BORNEO RAFTING TOURS

Bamboo Rafting Adventure I

Duration: 04 Days/03 Nights

Grade: Easy


Dayak people of Loksado used to get the bamboo rafting for carrying their commodities to sell in Kandangan town on the downriver. There was no road connected to the town, so this transportation was the best choice, despite trekked back home for two days. Nowadays, they are no longer using it to carry their forest revenue but only selling the bamboos in town. Getting this  Loksado bamboo rafting adventure makes you experience the effort of the inland people to sustain their living by rafting and maneuvering through thrilling rapids while enjoying the beautiful scenery of tropical forest and exotic animals which are showing up occasionally along the riverside.


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.


Day 02 BANJARMASIN – SUNGAI RUTAS – LOKSADO

After breakfast at hotel, we will proceed to Sungai Rutas village to get our boat cruising 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, driving 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. (B,L,D)


Day 03 BORNEO RAFTING TOURS – BANJARMASIN

After breakfast at lodge, we will have a soft trekking to visit Loksado Dayak village for exploring the longhouse, rainforest, and the waterfall nearby the village. Afterwards, we will take an adventure trip of bamboo rafting across beautiful landscape of tropical rainforest along the Amandit riverside meanwhile our coach will be waiting on the downstream for transferring to Banjarmasin for overnight on hotel. (B,L,D)


Day 04 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. Breakfast at hotel and free at your own leisure till the proper time for transferring to airport for your next destination. (B)


Included:

AC land transportation

Motorized boats

Bamboo rafting

Accommodation based on twin share:

02 Nights at 3 stars hotel in Banjarmasin

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)


Excluded:

Airfares

Airport taxes and extra baggage fees

Travel insurance

Expenses incurred due to Force Majeure

Personal expenses




Bamboo Rafting Adventure II

Duration: 05 Days/04 Nights

Grade: Easy


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 rainforest 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 rainforest and the Dayak people.


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.


Day 02 BANJARMASIN – SUNGAI RUTAS – LOKSADO

After breakfast at hotel, we will proceed to Sungai Rutas village to get our boat cruising 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, driving 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. (B,L,D)


Day 03 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 on lodge. (B,L,D)


Day 04 BAMBOO RAFTING – BANJARMASIN

After breakfast, we will take an adventure trip of bamboo rafting across beautiful landscape of tropical rainforest along the Amandit riverside meanwhile our coach will be waiting on the downstream for transferring to Banjarmasin for overnight on hotel. (B,L,D)


Day 05 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. Breakfast at hotel and free at your own leisure till the proper time for transferring to airport for your next destination. (B)


Included:

AC land transportation

Motorized boats

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)


Excluded:

Airfares

Airport taxes and extra baggage fees

Travel insurance

Expenses incurred due to Force Majeure

Personal expenses



Bamboo Rafting & Mystical Adventure

Duration: 05 Days/04 Nights

Grade: Easy


Kalimantan is one of Indonesia’s greatest cultural exploration. Tales of fierce headhunters moving stealthily through the rainforest, poisonous blow darts speeding through the air from apparently invisible sources, dangerous bears, giant snakes, and enormous leeches deterred many early explorers. The mystical practices of the Dayaks is wellknown 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 mystical dances shows their immunity from scars when climbing and holding the thorny trees.


Day 01 ARRIVAL IN BANJARMASIN

Meet at airport and directly transfer to hotel for check in. In the afternoon, we will cruise downward the Barito River to the estuary for exploring the fascinating mangrove forest which is inhabited by proboscis monkeys, silvery langurs, long tailed maccaques, and species of birds. Return to hotel crossing beautiful rice field, forest, and remote villages. Free at your own leisure.


Day 02 BANJARMASIN – UPAU VILLAGE

Breakfast at hotel, then continue our trip to visit Upau village for exploring the daily life of Dayak Deah people. Lunch will be served en route, dinner and overnight on local house. (B,L,D)


Day 03 UPAU VILLAGE – NAGARA – LOKSADO

After breakfast, we can see mystical performance of Dayak Deah takes about 1,5 hour. In this performance, we will watch some women are dancing followed by traditional music instruments, meanwhile the shaman is climbing the thorny tree with bare hand and foot without getting any hurt on his body. Next, travel to Nagara village for sighting traditional machete making, metal ware, and pottery home industries, then continue our trip to Muning village to get our boat cruising the narrow canal to Nagara lake 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 04 BAMBOO RAFTING – BANJARMASIN

After breakfast at lodge, we will have a soft trekking to Dayak village for exploring the longhouse, rainforest, and the waterfall nearby the village. Afterwards, we will take an adventure trip of bamboo rafting across beautiful landscape of tropical rainforest along the Amandit riverside meanwhile our coach will be waiting on the downstream for transferring to Banjarmasin for overnight on hotel. (B,L,D)


Day 05 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. Breakfast at hotel and free at your own leisure till the proper time for transferring to airport for your next destination. (B)


Included:

AC land transportation

Motorized boats

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


Excluded:

Airfares

Airport taxes and extra baggage fees

Travel insurance

Expenses incurred due to Force Majeure

Personal expenses