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The Orangutan and Jungle

Kalimantan comprises roughly the southern three-quarters of the equatorial islands of Borneo, the 3rd largest island in the world. after Greenland and New Guinea. Many areas of Kalimantan are almost untouched by Western occasions. In the Heart of Darkness, the character Marlovwe remembers being mesmerized as a child by a map showing vast, uncharted jungle with a river running through it; "It fascinated me a snake would a bird - a silly little bird". Maps of Kalimantan rivers-laced interior still excite the imagination. Twenty-one species of primates are represented on Borneo. All have adapted to the life and, like man, have developed large forward-facing eyes which give them binocular vision of judges distances when leaping through trees. The spectacular tarsier derives from the Tertiary Era of 70 million years ago and stands at the crossroads on the evolutionary chart where man and ape branch off from one another. Scarcely larger than a rat with ghostly globular eyes, the native Dayak believe that the souls of death anchestors are reincarnated in its tiny body.


4 DAYS - FLOATING LIFE, AND RIVER RAFTING TOUR

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  • D-1 BANJARMASIN - HOTEL
    Meeting service and transfer to hotel in Banjarmasin.
  • D-2 BANJARMASIN - M. HATIP ( B / L / D )
    Early morning join river tour to visit a floating market life, monkey island, boat making and coconut oil home industry. Next onto a village for diamond mining. Drive to Kandangan and proceed to Muara Hatip village. Overnight at Amandit River Lodge.
  • D-3 M. HATIP - BANJARMASIN ( B / L / D )
    In the morning leaving Laksodo village for a visit of a grand longhouse of Malaris. Next join a memorable bamboo rafting through Amandit river driven by an experienced and trained Dayak rafter that takes about 4 hours. Next drive to Banjarmasin for overnight.
  • D-4 BANJARMASIN - DEPARTURE ( B )
    Transfer to airport for onward flight departure.


4-D ORANG UTAN DISCOVERY

orang utan
  • D-1 BANJARMASIN - HOTEL
    Meeting and transfer to hotel in Banjarmasin.
  • D-2 BANJARMASIN - RIMBA ( B / L / D )
    Early morning join river tour to visit a floating market life. Next transfer to airport for a flight to Pangkalanbun ...... arriving and boating to join adventure cruise on Seko-nyer river to Tanjung Harapan. accommodation at Rimba lodge.
  • D-3 RIMBA - PANGKALANBUN ( B / L / D )
    Cruising Sekonyer river to watch and feel back to nature life and having the chance to meet various kind of protected animals in Tanjung Puting National Park. Reaching camp Leaky and have the Orang Utan exploration. Take the chance to feed the Orang Utan on their feeding time. Afternoon onto Pangkalanbun for overnight.
  • D-4 PANGKALANBUN - DEPARTURE ( B )
    Transfer to airport for onward flight departure.


5-D MAHAKAM RIVER CRUISE

sungai
  • D-1 BALIKPAPAN - LOAJANAN - MAHAKAM (D)
    Meeting service and transfer to Loa Janan about 2 hours. Next board to a boat cruising Mahakam river for Dayak Land. Overnight on a houseboat.
  • D-2 MUARA MUNTAI - Tj. ISUY (B/L/D)
    Morning arrive at Muara Muntai. Have a village excursion through a wooden bridge. Motorized canoeing to Tanjung Isuy and Mancong with its grand longhouse. On board to the houseboat again for further river cruise. Nite at longhouse.
  • D-3 Tj. ISUY - TENGGARONG (B/L/D)
    Morning arrive at Tering and join an excursion in village to watch the native culture and way of life. Drive to Melakto see Dayak Tunjung longhouse. Proceed to Kersik - Luwey to try our luck to see wild black orchid. Return to the houseboat for further cruise. Overnight at the houseboat ......
  • D-4 TENGGARONG - BALIKPAPAN (B/L/D)
    Morning arrival in Tenggarong. Visit Mula-warman museum and have an excursion in the town. Proceed down to Loa Janan for a drive to Balikpapan and overnight.
  • D-5 BALIKPAPAN - DEPARTURE (B)
    Transfer to the airport Balikpapan for departure.