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During your visit to Banjarmasin, you can spend your first day on cultural tours soaking up the atmosphere in this tropical capital. Learn about the history of South Kalimantan’s independence at the Wasaka Museum. Relive the milestones of the Banjar people’s fight against Dutch colonialism through paintings and a collection of weapons and objects used at the time. Continue on by visiting the mosques whose melodious calls to prayer will punctuate your day. Your hotel near the Lok Baintan floating markets will allow you to start your second day by discovering this must-see in Banjarmasin. You will glide on the river in the middle of the boats of the locals coming to stock up on the awakening of Matahari, the eye of the day, the name given to the sun in Indonesia. You will continue to the Barito River and Kembang Island, for an unforgettable encounter with the hundreds of monkeys that inhabit it.
After your arrival in Banjarmasin from Pontianak or another city of Borneo, take the time to relax in our hotel in Banjarmasin. The next day, you will board a boat before daybreak and let your mind awaken gently on the way to the Lok Baintan floating market. Soon, the lapping sounds of the river will be replaced by that of boats laden with fruit and vegetables colliding with the din of the crowd, laughing and haggling. You will then land on Kembang Island or stroll through the lush jungle, the natural habitat of the proboscis monkeys. Take a day to explore the Dasak tribes in the Meratus Mountains. In the heart of a green landscape of hills and waterfalls, these indigenous populations continue to live according to their traditional rites. To follow the flow of water, travel down the river on a bamboo raft to our Golden Tulip restaurant to enjoy a meal of Indonesian specialties and end your getaway in style.