Travel Tips & Information
About the People
The Dayak people in
the villages of Kalimantan are trustworthy and have a good sense of
humor. Almost every Dayak tribe is self-sufficient, producing all their
own food and supplementing their diet through hunting. Hunting is done
either with home-made rifles, blowpipes or packs of dogs and spears, as
money is difficult to come by in the hinterland of Kalimantan, isolated
from public markets and other sources of cash.
De'Gigant Tours™ believes that “soft”
tourism can assist the local people economically and help protect
forests. You will be warmly welcomed.
As there is no English spoken in the hinterland, our English-speaking
guides will assist you.
While it rains
throughout the year in Kalimantan the “dry season”
is July-September, and it is the best time to travel in this area.
February have the most
rainfall, but there is still a mixture of sun and rain.
Although you will have to contend with hot afternoons and lots of honey
bees, in the dry season the forest creatures are at their loudest,
leaches are few, trails are dry, and butterflies are plentiful.
recent years the climate has been more difficult to predict than usual,
but the second-best time to visit Kalimantan is November-December when
ripe fruit and wild boar are in abundance. November also tends to be
dry and is honey harvesting season.
About Our Expeditions
Our expeditions are
a collection of explorations and dream journeys that reflect our
particular passions and favorite places. We created these adventures
for those who seek unforgettable experiences of cultures and nature.
Participants in De’Gigant Tours™ programs should be
in good physical condition and be adventurous in body and spirit.
via Malaysian Sabah or Sarawak
information crossing the borders between Malaysian Sabah or Sarawak
into Indonesian Kalimantan, click on Getting There or send us
an e-mail for the latest route information.