Mahakam River Cruise - 5 days

Individual Private Tour - Tour Details & Information, Tour Code: SI-BPN-02

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Begin of Tour Balikpapan (Kalimantan) - Loa Janan - Muara Muntai (L/D)

After your arrival at the airport of Balikpapan you’ll be met by your guide and drive to Loa Janan about two hours by car. Here we will board the houseboat and start cruising Mahakam river to Dayak Land. Overnight and meals on the boat.

Day 2: Muara Muntai - Muara Pahu (B/L/D)

Morning arrive at Muara Muntai village, join village excursion through the long wooden bridge, then onward by motorized canoe to Tanjung Isuy crossing, Jempang Lake and through Ohong River to reach a big longhouse at Mancong, known as Lamin Mancong, you will see all kinds of birds and monkeys on Ohong River. In the afternoon, proceed to Tanjung Isuy Village, the Dayak land of Benuaq. You will be welcomed by a Dayak dance performance. Afternoon return to houseboat, overnight and meals on board.

Day 3: Muara Pahu - Tenggarong (B/L/D)

Arrive at Muara Pahu, cruise upstream the Kedang Pahu River by canoe for more than one hour by canoe to Mount Bayan to visit Terbisak Dayak village known of its Longhouse of the Benauq Dayak tribe which is still habituated by about 100 Dayak people living in their community house, and traditions of dry rice cultivation and hunting. Continue downstream by canoe, along the river bank, we will enjoy the exotic nature, and wildlife as otters, leaf monkeys, endangered proboscis monkeys and birds, before we move to the delta of the Belowan river, a black water peat swamp forest land, with opportunities to spot the fresh water dolphins in the colliding stream of the Kedang Pahu and the Bolowan River. Afternoon, return to houseboat for downstream cruising to Tenggarong.

Day 4: Tenggarong - Balikpapan (B/L/D)

Morning arrive at Tenggarong where you will have a city tour and visit Mulawarman Museum, where the former Kutai Kingdom heritage is displayed. Lunch on board while cruising down to Loa Janan; from there onward by car to Balikpapan, accommodation at Hotel. Dinner at local restaurant.

Day 5: Balikpapan - End of Tour Balikpapan (Kalimantan) (B)

Breakfast at the hotel. The morning is free at leisure until the time for transfer to the airport or your next destination.

Hotels, Rates & Information

Hotels for this Tour
(Changing the hotels according to your wishes is no problem!)
LocationComfort Hotels
Muara MuntaiBoat
Muara PahuBoat
BalikpapanNovotel Balikpapan

Options Comfort
Rate per person EUR 1.140
USD 1,255
Based on individual private tour, min. 2 travellers in double/twin room
Changing or adapting this tour to match your personal needs, interests and wishes is, as always, possible. Please contact us! Group rates (closed groups only, min. 4 Pax) on request.
Single Supplement EUR 48
USD 53
Single Traveller EUR 2.050
USD 2,260

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Information, Services, Remarks

Balikpapan (Kalimantan) / Balikpapan (Kalimantan)

Hotel/Airport Transfers:

Transfers are inclusive from and to above mentioned airports and hotels of the immediate area.

Services (included):

Private tour
English speaking guide
Air-conditioned car with driver
Accomodation: DBL room hotels (or similar)
Transfers, Entrance fees as per itinerary
Meal Plan as stated:
4x Breakfast 4x Lunch/Lunchbox 4x Dinner

Not included

Own expenses
Additional services (marked 'optional' above)
Programme not mentioned above
Season Surcharges

Best Season(s):

June - October

Important Remarks:

Min. 2 Persons. Single traveller rates on request.
Important information for traveler: Outside of highly touristic regions like Bali there is only a limited touristic infrastructure available. Regular flight connections, restaurants and hotels (all classes from simple to high end) are limited. Flight cancellations and delays are quite common. Please don't expect amenities like warm water, air-conditioning and even comfortable beds at all hotels and homestays during the round trip. This applies especially outside of bigger cities.
Please pay attention to the Travel Information provided.
When travelling islamic countries there can be interference during the month of Ramadan, other high holidays and fridays.
Volcanism: The Sunda Islands and the Sunda Archipelago are of volcanic orgin and show high volcanic activity. Accrodingly it may be possible that tours, routings and activities (especially those involving or near volcanoes) need to be altered in case of high activity or order by the government.
This tour is not soutable for people with reduced mobility. If you are unsure if you meet the requirements please contact us! We will try to find a solution for your individual needs.
During the dry season severe haze caused by wood fires in Borneo and Sumatra can possibly affect this region. Please keep yourself updated using the ASEAN Regional Haze Situation Center.