Jungle and islands: Kalimantan Adventure

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13 Days / 12 Nights
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Pangkalan Bun
Tour Details

Combining the jungle of Tanjung Puting National Park, the culture of the animist Dayak Meratus and the pristine island of Maratua, our Tour Kalimantan Adventure has a lot to offer.

Specific highlights include cruising along the river on a traditional wooden riverboat, gliding down the river on a raft and exploring the most authentic floating market in Asia.

This tour concludes on the tropical island of Maratua where you can dive or just relax on the beach and enjoy the beauty of nature

  • Explore the Tanjung Puting National Park, witness the feeding time of the new ex-captive orang-utans and spot the varieties of wildlife at Camp Leakey
  • Enjoy the Bamboo Rafting is a unique culture of Dayak people for transporting to the downstream crossing jungle river with tropical forest view and wildlife
  • Interesting to experience the Banjarmasin floating market is really different and very unique traditional market that comprises of rowing boats
  • Relax and enjoy the tropical island of Maratua, and see the most abundant and rare marine life in the world
Day 1
Arrive Pangklan Bun - Tanjung Puting National Park
Day 2-3
Tanjung Puting National Park
Day 4
Tanjung Puting - Fly to Banjarmasin - Loksado
Day 5 -6
Loksao - Bamboo Rafting
Day 7
Banjarmasin floating market - Maratua Island
Day 8 - 13
Maratua Island

What's Included

  • Accommodation for the nights listed in the itinerary
  • All internal transport as per the itinerary
  • Sightseeing tours / activities where specified
  • English speaking guide
  • Entry Fees
  • Meals as specified

Day 1 Arrive in Pangkalan Bun - Tanjung Puting

On arrival, you will be driven to Kumai port where you will board the traditional “Klotok” river boat, which will take you up the river to Tanjung Puting National Park. In the peaceful afternoon, we will slowly explore the Sekonyer River in search of primates.

The traditional Klotok is a traditional two-storeyed wooden river boat equipped with the inboard or outboard motor and is specially built to navigate through shallow waters and narrow sections of the river. The friendly boat crew usually consists of Capitan, cook and tour guide. The Klotok is very simple but equipped with mattress with blankets, pillows and mosquito nests. A very basic toilet is located at the back of the boat.

Spend the night on board.


Day 2Tanjung Puting National Park

With a private Klotok for the entire tour, you are free to decide what time you would like to depart in the morning and the itinerary is flexible. You can explore the Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre of Pondok Tanguy, to witness the feeding time of the new ex-captive orangutans. Or you can journey up the creek to Camp Leakey where the older orangutans are reintroduced into the rainforest. At the Camp Leakey you will have the opportunity to walk through the rainforest with your guide and spot a variety of wildlife such as orangutans, gibbons, macaque and birds. In the afternoon you can visit the feeding station to see the feeding time of the rehabilitated orangutans. Before dusk return to the Klotok for dinner

Spend the night on board.


Day 3Tanjung Puting National Park

Spend another full day in the forest of Tanjung Puting. Rise early and enjoy a river safari in search of wildlife. You can make a second visit of Pondok Tanguy or Camp Leakey then continue to Pesalat Station to see the reforestation activities in the park. Here you can learn about the famous ironwood and other exotic plants. In the afternoon you can explore a local village to witness the traditional daily life of the native people. Return to the Klotok and enjoy the sights and the sounds of the rainforest, and experience its peacefulness as we quietly cruise back to Kumai.

Spend the night on the riverboat


Day 4Fly to Banjarmasin - Loksado

This morning return to Kumai port and proceed to Pangkalan Bun where you will take a flight to Banjarmasin. On arrival you will be driven for about 4-5 hours, to the isolate village of Loskado, in the heart of the Meratus Mountain Range, where the well preserved indigenous Dayak culture meets the stunning natural landscape. The most exceptional feature of Loksado’s natural treasures is the Amandit River that runs through some of the most fascinating sceneries of the area. The winding river of fresh clear water decorated with rocks and creeks and unique traditional bridges that look to the lush green hills of Meratus are surely a sight rarely found elsewhere.

Overnight in Loksado at the Amandit River Lodge or equivalent


Day 5Loksado

Loksado is a perfect place for those who enjoy trekking and discover the treasures of Kalimantan’s tropical forest. The lush landscape is dotted with wonderful waterfalls, rushing rivers, hanging bridges, farms and indigenous longhouses. Spend the whole day trekking and exploring Meratus area with your guide.There are many trails in this area with a different level of difficulty.

Overnight in Loksado at the Amandit River Lodge or equivalent


Day 6Loksado - Bamboo Rafting - Banjarmasin

The best way to discover the unspoiled natural scenery of Kalimantan is to ride a bamboo raft down the river. The thrill of riding the currents over creeks while standing on a bamboo raft is something truly out of the ordinary! The raft is made of long large pieces of bamboo tied together. A local man manoeuvres the raft along the river with the use of a bamboo pole. There is no motor and you will be able to enjoy the peacefulness of the river and the lush rainforest. After rafting you will be driven back to Banjarmasin

Overnight in Banjarmasin at Victoria Hotel or equivalent


Day 7Banjarmasin floating market - Fly to Berau - Maratua Island

Early in the morning travel by boat to Banjarmasin floating market for exploring the unique culture of Banjarese that trades goods from boat to boat. You will get a glimpse of the authentic market and how produce has been traded for centuries. Return to your hotel for breakfast and depart for the airport where you will board the flight to Berau (via Balikpapan).

Upon arrival in Berau you will be transferred to Maratua Island. Maratua Island in the Derawan Archipelago off the north coast of East Kalimantan, is a large tropical island partially encircling a massive lagoon on one end and fringed with sheer rocky walls and coral reefs along the other end. Maratua Island is blessed turquoise water, white sand beaches and contains the third highest level of marine biodiversity in the world, after Raja Ampat and the Solomon Islands.

Overnight at the Maratua Paradise Resort.


Day 8 - 12Maratua island

At leisure.

Overnight at the Maratua Paradise Resort.


Day 13: Maratua Island - Depart Berau

Return to Berau airport for your flight to Jakarta via Balikpapan