Explore the virgin Diversity of Borneo
The diversity is noticeable in the high populations of rare flora and fauna such as orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus mario), gibbons (Hilobates moulleri), sun bears (Helarctos malayanus), proboscis monkeys (Nasalir larvatus) and various plants like ironwood (Eusideroxylon zwagerii), bangkirai (Shorea laevis), agatis (Agathis), kapur ( Dryobalanops sp), kruing (Dyptherocarpus confertus), rattan (Calamus sp), forest durian (Durio), and forest rambutan (Cuponiopsis sp).
The Mangkaliat karst Mountain range in this "nose of Borneo" is home to unique flora and fauna, and declared as a protected rain forest zone due of its large rare flora and fauna species to be conserved.
The Dayak Basap tribe, as cave dwellers, live a traditonal way of hunting, fishing, dry farming, collecting honey, and bird nests found in limestone jungle of the Mangkaliat mountain. The diversity is kept virgin as the difficult access to the outside world until today.
The diversity of virgin ecological wealth at Teluk Sumbang is enormous. From the crystal clear sea for snorkel and dive to the dense jungle rain forest with its wildlife of Mangkaliat mountain.
Mystic Borneo Paradise
Tour duration 07 Days / 06 Nights
Day 01: BERAU ARRIVAL (D)
Upon arrival at Berau airport, meeting service, transfer by car/minibus to hotel, upon flight schedule possibility for sightseeing in town, to explore the live of the locals, dinner at local restaurant, overnight at hotel in Berau
Day 02: BERAU, BENUA BARU DAYAK VILLAGE, MERASA ORANGUTAN JUNGLE TREK, BERAU (BLD)
Breakfast at Hotel, transfer for about one hour by car to Benua Baru Dayak Kayan village, you are welcomed by a Dayak ceremony, and will explore the Dayak arts of Benua Baru are extra ordinary and vibrant designs, statutes and the characteristic flowing geometrical used in portraying scenes of jungle life comes from Chinese and Vietnamese Dong Son influences. Woman with the Long Ears and tattoo 's can be found here as one of the last memorable Dayak Culture signs, in the rapidly changing Kalimantan development, continue by car for about one hour to Merasa village along the Lesan river, to catch a motor-canoe upstream for about 2 hours, you will enjoy the scenery of the river banks filled with tranquil greenery of lowland and towering dipterocarps trees which remark as the start of getting into the dark Borneo Jungle, during the cruise you might spot various wildlife from otters, monkeys to birds species. Visit Pulau Bawan as the Orangutan Island in the Lesan River, afterwards a short jungle trek, upon the field condition, possibility to the waterfall, old Dayak grave and limestone cave. Late afternoon return by canoe to Merasa village to continue by car for about two hours to Berau hotel, lunch and dinner en route at local restaurants, overnight at hotel in Berau
Day 03: BERAU, WHALE SHARK, TALISAYAN HARBOUR, BIDUK BIDUK, LAKE CERMIN, TELUK SUMBANG VILLAGE (BLD)
Early Breakfast at hotel, by car transfer to Talisayan Bajau village, by klotok boat to the Whale shark point spotting the Whale Shark from the boat or swim with them at short distance. Possibility for sightseeing in Talisayang village as a traditional Bajau fishermen place, who live as fishermen, and also collecting bird nest as a value stuff. Continue overland by car to Labuan Cermin lake, known as the mirror lake due of its two types of water, fresh at the upper face, and salt water at the bottom, with even fresh and salt fish inside, we can swim or snorkelling the lake and enjoy the forest greenery around. Lunch and continue by car to Teluk Sulaiman where we continue over a unpaved road through the dense forest to Teluk Sumbang bay in the most southern part of Berau district with beautiful beach and palm trees, dinner en route overnight at Eco Lodge.
Day 04: TELUK SUMBANG (BLD)
Breakfast at eco lodge, today free at own leisure at your terrace to overlook the blue lagoon sea, chilling at the white beach or snorkelling/diving the see reefs in front of the lodge
Day 05: TELUK SUMBANG, KANIUNGAN ISLAND, TURTLE BAY, RAIN FOREST TREK, WATERFALL & DAYAK SETTLEMENT (BLD)
Breakfast at the lodge, free at own leisure till transfer time by klotok boat for about a half hour to Kaniungan island, to visit the Bajau tribe and possibility to swim or snorkel the coral reefs, afterwards continue to the Turtle bay where we can explore the green turtles from the boat, or snorkel (but don’t touch!) them in the sea, late afternoon return to the Eco Lodge for lunch. Afternoon trek about 3km to the Dayak Basap Settlement at the Mangkaliat mountain plateau, to experience the traditional way of life, then continue trekking the rain forest to the waterfall, late afternoon return to the Eco Lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 06 : KAYAKING MANGROVE FOREST, TREKKING MANGKALIAT JUNGLE (BLD)
After Breakfast upon the water tight we can kayaking the mangrove forest with possibility to spot proboscis monkeys, afterwards trek the jungle of the Mangkaliat mountain in search for wildlife, as monkeys, gibbons, orangutans, and sun bears, return to the Eco lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 07 : TELUK SUMBANG, BERAU (BL)
Breakfast at Eco Lodge, free at own leisure till transfer time for about 7 hours to Berau
NOTE : Possibility to Extent the trip at Eco Lodge with or without Activities
- Batu Berdiri Beach
- 3 Waterfalls
- Dayak Basap Culture
- Mangkaliat Mountain Karst Caves
- Rain Forest trek & wildlife
- Jungle off road adventure
- Dive & Snorkeling Coral Reefs
- Oyster Bay