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Kalimantan, better know as Indonesian Borneo, is named to it's River channels as Kalimantan means "the Rivers of Diamonds" in the Javanese Language, now-a-days Kalimantan is called "The land of the thousand rivers".  The Rivers in Kalimantan are highways in to the hinterland regions as infrastructure channels, due the road system is still poor in most of Kalimantan's regions. Paved roads connecting the big coastal cities, but routes in to the heart of Borneo can only be done by the Rivers.

For Travelers, the Rivers are even more important as Tourism Destinations are found along the big Rivers as the Mahakam River at East Kalimantan and Kapuas River at West Kalimantan. The Amandit River is famous of it's soft bamboo rafting adventure. The Kayan River brings you in the heart of Borneo, Kayan Mentarang, the Sekonyer River which runs in to Tanjung Puting National Park for an Orangutan Adventure. The Sangata River streams in to the Kutai National Park. The Kedang Kepala as a side River of the Mahakam let you cruise in to Wehea Reserve.
Along The Mahakam River you can find the Fresh Water Dolphins between the Big Lakes Jempang and Semayang, near Muara Kaman and Muara Pahu, and at the side River called Rata River. The seven amazing rapids of the Mahakam are an adventure itself, Rafting the rapids can be done by longboat, after the Rapids you can find the Boh River which can bring you in to the Apokayan Region. The Apokayan Region has three Major Rivers, The Barang River, The Kat River and The Kayan River.
The Sesayap River can be found in the noth corner of East Kalimantan and is the highway between Malinau and the hinterland of the Krayan region


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The Barito River

The Barito River cascade down from the Meratus Mountain highlands, and is a crucial infrastructure channel between the coast and the deep interior of South Kalimantan. The river highways attract tourists who wants to travel into the jungle regions, and visit the traditional living Banjarese tribes.Wide swamps and lowlands are characteristic of this Indonesian southern Kalimantan province. Some of those rivers, such as the Barito, Martapura and Negara mark the boundary between South Kalimantan and the neighboring province of Central Kalimantan. The Floating Market of Banjarmasin is a traditional market at the estuary of the Kuin river, a tributary of the Barito.

The Kayan River

The Kayan River streams from Kayan Mentarang National Park in to the Sulawesi Sea. Kayan River Banks has a intriguing ecological wealth which survive deep within the rainforest jungle of Indonesia ’s largest island. Kayan Mentarang National Park ’s dense  jungle have traditionally kept the region isolated from all but the adventurous travelers. Along the upper reaches of the rivers, you can discover the rich Dayak Culture. The indigenous Dayak Kayan and Punan settlements along the Kayan & Bahau Rivers of North Kalimantan as an ideal way to experience the incredible culture.

The Kapuas River

Pontianak lies on the Kapuas river where many houses are built over the water and are connected with each other by wooden bridges. Small boats sail up and down the river to transport people and goods from one place to another. Pontianak is known as a producer of oranges, although the fruits are actually grown in the Tebas district, 300 kilometers north of the city. Pontianak has some attractive tourism objects. The city is located on the equator, at the north of the rivers Kapuas and Landak.
The Kapuas is 1,143 kilometers long. It is the most important river in the area, and can be navigated by small boats weighing up to 1.000 tons up to Putussibau, the capital of the Kapuas Hulu regency, 814 kilometers from Pontianak. A small motorboat can even go further upstream.

The Mahakam River

The Mahakam springs in the 1500 to 2000 meter high Müller Range, not too far from the border with Sarawak. Before streaming down about 100 kilometers to the first Dayak village, Long Apari, three side-rivers - Apari, Hubung and Kasau - join the Mahakam. After several dozen small mountain villages, the river falls down about 150 meters through several dangerous rapids. Besides several noisy longboat there is no other traffic here. The Dayak along the Upper-Mahakam mainly live from agriculture ( ladang cultures ). Incidental income are gained from birds nests, ratten and washed gold. Because of the hard and dangerous transport through the rapids, basic goods are extensively expensife. Every once in a while a canoo turns upside down: the valuable goods are lost and sometimes also their even more expensife motors. People also get drowned regularly.

 
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Kalimantan Tours

Jl.Martadinata Raudah 1 # 21
Samarinda - East Kalimantan
Indonesia
Phone +62 8125846578  travel@kalimantantours.com


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Orangutan Tanjung Puting

Tanjung Puting National Park is know of it's orangutans, and a popular tourist destination of Kalimantan, we are offering multi-day klotok cruise boat tours into the jungle to view wildlife and visit the research centers in Tanjung Puting.  »

 
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Banjarmasin, Loksado & Meratus

The traditional Floating Market of Banjarmasin in the tributary of the Barito River, Loksado Bamboo Rafting adventure at the Amandit River, and the Meratus mountain emerald forest view overlooking Kalimantan 's jungle tours.  »

 
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Mahakam River Cruise

The Mahakam River of Kalimantan flows from it's spring 980 km in the Muller Mountains to the Makassar Strait as the only infrastructure channel, tourist can explore the Dayak Culture in the low and middle part, and the Borneo Jungle at the upper part of the Mahakam River.
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Kutai Park

Kutai National Park is covered with lowland forest, and home to lot of wildlife species, including the endangered orangutan, and proboscis monkeys, Kutai Park is located at the east coast of Borneo Island,  approximately at the equator.   »

 
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Derawan

Derawan bounty archipelago of white beaches, palm trees, and blue lagoon sea, is home to coral and fish diversity, green turtles, laying their eggs at Sangalaki beach, the Manta's
around. Mangrove forest Kakaban island has the worlds largest yelly fish lake.
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