A 6 DAY ADVENTURE
Jungle camp accommodation
Guided forest treks
Explore the beautiful rivers and pristine environment and learn about medicinal herbs and plants.Stay with Dayak people in a homestay and learn their traditional ways of life, fishing and weaving.
“We are taken by Dayak forest guides to waterfalls, trekking in between huge trees -This is primary forest, an ancient place! Relax in a hammock by the river.“
This incredible place in the North of Kalimantan allows for a genuine cultural exchange with the local Dayak people.
Stay in a homestay accommodation and take part in a special excursion to the forest during a 4 night stay in the Jungle camp!
“The idea of bringing visitors to the village is to bring support to the community that has been genuinely fighting to protect their lands and forests from the expansion of palm oil plantations or logging industries. With eco-tourism we are hoping that this can be seen as a model for other communities and show that tourism can bring extra income. This helps them to preserve their lands and not having to bow down to the companies for lease or give in tocompanies unsustainably takingfrom the forests.”
|Day 1||Travel to Tarakan, North Kalimantan.|
|Day 2||Leave Tarakan in the morning by boat and arrive in Setulang in the afternoon where you will spend the night in the village.|
|Day 3 & 4||Stay at the Jungle camp at Tana Olen. Guided forest treks, exploring the river and pristine environment, learning about medicinal herbs and plants, fishing with the Dayak people using traditional methods, relaxing in the hammocks, learning about the Dayak culture and living with them - Allowing for a genuine cultural exchange and mostly enjoying the beautiful pristine forest and surrounding nature|
|Day 5||Head back to Setulang in the afternoon. Overnight in Setulang village.|
|Day 6||Drive to Malineau and fly back to Tarakan to connect with a flight to Bali or Jakarta.
If you wish to extend, this can be arranged.
David Metcalf has lived in Indonesia for nine years now,
opened Taksu Photo Gallery in Ubud, Bali, in 2015 and established this trip
to the North of Kalimantan through his love for the Dayak people and their connection to the ancient forest.
This is a budget trip and if you are called to venture into the wild and on an adventure to experience the Dayak culture and forest environment in a genuine cultural exchange.
Then this trip is for you!
We are happy to have you on board in supporting this tourism initiative.
Everything is fully guided by an English speaking local guide.
This tour is a great example of conscious travel:
Your visit will directly benefit the village.
Your money goes into a fund to be used for maintenance of the Jungle Camp Tane Olen,
so it can stay alive and continue bringing a positive change to the region as well as education through environmental books.
This is a unique opportunity to live with the Kenyah Dayaks and they love to receive guests.
The cultural exchange is as interesting for them, as it is for you.
This will be an experience never to forget!
This project is non-profit and its purpose is to preserve and enhance the Dayak culture.
It is an eco-tourism initiative run by the local community of Setulang.
David and Aini have been working with them the past few years with several visits to the jungle,
including an expedition to Long Sa’an to bring the elders back to their original village
(documented in David Metcalf’s and Erick Est’s movie “Long Sa’an – The Journey Back”).
Read about the Omak Lung people and their ancient forest and traditions in these stories written by David Metcalf:
The Ancient Past of Borneo
Omak Lung – The Dayak Tribe
Irau Spirit of Unity in North Kalimantan
Long Sa’an – The Return of the Dayak
The Journey into the Heart of Borneo
Visit the wonderful forest of Borneo!
1 – 2 people $ 800 USD per person
3 – 4 people $ 700 USD per person
5 or more people $ 600 USD per person
Children under 12 years of age pay half this price.
*please note that by paying via Paypal there is a 3% surcharge.
Transport during the tour incl boat to the Jungle Camp
Boat from Tarakan to Malinau
Car from Malinau to Setulang village and return
1 night in Hotel in Tarakan
2 night stay at family house – homestay
2 night stay at tana olen original forest jungle camp
Contact David Metcalf:
+62 811 1331 255
David Metcalf is a resident of Bali and has been travelling, writing and photographing throughout Indonesia for the past decade. David has held several exhibitions in Jakarta and Bali since 2002. He opened Taksu Photo Gallery in Ubud, Bali, in 2015 and uses the power of photography to educate and encourage positive social change.
David leads photography tours to Bali and Java, the USA, Myanmar, India and other destinations. He is involved in many projects in Kalimantan supporting Dayak culture and the environment.
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