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Cross Borneo Trek.

Cross Borneo trek, most challenging jungle trek expedition from East to West Borneo Indonesia entering through Borneo inland, Dayak villages and rapid rivers. 15 days tour to cross Borneo is jungle survivor, no luxury facilities and Balikpapan is the perfect place to begin the trek before the weeks of discomfort ahead.

Cross Borneo Trek.

This trek is the most challenging jungle expedition in the tropical rainforest of Borneo. The journey will pass a hilly and mountainous area cross the border of West to East Kalimantan. Cross Borneo trek is the Indonesia border with many challenging of activity that follows a historical expedition route of a Dutch botanist, DR. Anton W. Niewenhius in 1894. The vegetation in the jungle is diverse and therefore you encounter different animals at different locations. Borneo has a very wet climate, the hydrology in the expedition area is unique with hundreds of streams. Two famous rivers* on each side will offer different landscapes, and adventure experiences.

Cross Borneo trek special Interest tour is offering the real life in two parts of Borneo land. Meet the local people; pass some wilds rapids, walks through the river; mud; rocks; and hills in the deep of primary rain forest. For meals, you will taste local food and jungle menu. During trekking we use fresh water from nature source and stay in simple tent …. No luxury - It is real Jungle Expedition.

Experience the ultimate challenge by traversing one of the most rugged islands in the world from the east to west crossing jungles, hills, mountain, rivers, rapids, and wilderness. We will be trekking to the lush of Borneo jungle with diversity of vegetation and animal wildlife.

We will use land transportation, public houseboat and chartered motorized canoe to access the jungle for roughed days trekking. We will sleep in the jungle and simple houses of the villagers with basic facilities, we will be trekking in tough and mostly wet trails, those are the only way to appreciate the primary jungle of Borneo with the most traditional Dayak tribe settlements as well as the exotic wildlife of the jungle itself.

However, the reward of the trip is the romance of the journey itself, combination of river travel with long stretches of rapids, the experience of jungle trekking, wildlife exploration, as well as interacting with the Dayak people who accept visitors with their friendly attitude and hospitality that tend to make visitors immediately feel at home in their midst. Therefore, good level of fitness, strong sense of determination, and of course the spirit of adventure are the conditions for accomplishing this challenging trip.

Cross Borneo Trek Testimony.

I have just returned from our cross Borneo trek and so many thoughts are swirling in my head I can hardly sleep. It was truly a challenging but wonderful trip, all I had hoped for and much more. I enjoyed being the only tourist everywhere but felt warm welcome in all communities. During the jungle part you have ever had a helping hand, an encouraging smile or joke for me and so I could manage the slippery and steep ways despite weak shaky knees. Thanks again for your patience with me when I am tired after a hard day and didn’t help so much I maybe should. I enjoyed our conversation about nature, culture, history and religion in the evenings in jungle and during the days on boats. And I could feel you love your land, the nearly impenetrable jungle, the small and big animals and birds and the people we met.

Thank you so much for all your help in planning Cross Borneo Trek coordinating and dealing with my endless questions and needs. Thanks too for handling all the changed flight arrangements.

Anyway, it was truly a life-changing experience of Cross Borneo trek, I learnt a lot about me and my energy and of course what it means to be middle in nowhere, in mud with leeches and pepper-ants but with friends at a small fire. You made an uncomfortable place on a river side to a homely camp. Also the Orangutan part in Tanjung Puting National Park with the houseboat was great. Of course I enjoyed the huge number of free living Orangutans with their cute babies and the funny proboscis monkeys - but not least all the “luxury” to be clean, nowhere leeches, sitting on a dry boat deck on a soft mattress, getting coffee all the time. And I know I want to return again in the future.

Well, you probably hear this all the time, but I did want to share a little with you. I cannot thank you enough for putting together such a life-altering and amazing journey for me!!!

By the way: thanks from my husband for sending me back from this real survival-trip with no bigger injuries than leech bites ;-)
I encourage everyone (who seems tough enough ;-)) to do with you this Borneo trek - it was really a fabulous Cross Borneo trek!

Good luck for you and your business.

The 2019 / 2020 Cross Borneo is an extreme and challenging jungle expedition in the tropical rainforest of Borneo and taking place in Indonesia part from East to West 15 Days with approx 900km passing through wilderness of Kalimantan jungles. This tour asks your spirit and brave to attack rapids with a traditional wooden boat, attack steep mountains. This also offers you to be a witness of Punan (Hunter and gatherer tribe of Dayak) and the unique of two famous river in Indonesia.

Physical and Level Fitness: We are pleased to announce that it is required good physically fit and you must have adventurous souls.

Cross Borneo Trek Price.

Private trip/group of your friends or family:

  • Price per person for 2 participants:
    USD 3775 pp.
  • For larger booking, please refer to pdf dossier.

cross borneo trek balikpapan pontianak dossier

To Reserve Cross Borneo Trek 15 days 14 nights, please email us at: Book Now by mentioning the tour code: KNLR-EB-CBT-15D and number of tour participants in your email.

How to book Cross Borneo Trekking.

1.Please send us TOUR REQUEST ( IF prices not mentioned ) or Book Now to reserve the trip ( IF prices is mentioned in the tour programs ) including detail date you would like have and the number of partners.
2.Available trip departure will inform to you upon received your email.
3.Please write back to us that you are confirmed available date trips departure and packages offered. NOTE: If prices is exist in online packages, by sending Book Now, you agreed cost/prices as stated in web page trip itinerary. we will proceed for next step, sending invoicing.
4.When we get your confirmation, we will send you the official confirmation Paper as agreed (invoice).
5.we have right to cancel the reservation with or without notice when it over from the limit booking time
6.Limit booking is a week after receiving the paper confirmation.

1.When the confirmation is sent, we require deposit payment 35% from total land cost for guaranty booking(No Refund)
2.Balance of payment could should be made at least 2 weeks before departure date.
3.Payment could be made through PayPal will be apply additional surcharge 5% for the amount will be transferred.

FORCE MAJOUR ( For flight Cancel and delay - most cases fly into remote areas in Indonesia ) :
Tour Packages excludes expenses incurred due to causes beyond our control (force majeur) and expenses also caused to flight cancellations & delays are not covered by we will assist in the rescheduling of all flights & organizing suitable accommodations transport and meals etc… but ALL costs are to be covered by yourself if these circumstances occur.

Cross Borneo Trekking Related Links.

In addition, you can find more about our tours and attractions in Indonesia. Also trip to Nepal and Asean country. Or you may visit Banjarmasin. Jakarta. Manado. Doing East Java tours. North Sumatra adventure. East Nusa Tenggara tours. Maluku island. Balikpapan Samarinda trips. West Kalimantan. Central Borneo. Papua Attractions. West Nusa Tenggara. Bandung City. Yogyakarta. Semarang. Palembang Bengkulu. South Sulawesi. Denpasar Bali and West Sumatra packages. Also you can contact us for better tour extension suggestion.

cross borneo trek price

Cross Borneo Trek Information.

GROUP SIZE: Minimum 2 people. (if larger booking, please refer to the pdf dossier).
PRICE: USD 3,775 Per Person Book Now.
DURATION: 15 Days / 14 Nights.
TRANSPORT: Plane, Boat, Private Car.
TOUR TYPE: Jungle Trekking Tour.
LOCATION: Borneo Indonesia.
START: Balikpapan Airport.
FINISH: Putussibau Airport.
GRADE: Challenging.
DEPARTURE: Every month - you may arrange your own date.

English Speaking Guide.Meals 14x Breakfast, 13x Lunch, 13x Dinner.
14 Nights of Accomodation (Camping).Pick Up and Drop Service.

Cross Borneo Trek Itinerary.

Day 01: Arrival Balikpapan, East Kalimantan - Drive to Samarinda.

Arrival at Sepinggan airport in Balikpapan, meeting service and transfer by land transport to Samarinda. Dinner and accommodation at Hotel. Lunch and Dinner personal account.

Meals: None
Accommodation: Mesra Hotel or similiar hotel (

Day 02: Samarinda Hotel - Start House Boat Cruise to Long Bangun.

Transfer to harbour at 06.00 am to on board on public boat (river taxi) to cruise up Mahakam river to Long Bagun for 2 days/1 night trip.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: House Boat

Day 03: On House Boat Cruise in Mahakam River.

Arrived in Long Bagun late afternoon (18.30 pm). Keep stay at public boat until morning.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: House Boat

Day 04: Arrival Long Bangun - Tiong Ohang.

Depart to Tiong Ohang by public long boat in 4 hours, through the rapids. Lunch enroute, arrived Tiong Ohang in the afternoon. Stay overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Local house

Day 05: Tiong Ohang - Muara Hubung Trek - Atikop Hill - Muara Saite Camping.

Ride the motorized canoe passing several small rapids in 2 hours to Muara Hubung. Start to trek and climb the Atikop hill, approximately 5 hours to reach the campsite at Muara Saite. Porter will set up a simple tent with waterproof awning. Meals prepared, jungle overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Tent/Camping

Day 06: Muara Saite - Sungai Bekana - Trek to Aringe.

Through out primary rain forest, the trek is going deeper. Our next jungle camping is in Aringe. Meals prepared, and overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Tent/Camping

Day 07: Aringe Camping Site - Cross the Muller Range.

Today trekking is to reach Muller Range the highland between East and West Borneo, will arrive in the afternoon after 8 hours walking. Meals prepared, and overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Tent/Camping

Day 08: Muller Range Trek - Sunga Sabang.

Passing the border of East and West Borneo on Muller Range, stop over for a while. Go down the hill to reach Sungai Sabang for our first camp in west side of Borneo land after 8 hours trekking. Meals prepared and overnight

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Tent/Camping

Day 09: Sungai Sabang - Lubang Dungan - Trek to Bungan Lea.

Continue the trek through hills and river to Bungan Lea. Meals prepared and overnight

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Tent/Camping

Day 10: Bungan Lea - Brakan.

Trekking along the river stone and rockies land, up and down the hill. It takes 8 hours to reach Brakan. Meals prepared and overnight near the river.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Tent/Camping

Day 11: Brakan - Sungai Bulit - Trek to Datah Opet.

A six hours trek to reach Datah Opet, through mud with dry leaves and twig and hills. Meals prepared and overnight on the river side.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Tent/Camping

Day 12: Datah Opet - Buru Hongkane - Tanjung LOkang Village.

Continue to Tanjung Lokang for 6 hours of trekking by climbing the hills. Meals prepared and overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Local house

Day 13: Tanjung Lokang Village.

Free program. At this Punan Bongan dayak’s village you may enjoy your time. Such as to wash the cloth in river with clean water, go around the village or just relax at house. Meals prepared and overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Local house

Day 14: Tanjung Lokang - Nanga Lampung - Kapuas River - Putussibau City.

Down Stream of Kapuas River, passing some rapids to Putus Sibau, it would take 7 hours longboat ride and arrive in the afternoon. Meals prepared and overnight in Putussibau.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Local Hotel

Day 15: Putussibau - Pontianak - Jakarta - Trek Ends.

Free at your own leisure, at appropriate time, escorting you to Putussibau airport for flying to Jakarta via Pontianak. Tour ends.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: None.

Trek Costs Inclusion:

Public land transfer, public boat and long boat as per program.
Accommodation as per program.
Full board meals as indicated per itinerary above
English speaking guide + Porters for Logistic/food supply only.(extra charge if need own porters,please let us know)
Donation & entrance fee.

Price NOT Inclusion:

Domestic Airfare Jakarta Balikpapan & Putussibau Pontianak Jakarta, Airport tax
Soft drink and alcoholic beverages.
Personal expenses (Approximately USD 200 pp )
Insurance (Highly recommended to prepared your own Travel insurance)
Any expenses incurred due to all causes beyond the program.

What to bring during Cross Borneo Trek:

Water proof backpack (trekking), Sunglasses, Socks, Enough clothes to wear, Note book, pen, Pocket knife, Flexible mattress to use in the long journey boating and tent, Bathing suit (bathing on the river), Raincoat, Towel, soap, shampoo, toothbrush & paste, Trekking shoes/hiking boot, Sport sandals for rafting, Autan lotion (insect repellent ), sunscreen, Medical kit, malaria medicine, Dry bags, plastic bags to cover your stuffs from water, Tape recorder for recording the sounds of wild life, Camera or handy camera, extra films & battery, charger, short and long lens, Extra snacks (for extra energy), fruits, bottle of water, bubble gum, candy, chocolates, Etc

Notifications of Cross Borneo Trek:

- You will get wet on the boat. Please protect your baggage.
- There is no bathroom is in the Jungle. For women, it is recommended to bring sarong(traditional bath wear for women) to bath in the river.
- There is no electricity.
- This tour depend on the weather. If needed, the tour will possibly be edited.
- Price doesn't include flight ticket. We could assist you to reserve your domestic flight ticket.

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