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Loksado bamboo rafting

Rafting using a rubber boat is too mainstream. In Loksado District, Hulu Sungai Selatan Regency, South Kalimantan Province, Indonesia, you will navigate rapids using bamboo rafts or called Balanting Paring by the Dayak Meratus tribe.

One raft is only for four people consisting of three passengers and an experienced guide. You will be taken by the Amandit River for two to three hours in the Meratus mountains.

Dlium Loksado bamboo rafting

The Loksado raft is made of bamboo arrangements which are tied to one another where a raft usually consists of 10 to 20 unusually strong bamboo from the Loksado forest. Adventure will be treated to views of dense forests on the left and right side.

Amadit River water is very clear and fresh! The raft will be swayed by heavy currents, but each guide understands this river very well. They are quick to control the raft using a long bamboo to prevent the big rock and go in the right direction.

The adventure ends in Tanhu Village and relaxes the tense muscles in one of the natural hot springs. This spring comes from natural gas. Travelers generally come to Loksado to watch the traditional Dayak Meratus house and the traditional activities of the residents before doing bamboo rafting.

Riding a bamboo raft is a routine activity of the Dayak Meratus community to send bamboo to the city. Over time more and more travelers want to feel gliding on bamboo too. The best time is June or December where the water discharge is high to float on large rocks.



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