Kutai Park & Limestone Forest Merabu
Wildlife Tour at KalimantanKutai National Park, Merabu Limestone Forest and Dayak Tribe beauty of Indonesia Borneo Island. This Kalimantan Tour Package will show you The ecological Wealth of Indonesia Borneo Island. The Oranguatns at Kutai National Park, The indigenouse Dayak tribe and the ecological limestone Forest with more 60 differant trees and 100 wild life species, and historical cave paintings give you a sightful experience of the grand diversity at Kalimantan.
EAST KALIMANTAN WILDLIFE GLANCE
Tour Package Duration 07 Days / 06 Nights
Day 01: BALIKPAPAN, SANGATTA (LD)
Upon arrival at Balikpapan airport, meeting service and transfer of aboput six hours to Sangatta. Check in at Hotel, for dinner and overnight.
Day 02: SANGATTA, KUTAI NATIONAL PARK (BLD)
Early in the morning by motorcanoe upstream Sangatta River into the jungle of Kutai National Reserve. Upon Arrival at Prefab Orangutan Research station, we will drop our stuff and direct start a jungle trek into the forest, looking for wild life and Orang Utans, which are completly wild. Afternoon return to Prefab Station for Lunch and rest, late afternoon another forest trek searching for wild and experience the beauty of the Rainforest flora and Fauana here.Dinner and overnight at Prefab Research station.
Day 03: KUTAI RESERVE, RIVER DELTA, MUARA WAHAU (BLD)
After Breakfast by motor canoe to the mangrove forest at the Delta of the Sangatta River to spot Longnose Monkeys, Birds, Crocodiles and other wild in the Mangrove Forest, before we leave to Muara Wahau, Lunch on the way, check in at guesthouse for overnight
Day 04: MUARA WAHAU, MERABU (BLD)
After Breakfast, preparation for our adventure trip, check out of Hotel, and drive for about two hours over a bouncing unpaved road into the dark Jungle of Borneo, before we head into a muddy path for about one hour drive time towards Merabu Dayak village, to end up at one of the side rivers of the Longgi river, if the water level is low we can cross the river by car, otherwise we will leave the vehicle and cross the river by canoe to Merabu village which is a small settlement of about 200 people of the Dayak Lebo tribe, which will host us for the night at one of their local houses, Evening a Dance ceremony could be held, Lunch on the way, dinner at local house at Merabu
Day 05: MERABU, KARST CAVE BELOYOT (BLD)
Simple breakfast by our local host will be prepared, before we start our trek of about 3 hours, from the village Merabu located at the foot of one of the world largest and untouched limestone forest into the Karst Mountains to the Beloyot limestone crop, which have several caves, with a historic human manuscripts of 3000 year old, beside unknown fossils, human sculpts, and lakes can be found in the several caves of Beloyot Limestone crop, Lunch and dinner will be prepared en route, overnight at Cave
Day 06: BELOYOT, NYADENG LAKE (BLD)
Simple breakfast at Cave, before we continue trekking to Nyadeng for about two to three hours through untouched limestone forest, possibility to spot wildlife mammals as several monkey species, birds and lizard during the trek. Once arrived at Nyadeng you can enjoy the bright watershed lake of the Karst limestone mountains, at your feet as a mirror to your face, from the lake we continue to the Poyong Crop, which hold a dry Cave at about 300 meters above sea level, which give us a nice view over the limestone forest, possibility to overnight at the Cave or continue by Canoe to Merabu village to overnight at Local house, meals prepared en route.
Day 07: MERABU, BERAU (BL)
Simple breakfast at Cave or Local house, before we continue by car over a muddy path passing the primary forest for about two hours to the main road which will bring us in about three hours to Berau.
Kutai Park & Merabu Karts Limestone Forest Facts
Kutai park is located at East Kalimantan Province, which can be reached via the main airport Balikpapan, or the local airport Samarinda. Kutai Park has an total area of 190.000 hectares, covered by mangrove, swamp, and lowland rain forest. The Tourism spots at Kutai Park are limited to the area near Sangatta, with the Sangatta River as the main object, along the river, mangrove forest can be visit downstream of Sangatta, and upstream one can cruise into the lowland jungle.
Merabu Karst Mountain area is a forest lime stone area of more then 8.000 hectares owned by the Lebo Dayak Tribe, , which contains caves with historical paintings, and animal sculpts of more then 3000 year old
Kutai & Merabu Karst Weather
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 )
Kutai and Merabu Karst Accommodation
Kutai Park and Merabu Karst area have very simple accommodations, from a simple wooden Jungle Lodge, to local houses and caves inside the forest, and is a simple wooden Lodge with several small rooms, has a shared Indonesian styled bath room with cold water, and toilet, electricity is 220Volt and stricted to evening hours only ( 6pm-10pm ). The rooms have a fan and each room two thin matrasses on the floor. The building has a kitchen facility, with cooking gear.
Travel Time & Distance East Kalimantan – Kutai Park – Merabu Karst
Balikpapan – Sangatta overland 7 hours
Sangatta – Muara Wahau overland 5-6 hours
Muara Wahau – Merabu Karst 3 hours (upon road conditions)
Merbau Karst – Berau 5 hours drive (upon road conditions)
How To Get There
Balikpapan Sepinggan international airport with direct Flights to Jakarta, Surabaya, Semarang, Tarakan, Berau, Palu, Makassar, Manado, Singapore
Samarinda Airport with direct flights to Melak, Balikpapan, Berau, Tarakan, Nunukan, Long Apung, Tanjung Selor ( ATR – Airvan planes )
Things To Bring
Towel, soap and personal needs
Waterproof bag (for documents and electronics)
Kutai Park & Wildlife
The wildlife is exotic, orangutan, only found at Sumatra and Borneo, along with the endemic proboscis monkeys, and other forest denizens including clouded leopard, leaf monkey, macaque, pangolin anteater, tiny tarsier, lizards, crocodiles, pythons and more then 600 bird species as the most famous Sun Birds, pheasants, Kakatua, and Hornbills.
East Kalimantan Province area is 145,534 square kilometers, with a 3 million population