Jungle Trekking & Wildlife Exploration

Duration: 07 Days/06 Nights

Grade: Moderate

riam kanan trek, Trekking Borneo JungleSultan Adam Forest Park is known as Tahura Sultan Adam, it is one of forest area located in South Borneo. The forest park is one of the tourist attractions which offers natural beauty mountain and tropical rainforest. A forest measuring 112,000 hectares and located in two districts, Banjar and Tanah Laut, has been set as the Grand Forest Park of Indonesia under a Presidential Decree No. 52 of 1989. The dorest park consists of several areas, including the Riam Kanan Protected Forest covering an area of 55,000 hectares, the Kinain Buak covering an area of 13,000 hectares, the Pelaihari Wildlife Reserve covering an area of 36,400 hectares. The area of Kahung Valley which is part of the Sultan Adam Forest Park known as one of the best place for a jungle trekking in Borneo. This area is part of Meratus Mountains and as one of the primary forests which is rarely touched by people, stores hundreds to thousands of typical species of flora and fauna, includes; meranti wood (Shorea spp.), ulin (Eusideroxylon zwageri), kahingai (Santiria tomentosa), damar (Dipterocarpus spp.), pampahi (Ilexsimosa spp.), kuminjah laki (Memecylon leavigatum), keruing (Dipterocarpus grandiflorus), mawai (Caethocarpus grandiflorus), jambukan (Mesia sp.), kasai(Arthocarpus kemando) and many more. The fauna includes; gibbon (Hylobates muelleri), Javan Lutung (Trachypithecus auratus), sun bear (Helarctos malayanus), Sambar deer (Cervus unicolor), Muntjacs (Muntiacus muntjak), Bornean yellow muntjac (Muntiacus atherodes), Java mouse deer (Tragulus javanicus), and many more.

Day 01 ARRIVAL IN BANJARMASIN – BELANGIAN – SUNGAI BESAR

Arrive at Banjarmasin airport with morning or noon flight and directly driving to Aranio port for crossing upward the Riam Kanan Lake to reach Belangian village while sighting beautiful mountainous scenery, floating fishing ponds, and boat making as well as species of bird fly over the lake. Afterwards, we will be trekking across meadow, rivers, and hills to Sungai Besar for finding a good place to set a campsite. (L,D)

Day 02 JUNGLE TREK

After breakfast, we will be trekking across villager farmlands, meadow, rivers, hills, primary and secondary rainforest. In the afternoon, we will arrive in Sungai Balum to set our campsite on riverside. Lunch will be served en route, dinner and overnight on bivouac/tent. (B,L,D)

Day 03 JUNGLE TREK

After breakfast, we will trek crossing rivers, hills, and primary forest into our next campsite. On the trails, we will have opportunity to explore the beautiful flora and fauna along the trek. In the afternoon, we will set a campsite in the middle of the jungle for more exploring the fascinating atmosphere of the nature. Lunch will be served en route, dinner and overnight on bivouac/tent. (B,L,D)

Day 04 JUNGLE TREK  – TANJUNG VILLAGE – KINTAP

After breakfast, we will trek down to the Tanjung village crossing primary and secondary forest, meadow, and villagers farmland. Arrive in Tanjung village and directly driving to Kintap town for check in to local hotel. Lunch will be served en route, dinner at local restaurant, and staying overnight on local hotel. (B,L,D)

Day 05 KINTAP – ASAM RIVER – BANJARMASIN

After breakfast, we will catch our boat to cross the Asam River to spot crocodiles, proboscis monkeys, langurs, birds, and other wild animals. Afterwards, driving to Banjarmasin for overnight on hotel. Lunch and dinner will be at local restaurants, and staying overnight on hotel. (B,L,D)

Day 06 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)

Day 07 PALANGKA RAYA – ORANGUTAN ISLAND – DEPARTURE

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
  • Accommodation based on twin share:
    03 Nights at bivouac/tent
    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)
  • 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