7 DAYS 6 NIGHT Starting At US$ 1.493 per person

Trip Itinerary

Day 1

PALANGKARAYA – TUMBANG MALAHOI

Pick up from airport and transfer direct to Tumbang Malahoi by car (approx 4 hours) . Simple lunch on the way. On arrival, a welcome ceremony will be performed before settling into your room at the longhouse and resting. Later join the family of the longhouse for dinner

Gather after dinner to talk with the elders about the history of this longhouse and everyday life here, the culture and traditions.

[B/L/D] Simple accommodation in the Longhouse

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Day 2

JUNGLE WALK – MUSICAL PERFORMANCE

After breakfast, a local guide will take you trekking in the forest near the longhouse to see ironwood or rubber tree plantation area. See how to take latex from the trees and listen to the Dayak agricultural philosophy. After lunch together at the longhouse with the family, visit a Kaharingan (the Dayak traditional religion) temple. Enjoy the evening with musical performance and dance. Learn some stories behind some particular dances and play traditional music instruments

[B/L/D] Simple accommodation in the Longhouse

Day 3

PALANGKARAYA – HOTEL CHECK IN

After breakfast, we pack the bags and say goodbye to the people of the longhouse. On arrival in Palangkaraya, check into your hotel and enjoy a swim.

Includes: Airport/hotel transfers as indicated, transport, longhouse meals &  accommodation, English speaking guide, service tax.

Excludes: Airfares, hotel, airport tax, porter, optional tours

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Day 4

PALANGKA RAYA – START CRUISE – KATIMPUN

Meet at Palangka Raya your hotel or at the airport for transfer to your boat in Palangka Raya harbour to start your journey. Cruise past the stilted and floating houses of the provincial capital and continue upstream along the forest lined river, passing villages. We stop at the village of Petuk Katimpun and walk along boardwalks to visit the small library foundation. The boat continues upstream to a beautiful black water lake system, where we take canoes at sunset. Later we find a quiet location for overnight. [L/D]

Day 5

PALAS ISLAND – BOS – SEI GOHONG

The boat moves up the Rungan River as you enjoy breakfast. On arrival to Palas Island, a pre-release island operated by the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOS), take a motorized canoe to observe the orangutans and later continue to the BOS Education Centre where orangutans are awaiting release in socialization cages. Learn about the BOS history and rehabilitation programs.

Return to the boat and enjoy a leisurely lunch on board while cruising to Sei Gohong village. The boat will continue upstream passing Kaja and Bangamat islands, Orangutan pre-release islands. Here we transfer to small canoes to have closer observation of the orangutans before heading for a refreshing swim in the black water lake, if river water level is sufficient.

Return to the boat for dinner and overnight in a quiet location. [B/L/D]

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Day 6

SEI GOHONG – KANARAKAN

Early morning short transfer to Tangkiling Hill by car, to visit Dayak cultural spirit houses and make the climb to the top of the hill. After breakfast, we depart for Kanarakan, passing the orangutan islands. In Kanarakan we are met by the village elder with Dayak Ngaju welcoming ceremony then stroll around with him to see the village home gardens, rubber field & rubber tapping demonstration, and other village livelihoods. Visit to the elder’s house and enjoy the traditional spices coffee while sharing stories.

Return to boat for lunch and cruise downstream.

Have dinner and later overnight in a quiet location on the river. [B/L/D]

Day 7

MUARA RUNGAN- BUKIT RAWI – DEPARTURE

After breakfast, the boat cruises to the village of Tanjung Sanggalang on the Kahayan River. Transfer to cars for the short trip to Bukit Rawi and Sigi, where we see the ancient Dayak painted sandungs and watch a traditional dance. Board the boat for your final cruise to Rambang Harbour in Palangka Raya. Check out at 2pm and transfer to your hotel or the airport.

Tour ends. [B/L]

Includes :

Airport and other transfers as indicated, cabin accommodation, English speaking guide, meals and drinks during the cruise, off-boat tours and service tax.

Excludes :

Airfare, airport tax, porter, optional off boat tour, alcoholic and soda drinks on board

Visitors to Kanarakan village elder