Overland South to Central Borneo
BORNEO TOUR PACKAGES | Borneo
- USD /pax, min 2pax
A Borneo overland tour package program crossing South to Central Borneo, provide an unforgettable experience in the largest island of Indonesia. A complete roundtrip to see the wild as well as the beauty of Borneo.
Day 1. Banjarmasin
After pick up by your personal guide at the airport in Banjarmasin transfer to Hotel directly on the Barito river side. Free program and leisure (no meals)
Day 2. Banjarmasin - Lokbaintan - Cempaka Village - Martapura - Kandangan Loksado
Early in the morning leave for floating market at Lokbaintan by boat / kelotok, cruise Martapura River. Selling and shopping on the river as a purely women's work and women protect themselves from sunshine by large hats called “TANGGUI ". Here you can take amazing photographs. Then return to hotel for having breakfast. Next, drive to cempaka village for visit traditional mines of diamond. In Martapura, famous in all south-East Asia for its diamond, gems and gold market, visit of a gem grindery. In Martapura visit to shopping complex at Cahaya Bumi Selamat, possibility to buy some gems. After lunch, then continues the trips next 125 km (approx. 3 hours) north-east to province of Hulu Sungai Selatan. Afternoon reach small mountain town Loksado, located in the Meratus mountain region. In Loksado you will visit a new grand longhouse of Dayak Bukit. Return to Muara Hatip village for accommodation at Amandit River lodge (dinner at lodge)
Day 3. Loksadi - Rafting - Banjarmasin (BLD)
After breakfast in the lodge, start for a sensational voyage on Amandit River on a traditional bamboo float. This is one of the highlights of this roundtrip. Bamboo floats were traditionally built by Dayak tribes for traveling to the market in the province town in order to sell their goods and then them disassembled their floats and sold also the bamboo and walked back to their village a several days walk through the jungle. Your float will be made especially for you and for this occasion. The voyage takes around 2 - 3 hours, is absolutely safe and opens spectacular view in the tropical nature. These floats are called “LANTING” and are operated by experienced local pilots. After this extraordinary experience, you can change you’re possibly wet clothes and a shorter drive to Banjarmasin (175 km). Check in Hotel in Banjarmasin. Dinner at local restaurant.
Day 04. Banjarmasin - Palangkaraya
After breakfast check-out from hotel, and directly to Palangkaraya. Continue the trip by car to Palangkaraya, and it takes about 5 hours. Hotel check-in, and in the afternoon observing the city then free program. Dinner & lunch in hotel / local restaurant.
Day 5. Palangkaraya - Kumai - Houseboat - Tanjung Puting National Park - Rimba Lodge (BLD)
After breakfast check-out from hotel, then start for approx 10 hours drive to Kumai via Sampit depend the condition of the road. On the way you will see coconut plantations, traditional villages and pieces of still uncultivated land. In the harbor city of Kumai you will get on your own houseboat, which will be your float for the next 2days, then up the Stream of Sekonyer River reaching Tanjung Puting Reserve. During the trip you can relax and observe from your houseboat flora and fauna of the jungle. Tanjung puting reserve is famous not just for its orangutans but also other apes such as long-nose monkeys (Nasalis larvatus), some rare bird species, long-tailed macaques, and extensive butterfly species. Sekonyer river is a habitat for some rare alligator species, that's why the roat of the jungle. This voyage is really an unforgettable experience. Afternoon check-in in Rimba lodge, dinner at lodge.
Day 06. Tanjung Puting National Park - Pondok Tanggui - Camp Leakey - Rimba Lodge (BLD
After breakfast at the lodge embarking your houseboat and first stop at Pondok Tanggui, one of the observation station in Tanjung Puting reserve, where orangutans are registered. At around 09.30 you will reach a 30 minutes trekking path guided by one of the reserve rangers, where orangutans feeding take place. After this unique experience, this Borneo tour trek back to Pondok Tanggui and then up stream again approx 2 hours to camp leaky. Lunch will be served on deck. During the trip you can observe more and more bramble bush. At camp leaky will join an orangutan feeding with one of the reserve rangers. The trek takes about 45 minutes. Please always follow the ranger's instruction and never feed orangutan by yourself and do not drink or eat in front of the orangutans. During dry season the place is commonly visited by wild orangutans as well. Here you can enjoy a special moment deep in the wilderness. Return to camp leaky and back to Rimba Lodge for overnight and dinner.
Day 7. Rimba Lodge (B) - Transfer Out
After breakfast at Lodge, transfer to the airport in Pangkalan Bun, where this unforgettable tour meets its end.