Destination Meliau, Desa Melemba, Sentarum Lake's Buffer Zone
Duration 6 Days 5 Nights
Trip Starts / Ends Putussibau
• Explore the diversity of aquatic biota in Meliau
• Fishing Challenges
• Trek through the world’s oldest rainforest in the Heart of Borneo.
• Meet the indigenous tribes of Borneo and explore one of Borneo’s Dayak longhouse.
• Learn about their traditional knowledge in conserving their natural resources for sustainability of their livelihoods.
Day 1 : Putussibau – Lanjak –Meliau
Car to Lanjak for about 3 hours. Before enter Lanjak, stop over to Genting Lanjak to get Sentarum Lake’s Landscape. The trip continues to Lanjak’s Dock. From Lanjak’s Dock head to Meliau’s Long House using local boat for about 1,5 until 2 hours. Meliau’s Long House is a Dayak Iban’s House placed in Leboyan River’s bank. Before entering the long house, there will be a welcoming house. Music, dance, local drinks and snacks will be served. Rest and enjoy the local livelihood and environment, as their handicraft, or just walking around. If you’re lucky, you could see wild life such as squirrel, hornbill, etc. Overnight at local homestay. (B,L,D)
Day 2 : Meliau – Balairam Lake – Lukuk Lake
After breakfast, visit Balairam Lake by wooden boat for 45 minutes. The lake has diverse species of fishes, i.e. snake head(toman), cobra snake head(piyang), dragon fish (arwana). Lunch is served in the boat. After lunch, the trip continues to Lukuk Lake for 45 minutes. The lake is 60,26 ha width and one of ten never dry lakes belong to Meliau. The lake is 2-4 m depth and has the same species fishes as Balairam Lake.
In the late afternoon, return to Meliau’s Long House. Rest time. (B.L,D)
Day 3 : Meliau – Merebung Lake
Early morning, the trip goes to Merebung Lake (45,87 ha width, 3 – 4 m depth). Enjoy sunrise and breakfast at the floating house. Fishing is started after breakfast. Rest and lunch at floating house. In the late afternoon, return and take rest at the Meliau’s Long House. (B,L,D)
Day 4 : Meliau – Meliau 1 Lake and Meliau Lake 2 –Sarang Burung Besar Lake and Sarang Sarang Burung Kecil Lake
Breakfast at long house and proceed to fishing at four different lakes in Meliau. The lake cruising to fishing spot at Meliau 1 Lake and Meliau 2 Lake take for about 45 minutes. After lunch, the trip moves to Sarang Burung Besar Lake (8,46 ha width; 2-4m depth) and Sarang Burung Kecil Lake (2,89 ha width; 2-4 m depth). Return to long house in the late afternoon. (B,L,D)
Day 5 : Meliau – Lanjak – Putussibau
After breakfast, head to Lanjak using local boat for about 1,5 until 2 hours. As arrive at the Lanjak’s Dock, jump into the car head to Putussibau. It takes 3 hours to reach th e town. Check in the hotel. Free to explore Putussibau.(B,L,D)
Day 6 : Putussibau
Proceed to airport (B)
End of Programme
price per person
All-inclusive, During the trip start and ends at Putussibau; Full board all meals as indicated above (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: dinner) and accommodation (Home-stay and jungle camp), and transportation (car, longboat, speedboat). English speaking guide, Local organizer, Longhouse entrance fee, and Donations.
International Flight and Travel insurance, Airport taxes and extra baggage (more than 20 kgs) charges, Camera/Video charge in National ParkPrivate Porter, Personal expenses such as phone calls, mini bar, laundry, beverages, tips for guide/porter and driver etc,All expenses incurred due to the transport cancellations or due other causes beyond our control, any Force majeure