Welcome to the Borneo, land to adventure the Unspoiled Jungle, the Great Ape of Orangutan, and the Mystical Culture of Dayak People. This world’s third largest island covers an area about 747.000 sq km, home of amazing plants and animals, such as; the rare black orchids, magnificent iron wood, gigantic dipterocarp trees, raflessia flowers, the carnivorous pitcher plants, orangutans, proboscis monkeys, gibbons, rhinoceros hornbills, great argus pheasants, bornean bristleheads, sun bears, clouded leopards, king cobras and many more. Borneo or Kalimantan well known as a mega diversity and one of the largest and the oldest tropical rainforest in the globe. Borneo has never shortage of colors, it is estimated to be home to 15,000 species of flowering plants, 3,000 species of trees, 3,000 of anthropod species, 222 species of terrestrial mammals, 420 species of resident birds, 100 species of amphibians, and 440 of freshwater fish species. Some area are high land while other parts are low land which are flowed by magnificent rivers and inhabited by the most famous headhunter tribe called “the Dayak“, which is known as the indigenous of this mighty island. Within the shady green environment of the equator rainforest, the nature mounts her most complex endeavors for millions of years and ruling thousand species of flora and fauna live in ecological harmony and supplying energy to sustain each other life on this great island. Exploring the beauty of the rugged jungle, discovering the amazing diversity of exotic flora and fauna, and feeling the wonderful unique of the mystical arts and cultures of this majestic island will give you an experience to remember for all your days remaining.
I have just returned from our Cross Borneo – Orang-utan Expedition, and so many thoughts are swirling in my head I can hardly sleep. It was truly a challenging but wonderful trip, all I had hoped for and much more. I enjoyed being the only tourist everywhere but felt warm welcome in all communities. During the jungle part you have ever had a helping hand, an encouraging smile or joke for me and so I could manage the slippery and steep ways despite weak shaky knees. Thanks again for your patience with me when I am tired after a hard day and didn’t help so much I maybe should. I enjoyed our conversation about nature, culture, history and religion in the evenings in jungle and during the days on boats. And I could feel you love your land, the nearly impenetrable jungle, the small and big animals and birds and the people we met.
Thank you so much for all your help in planning, coordinating and dealing with my endless questions and needs. Thanks too for handling all the changed flight arrangements.
Anyway, it was truly a life-changing experience, I learnt a lot about me and my energy and of course what it means to be middle in nowhere, in mud with leeches and pepper-ants but with friends at a small fire. You made an uncomfortable place on a river side to a homely camp.
Also the Orangutan part in Tanjung Puting NP with the houseboat was great. Of course I enjoyed the huge number of free living Orangutans with their cute babies and the funny proboscis monkeys – but not least all the “luxury” to be clean, nowhere leeches, sitting on a dry boat deck on a soft mattress, getting coffee all the time. And I know I want to return again in the future.
Well, you probably hear this all the time, but I did want to share a little with you. I cannot thank you enough for putting together such a life-altering and amazing journey for me!!!
By the way: thanks from my husband for sending me back from this real survival-trip with no bigger injuries than leech bites 😉
I encourage everyone (who seems tough enough ;-)) to do with you this Crossborneo -it was just a fabulous trip! If there is anybody out there who wants to know something about this trip don´t hesitate to send me a mail: An alle “deutschschreiber”: bei irgendwelchen Fragen zur Tour könnt ihr mich gern anmailen:
Next days I try to put some pictures on my website www.gopapua.de
Good luck for you and your business,
Sabine from Germany
I hope you are well and happy.
I will be going to Indonesia very soon. We will visit the floating market and the orangutan park and we will film there. I have already contacted Jeffery, and we are working on the program.
I have asked him that you work with us those days again. I guess he will contact you soon.
It will be a pleasure to meet you again.
See you soon.
Thank you so much for all of your help during my visit in Banjarmasin and Loksado. You’re full of energy, and gave me so much information about all of the sights; the floating market, the water buffalo, the plants and animals of Loksado, the history of the areas. You also went beyond the itinerary and took me to some other places that you thought I might like. Aside from that, you were really fun to be around and laugh with in the car and on the boats. You and Kamay even took me to an internet cafe after your obligated time with me, saying, “You have no friends in Indonesia, so we are now your friends.” Fabulous! You really looked after me. You and Kamay were fantastic, and I hope to come back sooner than later. I told Wanto how great you were. Stay in touch, and as soon as I get my photos together I will post them. I’m having a problem though…my Facebook is suddenly showing in Chinese and I don’t know how to fix it!
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