The host for the vast, rich ecosystem, the Kalimantan Island, is the possessor of some of the most beautiful rivers in the world. The magnificent sceneries, the exuberant thick forests offer a primeval charm and the picturesque beauty is making it a popular destination for visitors all over the world. The rich flora and fauna just add to the charm and they beautify it even more. There is a lot that the nature lovers can explore here.
This magnificent island is a part of three countries – Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei. The Indonesian region of the island is called Kalimantan which is split up into four provinces – East Kalimantan, Central Kalimantan, West Kalimantan and South Kalimantan. It is world’s third largest island covering almost 2/3rd part of Indonesia. The island has Balikpapan airport which is connected to all the major airports in the world. So gaining an access here is extremely easy. There are three flights a week from Singapore to Balikpapan as well.
Dayak is a collective name given to a group of over 200 tribes and they are the people natives of jungle. The giant muddy river Mahakam divides itself into three geographical regions; the lower, middle and upper Mahakam.The exotic forests of the Kalimantan Island are the best places to explore. There are numerous beaches, even for that matter secluded one, in the East and West provinces of Kalimantan Island. The most popular being the Kijing beach, Bata Lamampu beach, Tanjung Gundul and Pasir Panjang. To protect the rich and unique flora and fauna, there are various national parks and natural reserves.
It has a tropical climate round the year with a temperature range from 26° to 30° Celsius in the day time and eventually falling to 15° to 20° Celsius in the night. The dry season extend from mid-April to September.
Trekking, scuba diving, river trips, cruising and sailing are the adventurous activities which can be enjoyed by the tourists here at Kalimantan Island. Even a walk along the mountain can give a very splendid experience.
The tremendous outspread of the wild jungles, the rivers, the beaches make your holiday at Kalimantan a true adventure in every sense.