4 to 6 Days Mahakam River and Kutai National Park

Visit Tenggarong featuring the former palace of Sultan Kutai Kartanegara, sightseeing at Kota Bangun, board the Mahakam River by motorized canoe to Danau Semayang, watch traditional ceremony by Dayaq Benuaq tribe, go to Tanjung Isuy, cross Jempang lake by motorized canoe to Muara Muntai, and many more.

Includes:

  • AC private car during tour
  • English speaking guide
  • Mineral water and snacks
  • Accommodation
  • Entrance fees
  • Daily meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Pampang Dance

Excludes:

  • Air ticket 
  • Optional program
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Personal expenses, laundry, telephone, insurance
  • Force majour (flight delay or cancelation, etc)

Itinerary:

DAY 1 : BALIKPAPAN - TENGGARONG - KOTA BANGUN (L,D)        
Upon arrival at Balikpapan airport, drive around 4 hours to Tenggarong visit the former palace of SUltan Kutai Kartanegara. Afterwards, continue to Kota Bangun around 3 hours driving, afternoon sightseeing around the village. Overnight at guesthouse. 

DAY 2 : KOTA BANGUN - DANAU SEMAYANG - MANCONG (B,L,D)  
Morning, board the Mahakam river by motorized canoe to Danau Semayang, with the best opportunities to spot the fresh water dolphins around while slow cruise the lake. Back to Kota Bangun and drive around 4 hours to Mancong. Upon arrival at Mancong, welcomed with a traditional ceremony by Dayaq Benuaq, one of the oldest dayak longhouse of East Kalimantan can be found here. Overnight at simple guesthouse.

DAY 3 : MANCONG - TANJUNG ISUY - MUARA MUNTAI - SAMARINDA (B,L,D)     
After breakfast, sightseeing around the village to see the local people activity. Afterwards, go to Tanjung Isuy by car. Arrive at Tanjung Isuy, sightseeing around the village, you could also look for handmade souvenirs and see the procees of making Doyo Fabric. Cross Jempang lake by motorized canoe to Muara Muntai. During the cruise you could see rainforest and wildlife of Ohong creek like monkey and birds. Sightseeing at Muara Muntai wooden village and see the local people activity. Afternoon, back to Tanjung Isuy and continue drive to Samarinda. Overnight at hotel.

DAY 4 : SAMARINDA - BALIKPAPAN AIRPORT (B)
After breakfast, check out the hotel and transfer to Balikpapan airport for your next destinations.

Availability : Daily
Duration : 4D3N
Minimum : 2
Maximum : 50
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Per person (2 pax)
IDR 7.623.000
Per person (3-4 pax)
IDR 4.004.000
Per person (9-12 pax)
IDR 5.478.000
Per person (13-15 pax)
IDR 5.104.000
TOTAL : IDR
Exploring nature and culture along Mahakam River, such as rainforest and wildlife, and also Dayak Tribe culture.

Price Includes:

  • Return airport transfer
  • AC private car during tour
  • English speaking guide
  • Mineral water and snacks
  • Accommodation
  • Entrance fees
  • Daily meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Welcome ceremony at dayak 
  • Motorized canoe 

Excludes:

  • Air ticket 
  • Optional program
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Personal expenses, laundry, telephone, insurance
  • Force majour (flight delay or cancelation, etc)
Availability : Daily
Duration : 4D3N
Minimum : 2
Maximum : 50
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Per person (min. 2 pax)
IDR 12.925.000
Per person (3-4 pax)
IDR 9.152.000
Per person (5-6 pax)
IDR 8.437.000
Per person (9-12 pax)
IDR 7.128.000
Per person (13-15 pax)
IDR 6.193.000
TOTAL : IDR
Exploring nature and culture along Mahakam River.

Includes :

  • Return airport transfer
  • AC house boat (non-cabin)
  • English speaking guide
  • Mineral water and snacks
  • Accommodation on the boat
  • Entrance fees
  • Daily meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Welcome ceremony at dayak 
  • Land transport, motorized canoe 

Excludes:

  • Air ticket 
  • Optional program
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Personal expenses, laundry, telephone, insurance
  • Force majour (flight delay or cancelation, etc)

Itinerary:
Day 1

Upon arrival at Balikpapan airport, meeting service and transfer to Loa Janan, to board houseboat for strating adventure on Mahakam River. Meals provided and overnight on houseboat.
Day 2
Short sightseeing at Muara Muntai wooden village, then crossing Jempang Lake by motor canoe to Mancong. During the cruise you could see rainforest and wildlife at Ohong creek like monkey’s and birds, Upon arrival at Mancong, welcomed with a traditional ceremony by 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 to Muara Pahu.
Day 3
Arrive at Muara Pahu, cruise up Bolowan river by canoe, along the river bank, we see the exotic Kutai culture collide with the nature pass alongside, after a while we will pass the proboscis monkeys island, to spot these rare red endangered Borneo longnose monkeys closely, before we move into the black water peat swamp forest land of Jintan at the delta of Semayang lake, with the best opportunities to spot the fresh water dolphins around while slow cruise into the Bolowan River. Late afternoon, return to housebaot and upstream to Melak.
Day 4
Arrive in Melak then drive to Eheng by car 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. Afternoon to Ombau Asa waterfall, an exciting place for swimming. Return to Melak then board to the houseboat and downstream to Tenggarong.
Day 5
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. Afterwards by car to Balikpapan airport for your next destination.

Availability : Daily
Duration : 5 Days 4 Nights
Minimum : 2
Maximum : 30
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Per person (min. 2 pax)
IDR 15.334.000
Per person (3-4 pax)
IDR 10.758.000
Per person (5-6 pax)
IDR 9.218.000
Per person (9-12 pax)
IDR 8.206.000
Per person (13-15 pax)
IDR 7.326.000
TOTAL : IDR
Discover the culture and nature along Mahakam River and Orangutan Kutai National Park. Explore the rainforest and wildlife at Ohong Creek, dolphins at Bolowan River, black water peat swamp forest land of Jintan at the delta of Semayang lake, with the best opportunities to spot the fresh water dolphins around while slow cruise into the Bolowan River, visit Ombau Asa waterfall, an exciting place for swimming, Prefab Orangutan Kutai and many more.

Includes:

  • AC private car transfer
  • AC house boat (non-cabin)
  • English speaking guide
  • Mineral water and snacks
  • Accommodation on the boat
  • Entrance fees
  • Daily meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Welcome ceremony at dayak 
  • Land transport, motorized canoe 

Excludes:

  • Air ticket 
  • Optional program
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Personal expenses, laundry, telephone, insurance
  • Force majour (flight delay or cancelation, etc)

Itinerary:

DAY 1 : BALIKPAPAN – SAMARINDA – MAHAKAM HOUSEBOAT (L,D)Upon arrival at Balikpapan airport, meeting service and transfer to Loa Janan, to board houseboat for strating adventure on Mahakam River. Meals provided and overnight on houseboat.
Accomodation : House boat

DAY 2 : MUARA MUNTAI – MANCONG – TANJUNG ISUY – MUARA PAHU (B,L,D)
Short sight seeing at Muara Muntai wooden village, then crossing Jempang Lake by motor canoe to Mancong. During the cruise you could see rainforest and wildlife at Ohong creek like monkey’s and birds, Upon arrival at Mancong, welcomed with a traditional ceremony by 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 to Muara Pahu.
Accomodation : House Boat

DAY 3 : MUARA PAHU – DOLPHIN & BOLOWAN RIVER – DOWNSTREAM (B,L,D)
Arrive at Muara Pahu, cruise up Bolowan river by canoe, along the river bank, we see the exotic Kutai culture collide with the nature pass alongside, after a while we will pass the proboscis monkeys island, to spot these rare red endangered Borneo longnose monkeys closely, before we move into the black water peat swamp forest land of Jintan at the delta of Semayang lake, with the best opportunities to spot the fresh water dolphins around while slow cruise into the Bolowan River. Late afternoon, return to housebaot and downstream to Tenggarong.
Accomodation : House boat

DAY 4 : TENGGARONG – SANGATTA – PREFAB ORANGUTAN KUTAI (B,L,D)
Early in the morning downstream by houseboat to Tenggarong. 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. Afterwards by car to Sangatta village, cruisning up Sangatta River by motorcanoe into the jungle of Kutai National Park. Upon Arrival at Prefab Orangutan Research station, we will drop our stuff and direct start a jungle trek into the forest, looking for wild life and Orang Utans, which are completely wild. Lunch on the way, Dinner and overnight at Prefab Research station, hearing the sounds of the forest by night.
Accomodation : Simple ranger hut

DAY 5 : KUTAI PARK – DELTA SANGATTA RIVER – SAMARINDA (B,LD,) Morning Breakfast then take motorcanoe to the mangrove forest at the Delta of Sangatta river to spot longnose monkeys, birds, crocodiles and other wild in the mangrove forest. Return to Sangatta for lunch and transfer to Samarinda for overnight at Hotel. Dinner take at local restaurant. Accommodation : Hotel Horison Samarinda or similar

DAY 6 : SAMARINDA – BALIKPAPAN (B)
Breakfast at the hotel, free program at your own leisure, until departure transfer to Balikpapan airport for your next destination.

Availability : Daily
Duration : 6 Days
Minimum : 2
Maximum : 30
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Per person (min. 2 pax)
IDR 16.093.000
Per person (3-4 pax)
IDR 11.803.000
Per person (7-8 pax)
IDR 10.010.000
Per person (13-15 pax)
IDR 8.712.000
TOTAL : IDR

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East Kalimantan, Indonesia

About 4 to 6 Days Mahakam River and Kutai National Park

Vacation to a place that has beautiful scenery and fresh air certainly can make you feel refreshed from tired and saturation because of urban activities. If you are looking for a vacation location like that, then East Kalimantan could be an option. East Kalimantan has a natural wealth that is still cared. Tropical forests, a river that became the lifeblood of the community to the way of life of local residents are appealing to discover. Also visit the Mahakam River and Kutai National Park for getting closer to nature.

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34 Reviews from TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Ritu242014 (New Delhi, India)
Reviewed 09 Aug 2017

"Wonderful experience, poor facilities"

We booked through Rimba Borneo Kalimantan and I would recommend our guide, Rusdy, without hesitation. He's also a great cook. The forest is beautiful (we got to see orangs), but the Prevab camp needs...

Visited Jun 2017 Read More...


Awang Jumree Azzaky (Samarinda, Indonesia)
Reviewed 20 Jan 2017

"nice park 😍"

I did trekkings there never feel bored there just wanna go on and on, the silence , the smell of leaves, wild orangutan that sometimes really hard to be found, rangers were very helpfull n experience...

Visited Sep 2016 Read More...


MakassarTraveller (Makassar)
Reviewed 18 Jan 2017

"Extra Ordinary Experience"

Trekking into Kutai NP and seeing wild orangutan was really one of the highlight experience in my life. I have been there in two occasions and I wish I could go for more

Visited Dec 2016 Read More...


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