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Borneo Wildlife Adventure III

Duration: 06 Days/05 Nights

Grade: Easy

Borneo Wildlife Adventure, Borneo Jungle TrekkingBorneo or Kalimantan is the third largest island in the world. The landscapes with the wildlife are diverse spreading from high mountains into low land and rugged coastlines. Most of the island is covered with dense ancient tropical rainforest. It is home to the rare and endangered wildlife includes the orangutans, pygmy elephants, gibbons, proboscis monkeys, flying frogs, crocodiles, sun bears, and other rare species. The tropical rainforest of Borneo is one of the richest biodiversity in the world. Nearly 11,000 species of flowering plants with a third of these are indigenous. In one 6.5 hectare area of Borneo’s lowland tropical rainforest consists over 700 species of trees that can be recorded. Only few other places that have this kind of variety.

Day 01 ARRIVAL IN BANJARMASIN – BATU HAPU CAVE – SUNGAI RUTAS – LOKSADO

Meet at airport and directly transfer 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. (L,D)

Day 02 JUNGLE TREK

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 – PAGATAN BEACH

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 driving to Pagatan beach for overnight at the beach cottage. Lunch will be served en route, dinner and overnight on the cottage. (B,L,D)

Day 04 PAGATAN BEACH – ASAM RIVER – BANJARMASIN

Enjoy the wonderful morning at the beach resort while having breakfast. We will then driving to Asam River for catching our boat to cruise the romantic Asam River river to spot crocodiles, proboscis monkeys, langurs, birds, and other wild animals. Afterwards, proceed to Banjarmasin for overnight at hotel. (B,L,D)

Day 05 FLOATING MARKET – JUMPUN PAMBELOM – PALANGKA RAYA

Early in the morning, we will leave to floating market to explore 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. We will then continue our trip by driving across the beautiful peat swamp forest landscape to reach Jumpun Pambelom for observing the reforestation project on the peat swamp area. If we are lucky, we can meet wild orangutan and other wild animals on this small forest. Next, visiting the Bukit Tangkiling Nature Reserve to hike up the hill enjoying beautiful view of plain and rivers from the top as well as the romantic sunset outlook. Afterwards, proceed to the hotel for overnight. (B,L,D)

Day 06 PALANGKA RAYA – ORANGUTAN ISLAND – AIRPORT

After breakfast, we will proceed to Tangkiling port for catching our motorized canoe to reach Orangutan Island while sightseeing the beautiful natural black river and rainforest around, just keep an eye out for monkeys and birds. 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 Loksado Lodge
    01 Night Pagatan Beach Cottage
    01 Night at local hotel in Kintap
    01 Night at 3 stars hotel in Banjarmasin
    01 Night at local hotel in Palangka Raya
  • 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