Kalimantan is the Indonesian name for Borneo, the island shared with Brunei and Malaysia.
The tropical rainforests here are 130 million years old and are home to the Borean Orangutan and the traditional Dayak tribe. Unfortunately the rainforests are under threat from encroaching agriculture and the promotion of eco-tourism is fundamental in maintaining protection for these areas, animals and people. In the south, Tanjung Puting is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and a gateway into nature to observe the Orangutan, especially travelling up river by boat.
The interior of the island provides opportunities more intense rainforest exploration where the Dayak people have long lived in harmony with their surroundings. Despite their history of headhunting, they are very welcoming to visitors and the longhouses are the focal point of each village.
Any trip to Kalimantan will be a blend of unique nature, culture and adventure.