- East Borneo Tours -
Welcome to Borneo, the land to adventure the Unspoiled Jungle, the Great Ape of Orangutan, and the Mystical Culture of Dayak People. This world’s third largest island covers an area about 747.000 sq km, home of amazing plants and animals, such as; the rare black orchid, iron wood, gigantic dipterocarp tree, raflessia flower, the carnivorous pitcher plant, orangutan, proboscis monkey, gibbon, rhinoceros hornbill, argus pheasant, blue streak king fisher, sun bear, clouded leopard, king cobra and many more.
Borneo or Kalimantan is also well known as a mega diversity and one of the largest tropical rainforest in the world, some areas are high land while others are low land, flowed by magnificent rivers and dwellt by the most famous headhunter tribe called “Dayak“, known as the indigenous of this mighty land.
Within the shady green environment of the equator rainforest, the nature mounts her most complex endeavors for millions of years and ruling thousand species of flora and fauna live in ecological harmony and supplying energy to sustain each other life on this great island.
Exploring the beauty of the rugged jungle, discovering the amazing diversity of exotic flora and fauna, and feeling the wonderful unique of the mystical arts and cultures of this majestic island will give you an experience to remember for all your days remaining.
I have just returned from our Cross Borneo - Orangutan Expedition, and so many thoughts are swirling in my head I can hardly sleep. It was truly a challenging but wonderful trip, all I had hoped for and much more. I enjoyed being the only tourist everywhere but felt warm welcome in all communities. During the jungle part you have ever had a helping hand, an encouraging smile or joke for me and so I could manage the slippery and steep ways despite weak shaky knees. Thanks again for your patience with me when I am tired after a hard day and didn't help so much I maybe should. I enjoyed our conversation about nature, culture, history, and religion in the evening in jungle and during the days on boats. And I could feel you love your land, the nearly impenetrable jungle, the small and big animals and birds and the people we met.
Thank you so much for all of your help in planning, coordinating and dealing with my endless questions and needs. Thanks too for handling all the changed flight arrangements. Anyway, it was truly a life-changing experience, I learnt a lot about me and my energy and of course what it means to be middle in nowhere, in mud with leeches and pepper-ants but with with friends at a small fire. You made an uncomfortable place on a river side to a homely camp.
Also the Orangutan part in Tanjung Puting NP with the houseboat was great. Of course I enjoyed the huge number of free living Orangutans with their cute babies and the funny proboscis monkeys - but not least all the "luxury" to be clean, nowhere leeches, sitting on a dry boat deck on a soft mattress, getting coffee all the time. And I know I want to return again in the future.
Well, you probably hear this all the time, but I did want to share a little with you. I can not thank you enough for putting together such a life-altering and amazing journey for me!!!
By the way: thanks from my husband for sending me back from this real survival-trip with no bigger injuries than leech bites ;-)
I encourage everyone (who seems tough enough ;-)) to do with you this Crossborneo-it was just a fabulous trip! If there is anybody out there who wants to know something about this trip don't hesitate to send me a mail: An alle "deutschschreiber": beiirgendwelchen Fragen zur Tour könnt ihr mich gern anmailen: firstname.lastname@example.org Next days I try to put some pictures on my website www.gopapua.de
Good luck for you and your business,
Sabine from Germany
I hope you are well and happy.
I will be going to Indonesia very soon. We will visit the floating market and the orang-utan park and we will film there. I have already contacted Jeffery, and we are working on the program.
I have asked him that you work with us those days again. I guess he will contact you soon. It will be pleasure to meet you again.
Best regards. See you soon!
Thank you so much for all of your help during my visit in Banjarmasin and Loksado. You're full of energy, and gave me so much information about all of the sights; the floating market, the water buffalo, the plants and animal of Loksado, the history of the areas. You also went beyond the itinerary and took me to some other places that you though I might like. Aside from that, you were really fun to be around and laugh with in the car and on the boats. You and Kamay even took me to an internet cafe after your obligated time with me, saying "You have no friends in Indonesia, so we are now your friends." Fabulous! You really looked after me. You and Kamay were fantastic, and I hope to comeback sooner than later. I told Wanto how great you were. Stay in touch, and as soon as I get my photos together I will post them. I'm having a problem though...my Facebook is suddenly showing in Chinese and I don't know how to fix it!
TO WHOM IT MY CONCERN
Re: Mr. MOHAMMAD SYAHDIAN ("SYADIE")
Mr. Syadie was my guide from 07.10 - 17.10.08 and was consistently helpful, solicitous, professional, competent and informative.
We went from Balikpapan to Samarinda, Samarinda to the lake area for 3 days, Samarinda down to Barabai to trek to Loksade and finally to Banjarmasin. Mr. Syadie was responsible for the transport, choosing the assistant guide, arranging accommodation including a fisherman's floating house, organising food suitable for my vegetarian diet, making necessary alterations to the predetermined itinerary where/when he thought necessary and overall planning. at each stage of the journey Mr. Syadie looked after me very well and carefully and gave his knowledge and time generously.
I have no hesitation in recommending Mr. Syadie, whose friendliness, expertise and excelent care were contributing factors to what was a fantastic and wonderful holiday.
Signed by: Caro Ellis (Ms)
I appreciated your help very much during my stay in Banjarmasin, I have pleasant memories of the time.
I haven't made up my mind definitely as yet, but I am thinking about a trip from October 9 to October 18 in Malaisia on the Borneo side from Kuching to Kota Kinabalu. If this is confirmed, I could add on a trip to Banjarmasin where I would be very pleased to meet you again, if you think you would be free then. In order to this, I would need you to suggest a possible tour of the area with an itinerary.
When I have the above information and considering your remarks, I will take my decision. I thank you in advance for a fast answer so that I decide because I have two other projects of voyage under study.
If I adopt your proposal I hope that we will spend pleasant moments together again. I hope that all is well for you on the plans, health, and work.
I thank you and am sending you a book on the region I was born in with the hope that you will find it interesting.
Very friendly thought,
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