Kalimantan

Borneo: Among the Head Hunters

KALIMANTAN, BORNEO ISLAND – INFORMATION:

Borneo is a vast island covered with 130 million year old rain forest and it is full of mysteries. The jungle hides endemic species of animals and plants, forgotten villages where people live in “Long Houses” and worship evil spirits and tribesman hunting with poisoned darts and blow guns.

Borneo and its Iindonesian part:‘Kalimantan’ is the home of Dayak and Iban tribes – famous tattoo makers and descendants of fearsome warriors and head-hunters. It is home to, wild orangutans which are so amazingly close to humans and the biggest flower in the world – the Rafflesia. The impenetrable interior of the island is cut by endless rivers so getting a good boat is the best way to get around. Borneo is divided between three countries: Indonesia (Kalimantan), Malaysia (Sarawak and Sabah) and Sultanate of Brunei. Even if the island is slowly opening up and being modernised it’s still an ultimate destination for the real adventure hunters!

If you plan your holidays in Kalimantan, Borneo Island, make sure to join these best attractions to your bucket list!

KALIMANTAN, BORNEO ISLAND – BEST ATTRACTIONS:

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Derawan Archipelago

Swim with whale sharks and relax on another paradise island.

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PN Tanjung Puting

Go on the river cruise and marvel at orangutans in their natural environment.

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Dayaks

Learn about animism, see the Dayak’s ancestral bone houses, their tradition of tattoo making and learn about their funeral customs.