Borneo Jungle Trekking

Trip Highlights

  • Canal Sightseeing To Explorer the Banjarese
  • Explorer The Maratus Mountain Rain Forest
  • Haratai Waterfall
  • Loksado and Bamboo Rafting

Descriptions

Borneo or Kalimantan is well known as the center of Mega Diversity, this island is the richest diversity of vegetation among the islands belonging to the sub territory of Sunda Bio-Geography, comprising the islands of Borneo, Sumatera, and Java. It is the center for the tree species belonging to the dipterocarp family.

Trekking to the jungle of Borneo will let you touch the unspoiled rain forest flowed by wonderful rivers and grown by diverse of vegetation that sustain the ecological harmony for all creatures as well as the unique life of the Dayak people that unite to the nature with their friendly attitude and hospitality that tend to make visitors immediately feel at home in their midst.

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: BANJARMASIN – RAINFOREST TREKKING
After breakfast, we will leave to Cabai village for about 4,5 hours drive, located on the foot of Meratus Mountain, our starting point of to trek in Meratus range crossing primary and secondary rain forest, hills, hanging and suspended bamboo bridges, villager farmlands, rivers and cascades, longhouses, cinnamon and rubber trees. Lunch will be served en route, dinner and overnight on bivouac/tent. (B,L,D)

Day 03: RAIN FOREST TREKKING
Proceed to Kadayang crossing primary and secondary rain forest, hills, villager farmlands, rivers and cascades, cinnamon and rubber trees. Lunch will be served en route, dinner and overnight on bivouac/tent. (B,L,D)

Day 04: RAIN FOREST TREKKING
After breakfast, we will be trekking to Haratai waterfall crossing secondary rain forest, hills, hanging and suspended bamboo bridges, villager farmlands, rivers and cascades, longhouses, cinnamon and rubber trees. Lunch will be served en route, dinner and overnight on bivouac/tent. (B,LD)

Day 05: RAIN FOREST TREKKING
Trekking down to Kapayang village crossing secondary rain forest, hills, hanging and suspended bamboo bridges, villager farmlands, rivers and cascades, longhouses, cinnamon and rubber trees. Lunch will be served en route, dinner and overnight on bivouac/tent. (B,LD)

Day 06: BAMBOO RAFTING – BANJARMASIN
After breakfast, we will be trekking down to Loksado for about 1 hour crossing secondary rain forest, hills, hanging and suspended bamboo bridges, villager farmlands, rivers and cascades, longhouses, cinnamon and rubber trees. Afterwards, taking 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 07: 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, 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
  • 03 Nights at bivouac/tent
  • 01 Night at longhouse
  • Entrance fee, donation & refreshments
  • English speaking guide
  • Meals as stated on program, indicated as (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: dinner)
  • Tent/bivouac
  • Porters on trekking (only carrying supply)

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