Mystical Bamboo Rafting Trip On Borneo

Trip Highlights

  • Banjarmasin River Cruise
  • Floating Market and Upau Village
  • Mystical Dayak Deah Performance
  • Explore the Rain Forest with its nature includes the Dayak Long House


Kalimantan is one of Indonesia’s greatest cultural adventure. Tales of fierce headhunters moving stealthily through the rain forest, poison blow darts speeding through the air from apparently invisible sources, dangerous bears, giant snakes and enormous leeches deterred many early explorers. The mystic practices of the Dayaks, known for their silent stalking through the deepest darkest jungle terrain.

Ritual dance is very popular in the interior, mark the transitional stages of life and important village events; coming of age, marriage, death, banishing illness, fighting wars, planting and harvesting rice, that usually held at night, exciting spectacles of screaming. The Dayak also renowned for their solo sword dances shows the skill of a young man using a sharp Mandau..

Trip Itinerary

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)

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 Upau village for exploring the daily life of Dayak Deah people. Lunch will be en route, dinner and overnight on local house. (B,L,D)

After breakfast, we can see the mystical performance of Dayak Deah which takes about 1,5 hour, where some women are dancing followed by traditional music, meanwhile the men are climbing the thorny tree without getting any injury, and then we will continue our trip to Nagara village for sighting traditional machete making, metal ware, and pottery home industries . Next, we will travel to 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)

After breakfast, we will do soft trekking to Dayak village for exploring the longhouse, rain forest, and the waterfall nearby the village. Next, we will 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)

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
  • 01 Night at local house in Upau village
  • 01 Night at Loksado Lodge
  • Entrance fee, donation & refreshments
  • English speaking guide
  • Meals as stated on program, indicated as (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: dinner)
  • Dance and thorn tree climbing performances

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