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5 Days Orangutan & Mahakam River Cruise


USD 1,410

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Nila Warti

Kalimantan Tour Guide

An independent tour organizer for adventure, culture and wildlife in Borneo Island.

  • Local time:19:07

5 Days Orangutan & Mahakam River Cruise

Combine Mahakam River Cruise to see Dayak tribe and the famous long house, visit beautiful lake with opportunity seeing Irrawaddy and overnight at Samboja lodge, enjoy the great view a round the lodge and taste the local Indonesian buffet cuisine. Also a chance to see the feeding time of Borneo Orangutan and Sunbear.

Arrival Balikpapan

Land transfer from BALIKPAPAN to LOA JANAN. On board to houseboat, for upstream Mahakam river to MUARA MUNTAI. Our houseboat will move during day and night. Many traditional villages on the river bank and local activities you could see along the way.

Houseboat, 1 night.
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Muara Muntai & Mancong

Early morning arrive in MUARA MUNTAI. Transfer by motorized canoe to cross the vast Jempang Lake and small river on the way to MANCONG (will combine with land transport via TANJUNG ISUY, if the water level not permitted). Upon arrival experience the welcome ceremony (see note: 4), visit the grand traditional Long House of BENUAQ DAYAK’s Tribe. Afterwards return to MUARA MUNTAI and downstream to TENGGARONG. Read more

Houseboat, 1 night.
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Lekaq Kidau & Samboja Lodge

Morning arrival at LEKAQ KIDAU a Kenyah dayak tribe village, after short walking on the village will continue downstream to TENGGARONG. Visiting the Mulawarman Museum the former Royal Palace of Kutai Kingdom. Direct transfer by car to SAMBOJA LODGE, greet and meet with the Staff. All the activity is handling by Staff. Read more

Samboja Lodge, 1 night
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Samboja Lodge & Surroundings

Breakfast at Lodge. Activity at Lodge by observe the orangutans, sun bear around the lodge. This area is strictly for the orangutans survival foundation, which has been developing since 1992 in Balikpapan, East Kalimantan. Samboja Lodge has 6 islands for rehabilitation, around the Lodge are re-forestation and protection rainforests. Read more

Samboja Lodge, 1 night.
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Samboja - Balikpapan Airport

Breakfast at Lodge, see morning feeding time of Orangutan. Free at own leisure until your transferring time to airport. TOUR END.

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Day in trip
Day 1
Location Mahakam River
Hotel Houseboat
Day 2
Location Mahakam River
Hotel Houseboat
Day 3
Location Mahakam River
Hotel Houseboat
Day 4
Location Samboja


Package includes

  • Pick -up transfer at the airport
  • Land transfer during the tour
  • Accommodation at Houseboat & Samboja Lodge
  • Local guides
  • Information services
  • Entrance fee & Donation
  • Meals & Drinks ( tea, coffee & mineral water )
  • Dance performance

Package excludes

  • Airfare & airport tax
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers

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  • Please inform if you have any allergic to animal or food, inform if you are vegetarian.


3 Reviews

Mary-Jane, United Kingdom

I just wanted to say thank you for the great tour that you organized recently for my 4 friends from Australia to see the orangutans in Kalimantan. They had a fantastic time. Their guide, boat crew, and boat were all excellent. I’m looking forward to being able to do the trip myself in the future.

Renée and Niels, Netherlands

We wanted to thank you for the great trip we had. Jumri, Firman and Mr. Udin made our trip more than worthwhile. They were very helpful in every kind of way. We had lots of fun. The forest where we went was so beautiful and the lodge also. After the trip to the destination, a meal was prepared by Mr. Udins wife who is a great cook! Even with our special diet, she surprised us with every meal! Of course seeing the orangutan in the wild is only to dream about but the whole stay made it so special. The lodge, the crew, the sounds, the animals, the super nice lunch we had on the way back and the interesting conversations we had. Every track we made was one to remember. We could do nothing than to recommend this trip to everyone interested in seeing the forest with all his animals and flora living there. Hope to come back sometime and experience the jungle a bit longer! With kind regard and thanks again for fixing this beautiful trip!! Read more

Annie & Gerald, Germany

We want to give you a good feedback! We remember us on your nice and friendly tour to the Mangroves and to the Orang Utans! It was a pleasure for us to have you as our guide! It was the best tour for us in Borneo! So we send our best regards to the friendliest Tour Guide we’ve ever had! We will book you again if we come back to Balikpapan! Read more

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Awang Jumri


Innal Rahman

Dolphin Guy

An independent tour organizer for adventure, culture and wildlife in Borneo Island.

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