DAY 01. BALIKPAPAN - LOAJANAN - MAHAKAM (L,D)
Upon arrival at Sepingan Airport (Balikpapan), head directly to a local restaurant for lunch. Then drive to Loajanan, a village which is located 110 kms to the North. At the pier of this village you board on a slow boat which will act as a Floating Hotel and depart for "Dayak Land".
DAY 02. MAHAKAM - TANJUNG ISSUY (B,L,D)
After stopping at Ma Muntai to obtain a travel permit, continue on to fishing villages of Jantun, Tanjung Jone, Tanjung Hour, arrive at Tanjung Issuy one of the Dayak villages in the afternoon. Upon arrival your group will be welcomed with a traditional ceremony led by the village chief and his people. In the evening, attend a Dayak culture performance in the village. Overnight and meals in the village Long House.
DAY 03. TANJUNG ISSUY - MANCONG - MAHAKAM (B,L,D)
In the morning an opportunity will be given to explore the village and to get to know the Dayak people, their beliefs, art and handicrafts, and customs. You will have an opportunity to see a tribal ceremony. If water condition permit, continue to Mancong village in the hinterland using a canoe called Ketinting, then return to Lake Jempang and board a slow boat for the cruise down the Mahakam river.
DAY 04. MAHAKAM - MELAK - KERSIKLUWAI (B,L,D)
Breakfast on board. Drive by truck or Toyota pick-up to the Kersikluwai Nature Reserve - a forest of 50,000 Ha with numerous varieties of orchids, including the rare Colony Pandurata (Black Orchid). Then drive to Melak and cruise down the Mahakam River.
DAY 05. MAHAKAM - TENGGARONG - BALIKPAPAN (B,L,D)
On the way back to Balikpapan a stop will be made at Tenggarong to observe the Sultan's Collection in the museum (closed on Monday). You arrive at Balikpapan late in the afternoon and proceed directly to Hotel Benakutai for accommodations and meals.
DAY 06. BALIKPAPAN - OUT (B)
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the Airport for your flight to your next destination.
The above prices include :
AC house boat
Return transfer from Balikpapan to Samarinda
Other land an river transport as per program
English speaking Guide
Accommodation at the hotel as mentioned benakutai or similar, house boat and long house as mentioned in the program
Full board meals as indicated
Mineral water, snack, coffee and tea come along on the boat ( not in the hotel )