Amuntai Banjar Tribe Borneo

Amuntai village at the Foot of the Meratus Mountains

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5 Days Kalimantan Below the Wind

Visit Cempaka village traditional digging of gem-stones and diamonds, to the Meratus Mountains for a beautifull jungle view. Cruise the Asam river to spot wildlife of the swamp lowland forest, as crocodiles, proboscis monkeys, langurs, birds, enjoy the beautiful sunrise from the beach cottage. Snorkeling the sea garden and coral reefs of Angsana, visit the unique Banjarese floating market. Cruise the Rungan River to the Orangutan Islands, where we can spot the orangutans from the river side

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Amuntai Banjarnese Village

Amunati village is about 190 kilometers from Banjarmasin, and is the capital of the Hulu Sungai Utara regency. Amuntai is located in the middle of green forests and wondering rivers. The small town gives a peaceful impression to their visitors. East of Amuntai Lake Panggang can be found as a refreshing place to relax, plenty of public buses running between the two points. The beautiful scenery around the lake attracts many visitors especially during holidays. Lake Panggang is famed of it Alabio ducks, Alabio ducks are excellent layers. Breeding and raising the ducks is a major source of income for many people in this area. Alabio is also known as a producer of plaited articles from rattan or bamboo and other handicrafts. The Agung Temple of Amuntai is a remainder of the Hindu period. Fences have been erected around the site to protect it. The site is shaded, by big trees, and a pathway leads around it. Tanjung, can be reached from Amuntai, 42 kilometers away. Tanjung can also be reached by light aircraft because there is a small airport serving flights to and from Banjarmasin. This town is quite busy. It is not far from the border between south and Central Kalimantan. Bentot lies exactly on the boundary. It is a small town 15 kilometers east of Tanjung. From Tanjung, the trip can be continued to the north towards East Kalimantan via the village agung, Haruai, Muara Uya and Batu Babi at the border with East Kalimantan.

Amuntai South Kalimantan Travellers Information

Tour Destination :
Amuntai & Amandit River, South Kalimantan, Indonesia

Main Interest & Things to do :
Bamboo Rafting, Dayak Culture and Jungle Trek Bamboo Rafting can be done in the Loksado area, recommended visit time is 1 or 2 days Dayak Culture and Longhouse can be found in the area of Muara Hatip, recommended visit time 1 or 2 days. Jungle Trek can be done in the Meratus Mountain west of Loksado, recommended visit time is 1 to 4 days, for trekking to Palangkaraya about 7 to 9 days

Culture :
Dayak & Banjarnese

Flora & Fauna :
Low Land Rainforest

Tour Starting Point :
Banjarmasin either Balikpapan

Tour Transport Possibilities :
by Public Bus from Balikpapan or Banjarmasin to Kandangan Regency, continue by local public transport, estimated travel time between the 5 and 6 hours to reach Amandit River, by Chartered car directly about 4 hours.

Tour Ending Point :
Banjarmasin or Balikpapan, also possible to Trek via the Meratus Mountains to Palangkaraya

Travel Distance to entry point :
300 Km to from Banjarmasin Airport, 400 km from Balikpapan Airport

Tour Duration :
Short Get Through Visit 3 to 4 Day

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