Welcome to Pontianak

Pontianak is also the main transport hub of West Kalimantan by air, boat and long-distance bus. From here you can head south by speedboat to Sukadana, north to Sinkawang (or cross-border to Kuching) or east to the Dayak longhouses and national parks of Kapuas Hulu.

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$4999 Multi-day & Extended Tours

15Days No Way Back East To West Cross Borneo Adventure

Day 1: ARRIVAL - LOAJANAN - MAHAKAM RIVER (LD)On arrival at Sepinggan International Airport Sultan Aji M. Sulaiman, meeting services then transfer to river town of Loajanan, where we will board our house-boat and start travel along the Mahakam River.  Dinner & Overnight on house boat. Day 2: MAHAKAM RIVER - MUARA MUNTAI – MANCONG - MELAK . (BLD)visit the Muara Muntai village to see the activity of local people, then transfer by motorized canoe across the Jempang Lake to Mancong the Homeland of Dayak Banuaq tribe if the water level permit. On arrival a welcome ceremony will held by Chief of Dayak and following by traditonal dance with his people. Afternoon return the boat and cruise up the Mahakam river to Melak. Dinner & overnight on the boat. Day 3: MELAK – KERSIK LUWAI – EHENG – TERING – LONG BAGUN. (BLD)Morning arrive in Melak, after breakfast sight seeing at local market then transfer to Kersik Luway observe the Nature Black Orchid forest. Then continue drive to Eheng visit the Old traditional Dayak Long house where the tribe still living together with their daily activity such as made the rattan basket and hunting wild pig in the jungle. Afterwards drive to Tering and catch the regular speed boat crusie further up the Mahakam river to Long Bagun. Afternoon arrive in Long Bagun proceed to check in simple Losmen Pole Wali . Day 4: LONG BAGUN – TIONG OHANG (BLD) bfast then board into the cruise up the Mahakam river by passing several rapids, wall rock, waterfall through to village.  Afternoon arrive in Tiong Ohang proceed to check in at simple Losmen for your accommodation. Free at leisure and see the activity around the village of local people.DAY 5: TIONG OHANG - ATIKOP HILL - MUARA SAITE (BLD)Board by motorized canoe passing several small rapids. Start trek today. Overnight jungle campsite.DAY 6: MUARA SAITE – MUARA CUHUTING (BLD)Continue our trekking through primary rainforest and rivers. Overnight jungle campsite Day 7: MUARA CUHUTING – MULLER RANGE (BLD)Continue trekking through the Muller Range and will pass the border East and West Borneo. Overnight jungle campsite Day 8: MULLER RANGE – BUAH KIU RIVER (BLD)Continue our trekking through primary rainforest and rivers. Overnight jungle campsite Day 9: BUAH KIU RIVER – BUNGAN LEA (BLD)Continue our trekking  (B,L,D)Day 10: BUNGAN LEA – BORAKAN (BLD)Continue our trekking . Overnight  Day 11: BORAKAN – BATU BOBO (BLD)Continue our trekking . Overnight 12: BATU BOBO – TANJUNG LOKANG (BLD)today is last day trekking . Overnight at village lodge. Day 13: TANJUNG LOKANG – PUTUS SIBAU (BLD)Head down the Kapuas river to Putussibau by long boat. . Overnight at hotel. Day 14: PUTUS SIBAU – PONTIANAK (BLD) transfer to airport and board on the flight to Pontianak. Upon arrival, city tour around the city and visit Equator Monument. Afterwards drive to hotel for your accommodation and rest.Day 15: PONTIANAK – DEPARTURE (B)Breakfast at hotel, free time , and ent of adventure

$600 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Mount of Palung National Park Borneo Explore 5days

Day 01. PANGKALAN BUN, KETAPANG, TELOK MELANE (LD) Depart in the morning by flight or Boat to Ketapang, then on to Teluk Melano by coach. Stay overnight at a simple accommodation. Day 02. TELOK MELANE, SEMANJAK PALUNG NATIONAL PARK (BLD) Depart to Semanjak by motorboat, then by rowing boat along meandering river to Gunung Palung National Park. Stay at the base camp. ( Semanjak to the site may take approx. a nine-hour boat trip, depending on river condition) Day 03. GUNUNG PALUNG NATIONAL PARK (BLD) Jungle trekking, bird watching, seeing different types of ecosystem with different flora and fauna (see orang utans if we are lucky) Day 04. GUNUNG PALUNG NATIONAL PARK, TELOK MELANO (BLD) Depart early morning via same route to Telok Melano. Late afternoon, take a long boat to Kampung Baru to see proboscis monkeys soaring on trees by the river. Stay overnight at Telok Melano. Day 05. TELOK MELANO, PANGKALAN BUN  (BL) Take an express boat to Pontianak or by Flight to Pangkalan Bun or Jakarta