Banjarmasin's most interesting draw is its lively floating markets. Your guide will help you take part in the city's market rituals by navigating the canals at dawn via riverboat, then bartering for local produce and handicrafts. The site of hundreds of narrow floating-boat market stalls will be forever etched in your memory! Outside the city, adventure calls: venture through South Kalimantan's waterways and into protected forests where you can spot such endemic species as the proboscis monkey, orangutan and honey bear.
Banjarmasin (aka Bandjermasin or Bandjarmasin) is the capital of South Kalimantan, Indonesia. It is located on a delta island near the junction of the Barito and Martapura rivers. As a result, Banjarmasin is sometimes called the "River City". Its population was 625,395 at the 2010 Census
Main economic sectors include transportation and communication (26.1% of the city's GDP), processing industries (24.9%) and trade and commerce (16.5%). Main processing industries are: plywood, rattan and rubber manufacturing.
Under the Köppen climate classification, Banjarmasin features a tropical rainforest climate. Temperatures are relatively constant throughout the year, averaging about 27 degrees Celsius, and the city has no real dry season. However Banjarmasin has noticeably wetter and drier times of the year. November through May forms the wettest part of the year with monthly precipitation of 200 millimetres (7.9 in) or more per month. June through October is drier with monthly precipitation of about 120 millimetres (4.7 in) per month. Banjarmasin on average sees just under 2,600 millimetres (100 in) of rain per year.
Places of interest
The Sabilal Muhtadin Mosque, located along the Martapura riverfront, is a major landmark in the city. Completely built in 1979, the mosque accommodates thousands of worshippers on Friday prayers.
A state university (Universitas Lambung Mangkurat, UNLAM) is also located in the town. A floating marketplace, where buyers and sellers meet each other using boats, is located on the western outskirts of town. It is a traditional market and is considered one of city's identity mark for years.
Banjarmasin has long been renowned as a center for gem trading, particularly rare diamonds and rubies. An informal network with international connections exists, which also supports the large domestic Indonesian trade in rare diamonds. Banjar's diamonds are especially known for their exquisite brilliance. In recent times, however, many of Indonesia's large diamond stones have been traded out of the country.
The Thousand River of South Borneo. Floating market become one of the tourist interest for its so different than any other market in Indonesia, even in the world. The particular side is coming from the way of the seller and the buyer have a deal on their shopping time. Both the seller and the buyer is using "Jukung" or a small boat to have a deal. The Bamboo Rafting Tour Expeditions are a collection of exploratories and Indonesia dream destination journeys that reflect the particular passions and favorite places.
Your guide will help you find the best of Kalimantan's unique natural and cultural attractions on your private Banjarmasin tour
Day 01: Banjarmasin Arrival (D)
Banjarmasin airport, meeting service and transfer to hotel. Afternoon by Klotok cruise along the Kelayan canal, to see the way of life or Banjarese.
Day 02: Banjarmasin Floatig Market (BLD)
After breakfast visit the traditional floating market, Then proceed to Loksado. Then trek for rivers by suspended bamboo bridges .
Day 03: Loksado , Mara Hatip , Meratus Mountains (BLD)
Morning visit Muara Hatip , then trek into rain forest of the Meratus Mountain to enjoy the flora & fauna.
Day 04: Losado, Bambo Rafting Banjarmasin (BLD)
Morning by Bamboo rafting downstream through at Amandit River proceed to Muara Hariang, and direct transfer by car to Banjarmasin.
Day 05: Banjarmasin , Departure (B)
Breakfast free at leisure until departure time to airport for your next destination.
Rate: USD 650/person/twin share, Minimum 2 person
- Private Cars
- Motorcanoe In Banjarmasin
- Bamboo Rafting
- Hotel In Banjarmasin 2 Nights
- 2,Nights In Loksado Bungalow/ Villa
- Meals and Beverages
- Tour Guide
- Refreshment ( Mineral water, Coffee and teas )
- Return air tickets
- Alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks
- Any personal expenses
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