Borneo Jungle Trekking I

Duration: 07 Days/06 Nights

Grade: Moderate

trek in meratus mountain, Trekking Borneo JungleBorneo Jungle Trekking I – Borneo or Kalimantan is well known as the center of Mega Diversity, this world’s third largest island is the richest diversity of vegetation among the islands belonging to the sub territory of Sunda Bio-Geography which is comprising the islands of Borneo, Sumatera, and Java. It is the center for the tree species belonging to the dipterocarpaceae family. Trekking to the jungle of Borneo will let visitors touching the unspoiled rainforest flowed by wonderful rivers and grown by diverse of vegetation that sustain the ecological harmony for all creatures as well as the unique culture of the Dayak people that unite to the nature with their friendly attitude and hospitality that tend to make visitors immediately feel at home in their midst.

Day 01 ARRIVAL IN BANJARMASIN – BARITO RIVER

Meet at airport and directly transfer to hotel for check in. In the afternoon, we will cross 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 – DAYAK VILLAGE

After breakfast, we will leave to Cabai village which is located on the foot of Meratus Mountain, our starting point to trek in Meratus range crossing secondary rainforest, hills, hanging and suspended bamboo bridges, villager farmlands, rivers and cascades, longhouses, cinnamon and rubber trees. Lunch will be served en route, dinner and overnight at Dayak longhouse. (B,L,D)

Day 03 JUNGLE TREK

After breakfast at the camp or longhouse, we will be trekking to virgin forest crossing secondary rainforest, hills, villager farmlands, rivers and cascades, cinnamon and rubber trees. Lunch will be served en route, dinner and overnight on bivouac/tent. (B,L,D)

Day 04 JUNGLE TREK

After breakfast, we will be trekking to Haratai waterfall crossing primary and secondary rainforest, hills, hanging and suspended bamboo bridges, villager farmlands, rivers and cascades, longhouses, cinnamon and rubber trees. Lunch will be served en route, dinner and overnight on bivouac/tent. (B,L,D)

Day 05 JUNGLE TREK  – KAPAYANG

Trekking down to Kapayang village crossing secondary rainforest, hills, hanging and suspended bamboo bridges, villager farmlands, rivers and cascades, longhouses, cinnamon and rubber trees. Lunch will be served en route, dinner and overnight on bivouac/tent/longhouse. (B,L,D)

Day 06 KAPAYANG  – BAMBOO RAFTING – BANJARMASIN

Trekking down to Loksado for about 1 hour crossing secondary rainforest, hills, hanging bridges, villager farmlands, rivers and cascades, longhouses, cinnamon and rubber trees. Afterwards, taking 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 07 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, 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
    04 Nights at bivouac/tent/longhouse
  • Entrance fee, donation & refreshments
  • English speaking guide
  • Meals as stated on program, indicated as (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: dinner)
  • Tent/bivouac
  • Porters on trekking (only carrying supply)

Excluded:

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