Loksado Gunung Kantawan, Bamboo Rafting Dayak, River Tour

Meratus Geopark Adventure I

Duration: 04 Days/03 Nights

Grade: Easy

loksado bamboo rafting Meratus Mountains is a meso-tethys suture resulting from collision between Schwaner and Paternoster microcontinents in the Early Cretaceous period, in which its emplacement was done through the obduction process of detached oceanic slab which then rose to the surface due to the exhumation of Paternoster slab underneath. The Meratus Mountains Geopark is located in South Borneo of Indonesia, it is one of the icons of tourism and the pride of the South Kalimantan community. The Geopark is a single geographic area that is merged, where the geological sites and landscape are managed holistically. Where the components of Geopark Region development includes Society Development, Economy Development and Conservation.

Day 01 ARRIVAL IN BANJARMASIN – DIAMOND DIGGING – RIAM KANAN LAKE – SULTAN ADAM FOREST PARK

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 Sultan Adam Forest Park for check in to the resort. We can spend the afternoon with tea or coffee while enjoying the beautiful view of Meratus Mountain landscape from the resort. (L,D)

Day 02 SULTAN ADAM FOREST PARK – BATU HAPU CAVE – NAGARA – LOKSADO

Breakfast at the resort while enjoying the misty of Meratus Mountain and the sound of the nature. We will then 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 – TANUHI HOTSPRING – 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. Next, proceed to Tanuhi Village to get relaxing at the pool of natural hotspring. 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 Banjarmasin for staying overnight at the 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 resort in Sultan Adam Forest Park
    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