you drift along the river’s picturesque waters, you’ll have the opportunity to witness life in the rustic villages of Muara Muntai and Mancong, immerse yourself in the cultural and historical treasures of Tenggarong, and take the chance to venture into Kutai National Park for thrilling trekking adventures, with the possibility of observing Orangutans and a myriad of other exotic wildlife. Your unforgettable East Kalimantan experience culminates with a return to Balikpapan, leaving you with lasting memories of a journey rich in culture, nature, and the potential for remarkable wildlife encounters

Mahakam river, Samarinda, Kalimantan

Tour Details

Country

Indonesia

Price

From $1159 (USD)

Duration

5 Days

Difficulty

Easy, Moderate

Trip Highlights

  • Experience the unique charm of a houseboat as you navigate the picturesque Mahakam River.
  • Embark on thrilling jungle treks to discover East Kalimantan's diverse flora and fauna, including the chance to spot Orangutans
  • Interact with the Dayak Banuaq tribe in Mancong, who will welcome you with a traditional ceremony in front of their longhouse.
Mahakam river, Samarinda, Kalimantan
Day 1

Balikpapan Airport - Loajanan - Mahakam River

Upon your arrival at Balikpapan Airport, we'll be there to welcome you and whisk you away on a 2.5-hour drive to Loajanan. There, you'll board a houseboat for a mesmerizing cruise along the Mahakam River. Your first night will be spent on the boat, complete with dinner on board.
Houseboat Dinner
Dayak Culture in Kalimantan
Day 2

Muara Muntai - Mancong - Mahakam

After a hearty breakfast on the boat, we'll make a stop at Muara Muntai, allowing you to observe the vibrant village life. Continuing our journey by motorized canoe, we'll traverse Jempang Lake and navigate the Ohong River, offering stunning views along the way as we head to Mancong. Upon arrival, you'll be treated to a warm welcome ceremony by the Dayak Banuaq tribe in front of their longhouse. Later, we'll cruise back to Tenggarong, with lunch and dinner provided on the boat.
Houseboat Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Traditional market, Indonesia
Day 3

Tenggarong - Loajanan - Sangata

Start your day with breakfast on the boat and a visit to the local market, royal cemetery, and the museum of Kutai Kertanegara, remnants of the Sultan Palace. Afterward, we'll journey back to Loajanan and continue by car to Sangata, where you'll check in at the Grand Victory hotel for the night. Meals are provided
Grand Victory Hotel or similar Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Oragutan in Borneo
Day 4

Camp Kutai National Park Trekking

Following breakfast at the hotel, we'll take a short car and boat ride to Kutai Park. In this vast national park, you'll embark on a trek to observe the magnificent Orangutans and other Borneo wildlife in their natural habitat. After the trek, you'll return to camp for lunch and have the option for an additional afternoon trek. In the late evening, we'll return to Samarinda and check in at the hotel.
Samarinda hotel (3 star) Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Indigenous culture in Borneo
Day 5

Samarinda - Balikpapan Departure

Enjoy breakfast at the lodge and some leisure time. We'll then return to Balikpapan and see you off at the airport for your next destination.
N/A Breakfast

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5-Day Borneo Jungle Trek and Mahakam River Cruise

from

$1159 (USD)

5 Days

Includes

  • Experienced English speaking local guides.
  • Private transportation by air-conditioned vehicle for transfer
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Drinking water during sightseeing tour.
  • All sightseeing entrance fee where required in the itinerary.
  • Accommodation: 02 nights on boat & 2 nights at hotels in twin/double shared room

Excludes

  • Arrival & departure flights
  • Visas where required.
  • Travel Insurance. We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance from home.
  • Personal expenditure (telephone, laundry, shopping and so on…)
  • Tips for guide, driver, porters.
  • Beverage and alcoholic drinks.
  • Any other services not clearly mentioned on itinerary and trip inclusive portion.

More Information

  • Varied Prices Based on Group Size
  • There is surcharge for travelling on peak season Jul-Aug, New Year, Christmas, Lunar New Year, and other public holidays throughout the region please check with your consultant for date confirmation.
    Flight times and the daily order of sightseeing are subject to change.
  • Transfer times are approximate and subject to local conditions at the time of travel.
  • All cycling and trekking/walking distances displayed are approximate and subject to the guests’ ability and availability of the route, the guide will use his discretion to ensure safety and comfort for all participants.
  • Singles Joining – If you are joining a trip as a solo traveler please add the single supplement to the trip price. If you are willing to share a room please let us know and we will do our best to find someone for you to share with, we will inform you before finalizing the final payment of the trip.
  • Although it is our intention to operate the itinerary as detailed in the proposal, we cannot be held responsible for any last minute changes made as a result of climatic conditions, alterations to flight schedules or other operational factors.

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