Borneo Tour Package
Central Kalimantan is the biggest province of the island. It occupies a surface of 153, 800 square kilometers, most of it is jungle (80%), swamps, rivers and agricultural land. The northern area is mountainous and difficult to reach. Transportation facilities are very limited much torough terrains. The central area is densed with fertile tropical forests, producing valuable commodities such as rattan, resin and the best woods. The southern area is swampy and has many rivers. Central Kalimantan has a humid and hot climate.
The three big Dayak sub-tribes who inhabit this province are the Ngaju, Ot Danum, and Ma'anyan Ot Siang. The Ngaju, like some other sub-tribes, migrates from one region to another. They adhere the old Kaharingan religion, a form of ancestor worship, mixed with elements of animism. They have seen progress and many of them live in towns, and have enjoyed an education and are intelligent. The Ot Danum live in longhouses which sometimes have as many as 50 rooms. The unique longhouse is called betang. With approximately 6,000 people, the Ot Danum is the largest among the three sub-tribes. They are known for their skill in plaiting rattan, palm leaves, and bamboo. Products made by women are sold in cities and towns such as Banjamasin, Kualakapuas, and Sampit. Like other Dayaks, the men are good hunters, using simple tools.
The art of Central Kalimantan clearly bears the marks of the Kaharingan religion, which is the traditional belief of the Dayaks in the hinterland of Central Kalimantan. Building styles, statues, carvings, and other products are related to the cultural elements of the Hindus, Chinese, and Hindu-Javanese. Aside from their aesthetic properties, such products are appreciated for their magic value.
RIMBA LODGE ADVETURE TOUR CENTRAL KALIMANTAN
Day. 01 Airport – Kumai – Proboscis Tour – Rimba Lodge
On arrival at Pangkalan Bun airport, meeting service then transfer to Kumai, seaport and the gate to reach National Park. Onboard, crossing Kumai river in approximately 15 minutes to reach Seikonyer river, the min river in National Park. Lunch will be served on boat by our own cook. We are riding on the boat about 2 hours to reach Rimba Lodge where you stay overnight for. Check in at the lodge, enjoy the view surrounding. At 16.30 we continue our tour to observe Proboscis monkeys along the riverbanks. Proboscis monkeys are being the endemic animal that can be seen only in Borneo. Get back to the lodge for having dinner and overnight (L, D)
Day 02. Rimba Lodge – Pondok Tanggui – Camp Leakey – Rimba lodge
After break fast, proceed upstream in to Pondok Tanggui the second rehabilitation center where we can enjoy many babies and juveniles at feeding area around 09.00 AM, taking pictures while having the information from your guide about them. We continue our tour to reach the highlight of National Park, Camp Leakey area. It will pass the black river which is full of wildlife within such as many kind of birds, primates, fish, also crocodiles. Arriving at Camp Leakey, we have hiking track into the forest to gain information of the heterogen forest wildlife while observing some wild animal as well. At 12.00 back to the boat for having lunch which will be served by our own cook which special various food. We continue our tour by following orangutan feeding program which is being held at 14.00, bringing milk and fruits, feeders will lead us to the state platform. We will enjoy the situation till 16.00 back to the boat then return down stream to Rimba Lodge to overnight and having dinner. (B,L,D)
Day 03. Rimba Lodge – Kumai – Airport
Morning breakfast at the lodge, then boating down the river back to Kumai. Direct transfer to Pangkalan Bun airport for your next destination. (B)