Kalimantan is the name given to the Indonesia (southern) part of the worlds third largest island, previously known as Borneo, which covers 747,000 square kilometres and has one of the worlds largest stretches of tropical rain forest with mighty rivers.
The Island is rich with many fascinating and endemic wildlife, such as Orang-Utan, Proboscis Monkeys, Gibbons, Argus Pheasants, Snakes (including three species of flying snakes), Sun bears, and hundreds species of birds, including the Hornbill which plays an important role in the Dayak Mytology. The exotic plants includes rare Black Orchids, Carnivorous Pitcher Plants, a hard wood called Iron Wood, and many more.
Travelserv are the sole UK agent for a licensed Indonesian tour operator, so we can suggest some local tours which you may not find advertised elsewhere:
- Orang-Utan and Wildlife Highlight
- Orang-Utan and Nature Wildlife
- Bird Watching Exploration
Please see an example tour below or Contact Us with your exact needs.
Kalimantan Tour, 4 Days / 3 Nights
Day 1: Arrival – Balikpapan – Samarinda – Mahakam River
Upon arrival at Balikpapan airport you will be met and escorted to your transfer by bus to Loa Janan, where you will board your houseboat for exciting adventure on Mahakam River. On the way you will see beautiful scenery all around you as you drive alongside the Mahakam River. Overnight on the houseboat.
Day 2: Muara Muntai – Tanjung Isuy-Mancong
After breakfast you will be transported to Muara Muntai for sightseeing before crossing Lake Jempang to Tanjung Isuy and Mancong by motorised canoe. On the way you will see the beautiful virgin scenery of Ohong’s creek where you may see Bekantan (a rare species of monkey) and birds, before returning to Muara Muntai and continuing down to Mahakam river to Tenggarong where you will overnight in a houseboat.
Day 3: Tenggarong – Samarinda
After breakfast you will visit the former palace of Sultan Kutai Kartanegara where you will see the Sultans impressive collection of heirlooms, ceramics, Dayaks art and cultural items in the museum. Afterwards you will return to the houseboat for the trip to Samarinda where you will check in to your hotel.
Day 4: Samarinda – Departure
After breakfast you are free at leisure until you are collected for your transfer to the airport.