Where to Go in Borneo
There are many spots in Borneo to go. All give you impressive rainforest charms, the animals, the weather, the birdsongs, the friendly people, the mystical Dayak tribes and villages, the foggy mornings, the green landscape, the orangutans, the mounts, the lakes, the waterfall, and the black orchid. Have you read all those books about Borneo? Come and experience Borneo!
Our Borneo discussion here isn’t Borneo where Malaysia and Brunei Darussalam lied. This is Indonesia’s Borneo, Kalimantan. Go to the north, west, east or central Klaimantan, and you will always snap the best rainforest trip for life. It won’t be complete without river cruising though. Jungle trekking and take a deep breath in the most refreshing forest air is another bonus. So now, let’s dig deeper where to start the Borneo journey. Wher to go in Borneo.
Most people don’t choose North Kalimantan route. This area is the most inaccessible province in Borneo. You have to break through to Tarakan to get into the deepest part of Tanjung Selor, the capital of North Kalimantan. In some cases, nature and flora and fauna lovers should come here. North Kalimantan offers the virgin jungle which remains protected and unexploitated. Enjoy the wilderness as soon as you can before the coal mining and other natural resources exploitation stop by in this area. We know it three quarters of the overall Kalimantan’s jungle are now exploitated. Wilderness gone, many of species died, the portion of rainforest is decreased, eliminated slowly but sure. Come here as soon as you can, while the forest is still taking breath.
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Other alternatives are there. Go to Balikpapan and join Mahakam River cruise. You can take longboat or Perahu Klothok and explore the Dayak tribes’ villages, Dayak longhouses, the jungle trekking to the spots of black orchid, and many more. You can go to Central Kalimantan and enjoy Tanjung Puting where you can feed the orangutans.