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Borneo Jungle River I

Duration: 06 Days/05 Nights

Grade: Easy

borneo jungle riverThe Salikung Jungle River is located in Muara Uya Sub-district of Tabalong Regency, the Northernmost of South Kalimantan province. To reach the area, travelers need to drive to Binjai Village passing Tanjung town and then continued by motorized boat for about 90 minutes to reach Salikung Village, the gateway to this jungle river. This Borneo jungle river has its own charm with the natural canopy shaped from various vegetation of primary forest at the riverside. It is also fascinating for a wildlife exploration with great opportunity to spot group of proboscis monkeys, long tailed macaques, binturong, species of birds, monitor lizards, snakes, and other wildlife that hang around the riverside. The upper part of the river is shallower with large limestone wall that makes the boating is more challenging by crossing through the limestone.

Day 01 ARRIVAL IN PALANGKA RAYA – BUKIT TANGKILING NATURE RESERVE – HOTEL

Meet at airport and directly transfer to hotel for check in. In the peaceful afternoon, we will visit Arboretum Nyaru Menteng to explore the endemic vegetation of peat swamp forest and some wild animals such as; birds, monitor lizards, black leaf monkeys, and other animals that emerge occasionally. Next, we will proceed to Bukit Tangkiling Nature Reserve to hike up the hill to enjoy beautiful view of plain and rivers from the top as well as the romantic sunset outlook. Afterwards, return to the hotel for overnight. (L)

Day 02 PALANGKA RAYA – ORANGUTAN ISLAND – TAMIYANG LAYANG

After breakfast, we will proceed to Tangkiling port for catching our motorized canoe to reach the Orangutan Island while sightseeing the romantic river and rainforest around, just keep an eye out for monkeys and birds. The Orangutan Island is managed by Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOSF) for orangutan rehabilitation before releasing to the wild. Afterwards, driving accross beautiful landscape of peat swamp forest to reach Tamiyang Layang town for staying overnight at local hotel. (B,L,D)

Day 03 TAMIYANG LAYANG – BLACK ORCHID – JUNGLE RIVER – SALIKUNG FOREST

Breakfast at local hotel and then proceed to Paju Epat district for a soft trekking in the protected forest to explore the rare black orchid, pitcher plants, and other vegetation. Afterwards, we will drive to Binjai village to catch the motorized boat for boating across the jungle river to reach Salikung forest. Just keep an eye out for the flora and fauna of the jungle such as; wild orchids, big trees, flowering plants, proboscis monkeys, black leaf monkeys, long tailed maccaque, gibbons, monitor lizards, and species of birds. We will then setting our campsite on the riverside. Lunch will be served en route, dinner and overnight on the campsite. (B,L,D)

Day 04 SALIKUNG FOREST – JUNGLE RIVER – LOKSADO

After Breakfast at the camp, we will be trekking to explore the atmosphere of the jungle with its fascinating flora and fauna. We will then proceed to the beautiful waterfall and swimming in the fresh water of the jungle. In the afternoon, we will cross downward the jungle river into Binjai village to catch our car for driving to Loksado for overnight on lodge. (B,L,D)

Day 05 BAMBOO RAFTING – BANJARMASIN

After breakfast at the lodge, we will do 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 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. 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:
    01 Night at local hotel in Palangka Raya
    01 Night at local hotel in Tamiyang Layang
    01 Night at jungle camp in Salikung Forest
    01 Night 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)
  • Tent/bivouac

Excluded:

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