DERAWAN KALIMANTAN BEAUTY
Derawan is the Sea world beauty of Indonesia Borneo Island, with it richest fish and turtles wildlife of the under sea world. The Islands Derawan, Sangalaki, Kakaban, Maratua are part of East Kalimantan, Indonesian part of Borneo. The ecological Wealth of Derawan sea, with it's large Manta's, Napoleons, purple sea horses, tunitates, dwarf scorpion fishes, Yelly fish lake, and not to forget the Coral Sea Garden, and the big turtles is a sightful experience of the grand maritim diversity.
DERAWAN TOURTour Package Duration 04 Days / 03 Nights
Day 01: BERAU, DERAWAN ISLAND (D)
Upon arrival at Tanjung Redep airport, meeting service and transfer to harbor to boarding a boat and cross the Sulawesi Sea to Derawan Island. Check in at Losmen, or local house, Lunch, afternoon possibility for snorkeling or Derawan village sightseeing.
Day 02 & 03: DERAWAN ISLAND, SANGALAKI ISLAND (BLD)
Early in the morning by fishermen's boat to Sangalaki Island which is called the Capital of The Mantas Rays, many kinds of exotic fish could be seen in this area like the Mantas, Napoleons, purple sea horses, tunitates, dwarf scorpion fishes, and not to forget the Coral Sea Garden which is still in tact. In the night we could explore the Turtle bay.
Day 04: DERAWAN, BERAU (B)
After breakfast start our trip cross the sea by boat to Berau for your flight to your next destination.
Derawan Travel Facts
Derawan Island is a small paradise archipelago of white beaches, blue lagoon seas and palm trees at a total land surface of 40,000 hectares and is maritime reserve with beautiful scenery and beaches. Several species of rare flora and fauna are preserved here, such as scaled turtles, belimbing turtles and sea cows.
This Island is occupied by Bajau people. It's sea gardens are beautiful . Its coastal forests are inhabited by sea birds, iguanas, and swallows. There are caves inhabited by various kinds of crabs. The waters around Derawan are good for swimming, fishing, scuba diving, and other water sports. Diving programs to Sangalaki or Kakaban Islands give you the occasion to swim with elegant mantas. Sangalaki houses also a Turtle Foundation that ensures to lay their eggs as a future safeguard, with your visit you help donate survival and have the opportunity to learn more about the Turtles and the Foundations work.
Diving around Kakaban is thrilling with at the Barracuda Point and the colourful wall of Gorganian Forrest.
Kakaban Island has a saltwater lake inside where jellyfish can be explored.
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 at Derawan is diverse from a Luxery Resort to simple Lodges
Travel Time & Distance East Kalimantan – Derawan Archipelago
Berau – Tanjung Batu Habor 3 hours by car
Tanjung Batu Harbor to Derawan half hour by speed boat
Derawan to Sangalaki 2 hours by speedboat
Sangalaki to Kakaban 15 minutes by speedboat
How To Get There
Berau international airport with direct Flights to Balikpapan, Samarinda, Jakarta, Surabaya, Semarang, Tarakan, and connection to Derawan Overland and by speedboat
Things To Bring
Towel, soap and personal needs
Waterproof bag (for documents and electronics)
Derawan Culture & Wildlife
Derawan Culture is of the Bajau tribe who are fishermen and live at the sea, at stilt houses. The underwater life is exotic, green Turtles, Mantas, Napoleons, purple sea horses, tunitates, dwarf scorpion fishes, scorpionfishes, jawfishes, mandarin fishes, frogfishes and ribbon eels, and yelly fish, and the coral reefs
East Kalimantan Province area is 145,534 square kilometers, with a 3 million population