South Kalimantan Indonesia
South Kalimantan Indonesia, The Meratus Mountains divide South Kalimantan into two distinct regions. The southern section of the province is much flatter, with large rivers snaking their way through lowlands to vast mangrove swamps along the coast, which accounts for South Kalimantan’s exceptionally fertile lands. Many villages and settlements are built along the Barito River by the indigenous majority, the Banjar. Exquisite traditional and commercial handicrafts are all made from local raw materials which include a variety of precious and semi precious stones, gold, silver, brass, iron and wide variety of woods including bamboo and rattan.
South Kalimantan is one of the largest timber and coal producers in Indonesia. Extensive forests with a wide variety of trees such as ironwood, meranti, pine and rubber have contributed to the province’s wealth. The provincial capital, Banjarmasin, lies a short distance from the delta of the Barito River. Much of the city’s business is done in the floating markets of the waterways. Local people build traditional floating houses made of wood or bamboo facing the river, called ‘lanting’.
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South Kalimantan Tour
Day 01. Arrival Banjarbaru Airport – Cempaka Village – Martapura – Banjarmasin
Arrival at Banjarbaru airport, you will be picked up by our local guide, then drive to Cempaka village to see diamonds mining. Cempaka village is popular village which produce local diamond and local people mining by traditional. Continue to Martapura to visit the souvenir market and old Banjarese (Native tribe of South Borneo) house. Drive to Banjarmasin, check in hotel. Afternoon program is cruising the most populated canal in the city of Banjarmasin.
Day 02. Floating Market – Nagara – Loksado
Early morning at 05.00, we river cruise by motor canoe to look floating market in Martapura river. Back to the hotel to have breakfast, then check out hotel and drive to Nagara for about 4 hours. Transfer to boat and visit a lake to see water buffalo. In afternoon drive to Loksado, check in hotel.
Day 03: Loksado – Banjarmasin
In the morning walk to a dayak village to visit a communal house and waterfalls (3 hours from Meratus Resort). Swimming in the waterfall, bamboo rafting on Amandit river and Jungle trekking. Late afternoon back to Banjarmasin and check in hotel.
Day 04: Kuin Floating Market – Alalak Island – Airport
Early morning again by boat to Barito river to visit Kuin floating market and Alalak delta to see the boats and canoes are made. Back to Banjarmasin, check out from the hotel and we will bring you to the airport. (Makesure you choose afternoon flight schedule). End of tour.
South Kalimantan Tour Price
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- Transportation (Excluding ticket flight)
- Entrance tickets and permit to the objects
- Tour guide
- personal expenses,
- flight tickets, and Tipping guide