If you never been to Traveling in Kalimantan, perhaps, the words of Kalimantan might be puting you many questions , where the location Kalimantan is? which country Kalimantan belongs? Because there was confusion by using one formerly word Borneo Island due it is one land with neighbourhood country, East Malaysia. So, not to get confusion when Traveling to Borneo Island, we named Kalimantan (formerly Borneo) which Pulau Kalimantan (Kalimantan Island) divided 5 five provinces and it is belong to my home country, Indonesia. See details Kalimantan maps and find the appropriate information on it. you will recognise that how big the Kalimantan island.
Traveling in Kalimantan
When thinking of Traveling in Kalimantan? what sort of activity shall we do? It is depending on your interest what you might want to SEE & DO. Then where about Kalimantan parts do you want to go? Because each provinces has own special unique local attractions. But in general, when Traveling to Kalimantan, you will expect most wildlife and jungle as well as the rivers. It is an adventure trip. Do not expect alike 5 luxury stars hotel while Traveling in Kalimantan island. In most trip are located away from main town. The main city which provides better to the best hotel includes chain hotels most located are in Balikpapan, Banjarmasin, Tanjung Selor, Palangkaraya and Pontianak. (The capital of the provinces).
As i mentioned Traveling in Kalimantan, you will expect wildlife, nature, jungle and rivers. so, the trip will involves the activity most using the rivers itself by motor canoe called, Klotok or house boat. There is one special interest trip that Cross Borneo Trekking, Kalimantan border approx 990 km from west to east or vice versa. this is really challenging trip passing through the wilderness Kalimantan. you must be fit mental and physically due to it is extreme one and take a lots energy but it is worth to do once in a life time.
How to get to Kalimantan island? it is easy access from Jakarta by flight as they have daily direct flight to Balikpapan, Banjarmasin, Palangkaraya and Pontianak. But if you go to Tanjung Selor, you must fly to Tarakan by transit in Balikpapan. It is also possible reaching Kalimantan from Lombok, Bali, Surabaya and Semarang.
what is the endemics animal is Kalimantan? there are heaps of them but the famous one which lured many visitors is, The Orangutan, people of the forest. Wow, i want to see them and how do we get there? still, you must fly to Jakarta from your country and fly to Pangkalanbun airport, here is the gate to see the endangered species of Borneo Mammals.
if any question or thinking to go to Kalimantan, just leave a comment or contact me directly.