5 Days Loksado Mt Meratus Bamboo Rafting & Rungan River Orangutan Adventure Tour
A Bamboo Rafting Adventure at Loksado, with a cultural experience in Banjarmasin by visiting the floating market, a trekking in the Meratus Mountain to experience the local Dayak tribe tradional way of life, with a wildlife adventure to the orangutan at Orangutan Islands (Pulau Kaja or Pulau Bepalas) in the Rungan River in Central Kalimantan, veiweing the emarld Jungle from the Tangkiling Mountain, and the Tahai lake sunset at Borneo.
BAMBOO RAFTING COURAGE & ORANGUTAN ADVENTURE RUNGAN RIVERTour Package Duration 05 Days / 04 Nights
Day 01: BANJARMASIN ARRIVAL, PANDAK DAUN, LOKSADO (LD)
Upon arrival at Banjarmasin airport, meeting service, by car/minibus transfer to Pandak Daun stilt build swamp village where we can observe the unique activity of the buffaloes farmers, during late afternoon when the water buffaloes swim return to the stall. We can enjoy the romantic sunset outlook over the swamp water-land, before we continue to Loksado for overnight at lodge.
Day 02: LOKSADO, MERATUS MOUNTAINS RAINFOREST TREKKING (BLD)
Breakfast, before we proceed to the foot of the Meratus Mountain from where we start our jungle trek to Dayak villages, the trek lead us to primary and secondary rainforest, over hills and passing waterfalls, we will cross hanging and suspended bamboo bridges between the farmlands, over the rivers and cascades, to meet the local Dayak tribe in their longhouses. In the afternoon, we will continue our trek to return to Loksado lodge over a different trail of rain forest. Lunch will be served en route, dinner and overnight at Loksado lodge.
Day 03: LOKSADO, BAMBOO RAFTING, BANJARMASIN (BLD)
Early Morning we have our breakfast at the Lodge, before we drive to the upper Amandit river stream, where a new adventure awaits, we will cruise downstream the Amadit River by a handmade Bamboo raft, crossing the beautiful landscape of tropical rain forest along the river bank to end up at Muara Hariang, where the car will wait us for the drive to Banjarmasin, Lunch en route, Dinner at Local Restaurant, Overnight at Hotel Banjarmasin.
Day 04: FLOATING MARKET, PALANGKARAYA, Mt. TANGKILING (BLD)
Early in the morning, we will visit the floating market of Banjarmasin as being part of Kalimantan ’s river-life, here we can explore the unique culture of Banjarese who trade commodities as fruit, and vegetables from boat to boat. Afterwards we return to the hotel, check-out of the Hotel, and continue our journey overland by car/minibus to Palangka Raya, on the way you see village life with rice plantations, and swamp forest. Upon arrival at Palangkaraya, we check in at hotel. Lunch on the way at local restaurant, In the afternoon, we bring a visit to the Mount Tangkiling, which give us a nice view of Kalimantan ‘s emerald jungle landscape from the top.We continue to visit the orangutan Rehabilitation center Nyaru Menteng arboretum for information of the rehabilitation process of these wildlife creatures, which can only be found at Sumatra and Borneo Island, We close our day visits with a romantic sunset which we can view the best from the Tahai lake. Dinner at Local Restaurant.
Day 05: ORANGUTAN ISLAND, PALANGKARAYA AIRPORT (B)
After breakfast in the morning, we will proceed to the harbor of Rungan River for s cruise by canoe upstream Rungan River to Orangutan Island ( Pulau Kaja or Pulau Bepalas ), Orangutans Islands are covered with lowland forest, with lots of wildlife and birds, where we can spot the orangutans from the river side, Afterwards we return to hotel, free at leisure, till departure time to Palangkaraya airport to catch your flight to your next destination.
Loksado FactsYou will have perfect views from the tops of the Meratus Mountains overlooking the emerald jungle of Kalimantan, passing primary and secondary forest, villages, with local cultures of the Meratus Dayak tribes, with Longhouses, and people living from dry farming plantations. Stay overnight in Lodges at Loksado, the nature and cultural life of the people. Expect some wildlife as monkeys, lizards and birds to spot on the way, Orangutans at Orangutan Island (Bepalas, Kaja Islands) will be spotted from the Canoe at river. Trip is moderate
Day Temperatures 27 °– 32°C
Night Temperatures 20 °– 25°C
Rainfall 4,000mm per year
Wet Months October & June
Dry Months February & August ( but expect daily rain )
Bamboo Rafting Accommodation
The accommodation at Loksado is in a simple but clean lodge, at Banjarmasin and Palangkaray stay overnight at western styled Hotels with facilities as warm water and airconditioning
Travel Time & Distance
Banjarmasin – Loksado 4 hours drive
Trekking 3-4 hours
Banjarmasin – Palangkaraya 4-5 hours drive
How To Get There
Banjarmasin airport has direct Flights to Jakarta, Surabaya, Balikpapan, Pangkalanbun, and Makassar
Things To Bring
Long wear & Good shoes
Waterproof bag (for documents and electronics)
Flora & Fauna
Wildlife can be expected as Monkeys, Deer, Wild pigs, birds and lizards or insects, the vegetation is primary and secondary rain forest
South Kalimantan Province area is 38,750 square kilometers, with a 4 million population