This package is providing the blend of culture and nature interest. Will be starting with
a short morning river tour for floating market, also include seeing the traditional
diomand mining, exercising with secondary forest trekking and the highlight will be
water rafting using traditional bamboo raft.
Day 01: Arrival Banjarmasin to Loksado (Meals: Lunch and Dinner) Upon your arrival at Syamsuddin Noor Airport of Banjarmasin, you are met and transfer to diamond mining field to watch people are working to search raw diamond in very simple way and traditionally. Then visit Diamond workshop where some craftsmen create their art to produce jewelry in various design. After that we go to Martapura Town to visit Diamond & Precious Stone Gallery, then to Precious Stone Shopping Centre of Cahaya Bumi Selamat. Many choices of jewelry and other local souvenirs are offered through many shops makes your shopping is lovely and memorable one. After that we drive to Loksado about 3 hours, accommodation at Amandit River Lodge.
Day 02: Bamboo Rafting tour (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) |After breakfast visit Malaris Grand Longhouse of Meratus Dayak. You are escorted to enter forest with various Tropical vegetations and a lot of fruit trees. If possible you also may try to ride motorcycle of crossing jungle to reach Haratai Waterfall, after that we go to Loksado and start rafting through Amandit River about 3 hours wich is maneuvered by Dayak rafter safely. Stop the raft then return to the lodge. After lunch we travel to Negara, where you will see the re-cycle industry which is managed by the native by using very simple way to produce valuable goods made of unused metal. If the weather is allowed we may travel by motorized boat to visit swampy buffalo breeding in the mid of the lake. In a beautiful view buffalos are returning to their stable by swimming through very specious lake after getting food from away. Afternoon is backed ground by sunset panoramic we return to jetty then returning to Loksado.
Day 03: Loksado to Banjarmasin (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) After breakfast we leave Loksado and direct to Martapura. Again we visit one interesting place of Diamond & Precious Stone Gallery displays and offers multi quality product. After that we will visit State museum of Lambung Mangkurat with its collection of ancient heritance goods from Banjar Kindom era. After that we proceed to Banjarmasin and have accommodation at hotel.
Day 04: Banjarmasin Departure (Meals: Breakfast) Early in the morning we leave for jetty then travel by motorized boat through Martapura river to reach the giant river of Barito where Floating Market is located. Your boat will interact with other canoes which are rowed by ladies & housewives wear traditional cloth. You also may to try kind of local foods or cakes sold on canoe. After that we visit Kambang delta island in the mid of Barito river with its hundreds of tame monkeys. Occasionally several people even still use this place for praying and give offering by bringing flower (Kembang) based on animism faith, so that why this island is called Pulau Kembang (Flower island). Next, we return to the jetty and drive to airport for departure.