Mahakam River Tour

  • 6 Days
  • Cultural
  • Easy

Mahakam River Tour is a perfect way to marvel at the beautiful nature and culture thriving by the river. Once-in-a-lifetime experience you should not miss: floating on a river cruise boat among the rainforest and riverside villages. Depart from Loa Janan, Samarinda, our 6 days Mahakam River tour takes you to see the wonderful riverside life in East Kalimantan.

Mahakam river houseboat tour

The houseboat provides lodging and full-board meals for several days during your trip, giving you a unique experience of living on a river. Several highlights of the tour include traditional villages, dance performance, wildlife, jungle trekking, museum and Royal Palace.

  • Arrive Balikpapan
  • Depart from Balikpapan and leaving for Loajanan for boarding the houseboat for an exciting Mahakam river tour.
  • Lunch, dinner, and overnight on boat.
    Meals Included : (Lunch, Dinner)
  • Breakfast on boat
  • Sightseeing the way of life of the local people as well as Kutai, Banjar tribe
  • Transferred into a canoe for crossing the Jempang lake for reaching the Mancong village to see the way of life of the Dayak Benuaq.
  • You will be welcomed with a traditional dance performance by chief and his people at Mancong Village. There might be a chance to see the proboscis monkeys, Macaca, monitor lizards, kingfisher while passing the Ohong river.
  • Return to the houseboat for cruising upward the Mahakam river to Muara Pahu.
  • Meals and accommodation at houseboat.
  • Meals Included : (B,L,D)
  • Arrive at Muara Pahu, cruise upstream the Kedang Pahu River and Belowan River as a black water peat swamp forest land, with opportunities to spot the freshwater dolphins, proboscis monkeys, black leaf monkeys, hornbill, and other animals.
  • Afterward, return to Mahakam houseboat to continue upstream to Melak.
  • Meals Included : (B,L,D)
  • Breakfast on boat
  • Then you will be transferred for observing the natural black orchids, at Kersik Luway.
  • Then short trekking to see the huge trees as well as: Bangkirai trees, Ironwoods, then visit the old longhouse of Tunjung and Benuaq tribe where they have been living with communal in the old longhouse, here you can also see the Coffin with beautiful ornaments in the front of their longhouse.
  • Then visit the Jantur Inar waterfall.
  • Back to Mahakam houseboat then downriver.
  • Lunch will be provided. Dinner and accommodation on Boat.
    Meals included : (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included)
  • Breakfast on boat
  • Then moving downriver to stopover at Tenggarong. 
  • Observing the royal collection of the Kutai kingdom in Museum (It was the Royal Palace)
  • See the collection of the oldest Hindu Kingdom in Indonesia since the 4th century.
  • Then downriver back to Loa Janan.
  • Lunch on houseboat
  • Transferred to Hotel in Balikpapan.
  • Dinner at a local restaurant by your own expenses. (Breakfast, Lunch Included)
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Transfer to the airport for your next destination.


  • Tailor Made Program
  • Flexible Departure Date
  • Private Trip
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