Bamboo Rafting & Orangutan Island

Duration: 05 Days/04 Nights

Grade: Easy

Loksado is the great escape from the city of Banjarmasin. It is part of the Meratus Mountain where the well preserved indigenous Dayak culture meets the stunning natural landscape. Loksado is a lush landscape decorated with wonderful waterfalls, rushing rivers, rocks, and the enchanting culture of its indigenous people. This particular part of Kalimantan is home to the indigenous Dayak Meratus tribes–a sub ethnic group of the Dayak that still maintaining the ancestor believe called Kaharingan.
Living closely with nature, the Dayak Meratus practice the Animism rituals that revolve around agriculture. Equally fascinating as the exotic Dayak culture are the Meratus Mountains themselves that are filled with natural splendors. The most exceptional feature of Loksado’s natural treasures is the Amandit River that runs through some of the most fascinating sceneries of the area. The winding river of fresh clear water decorated with rocks and creeks and unique traditional bridges that look to the lush green hills of Meratus are surely a sight rarely found elsewhere. Travelers can enjoy this magnificent view and sensation by taking the bamboo rafting adventure.

Day 01 ARRIVAL IN BANJARMASIN – BATU HAPU CAVE – NAGARA – LOKSADO

Arrive in Banjarmasin airport with morning flight and then directly driving to Batu Hapu village to explore the cave with remarkable panorama that has graced the stalactite and stalagmite. We will then continue 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. (L,D)

Day 02 JUNGLE TREK

After breakfast at lodge, we will proceed to explore jungle and Dayak land crossing primary and secondary rainforest, hills, waterfall, hanging and suspended bamboo bridges, villager farmlands, rivers and cascades, longhouses, cinnamon and rubber trees. In the afternoon, we will back to the lodge through other trail with different beauties of nature. Lunch will be served en route, dinner and overnight at lodge. (B,L,D)

Day 03 BAMBOO RAFTING – SUNGAI RUTAS – BANJARMASIN

After breakfast, we will take an adventure trip of bamboo rafting across beautiful landscape of tropical rainforest along the Amandit riverside. 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 hotel. (B,L,D)

Day 04 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. Afterwards, proceed to the hotel for overnight. (B,L,D)

Day 05 ORANGUTAN ISLAND – DEPARTURE

After breakfast, we will proceed to the jetty 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
  • Bamboo rafting
  • Accommodation based on twin share:
    02 Nights at Loksado Lodge
    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)

Excluded:

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

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