Kalimantan Borneo Indonesia

Kalimantan (Borneo) Travel Guide, Indonesia

Get in & Around


Kalimantan is one of the main Island in Indonesia which also known as Borneo and is the 3rd largest island in the world.

This island is shared by the Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak and the Brunei and located on the north of Java, west of Sulawesi, and east of Sumatra.

It has 580.000 km2 area part of the Indonesia, the home for 12 million people including the indigenous Dayak tribe, with their longhouses and well-known for its hospitable people.

Borneo consists of four provinces that offers the endless opportunities to explore its rainforests the home for some of the most biodiverse areas in the world.

West Kalimantan

This province has more and better longhouses and national parks than any of other 3 provinces, places of many historical located  in Pontianak, Mempawah, Sambas, Tayan, Sintang and Ketapang.

It has the most lively Chinese culture than any of other part of Indonesia, with the most extensive road-system in the whole island, therefore to get around this province is relatively easy.

Central Kalimantan

Central Kalimantan has easy access from Java, has Palang Karaya as the capital city. Featuring the most touristic Tanjung Puting National Park and where the most active Dayak culture live.

It is also where many community still follow the traditional religion, unique wooden mausoleums and other carvings to marvel.

South Kalimantan

It has Banjarmasin as the capital city with an amazing river scene, stilt houses and the best floating market in the whole of Asia.

There is more river-life to experience upstream, and trekking possibilities in the Meratus Mountains near Loksado also where the traditional Dayak groups of this province live.

East Kalimantan

This part of Borneo is the most popular part of this island, where Mahakam and Apokayan located, where you can also learn more about the most darkest deep borneo.

Not only where the center of the ‘real’ Borneo is but also has Kalimantan’s most extensive forest cover, Borneo’s best offshore islands, fascinating Dayak festivals and artwork, national parks for either easy wildlife-sightings or great trekking.