Cross Borneo Border - Jungle Expeditions
Cross Borneo is an extreme jungle expedition in the tropical
rainforest of Borneo. This expedition is a jungle trekking that
follows a historical expedition route of a Dutch botanist, DR. Anton
W. Niewenhius in 1894 who crossed the jungle border of West and East
Kalimantan (Borneo). This tour asks your spirit and brave to attack
rapids with a traditional wooden boat, attack steep mountains. This
also offers you to be a witness of Punan (Hunter and gatherer tribe
of Dayak) and the unique of two famous river in Indonesia.
*...Kapuas river, the longest river in Indonesia and Mahakam river, the biggest river in East Kalimantan, Indonesia.
Duration : 18 DAYS / 17 NIGHTS
Cross Borneo From West to East Kalimantan Indonesia
Start and Finish : Pontianak airport - Balikpapan airport
Grade : Challenging
Tour Code: KNLR-CBWE-18D
Departure: Every first week of the month from March to September
Day 1: Pontianak Airport - Hotel
Fly into Pontianak with JT 688 B737-400 1h30m Jakarta (CGK) ETD 11:10 to Pontianak (PNK) ETA 12:40, pick up and transfer to Pontianak hotel. Free at your own leisure or you may explore Pontianak city. It is located almost precisely on the equator; hence it is widely known as Kota Khatulistiwa (Equator City). Preparing for the following day on cross Borneo program
Day 2: Pontianak - Putussibau
Leave Pontianak hotel accompanied by our guide by 12pm and by public land transport to Putussibau via Sintang, depart Pontianak bus station at 13.00 and arrived puttusibau at 09.00 next morning on Day 3rd. Check in at simple non star accommodation.
Day 3: Putussibau
Arrival from Pontianak, resting and free at your own leisure or explore Putussibau town.
Day 4: Putussibau – Nanga Bungan
The trip starts from a boat station by traditional wooden longboat to reach Na. Bungan village. Along the way you will notice some longhouses, local fruit garden, rice field and rapids. Get your lunch on a sandy-rocky beach. In the Afternoon you will arrive in Na. Bungan village. Overnight at the local house. . Note; depending on water level and diffulcities but mostly we overnight at river side camping.
Day 5: Nanga Bungan Village – Tanjung Lokang
Again in the traditional wooden longboat you will attack some big rapids and sometime pulling your boat to get Tanjung Lokang the last village. Check into the local lodge.
Day 6: Tanjung Lokang Village – Data Opet
From the village, the traditional wooden longboat will take you to the Jungle by following a shallow river and pass some rapids. In the jungle your local guide will construct your simple jungle camp.
Day 7: Data Opet - Borakan
After breakfast, the trekking start by following a path, some time you have to cross the river. Lunch will be cooked and served on the way near the river.
Day 8: Borakan - Lea River Mouth
Trekking here is never boring, there is always new development, estimating distance, location, progress the road to follow. On the trekking, the guide might introduce you to the skills of Dayak fishing and fire lighting sodden wood. The meals to be prepared, the night site to decide on (B,L,D).
Day 9: Lea River Mouth – Savang River
The trekking to be continue, while trekking you can feel the genuineness of Borneo’s rain forest, enjoy the clear water, and listen to the wild animal’s calls. Jungle camp will be constructed again (Full boards)
Day 10: Savang River – Muller Valley
The trekking seemed to be heavier than before combination between dry and wet trekking.
Day 11: Muller Valley - OPan Tanah
To day is heaviest hiking, attack the steep and slippery mountain of Muller to reach the border between West and East Kalimantan. This point is unique as all people who pass this area should leave their belonging to avoid attack of bad spirit. After lunch, the trekking continues to reach a point for jungle camp constructing.
Day 12: OPan Tanah – Batu Bahat
The journey will be continued through the tropical rain forest, a dip in the river, a rest to be taken and surrounding to be examined an investigation of just a few square metres will reveal something different of animals every time.
Day 13: Batu Bahat - Muara Huvung
Today is the last trekking activity, after hour and hour you will reach Huvung River mouth. Here you wait your local longboat to take you to the village. As the longboat is delivered from the village, you have to wait and construct your jungle camp again.
Day 14: Muara Huvung - Tiong Ohang
Now time to head down the Mahakam river by traditional wooden longboat to find the village of Dayak Aoheng. Check in to the local house.
Day 15: Tiong Ohang - Long Bangun
Breakfast at the local house/ local inn, then another 8 - 10 hours sail by longboat to Long Bagun. Check in to local Inn. Free program.
Day 16-17: Long Bangun - Samarinda
After breakfast, leave the village of Long Bagun by houseboat. Lunch and dinner provided at the houseboat. During the sailing trip, you can explore and learn the local way of live ' river side civilization' which is much different from what we normally have in the dry land area. The rest of the day is free for your own activities. Arrived on day 16 by 1pm in Samarinda, check in an resting.
Day 18: Samarinda - Balikpapan (2hrs by car) - FLy out to Jakarta or Singapore by Silk Air (please check the flight schedule Balikpapan to Singapore at http://www.silkair.com/mbe/en_UK/index.jsp)
Breakfast at hotel then in the appropriate time, drive to Balikpapan airport for catch your flight to the next destination.
Note: Subject to changes, considering the local condition, safety and comfort.
What to bring:
Water proof backpack (trekking), Sunglasses, Socks, Enough clothes to wear, Note book, pen, Pocket knife, Flexible mattress to use in the long journey boating and tent, Bathing suit (bathing on the river), Raincoat, Towel, soap, shampoo, toothbrush & paste, Trekking shoes/hiking boot, Sport sandals for rafting, Autan lotion (insect repellent ), sunscreen, Medical kit, malaria medicine, Dry bags, plastic bags to cover your stuffs from water, Tape recorder for recording the sounds of wild life, Camera or handy camera, extra films & battery, charger, short and long lens, Extra snacks (for extra energy), fruits, bottle of water, bubble gum, candy, chocolates, Etc
- You will get wet on the boat. Please protect your baggage.
- There is no bathroom is in the Jungle. For women, it is recommended to bring sarong(traditional bath wear for women) to bath in the river.
- There is no electricity.
- This tour depend on the weather. If needed, the tour will possibly be edited.
- Price doesn't include flight ticket. We could assist you to reserve your domestic flight ticket.
The Cross Borneo Trek 2013 schedules:
4st – 21st
8th – 25th
6th - 23rd
3rd – 20th
8th – 25th
5th – 22nd
9th - 26th
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