Bamboo Rafting

South Kalimantan is well known as land of thousand rivers, many big and small rivers, wide swamp and low land are the characteristic of the land. Some of those rivers like Barito, Nagara, and Martapura mark the boundary between South Kalimantan with neighbor province  of Central Kalimantan. At northern and eastern of the region is dominated by tropical rainforest and mountainous landscape, western part is swampy and low land, while southern side is coastal plain rich of fresh and salt water fish. The province crossed by a mountain range called Pegunungan Meratus, settled by the minority of Bukit Dayak people. South Kalimantan is one of the most interesting regions to visit in Kalimantan. There are docks of Bugenese schooners moor, beautiful mosque, busy floating market, exotic canals, island of monkeys, old town of ancient houses and carving, beautiful beaches and coral, traditional diamond digging, jewelry and stone craft making, and the Meratus Mountain is a place to explore rainforest and the Dayak people. Dayak people of Loksado used to get the bamboo rafting for carrying their commodities to sell in Kandangan town on the downriver. There was no road connected to the town, so this transportation was the best choice, despite trekked back home for two days. Nowadays, they are no longer using it to carry their forest revenue but only selling the bamboos in town. Getting this bamboo rafting adventure makes you experience the effort of the inland people to sustain their living by rafting and maneuvering through thrilling rapids while enjoying the beautiful scenery of tropical forest and exotic animals which are showing up occasionally along the riverside.

   
BAMBOO RAFTING ADVENTURE I

Duration: 04 Days/03 Nights Grade: Easy

Day 01  ARRIVAL IN BANJARMASIN Meet 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  BAMBOO RAFTING – BANJARMASIN After breakfast at lodge, we will have a soft trekking to Dayak village for exploring the longhouse, rainforest, and the waterfall nearby the village. Afterwards, 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 Banjarmasin for overnight on hotel. (B,L)

Day 04  DEPARTURE 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 01 Night at Loksado Lodge -Entrance fee, donation & refreshments -English speaking guide -Meals as stated on program, indicated as (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: dinner)

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

   
BAMBOO RAFTING ADVENTURE II

Duration: 05 Days/04 Nights Grade: Easy

Day 01  ARRIVAL IN BANJARMASIN Meet 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 at lodge, we will proceed to explore jungle and Dayak land crossing primary and secondary rainforest, hills, waterfall, hanging and suspended bamboo bridges, villager farmlands, rivers and cascades, longhouses, cinnamon and rubber trees. In the afternoon, we will back to the lodge through other trail with different beauties of nature. Lunch will be served en route, dinner and overnight on lodge. (B,L,D)

Day 04  BAMBOO RAFTING – BANJARMASIN 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 Banjarmasin for overnight on hotel. (B,L,D)

Day 05  DEPARTURE 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 02 Nights at Loksado Lodge -Entrance fee, donation & refreshments -English speaking guide -Meals as stated on program, indicated as (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: dinner)

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

   
BAMBOO RAFTING ADVENTURE III

Duration: 04 Days/03 Nights Grade: Easy

Day 01  ARRIVAL IN BANJARMASIN – SUNGAI RUTAS – LOKSADO Meet at airport and directly transfer 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. (L,D)

Day 02  JUNGLE TREK After breakfast at lodge, we will proceed to explore jungle and Dayak land crossing primary and secondary rainforest, hills, waterfall, hanging and suspended bamboo bridges, villager farmlands, rivers and cascades, longhouses, cinnamon and rubber trees. In the afternoon, we will back to the lodge through other trail with different beauties of nature. Lunch will be served en route, dinner and overnight on lodge. (B,L,D)

Day 03  BAMBOO RAFTING – BANJARMASIN 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 Banjarmasin for overnight on hotel. (B,L,D)

Day 04  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 Loksado Lodge 01 Night at 3 stars hotel in Banjarmasin -Entrance fee, donation & refreshments -English speaking guide -Meals as stated on program, indicated as (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: dinner)

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

 
BAMBOO RAFTING AND MYSTICAL EXPLORATION

Duration: 05 Days/04 Nights Grade: Easy

Day 01  ARRIVAL IN BANJARMASIN Meet at airport and directly transfer to hotel for check in. Next, we will cruise downward the Barito River to the estuary for exploring proboscis monkeys and people activities on riverside. Afterwards, return to hotel for overnight.

Day 02  FLOATING MARKET – UPAU VILLAGE 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 visit Upau village for exploring the daily life of Dayak Deah people. Lunch will be served en route, dinner and overnight on local house. (B,L,D)

Day 03  UPAU VILLAGE – NAGARA – LOKSADO After breakfast, we can see mystical performance of Dayak Deah takes about 1,5 hour. In this performance, we will watch some women are dancing followed by traditional music instruments, meanwhile the shaman is climbing the thorny tree with bare hand and foot without getting any hurt on his body. Next, travel to Nagara village for sighting traditional machete making, metal ware, and pottery home industries, then continue our trip to Muning village to get our boat cruising the narrow canal to Nagara lake for observing water buffaloes swim to the stall and villagers' unique activities as well as enjoying the romantic sunset outlook. Afterwards, proceed to Loksado for overnight on lodge. (B,L,D)

Day 04  BAMBOO RAFTING – BANJARMASIN After breakfast at lodge, we will have a soft trekking to Dayak village for exploring the longhouse, rainforest, and the waterfall nearby the village. Afterwards, 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 Banjarmasin for overnight on hotel. (B,L,D)

Day 05  DEPARTURE 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 01 Night at local house in Upau village 01 Night at Loksado Lodge -Entrance fee, donation & refreshments -English speaking guide -Meals as stated on program, indicated as (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: dinner) -Dance and thorn tree climbing performances

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

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