Religious festivals celebrated according to the lunar calendar
Journey down the Mahakam River in a houseboat to meet the Benuaq & Kenyah Dayak Tribes of East Kalimantan. Experience untainted tribal culture few other westerners have seen. Travel side by side with the locals in boats and canoes and visit floating markets and remote tribal villages. Pass through a diversity of terrain, cross a huge lake and cruise through lush green everglade-type wetlands. View a plethora of wildlife such as hornbills, proboscis monkeys and maybe even the elusive freshwater pink dolphins.
Stay in a traditional longhouse in the Dayak villages where the local people still practice traditional healing method, hold elaborate funeral processions and conduct ritualistic ceremonies. Enjoy a ceremonial dance staged by the entire village and meet some of the "long eared" tribal people.
Traveling these remote areas gives you a true sense of the history and understanding of its indigenous people. Even though a lot has changed with the advent of technology and modern commerce, you can still observe a very proud culture that still practices a lifestyle little changed for centuries.
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