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Borneo Jungle River II

Duration: 06 Days/05 Nights

Grade: Easy

orangutan sebangauThe Mighty Barito River is more than eight hundred kilometers long with a drainage basin of 100,000 square kilometers, and almost 5 kilometers wide at its mouth become the lifeblood for hundreds of thousands of people. It originates in the Muller Mountain Range which is called as the Heart of Borneo, from where it flows southward into the Java Sea. Its main affluent is the Martapura River and it passes through the city of Banjarmasin. Along its length is found a huge array of cultures, commerce, habitats and wildlife, as it flows through cities and jungles, around mines and fields. This mighty river crossing through the jungle, mountain, cliffs and valleys, old tribes with rich cultures, villages and cities, and every kind of plant and animals that Kalimantan has to offer, including the ten different primate species.


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)


After breakfast, we will drive 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, proceed to Betung for about 4,5 hours driving across pristine lowland forest and peat swamp landscape. Arrive at Betung and directly crossing the Barito River and Black Puning River to reach Batilap village for overnight on floating or stilt house of local people. (B,L,D)


After breakfast at local house, we will be trekking into the jungle to explore wild orangutans and other wildlife such as birds, sun bears, gibbons, as well as various vegetation of Borneo. In the peaceful afternoon, we will cruise deeper the Black Puning River where the wildlife such as proboscis monkeys, long tail macaques, birds and others are usually showing up. Lunch will be served en route, dinner and overnight on campsite on riverside. (B,L,D)


Breakfast at the campsite and then crossing under the canopy of the romantic Buntal River where birds, proboscis monkeys, long tail macaques, monitor lizards and other wild animals are hanging around the riverside, and then continue our trip by visiting Sanggu village to explore black orchid and other species. Afterwards, proceed to Loksado for overnight at lodge. (B,L,D)


After breakfast at lodge, we will do a soft trekking to Dayak village for exploring the longhouse, rainforest, and the waterfall nearby the village and then continue the trip by taking the 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 Sungai Rutas village across the fascinating swampy and lowland landscape. Arrive in the village and getting our boat to cruise the romantic river for spotting 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 Banjarmasin for overnight on hotel. (B,L,D)


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)


  • AC land transportation
  • Motorized boats
  • Bamboo rafting
  • Accommodation based on twin share:
    01 Night at local hotel in Palangka Raya
    02 Nights at bivouac/tent/local house
    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


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