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West Borneo Trip

West Borneo trip, heart of Borneo expedition tour 2017 is the Borneo adventures activity to explore the diverse flora fauna of Kapuas hulu Borneo inland.

West Borneo expedition is the Heart of Borneo expedition 2017 and adventures activity exploring upper Kapuas, Bungan river and Langau River. This trip is some days river (wet) expedition by traditional wooden longboat cross some advantages such as rapids, narrow-shallow River, sunny, etc. Abandon or active traditional farming, traditional and semi traditional gold mining, and longhouse will give another impressive view while the journey in West Borneo trip. Caving in historical-sacred cave of Punan Dayak, trekking in to jungle of Heart of Borneo and point wild life in their original habitat will give you a unforgettable memory 2017 trip to Borneo Indonesia.

Participation in West Borneo Trip expedition directly benefits the villagers in the area, for they provide services for the boat, the trek, guides, porters and stay. Currently, some of the longhouses are upgrading their basic facilities such as sanitation and filtration system for clean drinking water. Revenue from this trip expedition help them with the expenses.

West Borneo trip Highlights 2017:
Explore diverse flora and fauna of Kapuas Hulu in the remote Heart of Borneo
Trek through the world’s oldest rainforest in Betung Kerihun National Park
Explore Danau Sentarum, the largest floodplain in Asia and an important water catchment for upper Kapuas
Participate in research activities with WWF to learn about the importance of Heart Of Borneo and species conservation
Meet the indigenous tribes of Borneo to learn about their tribal living and knowledge

Expedition Dates of West Borneo Trips:
1) 30th May to 8th June 2017
2) 10th to 19th October 2017
3) 21st to 30th November 2017

Price per person in USD - Private trip/group of your friends or family:

  • Minimum 6 – 9 persons:
    USD 2,920 per person
  • Minimum 10 –12 persons:
    USD 2,742 per person

To Reserve West Borneo trip 10 days 9 nights, please email us at: Book Now by mentioning the tour code: KNLR-PNK-WBT-10D and number of tour participants in your email.

TOUR BOOKING PROCESS:
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.

TOURS PAYMENT:
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 www.adventuretourtravelindonesia.com. 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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West Borneo Trip

10 Days / 9 Nights.
Start/Finish: Putussibau Airport.
Tour Code: KNLR-PNK-WBT-10D.
Grade: Moderately challenging
Departure: Please contact us for availability and time schedules.

West Borneo Trip Itinerary

Day 01: Jakarta - Fly to Pontianak, West Borneo - Connect to Putussibau City

Depart jakarta, arrival Pontianak and connect to one hour air access by from Pontianak to Putussibau by Garuda.(ETD 11.55 – ETA 11.55) Tropical rain forest, Kapuas River, and some shifting cultivation point can be shown from the plane. From the airport, the trip continues to the Hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Meals: Dinner
Accommodation: Simple hotel(non star)

Day 02: Putussibau - Nanga Bungan Village Trip

To day, another 6 hours upstream the Kapuas River by using traditional longboat is needed to reach Na. Bungan Village. Exploring upper Kapuas river all day by passing some rapids, sometime we should out of the boat to pull the boat passing some shallow river or walking through the river bank while the motorist and his boat navigator manage the long boat to pass rapids. The trip also passes some longhouses of Dayak Taman. Having lunch on the river bank while observing the landscape will give us another impressive. Overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Villager house

Day 03: Nangan Bungan - Tanjung Lokang Trip

Exploring Bungan river to reach the upper village of Dayak Punan that named Tanjung Lokang. Landscape, flora and fauna, and rapids will excite. The trip will spend 2,5 hour if the river is flood. In the dry season, all of longboat passengers should walk on the shallow river by stepping on the rock pulling the boat together in about 6-7 hours, Rest and explore the village

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Villager house

Day 04: Explore Kaung Cave (Diang Kaung) - Bu'ung Village

To reach the historical and artistic cave (in the local language Diang Kaung), we have to do jungle trekking in about 3-4 hours. On the way, the participants will see the farm (ladang) of Punan tribe. The participants will be able to see the mountains in some point. In the cave we can find an old cemetery of Dayak Punan. Some sculls can be seen. With the local guide, the participants can explore in and around the cave. After having lunch the trip continues to reach Dusun Marang (Bu’ung village) overnight in the village.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Villager house

Day 05: Bu'ung Village - Monyaroi River Mouth

After breakfast, trip continue heading up Langau River. Cross some stone inside the river by traditional longboat gives another experience and need adventurous spirit. Hanging tent will be constructed on flat area to spend the night in. As the sun sets the jungle awakes and you will hear the amazing sounds of the nightly jungle life. Overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Tent

Day 06: Monyaroi River Mouth - Salt Spring (Sepan ) Trip

Start from the camp, jungle trekking start to reach Menyaroi salt spring in about 6 hour. Tent for overnight should be constructed. After taking a rest the animal watching start If you are lucky you can encounter the Bornean Gibbon (Hylobates muelleri and H. agilis), the Rhinoceros Hornbill (Buceros rhinoceros), the Giant Squirrel (Ratufa affinis) and a great variety of birds. You also have an opportunity to watch wild big mammals in their natural habitat (salt spring such as the Bearded Pig (Sus barbatus), the Lesser Mouse-Deer (Tragulus javanicus), the Greater Mouse-Deer (Tragulus napu) or the Sambar Deer (Cervus unicolor) drinking the mineral water at the sepan.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Tent

Day 07: Salt Spring Camp - West Borneo Trip - Jungle Camping

It is time to trek back to Monyaroi river mouth. From the river mouth the longboat will carry down the river. Sense the rainforest of Borneo (landscape, pure water, canopy, flora diversity (liana and orchid). While the river journey the participants can joint with the local to catch fishes traditionally. As the sun sets the tent need to construct- cook your fishes a spend your night with the hunting and gathering local people (Punan) in the jungle and feel the ife in slowly seconds. (All boards)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Tent

Day 08: Jungle Camp - Tanjung Lokang

After breakfast, you will leave jungle to reach Tanjung Lokang village. River journey down Langau river to reach Akit river mouth. Before coming to Akit river mouth, you will pass Bu’ung village then from Akit river mouth you have to do trekking to reach Tanjung Lokang village. Overnight at the guest house of Tanjung Lokang.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Guest house

Day 09: Tanjung Lokang - Nangan Bungan - Back to Putussibau

After breakfast, trip back to Putussibau by traditional wooden longboat, check in to the hotel.

Note: IF flight is not possible on the day 9 such as cancelled, you will continue to pontianak by air con bus at night. arrived morning early in pontianak city on day 10 and the car will escort you directly to Pontianak airport for your next flight to Jakarta and into Jayapura at 22.00.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Simple Hotel

Day 10: Putussibau - Fly to Pontianak and Connecting to Jakarta

Explore the livelihood of the community of Putussibau (city tour, traditional market and souvenir shop). Check in to the Airport and fly to Pontianak at 12.25 and arrived 13.30.

Note: Itineraries are samples only, and are subject to seasonal river conditions, considering local condition, safety and comfort. Final itinerary will send upon booked the heart Borneo expedition

Borneo Trip Cost Inclusion:

Airfare Jakarta Pontianak Putussibau return
Transfer in/out from/to Putusibau airport.
Airfares Jakarta - Pontianak(West Kalimantan) - Putusibau return by Garuda airline.
Meals as indicated in per day itinerary above.
Accommodations ( Tent/Local villager house/simple hotel).
Transportation during the program(motor canoes/vehicles land).
Local Guide Fee.
Permit and conservation fee for the park.

Trip Price Exclusion:

Airport tax.
Pontianak Hotel
Alcoholic beverages.
Soft drinks.
Laundry.
Phone calls.
Travel Insurance.
Tips for guide/porter and driver.
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 West Borneo Trip:

Dress is casual.
Clothing should be light.
Preferably cotton with at least one long sleeved shirt and pants.
Bathing suit.
Thongs or sandals and Trekking shoes.
Bring one light sweater or jacket as it can get cool in the highlands..
Sun-screen.
Sunglasses, sunhat.
Flash light.
Rucksack or day bag
Rain jacket and small umbrella if possible
Trousers and long shirt (cotton) for trekking
Long socks plus extra
Small binocular for bird watching
Pocket knife and flash light (torch)
Mosquito and insect repellent
Camera plus extra micro chip/memory and battery
Other personal things and medicine
For souvenir and other personal expenses, please bring Rupiah( IDR Indonesia Money ).

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