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Loksado bamboo rafting

Loksado bamboo rafting or Balanting Paring down the swift water of the Amandit river using traditional boats of bamboo in Laksodo districts, Hulu Sungai Selatan regency, South Kalimantan. Rafting just using simple equipment such as a bamboo raft in the middle of Borneo jungle bring the thrill of adventure.

Loksado bamboo rafting truly test adrenaline in gaiety and freshness. Whitewater rafting is based on 10 to 20 bamboo tied up so it becomes a raft. One bamboo raft can accommodate 3 to 5 people including the captain. The rafters crossing the jungle and watch the activity of the Dayak community in Kalimantan.

Tinuku Travel Loksado bamboo rafting on Amandit river, a spectacular traditional whitewater adventure in Borneo jungles Travel Loksado bamboo rafting on Amandit river, a spectacular traditional whitewater adventure in Borneo jungles

Bamboo raft riding experience is different from driving a rubber boat used for rafting general. Large rocks blocking Amandit river path cause a bamboo raft overturned or broken. Helmsman usually aside to repair or replace a broken bamboo by cutting down bamboo trees that grow along the river.

The rafters have to prepare mentally and physically for a very challenging adventure. Riding a bamboo raft trip has a start point in Laksodo and finish point at Tanuhi village a total distance of 7 kilometers and up to 3 hours on a raft.

Bamboo is used as a raw material for making rafts are easy to find in Loksado. Local communities have long used bamboo rafts as a means of transportation to get to some villages located not far from the river banks. Dayak tribe rafts as transportation to the city, they crossed river for days to sell their harvest.

The rafter sits quietly on a bamboo raft, while the boat captain is very reliable tame Amandit river rapids. Green trees in the tropical rain forest of Borneo as a characteristic could be so beautiful. The sound of water splashing along the river will accompany a very exotic journey.

In several locations along trip can be found a few manugal is a field built on a steep slope of the hill. Manugal field systems used by traditional farmers of Dayak community long ago. In the vicinity of Amandit river there are also several Dayak villages, the houses are still made of wood.

There are several tour operators providing rafting package in Loksado. Safari Nusantara Tour & Travel as one of the tour operators provide 3 days tour packages including bamboo rafting in Loksado. The tour departs from Banjarmasin then Loksado then returned to Banjarmasin. Loksado bamboo rafting on Amandit river, a spectacular traditional whitewater adventure in Borneo jungles

Tinuku Travel Loksado bamboo rafting on Amandit river, a spectacular traditional whitewater adventure in Borneo jungles

Location: Amandit river, Loksado districts, Hulu Sungai Selatan regency, South Kalimantan.

Activity: Bamboo rafting, swimming, fishing, trekking, hiking and camping. Explore flora and fauna. Explore ethnography, archeology, architecture, culture and culinary. Hunting photography and videography, and others.

Complementary facilities: Bamboo rafting tours are widely available in Loksado districts and facilities such as transportation to the location. Services tours, boat, raft captain and campsite. Car parking, restrooms, restaurants and resorts.

Reach access: 51 km from Kandangan city, 161 km from Banjarmasin city.

Routes and public transport: All flights to Samsudin Noor Airport in Banjarmasin city. Then to Kandangan city using a car. Then to Loksado using motorcycle taxis.

Advice: Bring waterproof camera, bring dry clothes and bring plastic bag to protect from water.

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