The 6 Days Mahakam River Adventure Tour is a serine and relaxing way to travel and take in the beautiful areas around the river as well as the fascinating culture of the Dayak people. The 6 Days Mahakam River Adventure Tour begins in Balikpapan where you will make your transfer to the Mahakam River. Once you reach the boat you will make the trip into the jungle area or Borneo via the coastline and the trip begins. You will spend each night on the boat as there are sufficient sleeping quarters or if you wish you are able to sleep at the lodges that are en route.
You will have a bed and a mosquito net as well as toilet facilities and a shower. The focus of the 6 Days Mahakam River Adventure Tour is on the culture of Dayak people who live in the local villages and the Banjar tribes. You will be able to switch to canoes for an even more relaxing experience and glide through the jungle in absolute silence other than the sounds of the animals that live here. You will also see the reforestation projects that are in action and making great benefits to the land and the flora and fauna of the area. You will witness the performances and the traditional dances that the tribes and villagers perform as well as seeing the life of the area as you pass the monkeys and the fishermen when traveling down the river. The 6 Days Mahakam River Adventure Tour also includes trekking where you can take off the boat and then walk through the jungle guided by the guide and see the deeper jungle. When you are visiting the villages you will be a welcome guest and be provided with accommodation in a longhouse. You will also be able to eat your meals here, which are a choice of either traditional food or international food.
You will see the long stretched ear lobes of the long people of the tribes as well as the traditional tattoos. There are also museums in which you can learn about the history and your guide will help to explain the significance of many of these things. You will also see the royal areas and some of the oldest evidence of the Hindu kingdom in Indonesia. As well as all of this as long as time permits you will be able to see the orangutan enclosures that are located close by to the villages and are accessible via the river. You will take the river back to the shore at the end of the 6 Days Mahakam River Adventure Tour and then you will go down the coast to the airport where you will be transferred to either Bali or Jakarta. All costs are included and it is possible to bring further money for souvenirs and extra food or drinks as well as for when you visit the traditional local markets.
6 Days Mahakam River Adventure Tour Itinerary
Day 01: ARRIVAL IN BALIKPAPAN – LOA JANAN – MAHAKAM RIVER (L,D)
Day 02: MUARA MUNTAI – MANCONG – TANJUNG ISUY(B,L,D)
Day 03: TANJUNG ISUY – LOA DERAS VILLAGE – MELAK(B,L,D)
Day 04: MELAK – EHENG – KERSIK LUWEY (B,L,D)
Day 05: LEKAQ KIDAU – TENGGARONG – BALIKPAPAN (B,L,D)
Day 06: DEPARTURE (B)