East Kalimantan and the un-spoilt nature will give you another experience compared with your tour in Indonesia. The 3 Days Mahakam River Tour is just a short adventure tour to explore the famous Mahakam River in East Kalimantan. Travel to East Kalimantan is connected by major airlines in Indonesia. The 3 Days Mahakam River Tour give the chance to learn more about the local people and its surrounding of East Kalimantan. There are lots of exciting programs we have arranged for everyone who want to get close with the nature in Kalimantan.
Tenggarong is a huge subdistrict in East Borneo which is also a capital city of Kutai Kertanegara Regency with distance about 150 km from Balikpapan city. Take a boat from Lajanan, you will explore Mahakam River with its beauty. Visit to Mulawarman Museum will be made enroute. Mulawarman museum is located near the Mahakam River, in a former palace, constructed by the Dutch during the 1930s that was once the power base where 19 sultans reigned. The museum contains historical statues and antiquities, period furnishings, a richly adorned bedroom with hand-woven 'doyo' fabric, and items from the Ming, Qing and Yuan dynasties. The museum contains the Balinese puppet theatre, which was donated by the Sultan of Yogyakarta.
Lekaq Kidau is a name of village set on the bank of Mahakam River, remotely laid but worthy visits while travelling to East Bornoe. Unique tradition, dances, ceremonial events and handicrafts are very interesting to visit. Tattoo as part of local tradition and long eared lobes, you can not find elsewhere. Dayak people in Lekaq Kidau are living in their traditional house along the river bank.
3 Days Mahakam River Tour Itinerary
Day 01 Airport – Loajanan – Mahakam River.
Arriving at Sepinggan Airport in Balikpapan, meet our guide who will transfer to Loajanan for boarding the house boat for Mahakam River. Dinner and overnight on the boat.
Day 02 Muara Muntai – Mancong – Mahakam.
Having breakfast on boat. After observing the people living at wooden village on Muara Muntai, the trip is continued by motorized canoe to Mancong Village. The trip will pass Jempang Lake and Ohong river where you can have beautiful view along the river. Upon arrival on the village, people of Dayak Banuaq tribe will welcome you with their arrival welcome ceremony in the front of their traditional long house. Continue your tour for cruising down to Tenggarong. Lunch, dinner and overnight on boat.
Day 03 Tenggarong – Loajanan – Balikpapan.
After having breakfast on boat you will be taken to visit several places like local market, royal cemetery and museum of Kutai Kertanegara as remain of Sultan Palace. Return to the boat for cruising to Loajanan. After having lunch, proceed to airport in Balikpapan for the next destination.
What’s Include in The Tour
2 nights accommodation on houseboat
Full board meals : breakfast, lunch and dinner
Air conditioned land transportation
Canoe trip to Mancong Village
Cultural dance at Mancong Village
Tax and service charges