Wildest Adventures in Borneo – Well, you can’t really call it as a “wild” adventure when the trip is planned well. The wildness you will get is from the places you will visit. In a trip, planning is the most crucial part. You have to decide the places you are about to visit and what you are going to do there. You have to be exact in selecting the itinerary of your trip especially in the form of adventure. The plan should be based on some consideration. If you do not have the fixed plan, you will be messed in the middle of the trip.
Borneo we are about to visit is in Banjarmasin. Banjarmasin is located in southern Kalimantan island. It’s the capital city of South Kalimantan. There are some places you have to visit if you want to have adventures in Borneo. Here are some of them:
If you want to see orangutans right in his habitat, this is the place to visit. You can experience the adventurous feelings when looking for orangutans in a middle of a jungle. You have to do trekking to get to the right spot. It takes about an hour of trekking for that. So, you have to gear up your feet with your hiking shoes.
– Kaget Island
In this place, you can find some Proboscis Monkeys, monkeys with long noses. These animals are endemic to Borneo. Kaget island is located at Barito River. By car, you have to drive at least an hour to reach this place from Banjarmasin. After you arrived at Aluh-Aluh Besar Muara Village, you need to use a wooden boat to get to Kaget island. As the boat cruised away, you will see rows of colorful stilt houses along the left and right river. After about 40 minutes, you will arrive at Kaget island. If you are lucky enough, there will be many Probosci’s Monkeys welcome you there.
If you are a wildflower addict, you need to visit this place. Kandangan offers you with Wild Borneo Orchids, the beautiful and rare flowers that could survive in the wilderness of Borneo. Make sure, you get to the flower spot when the sun still high. Otherwise, you will have a hard time to see the beauty of the orchid. Well, if it’s hard to find the orchid in the forest, you can visit the citizen’s house in the village nearby. Some citizen has many kinds of orchid that they grow. You could see them up close without even have to be tired into the wild, but it will lose the sense of adventure.
This is maybe one of the most interesting places on this trip. The object you are about to see is easy to look for because there will be so many of them. We are talking about Buffalo. In here, there will be a lot of buffalo walking around together in a herd. When you are in Amuntai, try to spend the night there and enjoy the early morning atmosphere. The combination of fog and forest smoke will make it better.