The pursuit of adventure for knowledge, camaraderie and self enlightenment… There is no prospect of wealth or fame ahead of me, only the satisfaction that I have to live a piece of my life to the fullest before complacency and age catch up with me.” — Robert Young Pelton.
Borneo is an equatorial island, the third largest in the world. Great rivers originate in these misty and mysterious highlands, flow through the dense jungles, and empty into the vibrant coastal seas.
The island hosts a vast diversity of species, including 104 species of lizards, 222 species of mammals, 93 species of bats, 570 species of birds, 250 species of freshwater fish, 700 species of marine fish, 10,000 species of insects, 1,000 species of butterflies, 2,500 species of trees, 959 species of orchids, 45,000 species of fungi, and 9,000 species of flowering plants. It is truly Asia’s Amazon and one of the most beautiful and biodiverse islands on the planet, yet many people have never heard of it.
Kalimantan is the Indonesian part of the island and takes up two thirds of the land mass, sharing it with Malaysia (Sarawak and Sabah) and Brunei.
One of the most beautiful parts of the island, and least visited is North Kalimantan.
I will be visiting a charming small Dayak village in North Kalimantan called Setulang. It’s a place I have been visiting regularly since 2012, and it keeps drawing me back to its pristine, original rainforests, as well as the people of the village who have welcomed me with open arms and a love for receiving visitors.
But this trip is not for everyone.
However, for those willing to trade some comfort for an authentic travel experience, as we immerse ourselves for 7 days in the lives of indigenous people, learning how they deeply connect with nature, traveling with them into their sacred forests to rejoice and connect, make new friends, and have a meaningful experience you will never forget, then this is for you.
What will we do while we are there?
We depart from Bali at 7 am, flying to Tarakan in North Kalimantan. From there, we take a fast speedboat to the riverside town of Malinau and continue our journey by car to the village, arriving around 6 pm. The return trip follows the same route.
|Per Person||USD $1,800|
Tour Cost includes:
$500 USD deposit required to confirm your place.
Full payment due on December 6, 2023.
Maximum size group 8 people.
Embark on an unforgettable cultural immersion journey in Borneo, where you’ll delve into the untamed beauty of the region while living among the indigenous Dayak people, immersing yourself in their diverse traditions and customs. As you connect with the local community, you’ll also have the opportunity to discover the incredible biodiversity, unique plants, and natural medicines of this remarkable land. And, to complete your experience, savor the natural flavors of Borneo’s delicious traditional cuisine.
Contact Dave directly for any questions or to put down a deposit.
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