Why choose Kalimantan

Did you know that Kalimantan, the Indonesian part of Borneo, is home to one of the oldest rainforests in the world? Its tropical climate, with lush, dense jungles and warm temperatures, makes it an ideal cruise destination for nature enthusiasts. Cruisegoers flock here to see the majestic orangutans at Tanjung Puting National Park and explore the floating markets of Banjarmasin, offering a unique glimpse into riverine life. The area’s stunning biodiversity and rich cultural experiences promise an unforgettable journey.

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Intrigue awaits in Kalimantan, where history is woven through tales of ancient kingdoms and colonial conquests. The Dayak tribes, known for their intricate tattoos and vibrant traditions, have shaped the social landscape, while political shifts have transformed it into a hub of conservation and ecotourism. Visiting Kalimantan is like stepping into a living history book, where the past and present coexist in fascinating harmony, offering a deep dive into Indonesia’s rich cultural heritage.

Kalimantan’s uniqueness lies in its unparalleled natural and cultural diversity. Picture a place where you can cruise down rivers bordered by dense rainforest, listen to the calls of exotic wildlife, and visit traditional longhouses still inhabited by indigenous tribes. The region’s culinary offerings, such as the exotic flavors of Ayam Cincane (grilled chicken with spices), provide a sensory journey that complements its physical beauty. Kalimantan is a destination where each moment feels like a new discovery.

Cruise lines like Silversea and Azamara offer routes to Kalimantan, providing tailored shore excursions that highlight the island’s wonders. One must-do excursion is a guided tour through Tanjung Puting National Park, where you can observe orangutans in their natural habitat, trek through the pristine jungle, and learn about conservation efforts. This immersive experience not only showcases the natural beauty of Kalimantan but also deepens your understanding of the critical ecological work being done to protect this unique environment.