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The Famous River In Kalimantan

It is such a huge river. The 3rd longest river in Indonesia, with 800m for the shorthest wide size... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2018
Cindy R
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Indonesia
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GREAT BUT DIRTY.

the river was great, but I see its too dirty, and the vibes isn't welcome. when I'm here, I was... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2018
clark_kenneth
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Reviewed 28 July 2018

My husband, adult son and I had the pleasure of joining David, the captain, cook and crew for a fabulous eight days on the Mahakam River. We were not looking for ‘star rated’ accommodation on the houseboat and were not disappointed. However, beds were very...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

3 day and 2 night trips were very impressive, overnight on the boat, dinner menu of sea food is yummy, unforgettable experience and want to repeat again

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Aznita_wilasari
Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

It is such a huge river. The 3rd longest river in Indonesia, with 800m for the shorthest wide size of the river. This river has become the city's water supply, with its yellowish brown colour, and become one of the main water transportation to carry...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Cindy R
Reviewed 18 May 2018

the river was great, but I see its too dirty, and the vibes isn't welcome. when I'm here, I was afraid because many people said there is many snatcher in this area.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank clark_kenneth
Reviewed 11 May 2018

The crew of the boat was very friendly, the guide was nice and the cook on board was superb. We have seen a lot of the local life and enjoyed the beautiful nature. The minus was that our boat was broken already two hours after...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank wimvoorwalt
Reviewed 15 October 2017

My daughter and I took a cruise of three days and two nights down the Mahakam River with DeGigant Borneo Tours. The journey began when we were picked up from our hotel in Samarinda and taken to the boat. It was large, extremely clean, and...More

Date of experience: September 2017
3  Thank Naomi Philippa H
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

The river is very big but nothing to see beside the river and transport ship (this is at samarinda city area of river).

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Rangga_xyz
Reviewed 5 August 2017

My daughter and I recently took an 8-day, 7 night boat trip up the Mahakam River in East Kalimintan. We booked our trip with Didier Waegemans, a Belgian who is a partner Mundooz Borneo Adventure Tours. Didier was very knowledgeable and helpful and promptly responded...More

Date of experience: July 2017
3  Thank JLM582015
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Trip up the Mahakam river, entering Dayak villages and visiting longhouses. Overnight stay at family home in Muara Muntai and in a floating house on the lake Malintang. All organised by tour guide Dennis (check DeDe Guesthouse Samarinda)

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank Aurelia H
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

It was one the highlight of my travel! Traveling up to the river stream for 4 days on the wooden boat with no internet, no tv and shower from murky river water with two teenagers was not for a faint of heart but was worth...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Rini_Lombard
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Response from Naomi Philippa H | Reviewed this property |
We paid IDR 13.8 million for everything. We tipped to crew, the cook, and the guide generously. Earlier we had tipped the canoe boatman, and also made a donation at the Dayak village.
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