Selasa, 27 Desember 2011

5-6 Days Kahayan River Jungle Adventure Tours



Central Kalimantan Province at Indonesia Borneo Island is a wealth of ecological and cultural treasures that survive deep within the rainforest jungle of Indonesia ’s largest island. We discover a virtual mosaic of traditions flourishing in the bustling seaports and riverside cities of Borneo. Central Kalimantan ’s dense jungle and wide terrain of wetlands have traditionally kept the region isolated from all but the adventurous travelers, and along the upper reaches of the rivers, you can discover the rich Dayak Culture. The indigenous Dayak settlements along the Rivers of Kalimantan is an ideal way to experience the incredible culture, where village elders practice traditional medicine and mark their status with intricate body tattoos and remarkably heavy ear adornments, we will be warmly welcomed guests in their traditional longhouses. At Borneo you can enjoy a sightful experience of traditional culture and grand diversity of exotic flora and wildlife from black orchids to fresh water dolphins and orangutans, and venture ashore for captivating jungle explorations and unforgettable encounters in our village visits. Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime exploration of the Kalimantan Island!

The Kahayan River Safari Tour Expeditions are a collection of exploratories and Indonesia dream destination journeys that reflect the particular passions and favorite places. We created the Borneo adventure tours for those who search a indigenous Dayak Culture in the deep dense jungle with it's exotic flora and fauna. Borneo travelers will have an unforgettable experience trip in Indonesia, however, it is designed for those who are adventurous in body and spirit.


KAHAYAN JUNGLE EXPEDITION
Tour Duration 05 Days / 04 Nights

Day 01; ARRIVAL IN PALANGKARAYA (D)
Upon your arrival by morning flight at Cilik Riwut Airport of Palangkaraya, meeting service and transfer to Rambang boat terminal where we start the trip for about 6 hours by speedboat to Tewah, lunch enroute, overnight at Losmen.

Day 02; TEWAH, TUBANG KORIK (BLD)
After breakfast transfer by motor canoe to Tubang Korik via Tubang Miri. Afternoon reach Tubang Korik, short sightseeing of the village or explore the forest. Accommodation and meals at longhouse.

Day 03; TUBANG KORIK, TEWAH (BLD)
After breakfast, by motor canoe return to Tewah. On the way we might stop at Batusuli Hillstone to enjoy the jungle panorama at the top of the mountain. Lunch enroute, overnight at Losmen.

Day 04; TEWAH, PALANGKARAYA (BLD)
After breakfast transfer by speedboat to Palangkaraya. Upon arrival at Palangkaraya, transfer to hotel for accommodation & meals.

Day 05; PALANGKARAYA, DEPARTURE (B)
Breakfast at hotel, free at own leisure until the time for transfer to Airport or by overland to the next destination.


RUNGAN JUNGLE ADVENTURE
Tour Duration 06 Days / 05 Nights

Day 01; PALANGKARAYA ARRIVAL, TUMBANG MALAHOI, (LD)
Upon arrival at Cilik Riwut Airport of Palangkaraya, meeting service and transfer to Tangkiling harbor, to cruise upstream Rungan River by speedboat for about 5 hours to Tumbang Juluh village, from where we continue by car to Tumbang Malahoi. Meals enroute overnight at longhouse.

Day 02; TUMBANG MALAHOI, TUMBANG MAPOT, (BLD)
In the morning sight seeing of the village before we cruise by motor canoe to Tumbang Mapot, during the trip you can enjoy the impressive jungle panorama. Meals enroute, overnight at local house.

Day 03 & 04; TUMBANG MAPOT, HUNTING, (BLD)
Early morning after breakfast, whole day trek and explore the prime rainforest, late evening return to the village for overnight.

Day 05; TUMBANG MALAHOI, PALANGKARAYA, (BLD)
After breakfast by car to Tumbang Juluh, afterwards continue by speedboat downstream to Tangkiling harbor, from where we can drive to Palangkaraya and check-in at hotel for overnight.

Day 06; PALANGKARAYA, DEPARTURE (B)
After breakfast, free at leisure until the time for your departure flight.


RAHAI’I PANGUN JUNGLE RIVER CRUISE
Tour Duration 05 Days / 04 Nights

Relax and take in the lush, exotic scenery along the slow, meandering rivers rarely seen by tourists. Glimpse orangutans in their natural habitat and experience the traditional lifestyles of the Dayak riverside villages.

Day 1 : PALANGKARAYA, RUNGAN RIVER (D)
Arrive direct from Jakarta and transfer to your comfortable cabin in the Rahai’i Pangun. Relax on the viewing deck for a welcoming drink and begin your journey along the forest lined rivers. Steaming through Palangkaraya city and its original boardwalk villages on the river edge, we proceed to the Rungan River.

Day 2: DANAU TAHAI, ORANGUTAN REHABILITAION CENTER, SEI GOHONG (BLD)
From the peaceful overnight mooring, we continue along a beautiful stretch of river, perfect reflections in the water, quiet fishing activities, and glimpses of bird life and animal life in the verdant jungle. Stop at the Danau Tahai blackwater lake, and leave the boat for an optional visit to the Borneo Orangutan Survival Rehabilitation Centre, where, in the education centre, guests will be shown a presentation of their program, and witness a group of the orphaned babies they are rehabilitating to the wild. We continue on the boat, enjoying sunset over the river. Our mooring will be at Sei Gohong, a small traditional village.

Day 3: MOUNT TANGKILING, RUNGAN RIVER (BLD)
At dawn, the energetic can climb nearby Mt Tangkiling. From the summit, watch the forest mist gradually thin out to reveal the sleepy hamlet and the river glistening among the trees. Return to the boat for another delicious fresh brewed coffee and breakfast, as we continue up the Rungan. Watch out for orangutans, macaques, elusive proboscis monkeys, gibbons and langurs, as well as the dramatic birdlife – gliding fish eagles and the curious hornbills. We continue to a traditional village for a Dayak welcoming ceremony. Be their honored guest as they introduce many of their livelihood activities, from hulling rice, to carving their machete handles, weaving rattan mats and bags, to building canoes and drying fish. Stroll through their village to see traditional fruits and products of the forest, including the famed durian and rare and expensive perfume vine. Our quiet mooring is adjacent a blackwater lake. Leave the boat in the evening by canoe, and quietly enter the lakes, using the torchlight to spot nocturnal animals.

Day 4: TUMBANG JUTUH, TUMBANG MALAHOI (BLD)
Early morning, join local fisher folk in the nearby black water lake, watch and join in with their fishing practices and canoeing skills. Optional fishing excursion. Rejoin the boat and continue on up the river, past long sandy stretches as the river curls its away towards the hills to reach the local centre of Tumbang Jutuh. An optional trip goes a short distance by road to the traditional longhouse village of Tumbang Malahoi. Experience the traditional mountain Dayak way of life in these stilted extended family homes. The village has excellent examples of sapundu, or carved totem poles and sandung, traditional bone houses. Find out about the Dayak faith, Kaharingan, and visit a Temple in the village. Rejoin the boat for the final evening under the stars.

Day 5: TANGKILING, KALIMANTAN MEETING CENTER (B)
Return down river to Tangkiling, where you will be collected for the return journey to Jakarta, or to join other tours. Other options include a swim, massage and comfortable night in the Kalimantan Meeting Centre (additional cost) before your return to the urban jungle.


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