BORNEO OVERLAND TRIP I

State/Province : OVERLAND TRIPS
Tour Price : USD for 1 Person | USD for 2 Person
Duration: 08 Days/07 Nights
Grade: Easy

Borneo or Kalimantan is a land to explore. The island is covered by lush tropical rainforests and mountains, resulting in much of the terrain being virtually impassable and large areas still unexplored. If you wish to get the real wildlife tour, heres the place. This island is the home of endemic and unusual wildlife such as orangutans and proboscis monkeys.
Borneo or Kalimantan also called as an "island of rivers". River plays a very important role in communication and economy of the inhabitants. Most of civilizations are centered along rivers, such as; houses, activities, transportation, markets, etc. Exploring the river society is truly exciting, a civilization that certainly different with our normally lives on the land, the floating market of Banjarmasin known as the best floating market in the world is one of the fantastic river civilization sightseeing.

Tour Itenary :

Day 01  ARRIVAL IN BANJARMASIN – NAGARA – LOKSADO
Meet at airport and directly transfer to Muning village to get our boat cruising the narrow canal to Nagara lake for observing water buffaloes swim to the stall and villagers' unique activities as well as enjoying the romantic sunset outlook. Afterwards, proceed to Loksado for overnight on lodge. (L,D)
Day 02  RAINFOREST TREKKING
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 03  BAMBOO RAFTING BANJARMASIN
After breakfast at lodge, 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 driving to Banjarmasin for overnight on hotel. (B,L)
Day 04  FLOATING MARKET – SAMPIT
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. Next, we will drive to Sampit with some stop over on interesting spots we will meet en route. Free at your own leisure and overnight on hotel. (B,L,D).
Day 05  SAMPIT – TANJUNG PUTING NATIONAL PARK
Transfer to Kumai sub-district for boarding the houseboat to Tanjung Puting National Park. The houseboat is a traditional wooden river boat about 6m by 2m with a 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 and dining on houseboat, 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. Lunch will be served on houseboat. 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. (B,L,D)
Day 07  TANJUNG PUTING NATIONAL PARK
Get the morning river safari by houseboat to observe river ecology and wildlife along the riverside. En route, we will stop at Pondok Tanggui Feeding Station to watch rangers feed orangutans, and then we will continue our trip by visiting the Pesalat Station to explore reforestation activities and the famous iron wood as well as other exotic vegetation. Lunch will be served on boat while sighting wild animal activities along the riverside. Next, we will depart to Tanjung Harapan Feeding Station for viewing the feeding process of orangutans. Afterwards, we will proceed to Tanjung Harapan village for sightseeing villagers' daily activities. Enjoy the natural river view on the way back, dinner and overnight on houseboat. (B,L,D)
Day 08  TANJUNG PUTING NATIONAL PARK – DEPARTURE
Return to Kumai district by boat then transfer to Pangkalan Bun airport for your next destination. (B)

REMARK :
Included:
-AC land transportation
-Houseboat
-Motorized boat
-Bamboo rafting
-Accommodation based on twin share:
01 Night at 3 stars hotel in Banjarmasin
02 Nights at Loksado Lodge
01 Night at 2 stars hotel in Sampit
03 Nights at houseboat in Sekonyer River
-Entrance fee, donation & refreshments
-English speaking guide
-Meals as stated on program, indicated as (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: dinner)
-Porters on trekking

Excluded:
-Airfares
-Airport taxes and extra baggage fees
-Travel insurance
-Expenses incurred due to Force Majeure
-Personal expenses