Borneo Overland Trips

Borneo or Kalimantan is well known for its tropical rainforest, rich of natural resources, and exotic flora and fauna. For the adventurous souls, this island offers many options to satisfy desire: rafting or traveling along some of the world’s most beautiful and challenging rivers, trekking through traditional villages and jungles, or taking a safari trip in one of the great national parks on this magnificent island. Traveling in Kalimantan will take you to the nook and corners of the land and allow you to get acquainted with the beautiful place which boasts of a colorful culture of ethnic groups including Dayak, Malay, and Chinese. The rich treasure of wildlife in Kalimantan usually attracts the global travelers who come here to spend some days in absolute peace and tranquillity. The rich flora and fauna of this land is one of the main reasons why people from far and wide love to come here. The wildlife in Kalimantan has long been one of the chief tourist attractions in and around Kalimantan. There are lot of national parks and forest reserves where the wild animals and plants find their paradised habitat on this magnificent island.

 

BORNEO OVERLAND 08 DAYS TRIP

Duration: 08 Days/07 Nights
Grade: Easy

Day 01   ARRIVAL IN BANJARMASIN – SUNGAI RUTAS – LOKSADO
Meet at airport and directly transfer to Sungai Rutas village to get our boat cruising the romantic river to spot wildlife such as proboscis monkeys, long tailed macaque, silvery langurs, birds, monitor lizards, and other wild animals on the riverside as well as the daily activities of local people. Afterwards, driving to Loksado across the beautiful swampy and lowland landscape into the plateau of Meratus mountain. Lunch will be served en route, dinner and overnight at lodge in Loksado. (L,D)

Day 02  JUNGLE TREK
After breakfast at lodge, we will proceed to explore jungle and Dayak land crossing primary and secondary rainforest, hills, waterfall, hanging and suspended bamboo bridges, villager farmlands, rivers and cascades, longhouses, cinnamon and rubber trees. In the afternoon, we will back to the lodge through other trail with different beauties of nature. Lunch will be served en route, dinner and overnight on lodge. (B,L,D)

Day 03  BAMBOO RAFTING – BANJARMASIN
After breakfast at lodge, we will take an adventure trip of bamboo rafting across beautiful landscape of tropical rainforest along the Amandit riverside meanwhile our coach will be waiting on the downstream for driving to Banjarmasin for overnight on hotel. (B,L,D)

Day 04  FLOATING MARKET – SAMPIT
Early in the morning, we will leave to floating market for exploring the unique culture of Banjarese that trade commodities from boat to boat, then return to hotel crossing Banjarmasin River while sightseeing people activities at riverside. Afterwards, driving to Sampit with some stop over on interesting spots we will meet en route. Free at your own leisure and overnight on hotel. (B,L,D)

Day 05  SAMPIT – TANJUNG PUTING NATIONAL PARK
Transfer to Kumai village for boarding the houseboat to Tanjung Puting National Park. The houseboat is a traditional wooden river boat with roof forms the upper deck where you can view the rainforest as it glides by. The boat crew including the boatman, cook and expert guide. In the peaceful afternoon, we will slowly explore the quite river by the houseboat while observing the primates along the riverside. Overnight on houseboat or Rimba Lodge with dining on the boat, with facilities; thin mattress, pillow, fine meals, bottled “mineral” water, mosquito net, kitchen, and simple toilet available on boat besides the familiar helpful guides and boatmen. (B,L,D)

Day 06  TANJUNG PUTING NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast, we will board the houseboat for cruising upward the creek to Camp Leakey where the older orangutans are reintroduced into the rainforest. At this station, you will have opportunity to trek into the rainforest with your expert guide and forest rangers to appreciate the flora as well as viewing wild orangutans, gibbons, macaques, and birds. In the afternoon, we will visit the feeding station to see rehabilitated orangutans are given additional foods. We will then sail back down the river and overnight on houseboat or Rimba Lodge. Lunch and dinner will be served on houseboat. (B,L,D)

Day 07  TANJUNG PUTING NATIONAL PARK
Get the morning river safari by houseboat to observe river ecology and wildlife along the riverside. En route, we will stop at Pondok Tanggui Feeding Station to watch rangers feed orangutans, and then we will continue our trip by visiting the Pesalat Station to explore reforestation activities and the famous iron wood as well as other exotic vegetation. Lunch will be served on boat while sighting wild animal activities along the riverside. Next, we will depart to Tanjung Harapan Feeding Station for viewing the feeding process of orangutans. Afterwards, we will proceed to Tanjung Harapan village for sightseeing villagers’ daily activities. Enjoy the natural river view on the way back and overnight on houseboat or Rimba Lodge. Lunch and dinner will be served on houseboat. (B,L,D)

Day 08  TANJUNG PUTING NATIONAL PARK – DEPARTURE
After breakfast, we will get the morning safari to explore wildlife on riverside. Afterwards, proceed to Kumai village to catch the car for driving to Pangkalan Bun airport for your next destination. (B)

Included:
-AC land transportation
-Houseboat
-Motorized boat
-Bamboo rafting
-Accommodation based on twin share:
01 Night at 3 stars hotel in Banjarmasin
02 Nights at Loksado Lodge
01 Night at 2 stars hotel in Sampit
03 Nights at houseboat or Rimba Lodge in Tanjung Puting
-Entrance fee, donation & refreshments
-English speaking guide
-Meals as stated on program, indicated as (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: dinner)

Excluded:
-Airfares
-Airport taxes and extra baggage fees
-Travel insurance
-Expenses incurred due to Force Majeure
-Personal expenses

 

 

 

 

 

BORNEO OVERLAND 10 DAYS TRIP

Duration: 10 Days/09 Nights
Grade: Easy

Day 01  BALIKPAPAN – SAMARINDA – KOTA BANGUN
Meet at airport and directly transfer to Kota Bangun for about 6 hours drive and then proceed to check in to the homestay. Next, cruising the Semayang and Melintang Lakes for spotting the fresh water dolphins and unique life of villagers as well as the beautiful panorama and sunset of the lake. Afterwards, return to homestay for overnight. (L,D)

Day 02  KOTA BANGUN – MANCONG – MUARA MUNTAI
Proceed to Mancong by motorized canoe crossing the Jempang Lake of which we will have the opportunity to view plenty of water bird species and fishermen floating houses as well as the romantic Ohong River where proboscis monkeys, monitor lizards and other wild animals are hanging around at riverside. In Mancong, we will explore an exotic longhouse and Benuaq Dayak daily life. Afterwards, proceed to Muara Muntai for overnight on homestay. Lunch will be served en route, dinner and overnight on homestay. (B,L,D)

Day 03  MUARA MUNTAI – KUYUNG – SAMARINDA
After breakfast, we will explore the exotic of Muara Muntai village with the long wooden bridge which is made of iron wood linking all the roads and alleys of the hamlet and then proceed to Kuyung to catch the car for driving to Tenggarong town to explore the King Collection on the Museum of Mulawarman and Royal Cemetery of Kutai Kartanegara kingdom. Afterwards, driving to Samarinda for overnight on hotel. (B,L,D)

Day 04  SAMARINDA – KARIANGAU – DOYAM SERIAM – TANAH GROGOT
After breakfast, we will drive for about 2,5 hours to Kariangau port to cross the Balikpapan bay for about 1 hour by ferryboat and then continue our trip to Doyam Seriam forest for a soft trekking to explore waterfall, black orchids, pitcher plants, and other flora and fauna of the jungle. Afterwards, proceed to Tanah Grogot town for overnight on hotel. (B,L,D)

Day 05  TANAH GROGOT– CANTUNG VILLAGE – PAGATAN BEACH
After breakfast at hotel, we will drive for about 5 hours to Cantung Village crossing beautiful karst topography, jungle, and mountainous landscape. Next, we will proceed to Goa Liang Kalih to explore the beautiful stalagmites and stalactites of the limestone cave. Afterwards, we will be driving to Pagatan beach for overnight at the beach hotel. Lunch will be served en route, dinner and overnight on the hotel. (B,L,D)

Day 06  PAGATAN BEACH – ASAM RIVER – BANJARMASIN
Enjoy the wonderful morning at the beach hotel while having breakfast. We will then drive to the port for catching our boat to cruise the romantic Asam River river to spot crocodiles, proboscis monkeys, langurs, birds, and other wild animals. Afterwards, proceed to Banjarmasin for overnight at hotel. (B,L,D)

Day 07  FLOATING MARKET – SAMPIT
Early in the morning, we will leave to floating market for exploring the unique culture of Banjarese that trade commodities from boat to boat, then return to hotel crossing Banjarmasin River while sightseeing people activities at riverside. Afterwards, we will drive to Sampit with some stop over on interesting spots we will meet en route. Free at your own leisure and overnight on hotel. (B,L,D)

Day 08  SAMPIT – PANGKALAN BUN – TANJUNG PUTING NATIONAL PARK
Transfer to Kumai village for boarding the houseboat to Tanjung Puting National Park. The houseboat is a traditional wooden river boat with roof forms the upper deck where you can view the rainforest as it glides by. The boat crew including the boatman, cook and expert guide. In the peaceful afternoon, we will slowly explore the quite river by the houseboat while observing the primates along the riverside. Overnight on houseboat or Rimba Lodge with dining on the boat, with facilities; thin mattress, pillow, fine meals, bottled “mineral” water, mosquito net, kitchen, and simple toilet available on boat besides the familiar helpful guides and boatmen. (B,L,D)

Day 09  TANJUNG PUTING NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast, we will board the houseboat for cruising upward to Pondok Tanguy to explore the rehabilitation center of the new ex-captive orangutans. Next, return to houseboat for sailing upward the creek to Camp Leakey where the older orangutans are reintroduced into the rainforest. At this station, you will have opportunity to trek into the rainforest with your expert guide and forest rangers to appreciate the flora as well as viewing wild orangutans, gibbons, macaques, and birds. Lunch will be served on houseboat. In the afternoon, we will visit the feeding station to see rehabilitated orangutans are given additional foods. We will then sail back down the river and overnight on Rimba Ecolodge or houseboat. (B,L,D)

Day 10  TANJUNG PUTING NATIONAL PARK – DEPARTURE
After breakfast, we will get the morning safari to explore wildlife on riverside. Afterwards, proceed to Kumai village to catch the car for driving to Pangkalan Bun airport for your next destination. (B)

Included:
-AC land transportation
-Motorized boat
-Accommodation based on twin share:
01 Night at homestay in Melintang village
01 Night at homestay in Muara Muntai
01 Night at 3 stars hotel in Samarinda
01 Night at Pagatan Beach Hotel
01 Night at 3 stars hotel in Banjarmasin
01 Night at local hotel in Sampit
02 Nights at houseboat or Rimba Lodge in Tanjung Puting
-Entrance fee, donation & refreshments
-English speaking guide
-Meals as stated on program, indicated as (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: dinner)

Excluded:
-Airfares
-Airport taxes and extra baggage fees
-Travel insurance
-Expenses incurred due to Force Majeure
-Personal expenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

BORNEO OVERLAND 12 DAYS TRIP

Duration: 12 Days/11 Nights
Grade: Easy

Day 01  BALIKPAPAN – SAMARINDA – KOTA BANGUN 
Meet at airport and directly transfer to Kota Bangun for about 6 hours drive and then proceed to check in to the homestay. Next, cruising the Semayang and Melintang Lakes for spotting the fresh water dolphins and unique life of villagers as well as the beautiful panorama and sunset of the lake. Afterwards, return to homestay for overnight. (L,D) 

Day 02  KOTA BANGUN – MANCONG – MUARA MUNTAI
Proceed to Mancong by motorized canoe crossing the Jempang Lake of which we will have the opportunity to view plenty of water bird species and fishermen floating houses as well as the romantic Ohong River where proboscis monkeys, monitor lizards and other wild animals are hanging around at riverside. In Mancong, we will explore an exotic longhouse and Benuaq Dayak daily life. Afterwards, proceed to Muara Muntai for overnight on homestay. Lunch will be served en route, dinner and overnight on homestay. (B,L,D)

Day 03  MUARA MUNTAI – KUYUNG – SAMARINDA
After breakfast, we will explore the exotic of Muara Muntai village with the long wooden bridge which is made of iron wood linking all the roads and alleys of the hamlet, and then proceed to Kuyung to catch the car for driving to Tenggarong town to explore the King Collection on the Museum of Mulawarman and Royal Cemetery of Kutai Kartanegara kingdom. Afterwards, driving to Samarinda for overnight on hotel. (B,L,D)

Day 04  SAMARINDA – MUARA KOMAM – UPAU VILLAGE
After breakfast, we will drive to Muara Komam for exploring a beautiful cave. Afterwards, we will proceed to Upau village for observing the daily life of Dayak Deah people. Lunch will be served en route, dinner and overnight on local house. (B,L,D)

Day 05  UPAU VILLAGE – NAGARA – LOKSADO
After breakfast, we can see mystical performance of Dayak Deah takes about 1,5 hour. In this performance, we will watch some women are dancing followed by traditional music instruments, meanwhile the shaman is climbing the thorny tree with bare hand and foot without getting any hurt on his body. Next, travel to Nagara village for sighting traditional machete making, metal ware, and pottery home industries, then continue our trip to Muning village to get our boat cruising the narrow canal to Nagara lake for observing water buffaloes swim to the stall and villagers’ unique activities as well as enjoying the romantic sunset outlook. Afterwards, proceed to Loksado for overnight on lodge. (B,L,D)

Day 06  JUNGLE TREK
After breakfast at lodge, we will proceed to explore jungle and Dayak land crossing primary and secondary rainforest, hills, waterfall, hanging and suspended bamboo bridges, villager farmlands, rivers and cascades, longhouses, cinnamon and rubber trees. In the afternoon, we will back to the lodge through other trail with different beauties of nature. Lunch will be served en route, dinner and overnight on lodge. (B,L,D)

Day 07  BAMBOO RAFTING – RIAM KANAN LAKE – APUAI
After breakfast, we will take an adventure trip of bamboo rafting across beautiful landscape of tropical rainforest along the Amandit riverside meanwhile our coach will be waiting on the downstream for transferring to Aranio small port to cruise upward the Riam Kanan Lake to Apuai while sighting beautiful mountainous scenery as well as species of bird fly over the lake. Afterwards, we will set a campsite on the lakeside. (B,L,D)

Day 08  APUAI – RIAM KANAN LAKE – BANJARMASIN
We will cruise deeper the Riam Kanan Lake to explore beautiful view of forests, mountainous swamp, birds, boat making, floating fishing ponds, etc. Next, proceed to Banjarmasin for taking an afternoon canal sightseeing. Afterwards, transfer to hotel for overnight. (B,L,D)

Day 09  FLOATING MARKET – SAMPIT
Early in the morning, we will leave to floating market for exploring the unique culture of Banjarese that trade commodities from boat to boat, then return to hotel crossing Banjarmasin River while sightseeing people activities at riverside. Afterwards, we will drive to Sampit with some stop over on interesting spots we will meet en route. Free at your own leisure and overnight on hotel. (B,L,D)

Day 10  SAMPIT – PANGKALAN BUN – TANJUNG PUTING NATIONAL PARK
Transfer to Kumai village for boarding the houseboat to Tanjung Puting National Park. The houseboat is a traditional wooden river boat with roof forms the upper deck where you can view the rainforest as it glides by. The boat crew including the boatman, cook and expert guide. In the peaceful afternoon, we will slowly explore the quite river by the houseboat while observing the primates along the riverside. Overnight on houseboat or Rimba Lodge with dining on the boat, with facilities; thin mattress, pillow, fine meals, bottled “mineral” water, mosquito net, kitchen, and simple toilet available on boat besides the familiar helpful guides and boatmen. (B,L,D)

Day 11  TANJUNG PUTING NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast, we will board the houseboat for cruising upward to Pondok Tanguy to explore the rehabilitation center of the new ex-captive orangutans. Next, return to houseboat for sailing upward the creek to Camp Leakey where the older orangutans are reintroduced into the rainforest. At this station, you will have opportunity to trek into the rainforest with your expert guide and forest rangers to appreciate the flora as well as viewing wild orangutans, gibbons, macaques, and birds. In the afternoon, we will visit the feeding station to see rehabilitated orangutans are given additional foods. We will then sail back down the river and overnight on houseboat or Rimba Lodge. Lunch and dinner will be served on houseboat. (B,L,D)

Day 12  TANJUNG PUTING NATIONAL PARK – DEPARTURE
After breakfast, we will get the morning safari to explore wildlife on riverside. Afterwards, proceed to Kumai village to catch the car for driving to Pangkalan Bun airport for your next destination. (B)

Included:
-AC land transportation
-Houseboat
-Motorized boat
-Bamboo rafting
-Accommodation based on twin share:
01 Night at homestay in Kota Bangun
01 Night at homestay in Muara Muntai
01 Night at 3 stars hotel in Samarinda
01 Night at local house at Upau village
02 Nights at Loksado Lodge
01 Night at tent or local house in Riam Kanan Lake
01 Night at 3 stars hotel in Banjarmasin
01 Night at 2 stars hotel in Sampit
02 Nights at houseboat or Rimba Lodge in Tanjung Puting
-Entrance fee, donation & refreshment
-English speaking guide
-Meals as stated on program, indicated as (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: dinner)
-Dance and thorn tree climbing performances

Excluded:
-Airfares
-Airport taxes and extra baggage fees
-Travel insurance
-Expenses incurred due to Force Majeure
-Personal expenses

 

 

 

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