Marabahan along the Barito River
Marabahan area is unique for trekking as it has several villages connected by trails that lead through mostly virgin forest. You can stay overnight in the villages. The people in the villages are self sufficient, producing all their own food and supplementing their diet through hunting. Hunting is with either home-made rifles or packs of dogs and spears. While they have more than enough food and fairly good houses, money is difficult to come by as they are isolated from markets. Everyone is in unanimous agreement for the areas forests to be protected and for more tourists to arrive.
Marabahan Travel informationTour Destination :
Marabahan & Barito River, South Kalimantan, Indonesia
Main Interest & Tour Activities :
Jungle trek, and exploring the Flora and Fauna.
Recommended visit time for the Barito River & Marabahan is 1 till 4 days.
Dayak & Banjarnese
Flora & Fauna :
Tropical Rainforest and Wildlife
Tour Starting Point :
Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan, Indonesia
Tour Transport Possibilities :
by public bus or chartered car from Banjarmasin to Marabahan or by public ferry or chartered motor canoe cruising up the Barito River
Tour Ending Point :
Travel Distance to entry point :
200 Km till Long Apari from Banjarmasin Airport
Tour Duration :
Short Get Through Visit 1 to 3 Days
Hotels & Accommodation :
Simple Hotels, Local Houses / homestay or Jungle Camp
Tour Grade :
Moderate till Challenging