Bamboo Rafting & Mystical Adventure

Duration: 05 Days/04 Nights

Grade: Easy

upau village, Dayak Deah, explore borneo, Borneo White River RaftingKalimantan is one of Indonesia’s greatest cultural exploration. Tales of fierce headhunters moving stealthily through the rainforest, poisonous blow darts speeding through the air from apparently invisible sources, dangerous bears, giant snakes, and enormous leeches deterred many early explorers. The mystical practices of the Dayaks is well known for their silent stalking through the deepest darkest jungle terrain. Ritual dance is very popular in the interior, mark the transitional stages of life and important village events; coming of age, marriage, death, banishing illness, fighting wars, planting and harvesting rice, that usually held at night, exciting spectacles of screaming. The Dayak also renowned for their mystical dances shows their immunity from scars when climbing and holding the thorny trees.

Day 01 ARRIVAL IN BANJARMASIN

Meet at airport and directly transfer to hotel for check in. In the afternoon, 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 – UPAU VILLAGE

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 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
    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