From Balikpapan there are many buses. It takes 2 hours and it costs 21.000 rupiahs. Alternately a bus from the airport directly to Samarinda will cost 250.000 rupiahs.
samarinda is big city
if you would take arrounda side mahakam river beauty river
There many things you can see around Samarinda
traditional market of produck economy
citra niaga shoping centre trade
baka village weaving sarung
samarinda centre produk
baka village (other side mahakam river)
do any less in samarinda if you stay long
just mahakam river vew bank river
islamick centre visit
market and other facilitas mall shoping centre and make and join karoke nd do what your hoby
by other food and traditional food in market
or amplang in surianata next of islamick centre
Amplang Indah Sari (Amplang Indah Sari), Jl. Slamet Riyadi No 18 RT 15, ☎ +62 852 5054 1965, . Local food with delicious taste. Made from special ingridients and local fish.
tourist information art culture service, sudirman no 22 samarinda, ☎ 0542 736850. if you would get information all your trip get to tourist office
There are many cheaper hotels in Samarinda
Hotel Gelora, Jl Niaga Selat 62 (on Citra Niaga market), ☎ +62 541 742 024 (email@example.com). Well-worn altogether, but quiet rooms, some with refurbished bath rooms incl. western toilet. Surprisingly good breakfast, friendly staff. WiFi in the lobby/breakfast area.From 121kRp.
For buses to Balikpapan it is worth noting, that they leave only when sufficiently full and stop-and-go along the main road until that is achieved - one can thus save a complete trip to the bus terminal by hopping on; taxi/angkot drivers should be able to point out such buses along the way.
Buses to Berau do exist, but they seem to become less frequent and hard to enquire for, due to deteriorating road conditions. They are replaced by shared taxis (not a tourist-only affair), which take up to 24h even without rainy conditions, at 250-300kRp.
flight to airport temindung by call start or susy air