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The Kapuas River at Indonesia Borneo Island is the Longest in
Indonesia, and second in the world. The Kapuas River as a Highway into
the hinterland can bring you to the Dayak Tribes, with a wealth of
ecological and cultural treasures that survive deep within the
rainforest jungle of Indonesia ’s largest island. With its legacy of
Chinese, Malay, Hindu, Muslim, and Dutch influences, we discover a
virtual mosaic of traditions flourishing in the bustling seaports and
riverside cities of Borneo. Kalimantan ’s dense jungle and wide terrain
of wetlands have traditionally kept the region isolated from all but
the adventurous travelers, and along the upper reaches of the rivers,
you can discover the rich Dayak Culture. The indigenous Dayak
settlements along the Rivers of Kalimantan is an ideal way to
experience the incredible culture, where village elders practice
traditional medicine and mark their status with intricate body tattoos
and remarkably heavy ear adornments, we will be warmly welcomed guests
in their traditional longhouses. At Borneo you can enjoy a sightful
experience of traditional culture and grand diversity of exotic flora
and wildlife from black orchids to fresh water dolphins and orangutans,
and venture ashore for captivating jungle explorations and
unforgettable encounters in our village visits.
on the Kapuas river where many houses are built over the water and are
connected with each other by wooden bridges. Small boats sail up and
down the river to transport people and goods from one place to another.
Pontianak is known as a producer of oranges, although the fruits are
actually grown in the Tebas district, 300 kilometers north of the city.
Pontianak has some attractive tourism objects. The city is located on
the equator, at the north of the rivers Kapuas and Landak.
Kapuas is 1,143 kilometers long. It is the most important river in the
area, and can be navigated by small boats weighing up to 1.000 tons up
to Putussibau, the capital of the Kapuas Hulu regency, 814 kilometers
from Pontianak. A small motorboat can even go further upstream.
Pontianak's links with various other cities inside the province and outside are smooth. From
Bengkayang, one can travel into the hinterland and meet the Bekati
people, one of the Dayak sub-tribes living in West Kalimantan.
Sompu Waterfall is not less attractive. It is three meters high and is
surrounded by dramatic scenery. It can be reached either over land or
over the Kapuas river. An inscribed stone is found in the Nangmahap
district, near Pahit, on the Tekaret river. It is believed to date from
the fifth century and bears the relief of the phallus symbol as well as
inscriptions in Palawa script, proclaiming some of the tenets of
Buddhism. The stone is rather huge. The highest part is 9.90 meters
tall. It is 5.10 meters wide and the circumference is 15 meters. Putussibau
is the capital of the Kapuas Hulu regency, 816 kilometers from
Pontianak. It is can be reached by boat over Kapuas river. The river
between Pontianak and Putussibau can be navigated by boats weighing up
to 1,000 tons. Small motorboats or canoes can sail as far as Sibau
village, further upstream. Cane races are occasionally held by the
Dayak people. Near the villages Nanga Bunut and Nanga Embaluh, lakes
are found, such as Sriang, Luar, Sentarum, Bekuan, Geneli, Tang,
Merekas and Kemeryan. The mountains Betung, Uluselua, Harung and
Piabung are also found in this region. A Dayak longhouse is found at
Melapi village, and stone axes from prehistoric times can be seen in
The Kapuas River Adventure Tour Expeditions are a
collection of exploratories and Indonesia dream destination journeys
that reflect the particular passions and favorite places. We created
the Borneo adventure tours for those who search a indigenous Dayak
Culture in the deep dense jungle with it's exotic flora and fauna.
Borneo travelers will have an unforgettable experience trip in
Indonesia, however, it is designed for those who are adventurous in
body and spirit.