Derawan Islands and Labuan Cermin Lake Tour

from $ 1,200.00

Labuan Mirror Lake located not far from The Derawan Islands, in range of Labuan Kelambu Village, Biduk-biduk Sub-District, Berau District, East Kalimantan. This natural resort is managed by the surrounding community in collaboration with the Labuan Mirror Society Institution that shelter it. This lake has duarasa, salted at the bottom and fresh on the surface. Named Labuan Mirror because the water is so clear and shiny like a mirror. To get to Labuan Mirror Lake, from Balikpapan to Berau Distric...

  • Vacation Style Family & GIT
    Sightseeing
  • Activity Level Medium High
    6/10
All about the Derawan Islands and Labuan Cermin Lake Tour

The Derawan islands must be everyone’s dream of the perfect tropical paradise: warm, isolated islands with soft white sand beaches fringed with waving palm trees, pristine seas that change color from green to deep blue, and an amazing underwater life of giant turtles, dolphins, manta rays, dugongs and barracudas, stingless jellyfish and sometimes, whales Derawan is indeed one of world’s richest areas in bio-diversity. Small wonder that the Derawan Islands are considered the third best dive destination in the world. Located just away from the mainland of East Kalimantan in the district of Berau, the Derawan archipelago comprises 31 islands, most well known among these are the islands of Derawan, Maratua, Sangalaki and Kakaban. Here is Indonesia’s largest nesting site of the rare and endangered giant green turtles and hawksbill turtles, where one can daily watch turtles lay their eggs in the sand or swim to sea with the turtles. The entire marine conservancy region covers a total area of no less than 1.27 million hectares. Here, you can find 460 different species of corals, ranking this area second only to the Raja Ampat Islands in West Papua. The Nature Conservancy and a team of international experts also found more than 870 species of fish here, ranging from tiny pygmy seahorses to giant manta rays. On some days, groups of up to 50 manta rays have been seen feeding together in Derawan’s waters, says the Conservancy. While on Kakaban, you can find the world’s largest and most diverse jellyfish lake, including four unique species of stingless jellyfish one of which can swim upside down. It is for this reason that Kakaban is considered for UNESCO nomination as a World Heritage Site.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
Whats included in this tour Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.
  • Pick-up from the airports 4 nights accommodation at Water Cottage
  • Meals mentioned in the itinerary as specified (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Private transportation in a chauffeur-driven, air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled drinking water during transfers
  • Tours and activities as indicated in the itinerary include Underwater Camera, Snorkeling set (Life jacket, Mask and Snorkel)
  • Professional and licensed English-speaking guide (additional charge applies for other language-speaking guide)
  • All entrance fees, donations and parking fees as per itinerary
  • Public Liability Insurance
  • 11% local government tax and 10% service charge
Whats not included in this tour Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.
  • Visa fee/arrangements if applicable
  • Any domestic or international flights
  • Any alcoholic beverages
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone call, room service, mini bar, etc
  • Personal health and travel insurance
  • Gratuities/ tipping for driver and/or guide and porterage
  • Any applicable High Season and Peak /Festive Season surcharge
  • Any additional excursion/optional tours/Activites that are not mentioned in the itinerary
  1. Day 1 Berau - Derawan Island (1D)
    Arrived at the Kalimarau airport, our guide pick up you at front departure are and then transfer to the port of Tanjung Batu by car (Approx 2,5 hours), continue by speedboat about 30 minutes to reach Derawan Island. Check in to the water cottage, free at your own leisure and enjoy the sunset from the jetty.
  2. Day 2 Explore Kakaban and Maratua Island (1B),(1L), (1D)
    Enjoy the sunrise at the east side of Derawan Islands, after breakfast heading to the island of Sangalaki (Explore the island of Sangalaki, you can see turtles, manta ray and snorkeling) Than Continue to Kakaban, arrived on Kakaban island heading to the Lake, snorkling with jelly fish. Enjoy your lunch surrounding by the nature and continue on Kakaban island snorkeling reef. The last destination is Maratua Island, you can enjoy the unique Haji Mangku Cave, jumping from the top of the cave and swing through the tunnel. Go back to Derawan Island.
  3. Day 3 Derawan Island – Talisayan (1B), (1L), (1D)
    Early morning leaving Derawan island for 6 hours journey by car to Talisayan. On our way stop in the natural hot spring, but it has a salt water and surrounded by forest. Check in to the hotel.
  4. Day 4 Talisayan - Whale Shark – Labuan Cermin Lake (1B), (1L), (1D)
    Before dawn leaving the hotel by boat to spot for swimming with the giant Whale Shark. After back to the hotel for shower and continue the journey to Labuan Cermin Lake. Enjoy Labuan Cermin Lake, a lake with salt and fresh clear water in the inside. Check in to the hotel, if we still have time we will take a fishing boat to explore Kanuingan island for Snorkeling and Island hopping.
  5. Day 5 Biduk-biduk – Berau (1B)
    After breakfast heading to Tanjung redeb (6 hours by car) and transfer directly to the Kalimarau Airport.
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