Indonesia: Kalimantan highlights roundtrip

Roundtrip Green Kalimantan

About this tour

Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo, is a surprising island. Stay with the local Dayak population and go with your local guide into the jungle in search of orangutans, proboscis monkeys, crocodiles and giant trees.

What will you do
  • Private boat to Tanjung Puting National Park
  • Search for orang-utans and proboscis monkeys
  • Overnight stays with the Dayak people
  • Serious hikes in the jungle
  • Relax on a white sandy beach

Kalimantan, the Indonesian part of Borneo, is a huge island within the Indonesian archipelago. It is relatively little visited, while it is a super-destination if you like nature. In the green jungle of the island, you will find orang-utans, bears, several species of cats, crocodiles and proboscis monkeys. The local Dayak population, once feared headhunters, live scattered across the island. Mountains, rivers and small bounty islands vary in this special destination.


Day 1

Arrival Pankalanbun, transfer to Tanjung Puting | After arrival you will be driven to the boat. Next, you sail directly to the jungle of Tanjung Puting. Overnight on the boat

Day 2

Tanjung Puting | By boat and on foot you will explore the national park. You will visit several feeding stations for orangutans

Day 3

Tanjung Puting to Pangkalanbun | In the morning you will make a walk. Afterwards you go to Pangkalanbun, where you stay in a good hotel

Day 4

Pangkalanbun to Samboja Lodge | By plane to Balikpapan, East Kalimantan. There, the car is ready for the short drive to the Samboja Lodge. You spend the night close to nature

Day 5

Samboja | Today you visit the shelters for the orang-utans and the sunbears on the grounds of the lodge. Afterwards, you can make an exciting tree top walk on the other side of the forest

Day 6

Samboja to Sanggata | A long drive today. You will travel to Sangatta, the base for trekking in Kutai National Park

Day 7

Sangatta/Kutai | In the morning you step in a motor canoe. It brings you to the national park. With a local ranger you explore Kutai. You will go into the jungle looking for orangutans among other animals. Spending the night at the ranger's post is possible. Otherwise back to Sangatta

Day 8

Sangatta to Miau Baru | In the morning you will sail on the Sangatta River by motor canoe. Maybe you will spot crocodiles and proboscis monkeys. Then to the Dayak village Miau Baru, where you stay in a local house

Day 9

Miau Baru to Merabu | In the morning you will prepare a meal for lunch together with women from the village. Afterwards, by car to the next Dayak village, Merabu. Again, overnight in a local house

Day 10

Merabu | In the morning you make a long walk to the Beloyot cave. Here you will find pre-historic murals. After lunch in the village, you make a second walk to Lake Nyadeng. You spend the night in the jungle near this turquoise lake

Day 11

Merabu to Merasak | Early morning you can climb to the top of the Ketepu crop. Here you have an amazing view over the karst mountains. Then walk back to Merabu. You travel by car to the last Dayak village in this tour, Merasak

Day 12

Merasak to Berau | In the morning you will sail with your local guide on the Kelay River. Halfway you will make a short trek to a waterfall in the jungle. After returning, you will be transferred to the town of Berau. You will sleep in a hotel again

Day 13

Berau to Maratua (Derawan) | You leave the mainland and go by fastboat to Maratua, an atoll that is part of the Derawan Islands. You spend the coming nights in a cool resort next to the deepblue ocean and a white sandy beach

Day 14

Maratua | The days on the island can be filled with snorkelling, diving or just being lazy

Day 15

Maratua | Day at leisure

Day 16

Maratua to Berau | By boat back to the town of Berau. There, a car is waiting for the transfer to the airport, for the flight to your next destination

Additional info

The price of this trip is based on 2 travellers, low season, subject to availability of scheduled hotels and including CO2 compensation. We have assumed standard hotels. For this trip it is very well possible to choose more luxurious hotels. The trip can always be adjusted in many ways.

This trip connects with islands like Bali and Java.