Borneo Jungle Trekking

Borneo or Kalimantan is a land to explore. The island is covered by lush tropical rainforest and mountains, resulting in much of the terrain being virtually impassable and large areas still unexplored. If you wish to get the real wildlife tour, here’s the place. This island is the home of endemic and unusual wildlife such as orangutans and proboscis monkeys.
This island is well known as the center of Mega Diversity, this island is the richest diversity of vegetation among the islands belonging to the sub territory of Sunda Bio-Geography, comprising the islands of Borneo, Sumatera, and Java. It is the center for the tree species belonging to the dipterocarp family.
Trekking to the jungle of Borneo will let you touch the unspoiled rainforest flowed by wonderful rivers and grown by diverse of vegetation that sustain the ecological harmony for all creatures as well as the unique life of the Dayak people that unite to the nature with their friendly attitude and hospitality that tend to make visitors immediately feel at home in their midst.

 

 

BORNEO JUNGLE TREKKING I

Duration: 06 Days/05 Nights
Grade: Moderate

Day 01   ARRIVAL IN BANJARMASIN – BARITO RIVER
Meet at airport and directly transfer to hotel for check in. Next, we will cruise downward the Barito River to the estuary for exploring the fascinating mangrove forest which is inhabited by proboscis monkeys, silvery langurs, long tailed maccaques, and species of birds. Return to hotel crossing beautiful rice field, forest, and remote villages. Free at your own leisure.

Day 02  BANJARMASIN – RAINFOREST TREKKING
After breakfast, we will leave to Cabai village for about 4,5 hours drive which is located on the foot of Meratus Mountain, our starting point to trek in Meratus range crossing secondary rainforest, hills, hanging and suspended bamboo bridges, villager farmlands, rivers and cascades, longhouses, cinnamon and rubber trees. Lunch will be served en route, dinner and overnight on bivouac/tent/longhouse. (B,L,D)

Day 03  JUNGLE TREK
After breakfast at the camp or longhouse, we will be trekking to virgin forest crossing secondary rainforest, hills, villager farmlands, rivers and cascades, cinnamon and rubber trees. Lunch will be served en route, dinner and overnight on bivouac/tent. (B,L,D)

Day 04  JUNGLE TREK – HARATAI
After breakfast, we will be trekking to Haratai waterfall crossing primary and secondary rainforest, hills, hanging and suspended bamboo bridges, villager farmlands, rivers and cascades, longhouses, cinnamon and rubber trees. Lunch will be served en route, dinner and overnight on bivouac/tent. (B,L,D)

Day 05  HARATAI – BAMBOO RAFTING – BANJARMASIN
After breakfast, we will be trekking down to Loksado for about 2 hours crossing secondary rainforest, hills, hanging bridges, villager farmlands, rivers and cascades, longhouses, cinnamon and rubber trees. Afterwards, taking an adventure trip of bamboo rafting across beautiful landscape of tropical rainforest along the riverside meanwhile our coach will be waiting on the downstream for driving to Banjarmasin for overnight on hotel. (B,L,D)

Day 06  FLOATING MARKET – DEPARTURE
Early in the morning, we will leave to floating market for exploring the unique culture of Banjarese that trade commodities from boat to boat, then return to hotel crossing Banjarmasin River while sightseeing people activities at riverside, free at your own leisure till the proper time for transferring to airport for your next destination. (B)

Included:
-AC land transportation
-Motorized boat
-Bamboo rafting
-Accommodation based on twin share:
02 Nights at 3 stars hotel in Banjarmasin
03 Nights at bivouac/tent/longhouse
-Entrance fee, donation & refreshments
-English speaking guide
-Meals as stated on program, indicated as (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: dinner)
-Tent/bivouac
-Porters on trekking (only carrying supply)

Excluded:
-Airfares
-Airport taxes and extra baggage fees
-Travel insurance
-Expenses incurred due to Force Majeure
-Personal expenses

 

 

 

BORNEO JUNGLE TREKKING II

Duration: 08 Days/07 Nights
Grade: Moderate

Day 01   ARRIVAL IN BANJARMASIN
visit kalimantanMeet at airport and directly transfer to hotel for check in. Next, we will cruise downward the Barito River to the estuary for exploring the fascinating mangrove forest which is inhabited by proboscis monkeys, silvery langurs, long tailed maccaques, and species of birds. Return to hotel crossing beautiful rice field, forest, and remote villages. Free at your own leisure.

Day 02  BANJARMASIN – MERATUS MOUNTAIN
After breakfast, we will leave to Batu Kambar village for about 5 hours drive which is located on the foot of Meratus Mountain. Arrive at the village and take a rest while sightseeing the longhouse of Bukit Dayak. Afterwards, we will be trekking to the jungle crossing secondary rainforest, hills, hanging and suspended bamboo bridges, villager farmlands, rivers and cascades, longhouses, cinnamon and rubber trees. Lunch will be served en route, dinner and overnight on bivouac/tent. (B,L,D)

Day 03  DATAR ALAI – JUMANTIR
After breakfast, we will be trekking to Sungai Karuh waterfall while exploring vegetation and animals on our trail. Next, we will be trekking uphill for about 2 hours to Jumantir by crossing dense primary rainforest for setting our campsite. In the afternoon, we will learn from the Dayak man how to set the animal trap. (B,L,D)

Day 04  JUMANTIR – MOUNT BESAR PEAK
After breakfast, we will be trekking uphill through mossy trees and orchids to reach the peak of mount Besar, the roof of South Borneo where we can see beautiful panorama of Borneo dense jungle from above. Lunch will be served en route, dinner and overnight on bivouac/tent. (B,L,D)

Day 05  MOUNT BESAR PEAK – KATUAN
After packing up our stuff, we will be trekking down the peak to Katuan for about 5 hours. On our trail, we will hear and see plenty of gibbons jump on trees. We will set a campsite in the middle of the jungle to be more exploring the fascinating atmosphere of the nature, where both diurnal and nocturnal animals play role for the balance of ecology. Lunch will be served en route, dinner and overnight on bivouac/tent. (B,L,D)

Day 06  KATUAN – HARATAI
Proceed to Haratai waterfall crossing primary and secondary rainforest, hills, hanging and suspended bamboo bridges, villager farmlands, rivers and cascades, longhouses, cinnamon and rubber trees. Lunch will be served en route, dinner and overnight on bivouac/tent/longhouse. (B,LD)

Day 07  HARATAI – BAMBOO RAFTING – BANJARMASIN
After breakfast, we will be trekking down to Loksado for about 2 hours crossing secondary rainforest, hills, hanging and suspended bamboo bridges, villager farmlands, rivers and cascades, longhouses, cinnamon and rubber trees. Afterwards, taking an adventure trip of bamboo rafting across beautiful landscape of tropical rainforest along the Amandit riverside meanwhile our coach will be waiting on the downstream for transferring to Banjarmasin for overnight on hotel. (B,L,D)

Day 08  FLOATING MARKET – DEPARTURE
Early in the morning, we will leave to floating market for exploring the unique culture of Banjarese that trade commodities from boat to boat, then return to hotel crossing Banjarmasin River while sightseeing people activities at riverside, free at your own leisure till the proper time for transferring to airport for your next destination. (B)

Included:
-AC land transportation
-Motorized boat
-Bamboo rafting
-Accommodation based on twin share:
02 Nights at 3 stars hotel in Banjarmasin
05 Nights at bivouac/tent/longhouse
-Entrance fee, donation & refreshments
-English speaking guide
-Meals as stated on program, indicated as (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: dinner)
-Tent/bivouac
-Porters on trekking (only carrying supply)

Excluded:
-Airfares
-Airport taxes and extra baggage fees
-Travel insurance
-Expenses incurred due to Force Majeure
-Personal expenses

 

 

 

BORNEO JUNGLE TREKKING AND ROCK CLIMBING

Duration: 07 Days/06 Nights
Grade: Moderate

Day 01   ARRIVAL IN BANJARMASIN
borneo jungle trekMeet at airport and directly transfer to hotel for check in. Next, exploring Banjarese river civilization by taking an afternoon canal sightseeing. Afterwards, return to hotel for overnight. Free at your own leisure.

Day 02  FLOATING MARKET – SUNGAI RUTAS – LOKSADO
Early in the morning, we will leave to floating market for exploring the unique culture of Banjarese that trade commodities from boat to boat, then return to hotel crossing Banjarmasin River while sightseeing people activities at riverside. Breakfast at hotel, then continue our trip to Sungai Rutas village to get our boat cruising the romantic river to spot wildlife such as proboscis monkeys, long tailed macaque, silvery langurs, birds, monitor lizards, and other wild animals on the riverside as well as the daily activities of local people. Afterwards, driving to Loksado across the beautiful swampy and lowland landscape into the plateau of Meratus mountain. Lunch will be served en route, dinner and overnight at lodge in Loksado. (B,L,D)

Day 03  JUNGLE TREK
After breakfast, we will be trekking up to virgin forest crossing secondary rainforest, hills, hanging and suspended bamboo bridges, villager farmlands, rivers and cascades, longhouses, cinnamon and rubber trees. Lunch will be served en route, dinner and overnight on bivouac/tent. (B,L,D)

Day 04  JUNGLE TREK
Exploring flora and fauna of the jungle, then proceed to Loksado through different trail crossing secondary rainforest, hills, waterfall, hanging and suspended bamboo bridges, villager farmlands, rivers and cascades, longhouses, cinnamon and rubber trees. Lunch will be served en route, dinner and overnight on lodge. (B,L,D)

Day 05  BAMBOO RAFTING – BATULAKI
After breakfast, we will take an adventure trip of bamboo rafting across beautiful landscape of tropical rainforest along the Amandit riverside meanwhile our coach will be waiting on the downstream for transferring to Batulaki hill for setting a campsite near the cliff. Lunch will be served en route, dinner and overnight on bivouac/tent. (B,L,D)

Day 06  ROCK CLIMBING – KANDANGAN
We will get a full day rock climbing on the limestone cliff of Batulaki hill with various challenging grades and routes. We will start our climbing from bamboo rafts caused the cliff stands on the river. Here, we can also bathe and swim after a hard climbing since the river is so fresh and beautiful. In the afternoon, we will drive to Kandangan for overnight on a nice simple hotel. Lunch will be served en route, dinner and overnight on lodge. (B,L,D)

Day 07  KANDANGAN – DEPARTURE
Breakfast at hotel and free at your own leisure till the proper time for transferring to airport for your next destination. (B)

Included:
-AC land transportation
-Motorized boat
-Bamboo rafting
-Accommodation based on twin share:
02 Nights at Loksado Lodge
02 Nights at bivouac/tent
01 Night at local hotel in Kandangan
-Entrance fee, donation & refreshments
-English speaking guide
-Meals as stated on program, indicated as (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: dinner)
-Tent/bivouac
-Rock climbing stuff
-Porters on trekking (only carrying supply)

Excluded:
-Airfares
-Airport taxes and extra baggage fees
-Travel insurance
-Expenses incurred due to Force Majeure
-Personal expenses

 

 

 

DAYAK LAND TREKKING

Duration: 07 Days/06 Nights
Grade: Moderate

Day 01   ARRIVAL IN TARAKAN
Meet at airport and directly transfer to hotel for check in. Next, proceed to mangrove forest to explore proboscis monkeys and birds as well as the species of mangroves. Afterwards, return to hotel for overnight.

Day 02  TARAKAN – MALINAU – SETULANG VILLAGE
Breakfast at hotel then driving to the port for cruising upward the Kayan River to Malinau by public speed boat for about 3 hours of which the fresh water dolphins, proboscis monkeys, and birds emerge occasionally along the delta of Sesayap River. Next, proceed to Setulang village by car for overnight on local house. Afterwards, we will explore the unique culture of Dayak Kenyah people such as longhouse, cemetery, granaries, as well as the long ear women if we are lucky. (B,L,D)

Day 03  SETULANG VILLAGE – KAYAN MENTARANG NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast at local house, we will cruise upward Setulang River for about 1 hour (depends on current). Next, we will be trekking to CIFOR tree with around 600 CM diameter crossing through tropical rainforest while spotting wild animals, such as: monkeys, hornbills, blue streak kingfishers, etc. Afterwards, we will trek downhill to the riverside for overnight on camp. Lunch will be served en route, dinner and overnight on bivouac/tent. (B,L,D)

Day 04  KAYAN MENTARANG NATIONAL PARK
We will be trekking deeper in the pristine jungle for exploring wild flora and fauna of the national park. In the afternoon, we will set our campsite at riverside for dinner and overnight on bivouac/tent. (B,L,D)

Day 05  KAYAN MENTARANG NATIONAL PARK – SETULANG VILLAGE – MALINAU
After breakfast, we will return to the village and directly catching our car for driving to Malinau for overnight on local hotel. Free at your won leisure. (B,L,D)

Day 06  MALINAU – TARAKAN
After breakfast at local hotel, we will drive to the port to catch the speed boat for cruising downward Sesayap River to Tarakan for overnight on hotel. (B,L,D)

Day 07  SETULANG VILLAGE – MALINAU – TARAKAN
Breakfast at hotel and free at own leisure till the proper time for transferring to airport for your next destination. (B))

Included:
-AC land transportation
-Motorized boat
-Accommodation based on twin share:
02 Nights at 3 stars hotel in Tarakan
03 Nights at bivouac/tent/local house
01 Night at local hotel in Malinau
-Entrance fee, donation & refreshments
-English speaking guide
-Meals as stated on program, indicated as (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: dinner)
-Tent/bivouac
-Porters on trekking (only carrying supply)

Excluded:
-Airfares
-Airport taxes and extra baggage fees
-Travel insurance
-Expenses incurred due to Force Majeure
-Personal expenses

 

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