About the challenge
Indonesian Kalimantan occupies almost three-quarters of Borneo and is a land of mountains, thick jungle and rivers; its remoteness is legendary.
Our challenging trek takes us truly off the beaten track. We trek through dense, steamy jungle, surrounded by the incredibly atmospheric sounds made by a myriad of insects, animals such as gibbons, hornbills and tree frogs, and the all-pervasive dripping foliage. Staying in local Dayak villages, we gain a privileged insight into their ancient culture.
You won’t have many home comforts, but this is an unforgettable challenge in an untamed environment – a true adventure in every sense.
Trek through lush rainforest and stay in remote rainforest communities
Orang-u-tan centre visit with World Animal Protection
Days 1-2: Flight to Banjarmasin
Days 3-7: Hilly trekking through lush and dense Indonesian Kalimantan rainforest
Days 8-9: Visit Orang-u-tan centre, free time in Balikpapan; fly home
What makes it tough?
Steep, slippery, overgrown trails in rainforest
Hills feel unrelenting in heat
Strenuous trekking days
8-10 hours trekking
Rustic accommodation adds to challenge