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Borneo Jungle Trek & Rock Climbing

Duration: 07 Days/06 Nights

Grade: Moderate

Kalimantan Jungle TrekkingMeratus Mountain lies from the northern to southern of South Borneo with the highest peak is on Mount Besar, the area is covered by lush tropical rainforest, rivers, mossy stones, and tremendous waterfall. The range is inhabited by the Bukit Dayak ethnic, most of them are still maintaining the ancestor belief and tradition, such as; nomadic farming, animals hunting, and ritual ceremonies as part of their life. They are living on longhouses as the center of ritual ceremonies and community. The longhouse here is rather different with other longhouse in all places of Borneo, it is a rectangle building where family rooms all over the building surrounding the communal veranda in the middle.

Day 01 ARRIVAL IN BANJARMASIN

Meet at airport and directly transfer to hotel for check in. Next, exploring Banjarese river civilization by taking an afternoon canal sightseeing. Afterwards, return to hotel for overnight. Free at your own leisure.

Day 02 FLOATING MARKET – BATU HAPU CAVE – SUNGAI RUTAS – LOKSADO

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, then continue our trip to Batu Hapu village to observe 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. (B,L,D)

Day 03 JUNGLE TREK

After breakfast, we will be trekking up to the virgin jungle 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. (B,L,D)

Day 04 JUNGLE TREK

Exploring flora and fauna of the jungle, then proceed to Haratai waterfall crossing secondary rainforest, hills, waterfall, hanging and suspended bamboo bridges, villager farmlands, rivers and cascades, longhouses, cinnamon and rubber trees. Afterwards, return to Loksado through different trail. Lunch will be served en route, dinner and overnight on lodge. (B,L,D)

Day 05 BAMBOO RAFTING – BATULAKI

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 transferring to Batulaki hill for setting a campsite near the cliff. Lunch will be served en route, dinner and overnight on bivouac/tent. (B,L,D)

Day 06 ROCK CLIMBING – KANDANGAN

We will get a full day rock climbing on the limestone cliff of Batulaki hill with various challenging grades and routes. We will start our climbing from bamboo rafts caused the cliff stands on the river. Here, we can also bathe and swim after a hard climbing since the river is so fresh and beautiful. In the afternoon, we will drive to Kandangan for overnight on a nice simple hotel. Lunch will be served en route, dinner and overnight on lodge. (B,L,D)

Day 07 KANDANGAN – DEPARTURE

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 Loksado Lodge
    02 Nights at bivouac/tent
    01 Night at local hotel in Kandangan
  • Entrance fee, donation & refreshments
  • English speaking guide
  • Meals as stated on program, indicated as (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: dinner)
  • Tent/bivouac
  • Rock climbing stuff
  • Porters on trekking (only carrying supply)

Excluded:

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