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Mahakam River Trip.

Mahakam river trip, house boat and Dayak tribe longhouses to explore remote village of Borneo tribes inland, involve with Dayak people and learn the cultures. 6 days trip up to Mahakam river is very memorable tour especially using the houseboat and served very good meals and offers different experiences during the trips.

Mahakam River Trip.

Mahakam River is largest river in East Kalimantan Indonesia, with a catchment area of approximately 77,100 km2. Catchment lies between 2°N to 1°S latitude and 113°E to 118°E longitude. River originates in Cemaru from where it flows south-eastwards, meeting River Kedang Pahu at city of Muara Pahu. From there, river flows eastward through Mahakam lakes region, which is a flat tropical lowland area surrounded by peat land. Thirty shallow lakes are situated in this area, which are connected to Mahakam through small channels. Downstream of connection with Semayang and Melintang lakes, Mahakam meets three other main tributaries - rivers Belayan, Kedang Kepala, and Kedang Rantau - and flows south-eastwards through Mahakam delta distributaries, to Makassar Strait.

On Mahakam river trip, we would like to show you the largest river in East Kalimantan, Dayak tribe, cultures, tradition as known years ago as Head Hunter. By using house boat, we cruise upsteam Mahakam River Trip and remaind us back about movie of Anaconda where you will be in the heart of Borneo jungle. 6 days 5 nights Mahakam river trip is suit on you to explore deep inside of East Borneo Indonesia. Accompanied by our experience tour guide, boat captain and crews that has done Mahakam River Trip for years along the Mahakam river, you will have good memories when return home. Book your 2018 / 2019 trip with your friends or family.

Private trip/group of your friends or family:

  • Price per person for 2 participants:
    USD 1,767 Per Person
  • if larger booking, please refer to pdf dossier for details prices.

mahakam river trip dossier

To Reserve Mahakam River Trip 6 days 5 nights, please email us at: Book Now by mentioning the tour code: KNLR-EB-MRT-6D and number of tour participants in your email.

Mahakam River Trip.

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.

mahakam river trip

Mahakam River Trip.

GROUP SIZE: Min 2 (if larger booking, please refer to the pdf dossier).
PRICE: USD 1,767 Per Person - Book Now.
DURATION: 6 Days / 5 Nights.
TRANSPORT: Private Car. Houseboat.
TOUR TYPE: River Safari, Nature, Culture Tour.
LOCATION: East Kalimantan.
START: Balikpapan Airport.
FINISH: Balikpapan Samarinda Airport.
GRADE: Easy - Moderate.
DEPARTURE: Upon Request, you may arrange your own date.

English Speaking Guide.Meals (5x Breakfast, 5x Lunch, 5x Dinner).
6 Nights of Accomodation (HouseBoat, Longhouse, Hotels).Airport Transfer.

Mahakam River Trip Itinerary.

Day 01: Balikpapan - Loajan - Mahakam River Trip

Upon arrival at Sepinggan airport of Balikpapan meeting services and proceed to house boat for mahakam river cruise . Meals and overnight on boat.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: On Boat

Day 02: Muara Muntai - Mancong - Tanjung Isuy Trip

Breakfast on boat then visiting wooden village to observe the way of the people life and continue by canoe over lake jempang and beautiful of Ohong river on high water to reach Mancong village. On arrival welcome ceremony will be performed by Dayak Banuaq tribe in front of long house and then return to Tanjung Isuy. Meals and overnight at Long house.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Long house

Day 03: Tanjung Isuy - Batu Village - Loa Deras Village - Melak

Breakfast at Long house then return to Muara Muntai to onboard the house boat and cruise up for Melak. Stop will be made at Batu village to take a walk (1,5 hours) for observing the village, fields and palm sugar home industry at Loa Deras. Meals and overnight on boat.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: On Boat

Day 04: Melak - Eheng - Kersik Luway Trip

Breakfast on boat then half day excursion by car for visiting old communal long house at Eheng village and then to natural black orchid forest and then return to house boat down river from Lekak Kidau. Meals and overnight on boat.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: On Boat

Day 05: Lekaq Kidau - Tenggarong - Balikpapan Trip

After breakfast on boat then sight seeing the way of life of Kenyah Dayak tribe then down to Tenggarong for sight seeing the Royal Collection of the Kutai Kingdom at Museum (closed on friday, monday and holiday), It’s the former palace of the Kutai kingdom then proceeding to Balikpapan by land transfer to the hotel. Breakfast and Lunch on boat dinner at restaurant overnight at hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Bahtera hotel / similar class

Day 06: Balikpapan Hotel - Transfer to Airport

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

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: None

River Trip Costs Inclusion:

Transfer services from Airport Bpn - Loajanan return to hotel.
Private house boat 5 days during the Mahakam river.
1 night accommodation at Dayak Long House Tanjung. Isuy.
1 night accommodation at Adhika Bahtera Hotel in Balikpapan or similar.
Full board meals during the trip along the Mahakam river.
English speaking guide.
Entrance fee, donation, parking fee.
Transfer services at Melak - Eheng - Kersik Luway.

Trip Price Exclusion:

Airport tax.
Alcoholic beverages.
Soft drinks.
Phone calls.
Tipping guide/crew boat..
All extra personal expenses that not mentioned on items above.
Any kind of expenditures incurred due to flight cancellation/delays or due other caused beyond our control.

What to bring during Mahakam River Trip:

Travel bag, rain coat, suntan lotion, hat, T-Shirt, paddling/beach sandals, comfortable walking/trekking shoes with extra socks, binocular, flash light with extra bulb and batteries, Camera + extra films, towels, swimsuit, mosquito/insect repellent, personal medicine, for souvenirs and other personal expenses please bring Rupiah.

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