Bamboo rafting & orangutan adventure Kaja Island 5D/4D

The Highlights

  • Banjarmasin floating market
  • Jungle trekking
  • Borneo’s amazing wildlife
  • Bamboo rafting


This trip offers you a memorable adventure in South Kalimantan. You visit the floating market in the capital city of Banjarmasin, hike in the Meratus Mountains’ jungle to meet the local Dayak tribe and finish with an orangutan wildlife adventure in Pulau Kaja.
Kalimantan, the land of the Dayak people, has an intriguing history of sultan kingdoms and a legacy of Chinese, Malay, Hindu, Muslim, and Dutch influences. It is also home to the world’s most diverse wildlife.
This 5-day excursion allows you to experience the best of Kalimantan all at once. We have created this Borneo bamboo rafting adventure tour for those who want to learn more about the indigenous Dayak culture and the abundant fauna and flora. Although this tour is an incredible experience, it is designed for those who are adventurous in body and spirit.


Day 1: Banjarmasin – Pandak Daun – Loksado 

  • You meet our representative upon arrival at Banjarmasin Airport.
  • A car or minibus drives you to Pandak Daun, a stilt build swamp village where you can observe the water buffaloes swimming back to their stables.
  • Enjoy the romantic sunset over the swamp before continuing your journey to Loksado for overnight stay at a lodge.

Day 2: Loksado (Meratus Mountains jungle trek)

  • After breakfast, you go to the base of the Meratus Mountains where you depart for a jungle trek to the Dayak villages. This hike goes through rainforest, past waterfalls, over hills, bamboo bridges, rivers and cascades. You meet the local Dayak tribe in their longhouses.
  • In the afternoon, you return to Loksado via a different trail. Lunch is served along the way, dinner and overnight stay at the lodge in Loksado.

Day 3: Loksado – bamboo rafting – Banjarmasin

  • Today you cruise downstream the Amadit River on a handmade bamboo raft, floating across a beautiful landscape of tropical rainforest to end up at Muara Hariang. From this village, a car drives you to Banjarmasin, with a lunch stop along the way.
  • Dinner is served in a local restaurant and overnight stay is at Banjarmasin Hotel.

Day 4: floating market – Palangkaraya – Mount Tangkiling – Rungan Sari 

  • In the early morning you visit the floating market of Banjarmasin, where you can see how Banjarese trade fruit, vegetables and other things from one boat to another.
  • Afterwards you return to the hotel for check-out and continue your journey overland by car or minibus to Palangka Raya.
  • Upon arrival at Palangkaraya, you check in at the Rungan Sari Lodge. Lunch is served along the way at a local restaurant.
  • In the afternoon, you visit Mount Tangkiling for fabulous views over Kalimantan‘s emerald jungle landscape.
  • You continue your trip to the Orangutan Rehabilitation center of Nyaru Menteng. At this center, you learn more about the rehabilitation process of these amazing creatures, which can only be found on Sumatra and Borneo.
  • Enjoy a romantic sunset over Tahai Lake before going to a local restaurant for dinner.

Day 5: Kaja Island – Palangkaraya Airport

  • Today you hop in a canoe for an upstream cruise on the Rungan River to Kaja Island (Pulau Kaja).
  • Kaja Island is covered with lowland forest and home to an amazing variety of wildlife. You might even spot orangutans on the river banks!
  • After the canoe cruise, you return to Sari Lodge. You can enjoy some free leisure until it is time to go to Palangkaraya Airport to catch your flight to your next destination.


  • Transport
    • Transfer from Banjarmasin Airport to Loksado
    • Meratus Mountain jungle trek
    • Bamboo raft on the Amandit River
    • Return by car to Banjarmasin Hotel
    • Floating market by boat
    • Car to Palangkaraya
    • Mt Tangkiling, Pulau Kaja/Palas
    • Transfer to Palangkaraya Airport
  • Accommodation
    • 1 night at Hotel Victoria in Banjarmasin
    • 2 nights at Hotel Loksado
    • 1 night at the Rungan Sari Lodge
    • All accommodation is based on a twin share
  • Catering
    • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
    • Water, tea and coffee
  • Miscellaneous
    • English/Indonesian speaking guide
    • Entrance fees
    • Parking fees
    • Donations during the trip


  • Airfares to and from Kalimantan
  • Airport tax
  • Insurance
  • Soft and alcoholic drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Everything not mentioned in the itinerary

What to bring

  • Hat
  • Insect repellent
  • Backpack
  • Trekking shoes
  • Sunscreen


  • The dates for this trip are flexible. Please contact us at if you would like to do this trip on another day.
  • This trip is an adventurous one, so a good physical condition is required.
  • All accommodation is based on a twin share. Extra charges may apply if you prefer a single room.

Minimum group size

  • The minimum group size for this activity is 2 people.
  • If you want to book this trip for a minimum of 4 people, we can offer a discount depending on the group size. Please contact us at for more details.

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Bamboo rafting & orangutan adventure Kaja Island 5D/4D

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Heel leuk!

Hele leuke en mooie 5daagse. Je moet wel wat avontuurlijk aangelegd zijn en over een goede basisconditie beschikken. De maaltijden zijn eenvoudig maar lekker. Al bij al een fijne en goed georganiseerde excursie.

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Excursion sympa

Excursion très sympa et bien organisée!