A land of spirits and mysticism with a headhunting past, discover how the Dayaks close relationship with the forest has defined and shaped their fascinating culture. WOW Borneo aims to faciltiate interactive participation enabling our guests to get to know their Dayak hosts’ culture and way of life.

Dayak Cultural And Longhouse Tour Malahoi Longhouse 3D2N

We recommend staying at least 2 days to get the most out this most interesting location, to learn more about the Dayak Culture, famous for its mysterious spirit world and ancestral bone houses used during their elaborate funeral ceremonies. Discover about their head hunting past and why they lived in Longhouses

1 Day Trekking Sebangau National Park Tour

Meet at Palangka Raya airport or hotel and transfer by car to Kereng port to start your journey by motorized canoe across the black water Lake Sebangau. Entering the small Koran River, we slowly pass through the dense Nipa Forest labyrinthe to the trekking trail.

Dayak Cultural And Longhouse Tour Manggu Longhouse 2D1N

Early morning transfer to cars for the 3 hour journey to Tumbang Samba, a small regional centre located near where the Samba and Katingan Rivers join.  Lunch here, and then continue on to Tumbang Manggu, crossing the river with 2 car ferries. We pass by a boat building town on the Samba River and stop to look at the traditional methods of construction.

7 day Kahayan River Tour – Jungle River Cruise & Longhouse

On arrival, a welcome ceremony will be performed before settling into your room at the longhouse and resting. Later join the family of the longhouse for dinner. Gather after dinner to talk with the elders about the history of this longhouse and everyday life here, the culture and traditions.



    Last week WOW Borneo (KTD) arranged our trip and accompanied by our wonderful Dayak guide Dodi (and ’trainee’ guide Jonathan) we travelled upto see the long house (*betang*) at a little village called Tumbang Gagu, right up in the headwaters of the Sampit (or Mentaya) River.

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    We had a wonderful 3 days and 2 nights on the beautiful Rahai’i Pangun. The whole crew looked after us every minute with great food, cool drinks and all the comforts to make our trip memorable. Thanks to Lorna, Sayful, Suryadi, Patirwin, Anto, Ujeng and Ready!

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    This Jungle River Cruise gave us a great present! The river and time pass slowly on the boat. Not only orangutans and jungle but also the people, especially the children of the village moved us so much. I was impressed!

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    To all on the Rahai’i Pangun, thank you for introducing me to the wonders of Central Kalimantan over a fantastic few days. Loved the boat, loved the concept, loved the food – and the company was pretty great too!

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    It was the trip of a lifetime!

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    It was so moving to visit the two villages. Kanarakhan and Gaung Baru were memorable in their exchange of culture with us.

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    Thank you very much for an unforgettable jungle experience. The long boat journey through the flooded jungle was great. The food was excellent as well.

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    The river cruise was beyond awesome. We had a great crowd on the boat. We had fantastic food and nothing was seen as too hard to do for us from all the crew.

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    Thank you again for taking such great care of all of us during our recent visit to Kalimantan. You and the crew were so professional, kind, generous and fun. Our group really enjoyed getting to know you, eating the delicious food presented to us each day, and relaxing on your boat.

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  • SUE HEWETT (21-24 DECEMBER 2012)

    This cruise was everything we’d dreamed and more. The boat is very comfortable, the crew efficient and courteous and the food delicious!  The guide couldn’t have been better – fun, passionate, thoughtful, knowledgeable and great company!

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    This tour was one of the best vacation and wildlife experiences I have had (and I have seen pretty much everything in Africa). Despite all it has to offer, Kalimantan is a tough place to vacation in so I was not expecting much. However, I was blown away by this trip.

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