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. Floating on a river cruise boat among the rainforest and riverside villages is a once-in-a-lifetime experience you should not miss.

Depart from Balikpapan and leaving for Loajanan for boarding the house boat for exciting Mahakam river. Lunch, dinner and overnight on boat.
Meals Included : (Lunch, Dinner)

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 with a traditional dance performance by chief and his people. There might be a chance to see the probuscis monkeys, Macac, monitor lizards, king fisher whilst passing the Ohong river. Afterwards, return to the houseboat for crusing 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 fresh water dolphins, proboscis monkeys, black leaf monkeys, hornbill, and other animals. Afterwards, return to houseboat for continue upstream to Melak.
Meals Included : (B,L,D)

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 visit the old long house of Tunjung and benuaq tribe where they have been living with communal in old long house, here you can also see the Coffin with beautiful ornaments in the front of their long house. Then visit the Jantur Inar waterfall. Back to houseboat then down river. Lunch will be provided. Dinner and accommodation on Boat.
Meals included : (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included)

After breakfast on boat then moving down river to Tenggarong. Stop over will be made in Tenggarong for observing the royal collection of the Kutai kingdom in Museum (It was the royal Palace) here you 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 the night in Balikpapan. Dinner at local restaurant by your own expenses.
(Breakfast, Lunch Included)

Breakfast at hotel then transfer to the airport for next destination.


  • Tailor Made Program
  • Flexible Departure Date
  • Private Trip
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