Alesa Tours

Bamboo Rafting & Swamp Buffaloes


Need to Know

Pick up point

Banjarmasin Airport

Drop off point

Banjarmasin Airport


South Kalimantan

Chalenge Level




Tour Code

ATB 441


Watching buffaloes swimming across the wetlands, It will be your excited experience. The boat trip starts from the canal along the Nagara river before heading out into the wetlands. There’re a lot of things to see along the way, such as traditional stilted and raft homes, fishermen setting their traps from canoes, villagers collecting water chestnut and some other unique sceneries. Those buffaloes are spending the days grazing on lush swamp grass before swimming up to 5 km home to spend their evenings in the high and dry wood platforms.

Tour Highlights

  • Pump up your adrenaline with a 2 -3-hour bamboo rafting on the rapids of Amandit river with a trained & professional local guide.
  • Refresh your mind in the cold water and lush tropical surrounding
  • Enjoy beautiful natural scenery along the trip.
  • Take a sight & trek through the village
  • Delightful journey and feast for the eyes and camera.
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Upon arrival at Banjarmasin Airport, meet and greet with our guide, then transfer to hotel for check in. In the afternoon exploring the Banjarese river civilization by taking an afternoon canal sightseeing. Dinner at a local restaurant then return back to hotel for overnight. Free at your own leisure. 

Breakfast at Hotel then transfer  by car/minibus to Negara, stilt build swamp village where we can observe the unique activity of the buffaloes farmers, during late afternoon when the water buffaloes swim return to the stall. We can enjoy the romantic sunset outlook over the swamp water-land, before we continue to Loksado for overnight at lodge

💧 Banjarmasin - Nagara  3,5 hrs drive

💧 Nagara - Lhoksado  2 hours drive

After breakfast, we will have a soft trekking to the dayak land for exploring the rainforest, longhouse, and the waterfall nearby, then taking an adventure experience of bamboo rafting across the beautiful landscape of tropical rain forest along the Amandit river. Lunch will be served at local restaurant, then proceed our trip to Banjarmasin. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at Hotel.

At the daybreak, take a boat to visit the floating market of Banjarmasin as being part of Kalimantan ’s river-life. Here we can explore the unique culture of Banjarese who trade commodities as fruit and vegetables from boat to boat. Afterwards return back to the hotel for fresh up and checking out, then proceed to Banjarmasin Airport for you next destination.

  • NOTE
  • Accommodation : 1 night stay at  Mount Meratus Resort, Loksado & 2 nights stay at Swissbel Hotel Banjarmasin or simillar in Twin or shared double room. 
  • Meals as mentioned (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
  • English speaking guide 
  • Tours and transfers as mentioned by private vehicle & motor boat
  • Bamboo rafting equipment
  • Entrance fees for mentioned visits
    • Other service and meals than mentioned
    • International and domestic Flights
    • Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature
    • Tips, Travel insurance

Loksado Weather :

Day Temperatures 27 °– 32°C
Night Temperatures 20 °– 25°C
Humidity 80%-90%
Rainfall 4,000mm per year
Wet Months October & June
Dry Months February & August ( but expect daily rain )

Things to bring :

Medication such as headache tablets or altitude sickness tablets
Sun block lotion, lip gloss, plasters
Insect repellent/mosquito coil
Camera with water proof bag
Confortable shoes and slippers
Plastic bags
Waterproof backpack to store your items
Head Torch
Personal Toiletries
Towel and personal needs

Mount Meratus Resort