Saturday, October 25, 2008

Kalimantan Adventures Tours Package

Balikpapan with it's Sepinggan Airport is gateway for East Kalimantan os well known as Borneo accessed by both Domestic and International carries. Tour & travel package open 7 days a week for Tickceting, Transportation service, and Tour arrangement to any destination required. Several Airlines company serve daily flights from the capital of Indonesia Jakarta, Makasssar, Surabaya, Denpasar Bali, Tarakan, Banjarmasin. The Silk Air also flies from Singapore to Balikpapan and back daily. The luxury hotel available for selection such as Gran Senyiur, Hotel Dusit, Hotel Benakutai and other confort hotels are there for accommodation, conference ,business meeting and Entertainment purposes.

Adventure tours become the most interesting trip along the Great Mahakam River where the home town of the diverse Dayak Tribes . Travelers to East Kalimantanwill meet one or more of the seven major Dayak groups living along the Mahakam River: the Tunjung, Banuaq, Bahau, Kenyah, Kayan, Modang and Punan. Dayak Tribes are known for their arts & crafts such as Ulap Doyoh cloth, beatwork,woodcarving,tattooingon their forearms and ritual damcing. The Boat transportation and motorized canoe or ketinting sailing along the Mahakam Rivers and . Apart from these, the modern speedboat is used or generally local flat bottomed riverboats and slow boat called klotok. The Tour boat provide with two storeys , the down floor used for serving food, watching , viewing and adequate toilets, shower facility are also available. The upper floor for sleeping cabin . Now a days, most of the tour boat are provided with individual room with air condition . The slower speed longboats allow tourist to observe and record the captivating river scenes, a priceless documentary of an unforgettable and adventures journey.

The Great Mahakam River Tour
6 Days & 5 Nights

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On arrival at Sepinggan Airport Balikpapan, meeting services than transfer to your Hotel for overnight. The tour guide will set a short briefing at the hotel for tour preparation . The next morning after breakfast will be heading for Loajanan for 2 hours drive passing Black and white pepper at Batuah Village. Upon arrival at Loajanan, board to houseboat then cruise up the Mahakam river for Muara Muntai. Meals & Overnight on the boat.

Early morning arrive at Muara Muntai Village, after breakfast sight seeing to see the local market and local people daily activities. Muara Muntai’s road built by Hard wood ( Ulin wood ). Then transfer by motorized canoe across the Vast Jempang Lake, where here you might to see the bigger fisherman village Jantur. Entering the Ohong river by passing the floating fishermen house and you will see the proboscis monkeys and long tail monkeys on the tree. Arrive at Mancong village, a welcome ceremony of Dayak Banuaq will be held by the Chief of Dayak and following by traditional dances with his people. Afternoon return to the house boat and continue the trip to Melak.
Lunch en-route, dinner and overnight on the boat.

Arrive in the morning, after breakfast drive to Pepas Eheng to see the Tunjung Dayak Banuaq and here you will see the Dayak still living together in one big long house with more than hundred people and they are still made their traditional handcraft as like Rattan basket and statue. Afterwards, drive to Kersik Luway to observe the Nature Black Orchid Forest. Return to the houseboat for having lunch, and then transfer by motorized canoe entering the small river for Gemuruh Village passing under the tropical rain forest tree. In this small village to will see a small Dayak Tunjung community and afternoon return to the houseboat and cruise up the river for Tering. Dinner & Overnight on the boat.

Morning arrive at Tering Baru, transfer by speed boat cruise up the river to Long Hubung Village and on the way made a stop at Datah Bilang to see the Dayak Kenyah Ornament typical of Long House. Arrive at Long Hubung a welcome Ceremony of Dayak Bahau and following by performances of their traditional Dayak Hudoq Dancing by using the Banana’s leaf asking the rain and protect their rice field from the bad animal so that the villager get a good harvest. Afterwards cruise down the river for Tenggarong.
Meals will provide on the boat & Overnight on the boat.

In the morning arrive at Tenggarong, after breakfast visit the Sultan Kutai Kertanegara Palace. Here you can see Sultan’s collection such as Chinese ceramic from Ming dynasty in 14th century, also Sultan’s family graveyard situated beside the palace. Return to the boat for having lunch and cruise down the river for Loajanan. On arrival immediately transfer by private car air condition and drive back to Balikpapan. Overnight will be at hotel.

After breakfast, free for leisure until transfer to Sepinggan airport for your onward flight to next destination.

Orangutan Wild Life & Floating Market
4 days & 3 nights

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Day 01, Airport – Kumai – Proboscis Tour – Rimba Lodge
On arrival at Pangkalan Bun airport, meeting service then transfer to Kumai, seaport and the gate to reach National Park. On board crossing to Kumai’s river in approximately 15 minutes to reach Seikonyer’s river, the min river in National Park. Lunch will be served on boat by our own cook. We are riding on the boat about 2 hours to reach Rimba Lodge where you stay overnight for. Check in at the lodge, enjoy the view surrounding. At 16.30 we continue our tour to observe Proboscis monkeys along the riverbanks. Proboscis monkeys are being the endemic animal that can be seen only in Borneo. Get back to the lodge for having dinner and overnight. (L, D)

Day 02, Rimba Lodge – Pondok Tanggui – Camp Leakey – Rimba lodge
After break fast, proceed upstream in to Pondok Tanggui the second rehabilitation center where we can enjoy many babies and juveniles at feeding area around 09.00 AM, taking pictures while having the information from your guide about them. We continue our tour to reach the highlight of National Park, Camp Leakey area. It will pass the black river which is full of wildlife within such as much kind of birds, primates, fish, also crocodiles. Arriving at Camp Leakey, we have hiking track into the forest to gain information of the heterogenic forest wildlife while observing some wild animal as well. At 12.00 back to the boat for having lunch which will be served by our own cook which special various foods. We continue our tour by following orangutan feeding program which is being held at 14.00, bringing milk and fruits, feeders will lead us to the state platform. We will enjoy the situation till 16.00 back to the boat then return down stream to Rimba Lodge to overnight and having dinner. (B, L, D)

Day 3, Rimba Lodge – Kumai – Airport – Banjarmasin
After breakfast, visit again to Pondok Tanggui to see the Orangutan at the feeding time in the Jungle. Then boating down the river back to Kumai and proceed to local market. Lunch will be served on the boat. Afterwards drive to Pangkalan Bun Airport for return flight to Banjarmasin. Upon arrive proceed to Hotel for your accommodation. Dinner will serve at Local restaurant. (B, L, D)

Wake up early morning at 5.30 Am, then take Klotok Boat cruise along the Barito River to see the river life and floating market.

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