Day 01: Arrival In Bajarmasin – Barito River
Meet at airport and directly transfer to hotel for check in. Next, we will cruise downward the Barito River to the estuary for exploring the fascinating mangrove forest which is inhabited by proboscis monkeys, silvery langurs, long tailed maccaques, and species of birds. Return to hotel crossing beautiful rice field, forest, and remote villages. Free at your own leisure.
Day 02 : Floating Market - Palangka Raya - Hotel
Early in the morning, we will leave to floating market to explore 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. Next, proceed to Palangka Raya for overnight at hotel. In the peaceful afternoon, we will visit Arboretum Nyaru Menteng to explore the endemic vegetation of peat swamp forest and some wild animals such as; birds, monitor lizards, black leaf monkeys, and other animals that emerge occasionally. Next, we will proceed to Bukit Tangkiling Nature Reserve to hike up the hill to enjoy beautiful view of plain and rivers from the top as well as the romantic sunset outlook. Afterward, return to the hotel for overnight. (B,L,D)
Day 03 : Hotel - Orangutan Island - Airport
After breakfast, we will proceed to Tangkiling port for catching our motorized canoe to reach Orangutan Island while sightseeing the beautiful natural black river and rainforest around, just keep an eye out for monkeys and birds. Orangutan Islands are managed by Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation for orangutan rehabilitation before released into the wild. Free at your own leisure till the proper time for transferring to airport for your next destination. (B)