South Kalimantan Province of Indonesian Borneo Island is the land of Dayak tribes and lush rainforests containing some of the richest flora and fauna in the world. The Tourist visitors can at least get a glimpse of their habitats of the inland Meratus Mountain belt gentle hills and alluvial plains as a mark of the start to the untouched deep jungle by the outside world. Tourist facilities are relatively undeveloped and visitors are few.
Banjarmasin City as the capital of South Kalimantan province population is mostly Banjarese tribe know as the traders of Kalimantan. The Floating Market of Banjarmasin city, is a typical traditional market in the outfall of Barito River as a fascinating market where buyers and sellers doing trade negotiations on traditional boats. As the Market starts early tourist visitors have to be early to enjoy the floating market atmosphere activities and beautiful scenery with the sunrise where traders sells fresh vegetables, various fresh fruit, fish, household items, and other commodities at the Muara Kuin and the other in Lok Baintan on the Martapura River floating river market from their boats. Banjarmasin has one of the most historical buildings left from the colonial Ducth period at Borneo Island, as Sultan palace, and statutes. The Canal trip as a boat ride through the interior of Banjarmasin city one can spot the daily activities of the locals river life which is common at Kalimantan. Little out of The civilisation one can find the Cempaka Diamond digging mines at its most basic, cheap, and picturesque, where locals penny tradionaly gemstones and valueble diamonds out of the muddy sediment from where it mostly finds it way to the nearby Martapura market, where buyers from all over the world buy the Kalimantan diverse gemstones and diamonds commodities. Traveling further inland is the Loksado district, where the preserved indigenous Dayak culture meets the stunning natural landscape of the Meratus Mountian range. The rough lush landscape decorated with wonderful waterfalls, rushing rivers, and the indigenous people in the small hard wooden longhouse settelements are a particular part of Kalimantan. Beside the lush decorated jungle landscape of the Meratus Mountains, a tourist don't wish to miss the Bamboo Rafting adventure over the Amandit river as a highlight of a south Kalimantan trip.