Borneo Traverse

CROSS BORNEO WEST TO EAST

Kalimantan forms ¾ part of Borneo and is part of Indonesia. It's a true adventure destination: the island is almost completely covered in dense rainforest vegetation, so there is no inland road system and it still enjoys a cultural heritage little changed over the centuries.

We cross this one of the most rugged island in the world, from East to West, using roads, rivers, feet we traverse the jungle. The rough and uncharted terrain and has made this Borneo traverse trip is one of the toughest and the most challenging trekking programs in the world. The unpredictable weather and river conditions made this trip an exploratory adventures.

To enjoy this trip, you need to be prepared to accept whatever the jungles and rivers serve up! A good fitness level, a strong sense of determination and a flexible attitude are essential. The rewards are the romance of the journey itself, the mix of river travel including long stretches of rapids, the experience of jungle trekking and contact with the local Dayak peoples

PROGRAM

Challenging Level :
20 Days trip, 8 days challenging trek, 6 days river journey

DAY 01: JAKARTA ARRIVAL
Upon arrival at Jakarta Airport, meet and transfer to Ibis Tamarin Hotel (3*), nearby the shopping, business and entertainment centers in Central Jakarta. Rest of the day is free with dinner in personal account.
DAY 02: JAKARTA - BALIKPAPAN - SAMARINDA
Morning after breakfast, transfer to the Jakarta Airport for Garuda Flight GA 512 departure at 10.35AM to Balikpapan, the capital city of East Kalimantan Province. From Balikpapan continue drive for about 2 hours from Samarinda for your accommodation at a good hotel. Dinner on personal expenses. In Samarinda you can make a final preparation before having the next challenging days. (B, L)
DAY 03 - 05: SAMARINDA - LOA JANAN - LONG BAGUN
After breakfast boarding on the public boat for a three days Mahakam River cruise toward the west passing through some Dayak Villages such as Kota Bangun, Muara Muntai, Datah Bilang and ending at Long Bagun.Standard meals and overnight on boat. Long Bagun is the last point reachable by the river boat. From here the expedition will be continued by motorized long boats, canoes or trekking. (B, L, D)
DAY 06: LONG BAGUN - RAPIDS - LONG LUNUK - TIONG OHANG
After simple breakfast full day trip by long boat cruise up Mahakam River through some amazing rapids and where you will see beautiful views along boat side of the river. Meals provided en route & overnight at a long house in a village at the river side. (B, L, D)
DAY 07 - DAY 14: TIONG OHANG - LONG APARI - TANJUNG LOKAN
After simple breakfast continue the trip by motorized canoe proceed to starting trekking point. Everyday we trek approximately 3 - 5 hours through primary rain forest & Muller Mountain where we will enjoy the beautiful views, fishing, experiencing the jungle, encounter many difficult rapids, and crossing the borderline of the East and Central Kalimantan, a tangled jungle plateau 780 meter high between Long Apari (East) and Tanjung Lokan (West). The areas between the borders of three Kalimantan Provinces (East, Central and West Kalimantan) is the most isolated and the most traditional settlements of the Dayak Tribe where you can find the original art and cultures as well as real stuffs from their head hunting age. Meals provided enroute and overnight at jungle camp or the villagers house with basic fasilities. (B, L, D)
DAY 15: TANJUNG LOKAN - PUTUSIBAU
In the morning after breakfast, full day trip down streams on Bongan River and Kapuas River by long boat proceed to Putusibau. Enroute you will pass big rapids. Meals provided enroute & overnight at long house. (B, L, D)
DAY 16: PUTUSIBAU - SINTANG
Morning after breakfast, by bus drive to Sintang. Meals provided enroute & overnight at a simple hotel (losmen) in Sintang. (B, L, D)
DAY 17: SINTANG - PONTIANAK
Morning after breakfast take a car to cover a 385 km road inland to Pontianak for about 9 hours. There are things to see enroute and we will stop for refreshment and lunch at local restaurant. Arrive Pontianak in the late afternoon. Check in a good and comfortable hotel in Pontianak for our accommodation. Dinner on personal expenses. (B, L)
DAY 18: PONTIANAK - JAKARTA
Free at leisure until departure time of you flight back to Jakarta. In Jakarta you will be transferred to the hotel for your accommodation. Dinner on personal expenses. (B)
DAY 19: JAKARTA FREE DAY
An absolutely free full day where you rest at the hotel or take a tour on our own way around Jakarta. (B).
DAY 20: JAKARTA DEPARTURE
Morning after breakfast free program. At the appropriate time, transfer to the Jakarta airport for homeward flight bound. TOUR END. (B)

Note - This schedule should be used as a guide only. It is not unusual that delays or setbacks beyond our control can necessitate changes or modifications to the set program

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