Covering two thirds of the island of Borneo, Kalimantan is a wild province seldom visited by travelers. Shrouded in large tracts of rainforest, traditional Dayak villages are connected by a complex river system, but the most well-known inhabitants of this island can be found swinging through the trees.

Orangutans, proboscis monkeys and macaques make their home here, along with hornbills and other exotic bird species. This is the largest population of wild orangutans left on earth, providing a rare opportunity to encounter these endangered and endearing creatures in their natural habitat. Sleep onboard an enclosed traditional wooden riverboat for a truly authentic experience.

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Offshore the untouched natural beauty continues in the Sangalaki Archipelago and each island has something special to experience. Watch schools of graceful mantas swirl off Sangalaki Island, marvel at the many turtles at Derawan, slip into a saltwater lake full of stingless jellyfish on Kakaban, check out the schools of barracuda and trevally at Maratua and hunt for unusual critters at Nabucco. Explore lush reefs, dramatic drop-offs, swim-throughs and channels. Encounter nudibranchs, gobis, squat lobsters and mandarin fish, as well as reef sharks, Napoleon wrasse, eagle rays and leopard sharks. This area has an unusual mix of macro and pelagic sites.