Kayan River

the highway to the heart of Borneo

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Kayan River Highway

The Kayan River spring is found in the Apokayan area near Malaysian border, and stream down about 800km to finds it way at Tanjung Selor city into the Sulawesi sea.
The Kayan River has many rapids, the first 250km from teh spring in the Apoakayan area, it is un-accessable even for experienced kayakers with the scale of 6 of dangerous rapids. Even the lower part of the Kayan River have rapids that are adventures. To visit the Kayan Mentarang Park, one has to be adventures, be patient, and be able to expect the unexpected

Kayan River Travel Information

Tour Destination :
Indonesia, North Kalimantan, Kayan River, Kayan Mentarang Park

Main Interest & Things to do :
Jungle trek, and exploring the Flora and Fauna which can not be found anywhere else in the world, as only in this largest National Park of Indonesia.The Dayak Culture along the Kayan River, as in Long Alango, or Long Pujungan is Traditional Dayak Culture.Recommended visit time for Kayan Mentarang Reserve and Kayan River is 5 to 8 days

Culture :
Dayak Kayan & Punan

Flora & Fauna :
Tropical Rainforest and Wildlife

Tour Starting Point :
Balikpapan, East Kalimantan, either Tarakan North Kalimantan

Tour Transport Possibilities :
By Flight from Balikpapan to Tanjung Selor, or direct from Jakarta to Tarakan, continue by speedboat to Tanjung Selor, estimated travel by speedboat is 2 hours to reach Tanjung Selor.
Cruising upstream from Tanjung Selor by public speedboat / longboat to Long Bia / Long Peso and continue by chartered longboats to places as Long Pujungan and Long Alango
Flight from Tawau ( Sabah / Malaysian Borneo ) to Tarakan ( be aware No Visa on Arrival facilities, at Tarakan )
Cruising upstream from Tanjung Selor by public speedboat / longboat to Long Bia / Long Peso and continue by chartered longboats to places as Long Pujungan and Long Alango.

Tour Ending Point :
Balikpapan or Tarakan, from Tarakan you can cross the border via Nunukan to the City Tawau in Malaysia

Travel Distance to enry point :
900 Km from Balikpapan Airport East Kalimantan, Indonesia
100 km from Tarakan Airport North Kalimantan, Indonesia

Tour Duration :
Short Get Through Visit 5 to 8 Days

Accommodation & Hotels :
Local Houses or Jungle Camp

Tour Grade :
Challenging

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