Berau jungle is part of the vast Borneo jungle and is situated along the coastline of Berau, Derawan archipelago islands. The pristine rainforest is home to some of the world’s most extraordinary plants and animals, such as the rare long-nose red colored monkeys, lizards, clouded leopards, an enormous variety of birds, pitcher plants, wild orchids and much more.
The islands of Derawan, Sangalaki, Kakaban and Maratua are part of East Kalimantan, the Indonesian part of Borneo, and have many exotic white beaches and palm trees. Derawan is an amazing paradise, both below and above sea level.
This trip is perfect if you want to explore Kalimantan, as it offers a good combination of Derawan adventure and leisure. Departure and finish are in Balikpapan.
Day 1: Balikpapan arrival – Berau – Tepian Buah
Trip starts in Balikpapan airport, with our meeting service and transfer to check in for your flight to Berau.
Upon arrival in Berau airport, you drive by car for about three hours to Tepian Buah, where you check in at your hotel and have dinner in a local restaurant.
The rest of your evening is free for leisure.
Day 2: Tepian Buah – Long Laay
After breakfast at the hotel, you continue by 4WD over an unpaved road to your departure for your motor-canoe cruise, upstream Segah River to Long Laay. You have lunch along the way and arrival is foreseen in the early afternoon.
You start your trek and forest exploration in Long Laay; keep an eye out for pitcher plants, orchids and jungle animals.
Dinner and overnight stay at a local house.
Day 3 & 4: jungle trek
After breakfast, you prepare for a full day jungle trek in a loop. You explore the beauty of Borneo ‘s flora and fauna in the tropical rain forest and might encounter long-nose monkeys, lizards, clouded leopards, deer, orchids, pitcher plants and several species of birds.
You spend the night in the jungle in a prepared jungle camp.
Day 5: Long Laay – Derawan Island
In the morning, you sail downstream the Segah River by motor-canoe and continue by 4WD to Berau Harbor, where you board a speedboat to the Derawan Islands.
Upon arrival, you check in at the lodge and spend the afternoon snorkeling or exploring the village of Derawan.
Dinner is served in a local restaurant.
Day 6 & 7: Derawan Island – Sangalaki Island
Today you sail aboard a fishermen’s boat to Sangalaki Island, also called the “capital of the manta rays”. You can admire many species of exotic fish in this area, such as manta rays, napoleon fish, purple seahorses, tunicates, dwarf scorpion fish and of course the stunning coral sea garden.
There is also an opportunity to explore Turtle Bay at night.
Day 8: Derawan – Berau – Balikpapan
After breakfast, you sail to Berau for your return flight to Balikpapan. You can continue your exploration of Kalimantan or catch a flight to your next destination.
All transport as mentioned in the itinerary
Berau transfer by car to Tepian Buah
Transfer to departure point Segah River
Motor-canoe to Long Laay
Motor-canoe downstream Segah River
Transfer to Berau Harbor
Speedboat to the islands of Derawan, Sangalaki and Kakaban
Transfer to Berau airport
Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Water, tea and coffee
1 night at Tepian Buah Hotel
2 nights at a local house in Long Laay
1 night at prepared jungle camp
3 nights at air-conditioned Sari Lodge
English speaking guide
All donations and entrance fees
Diving (if you are interested in diving, you can rent diving equipment)
Soft and alcoholic drinks
Airfares to Kalimantan
What to bring
The dates for this trip are flexible. Please contact us at email@example.com if you would like to do this trip on another day.
This trip is an adventurous one, so a good level of fitness is required.
Minimum group size
The minimum group size for this activity is 2 people.
If you want to book this trip for a minimum of 4 people, we can offer a discount depending on the group size. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Derawan et Berau... c'est vraiment un petit paradis. Pas encore trop exploré, belle nature, des gens sympas et beaucoup d'aventure. J'adore cette partie de l'Indonésie, même malgré le long voyage, il vaut la peine!!
Dave and Hannah
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Best of both worlds
We loved this trip as it gave us the opportunity to explore both jungle and underwater life. There really is a good balance in what Mundooz offers during this trip. Sleeping in the jungle camp was quite an experience, but one we'd definately recommend.