14 Days Indonesia Wildlife, Culture, and Highland
Tour code: INDO-PT/05
Java - Kalimantan - East Kalimantan - Toraja
DAY 01: JAKARTA - ARRIVAL
On arrival at Soekarno Hatta Airport, our guide will meet you and
transfer to your hotel for accommodation.
DAY 02: JAKARTA - BALIKPAPAN - MAHAKAM
at hotel. Transfer to the airport for flight to Balikpapan - East
Kalimantan. Upon arrival at Sepinggan Airport of Balikpapan, meeting
service and head directly to a local restaurant for lunch. Then
drive to Loa Janan, a village which is located 110 kms to the North.
At the pier of this village you board on a House Boat which will
act as a Floating Hotel and depart for "Dayak Land". (B,L,D)
DAY 03: MAHAKAM - TANJUNG ISSUY
After stopping at Muara Muntai to obtain a travel permit, continue
on to fishing villages of Jantur, Tanjung Jone, Tanjung Hour, arrive
at Tanjung Issuy one of the Dayak villages home of Dayak Benuaq
people in the afternoon. Upon arrival your group will be welcomed
with a traditional ceremony led by the village chief and his people.
In the evening, attend a Dayak culture performance in the village.
Overnight and meals in the village Long House. (B,L,D)
DAY 04: TANJUNG ISSUY - MANCONG - MAHAKAM
In the morning an opportunity will be given to explore the village
and to get to know the Dayak people, their beliefs, art and handicrafts,
and customs. You will have an opportunity to see a tribal ceremony.
If water condition permit, continue to Mancong village in the hinterland
using a canoe called Ketinting, then return to Lake Jempang and
board a slow boat for the cruise up the Mahakam river. (B,L,D)
DAY 05: MAHAKAM - MELAK - KERSIKLUWAI
Breakfast on board. Drive by truck or Toyota pick-up to the Kersikluwai
Nature Reserve - a forest of 50,000 Ha with numerous varieties of
orchids, including the rare Colony Pandurata (Black Orchid). Then
drive to Melak and cruise down the Mahakam River. (B,L,D)
DAY 06: MAHAKAM - TENGGARONG - BALIKPAPAN
On the way back to Balikpapan a stop will be made at Tenggarong
to observe the Sultan's Collection in the museum (closed on Monday).
You will arrive at Balikpapan late in the afternoon and proceed
directly to your hotel for accommodations and meals. (B,L,D)
DAY 07: BALIKPAPAN - UJUNG PANDANG - PAREPARE
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the Airport for your flight to Ujung
Pandang - South Sulawesi. Upon arrival at Hasannudin airport of
Ujung Pandang our guide will meet you for direct transfer to Pare-Pare,
located between Ujung Pandang and Tana Toraja. Accommodation and
meals at your hotel. (B,L,D)
DAY 08: PARE PARE - TANA TORAJA
at Hotel. Continue your drive to Tana Toraja. Lunch will be served
at a local restaurant or at your hotel in Tana Toraja. After lunch,
you will visit the stones graves of Lemo, Marante and Londa where
some animistic burial rituals are still performed as they have been
for centuries. Check-in to your hotel for accommodations and meals.
DAY 09: TANA TORAJA
Breakfast at Hotel. Visit the traditional villages of Kete Kesu,
Siguntuk and Nanggala to observe the people and their traditional
houses (shaped like buffalo horns in order to carry the spirit to
heaven and the after world). Accommodation and meals at your hotel.
DAY 10: TANA TORAJA
Breakfast at hotel. Fullday explore Tana Toraja to visit Pallawa,
Sa’dan - the weaving center. Marante and Naggala - a traditional
Torajan village known for its large Tongkonan and 14 rice barns.
Lunch will be served in Rantepao. Return to hotel. (B,L,D)
DAY 11: TANA TORAJA - UJUNGPANDANG - DENPASAR
Breakfast at Hotel. Transfer to Ujungpandang. On the way stop will
be made at Puncak Lakawang for refreshment. Then drive to the Airport
for flight to Denpasar - Bali. On arrival at Ngurah Rai Airport
of Denpasar, meeting service then transfer to your hotel for accommodation.
at hotel. Visit art and handicraft villages of Celuk, Batuan, Mas
and Ubud, for gold and silver work, hand weaving wood carving and
paintings. Proceed to Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave) a Hindu Meditation
Center dating back to the 11th Century, Tampak Siring to see the
Holy Spring water Temple Tirta Empul, then to admire the magnificent
view combination of the still active Mt. Batur volcano and Lake
Batur. Return through Bangli to see 13th century Kehen Temple and
breathtaking view of rice terraces and palm trees at Bukit Jati.
Return to hotel.(B,L)
DAY 13: BALI
Breakfast at hotel. Fullday free at leisure or join an optional
tour to get to know more about Bali (B)
DAY 14: BALI - OUT
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the Airport to depart for your next