Tourism of Indonesia
Ready to Go to Mahakam River
Planning to go on a tour or travelling, we definitely want a smooth trip, comfortable accommodation, cheap hotels, good food, cheap plane tickets, close to everywhere, and can rent a motorbike or car.
In Mahakam River, there is natural beauty and unique culture of the local community. There are many uniqueness, starting from the village (desa), sub-district (kecamatan), district (kabupaten) and provincial levels.
In Indonesia, each province has different and interesting characteristics. Each province has a different and unique culture and lifestyle.
The Mahakam River is the largest river in East Kalimantan, Indonesia, with a catchment area of approximately 77,100 km2.
The Mahakam River is a river in Kalimantan, Indonesia. It flows 980 km from the district of Long Apari in the highlands of Borneo, to its mouth at the Makassar Strait.
The city of Samarinda, the provincial capital of East Kalimantan, lies along the river 48 km (30 mi) from the river mouth. The delta Mahakam river consist of specific micro climate which is influenced by high and low tide at sea level.
Mahakam river is the biggest river in East Kalimantan province. This 920 km long river flows from its upper stream in Kutai Barat to its lower stream in Kutai Kartanegara and Samarinda.
Mahakam is very important for most inhabitants in the province as some areas are only accessible by river. Transportation of goods also relies on this transportation means. This river empties in Tenggarong, Belayan and Lawa rivers.
The government is taking good care of the preservation of nature and maintaining the condition of the forest.
The environment is also well maintained.
Visiting Mahakam River, we will witness routine community activities in unique traditional cultures. And there are special dishes and food as part of culinary tours that are delicious and yummy.
When traveling along the river, you will find various social activities performed by local community living along the river sides e.g., transportation of goods and natural resources for inter-island and export purposes, fishing and sales of fishes.
In Samarinda, Mahakam riversides are used as rest areas by local community, particularly from afternoon till night. In the afternoon, traders sell various types of foods and drinks along the riversides.
Residents usually watch sunset while enjoying roasted corns, breads etc. More people come during at night.
Kumala island is situated in the middle of the river. It is a leading tourist object in Kutai Kartanegara district. You could enjoy sky tower, bumper cars, tourist cars etc.
In this place there are also regular events or activities held every year, both national and international.
The journey to Mahakam River is now very easy. We can enter through various modes of transportation.
Access to go to Mahakam River:
From Sepinggan airport in Balikpapan, which is the entry point to East Kalimantan, we can take land or air transportation to Samarinda.
Some airliners provide local route of Balikpapan-Samarinda. You can also take a taxi to Samarinda for a 2.5-3 hours drive.
If you use land transportation, you will be amazed by the beauty of Mahakam river in area called Samarinda Seberang. You can see busy sides of the river in Samarinda city center.
Mahakam river flows through three regions namely Kutai Kartanegara and Kutai Barat districts, and Samarinda city.
Most of its upper stream areas are only accessible by ketinting or motor boat, or long distance water taxi (ship). Some of its lower streams can also be accessed through land transportation.
You can use motor vehicle to travel along the river passing through Samarinda city. You can also walk along the river sides to enjoy its scenery downtown.
The condition of the infrastructure is getting better. Starting from highways, airports, trails, ports, bridges, stairs, even some places can be reached by toll roads.
We can visit by plane, car, ship, bus, motorcycle and bicycle. At some point, we can take the train. We can also walk freely.
In Mahakam River, as technology getting better. We can easily find locations for mini markets, shops (warung kedai), Money Changer, ATMs, Bank BRI BCA BNI Mandiri, BTPN Bank Nagari BJB, supermarkets, and restaurants. So we will not starve or lack the necessary items.
If you are sick and need help, you can also visit clinics, drugstore pharmacies (apotek), practice doctors, hospitals, and health centers (puskesmas).
In this place we can also look for places of worship such as mosques, churches, and others.
Finding place to stay in Mahakam River is very easy. We can stay at home stays, hotels, inns, hostels and other places.
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Experience and Reviews
There are already many visitors have visited Mahakam River, there are many interesting stories that are told. Like feeling satisfied, happy, wanting to come again, sleep well, and almost no one is disappointed or complains to come here.
So, visitors will find out on how to find the best hotels, where is exactly located, why it is amazing, how much is the fare and rate, who are the people, whom to ask, and when is the best time to visit.
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