River Tours into the Heart of the
River at Indonesia Borneo Island is the Longest in
Indonesia, and the second longest river in the world. The Kapuas River
as a Highway into
the hinterland, brings you to the Dayak Tribes, where you can explore
the ecological wealth and traditional cultural
survived deep throughout the years in the rainforest jungle of
Borneo as Indonesia ’s
largest island. With it's legacy of Chinese, Malay, Hindu, Muslim, and
Dutch influences, one can discover a virtual mosaic of traditions
flourishing in the bustling seaports and riverside cities
of Borneo. Kalimantan ’s dense jungle and wide
terrain of wetlands have traditionally kept the region isolated from
all with exception of the adventurous travelers. Along the upper
the rivers, you can discover the rich traditions of the Dayak
Dayak tribes with their settlements along the Rivers of
Kalimantan is an ideal
experience the incredible culture, where village elders practice
traditional medicine and mark their status with intricate body tattoos
and remarkably heavy ear adornments, we will be warmly
welcomed guests in their traditional longhouses. At Borneo you can
enjoy a sightful experience of traditional culture and grand
diversity of exotic flora and wildlife from black orchids to fresh
water dolphins and orangutans, and venture ashore for captivating
jungle explorations and unforgettable encounters in our village visits.
lies on the Kapuas river where many houses are built over the
waterline and are connected with each other by wooden bridges. Small
sail up and down the Kapuas river to transport people and goods from
Pontianak is known as a producer of oranges, although the fruits are
actually grown in the Tebas district, far upstream north of
Pontianak has some attractive tourism objects.
The city is located on the equator, at the north of the rivers Kapuas
Kapuas is 1,100 kilometers long and is the most important
river in the area. The Kapuas River can be navigated by small boats
weighing up to
1.000 tons up to Putussibau, which is the capital of the Kapuas Hulu
800 kilometers upstream from Pontianak.
A small motorboat can even go further upstrea, untill Tanjung Lokan as
the last village along the Kapuas River.
Bengkayang, one can travel
into the hinterland and meet the Bekati people, one of the Dayak
sub-tribes living in West Kalimantan.
Sompu Waterfall is not less attractive. It is three meters high
and is surrounded by dramatic scenery. It can be reached either over
land or over the Kapuas river.
An inscribed stone is found in the Nangmahap district, near Pahit, on
the Tekaret river. It is believed to date from the fifth century and
bears the relief of the phallus symbol as well as inscriptions in
Palawa script, proclaiming some of the tenets of Buddhism. The stone is
rather huge. The highest part is 9.90 meters tall. It is 5.10 meters
wide and the circumference is 15 meters.
is the capital of the Kapuas Hulu regency, 816
kilometers from Pontianak. It is can be reached by boat over Kapuas
The river between Pontianak and Putussibau can be navigated by boats
weighing up to 1,000 tons. Small motorboats or canoes can sail as far
as Sibau village, further upstream. Cane races are occasionally held by
the Dayak people.
Near the villages Nanga Bunut and Nanga Embaluh, interconnecting lakes
are found, as Lake Sriang, Lake Luar, Lake Sentarum, Lake
Bekuan, Lake Geneli, Lake Tang, Lake Merekas and Lake Kemeryan.
The mountains in the upper stream of the Kapuas are Betung, Uluselua,
Harung and Piabung.
A Dayak longhouse is found at Melapi village, and stone axes from
prehistoric times can be seen in Naga Belang.
Kapuas River Adventure Tour Expeditions are a collection of
exploratories and Indonesia dream
that reflect the particular passions and favorite places. We created
the Borneo adventure tours for those who search a indigenous Dayak
Culture in the deep dense jungle with it's exotic flora and fauna.
Borneo travelers will have an unforgettable
experience trip in Indonesia, however, it is designed
for those who are adventurous in body and spirit.
Kapuas River West Kalimantan
Main Interest &
Things to do :
Culture and Jungle Trek
River is with the more then 1000km the longest River in
Indonesia, and the second Longest in the world,recommended visit time
is 4 or 8 days
Culture and Longhouse can be found all along the Kapuas River
Trek can be done in the upper parts of the Kapuas River,
including a climb of the Mount Kelam, and crossing to East Kalimantan
via the Muller Mountains.
Culture : Dayak
Iban and Sub Tribes
& Fauna : Rainforest
|Starting Point :
Pontianak, West Kalimantan, Indonesia
Public Bus from Pontianak to Putussibau Regency, or by public ferry to
Putussibau, estimated travel time 2 days to reach the Upper Kapuas
River, by Chartered car or speedboat you can reduce it with a day.
Tour Ending Point :
also possible to Trek via
the Muller Mountains and cruise down the Mahakam River to Samarinda,
Travel Distance to enry
Kapuas River is along Pontianak city
Tour Duration : Short
Get Through Visit 3 to 9 Days
Hotels or Local houses and
Jungle Camp for trekking
Grade : Usual