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TREKS IN KALIMANTAN

The Indonesian region of Kalimantan (often referred to as Indonesian Borneo) is covered to a large extent by water in the form of rivers and swamps, as well as having a number of mountain chains - the highest being the Schwaner Mountains at 2278 metres. We have treks of varying duration available, however, due to the type of terrain being covered, most of the tours also include travel on the water - by boat, raft and/or canoe.

Crossing Kalimantan East to West

Tour Code: BTSKAL21

Duration - 17 Days/16 Nights (approximately)

You will need to have a reasonable level of fitness for this tour, which includes 7 days of trekking.

Day 1

BALIKAPAPAN, SAMARINDA, LOA JANAN, MAHAKAM

Upon arrival at Sepinggan International Airport of Balikpapan of East Borneo meet and assist to proceed to houseboat in Loajanan. All the rest day and night cruise up to Muara Muntai. Meals and overnight on boat.[includes Lunch and Dinner]


Day 2 to Day 4

MUARA MUNTAI, MANCONG, LONG IRAM

Breakfast on boat then visiting wooden village of Muara Muntai, to observe the activities of the people life on bank of Mahakam River, such as floating shop, house, etc, then continue the trip by canoe over Lake Jempang passing fisher village of Jatur Toi reach Mancong pass trough small river to observe wild life such as proboscis monkeys, snake, birds, etc. On arrival welcome ceremony by Dayak Banuaq tribe in front of long house then back to house boat and cruise up to Long Iram. Meals and overnight on boat. [includes Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner]


Day 4

LONG IRAM – LONG BANGUN

Breakfast on boat then continue the trip by long boat to Long Bnagun which is the last village to start of adventure. But, the trip can be stopped at Datah Bilang or Rukun Damai to observe Dayak tribe with long ears. Meals and overnight at local house. Losmen. [includes Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner]


Day 5

LONG BANGUN – TIONG OHANG

Breakfast at Losmen then starting your adventure to Long Pahangai passing trough the wild rapid of huge Mahakam River, may overnight will be done on tent on beach. This the real fantastic views due the primary rain forest and wild rapids of the Mahakam River. Meals provided. Overnight on tent. [includes Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner]


Day 6

TIONG OHANG – THE END OF MAHAKAM RIVER

Breakfast at campsite, then begine your trek to the end of the Mahakam for approximately 3 – 5 hours trekking overnight and also meals on tent. This all the participant will be accompanied with local porter. One porter per person due to the condition of the trekking route. [includes Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner]


Day 6 to Day 13

TIONG OHANG, UP RIVER, TREK

This is about 7 days we will have fantastic trip by jungle trekking to get Putusibau west Kalimantan passing trough the Muller Range as the top of the route to across Borneo.

The journey across the Muller Mountains neither a cultural tour nor a wildlife-spotting expedition. Views of any kind are rare. This is a purpose-driven rainforest trek, and is a difficult one.

The days are long, and often wet. The trek follows a narrow path where possible, through a green maze, with uncertain footing and constant creek crossings. Some could be chest high, depending on water levels at the time. Formal campsites do not exist. Cooking is done over an open fire. There are also many leeches. They are harmless, but their bites easily become infected in the damp environment.

The experience has not changed very much since George Muller first crossed this range in 1825. That first trek ended with the locals cutting off Muller's head (possibly at the behest of the Sultan of Kutai). That will not happen today.

The Muller Trek has been likened to a horizontal Everest. It is tackled for the same reasons people climb mountains - when you succeed, it is both a lifetime memory and an achievement of note.

Meals and overnight in tent and local houses. [includes Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner]


Day 14

TANJUNG LOKAN – PUTUSIBAU

In the morning after breakfast, a ful day trip downstream on Bongan River by long boat proceed to Putusibau. In the Bongan River you will once again have to negotiate wild rapids. Overnight at local houseboat. Meals provided. [includes Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner]


Day 15

PUTUSIBAU

In the morning sightseeing in town, afterwards by bus drive to Sintang. Meals provided en route and overnight at guest house. [includes Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner]


Day 16

SINTANG, PONTIANAK

In the morning free program, afterwards by bus proceed to Pontianak. Overnight at a good hotel. [includes Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner]


Day 17

PONTIANAK, AIRPORT

Free at leisure until departure time of you flight for your next destination. [includes Breakfast]

Tour CodeItineraryDurationInclusionsJoining Point1 person2 people3 people
BTSKAL21East-West Overland17 days/16 nightsTransfers, Accommodation, mealsBalikpapanN/A$6,875 $6,875
Prices per person in Australian Dollars and valid 01 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 (E.O.E.) Refer to General Booking Conditions
some of the Muller Range trek description obtained from Lonely Planet

Jungle Trekking, South Kalimantan - Meritus Mountain

Tour Code: BTSKAL22

Duration - 10 Days/9 Nights (approximately)

You will need to be very fit for this trip, which includes 7 days of hard trekking.

Day 1

ARRIVAL IN BANJARMASIN

Meet at airport and directly transfer to hotel. Free at own leisure.


Day 2

BANJARMASIN-KIYO-MERATUS MOUNTAIN (CAMP I)

Transfer to Kiyo, village at the foot of Meratus mountain. Next, trekking in Meratus mountain crossing hills, forest, traditional farmland, etc. Lunch will be provided en route, dinner and overnight at bivouac/tent (camp I). [includes Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner]


Day 3

CAMP I-DATAR ALAI-JUMANTIR

Trekking to Mount Tiranggang for about three hours, then take a rest. Next, trekking to Sungai Karuh waterfall, then continue our trip by hiking to Jumantir, at the foot of Mount Besar. Lunch will be provided en route, dinner and overnight at bivouac/tent (camp II). [includes Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner]


Day 4

JUMANTIR-MOUNT BESAR PEAK

Trekking through primary tropical rainforest to the summit of Mount Besar, on the roof of South Borneo at 1892 metres (camp III), Lunch will be provided en route, dinner and overnight at bivouac/tent. (camp III). [includes Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner]


Day 5

MOUNT BESAR-SUNGAI KARUH

Trekking down to Sungai Karuh waterfall and exploring wild orchids en route. Lunch will be provided en route, dinner and overnight at bivouac/tent at riverside (camp IV). [includes Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner]


Day 6

SUNGAI KARUH-MUHARA MALIAU

Four hours trekking to Muhara Maliau, crossing beautiful valley and tropical rainforest, Lunch will be provided en route, dinner and overnight at bivouac/tent (camp V). [includes Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner]


Day 7

MUHARA MALIAU-TEMBATANG-KADAYANG

Trekking to Tembatang river crossing tropical rainforest, hill, rivers. Next proceed to Kadayang village through primary rainforest and beautiful valley, Lunch will be provided en route, dinner and overnight at local house/bivouac. [includes Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner]


Day 8

KADAYANG-LOKSADO-MUARA HATIP

Downhill to Loksado about three hours, then, transfer to the lodge for relaxing and overnight. [includes Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner]


Day 9

BAMBOO RAFTING-BANJARMASIN

Exploring villages in making the bamboo raft then take an adventure trip of bamboo rafting crossing beautiful panorama of tropical rainforest along the riverside, the bus will wait on the downstream for transferring to Banjarmasin, overnight at hotel. [includes Breakfast and Lunch]


Day 10

DEPARTURE

Transfer to airport for your next destination. [includes Breakfast]


Tour CodeItineraryDurationInclusionsJoining Point1 person2 people3 people
BTSKAL22Jungle Trekking Meratus Mountain10 days/9 nightsTransfers, Accommodation,
meals, etc. - see below
Banjarmasin$5,020$3,025 $3,000
Prices per person in Australian Dollars and valid 01 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 (E.O.E.) Refer to General Booking Conditions

Includes:

  • Air conditioned land transportation

  • Accomodation on twin share basis
    2 nights Superior room at ARIA BARITO (3 star)
    1 night at Amandit/Tanuhi lodge

  • Entrance fees and refreshments

  • English speaking guide

  • Porters and cook for trekking

  • Tent and hammock

  • Bamboo rafting

  • Meals as stated in program


Orang-utan and Jungle Trekking

Tour Code: BTSKAL23

Duration - 4 days / 3 nights

Day 1

PANGKALANBUN – LODGE

Upon arrival at Pangkalanbun meeting services and proceed to Kumai River for 2 hours cruise to Lodge.

Afternoon tours is available to watch wild animals such as crocodiles, orang-utans, proboscis monkeys, and birds, then return to Lodge. Meals provided. [includes Dinner]


Day 2

LODGE – PONDOK TANGGUI – JUNGLE TREKKING

Breakfast at Lodge then 1 hour cruise to Pondok Tanggui for II state to observe feeding time at 07.00 hrs by short trekking, afterwards continue jungle trekking. In the jungle you will accompanied by local guide and porters to carry your luggage, this trek will be 22 km, through tropical peat swamp forest.

Overnight at simple Camp at Camping Ground. Meals provided [includes Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner]


Day 3

LODGE – PESALAT – CAMP LEAKY

Breakfast at Camp then visiting Pesalat area the rehabilitation of reforestation, this area have been developed for re-introducing the rain forest and reintroduction of the orang utans especially for the babies of orang-utans, afterward cruise up to Camp Leaky for observe feeding time at 14.00 hrs then down river to Rimba Lodge.

Overnight at Rimba Lodge. Meals and overnight at Lodge. [includes Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner]


Day 4

LODGE – PANGKALANBUN

Breakfast at Lodge then return to Pangkalanbun for your flight to your next destination. [includes Breakfast]


Tour CodeItineraryDurationInclusionsJoining Point1 person2 people3 people
BTSKAL23Orang-utan and Jungle Trekking4 days/3 nightsTransfers, Accommodation, mealsPangkalanbun$2,565$1,470 $1,470
Prices per person in Australian Dollars and valid 01 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 (E.O.E.) Refer to General Booking Conditions

Orang-utans, Jungle Trekking and the Dayaks

Tour Code: BTSKAL24

Duration - 7 days / 6 nights

Day 1

AIRPORT- KUMAI- RIVER CRUISE

Upon arrival at Pangkalan Bun Airport meeting service by our guide then drive to Kumai and board to the boat, cruise sekonyer river to spot the monkey way up the river. Overnight and dinner at Rimba Lodge , lunch box prepared [includes Lunch and Dinner]


Day 2

RIMBA – PONDOK TANGGUI - CAMP LEAKEY

After breakfast boating up the river to pondok tanggui a rehabilitation centre see feeding time at 09.00 am then continue to camp leakey , trekking to the jungle explore flora and fauna.. See feeding time at 14.30 pm , lunch prepared on boat, then slow down the river for overnight and dinner at Rimba Lodge. [includes Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner]


Day 3

RIMBA – PONDOK TANGGUI - PESALAT

After breakfast boating up river to Pondok Tanggui to start our jungle trakking to explore flora and fauna walking through tropical peat swam forest , lunch box prepared. Overnight and dinner at the jungle. [includes Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner]


Day 4

PESALAT – RIMBA LODGE

After breakfast continue walking to pesalat reforestation where our boat waiting, then sail down to the Rimba Lodge and afternoon free. Dinner and overnight at Rimba Lodge. [includes Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner]


Day 5

RIMBA – DAYAK VILLAGE

After breakfast sail down to Kumai then drive to Pangkalan Bun harbor stage, then board on speedboat up to lamandau river ( which now can be reach for 4 hours trip by car ). You will cruise the lamandau river with many rapid and passed many dayak house wa up river. After dinner one of traditional instrument are displayed to call local people come to longhouse. You will be welcomed by traditional dance called “ Hornbill dance “ and you will have traditional wine called “ Tuak “ overnight at longhouse. [includes Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner]


Day 6

DAYAK VILLAGE – HOTEL PANGKALAN BUN

After breakfast, boating down to the Arut river, and stop to kotawaringin village for having lunch at local restaurant, then process to Pangkalan Bun check in the hotel. [includes Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner]


Day 7

HOTEL – AIRPORT

After breakfast drive to airport to your next destination. Tour end. [includes Breakfast]


Tour CodeItineraryDurationInclusionsJoining Point1 person2 people3 people
BTSKAL24Orang-utan Trekking and Dayaks7 days/6 nightsTransfers, Accommodation, mealsPangkalanbun$3,610$2,065 $2,065
Prices per person in Australian Dollars and valid 01 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 (E.O.E.) Refer to General Booking Conditions