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.
“Dayak forest guides will take you to waterfalls, trekking in between huge trees. The primary forest is a truly ancient place!“
This incredible place in the North of Kalimantan allows 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 unsustainably taking from 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||Leave Tarakan in the morning by boat and arrive in Setulang in the afternoon where you will spend the night in the village.|
|Day 5||Head back to Setulang in the afternoon. Stay 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.
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 continue bringing a positive change to the region as well as education through environmental books.
To live with the Kenyah Dayaks is a unique opportunity 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!
2 pax IDR 9,075,000
4 pax IDR 7,975,000
6 pax IDR 7,260,000
8 pax IDR 7,040,000
10 pax IDR 6,875,000
Children under 12 get 50% off when they’re sharing a room with their parents
(An additional IDR 1,250.000 applies for the extra bed)
*please note that by paying via Paypal there is a 3% surcharge.
6 day tour
One night a hotel in Tarakan
Accommodation in homestays with the local people and at the jungle camp in Tane Olen
Delicious heartfelt Dayak Oma Lung meals during the trip
All local transport
Local and English speaking guides
Download PDF version of this tour
Contact David Metcalf:
+62 811 1331 255