East Kalimantan Bird watching in Mahakam and Kutai National Park 7D6N
Day 01: BALIKPAPAN, SAMARINDA, MAHAKAM (LD)
Upon arrival at Balikpapan airport, meeting service and transfer to Loa Janan, to board houseboat for exciting adventure on Mahakam river. Meals provided and overnight on houseboat.
Day 02: MUARA MUNTAI, MANCONG, TANJUNG ISUY,MUARA PAHU (BLD)
Short sight seeing at Muara Muntai Wooden village, then crossing Jempang Lake by motor canoe to Mancong. During the cruise you could see Rain forest and many types of water and lake birds, and wildlife at Ohong creek like monkey’s and lowland forest birds. Upon arrival at Mancong, short sight seeing at Dayaq Benuaq one of the Oldest Dayak Longhouse of East Kalimantan, and look the forest around for birds, 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 03: MUARA PAHU, DOLPHIN & BOLOWAN RIVER, DOWNSTREAM (BLD)
Arrive at Muara Pahu, cruise up Bolowan river by canoe, along the river bank, we see the Exotic Kutai culture collide with the nature, after a while we will pass the proboscis Monkeys Island, to spot these rare red endangered longnose monkeys closely, and spot the river birds before we move into the black water peat swamp forest land, with opportunities to spot the fresh water dolphins around and move into the Bolowan River. Late Afternoon, return downstream to Tenggarong.
Day 04: TENGGARONG, SANGATTA, KUTAI NATIONAL PARK (BLD)
Early in the morning downstream by houseboat to Tenggarong. Arrive at Tenggarong, visiting the former palace of Sultan Kutai Kartanegara. Where you will see the Sultan’s impressive collection of heirlooms, ceramics, Dayak’s art and culture items. Afterwards by car to Sangatta village, cruising up Sangatta River by motor canoe 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 wildlife and Orangutans, which are completely wild. Lunch on the way, Dinner and overnight at Prefab Research station, hearing the sounds of the forest by night
Day 05: KUTAI NATIONAL PARK (BLD)
Early in the morning by motor canoe upstream Sangatta River into the jungle of Kutai National Park Reserve searching for bird spots. Afternoon return to Prefab Station for Lunch and rest, late afternoon a forest trek searching for birds and experience the beauty of the Rainforest flora and Fauna here. Dinner and overnight at Prefab Research station.
Day 06: KUTAI RESERVE, DELTA SANGATTA RIVER, SAMARINDA (BLD)
After Breakfast by motor canoe to the mangrove forest at the Delta of the Sangatta River to spot Longnose Monkeys, Birds, Crocodiles and other wild in the Mangrove Forest. Return to Sangatta for lunch and afterwards transfer to Samarinda for overnight at Hotel.
Day 07: SAMARINDA, BALIKPAPAN (B)
Breakfast, free at leisure, and enjoy the hotel atmosphere, until departure transfer to Balikpapan airport for your flight to your next destination.
Rate Include :
Transport : Transfer in Balikpapan airport by car/minibus to Samarinda, Boarding Houseboat full Aircondition, cruise up Mahakam River, to the village Muara Muntai, by motor-canoe navigate the Jempang Lake, visit Tanjung Isuy, and Mancong, cruise upstream to Muara Pahu, sail Bolowan River, downstream Mahakam River to Samarinda, by car/minibus to Sangatta, motorcanoe cruise Sangatta river into Kutai NP, by car to Samarinda, transfer to Balikpapan
Accommodation : 3 Nights at Houseboat Airconditioning, 2 Night at Jungle Lodge Kutai Park, 1 Night at Hotel Senyiur Samarinda All Twin Share
Meals / Drinks : Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, Aqua, Tea & Coffee
English Speaking Guide
Donations and Entrance fees, permits etc
Rate Exclude :
Airport tax, and airfares to and from Kalimantan Island
Soft & Alcoholic Drinks
Personal needs and expenses
Everything which is not mentioned in the itinerary