Mighty rivers and undiscovered jungle bursting with wildlife, Kalimantan is Borneo for the intrepid explorer. Covering two thirds of the island, this jungle-cloaked canopy is a land where village-lined rivers are the highways and animal sightings are a normal part of daily life.

Meeting wild orang-utans in Tanjung Puting National Park is one of the most rewarding highlights here. Watch these intelligent primates from feeding platforms as they swing from tree to tree with skill and grace.

What’s more, birdwatching, treks, canoe rides and night safaris offer adventurous ways to explore Kalimantan’s mostly secret interior.

What to do

  • Experience the wildlife of orang-utans, macaques and proboscis monkeys.
  • Trek in Kayan Mentarang National Park and the Apokayan Highlands.
  • Take a canoe ride to Banjarmasin’s floating markets.

Accommodation in Kalimantan

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