Cross Borneo Expedition — Alfa Prima Tours & Travel

Cross Borneo Expedition

The term Kalimantan refers to the Indonesian portion of the island of Borneo, the 3rd largest island in the world.The non-Indonesian parts of Borneo are of Brunei and East Malaysia. More than 15 million people live in Kalimantan. The word Kalimantan was derived from Sanskrit Kalamanthana which means ‘ burning weather island’ or island with a very hot temperature to describe its hot and humid tropical climate. Skewered by the equator and roasting under a tropical sun the steamy forests of Kalimantan serve up endless opportunities for epic rainforest exploration. The Borneo rainforest is 130 million years old making it one of the oldest rainforests in the world and 70 million years older than the Amazon rainforest. The noble orangutan shares the canopy with acrobatic gibbons while prehistoric hornbills patrol air above. The local people collectively known as Dayak, have long lived with this rich challenging landscape, they also are well-known for their hospitality.

Day 1
Pangkalan Bun – Balikpapan – Samarinda (B)

Upon your arrival in Balikpapan, you will be met by your guide, then transfer to Samarinda….check in overnight.

Day 2
Samarinda – Long Bagun

Transfer to harbour at 06.00 am for on board by public boat cruising up Mahakam river to Long Bagun in 2 days/1 night trip. Meals and overnight are provided on boat.

Day 3
Mahakam River – Long Bagun

Will reach Long Bagun at late afternoon (20.30 pm). Keep stay at public boat until morning. Dinner and overnight are provided on boat.

Day 4
Long Bagun – Tiong Ohang

Depart to Tiong Ohang by public long boat or speedboat in 4 hours, through the rapids. Lunch enroute, dinner and overnight at local house in Tiong Ohang.

Day 5
Tiong Ohang

You will have time to see how local people do their daily activities, how they work and survive for their daily life.

Day 6
Tiong Ohang – Muara Hubung – Atikop Hill – Muara Saite

Ride the motorized canoe passing several small rapids in 2 hours to Muara Hubung. Start to trek and climb the Atikop hill, approximately 5 hours to reach the campsite at Muara Saite. Porter will set up a simple tent with waterproof awning.  Meals prepared, and overnight in tent.

Day 7
Muara Saite – Sungai Bekana – Aringe

Throughout primary rain forest, the trek is going deeper. Our next jungle camping is in Aringe. Meals prepared, and overnight in tent.

Day 8
Aringe/Muller Range

Today trekking is to reach Muller Range the highland between East and West Borneo, will arrive in the afternoon after 8 hours. Meals prepared, and overnight in tent.

Day 9
Muller Range – Sungai Sabang

Passing the border of East and West Borneo on Muller Range, stop over for a while. Go down the hill to reach Sungai Sabang for our first camp in west side of Borneo land after 8 hours trekking. Meals prepared, and overnight in tent.

Day 10
Sungai Sabang – Bungan Lea

Continue the trekking through hills and river to Bungan Lea. Meals prepared, and overnight in tent.

Day 11
Bungan Lea – Brakan

Trekking along the river stone and rockies land, up and down the hill. It takes 8 hours to reach Brakan. Meals prepared, and overnight in tent near the river.

Day 12
Brakan – Sungai Bulit – Datah Opet

A six hours trekking to reach Datah Opet, through mud with dry leaves and twig and hills. Meals prepared, and overnight on the river side in tent.

Day 13
Datah Opet – Buru Hongkane – Tanjung Lokang Village

Continue to Tanjung Lokang for 6 hours of trekking by climbing the hills. Meals prepared, and overnight in local house.

Day 14
Tanjung Lokang Village

Free program. At this Punan Bongan dayak’s village you may enjoy your time. Such as to wash the cloth in river with clean water, go around the village or just relax at house. Meals prepared, and overnight in local house.

Day 15
Tanjung Lokang – Nanga Lampung – Kapuas River – Putussibau

Down Stream of Kapuas River, passing some rapids to Putus Sibau, it would take 7 hours longboat ride and arrive in the afternoon. Check in to local hotel. Meals prepared, and overnight in local hotel.

Day 16
Putussibau – Sintang – Pontianak

Leave Putus Sibau by bus to Sintang and continue to second bus to Pontianak, on 18 hours drive approximately. On next early morning would arrive in Pontianak.

Day 17
Pontianak

Arrive in Pontianak and transfer to hotel. Free at your own time. Accommodation at hotel (meals in pontianak is personal account).

Day 18
Pontianak – Jakarta – Airport

After breakfast, free at your leisure until transfer time. Transfer to Supadio airport your own arrangement.