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Tour Overview

Discover the essence of Central Kalimantan with our 6-Day Borneo Wildlife & Culture Tour. Encounter wild orangutans in their jungle habitat, cruise serene rivers while observing exotic wildlife, and explore Dayak villages nestled amidst lush rainforests. Experience the vibrant Banjarmasin floating market, a cultural spectacle, and drift on a bamboo raft through the tranquil tropical rainforest. This adventure offers a perfect blend of wildlife encounters and cultural exploration, promising unforgettable memories of Borneo's enchanting landscapes and rich heritage.

Highlights of this tour:

  • Encounter wild orangutans in the Borneo jungle, a mesmerizing and intimate wildlife experience.
  • Sail through serene waterways, witnessing water buffalo swims and stunning sunsets in the swampy forest.
  • Immerse yourself in Dayak culture while exploring lush rainforests, hidden waterfalls, and traditional villages.
  • Experience the vibrant Banjarmasin floating market, where river culture comes to life before your eyes.
  • Cruise the Rungan River, passing Orangutans Islands, a unique opportunity to witness these incredible primates.
  • Drift on a bamboo raft down the Amandit River, a tranquil journey through the heart of the tropical rainforest.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. Upon your arrival at Palangkaraya, you will be warmly greeted by your guide and driver at the airport. They will assist you with your luggage and provide you with a brief introduction to the upcoming adventure.

    Your first destination is your comfortable hotel in Palangkaraya, where you can check in and freshen up. After a short rest, get ready for an exciting river journey. Head to the harbor where a boat awaits you.

    Embark on a leisurely cruise upstream the picturesque Rungan River, which winds its way through lush jungle scenery. Along the way, you'll pass by the captivating Orangutans Islands, where you can catch glimpses of these fascinating primates in their natural habitat.

    As the sun begins to set, return to your hotel for a well-deserved night's rest.

    Meal: Lunch + Dinner

    Accommodation: in Palangkaraya

    Borneo Orangutans Islands
    Orangutans Islands

  2. Wake up to a delicious breakfast at your hotel in Palangkaraya. Today's adventure takes you deeper into the heart of Borneo. Start with a 4-hour scenic drive through vast plains and enchanting swampy forests.

    Your destination is Betung, a remote and tranquil village where time seems to stand still. From Betung, board a traditional boat for a peaceful cruise along the Puning River. The journey is a mesmerizing experience as you navigate the meandering waterways.

    Borneo cruise along the Puning River
    Cruise along the Puning River

    Your final stop is Batilap Village, where you'll spend the night in the charming floating stilt houses of the local residents. Immerse yourself in the local culture and savor a home-cooked meal before retiring to your comfortable accommodation.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

    Accommodation: in Batilap Village

  3. Start your day with a hearty breakfast in Batilap Village, prepared by your hospitable hosts.

    Gear up for an unforgettable jungle adventure. Embark on a guided hike into the lush rainforest of Borneo.

    Here, you'll have the opportunity to encounter the incredible biodiversity of the region, including wild orangutans, colorful birds, playful gibbons, and a plethora of unique flora and fauna.

    Borneo Black-sided Flowerpecker
    Black-sided Flowerpecker, Unique bird species in Borneo

    In the afternoon, continue your exploration by taking a canoe ride along the serene river, where you can spot the long-tailed macaque and numerous bird species in their natural habitat.

    As night falls, return to your campsite by the river, nestled amidst the jungle's soothing sounds, for a restful sleep under the starry skies.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

    Accommodation: in Campsite

  4. Enjoy a simple breakfast at your jungle campsite, surrounded by the sights and sounds of the rainforest. Set out on another thrilling day of wildlife discovery. Begin with a cruise along the Buntal River, where the jungle teems with life. Keep your camera ready as you may encounter a variety of exotic creatures in their natural element.

    Borneo Cruise
    Cruise along the Buntal River

    Later, journey by car to a local village, where you can explore the enchanting world of unique plants, including the elusive black orchids.

    Then, embark on a small boat adventure through the swampy forest, a magical experience where you can witness water buffalos gracefully swimming while enjoying a captivating sunset.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

    Accommodation: in Loksado

  5. After a satisfying breakfast, lace up your hiking boots for a trek to a Dayak Village. Here, you'll have the chance to explore the lush surroundings, visit nearby waterfalls hidden in the jungle, and gain insight into the traditional culture of the indigenous Dayak people.

    In the afternoon, get ready for a unique experience as you board a bamboo raft, drifting peacefully on the Amandit River. The river journey takes you through the heart of the tropical rainforest, offering stunning views and a sense of tranquility.

    Borneo Bamboo Raft
    Board a bamboo raft, drifting on the Amandit River

    Meet your driver downstream, and begin your journey to Banjarmasin, where you'll spend the night in comfortable accommodation.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

    Accommodation: in Banjarmasin

  6. Rise early to immerse yourself in the rich local culture of Banjarmasin.

    Your day begins with a visit to the vibrant Banjarmasin Floating Market, where local traders exchange goods from boat to boat, providing a glimpse into the unique riverine way of life.

    Borneo Banjarmasin Floating Market
    Banjarmasin Floating Market

    After exploring the market, cross the picturesque Martapura River, enjoying picturesque views of the riverbanks.

    Return to your hotel and savor the cultural activities along the river, which may include traditional performances and crafts.

    As your adventure in Central Kalimantan comes to an end, you'll have some free time to relax and reflect on the incredible experiences you've had.

    Your driver will then escort you to the airport, where you'll catch your flight to your next destination or back home.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: N/A

Tour Price Per Person

The price varies depending on the activity, number of people, travel date, and selected hotel. Please contact us for a specific price.

Price Includes

  • 5 nights' accommodation;
  • Meals listed in the itinerary;
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle with licensed drivers;
  • Excellent local English-speaking tour guides services as mentioned in the itinerary;
  • 1 bottle of mineral water per person per day;
  • Entrance fees and sightseeing as listed in the itinerary.

Price Excludes

  • International air tickets (Could be assisted).
  • Visa Handling fee, visa stamp fee.
  • Any personal expenses.
  • Tipping for hotel bell boys, etc.
  • Services not stated in the itinerary.

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