JUNGLE TREKKING II

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

The Meratus mountain area is a native forest area located in the province of South Kalimantan, ranging from the northern to the southern and bordering with its neighbor province of East Kalimantan. The mountain range has been established as a protected area called the "Green Belt" since the Dutch Colonialism. It is home to diversity of flora and fauna, including the endemic species of Borneo, several species are in danger of becoming extinct and need to be protected to ensure their preservation.
This mountain range is unique for trekking and expedition through connected trails that lead travelers to mostly virgin forest combined with sightseeing the Bukit Dayak people who are still maintaining their ancestor belief and traditional way of life shows on dances and ritual in special occasions. Travelers can go in and out the forest over available pathways, climb up and down the hills, crossing bamboo bridges and rivers, or lodging at longhouse in remote villages. The trekking trails range between 2 hours until weeks in length, depending on the routes are chosen, camping in the forest may be required and stay overnight in the longhouse of native villages is also nice. The rainforest trails are not dangerous with careful, but mud and leaches make the trek difficult when it rains. Leeches however really no problem is since tobacco and mosquito repellent are really worth to kick them out.



Tour Itenary :

Day 01  ARRIVAL IN BANJARMASIN
Meet at airport and directly transfer to hotel for check in. Next, we will cruise the Banjarmasin River up to Bakut Island for exploring proboscis monkeys and people activities on riverside. Afterwards, return to hotel for overnight. Free at your own leisure.
Day 02  BANJARMASIN � MERATUS MOUNTAIN
After breakfast, we will leave to Batu Kambar village for about 5 hours drive which is located on the foot of Meratus Mountain. Arrive at the village and take a rest while sightseeing the longhouse of Bukit Dayak. Afterwards, we will be trekking to the jungle crossing secondary rainforest, hills, hanging and suspended bamboo bridges, villager farmlands, rivers and cascades, longhouses, cinnamon and rubber trees. Lunch will be served en route, dinner and overnight on bivouac/tent. (B,L,D)
Day 03  DATAR ALAI � JUMANTIR
After breakfast, we will be trekking to Sungai Karuh waterfall while exploring vegetation and animals on our trail. Next, we will be trekking uphill for about 2 hours to Jumantir by crossing dense primary rainforest. In the afternoon, we will learn from the Dayak man how to set the animal trap. In the peaceful evening, we can have a short trekking to explore the nocturnal wildlife of the jungle. (B,L,D)
Day 04  JUMANTIR � MOUNT BESAR PEAK
After breakfast, we will be trekking uphill through mossy trees and orchids to reach the peak of mount Besar, the roof of South Borneo where we can see beautiful panorama of Borneo dense jungle from above. Lunch will be served en route, dinner and overnight on bivouac/tent. (B,L,D)
Day 05  MOUNT BESAR PEAK � KATUAN
After packing up our stuff, we will be trekking down the peak to Katuan for about 5 hours. On our trail, we will hear and see plenty of gibbons jump on trees. We will set a campsite in the middle of the jungle to be more exploring the fascinating atmosphere of the nature, where both diurnal and nocturnal animals play role for the balance of ecology. Lunch will be served en route, dinner and overnight on bivouac/tent. (B,L,D)
Day 06  KATUAN � HARATAI
Proceed to Haratai waterfall crossing primary and secondary rainforest, hills, hanging and suspended bamboo bridges, villager farmlands, rivers and cascades, longhouses, cinnamon and rubber trees. Lunch will be served en route, dinner and overnight on bivouac/tent/longhouse. (B,LD)
Day 07  HARATAI BAMBOO RAFTING BANJARMASIN
After breakfast, we will be trekking down to Loksado for about 2 hours crossing secondary rainforest, hills, hanging and suspended bamboo bridges, villager farmlands, rivers and cascades, longhouses, cinnamon and rubber trees. Afterwards, taking 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 transferring to Banjarmasin for overnight on hotel. (B,L)
Day 08  FLOATING MARKET � DEPARTURE
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, free at your own leisure till the proper time for transferring to airport for your next destination. (B)

REMARK :
Included:
-AC land transportation
-Motorized boat
-Bamboo rafting
-Accommodation based on twin share:
02 Nights at 3 stars hotel in Banjarmasin
04 Nights at bivouac/tent
01 Night at longhouse
-Entrance fee, donation & refreshments
-English speaking guide
-Meals as stated on program, indicated as (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: dinner)
-Tent/bivouac
-Porters on trekking

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