Jungle & Wild Orangutans at Wehea Park
Wehea is the name of a Dayak Tribe, and as history does inform, as the first Dayak Tribe that enter Borneo about 3000 years ago. Now-a-days Wehea is know of it's rainforest, covering an area of 38,000 ha, located in the East Kutai Regency in East Kalimantan Province.
The Wehea forest was kept out of the Loggers hands early 2000 by the local Dayak Wehea Tribe under the tribal leader (Kepala Adat) Mr. Ledjie Taq, since 2004 Wehea was declared as "protected forest" and in 2008 Wehea received the Schooner Award In Canada, and in 2009 Wehea received the Kalpataru Award in Indonesia for their efforts in protecting the rain forest.
The Wehea Forest is virgin dense Jungle bordered by primary forest with an altitude of 250 meters till 1700 meters above sea level, and contain diverse forest types as lowland rain forest, dipterocarp and montane forest with more then 60 kinds of trees. The forest is home to endangered species as Borneon orangutan, clouded leaopard, sun bear and grizzled langur. The tropical forest has much more wildlife to hide, with lizards, dear, and many bird species.
Wehea Park as the youngest reserve of East Kalimantan, between Muara Wahau and Berau Tanjung Redep, is remote located due of it's poor infrastructure, despite the poor infrastructure, it is worth the visit, by adventures travelers with patient. Wehea has build an eco-tourist Jungle lodge, and make efforts in developing the area for Tourism. Beside it's fascinating Jungle, the nearby villages as Nehas Liah Bing, Miau Baru has Dayak Tribal arts as Longhouses, statutes and Earlobs. In March - April each year, a traditional Harvest - Planting ceremony is been held for one full month.
The perfect mix of tropical forest, Culture art, and traditions make Wehea area and it's people as a perfect tourism destination of what Kalimantan part of Indonesian Borneo can show you.
Wehea Travellers InformationTour Destination :
Wehea Reserve Park, East Kalimantan, Indonesia
Main Interest & Things to do :
Jungle Trek, Wildlife Spotting and Bird Watching, traditional Dayak culture of the Wehea, Kenyah and Kayan tribe
Harvest - Planting Ceremony at April-May each year
The area along is filled with dense rainforest
A Traditional longhouse about 15 km from Wehea Reserve.
Mangkalihat Limestone forest bordering Wehea at the East along the coastal line Kelay and Inhutani Lowland Rain Forest along the Border of Wehea area
Lesan district River Jungle Cruise to the forest of Lesan and Dayak Tribe
Derawan archipelago with Dive, snorkel, and leisure oppertunities at this
paradise looking island at a drive distance from Wehea
Dayak Wehea, Dayak Kayan, Dayak Kenyah
Tour Transport Possibilities :
By car from Balikpapan to Muara Wahau, continue by Jeep / 4 Wheel Drive, or either by public ferry up the Mahakam River and canoe upstream the Kedang Kepala River to Muara Wahau, estimated travel time is more then 1 day to Reach Wehea Reserve over the route.
By car from Berau to Muara Wahau, continue by Jeep / 4 Wheel Drive into Wehea
Tour Starting Point :
Balikpapan, Tanjung Redep / Berau, East Kalimantan, Indonesia
Tour Ending Point :
Balikpapan, Tanjung Redep, East Kalimantan, Indonesia
Travel Distance to entry point :
450 Km from Balikpapan Airport East Kalimantan Indonesia
Tour Duration :
Short Get Through Visit 4 to 5 Days
Accommodation & Hotels :
Simple Lodge / Hotels
Tour Grade :