Borneo Adventure and Wildlife Eco Tours
The Indonesia territory of Kalimantan, which makes up two-thirds of the island of Borneo, is well known as an international biodiversity hotspot, with incredible tropical forests and wildlife, including orangutans and gibbons.
Kalimantan is complex, both geologically and topographically. It has the nine ecoregions (including eight land-based ecoregions, as well as the Sulawesi Sea). Four of these ecoregions are listed by the World Wildlife Federation as global ecoregions. Kalimantan has the largest expanse of intact lowland rainforest in Southeast Asia, and many moderately high mountain peaks (source: World Wildlife Federation.
There are 394 species of freshwater fish, 290 species of reptiles, 288 species of terrestrial mammals, and 420 bird species. There are almost 11,000 species of flowering plants, including rare orchids and 12 species of rafflesia, the world’s largest flower. However, there is most likely even more diversity and is one of the most species-rich areas of the world: despite two centuries of taxonomic research, the islands’ species and conservation are still undocumented. It is estimated that 15-35% of the flora are yet to be collected (source: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/305323095_State_of_Kalimantan%27s_biodiversity [accessed August 13, 2017]).
4 days/3 nights Borneo Adventure and Wildlife Eco Tour (easy)
Peilahari Tanah Laut Wildlife Reserve is a forested part of Sultan Adam Forest Park (in Indonesian, Taman Hutan Raya Sultan Adam, abbreviated Tahura). Also known as Tahura Sultan Adam, it is located in the a forested area in Banjarmasin, in the Banjar regency of South Kalimantan province. The Pelaihari Reserve in Martapura covers an area of 36,400 hectares (almost 90,000 acres). Sultan Adam Forest Park is located approximately 55 kilometers from the city of Banjarmasin, or about 15 kilometers from the city of Banjar Baru, the capital of Banjar (source: https://www.indonesia-tourism.com/south-kalimantan/sultan_adam.html [accessed August 13, 2017]).