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Guide to the Island of Borneo

Borneo, located in Southeast Asia, is the third largest island in the world. The island is not made up of just one country, but by three different countries: Brunei, Malaysia and Indonesia. When talking about Borneo Indonesia, we talk about a region enriched with flora and fauna. Among the flora stand out forests and virgin forests. Among the Fauna, unique animals stand out, such as: the Orangutan and the Komodo dragon.

Borneo can be defined as the perfect destination for nature lovers because the nature reserves on this island are gigantic, although lately they have been affected by serious problems such as logging, hunting and illegal trade of animals.

Borneo was discovered by the famous navigators Magallanes and Juan Sebastian Elcano in the year 1521 and throughout its history the struggle of ambitions on the part of Spaniards, Portuguese, English, Germans for having part of the territory was relevant. In 1521, Spain helped Sirela, a character who ambitioned the throne of Borneo to get the throne, then the Portuguese helped the dethroned and helped him get it back, but again the Spaniards put Sirela on the throne.

Spain dominated the Joló archipelago and part of its provinces in the 1851 years, after having freed the region from a group of pirates who besieged it and did not allow trade in the area.

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How to get to the island of Borneo

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The first thing to keep in mind before arriving in Borneo is that to enter you need at least one tourist visa which can be obtained at any Indonesian embassy. The only way to get to Borneo is by boat or by plane, by boat you can get to the ports Medan, Batam, Jakarta, Semarang, Surabaya etc.

By plane, which is the most important means, can be reached from the airports of Medan Bantam, Manado, Jakarta, Blak or Pekabaru. The main entrance to Indonesia and the one most used by tourists is Bali. One of the options that now seems the most direct and affordable in terms of price is travel to Borneo from the island of Java.

Our recommendation is that use a good flight comparator to locate the flight that best suits your needs.

How to move around the island of Borneo

To move from one region to another, uses a lot of small airlines for small planes, that's why you should take it into account if you carry heavy luggage. And if you want to visit a specific park, you should consult guides about it and inform yourself well, since the way to travel to those places differs a lot from each other.

For example, in the Tanjung Puting National Park It is accessed through boats, which are also the means to move within it. It is also necessary to guide for adventures inside the park, the most recommended is hire a klotok For three or four days, these are excellent and include food, guides, transportation etc. The experience of spending a few days in the jungle is usually wonderful and unforgettable.

If you want to have a nice experience, in borneo or any of the Indonesian islands, you could move on a bicycle and give yourself beautiful walks through the wonderful landscapes. For larger trips you could take the bus, and in places that have a train like sumatra and Java, it is recommended that you use it, although some of these have some other rusty cans.

To move from one island to another you will only have the option of doing it by water or by land, for this you will have available ferris and planes. The ferries provide an excellent service, in addition they are usually quite cheap. To move by plane, you will have available several airlines such as: Airasa, Lionair, Garuda, Batavia air etc. these will lend you an excellent service, the price will depend on the class where you travel of course.

When is the best time to travel to Borneo?

Borneo has a tropical climate, that is, two seasons, one rainy and the other dry. The dry season is from April to September, and the rainy season is from October to March.

The best time to travel to Borneo is in the months of June and September since in this season it rains less and the most pleasant temperatures are presented.

It is recommended that if you travel to Borneo and want to venture into the jungle, be warned about tetanus, polio and hepatitis vaccines.

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What to visit during our stay in Borneo?

Borneo, as we said at the beginning, has very good nature reserves, one of these reserves which would be a good option for you to visit is the Tanjung Puting National Park, which is located south of Borneo. The main attraction (so to speak) of this and many parks, are usually the famous orangutans, there you can see them both in the wild and the so-called rehabilitated (orangutans bred in captivity which are trained to live in the wild)

An excellent idea would be to visit the cities of Balikpapan, Tenggarong and Samaringa, where you will find beautiful parks and natural reserves, they are also excellent places to dive, where this activity is practiced.

If you are fascinated by mountainous parks, then it is advisable that you visit the Betung Kerihun park or the Bukit Baka Bukit Raya National Park. But if what you love most are the rainforests, then I recommend you visit the Kayan Metarang parks, Danau Sentarum and Kutai.

4 essential things to do in Borneo

  • Visit National Park Tanjung Puting and tour it in a Klotok and enjoy watching the jungle, orangutans, proboscis monkeys and pure nature in action.
  • Observe marine life in all its splendor diving in Maratua, Sangalaki, Kakaban. The lake that is located in Kakaban is usually an excellent place to practice snorkeling.
  • Visit one of the curious floating markets of Kalimatan and visit the Dayak villages, which still live in a natural state in perfect harmony with nature.
  • Spending the night in one of the Parks is a pleasant and unforgettable experience, this must be done with a guide of course. This can be done in an excursion in a klotok, repellent and protection against mosquitoes is recommended.