Borneo Bamboo Rafting Tour

Trip Highlights

  • Floating Market
  • Swam Village for observing water buffaloes
  • Rain Forest Trekking
  • Bamboo Rafting
  • Dayak Long House

Descriptions

South Kalimantan is well known as land of thousand rivers, many big and small rivers, wide swamp and low land are the characteristic of the land. Some of those rivers like Barito, Nagara, and Martapura mark the boundary between South Kalimantan with neighbor province of Central Kalimantan. At northern and eastern of the region is dominated by tropical rain forest and mountainous landscape, western part is swampy and low land, while southern side is coastal plain rich of fresh and salt water fish.

The province crossed by a mountain range called Pegunungan Meratus, settled by the minority of Bukit Dayak people. South Kalimantan is one of the most interesting regions to visit in Kalimantan. There are docks of Bugenese schooners moor, beautiful mosque, busy floating market, exotic canals, island of monkeys, old town of ancient houses and carving, beautiful beaches and coral, traditional diamond digging, jewelry and stone craft making, and the Meratus Mountain is a place to explore rain forest and the Dayak people.

Trip Itinerary

Day 01: ARRIVAL IN BANJARMASIN
Meet at airport and directly transfer to hotel for check in. Next, exploring Banjarese river civilization by taking an afternoon canal sightseeing. Afterwards, return to hotel for overnight. Free at your own leisure. (D)

Day 02: FLOATING MARKET – PANDAK DAUN – LOKSADO
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, then continue our trip to visit Pandak Daun swamp village for observing water buffaloes swim to the stall and villagers’ unique activities as well as enjoying the romantic sunset outlook. Afterwards, proceed to Loksado for overnight on lodge. (B,L,D)

Day 03: RAIN FOREST TREKKING
Proceed to explore jungle and Dayak land crossing primary and secondary rain forest, 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 on lodge. (B,L,D)

Day 04: BAMBOO RAFTING – BANJARMASIN
Exploring villagers set the bamboo raft then take an adventure trip of bamboo rafting across beautiful landscape of tropical rain forest along the riverside meanwhile our coach will be waiting on the downstream for driving to Banjarmasin for overnight on hotel. (B,L,D)

Day 05: TRIP CONCLUDE
Free at your own leisure till the proper time for transferring to airport for your next destination. (B)

What to Carry During The Trekking
  • Backpack /day backpack
  • Rain clothes
  • Long pants, shorts
  • T-shirts, shirts
  • Underwear, socks
  • Comfortable trekking boots, good socks for the trekking.
  • Sunscreen, hat to protect from the sun
  • Personal medicine
  • Swimsuit
  • Passport
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Camera
What’s Included
  • AC land transportation
  • Motorized boat
  • Bamboo rafting
  • Accommodation based on twin share:
  • 02 Nights at 3 stars hotel in Banjarmasin
  • 02 Nights at Loksado Lodge
  • Entrance fee, donation & refreshments
  • English speaking guide
  • Meals as stated on program, indicated as (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: dinner)

What’s not Included

  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, postage, alcoholic beverages, etc
  • Meals before and after trek
  • Domestic and international flights
  • Additional transport required due to any emergency situation
  • Visa fee
  • Departure Taxes
  • Tips and Gratitude