Spectacular and Little Known Gagu Longhouse

Tumbang Gagu Longhouse was founded in 1870 using the traditional Dayak method of releasing a chicken and seeing where it roosts.

Brilliant River Spectacle in Isen Mulang Dayak Cultural Festival

We had picture perfect weather for the decorated boats, Jukung Hias, competition on 20 May.

A Tiwah in Bangkal – Dayak Gotong Royong

The Tiwah marks the passing of elders in a traditional Dayak village. It is an occasion for everyone to join in the preparations, etc…

WOW Borneo! says Gabrielle of DestinAsian about Rahai’i Pangun Cruises

Come join us on a cruise. WOW Borneo!

Kalimantan Tour Destinations is re-branding to WOW Borneo – come and join us on our quality, comfortable, relaxing cruises, etc…

Climbing Tangkiling Hill

Although only 200 meters in height, climbing Tangkiling Hill can be challenging for the unfit as the pathway leads up and up and up stairways and etc…

WOW Borneo guests donate money for fire fighting equipment at BOSF Care Centre

Thanks to our guests who donated towards the purchase of fire fighting etc…

Returning Rains

Monsoon rains have arrived washing away the smoke clouds caused by the damaging fires of September and October.

Historic Banjarmasin’s Canals & Padddies

Banjarmasin, long the trading capital of South Kalimantan, sits astride the deltas of the Barito and Martapura Rivers. Canals were once the only highways, etc…

El Nino intensifies the dry season in 2015

Normally Kalimantan experiences a musim kamarau or dry season in August, September and October. In recent years this pattern has varied. This year, etc…

A Tiwah at Tewang Rangas during the final three days

Helping departed family members reach the highest place in heaven is what the tiwahceremony enables in Dayak mythology.

The forest is flooded again!

In October and November the rains came again, over flowing the river banks and flooding into the ox bow lakes and the forests.

Dry Season – August to September 2014

Normally Kalimantan experiences a musim kamarau or dry season in August and September.

Gunung Palung National Park

Cloaked in a gossamer wisps of cloud, Mount Palung rises above the brilliant flash of rice paddies.



    Last week WOW Borneo (KTD) arranged our trip and accompanied by our wonderful Dayak guide Dodi (and ’trainee’ guide Jonathan) we travelled upto see the long house (*betang*) at a little village called Tumbang Gagu, right up in the headwaters of the Sampit (or Mentaya) River.

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    We had a wonderful 3 days and 2 nights on the beautiful Rahai’i Pangun. The whole crew looked after us every minute with great food, cool drinks and all the comforts to make our trip memorable. Thanks to Lorna, Sayful, Suryadi, Patirwin, Anto, Ujeng and Ready!

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    This Jungle River Cruise gave us a great present! The river and time pass slowly on the boat. Not only orangutans and jungle but also the people, especially the children of the village moved us so much. I was impressed!

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    To all on the Rahai’i Pangun, thank you for introducing me to the wonders of Central Kalimantan over a fantastic few days. Loved the boat, loved the concept, loved the food – and the company was pretty great too!

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    It was the trip of a lifetime!

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    It was so moving to visit the two villages. Kanarakhan and Gaung Baru were memorable in their exchange of culture with us.

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    Thank you very much for an unforgettable jungle experience. The long boat journey through the flooded jungle was great. The food was excellent as well.

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    The river cruise was beyond awesome. We had a great crowd on the boat. We had fantastic food and nothing was seen as too hard to do for us from all the crew.

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    Thank you again for taking such great care of all of us during our recent visit to Kalimantan. You and the crew were so professional, kind, generous and fun. Our group really enjoyed getting to know you, eating the delicious food presented to us each day, and relaxing on your boat.

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  • SUE HEWETT (21-24 DECEMBER 2012)

    This cruise was everything we’d dreamed and more. The boat is very comfortable, the crew efficient and courteous and the food delicious!  The guide couldn’t have been better – fun, passionate, thoughtful, knowledgeable and great company!

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    This tour was one of the best vacation and wildlife experiences I have had (and I have seen pretty much everything in Africa). Despite all it has to offer, Kalimantan is a tough place to vacation in so I was not expecting much. However, I was blown away by this trip.

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