Welcome To Wonderfulness Derawan Island East Kalimantan Derawan Island, Indonesia
Derawan is a little, sandy, teardrop shaped island. There are plenty of coconut palms, picturesque village with exceptional nice inhabitants. Sandybottom at island's edge, shallow water and shells which nobody picks up - it is a paradise for not only backpackers but everybody! Nearby there are three other islands: Sangalaki Island, Kakaban Island and Maratua Island. There is one of Family has built a nice and cosy homestay with six (6) rooms on a bridge at the Derawan beach.
Under the bridge, in an edge water, there are big, green turtles resting. Those are with no doupt a big atraction for everybody visiting this place. You don't have to be diver to admire the underwater world. It is enough with mask, snorkel and flippers to approach the turtles on arm distance. On the bridge there are also a restourant with beautiful sea view.
Nearest located to Derawan is Sangalaki, sometimes called by the divers "The Kingdom of Mantas". The distance is only 25 kilometers. Snorkeling among enrmous, but very with very gracy budge mantas is an unforgettable experienc for everybody. Those giants, with wing lenght of up to five (5) meters, are coming to the beach each day.
HOW TO GET TO DERAWAN ISLAND?
JAKARTA - PANGKALAN BUN – BANJARMASIN – BALIKPAPAN – KALIMARAU AIRPORT, BERAU – DERAWAN ISLAND
From Jakarta you can reach Kalimarau Airport and Derawan Island very easily. From outside of Indonesia archipelago, you can reach Jakarta (CGK) and if you want to go to Pangkalan bun is better to you to take Trigana Air flight/ no IL-708 / (CGK) Dept; 09h10am WIB - (PKN) Arr;10h20am WIB. They will serve you Daily and also they will bring you direct to Pangkalan bun.
From Jakarta you can catch also Kalstar Aviation flight from Jakarta (CGK) Dept; 15h15pm WIB - (PKN) Arr; 16h15pm WIB in Pangkalan bun Airport Iskandar. So, if you want going to Derawan Island it is better to you to get Kalstar Aviation flight, from Pangkalan bun Airport iskandar (PKN) Dept;8h25am WIB one time transit in Banjarmasin(BJM) Arr;10h43am WIB.
And then if you want to catch the same Kalstar Aviation flight to Derawan Island you have to wait next day and also you can catch different Flight’s from Banjarmasin (BJM) Dept;9h10am,WITA – Balikpapan(BPN) Arr;09h59am WITA and then you can catch the same Kalstar Aviation flight and also you could catch anothers flight’s from Balikpapan(BPN) and then Kalstar Aviation flight they are had Two flights Dept:11h10am and then 16h45pm WITA – Arr;12h00pm and then 17h45pm WITA.
OTHER WAY TO GET TO DERAWAN ISLAND
From Singapore / Jakarta you can reach Balikpapan very easily.
From Jakarta it is better to take morning flight between 06h00am – 08h00am Jakarta time with Bouraq; Lion Air, Kartika Air, Air Asia, and Garuda Indonesia, so you can connect nicely with Kalstar, Wings Air and Sriwijaya Balikpapan – Berau.
Silk Air, Singapore Airlines has daily flight to Balikpapan. At the mean time taking Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday Singapore – Balikpapan 07h55am – 10h15am is the best so you can connect with flight Balikpapan to Berau by Wings Air, Sriwijaya and Kalstar at the same day.
From Berau taxi toTanjung Batu and take a boat to the island.
Or directly a fast boat from Berau to Derawan Island, ca 2.5 hours
When you arrive at homestay, our guide will bring you to check in homestay.
Another alternative way to get there is through Malaysia:
Kuala Lumpur-Tawau (flight) from Tawau hydrofoil to Tarakan
Tarakan-Berau flight or Tarakan-Derawan boat
PRIVATE TOUR PACKAGES DERAWAN ISLAND, EAST BORNEO INDONESIA
Following we provide Private package price to the Private vacation to Derawan island 3 days 2 nights and 4 days 3 nights, either via Tarakan and via Berau. We deliberately serve Private package price in because numerous requests from some of the guests going on a vacation to the Derawan.
Start/End: Kalimarau Airport - Tanjung Batu - Derawan Island
Departure date of visit: organize yourself.
DAY 1. KALIMARAU AIRPORT,BERAU - TANJUNG BATU - DERAWAN ISLAND (L, D)
Arrived at the Kalimarau airport, our guide pick up you at front departure are and then headed to the port of Tanjung Batu to the via Berau. Or from the Juata Airport headed to port for the SDF via Tarakan Town. After loading it into the speed boat and heading to the Derawan archipelago. After arriving in Derawan check in, free event. Can walk to the beach while hunting photos. Time 19h00pm dinner and then hunting turtles lay eggs and release of dive (if any one of turtles)
Day 2; Explore Kakaban and Sangalaki (B, L, D)
Day attendees can enjoy the sunrise at the Derawan Islands (Kiani Beach) 07h00am breakfast, after breakfast prepare the equipment had to be brought. 08h00am heading to Kakaban island, after arriving in Kakaban island hunting photos and snorkeling to 11h30am Sangalaki, arrived on Sangalaki island heading to the Lake (snorkling with jelly fish, hunting photos) after it breaks (rice lunch boxes) and continue on Sangalaki island snorkling reef. 15h00pm towards the Derawan Island and after that the show could play freely, banana boating and hunting public pier at sunset 19h00pm dinner and free time.
DAY 3. EXPLORE SANGGALAKI ISLAND - GUSUNG (B, L)
In the morning you can enjoy the sunrise at the Derawan Island (Kiani) 07h00am breakfast, after breakfast prepare the equipment had to be brought. 08h00am heading to the island of Sangalaki (Explore the island of Sangalaki can see turtles dive and hunting Photos) after that snorkeling in the coral garden spot, then to mantaray, spot. 15h00pm heading to the island of gusung (hunting photos) 16h30pm arrived at the Derawan non 19h00pm event and dinner, free time can hunting souvenirs and explore roads Derawan.
Day 4;Derawan Island -Tanjung Batu - Kalimarau Airport /Tarakan Town (B)
After breakfast hours at 07h30am. Our Guide is ready to take you to Tanjung batu after arriving you directly by car directly to the Kalimarau Airport /Tarakan city, (the finish of the tour, see you next trip). Timetables can change at any time the existing sikon, adaption if any request outside of the package and any additional route please contact your guide or Call you Tour Organizer. Ennog :+62(0)813-4920-1974.
FACILITIES AVAILABLE IN PACKAGE INCLUDE:
The cost of transportation from the airport to the port,return-speed boat from the harbour towards (PP) The Derawan Island return-speed boat to the Tanjung Batu port / Tarakan City (PP)
- Speed boat to the circumference to the islands of Sangalaki, Kakaban island of Maratua Island and Island gusung
- the room (room type in accordance with the selected package)
- Local guide
- Snorkeling equipment
- Entrance fees to the islands of Kakaban Island
- Mineral water/aqua in speed boat
- Towel for the shower on the homestay
- Dinner, 2 x lunch, 1 x breakfast, 2 x in Derawan Island (package 3 days 2 nights)
- 3 x dinner, 2, x lunch, 3 x breakfast in Derawan Island (package 4 days 3 nights)
ACCESSORIES THAT ARE GOOD TO BRING:
FOR REGISTRATION ARE AS FOLLOWS:
PACKAGE 4 DAYS 3 NIGHTS PRIVATE / TARAKAN CITY
THE DERAWAN TRAVEL TIPS
- location where is the rooms?
- in 1 room on the content of what people?
- facilities rooms are Air conditioning or a FAN and the bathrooms inside/outside?
- for the cas imposed additional Maratua island whether to enter the Maratua island Paradise Resort to streets and hunting photos?
- In one group a maximum of how many people?
- In addition to the facilities already had another one if it will add other fees?
- To explore the island is the day 2 plus to the Kakaban after going Sangalaki and the day 3 plus to the island of Maratua and Gusung? Or the day 2 plus Kakaban Island - Maratua Island - Sangalaki island and of the day 3 plus to Gusung?
TERMS & PROVISIONS OF THE DERAWAN PARADISE TOUR: