HEART of BORNEO JUNGLE TREk EXPEDITION TOUR
Tour Duration 15 Days / 14 Nights
Day 01 : TARAKAN (D)
Upon arrival at Tarakan airport, your tour guide will wait you at the terminal for short meeting service, and transfer to Hotel, possibility for sightseeing trip in town, dinner at local restaurant, overnight at hotel Tarakan.
Day 02: TARAKAN, PULAU SAPI (BLD)
Breakfast at hotel, transfer to the harbor to board the speedboat for our cruise trip to Malinau (3 hours), on the way you can when lucky you can see the fresh water Irrawaddy dolphins and the probosics Long nose Monkeys along the delta mangrove forest of the Sesayap River. Arrival at Malinau, we will continue our trip overland by car to Pulau Sapi for about 2 hours, Lunch on the way, dinner and overnight at guesthouse.
Day 03: PULAU SAPI, LONG BERANG, JUNGLE TREK (BLD)
After simple breakfast, we proceed our journey into the deep Jungle of Borneo, by cruising with a longboat for about 5 to 6 hours upsteam the Mentarang River, passing adventures rapids, and rain forest scenery along the river banks, overnight in a homestay in Long Berang village.
Day 04 & 05: LONG BERANG, JUNGLE TREK, NANGSARANG (BLD)
After breakfast, preperation for the of the beaten track, over the trails through the hilly jungle valleys and slopes passing a few jungle Dayak villages for about two days (upon the terrain and field conditions) from Long Berang to Nangsarang, as the last Dayak settlement in the middle of most remote Borneo Island. During our jungle trek we can enjoy the untouched nature, from wild animals, and the beauty of the tropical flora and fauna surrounding us, which bring us a step closer to the extreme jungle adventure trek ahead, as a test-case to stand and survive in the rain forest. Overnight at Jungle Camp, Meals will be prepaired en route.
Day 06 - 12: NANGSARANG, JUNGLE TREK, WAYAGUNG (BLD)
Simple Breakfast, before we continue the expedition trekking through the thousand year old forest in the heart of Borneo, trekking the amazing Highlands clouded Rain forest, crossing rivers, deep valleys, and trekking the mountain slopes as a routine daily activity, no footprints or trails are be found here, during these days we are totaly at our own in the deepest and last undiscovered jungle of Borneo. Meals will be prepaired on the way, Overnights at Prepaired Jungle Camps.
Day 13-14: WAYAGUNG, LONG BAWAN (BLD)
Arrived in the Jungle Highlands of the Heart of Borneo, which will lead us from the unbeaten trekking trail to the airstrip of Long Bawan village, and reach the outer civilisation area near the border with Malaysian Sabah, an isolated Highland platau about 2000 meters above sea level. The Long Bawan area with the villages around is habitat to about 200 families of the Dayak Lundayeh who live from dry rice field plantation and hunting. Overnight at Guesthouse at Long Bawan.
Day 15: LONG BAWAN, TARAKAN, BALIKPAPAN (BL)
After Breakfast, free at leisure till departure time by small plane return to the coastal line city Tarakan or Nunukan from where we will fly to Balikpapan, where you can connect to your next destinantion.
Heart Of Borneo Facts
The Heart of Borneo trek is leading you through unfoot-printed jungle of the highest quality found at Kalimantan, steep hills, and dozens of rivers have to be crossed. The Jungle area is totally unhabited and un-explored, till we reach the highlands of Krayan where about a 2000 families live totally isolated along the Malaysian Border side. During the trek simple camps will be made, while we hunt for fish and meat along the way.
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 is in a local house, and simple camp base, far from western facilities as matrasses, or warm water shower
Travel Time & Distance
Tarakan – Pulau Sapi 3 hours by speedboat & 2 hours by car
Pulau Sapi – Long Berang 5-6 hours by Long Boat
Long Berang – Krayan (Wayagung/Long Bawan) Trek 4-7h day
How To Get There
Tarakan international airport with direct Flights to Jakarta, Balikpapan, Berau, Nunukan, and Malaysian Sabah Tawau
Things To Bring
Long wear & Good shoes
Sleeping bag (thin)
Waterproof bag (for documents and electronics)
Wildlife can be expected as birds and lizards, Deer, Monkeys, Clouded Leopard, Sunbears or insects
North Kalimantan Province area is 74,500 square kilometers, with a 3 million population