River Rain Forest & Dayak People
natural heritage biodiversity with 52 mammalian species, 118
bird species, 18 bat
species, 12 amphibian species, several reptiles such as
lizards and 45
tree species. This forest has 39 species of feeding trees for primates,
orangutans, and nesting trees.
in the high populations of rare flora and fauna such as orangutans
pygmaeus mario), gibbons (Hilobates moulleri), sun bears (Helarctos
proboscis monkeys (Nasalir larvatus) and various plants like ironwood
(Eusideroxylon zwagerii), bangkirai (Shorea laevis), agatis (Agathis),
Dryobalanops sp), kruing (Dyptherocarpus confertus), rattan (Calamus
forest durian (Durio), and forest rambutan (Cuponiopsis sp).
Lesan is home
to unique plants as the tampar-tampar hantu plant, which means
ghost” (Sindora wallichii).
population is estimated to be between the 400 and 500 orangutans at
Lesan, and is one of the largest populations of Orangutans in an area
at Kalimantan, Lesan is
therefor declared as a protected rain forest zone due of it's large
orangutan population to be conserved.
Dayak tribe, live a traditonal way of hunting,
fishing, dry farming, collecting honey, gaharu (fragrant
resin) from the jungle, and bird nests found in limestone caves of
Lesan Karst. The main
infrastructure channel into the area is the Lesan River,
a muddy river as one of the
main streams connecting the forest with the villages and give access to
the outside world.
Lesan Forest Tour Expeditions are a
exploratories and Indonesia dream destination journeys that reflect the
particular passions and favorite places. We created the Borneo
adventure tours for those who search 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
Tour Destination :
East Kalimantan, Indonesia
Main Interest & Things to do :
trek, and exploring the Flora and Fauna which can't be found anywhere
else in the world, as only in along this Lesan River which streams out
of the limestone rocks of the Karst.
High population of wild orangutans, jungle trails with towering tree up
to 50 meters at the top of the forest for a amazing view over the
emerald jungle of Kalimantan.
Tradition of the local tribes of hunting, fishing, collecting honey and
gaharu, bird nests, and dry rice farming are the daily activities of
teh local Dayak Lesan tribe.
Flora & Fauna :
Tour Starting Point :
Tour Transport Possibilities :
4WD car from Berau to the River of Lesan, canoe cruising the river of
Lesan into the forest and Karst area
Tour Ending Point :
Distance to enry point : 200-300 Km
Tour Duration : Short Get Through
Visit 4 to 8 Days
& Hotels :
Hotels, Local Houses or Jungle Camp
Tour Grade : Usual till Challenging