DISCOVER BORNEO

Discover Borneo 19D, 18N
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DISCOVER BORNEO TOUR ITINERARY

Duration              : 19 Days / 18 nights
Start / End           : Jakarta Airport

DAY 01: ARRIVAL JAKARTA.
On arrival in Jakarta, meet and greet by our guide then direct transfer to Hotel close to airport.

DAY 02: JAKARTA - PANGKALAN BUN – KUBUNG DAYAK VILLAGE.
Morning transfer to airport for your flight to Pangkalan Bun. Arrival in Pangkalan Bun transfer by car to Kubung Dayak Village about 300 km away or about 4 – 5 hours drive. Lunch on the way at local restaurant.  Along the way you will pass some palm oil and rubber tree plantation area, villager house, beautiful scenery. You have also time for take a break from long journey for toilet as well as tea or coffee break. Upon arrival in Kubung Village then check in at local dayak house or long house.  Free time at your own leisure and sightseeing around the village if you arrive before dark. Dinner prepare by our guide team at the local Dayak house. Stay overnight at local Dayak house or long house.

DAY 03: KUBUNG VILLAGE – BATU BATONGKAT/DAYAK ANCIENT MONUMENT - JUNGLE – KUBUNG VILLAGE.
After breakfast then accompany by our Guide Team including local dayak guide we will walk about 20 minutes away to the sacred dayak monument called Batu Batongkat (Stick Stone Monument). You will see beautiful scenery on the top of the stone. Then continue our trek passing traditional garden, huge tree, traditional rice barn, local dayak house, old Kaharingan dayak grave before entering the primary jungle. The trek is challenging and we highly suggest to use the rubber boots as we will pass some small river, mud, up and down the hill, rock as well as slippery rock before you reach beautiful water fall about 15 meter  high and surrounding by crystal clear water and  dense tropical rain forest of Borneo. We setting lunch here by wrapping traditional lunch. Have time to relax and refreshing, you can swimming in this cold fresh water pool.  After enjoying the water pools then trek back to the village.  On the way during go or back if you are lucky you may see flying squirrel, black  monkey, Horn Bill or other exotic flora and fauna. Our guide team also would be so please to show you how to survive in the jungle, how to distinguished edible, poisonous or medicinal plants. If fruits season you may also have time to enjoy the local fruits such as durian, cempedak (bread fruits), or even enjoying how the local collecting the jungle honey (seasonal). Back to the Kubung Village for dinner and overnight at local Dayak House or at long house. In the evening after dinner you have time to join in our “Bagondang” or “Horn Bill Dance” ceremony while the local dayak people will blessing you with welcome ritual ceremony called “ikat akar tongang” /sacred Dayak bracelet for our good blessing during our trip. Many people will join in this “party” with lots of rice wine. You have time for dancing with the local dayak that considered you part of their big family. Stay overnight at local Dayak house or at long house.

DAY 04: KUBUNG VILLAGE   - KUMAI – ORANGUTAN.
After breakfast then you have time to visit local primary school (in the working days Monday – Saturday/subject to change with or without prior notice), sightseeing around the village to see ritual sacred place to start the ceremony, old Hindu kaharingan grave, rice barns, big trees, local handy craft such as traditional basket, traditional machete called “ Mandau”, etc before went down to Pangkalan Bun. We will have lunch at local restaurant. On the way to Pangkalan Bun you have time to another break for dipping at the water of Sei Setonga crystal clear water. You have time for swimming or refreshing at this cold fresh crystal clear water river. Then continue drive to to Kumai Kumai to board on the boat. The boat is a traditional Klotok wooden river boat  with a roof which forms the upper deck where you can view the rain forest as it glides by. The guide's team includes the boatman, a cook and expert guide. In the peaceful afternoon we will slowly explore the quite river by the klotok while observe the monkeys along the riverside. Dinner on the boat and overnight on the boat or lodge. While overnight on the boat we serve thin mattress, pillow, fine meals, bottled "mineral" water, mosquito net, kitchen, simple toilet available on boat besides the familiar - helpful guides and boatmen.

DAY 05: : ORANGUTAN TOUR, EXPLORATION.
After breakfast board the klotok to travel up river for about 2 hours boating and then up a side creek to Camp Leakey where the older orangutans are reintroduced into the rain forest. En route stop at Pondok Tanguy, the former rehabilitation center for the new ex-captive orangutans. At Camp Leakey you will have opportunity to trek into the rain forest with your expert guide and the forestry rangers to appreciate the flora as well as perhaps sighting wild orangutans, gibbons, macaques, and birds. Lunch provided on boat. Afternoon visit the feeding station to see rehabilitate orangutans are given additional foods. We will then sail back down the river to overnight on the boat.

DAY 06: EXTRA DAY AT THE PARK.
The EXTRA DAY at the park you will explore deeper in the jungle, trekking in the different trails, and you may encounter different orangutan both wild or ex-captive and other wildlife, tropical rain forest of Borneo, and different beauty of nature. We can guarantee that the tropical rain forest of Borneo and its natural beauty will spoil and make your best of life time adventure experience. Meals and overnight served on the boat.

DAY 07: END OF ORANGUTAN TOUR – PANGKALAN BUN – BANJARMASIN – LOKSADO.
After an early breakfast, sail back to Kumai. Then drive to the airport and fly to Banjarmasin. Arrival at Banjarmasin, then proceed to Cempaka village to see traditional diamond mining and polishing, Next, visiting Pandak Daun villagge, a village famous as the home of thousands of water buffaloes. Here most of the peoples have numerous water buffaloes which is become a family business for a very long time. Afterwards, leaving to Loksado. You will arrive at late of evening, overnight on the local simple lodge for your dinner and accommodation.

DAY 08: MUARA HATIP - MALARIS - HARATAI.
After breakfast, Transfer to Malaris to see traditional long house,then trekking to Haratai waterfall crossing forest, rivers, longhouses, hanging bridge and traditional farms.Afterwards, return to Loksado through different trail passing big trees, valley and 3 isolated village and longhouse. In the afternoon, return to the small lodge for dinner and accommodation.

DAY 09: LOKSADO - BAMBOO RAFTING – BANJARMASIN.
After breakfast, Going to forest to cut the bamboos and setting the bamboo raft with villagers, then, do the bamboo rafting across mount Kantawan and tropical rainforest alongside of Amandit river. Return to Banjarmasin. Overnight at hotel in Banjarmasin.

DAY 10: FLOATING MARKET BANJARMASIN – BALIKPAPAN – MAHAKAM.
Very early in the morning, we visit the floating market at Lok Baintan, about 1 hr drive from Banjarmasin. The one at Lok Baintan is more visited by sellers and buyer compare to the one at Barito. So we will visit the one at Lok Baintan. Start at about 05.00 from hotel, arriving there at 06.00. After exploring the market,  visit Kembang island, about 45 minutes ride from the floating market. Although Pulau Kembang means the island of flower, hardly any flowers grow. People come to this island are mainly for praying at and giving offering to a small temple with white monkey statue. A big number of Long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis) inhabits this island. Return to Banjarmasin, then preparing yourself for check out, fly to Balikpapan on East Borneo. Upon arrival at Balikpapan Airport, meet & greet and drive directly to Loa Janan village, which is located 110 km to the north. Lunch will be served en route at a local restaurant. At the pier of this village you will board a slow boat. Accommodation and meals will be on the boat.

DAY 11: MAHAKAM – MANCONG - TANJUNG ISSUY.
After breakfast on boat, sightseeing the way of life of the local people as well as : Kutai, banjar tribe then you will be transferred into canoe for crossing the Jempang lake for reaching the Mancong village to see the way of life of the dayak Benuaq . On arrival at Mancong Village you will be welcomed a traditional dance performance by chief and his people. By passing the Ohong river with good luck we can see the probuscis monkeys, Macac, monitor lizards, king fisher. afterwards we will go to Tanjung Isuy for sightseeing the other way of life. Meals and accommodation at Long House

DAY 12: TANJUNG ISUY - MUARA MUNTAI - MINTA VILLAGE – MELAK.
After Breakfast at Long House Tanjung Isuy, then down river to Muara Muntai ( back to house boat to proceed up River Melak ) Stop over will be made at Minta Village for observing the way of life of kutai to see the brown sugar processing with a traditional system. Afterwards proceeding to Melak for observing the fresh water dholpin the to Melak . Meals and accommodation on boat.

DAY 13: MELAK - BLACK ORCHIDS- EHENG OLD LONG HOUSE-WATER FALL.
After breakfast on boat, then you will be transferred for observing the natural black orchids, kersik luway, then short trekking to see the huge trees as well as : Bangkirai trees, Iron woods, then visiting the Black orchids ( By Luck ) then we will visit the old long house of Tunjung and benuaq tribe where here they have been living with coomunal in old long house, here also we can see the Coffin with beatiful ornaments in the front of their long house. Then visit the water fall of Mafan and Bunda maria cave. Back to House then down river. Lunch will be provided. Dinner and accommodation on Boat.

DAY 14: TENGGARONG - HOTEL BALIKPAPAN.
After breakfast on boat then moving down river to Tenggarong. In Tenggarong  observing the royal collection of the Kutai kingdom in Museum ( It was the royal Palace) here we can see the collection of the oldest Hindu Kingdom in Indonesia since 4th century. After tenggarong then down river to loajanan. After lunch on house boat you will be transferred to Hotel for accommodation.

DAY 15: BALIKPAPAN – AIRPORT – BERAU – DERAWAN ISLAND.
Transfer to the airport then fly to Berau, then pick up by the staff of the island Resort.

DAY 16: DERAWAN ISLAND.
Free on your own. Activities at Resort (Snorkeling, Diving) at personal expenses. All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) Included

DAY 17: DERAWAN ISLAN.
Free on your own. Activities at Resort (Snorkeling, Diving) at personal expenses. All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) Included

DAY 18: DERAWAN ISLAND – BERAU – BALIKPAPAN – JAKARTA.
At the appropriate time, sail back to Berau then fly to Balikpapan. From Balikpapan, you fly back to Jakarta. On Arrival in Jakarta Transfer to hotel close to airport for overnight

DAY 19: JAKARTA – DEPARTURE.
Transfer to Airport for your flight back home