Mount Meratus Jungle Trek
BANJARMASIN / CABAI & PAPAGARAN VILLAGE / MERATUS MOUNTAIN JUNGLE TREK / KAPAYANG / LOKSADO
Meet at airport and directly transfer to hotel for check in. Next, exploring Banjarese river civilization by taking an afternoon canal sightseeing. Afterwards, return to hotel for overnight. Free at own leisure.
After breakfast, drive to Cabai village in the foot of Meratus Mountain. Next, we will start our trekking in Meratus range crossing longhouses, primary and secondary forest, villager shifting cultivation, and rivers. Lunch will be served en route, dinner and overnight on bivouac/tent.
Proceed to Kadayang crossing primary and secondary forest, rivers, hanging and suspended bamboo bridges, hills, and shifting cultivation. Lunch will be served en route, dinner and overnight on bivouac/tent.
After breakfast, we will be trekking to Haratai waterfall crossing secondary forest, rivers, hanging and suspended bamboo bridges, hills, and longhouses. Lunch will be served en route, dinner and overnight on bivouac/tent.
Trekking to Kapayang village crossing secondary forest, rivers, hanging bridge, cinnamon and rubber trees, hills, and longhouses. Lunch will be served en route, dinner and overnight on bivouac/tent. Lunch will be served en route, dinner and overnight on longhouse.
Trekking to Loksado for about 1,5 hour and directly get an adventure trip of bamboo rafting crossing beautiful landscape of tropical rainforest along the riverside meanwhile our coach will be waiting on the downstream for driving to Banjarmasin, a stop will be made at Cempaka village to explore traditional diamond digging and polishing where people take material out of the ground then shake them on the pan of wood for finding raw diamond, overnight on hotel in Banjarmasin.
Early in the morning, we will leave to floating market for exploring the unique culture of Banjarese who trade their commodities from boat to boat, then return to hotel crossing Banjarmasin River while sightseeing people activities on riverside, free at own leisure till the proper time for transferring to airport for your next destination. Wildlife spotting opportunities are the best in the heart of Kalimantan or in the national parks or nature reserves. While seeing creatures in the wild is never guaranteed, visitors can at least get a glimpse of their habitats and experience their environment while waiting to see a rare animal or bird.
Mount Meratus Weather
Day Temperatures 27 °– 32°C
Night Temperatures 20 °– 25°C
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
Waterproof backpack to store your items
Towel and personal needs