Experience the Extraordinary in Kalimantan
Dense, verdant jungle, murky village-lined rivers abundant with wildlife, Kalimantan is a jungle-covered landmass that appeals to those looking to venture into undiscovered territory.
Occupying the southern two-thirds of the island of Borneo, Kalimantan remains largely untouched by tourism. With few roads, the interior’s great rivers are its highways and a trip up one of them will give you a taste of traditional Dayak life and introduce you to lush areas of dense jungle.
More intrepid explorers can spend weeks on end navigating their way through seldom-visited parts, and a journey to one of the national parks could bring you up close with wild orangutans.
The provincial capitals of Pontianak, Palangkaraya and Samarinda are sprawling, dusty towns which offer little aside from their services. However, once out of the crowded, populated areas Kalimantan’s character starts to unfold, offering one of the few remaining truly off-the-beaten track experiences in Southeast Asia.
Embark on a thrilling adventure in Kalimantan with Indotrek, the rugged heart of Borneo. Navigate through dense jungles, encounter wildlife up close, kayak along serene rivers, and immerse in Dayak culture.
Immerse yourself in the warm, inviting hospitality of Kalimantan’s diverse accommodation. Whether nestled in the jungle or in the heart of a bustling city, experience comfort, traditional charm, and an authentic taste of Bornean culture.
Set off on a journey of discovery through the unspoiled wilderness of Kalimantan with our Adventure Tour Packages. This captivating region of Borneo, known for its rich biodiversity, offers an array of unforgettable experiences for the adventurous soul.
From the dense, green jungle teeming with unique wildlife, to the charming riverside villages highlighting local Dayak culture, Kalimantan is a paradise waiting to be explored. Indulge in an assortment of exhilarating activities, whether it’s navigating the labyrinth of rivers, trekking through untouched rainforest, or getting up close with wild orangutans.
Our team of seasoned tour operators have an extensive knowledge of the region and will craft a personalized itinerary that promises an exceptional journey. We are committed to sustainable tourism; we ensure that our tours contribute positively to the local communities and maintain the pristine beauty of the environment.
Our Kalimantan Adventure Tour Packages are thoughtfully designed to take you beyond the typical tourist trail and into the heart of this vibrant region.
With Indotrek, your expedition is more than just a holiday—it’s an enriching journey that provides countless opportunities for personal growth and positive impact. Embrace the thrilling adventure in Kalimantan and let us guide you on a once-in-a-lifetime journey.
Kalimantan, the Indonesian portion of the island of Borneo, is famous for its rich biodiversity and vast, unspoiled rainforests. It is home to a variety of unique wildlife, including orangutans, proboscis monkeys, and sun bears.
Kalimantan is also known for its indigenous Dayak culture, with its distinctive longhouses and traditional rituals. The region's extensive river systems, such as the Mahakam and Barito rivers, serve as important transportation routes, offering unique river cruise experiences.
Furthermore, Kalimantan has several national parks and reserves, like Tanjung Puting National Park, which are popular for ecotourism and wildlife viewing.
The best time to visit Kalimantan is during the dry season which typically runs from May to September. During these months, the region experiences less rainfall, making it an ideal time for outdoor activities and wildlife viewing. The average temperature during this period ranges from 23°C to 32°C, providing a warm and pleasant climate for exploration.
However, it's worth noting that even during the dry season, rain showers can occur, given the region's tropical climate. So, it's advisable to be prepared for occasional showers.
The dry season also coincides with the peak tourist season, so it might be a bit more crowded.
While the wet season, which typically lasts from October to April, sees more rainfall, it could also be an interesting time to visit. The rains result in lush landscapes and fuller rivers, providing a different, but equally stunning perspective of Kalimantan's natural beauty. Moreover, fewer tourists during this period means quieter travel experiences.
Yes, it is generally safe to travel to Kalimantan. Like any travel destination, it's important to take standard precautions.
In terms of wildlife, while Kalimantan is home to a variety of species, encounters with dangerous animals are rare and can be safely managed with the guidance of local tour operators and by following park rules.
The region does have some volcanic activity, but incidents affecting tourists are extremely rare, and the local authorities monitor volcanic conditions closely.
As for crime, Kalimantan has a relatively low crime rate. However, as with any travel destination, it's recommended to remain vigilant, especially in crowded areas, and secure your belongings. Always respect local customs and laws to ensure a safe and enjoyable visit.