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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 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 trips for years along the river of Mahakam, you will have good memories when return home. Book your 2019 / 2020 trip with your friends or family.

Mahakam River Trip price.

Private trip/group of your friends or family:

  • Price per person for 2 participants:
    USD 1,225 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.

How to Book 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.

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mahakam river trip price

Mahakam River Trip Information.

GROUP SIZE: Minimum 2 people. (if larger booking, please refer to the pdf dossier).
PRICE: USD 1,225 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, 4x Lunch, 5x Dinner.
5 Nights of Accomodation (HouseBoat, Hotels).Airport Transfer.

Mahakam River Trip Itinerary.


Upon arrival at Balikpapan airport, meeting service and transfer to hotel, dinner at local restaurant, evening free at own leisure

Meals: Dinner
Accommodation: Grand Senyiur***** Balikpapan


Breakfast at hotel, afterwards drive to Loa Janan, to board houseboat for exciting adventure on Mahakam river. Arrive at Tenggarong, visiting the former palace of Sultan Kutai Kertanegara. Where you will see the Sultan's impressive collection of heirlooms, ceramics, Dayak's art and culture items. Meals provided and overnight on houseboat.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: House boat


Short sight seeing at Muara Muntai Wooden village, then crossing Jempang Lake by motor canoe to Mancong. During the cruise you could see Rain forest and wildlife at Ohong creek like monkey’s and birds, Upon arrival at Mancong, welcomed with a traditional ceremony by the Dayaq Benuaq, one of the Oldest Dayak Longhouse of East Kalimantan can be found here, Late afternoon by motor canoe to Tanjung Isuy for sightseeing and continue to Houseboat for dinner and overnight. Houseboat will cruise up stream to Melak.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: House boat


Breakfast on board, arrive in Melak then drive to Eheng by Jeep / Minibus passing beautiful highland to reach the old longhouse of Dayak Tunjung. Afterwards visit Kersik Luway and explore the forest, if lucky the famous black orchid can be seen. Continue to Tering Lama, which is a Dayak tribal village of the Bahau with their mystic believes of kaharingan as a mix of the Hindu religion and natural spirits, and famous of its Hudoq mask ceremony for harvest and planting, afternoon return to houseboat for down stream to Samarinda. Lunch en route, Dinner and overnight on boat.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Boat


Breakfast on board, while the boat continue downstream, arrive at Samarinda, by car transfer to Balikpapan hotel, lunch and dinner at local restaurants.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Grand Senyiur***** Balikpapan

Day 06: Balikpapan Hotel - Transfer to Airport.

Breakfast, free at leisure, and enjoy the hotel atmosphere, visit Kebun Sayur Traditional Market, and Kampong Nelayan (floating Fisher men village), transfer to Balikpapan airport for your flight to your next destination.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: None

River Trip Costs Inclusion:

Balikpapan transfer to hotel, Transfer by car from Balikpapan to Samarinda Loa Janan Harbour, Boarding Houseboat, Cruise Up Mahakam River, visit Tenggarong Sultan Palace and Museum, visiting the Villages, Muara Muntai, Jempang Lake, Tanjung Isuy, Mancong, Melak, Eheng, Kersik Luway, Tering Lama, downstream Mahakam River by Houseboat to Samarinda, Transfer by car to Balikpapan hotel, transfer by car Kebun Sayur and Fisher men village, transfer to Balikpapan airport
Meals ( B,L,D ), Mineral Drinks Aqua, Tea, Coffee
Accommodation, 2 Nights at Hotel Grand Senyiur***** Balikpapan, 3 Nights at Houseboat Airconditioned All Twin Share
English Speaking Guide
Entrance & Donation fees, Dayak Ceremony at Mancong / Tanjung Isuy.

Trip Price Exclusion:

Soft & Alcoholic drinks.
Airport Tax & Air Fares to and from Kalimantan main airport.
Insurance and or Healthy Care expenses.
Personal Needs.
Everything which is not mentioned in the program..
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.

Note : NOT Include Dayak Hudoq Mask Ceremony, additional costs IDR 8.000.000 for 1 hour Hudoq Dance performance.
Tering Lama still have 2-3 long ear woman that can be seen/meet.
Hudoq ceremony is for planting or harvesting which is usually held in October (23-27 October in Ujoh Bilang village) and March, for November no hudoq ceremonies are planned.
Dayak Dance ceremony will be held in Mancong.

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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