Borneo or Kalimantan is an exotic island for its mesmerizing natural wonders and captivating tourist attractions in Indonesia. Kalimantan offers a plethora of unique travel experiences across its various regions. From the lush greenery of its rainforest to the enchanting charm of its rivers. Kalimantan has five regions namely West, Central, South, East and North with its own beauty.

West Kalimantan

West Kalimantan beckons adventures with its pristine rainforests, crystal-clear rivers, and the irresistible allure of Lake Sentarum. Immerse yourself in the serenity of the vast lake, observe the vibrant wildlife, and lose yourself in the mystique of enchanting mangrove forests. For avid divers, the dive sites around Karimata Island promise an underwater paradise with breathtaking coral reefs.

Central Kalimantan

Central Kalimantan unveils untouched natural beauty and the rich cultural tapestry of the Dayak tribes. Indulge in the wonders of Tanjung Puting National Park, renowned for its orangutan conservation efforts, or embark on a captivating river expedition aboard a traditional klotok boat.

South Kalimantan

In South Kalimantan explore the vibrant city of Banjarmasin, take a boat tour, and immerse yourself in the local markets. Relax on the pristine beaches of Tanah Laut Regency, witness breathtaking sunsets, and indulge in delicious cuisine. Angsana Beach is one of the beautiful beaches that offers a peaceful atmosphere where you can relax, swim, and enjoy stunning sunset views. Discover the natural wonders of Loksado with bamboo rafting, rainforest treks, and visits to traditional Dayak villages. Don’t miss the gemstone market and cultural performances in Martapura.

East Kalimantan

East Kalimantan unveils a world of lush rainforests, majestic rivers, and extraordinary biodiversity. Embark on an exhilarating expedition in Kutai National Park, where encounters with orangutans in their natural habitat are commonplace. Discover the beauty of Derawan Islands, most well-known among these are the islands of Derawan, Kakaban, Maratua, and Sangalaki. These islands should be on your bucket list!

North Kalimantan

Well known for its stunning mountain landscapes. This region invites you to discover its captivating destinations and immerse yourself in the vibrant Dayak culture. Explore the untouched wilderness of Kayan Mentarang National Park through thrilling treks, where you’ll witness remarkable biodiversity and engage with the local community. Along the majestic Mahakam River, experience the peaceful harmony of local life as it intertwines with the river’s flow. Whether you seek adventure or cultural immersion, North Kalimantan promises a truly unforgettable journey amidst its breathtaking landscapes and rich heritage.

Things To Do in Borneo

Let’s embark on a journey to explore the awe-inspiring beauty of nature and discover hidden dive sites in each locale.

1. West Region (Gunung Palung National Park):

Best time to go: June to October

Activities: Trekking in tropical rainforests, exploring biodiversity, and spotting wildlife such as orangutans and long-tailed macaques.

2. Central Region (Tanjung Puting National Park):

Best time to go: June to September

Activities: See orangutans in the wild, cruise down rivers in klotok (traditional boats), and interact with various protected species of flora and fauna. See our orangutan tours here

3. South Region (Banjarmasin):

Best time to go: April to October

Activities: Explore the city, boat tour, agro tourism, and visit Lok Baintan Floating Market.

4. East Region (Kutai National Park/Derawan Islands):

Best time to go: July to November

Activities: Trekking to see orangutans, interact with Dayak tribes, explore caves and waterfalls, and observe wildlife such as proboscis monkeys (long-nosed monkeys).

Scuba diving: Scuba diving and snorkeling to explore the beauty of coral reefs, dive with turtles, dolphins and whales, and visit Kakaban Island to swim in Jellyfish Lake.

5. North Region (Kayan Mentarang National Park):

Best time to go: May to October

Activities: Trekking through mountains and tropical rainforests, visiting Dayak tribes and getting to know their culture, and exploring biodiversity including orangutans, tigers, and rare birds.

Embrace the allure of nature’s splendor and immerse yourself in the enchanting dive sites across the diverse regions of Kalimantan. Remember to cherish and preserve the natural beauty and cultural heritage as you embark on your remarkable journey. Let’s start designing your unique adventure in Borneo with us!


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