Mahakam House Boat Trip
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Mahakam House Boat Trip

Mahakam house boat trip is one of a favorite river cruises in East Kalimantan. The house boat cruising along Mahakam river and trip up to Dayak inland. This trip to explore the remote village of East Kalimantan. Furthermore, involve with Dayak people and learn the cultures. Besides the Mahakam house boat trip, you will enjoy nature around the villages. Visit the Tenggarong Sultan Palace and Museum. Muara Muntai, Jempang Lake, and Tanjung Isuy. Also explore the Mancong, Melak, Eheng, Kersik Luway, and Tering Lama. Then downstream Mahakam River by House boat to Samarinda. Of course, serving good meals during the trip up to Mahakam and Dayak villages. For further information of Mahakam river, visit wikiwand.

Mahakam River is largest river in East Kalimantan Indonesia with a catchment area of about 77,100 km2. Catchment lies between 2°N to 1°S latitude and 113°E to 118°E longitude. The river originates in Cemaru from where it flows south-eastwards. Then meeting River Kedang Pahu at the city of Muara Pahu. From there, the river flows eastward through the Mahakam lakes region. Which is a flat tropical lowland area surrounded by peatland?. Thirty shallow lakes are situated in this area, which is 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. Hence, the Mahakam house boat trip takes you to experiences this amazing river & Dayak inland.

In addition, six days of Mahakam house boat trip up to Mahakam river has two main purposes. First meeting the indigenous people of Kalimantan. And second, learning their ancient tradition. Another reason is for holiday experiences during in East Kalimantan. Also, this province will be becoming the capital of Indonesia. Because the president of Indonesia, Mr. Joko Widodo has announced officially. So, imagine what it looks like this province later?. One thing is people might exodus to East Kalimantan. Anyway, don't miss this opportunity and enjoy the Mahakam house boat trip.

mahakam house boat trip price

Mahakam House Boat Trip Price

Details & Miscellaneous information for Mahakam Tours.
GROUP SIZE : Minimum 2 - 4 People
PRICE : USD 1,725 Per Person - Book Now
DURATION : 6 Days 5 Nights
TRANSPORT : Private Car, House Boat
TOUR TYPE : Cultural Tour
LOCATION : East Kalimantan
START : Balikpapan Airport
FINISH : Balikpapan Airport
GRADE : Leisured - Moderate
DEPARTURE : Upon Request - You May Arrange Your Own Date
NOTE : If larger groups booking, please contact us
english guide speaking meals services
English Speaking Guide Meals 5x Breakfast, 5x Lunch, 5x Dinner.
bedding services airplanes services
5 Nights of Accomodation. Airport Transfer.

Mahakam House Boat Trip Itinerary.

Day 01: Balikpapan Airport - Hotel.

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.

Day 02: Balikpapan - Samarinda - Tenggarong - Mahakam House Boat Trip.

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.

Day 03: Muara Muntai - Mancong - Tanjung Isuy - Upstream.

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.

Day 04: Melak - Kersik Luway - Eheng - Tering Lama Trip.

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.

Day 05: Samarinda - Balikpapan Trip.

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.

Tour Package Cost Inclusion:

Balikpapan Transfer to hotel.
Transfer by car from Balikpapan to Samarinda Loa Janan Harbour.
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.

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.

What to bring on Mahakam House Boat 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..
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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