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Kalimantan

Kalimantan or Borneo Indonesia is the place to explore. This world's third largest island covering the area of 747,000 square kilometer and covered by one of the world's largest stretches of tropical rain forest through which flows tremendous mighty rivers which are the island's highway.

 

The island is rich with many fascinating and endemic wildlife; the orangutans, proboscis monkeys, gibbons and species of monkeys, Argus pheasants, snakes including the three species of flying snakes, sun bears, 600 hundred species of birds including the hornbills which play an important role in the Dayak mythology. Our trips will take you to explore Orang Utan, the mighty Mahakam river and it's tributaries to meet the Dayak Tribes and experience their mystical arts & cultures, trekking through the jungle in searching for the exotic flora and fauna.

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Day 1: BERAU - DERAWAN (D)
Picked up at the airport then continue road trip for 2-2.5 hour to Kalimarau Berau and boat transfer to the Derawan Island for 30-45 minutes.
Check in resort, dinner and free time.

Day 2: DERAWAN ISLAND TOUR (B, L, D)
Breakfast at the Hotel and you'll enjoy one full day island tour visiting Kakaban Island, and the picturesque Maratua Island. In Kakaban, you can swimming with the jelly fish which are not poisonous then go to Maratua Island to see Fish Manta (if lucky) and snorkeling. After that, Back to the Derawan Island.
for cycling (optional), banana boat (optional). Dinner and free program.

Day 3: DERAWAN (B, L, D)
After breakfast, explore Derawan by visiting Gusung Sanggalau (take photos with the white sand!). Lunch and free program (water sport optional)

Day 4: Maratua (B, L, D)
After breakfast, you'll walking around Nabucco Island, located about 1 hour from Derawan then visiting Haji Mangku Cave - The Blue Cave in Maratua.
Back to the Derawan at afternoon and free program.

Day 5: DERAWAN - END TOUR (B)
After breakfast, hunting souvenirs and preparation for Derawan transfer by speedboat to Tanjung Batu - Cape Redeb - Berau. Tour finished.


Price DetaiL for 5 Days 4 Nights Derawan Tour

2 Pax

4 Pax

USD 655

USD 626

 

Price include:
1. Meal as program
2. Accommodation at Derawan Dive Resort Water Villa based on twin sharing.
3. Entrance fee to Kakaban, Maratua and Sangalaki island
4. Transfer in and out from Kalimarau Berau Airport
5. Local Guide
6. Mineral Water
7. Snorkeling equipment
8. Standard insurance

Price exclude:
1. Flight ticket
2. Tipping guide & driver
3. Personal expense
4. Optional water sport

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DAY 01: BALIPAPAN AIRPORT - LOAJANAN - MAHAKAM RIVER

Depart from Balikpapan 09.,00 leaving for Loajanan for boarding the house boat for exciting Mahakam river. Lunch, dinner and overnight on boat


DAY 02: MUARA MUNTAI - TANJUNG ISUY -MANCONG - MELAK.

After breakfast on boat, stop at Muara muntai for observing the way of the people life at wooden village then continue the trip by motorized canoe over Jempang Lake and passing a beautiful views along the river for reaching Tanjung Isuy and continue by motor for Mancong for grand long house. On arrival, welcome ceremony will be performed by Dayak Banuaq tribe in front of their Long house and return to the house boat cruise up for Melak. Lunch box, dinner and overnight on boat.

 

DAY 03: MELAK - EHENG - TREK - KERSIK LUWAY – MAHAKAM

Breakfast on your boat then full day excursion by car for visiting Eheng village for old communal long house , and then you may have opportunity for jungle trekking to observe the huge trees, the return to KersikLuway for Black Orchid forest waterfall then back to the boat down river. Lunch , dinner and overnight on boat.

 

DAY 04: TENGGARONG - LOAJANAN – BALIKPAPAN

Breakfast on your boat then visiting to the Museum and Royal cemetery at Tenggarong then down river for Loajanan and proceed to Balikpapan

 

DAY 05: BALIKPAPAN - DEPARTURE

Breakfast at hotel then transfer to the airport for next destination.


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DAY 01: PANGKALAN BUN – ORANG UTAN TOUR (L,D)

Upon arrival at Pangkalan Bun Airport you will be picked up by our local staff and take you to Kumai to board on the boat. The boat is a traditional Klotok wooden river boat with a roof which forms the upper deck where you can view the rain forest as it glides by. In the peaceful afternoon we will slowly explore the quite river by the klotok while observe the monkeys along the riverside. Dinner on the boat and overnight on the boat or lodge. While overnight on the boat we serve thin mattress, pillow, fine meals, bottled "mineral" water, mosquito net, kitchen, simple toilet available on boat besides the familiar - helpful guides and boatmen

 

DAY 02: ORANG UTAN EXPLORATION (B,L,D)

After breakfast board the klotok to travel up river for about 2 hours boating and then up a side creek to Camp Leakey where the older orangutans are reintroduced into the rain forest. En route stop at Pondok Tanguy, the rehabilitation center for the new ex-captive orangutans. At Camp Leakey you will have opportunity to trek into the rain forest with your expert guide and the forestry rangers to appreciate the flora as well as perhaps sighting wild orangutans, gibbons, macaques, and birds. Lunch provided on boat. Afternoon visit the feeding station to see rehabilitate orangutans are given additional foods. We will then sail back down the river - overnight on the boat

 

DAY 03: EXTRA DAY AT PARK (B,L,D)

The EXTRA DAY at the park you will explore deeper in the jungle, trekking in the different trails, and you may encounter different orangutan both wild or ex-captive and other wildlife, tropical rain forest of Borneo, and different beauty of nature.

We can guarantee that the tropical rain forest of Borneo and its natural beauty will spoil and make your best of life time adventure experience. Meals and overnight served on the boat. (B, L, D).

 

DAY 04: KUMAI – PANGKALAN BUN – DEPARTURE (B)

After breakfast boating down to Kumai before transfer by car to Pangkalan Bun airport for your next destination. In the appropriate time, transfer out to the airport for your next destination.


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DAY 01: PANGKALAN BUN - ORANGUTAN TOUR (L,D)

Upon arrival at Pangkalan Bun Airport you will be picked up by our local staff and take you to Kumai to board on the boat.The boat is a traditional Klotok wooden river boat about 6m by 2m with a roof which forms the upper deck where you can view the rain forest as it glides by. The guide's team includes the boatman, a cook and expert guide. In the peaceful afternoon we will slowly explore the quite river by the klotok while observe the monkeys along the riverside. Dinner on the boat and overnight on the boat or lodge. While overnight on the boat we serve thin mattress, pillow, fine meals, bottled "mineral" water, mosquito net, kitchen, simple toilet available on boat besides the familiar - helpful guides and boatmen

 

DAY 02 : ORANGUTAN TOUR – EXPLORATION (B,L,D)

After breakfast board the klotok to travel up river for about 2 hours boating and then up a side creek to Camp Leakey where the older orangutans are reintroduced into the rain forest. En route stop at Pondok Tanguy, the rehabilitation center for the new ex-captive orangutans. At Camp Leakey you will have opportunity to trek into the rain forest with your expert guide and the forestry rangers to appreciate the flora as well as perhaps sighting wild orangutans, gibbons, macaques, and birds. Lunch provided on boat. Afternoon visit the feeding station to see rehabilitate orangutans are given additional foods. We will then sail back down the river to overnight on the boat

 

DAY 03 : KUMAI – PANGKALAN BUN – DEPARTURE (B)

After breakfast boating down to Kumai before transfer by car to Pangkalan Bun airport for your next destination. In the appropriate time, transfer out to the airport for your next destination.


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KUMALA ISLAND

Located right in the delta of Mahakam River, on an artificial island, Kumala Island Tourist Park is an integrated theme-park in East Borneo. The attractions at Kumala Island combine modern and traditional elements, resulting to an interesting and fun mix. Tower is arguably the most popular ride where visitors can get the whole view of the entire island and the city of Tenggarong from the height of 78 meters. The top of the tower spins slowly to give visitors a chance to enjoy the view. Other rides that can be found here are: flying horses, go-kart, hanging train, boom boom car, and jet coaster.

MULAWARMAN MUSEUM

Before the building was turned into a museum, it was actually a palace that belonged to the Sultan of Kutai, the oldest kingdom in the country. Amazingly enough, the reign of Kutai officially ended less than a century ago in 1960. It was then that the palace was handed over to the government of East Borneo. The Mulawarman Museum is very well maintained with collection that is arranged very systematically so that visitors can feel comfortable in observing and marveling each piece. The collection of Kutai Sultanate collection is also exhibited here. Visitors can see the royal throne, statues, jewelries, the attributes of war, bed, traditional musical instrument, and old Chinese ceramics.

DERAWAN ISLAND

Derawan is the quintessential tropical paradise. Its beaches are stunning and its underwater world is as exceptional. Above the water, powdery sand hugs the feet, soft like velvet. The sound of leaves of palm trees swaying and slapping completes the serenity. Under the crystal clear blue water, the marine life is thriving with big pelagics, schools of fish and thriving coral reefs. Derawan is dubbed ‘Mini Raja Ampat’ by divers that have been to the ultimate divers’ paradise.

MAHAKAM RIVER

Mahakam is huge! It is the biggest river in the eastern part of Borneo. Flowing gracefully for 980 KM from West Kutai, in the highlands of Kalimantan to its mouth at the Makassar Strait. There are some land areas in Mahakam, but they are only accessible by ketinting, speedboat or water taxi, navigated by locals. Walking along the banks of Mahakam provides a beautiful view to the city. There are areas along the river that are always popular with locals. Hanging out and enjoying the slowly descending sun while munching on a grilled corn are the favorite things to do here.

TRANSPORTATION
Because Kalimantan is dominated by rivers, there are several types of water transportation that are popular with locals and tourists alike, such as ketinting and speedboat (water taxi). On land, taxi, buses and rickshaws are the option.

CULINARY
Balikpapan, a seaport city in the east of Kalimantan is the place to get great seafood. Be sure to order crabs and have them drenched in black pepper or special sauce. Most restaurants only serve halal food, but there are a number of Chinese restaurants with inexpensive price
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