|HOTEL USED ON THIS PROGRAM|
PRICE INCLUDING :
-AC land transportation
-Accommodation based on twin share:
02 Nights at hotel in Banjarmasin
01 Night at Loksado Lodge
-Entrance fee, donation & refreshments
-English speaking guide
-Meals as stated on program
PRICE NOT INCLUDING
-Airport taxes and extra baggage fees
-Expenses incurred due to Force Majeure
South Kalimantan is well known as land of thousand rivers, many big and small rivers, wide swamp and low land are the characteristic of the land. Some of those rivers like Barito, Nagara, and Martapura mark the boundary between South Kalimantan with neighbor province of Central Kalimantan. At northern and eastern of the region is dominated by tropical rainforest and mountainous landscape, western part is swampy and low land, while southern side is coastal plain rich of fresh and salt water fish. The province crossed by a mountain range called Pegunungan Meratus, settled by the minority of Bukit Dayak people. South Kalimantan is one of the most interesting regions to visit in Kalimantan. There are docks of Bugenese schooners moor, beautiful mosque, busy floating market, exotic canals, island of monkeys, old town of ancient houses and carving, beautiful beaches and coral, traditional diamond digging, jewelry and stone craft making, and the Meratus Mountain is a place to explore rainforest and the Dayak people.
Dayak people of Loksado used to get the bamboo rafting for carrying their commodities to sell in Kandangan town on the downriver. There was no road connected to the town, so this transportation was the best choice, despite trekked back home for two days. Nowadays, they are no longer using it to carry their forest revenue but only selling the bamboos in town. Getting this bamboo rafting adventure makes you experience the effort of the inland people to sustain their living by rafting and maneuvering through thrilling rapids while enjoying the beautiful scenery of tropical forest and exotic animals which are showing up occasionally along the riverside.
Day 01 : Banjarmasin Arrival ( L/D )
Meet at airport and directly transfer to hotel for check in. Next, exploring Banjarese river civilization by taking an afternoon canal sightseeing. Afterwards, return to hotel for overnight. Free at your own leisure.
Day 02 : Floating Market – Sungai Rutas – Loksado ( B/L/D )
Early in the morning, we will leave to floating market for exploring the unique culture of Banjarese that trade commodities from boat to boat, then return to hotel crossing Banjarmasin River while sightseeing people activities at riverside. Breakfast at hotel, then continue our trip to Sungai Rutas village to get our boat cruising the romantic river to spot wildlife such as proboscis monkeys, long tailed macaque, silvery langurs, birds, monitor lizards, and other wild animals on the riverside as well as the daily activities of local people. Afterwards, driving to Loksado across the beautiful swampy and lowland landscape into the plateau of Meratus mountain. Lunch will be served en route, dinner and overnight at lodge in Loksado.
Day 03 : Bamboo Rafting – Banjarmasin ( B/L/D )
After breakfast at lodge, we will have a soft trekking to Dayak village for exploring the longhouse, rainforest, and the waterfall nearby the village. Afterwards, we will take an adventure trip of bamboo rafting across beautiful landscape of tropical rainforest along the Amandit riverside meanwhile our coach will be waiting on the downstream for transferring to Banjarmasin for overnight on hotel.
Day 04 : Departure ( B )
Free at your own leisure till the proper time for transferring to airport for your next destination.
END OF YOUR TOUR PROGRAM