Rian Waterfall in Tana Tidung Regency, North Kalimantan Province


A waterfall always becomes a good choice for holidays. The most important consideration is definitely the destination! For those coming to North Kalimantan Province, in this case, they can choose Rian Mountain as their vacation destination. It is the home of beautiful Rian Waterfall. The location is in Sesayap Village and it belongs to Tana Tidung Regency, which is also close to Tarakan. The waterfall resides on the feet of Rian Mountain, so it offers a stunning panorama and comfy ambiance too. This also provides a trekking opportunity for visitors!

The Nuance
In terms of nuance, Rian Waterfall indeed offers a soothing ambiance. It is surrounded by lush trees and resides on the slope of a mountain, after all. Not to mention tourists may find various types of vegetation along the way to the location. The most common one is Ulin Tree. As for the size, the waterfall has the height of 90 meters. The water goes down directly through steep rocks, creating strong and majestic water discharge! For the information, the waterfall also has 7 levels and a moderate difficulty of trekking route.

Exploring Rian Waterfall
Rian Waterfall remains popular as a recommended vacation spot during weekends and holidays. The popularity does come from both the mountain and waterfall itself. This explains why the site has hundreds of visitors once a weekend comes! The first allure is the trekking opportunity, actually. In order to get to the waterfall, tourists must explore and pass through a vast protected forest. This gives a satisfaction, especially those who love adventure and nature. Not to mention tourists can enjoy a beautiful panorama along the way to the waterfall.

The most impressive thing is none other than the size. It is definitely tall and majestic. The water discharge is strong and the clarity is excellent. No wonder, tourists would take photos of it once they arrive at the site. The only disappointment is that tourists are not allowed to take a shower or play water on the site. It is considered dangerous due to the strong current. As an alternative, visitors can enjoy sightseeing and photography. They can even explore the site, as long as they do it in a careful manner.

The next impressive thing is the fact that Rian Waterfall has several levels. As mentioned before, it consists of 7 levels, but tourists can only reach the first two. The difficult landscape makes it impossible to reach more than that, after all. When hiking and exploring the site, though, tourists must pay attention to the slippery and rough rocky landscape. It is better to wear a suitable footwear, therefore.

Nearby Attractions

  • Rian Waterfall
  • Latsitarda Monument

How to Get There
From Jakarta City, tourists can reach Tanjung Selor City (Tanjung Harapan Airport) by airplane. A flight from Soekarno – Hatta International Airport to the destination takes 1 day and 11 hours, actually. Once arriving at the destination, tourists can simply take Ahmad Yani Street and head to Sesayap Village at Tana Tidung Regency where Rian Mountain resides. This trip takes around 3 hours and 29 minutes, as the distance is 163 km. The last thing to do is to go trekking to reach Rian Waterfall!

Where to Stay

  • Kartika Inn
  • Sari Indah Homestay


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