BARITO RIVER & DAYAK LOKSADO
Barito River & Dayak Loksado
10 Days 09 Nights
Barito Upstream River Cruise and Trekking in Tropical Rain Forest
Day 01 : BANJARMASIN-MARABAHAN (L, D)
Upon your arrival at BDJ Airport, b met and transfer to the city. After lunch we board on the boat for upward vast Barito river to Marabahan, a little town which about 3 hours cruise Banjarmasin. Marabahan is a capital town of Barito Kuala Regency, where many Big Timber Factories operate and employing tens of thousand peoples, most of them are coming from java and other island outside of Kalimantan. In the afternoon we arrive in Marabahan then proceed to lodgment for overnight and meal.
Days 02 : MARABAHAN-MARGASARI-NEGARA-BATUTANGGA (B, L,D)
After breakfast have opportunity for excursion in town, then board on the boat for two hours cruising to Margasari. Arrive in Margasari we visit some houses where women and ladies are to produce kind of rattan & bamboo handicraft lie head, basket, lamp cover & etc.
From Margasari we continue the trip still by boat to Negara, a sub-district town which is well known as the town of Re-cycle. Here you might see a lot of re-cycle home industries to produce kind of goods mead of unused materials. After that we get on the car to proceed the trip to Barabai with lunch en route served in lunch box. From Barabai we proceed to Batutangga about 22 kilometers from the town, accommodation & meals at villager house.
Day 03 : BATUTANGGA-BATU KEMBAR (B, L,D)
After breakfast we are leaving the village than start hiking through the path and pass land farm and cross the primer forest, even some times you can meet people are working in their farm where you might see closer even try to do something as what practice.
Lunch en route, in the afternoon arrive Batu kambar and reach villager house for overnight and meal.
Day 04 :BATU KAMBAR-DATAR ALAI, (B,L,D)
After breakfast leave Batu kambar to reach next destination of passing rather harder way about 4 hours trekking through the forest and cross some rivers. Lunch en route, in the afternoon reach Datar Alai and proceed to longhouse or villager house for overnight and meal.
DAY 05 : DATAR ALAI-MUARA MALIAU, (B,L,D)
After breakfast we continue the trip through the same condition way as you have done. Entering the jungle famously known as TROPICAL RAIN FOREST is fully occupied by thousand kind of floras, part of them are big trees which more than 100 years of age, Lunch en route, in the afternoon we reach the place of in the river bay of Maliau (that is why the place is Muara Maliau), where we have to set a TENT as our place of passing the night and preparing meals. There is no word to explain how the situation we can feel is, except you are touched by the jungle wind, hearing animal voice such as monkey or birds whistling as they want to say welcome to us. Collecting dry branches for making fire, fishing, trap animal or choose eatable plantations for eating is activity you might do with your escort. Pass the night of enjoy the jungle sound or listen the native story who has been escorting us since first day the trip begun. It is really make your feel back to nature in Borneo as the biggest island in the world.
Day 06 : MUARA MALIAU KEDAYANG (B,L,D)
After breakfast and fold up the tent we leave the place to reach next destination still in crossing jungle. Stop in mid way for having lunch, then arrive in a village namely Kedayang in the afternoon, proceed to a longhouse of BALAI KEDAYANG for our overnight and meal.
Day 07 : KEDAYANG – LOKSADO – MUARA HATIP (B,L,D)
It is last track on passing hard way, after breakfast leaving the village to reach and cross some rivers on the way. With lunch en route, afternoon we arrive in Loksado then proceed to Muara Hatip by car and have accommodation at Amandit River lodge.
Day 08 : ONE DAY FREE AT LEISURE IN MUARA HATIP (B,L,D)
Enjoying the nature and village atmosphere by staying at Amandit River Lodge built in the river bay of Amandit and overlooking to lovely panorama of mount Kentawan, it is the convenience choice after join hard trekking and spent much energy. All meals are served in the lodge.
Day 09 : MUARA HATIP & BAMBOO RAFTING – BANJARMASIN, (B, L, D)
After breakfast we leave the lodge to join Bamboo Rafting through Amandit River which will be driven by experience & trained Dayak Rafter which will take a time about four hours. Reach the finish point, we leave the raft then get on the car for returning to Banjarmasin.
Day 10 : BANJARMASIN & DEPARTURE :
Morning call at own leisure or joining an optional tour until the time for transferring to Airport for the next destination. Tour End.