Great Mahakam River Cruise
Kalimantan, which means ‘River of Diamonds’ in Indonesia, is the name Indonesia gave to her two-thirds of the huge island of Borneo.It is a rugged land of thick rainforests,through which flow tremendous rivers : the Kayan, the Mahakam, the Barito, the Kahayan, the huge Kapuas, and many others.The region is abundant in natural resources, many of which are still untapped, and is covered by one of the world’s largest stretches of tropical rainforest.
CITY HIGHLIGHTS :
Loajanan : the harbor for the house boat
Mahakam : the river
Muara Muntai : regional center for all trade, market activites and communications
Tanjung Isuy : one of the Dayak Benuaq tribe
Melak : another population center in Borneo at the head of a road network which reaches north to Tering on the Mahakam river, and south on logging trails, to the Barito basin.
Eheng : Traditional local villages
Kersik Luway : the place of black orchid waterfall
Tenggarong : the former capital of the Kutai Sultanate, now serves as the administrative headquarters of the huge Kutai kabupaten
Pangkalanbun : the Place before orang utan reservation
Pondok Tanggui : the orang utan babies nursery
Camp Leaky : the last palce for orang utan before they are taken back to the forest
Floating Market : huge traditional market float on Barito river.
4 Days 3 Nights Package
|DAY 01 : Balikpapan arrival – Loajanan- Mahakam
DAY 02 : Muara Muntai – Tanjung Isuy – Mancong – Melak
DAY 03 : Melak – Eheng Trek – Kersik Luway – Mahakam
DAY 04 : Tenggarong – Loajanan – Balikpapan
All land and river transportation during tour, boat communal cabin on Mahakam river, Full board meals, a great sightseeing tour arrangement during the trip to each places.
HOTELS – BALIKPAPAN :
4 Dusit Inn
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