Barito River Kalimantan

Jungle Wildlife Tours Upstream The Barito River

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Barito River

The Barito River cascade down from the Meratus Mountain highlands, and is a crucial river highway channel between the coast and the deep interior of South Kalimantan. The Barito river attract tourists who wants to travel into the Meratus jungle regions, and visit the traditional living Banjarese tribes. The delta area has characteristic wide swamps and lowlands. The Barito river environment, however, gives an appeal that is all its own.
The Floating Market of Banjarmasin is a traditional market at the estuary of the Kuin river, a tributary of the Barito.
The Barito River and it three kilometers wide give an impression to see. The water of Barito River is muddy as it carries silt from the hinterland. Flotsam is everywhere along the lower reaches of the river. Beyond Marabahan village, the Barito river splits into two branches one is a tributary coming from Negara village, Amuntai and Tanjung. The other branch comes from the west, and has its head waters near the Central Kalimantan border. Upper Barito River, is Barito Selatan district and part of Central Kalimantan (Kalteng) Province.
The Upper River is potential for Tourism development, as the forests has a lot of wildlife including wild orangutans, beside the black orchids and carnivorous pitcher plant species. The lakes and side rivers are romantic places with opportunities for bird watching.
The orangutan is probably the magnet for tourism to visit the area, while still almost unknown as it is not exposed and developed yet. Orangutans can be found in the Madara, Sungai Puning, and Pedang area. Near the Orangutans, Puning is famous of it's Black water eco-system as the only one at Borneo Island, the Sanggu forest is good for it's flora with species of wild orchids, and pitcher plants, last but not least the area has also limestone caves and waterfalls

Barito River Travellers Infomration

Tour Destination :
Barito River, South Kalimantan, Indonesia

Main Interest & Things to do :
Culture and Jungle Trek
recommended visit time is 3 or 4 days
Banjarnese and Ngaju Dayak Culture,
Rainforest and traditional farming, with pepper and rubber plantations can be found along the Barito River
Jungle Trek can be done between villages and into the Meratus Mountains, crossing to Loksado area for Bamboo Rafting adventure

Culture :
Banjarnese and Dayak Nagju

Flora & Fauna :
Swaps, Rainforest & exotic tropical wild life

Tour Starting Point :
Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan, Indonesia

Tour Transport Possibilities :
by Public boat or ferry, or charter a motor canoe to cruise up Barito River.

Tour Ending Point :
Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan, Indonesia

Travel Distance to entry point :
Barito River is 600 Km long and runs through Banjarmasin city

Tour Duration :
Short Get Through Visit 5 to 6 Days

Hotels & Accommodation :
Hotels at the Cities and Local Houses in the villages up Barito River

Tour Grade :
Usual

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