Offering a taste of nature and adventure, this journey on wild Kalimantan Island is a great addition to any Indonesia tour. Travelling by water you’ll have access to areas of central and southern Kalimantan that are inaccessible by road.
Covered in triple-canopy rainforest, Kalimantan sits on the Indonesian portion of the island of Borneo. Because of its location, Kalimantan is off the beaten path, and as such offers a wealth of experiences, peoples, and wildlife. Among the inhabitants of Kalimantan are the Dayak peoples, some 200 tribes who are known for their survival skills and headhunting traditions. Within the park’s confines are a wide range of wildlife, including orangutans, sun bears, macaques, and birds.
While cruising along the Mahakam River, this Indonesia tour takes you through rich wetlands filled with exotic animals living in their natural habitats. Keep your eyes peeled for proboscis monkeys, giant lizards, macaques and unusual species of kingfishers as you wind your way through the river and its tributaries.
Kalimantan Explorer is a powerful Kalimantan klotok renovated with the finest handmade and recycled resistant tropical hardwoods by master boat builders Ara Buginese Tana Beru, South Sulawesi. This magnificent klotok (boat) is the essence of the traditional boats that have plied for decades the Spice Islands with all the comforts and security that one would expect from a boat in its class.
Kalimantan Explorer has a simple but practical decor, a spacious cabin with air conditioning and bathroom with hot water, large outdoor deck, delicious fusion of East and West and the smiles and professionalism of its crew, a perfect combination to discover the Tanjung Putting secrets.
Spacious cabin located on the aft of the klotok with 1 double bed + 1 extra bed up to 3 adults. It has air conditioning, bed (no mattress) mosquito net and soundproofing.
Located on the upper bow of the boat and away from the engines for the day is a relaxing, common room at night turns into a cabin / tent with double bed for 2 adults, stay closed with mosquito and tarpaulins.
Kalimantan Explorer Ship Specifications
- Registration: Kumai, Indonesia
- Date of construction: July 2008
- Renewal date in November 2011
- Builders: Ara Bugines
- Class: Traditional Klotok
- Construction material: Wood, of iron or 70% recycled Ulin
- Length: 19 meters /Beam: 3.3 meters / Draft: 0.60 meters
- Speed: 10 knots
- Engine: Mitsubishi 6 D 15 to 6-cylinder diesel
- Accommodations: 1 cabin with air conditioning AURA Suite with 1 double bed + 1 extra single bed for up to 3 people
- 1 tent / cabin on deck TEND SOLARIA with 1 double bed for up to 2 people
- Crew: 3 + 1 tour coordinator
- 1 Captain, 1 chef, 1 + 1 tour leader assistant / guide
- Passengers: 5 People
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