BORNEO ROUNDTRIPS

Borneo Roundtrip I

Duration: 07 Days/06 Nights

Grade: Easy


Tanjung Puting National Park is the best Indonesian national park to explore wildlife. It is home of more than just the great ape, other kind of animals are really easy to find, such as; proboscis monkeys, macaques, fireflies, big dragonflies, stork billed kingfishers, bul-buls,  etc. For other interesting animals required patience and lucky to meet, including; red leaf monkey, estuary crocodiles, false ghavial, wild boar, deer, monitor lizards, gibbons, storm stork, oriental pied hornbills, and herons, these animals show up occasionally on the riverside. The boating safari of the national park is very memorable experience, leading alone the jet black, nipah palm fringed the Sekonyer river while the black water rich of tannins organic acid and poor of oxygen reflects the sky and trees like a mirror.


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 – NAGARA – LOKSADO

After breakfast at hotel, we will proceed to Nagara village to get our boat crossing the river to Nagara lake for observing water buffaloes swim to the stall and villagers’ unique activities, as well as the romantic sunset outlook. 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 – PANGKALAN BUN – TANJUNG PUTING NATIONAL PARK

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 own leisure till the proper time for transferring to airport for your flight to Pangkalan Bun. Arrive at Pangkalan Bun and directly transfer to Kumai village for boarding the houseboat to Tanjung Puting National Park. The houseboat is a traditional wooden river boat with roof forms the upper deck where you can view the rainforest as it glides by. The boat crew including the boatman, cook and expert guide. In the peaceful afternoon, we will slowly explore the quite river by the houseboat while observing the primates along the riverside. Overnight on houseboat or Rimba Lodge with dining on the boat, with facilities; thin mattress, pillow, fine meals, bottled “mineral” water, mosquito net, kitchen, and simple toilet available on boat besides the familiar helpful guides and boatmen. (B,L,D)


Day 06 TANJUNG PUTING NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast, we will board the houseboat for cruising upward to Pondok Tanguy to explore the rehabilitation center of the new ex-captive orangutans. Next, return to houseboat for sailing upward the creek to Camp Leakey where the older orangutans are reintroduced into the rainforest. At this station, you will have opportunity to trek into the rainforest with your expert guide and forest rangers to appreciate the flora as well as viewing wild orangutans, gibbons, macaques, and birds. In the afternoon, we will visit the feeding station to see rehabilitated orangutans are given additional foods. We will then sail back down the river and overnight on houseboat or Rimba Lodge. Lunch and dinner will be served on houseboat. (B,L,D)


Day 07 TANJUNG PUTING NATIONAL PARK – DEPARTURE

After breakfast, we will get the morning safari to explore wildlife on riverside. Afterwards, proceed to Kumai village to catch the car for driving to Pangkalan Bun airport for your next destination. (B)


Included:

AC land transportation

Houseboat in Tanjung Puting

Motorized boats

Bamboo rafting

Accommodation based on twin share:

02 Nights at 3 stars hotel in Banjarmasin

02 Nights at Loksado Lodge

02 Nights at houseboat Rimba Lodge in Tanjung Puting

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



Borneo Roundtrip II

Duration: 07 Days/06 Nights

Grade: Moderate


Borneo or Kalimantan is known as one of the largest tropical rainforest in the world. The land offers plenty of amazing places to explore. Cruising the Sekonyer river to Tanjung Puting National Park will give you the opportunity to see wild forest with kinds of fascinating fauna, such as; orangutans, monitor lizards, crocodiles, proboscis monkey, wild pig, birds, etc. While the Kahung Valley is part of Meratus Mountain on South Kalimantan, it is a precise choice for anyone who loves adventure, started by cruising Riam Kanan Lake with mountainous panorama and birds sightseeing to reach Belangian village for hiking the grass hills and crossing villagers’ farms. Afterwards, you will encounter the tropical rainforest with plenty of gigantic trees and romantic cascades while some wild birds and primates showing up occasionally, you will engage the wonderful nature of the Borneo with amazing beauties of the great atmosphere on its forest.


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 – BELANGIAN – SUNGAI BESAR

After breakfast at hotel in Banjarmasin, we will proceed to Aranio small port for cruising upward the Riam Kanan Lake to reach Belangian village while sighting beautiful mountainous scenery, floating fishing ponds, and boat making as well as species of bird fly over the lake. Afterwards, soft trekking to Sungai Besar for setting our campsite at riverside. Lunch will be served en route, dinner and overnight on the campsite. (B,L,D)


Day 03 JUNGLE TREK

After breakfast, we will be trekking to Riam Cemara crossing villager farmlands, rivers and cascades, meadow, hills, primary and secondary rainforest. Next, continue trekking to Kahung valley waterfall with almost the same characteristic. On our trail, we will hear and see plenty of primates jump on trees as well as wild orchids. Lunch will be served en route, dinner and overnight on bivouac/tent at riverside. (B,L,D)


Day 04 JUNGLE TREK – BANJARMASIN

After breakfast, proceed to Belangian village for cruising downward to Riam Kanan small port and directly transfer to Banjarmasin for overnight on hotel. (B,L,D)


Day 05 FLOATING MARKET – PANGKALAN BUN – TANJUNG PUTING NATIONAL PARK

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 own leisure till the proper time for transferring to airport for your flight to Pangkalan Bun. Arrive at Pangkalan Bun and directly transfer to Kumai village for boarding the houseboat to Tanjung Puting National Park. The houseboat is a traditional wooden river boat about with roof forms the upper deck where you can view the rainforest as it glides by. The boat crew including the boatman, cook and expert guide. In the peaceful afternoon, we will slowly explore the quite river by the houseboat while observing the primates along the riverside. Overnight on houseboat or Rimba Lodge with dining on the boat, with facilities; thin mattress, pillow, fine meals, bottled “mineral” water, mosquito net, kitchen, and simple toilet available on boat besides the familiar helpful guides and boatmen. (B,L,D)


Day 06 TANJUNG PUTING NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast, we will board the houseboat for cruising upward to Pondok Tanguy to explore the rehabilitation center of the new ex-captive orangutans. Next, return to houseboat for sailing upward the creek to Camp Leakey where the older orangutans are reintroduced into the rainforest. At this station, you will have opportunity to trek into the rainforest with your expert guide and forest rangers to appreciate the flora as well as viewing wild orangutans, gibbons, macaques, and birds. In the afternoon, we will visit the feeding station to see rehabilitated orangutans are given additional foods. We will then sail back down the river and overnight on houseboat or Rimba Lodge. Lunch and dinner will be served on houseboat. (B,L,D)


Day 07 TANJUNG PUTING NATIONAL PARK – DEPARTURE

After breakfast, we will get the morning safari to explore wildlife on riverside. Afterwards, proceed to Kumai village to catch the car for driving to Pangkalan Bun airport for your next destination. (B)


Included:

AC land transportation

Houseboat in Tanjung Puting

Motorized boats

Accommodation based on twin share:

02 Nights at 3 stars hotel in Banjarmasin

02 Nights at houseboat or Rimba Lodge in Tanjung Puting

02 Nights at bivouac/tent

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)


Excluded:

Airfares

Airport taxes and extra baggage fees

Travel insurance

Expenses incurred due to Force Majeure

Personal expenses



Borneo Roundtrip III

Duration: 07 Days/06 Nights

Grade: Easy


Borneo or Kalimantan is a huge adventure travel destination, covering an area about 747,000 sq km, and one of the largest tropical rainforests in the world. The island is very rich in biodiversity compared to many other areas. There are about 15,000 species of flowering plants, 3,000 species of trees (267 species of dipterocarp), more than 221 species of terrestrial mammals and 420 species of resident birds found in this mighty land. It is also the center of evolution and radiation of many endemic species of plants and animals. The land is inhabited by the famous Dayak tribe with over 200 different sub ethnics living throughout the hinterland along the bank of rivers and hills. It is customary for them to live with a whole extended family or one clan. Each family has their own compartment and the chief of the clan occupies the central chamber.


Day 01 ARRIVAL IN BALIKPAPAN – LOA JANAN – MAHAKAM RIVER

Meet at airport and starting our Kalimantan tours by driving to Loa Janan to board the houseboat for an exciting adventure of Mahakam River. Lunch, dinner and overnight on houseboat. (L,D)


Day 02 MUARA MUNTAI – MANCONG – MAHAKAM RIVER

Arrive at Muara Muntai and sightseeing villagers daily activities from the long wooden bridge which is made of iron wood, and then proceed to Mancong by motorized canoe crossing the Jempang Lake of which we will have the opportunity to view plenty of water bird species and fishermen floating houses as well as the romantic Ohong River where proboscis monkeys, monitor lizards and other wild animals are hanging around at riverside. In Mancong, we will explore an exotic longhouse and Benuaq Dayak daily life. Next, we will visit Tanjung Isuy for watching hundred colorful dress dancers that welcome you with an impressive attraction in front of their longhouse. Afterwards, return to houseboat for cruising downward the Mahakam River. Lunch will be served en route, dinner and overnight on houseboat. (B,L,D)


Day 03 TENGGARONG – BALIKPAPAN

After breakfast at houseboat, we will then walking to Museum of Mulawarman to explore the King Collection and Royal Cemetery of Kutai Kartanegara Kingdom. Afterwards, cruising downward the Mahakam River into Loa Janan and directly driving for about 2,5 hours to Balikpapan for overnight on hotel. Free at your own leisure. (B,L,D)


Day 04 BALIKPAPAN – BANJARMASIN

Breakfast at hotel and free at own leisure till the proper time for transferring you to airport for flight to Banjarmasin. Arrive at Banjarmasin 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. (B,L,D)


Day 05 FLOATING MARKET – PANGKALAN BUN – TANJUNG PUTING NATIONAL PARK

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 flight to Pangkalan Bun. Arrive at Pangkalan Bun airport and directly transfer to Kumai village for boarding the houseboat to Tanjung Puting National Park. The houseboat is a traditional wooden river boat with roof forms the upper deck where you can view the rainforest as it glides by. The boat crew including the boatman, cook and expert guide. In the peaceful afternoon, we will slowly explore the quite river by the houseboat while observing the primates along the riverside. Overnight on houseboat or Rimba Lodge with dining on the boat, with facilities; thin mattress, pillow, fine meals, bottled “mineral” water, mosquito net, kitchen, and simple toilet available on boat besides the familiar helpful guides and boatmen. (B,L,D)


Day 06 TANJUNG PUTING NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast, we will board the houseboat for cruising upward to Pondok Tanguy to explore the rehabilitation center of the new ex-captive orangutans. Next, return to houseboat for sailing upward the creek to Camp Leakey where the older orangutans are reintroduced into the rainforest. At this station, you will have opportunity to trek into the rainforest with your expert guide and forest rangers to appreciate the flora and explore orangutan, gibbons, macaques, and birds. In the afternoon, we will visit the feeding station to see rehabilitated orangutans are given additional foods. We will then sail back down the river and overnight on houseboat or Rimba Lodge. Lunch and dinner will be served on houseboat. (B,L,D)


Day 07 TANJUNG PUTING NATIONAL PARK – DEPARTURE

Today is the end of our Borneo Roundtrips, we will have our breakfast while enjoying the morning  river safari exploring the wildlife on riverside. Afterwards, proceed to Kumai village to catch the car for driving to Pangkalan Bun airport for your next destination. (B)


Included:

AC land transportation

Houseboats in Mahakam River and Tanjung Puting

Motorized boats

Accommodation based on twin share:

02 Nights in houseboat in Mahakam River

01 Night at 3 stars hotel in Balikpapan

01 Night at 3 stars hotel in Banjarmasin

02 Nights in houseboat or Rimba Lodge in Tanjung Puting

Entrance fee, donation & refreshments

English speaking guide

Meals as stated on program, indicated as (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: dinner)

Dance performance


Excluded:

Airfares

Airport taxes and extra baggage fees

Travel insurance

Expenses incurred due to Force Majeure

Personal expenses