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Bamboo Rafting Adventure II

Duration: 05 Days/04 Nights

Grade: Easy

Rutaz River, River TourSouth 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 the 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 Buginese schooners moor, beautiful mosques, 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 as a place to explore rainforest and the Dayak people.

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 BANJARMASIN – BATU HAPU CAVE – SUNGAI RUTAS – LOKSADO

After breakfast at hotel, we will leave to Batu Hapu village to explore the cave with remarkable panorama that has graced the stalactite and stalagmite. We will then driving to Sungai Rutas village to get our boat crossing 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, proceed 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 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. Breakfast at hotel and free at your own leisure till the proper time for transferring to airport for your flight to next destination. (B)

Included:

  • AC land transportation
  • Motorized boats
  • 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