Round trip 21 days Kalimantan
Then you're going to look for the orang utans in the Berau district, swim with the whale sharks, put on your make-up at the mirror lake Danua Cermin.
The tour ends with a relaxed stay at the bounty islands of Maratua, Sangalaki and Derawan with beautiful dive and snorkeling spots.
A wonderful trip for young and old!
High season based on 2 persons: € 4.015 p.p.
Low season based on 4 people: € 3,475 p.p.
High season based on 4 people: € 3.705 p.p.
Supplement Deluxe 3-cabin houseboat Mahakam: approx. € 450 p.p.
Included and excluded
•Intercontinental and domestic flights
•Accommodations as stated in the program and accommodation list
•Breakfast, lunch and dinner
•English speaking guide
•Donations and entrance fees
•Other, not mentioned excursions
•Tips and personal expenses
•Travel and cancellation insurances ( mandatory)
•€ 30 booking fee and Calamity fund contribution per booking
•SGR contribution € 5 per person
•CO2 compensation € 22 per person
Day 1 Flight Amsterdam-Jakarta-Samarinda (Garuda)
Day 2 Arrival Samarinda
Day 3 Muara Muntai, Mancong, Tanjung Isuy, Muara Pahu
Day 4 Muara Pahu, long nosed proboscis monkeys and dolphins of the Bolowan river
Day 5 Dayaks, black orchid and waterfall
Day 6 Tenggarong, Balikpapan
Day 7 From Balikpapan to Berau, to the Dayaks in Merasa
Day 8 Dayaks and orang utans in the wild
Day 9 Whale sharks, sea gypsies and mirror lake
Day 10 Teluk Sumbang, free day
Day 11 Kaniungan, mangroves, waterfall and Dayaks
Day 12 Kayaking at the mangrove and jungle trek
Day 13 Back to Berau
Day 14 From Berau to Maratua
Day 15 and 16 Free day on Maratua
Free day on Maratua
Day 17 From Maratua via Kakaban to Sangalaki
Day 18 From Sangalaki to Derawan
Day 19 Free day on Derawan
Day 20 Pulang kampung, Back to Berau and flights to Amsterdam
Day 21 Arrival Amsterdam
During your river cruise on the Mahakam river you will spend some days on your private 'houseboat'. It is a very simple accommodation with reasonable sanitary facilities. The boat has one or more air-conditioned cabins. During the cruise you have your own cook who will, as far as possible, fulfill your eating wishes. meer info more info Informations supplémentaires
Aston hotel - Balikpapan
The new Aston hotel Balikpapan is located directly on the water, the Strait of Makassar. The 4 * hotel has 155 rooms and features a restaurant, bar, gym, swimming pool and laundry service. The rooms are clean and are all equipped with air conditioning, minibar, kettle, TV and a safe. meer info more info Informations supplémentaires
You stay in one of the local homestays in the village of Merasa. The homestays are extremely basic: usually a mattress on the floor, mosquito net, shared toilet and bathroom (Indonesian style mandi, no shower). meer info more info Informations supplémentaires
Aneka hotel Talisayan
Simple local hotel on the coast, in the village of Talisayan. Rooms with air conditioning, private bathroom with hot running water. meer info more info Informations supplémentaires
Lamin Guntur eco lodge
The eco lodge has a great location, with coral reefs directly in front of the beach and the jungle at the back. The lodge has 6 standard cottages, simple cottages with a terrace downstairs and a bedroom upstairs. Mattresses are on the floor in the bedroom. There is no air conditioning or fan. There are communal bathroom and toilet facilities with cold running water and western toilet. The resort has its own restaurant. meer info more info Informations supplémentaires
Palmy Exclusive hotel - Berau
Simple 3 * hotel in the centre of Tanjung Redep, Berau. All rooms have air conditioning, hot running water, balcony, TV and coffee and tea making facilities. Nice thing about the hotel is its rooftop terrace with views over the city and river. meer info more info Informations supplémentaires
Maratua Paradise resort
The cozy Maratua Paradise resort is located directly on the beach in the bay near Maratua. The resort has 18 rooms spread over Beach Chalets and Water Villas. All rooms have air conditioning, fan, minibar and private terrace or veranda above the water. The resort has a diving centre. meer info more info Informations supplémentaires
Sangalaki resort - Derawan
Sangalaki resort is located a on the bounty island of Sangalaki, only a half hour boat ride from Derawan. The reasonably new (2012) resort looks surprisingly good. It counts 14 neat cottages with AC, hot and cold water and all with sea views. The clean and spacious restaurant serves good food and the staff is always ready to help you. meer info more info Informations supplémentaires
Sari Lodge - Derawan
The very simple Sari lodge consists of twenty cottages, built above the sea. The facilities are extremely simple. The small rooms have air conditioning, cold running water, a small terrace with limited views and coffee and tea. Very simple breakfast. meer info more info Informations supplémentaires
BalikpapanBalikpapan is a port city on the Indonesian part of Borneo, Kalimantan, with over 700,000 inhabitants. It is the largest city in East Kalimantan province, larger than the provincial capital Samarinda.
Balikpapan is located on Makassar Strait and is an important center of petroleum extraction and timber trade. Oil extraction started before the First World War and to the north of Balikpapan one can still see the yes-men made in the Netherlands at work.
The city has an international airport and several ports, one of which serves petroleum exports.
The city doesn't have much to offer in terms of sights. Until recently Balikpapan was only used for cruises on the Mahakam River, but since Samarinda has a new airport this is no longer necessary.
SamarindaSamarinda is a medium-sized town at the mouth of the Mahakam River. It is the capital of East Kalimantan. It is the departure point of the boats for the cruise on the Mahakam River.
Samarinda airport has flights with various cities in Java and Kalimantan.
MerasaMerasa is a Dayak village about 2 hours drive from Tanjung Redeb. The village has a number of local guesthouses with very simple facilities.
From the village you will sail by motorized canoe in two hours to the primary rainforest and the river island of Bawan. As often in the jungles of Kalimantan you come face to face with the orangutans
TalisayanThe absolute highlight in Talisayan is swimming with the whale sharks. All year round, except around the full moon, fish from 5 to 10 meters come to the bagans, floating fishing platforms, to feast on the scraps of sprat.
A colorful Bajo (sea gypsies) village is located near Talisayan. A little further you will find the Labuan Cermin mirror lake with salt water on the surface and fresh water in the depth.
Teluk SumbangThe small fishing village of Teluk Sumbang on the east coast of Kalimantan is the base for trips to the Bidadari waterfalls, the island of Kaniungan and various traditional Dayak villages.
With the jungle at the back and pearly white beaches and colorful coral in front of you, it is a good place to be.
Berau (Tanjung Redeb)Berau is the area in East Kalimantan, which also includes the Derawan archipelago. The capital Tanjung Redeb has an airport with several daily flights to Balikpapan and daily to Samarinda and Jakarta.
Berau is both the base for the Mystic Kalimantan tour of the east coast and to the Derawan archipelago. The city itself has little to offer.
MaratuaMaratua is a small island in the Derawan archipelago. The island of Maratua has three small villages. Since 2016, a small airport has been used for a weekly charter flight to Balikpapan.
Around Maratua it is of course fantastic snorkeling and diving. Within 20 minutes of sailing you will find about 20 dive sites, each with its specific character.
SangalakiThe uninhabited bounty island of Sangalaki is more than half an hour by boat from Tanjung Redeb. It is also called the turtle island, because the sea turtles come here to lay their eggs on the beach. There is also a turtle sanctuary, where the baby turtles come to strength for a few days before they can take to the open sea.
Directly in front of the island is Manta Point. You can spot the majestic manta rays while diving, snorkeling or from your boat.
The Sangalaki dive resort is the only accommodation on the island and in relation to the other islands at the price.
DerawanThe closest to the mainland (an hour by boat) is the island of Derawan. There is a village with about a thousand inhabitants. You see a lot of large, green sea turtles around the island.
Derawan is frequented by local tourists during the weekends. It can therefore be noisy on a Saturday evening.
It is recommended to walk a bit against the current on the island and then let yourself drift among the turtles for half an hour.