Loksado Gunung Kantawan, Bamboo Rafting Dayak, River Tour

Bamboo Rafting Adventure I

Duration: 04 Days/03 Nights

Grade: Easy

loksado bamboo rafting Dayak people of Loksado used to get the bamboo rafting for carrying their commodities to sell in Kandangan town on the Amandit downriver. Before 90’s, Loksado village was a very remote area, there was no road connected it to the town, so this traditional transport was the best choice, despite trekked back home for two days carrying precious supply that they bought from the town such as sugar, salt, tobacco, clothes, and other daily needs. Nowadays, paved road is constructed into the Loksado yard, people are no longer using the bamboo raft to carry their forest revenue but only selling the bamboos in town. Getting this bamboo rafting adventure makes you experience the effort of the inland people to sustain their living by rafting and maneuvering through thrilling rapids while enjoying the beautiful scenery of tropical forest and exotic animals which are showing up occasionally along the riverside.

Day 01 ARRIVAL IN BANJARMASIN – DIAMOND DIGGING – RIAM KANAN LAKE – KIRAM RIVER

Meet at airport and directly transfer to Cempaka village to explore people dig hole and take the material out to find rough diamond in a traditional diamond digging. Next, driving to Aranio port to catch our boat crossing the Riam Kanan Lake for enjoying the rainforest and mountainous scenery, floating fishing ponds, as well as the wildlife on the lakeside. Return to the port and then driving to Mandiangin Hill to enjoy the mountainous landscape from the top of the hill. Afterwards, proceed to Kiram River for staying overnight at the lodge. (L,D)

Day 02 KIRAM RIVER – BATU HAPU CAVE – NAGARA – LOKSADO

After breakfast, we will leave to Batu Hapu village to explore the cave with remarkable panorama that has graced the stalactite and stalagmite. We will then driving to Nagara village to get our boat crossing the river to Nagara lake for observing water buffaloes swim to the stall and villagers’ unique activities, as well as the romantic sunset outlook. 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 BAMBOO RAFTING – SUNGAI RUTAS – BANJARMASIN

After breakfast, we will have a soft trekking to Dayak land for exploring the rainforest, longhouse, and the waterfall nearby the village. We will then taking the adventure trip of bamboo rafting across beautiful landscape of tropical rainforest along the Amandit riverside. After the rafting, we will drive 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 Banjarmasin for staying overnight at hotel.  (B,L,D)

Day 04 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. 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:
    01 Night at lodge in Kiram River
    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)

Excluded:

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