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[C] 7D6N KALIMANTAN ROUNDTRIP (ex- Banjarmasin)

Day 01: ARRIVAL IN BANJARMASIN (D)
Upon arrival in Banjarmasin airport you will be met by an English speaking guide and transferred to your hotel to check in. Afterwards explore Banjarese River by taking an afternoon canal sightseeing to witness the way of life along the riverbanks. Return to your hotel after the tour. The rest of the day is free for your own leisure. Overnight in Banjarmasin.

Day 02: FLOATING MARKET - PANDAK DAUN - LOKSADO (B,L,D)
Early in the morning travel by boat to visit Banjarmasin floating market, and experience the colourful trade of goods between their vessels. Return to your hotel for breakfast and then continue your trip to Pandak Daun swamp village to observe the villagers' unique activities and see water buffaloes swim to their raised enclosures. Afterwards, proceed to Loksado for overnight in a simple lodge.

BANJARMASIN FLOATING MARKET

The Floating Market of Banjarmasin is a traditional market at the estuary of the Kuin river, a tributary of the Barito. From daybreak boats come from villages around the rivers Tabuk, Jelapat, Anjir and Selapat, bringing vegetables, fruits and other daily needs and household utensils. Buyers and sellers come to the market in small boats and close their transactions on the water. All daily needs can be obtained at this market.

As the day proceeds, the atmosphere becomes more cheerful. The number of buyers increase, and more boats gather. At a little past noon, the market quiet down. The now empty boats leave. The number of buyers dwindles, and finally everything is quiet again on the river. The best time to see market in action is in the early morning, between 6 a.m and 7 a.m.

Day 03: RAINFOREST TREKKING (B,L,D)
After breakfast explore the Dayak lands hiking through many different landscapes; rainforest, hills, waterfalls, hanging bridges, longhouses and farmlands with cinnamon and rubber plantations. Lunch enroute. In the afternoon return to the lodge through a different trail. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Day 04: BAMBOO RAFTING - BANJARMASIN (B,L,D)
A fantastic way to take in the amazing scenery in Kalimantan is to take a local bamboo raft down the river. 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. There are points where you will raft over a rapid which provides some excitement. Return to Banjarmasin and overnight in hotel.

Day 05: ARRIVE PANGKALAN BUN - TANJUNG PUTING NATIONAL PARK (L,D)
Breakfast at hotel and free at own leisure till the proper time for transferring to airport for your flight to Pangkalan Bun.Upon arrival in Pangkalanbun airport you will be met by an English speaking guide and transferred to Kumai sub-district for boarding the houseboat to Tanjung Puting National Park. Board the boat and proceed upstream on the Sekonyer River. In the peaceful afternoon, we will slowly explore the quite river in search of primates. The houseboat or klotok 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 includes a Capitan, a cook and an expert guide. Houseboat is equipped with mattress, pillows, mosquito nets, kitchen and simple toilet located at the back of the boat. Have dinner and spend the night onboard.

Day 06: TANJUNG PUTING NATIONAL PARK (B,L,D)
After breakfast proceed upstream to Pondok Tanguy. Explore the rehabilitation centre where you will witness the feeding of the new ex-captive orangutans. Afterwards, return to the houseboat and sail upward the creek to Camp Leakey area where the older orangutans are reintroduced into the rainforest. Here you will have the opportunity to trek into the rainforest with your expert guide to spot a variety of wildlife such as orangutans, gibbons, macaques and birds. Return back to the boat for taking rest and having lunch. In the afternoon proceed to the feeding station to see the feeding time of the rehabilitated orangutans. Return to the houseboat and sail back down the river and spend the night onboard

Day 07: TANJUNG PUTING NATIONAL PARK - DEPART PANGKALAN BUN (B)
After breakfast, take a boat ride to Kumai and you will be transferred to Pangkalanbun airport for your return flight.






* All tours are subject to weather conditions and may be amended without notice to suit the prevailing conditions at time of tour.

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