Borneo is Indonesia’s wild child. An exotic destination covered in thick luscious jungles regarded as the ‘lungs of the world’.
Kalimantan, unlike the other major Indonesian islands, is the only island in Indonesia without a single volcano. The highlight of the region is its vast tropical lowland rainforests estimated to be around 140 million years old, making it one of the oldest rainforests in the world, and only second to the Amazon rainforests in terms of biodiversity and richness.
One of the biggest tourist attraction is the Tanjung Puting National Park with its famous Camp Leakey, the most accessible area for wildlife observation of the Sumatran orangutans and other species.
This region is not all about rainforests. Surprisingly, the eastern part is also home to the idyllic Derawan archipelago consisting of 31 tropical islands, its most famous being Derawan, Maratua, Kakaban and Sangalaki, underrated yet truly remarkable world class diving and snorkeling destinations.
Relax and sunbathe from stunning floating resorts in Derawan, dive with Barracuda and Sharks in Maratua, swim with stingless jellyfish in Kakaban, and catch the spectacular manta rays and turtles in Sangalaki.
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