At Mount Meratus in South Kalimantan and Mount Tangkiling in Central Kalimantan Province, you can explore these mountains’ rivers below the wind. Some of the animals along these rivers in the lowland forest are proboscis monkeys water buffaloes, langurs, orangutans, and crocodiles. You cruise the Rungan to spot the Pulau Kaja orangutans by boat, and on the banks of the Angsana, you can look for monkeys, many species of birds and even crocodiles.
You have a BBQ at the beach and do some snorkeling to explore the world underneath the water’s surface. You cruise along the river to visit the top of Mount Meratus and Mount Tangkiling to enjoy the impressive emerald jungle view.
We have created this adventure tour in Kalimantan for those who want to combine Borneo’s wildlife with learning more about the indigenous Dayak culture in the deep, dense jungle. Although this 5-day excursion is an unforgettable experience, we designed it for those who are adventurous in body and spirit.
Day 1: Banjarmasin – Cempaka – Meratus Mountains – Benua Raya – Kintap
Upon arrival at Banjarmasin Airport, you meet one of our representatives.
You are transferred by car or minibus to Cempaka, where local people dig for gemstones and diamonds.
Afterward, you continue to the Meratus Mountains for a beautiful view over Kalimantan‘s green jungle landscape.
You proceed to Benua Raya to see the water buffaloes in the swamp forest.
Dinner is served at a local restaurant, and overnight stay is at Kintap Hotel.
Day 2: Kintap – wildlife river cruise – Pagatan Beach
After breakfast at your hotel, you travel upstream the Asam by canoe to spot swamp and lowland forest wildlife, such as crocodiles, Proboscis monkeys, langurs, birds, and other wild animals.
You proceed to Pagatan Beach, where you spend the night at the Putri Duyung Seaview Cottage.
Day 3: Pagatan Beach – Angsana sea garden – river cruise – Banjarmasin
Enjoy a beautiful sunrise during breakfast at the cottage.
After breakfast, you go to nearby Angsana Beach by boat where you can snorkel and enjoy the beautiful sea garden. You have the opportunity to explore coral reefs, much colorful fish, turtles and much more.
In the afternoon, you cruise on the Angsana River to spot monkeys, birds, bearded pigs, and other wildlife. Lunch and dinner are served at local restaurants along the way.
You end up in Banjarmasin for an overnight stay.
Day 4: floating market – Palangkaraya – Mount Tangkiling – Rungan Sari
Early in the morning, you visit the floating market of Banjarmasin. The market is an important part of Kalimantan’s river life. You learn more about the unique culture of Banjarese people who trade fruit and vegetables from boat to boat.
After the market, we return to the hotel for check-out and continue your journey overland by car or minibus to Palangka Raya. On the way, you see village life with rice plantations and swamp forest.
Upon arrival at Palangkaraya, you check-in at the Rungan Sari Lodge. Lunch is served at a local restaurant on the way.
In the afternoon, you visit Mount Tangkiling. The view from the top over Kalimantan‘s emerald jungle is pretty impressive.
You continue your journey to visit the Orangutan Rehabilitation Center Nyaru Menteng Arboretum. Here, you learn about the rehabilitation process of these wildlife creatures, which can only be found in Sumatra and Borneo.
You end your day with a romantic sunset at Tahai lake. Dinner is served at a local restaurant.
Day 5: Kaja Island – Palangkaraya Airport
After breakfast, you go to the Rungan River harbor for an upstream canoe cruise to Kaja Island (Pulau Kaja). Kaja Island is covered with lowland forest with lots of wildlife and birds. You might even spot orangutans from the riverside.
Afterward, you return to Sari Lodge for free leisure time until it is time to leave for Palangkaraya Airport for your flight to your next destination.
Transfer from Banjarmasin Airport
Transport to Cempaka, Benua Raya, and Kintap
Asem River canoe cruise to Pagatan Beach
Angsana River boat cruise
Transportation to Banjarmasin Hotel
Floating market by boat
Transport to Palangkaraya, Mount Tangkiling, and Pulau Kaja
Transfer to Palangkaraya Airport
One night at the Kintap Hotel
One night at the Putri Duyung Resort
One night at Hotel Victoria in Banjarmasin
One night at the Rungan Sari Lodge
All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
Water, tea, and coffee
English/Indonesian speaking guide
Donations during the trip
Airfares to and from Kalimantan
Soft and alcoholic drinks
Everything not mentioned in the included list above
What to bring
The dates for this trip are flexible. Please contact us at email@example.com if you would like to make this trip on another day.
This journey is an adventure tour, so a good physical condition is required.
All accommodation is on a twin share basis. A surplus is charged if you prefer a single room at the hotels.
Minimum group size
The minimum group size for this activity is two 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Loved every single bit of Kalimantan and this tour! Wish I could spend MUCH more time in this stunning environment, with its precious fauna and flora and its extremely friendly people. I honestly hope Kalimantan may remain authentic, pretty and peaceful for many many many years to come.
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Une excursion très variée
Le moins qu'on puisse dire au sujet de cette excursion, est qu'elle est très variée. J'ai vu et fait beaucoup de choses - mes points culminants étaient la croisière sur la rivière Asam, le marché flottant et la gentillesse de la population locale. Le seul inconvénient était les nombreux insectes, alors n'oubliez pas un produit anti-moustique!!