HEART of BORNEO JUNGLE TREK EXPEDITION
Tour Duration 15 Days / 14 Nights
Day 01 : BALIKPAPAN, TARAKAN (D)
Upon arrival at Balikpapan, meeting service, transfer to check in for flight to Tarakan, upon arrival at Tarakan, transfer to Hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 02: TARAKAN, PULAU SAPI (BLD)
Breakfast, then we drive to the harbor to board the speedboat for our trip to Malinau (3 hours), on the way you can when lucky you can see the fresh water dolphins and Long nose Monkeys along the delta of Sesayap River. Upon arrival at Malinau, we will continue our trip by car to Pulau Sapi for about 3 hours, Lunch on the way, dinner and overnight at guesthouse.
Day 03: PULAU SAPI, LONG BERANG, JUNGLE TREK (BLD)
After simple breakfast, we proceed to the harbor, for boarding a Longboat to continue our journey into the deep Jungle of Borneo, a 5 to 6 hours cruise upsteam to Mentarang River, on the way passing the rapids, and the Jungle will appear along the river banks, overnight at homestay in Long Berang village.
Day 04 & 05: LONG BERANG, JUNGLE TREK, NANGSARANG (BLD)
After breakfast, today we start our trek, a two days full day jungle trek from Long Berang to Nangsarang, as the next village in the middle of most remote Borneo Island. During our jungle trek we can enjoy the untouched nature, from wild animals, and the beauty of the flora, which is surrounding us, and bring us a step closer to the extreme jungle adventure ahead, as a test-case to stand the survival rain forest. Overnight at Jungle Camp, Meals will be prepaired on the way.
Day 06 - 12: NANGSARANG, JUNGLE TREK, WAYAGUNG (BLD)
Simple Breakfast, before we continue the expedition trekking through the thousand year old forest of Borneo, trekking the amazing Highlands clouded Rain forest, crossing rivers, deep valleys, and trekking the mountains as a routine daily activity, no footprints of humans can be found here, during these days we are totaly at our own in the deepest and last undiscovered jungle of Borneo. Meals will be prepaired on the way, Overnights at Prepaired Jungle Camps.
Day 13-14: WAYAGUNG, LONG BAWAN (BLD)
Arrived in the Jungle Highlands of the Heart of Borneo, which will lead us from the unbeaten trekking trail to the airstrip of Long Bawan village, and reach the outer civilisation area near the border with Malaysian Sabah, an isolated Highland platau about 2000 meters above sea level. The Long Bawan area with the villages around is habitat to about 200 families of the Dayak Lundayeh who live from dry rice field plantation and hunting. Overnight at Guesthouse at Long Bawan.
Day 15: LONG BAWAN, TARAKAN, BALIKPAPAN (BL)
After Breakfast, free at leisure till departure time by small plane return to the coastal line city Tarakan or Nunukan from where we will fly to Balikpapan, where you can connect to your next destinantion.
Heart Of Borneo Facts
The Heart of Borneo trek is leading you through unfoot-printed jungle of the highest quality found at Kalimantan, steep hills, and dozens of rivers have to be crossed. The Jungle area is totally unhabited and un-explored, till we reach the highlands of Krayan where about a 2000 families live totally isolated along the Malaysian Border side. During the trek simple camps will be made, while we hunt for fish and meat along the way.
Day Temperatures 27 °– 32°C
Night Temperatures 20 °– 25°C
Rainfall 4,000mm per year
Wet Months October & June
Dry Months February & August ( but expect daily rain )
The accommodation is in a local house, and simple camp base, far from western facilities as matrasses, or warm water shower
Travel Time & Distance
Tarakan – Pulau Sapi 3 hours by speedboat & 2 hours by car
Pulau Sapi – Long Berang 5-6 hours by Long Boat
Long Berang – Krayan (Wayagung/Long Bawan) Trek 4-7h day
How To Get There
Tarakan international airport with direct Flights to Jakarta, Balikpapan, Berau, Nunukan, and Malaysian Sabah Tawau
Things To Bring
Long wear & Good shoes
Sleeping bag (thin)
Waterproof bag (for documents and electronics)
Wildlife can be expected as birds and lizards, Deer, Monkeys, Clouded Leopard, Sunbears or insects
North Kalimantan Province area is 74,500 square kilometers, with a 3 million population