ORANG UTAN, LOKSADO JUNGLE TREK, BAMBOO RAFTING & FLOATING MARKET
Duration : 6 Days / 5 Nights
Start/End : Pangkalan Bun / Banjarmasin
Grade : Moderate
visit the Dayak of Tapinbini and also the Dayak on Kinipan, takes about 6 hrs
speed boat ride from Pangkalan Bun. (Pangkalan Bun is the main entrance gate to
Orangutan), while Kinipan is another 7 hrs upriver from Tapinbini. Unfortunately
they are more modern than before.
Therefore our recommendation is to visit the Dayak Malaris, north from Banjarmasin,
the capital city of South Borneo. They are not really back-ward and traditional,
but the modernzation really does not affect them too much. They are living in
the small house made of wood and leaves for the roof, some even living in the
small hut in the slash and burn field. They are all farmers, cultivating the
land near their compound
DAY 01: PANGKALAN BUN – KUMAI – ORANGUTAN TOUR (L,D)
Upon arrival in Pangkalan Bun airport, our l Arrival in Pangkalan bun, meet our guide and transfer to Kumai to board on the boat. The boat is a traditional Klotok wooden river boat size 2,25 m x 15 m for 5 person with a roof which forms the upper deck where you can view the rain forest as it glides by. The guide's team includes the boatman, a cook and expert guide. In the peaceful afternoon we will slowly explore the quite river by the klotok while observe the monkeys along the riverside. Dinner on the boat and overnight on the boat or lodge. While overnight on the boat we serve thin mattress, pillow, fine meals, bottled "mineral" water, mosquito net, kitchen, simple toilet available on boat besides the familiar - helpful guides and boatmen.
DAY 02: ORANGUTAN TOUR (B,L,D)
After breakfast served at the klotok, then the journey continue to travel up river for about 1.5 hours boating to visit the feeding station to see rehabilitate orangutans are given additional foods. Then walk back to the Klotok and continue travel up river to a side creek to visit Camp Leakey where the older orangutans used to be reintroduced into the rain forest. At Camp Leakey you will have opportunity to trek into the rain forest with your expert guide and the forestry rangers to appreciate the flora as well as perhaps sighting wild orangutans, gibbons, macaques, and birds. Lunch provided on boat. In the afternoon we will then sail back down the river to overnight at klotok boat.
DAY 03: END OF ORANGUTAN TOUR – PANGKALAN BUN – BANJARMASIN – LOKSADO (B,L,D)
After an early breakfast, sail back to Kumai. Then drive to the airport and fly to Banjarmasin. Arrival at Banjarmasin, then proceed to Cempaka village to see traditional diamond mining and polishing, Next, visiting Pandak Daun villagge, a village famous as the home of thousands of water buffaloes. Here most of the peoples have numerous water buffaloes which is become a family business for a very long time. Afterwards, leaving to Loksado. You will arrive at late of evening, overnight on the local simple lodge for your dinner and accommodation.
DAY 04: MUARA HATIP - MALARIS – HARATAI (B,L,D)
After breakfast, Transfer to Malaris to see traditional long house,then trekking to Haratai waterfall crossing forest, rivers, longhouses, hanging bridge and traditional farms.Afterwards, return to Loksado through different trail passing big trees, valley and 3 isolated village and longhouse. In the afternoon, return to the small lodge for dinner and accommodation.
DAY 05: LOKSADO - BAMBOO RAFTING – BANJARMASIN TOUR (B,L)
After breakfast, Going to forest to cut the bamboos and setting the bamboo raft with villagers, then, do the bamboo rafting across mount Kantawan and tropical rainforest alongside of Amandit river. Return to Banjarmasin. Overnight at hotel in Banjarmasin.
DAY 06: FLOATING MARKET BANJARMASIN – AIRPORT (B)
Very early in the morning, we visit the floating market at Lok Baintan, about 1 hr drive from Banjarmasin. The one at Lok Baintan is more visited by sellers and buyer compare to the one at Barito. So we will visit the one at Lok Baintan. Start at about 05.00 from hotel, arriving there at 06.00. After exploring the market, visit Kembang island, about 45 minutes ride from the floating market. Although Pulau Kembang means the island of flower, hardly any flowers grow. People come to this island are mainly for praying at and giving offering to a small temple with white monkey statue. A big number of Long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis) inhabits this island. Return to Banjarmasin, then preparing yourself for check out, fly to your next destination.
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