Visit Putussibau at the Upper Kapuas River
Putussibau a small town about 800 Kilometers from Pontianak City upstream of the head waters of the Kapuas River at Indonesia West Kalimantan Province, The Kapuas River itself is 1,143 kilometers long, and the longest River in Indonesia, and the second Longest in the World after the Amazon River.
The Kapuas River is the most important river in West Kalimantan, and can be navigated by boats until Putussibau village. The smaller Motor or Long boatsboat can even go further upstream crossing the rapids to Tanjung Lokan village at the foot of the Muller mountain Range, from where you can start a cross Borneo expedition to East Kalimantan through prstine Rain Forest, this hike trekking will take about 5 to 7 days to reach the Mahakam River.
The Chinese presence in the Putussibau region already started in the 14th century, when the Chinese came from China to search for valueble stones and set up a diamond mining company. The Stones and Diamonds were found in the mountain regions of Bengkayang, Lumar, and Batu, and along the Ambawang river, the Darit, the Landak and Ayak rivers, the Cempedak Tayan delta, the Tayan river, Kembayan, Timur Senaning till the upstream regions of the Kapuas river around Putussibau.
The sites for panning diamonds are found along the Landak river, from Ngabang to the highlands, and around Sanggau.
Putussibau Kapuas River Traveller InformationTour Destination :
Putussibau, West Kalimantan, Indonesia
Main Interest & Things to do :
Kapuas River adventure cruise.
Jungle Trek, flora and fauna.
Visiting the Dayak Iban Longhouse.
Cross West to East trek through the Muller Mountains connecting to the Mahakam River of East Kalimantan.
Mount Kelam Climb expedition
Flora & Fauna :
Virgin Tropical Rainforest and Wildlife
Tour Starting Point :
Pontianak West Kalimantan, Indonesia
Tour Transport Possibilities :
by car or public bus or ferry boat from Pontianak to Putusibau and several destinations inland west Kalimantan
Pontianak is reachable by flight from several destinations, as Batam, Jakarta,Surabaya, and Kucing.
Tour Ending Point :
Pontianak or for the cross West to East Kalimantan trip to Balikpapan
Travel Distance to entry point :
Tour Duration :
Short Get Through Visit 4 to 7 Days
Tour Grade :
Usual to challenging