It’s the third largest island in the world, with one of the world’s last remaining tropical rainforests (130 million years old). If you wish to encounter indigenous tribes and sleep in a Dayak village longhouse, this can be arranged. The Kapuas Hulu region offers boat trips and soft-trekking through primary forests, a vast wetland national park to explore, traditional village life and orangutans in the wild. Add to that sun bears, clouded leopards, proboscis monkeys, pygmy elephants and over 300 bird species, and you have a nature experience on another level.
Explore the clear, turquoise waters of the Sangalaki Archipelago, a world-renowned diving destination which is teaming with sea life including mantas, green turtles and sea horses. You can meet sea gypsies - the Bajau people. Ever heard of the floating markets in Banjarmasin? They’re a feast of colour, and historically was the centre of trade dating back hundreds of years. Diving, river cruises, exotic wildlife, culture and jungle trekking are just some of the offerings of this jungle-clad island
Visa is not required for Indonesian citizens. Everyone else needs a Visa.
|Languages spoken||Indonesian, Ampanang, Basep, Bahau, Bukitan, Berau Malay Languages|
|Currency used||Rupiah (IDR)|
|Area (km2)||743.330 km²|
|Country name||Republic of Indonesia|