Day- 1 (D):
On arrival you'll be met at the airport of BALIKPAPAN for the drive to the
village of LOA JANAN on the banks of the MAHAKAM river to board the river
boat then direct proceed to MUARA MUNTAI, stop will be made in TENGGARONG
for boat permit purpose. Dinner and overnight on the house boat (The facilities
on board are simple adequate).
Day - 2 (B-L-D):
Early morning arrival at MUARA MUNTAI, a unique wooden village where even
the roads are made of wood. If water high enough, then you will cruise on
the same house boat to TANJUNG ISUY across JEMPANG LAKE and will overnight
on the house boat. However, during low tide, you will use a motorized canoes
to cruise TANJUNG ISUY and will overnight at Long House. Losmen Wisata,
or Local House. Colourfull dressed dancers of the BENUAQ tribe will welcome
you with a ceremonial dance in front of their traditional long house.
Day- 3 (B-L-D):
Half day excursion, visiting Dayak Village, Mancong to see the replica of
Grand Long House. Again, if water is high enough, you will be using a motorized
canoes throughout the small river OHONG, with luck, perhaps you can see
the Bekatan, the typical Kalimantan monkey with long nose in the jungle.
On the other hand, you will have to ride on the truck or motor bike whenever
water is low. Return to MUARA MUNTAI, and embark to your house boat then
continue up Mahakam to Melak. dinner and overnight on board.
Day - 4 (B-L-D):
Morning arrive at Malak, visit local market and by truck going to KERSIK
LUWAY NATURE ORCHID FOREST (bloming time seasonal), jungle walk, waterfall
at AMBAUASA. Lunch on board then down river to MUARA BUNJUT to observe OLD
LONG HOUSE of TANJUNG TRIBE. Return to your house boat then continue up
MAHAKAM to TERING DISTRICT of LONG IRAM. Dinner and overnight on board.
Day- 5 (B-L-D):
Arrive TERING, visit BAHAU TRIBE with its unique Tatto and some of
the old generation still keep their longears. A HUDOG performance with their
typical MASKED. Return to your house boat then down river to TENGGARONG.
All meals and overnight on board.
Day- 6 (B-L-D):
In TENGGARONG you'll visit The Museum (before it was the Palace of Kutai
Kingdom), the royal cemetry. Breakfast and lunch at the House Boat. Arrive
LOA JANAN transfer to your hotel in Samarinda or Balikpapan. Dinner and
overnight at hotel.
Day- 7 (B):
After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Sepingan, Balikpapan airport for
your onward flight.