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Kalimantan Tour Guide

Balikpapan, Indonesia
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About Kalimantan Tour Guide
Kalimantan Tour Guide provide adventure, wildlife and culture tour for Borneo Island, Indonesia. Your request will be handled by the REAL FIRST HAND experienced tour guide from the very beginning. With taking tour with us you also contribute and help the environment and adding income for local people especially some locals who concern to our nature and wildlife.
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Visit orangutan handmade island
Visit sun bear sanctuary
Explore the forest and climb up to the canopy bridge
Take a boat trip to see wild proboscis monkey
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Andredt wrote a review Mar 2021
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Balikpapan is a wonderful city located strategically on the coast of East Kalimantan Province. Balikpapan is usually known as the city of oil, city of faith and a very clean city. Further acknowledging the city's reputation, it has been awarded the Adipura and Adipura kencana award, which are given to cities in regard of cleanliness and environmental management in Indonesia. Living costs and prices of goods here a quite high, because the city acts as a center for business and industry in kalimantan. I think the locals are also very friendly people. There are many attractions and things you can do inside and around Balikpapan. Most "nature" themed attractions can be found a few kilometers away from Balikpapan. You may find local wildlife such as sun bears and orangutans while navigating through forests along with a tour guide. The nature you can find is simply irreplaceable.
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Date of experience: May 2020
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Devi Napitupulu wrote a review Mar 2021
Balikpapan, Indonesia1 contribution1 helpful vote
When I first came to Balikpapan, I was surprised by the cleanliness of the airport and of course the view of the city, it's so different from the city I lived in before, this city is cleaner and everything is neatly arranged. The area of ​​this city is much smaller than other cities in Indonesia and the population is also not that dense, I really like it because I don't really like noise like those in big cities. At first, I was expecting a worse traffic condition but to my surprise it was not bad at all! What Balikpapan does not do well are food and shopping. There are only about three shopping malls and places to eat that are not too much compared to other places. The food is not that fantastic as the price, but at least there are some foods that still worth it. Talking about this city, there are some places that definitely you have to go while you are in here, such as Taman Bekapai, Bukit Bangkirai, Kampung warna warni, Beruang madu, Pantai Banua Patra, Kebun raya, etc. All of this places looks pretty awesome!! When you are somewhere or abroad, of course you have to make sure that your clothes match where you are, I highly recommend you to wear something that is not too thick because of the hot weather but also don't wear clothes that are too short or open, because of course we have to adjust our clothes with the place where we are. I don't really recommend this city is a "must" to visit during the holidays or when you are in Indonesia, as nothing is too special, other cities like Bali offer so much more. But if you choose the most comfortable place to live in, I really believe Balikpapan is the best, because the environment is very clean, and we also don't need to be afraid of having to go somewhere early for fear of being stuck in traffic. and most importantly Balikpapan still provides a place that has pretty good facilities!!
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Date of experience: March 2021
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WonderMan wrote a review Mar 2021
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Balikpapan is a city located in East Kalimantan, Indonesia. And in my opinion, Balikpapan is also the cleanest and best city in East Kalimantan. This is evident from the Adipura award that was won in 2015. There are also many interesting tourist attractions to visit in Balikpapan, and besides that, the typical Balikpapan food is not inferior to today's food. Of course, there is still much to know about Balikpapan. When viewed on a map of the Indonesian territory, the location of the city of Balikpapan can be said to be close to the equator. Because of that, the temperature in Balikpapan can reach 33゜c, of course, it feels very hot. Furthermore, tourist attractions in Balikpapan are worth visiting, one of which is Bekapai Park, because there is a large fountain and many food and beverage sellers as well as plenty of places to sit to enjoy the park. And there are many more that are interesting to visit, such as Lamaru Beach, Bangkirai Hill, and so on. Moreover, foods that should be tried are typical of Balikpapan, one of which is potato fronds. As the name suggests, the main part used is potato and it tastes nice and sweet. Of course, many more typical Balikpapan culinary delights are worth a try, such as; mantau bread, and so on. For those who want to shop as well as entertainment, such as malls or similar places, Balikpapan also has a good mall to visit. One of them is e-Walk mall. This mall is also one of the best malls in the city of Balikpapan. The last thing that is interesting about the city of Balikpapan is that endangered animals such as proboscis monkeys, orangutans, and sun bears are also the mascot of Balikpapan. The things I like about the city of Balikpapan are its cleanliness, its distinctive food, the majority of its friendly people, the tourist attractions, and the animals I mentioned earlier. What I don't like is that sometimes the prices of food and drinks are not appropriate or can be said to be expensive, but not all food and drinks are expensive. From all that I have said, I advise you to take a vacation to the city of Balikpapan, guaranteed not to regret and your experience in Balikpapan will not be forgotten.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Wow123 wrote a review Mar 2021
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Balikpapan, it is one of the biggest cities in east Kalimantan, with a population of 696,000 according to macrotrend in 2021. This city, named Balikpapan has earned the Adipura award, which is an award given to cities or districts in Indonesia which succeeded in cleaning and managing the urban environment, making Balikpapan one of the cleanest cities in Indonesia. Balikpapan is also known for its nature, and protection of the nearly extinct orangutan, which is mainly located at this specific city. The city is also known as the oil city, it is named that because of the many oil that resides in this particular city. Balikpapan, known for its nature, clean environment and its protection of the nearly extinct animal, Orangutan. It is certainty one of the famous cities in east Kalimantan. In this city, there is a lot of things to do and see, for example you could visit the many tourist attraction that is presented in this city, such as the Benua Patra Beach, or you could also see the 3 big mall that resides in Balikpapan, such as Pentacity mall. Balikpapan also has a variety of food, from different culture from Indonesia, such as Yellow rice (Indonesian term “Nasi kuning”), Rendang, Soto Banjar, and many more, and you could buy it at a reasonable price in here. Also, most of the people in this city are quite friendly and kind, and would help travelers that come to this town. All in all, I have an amazing and enjoyable experience in this city. And I would also recommend any people who want to learn Indonesian culture or anybody that want to come to this city, to travel to this city.
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Date of experience: April 2020
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Irwin Laumin wrote a review Mar 2021
Balikpapan, Indonesia5 contributions1 helpful vote
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Balikpapan is the second largest city in East Kalimantan and one of the cleanest cities in Indonesia. There are many hills, so many of the roads are uphill. Balikpapan is nicknamed the city of oil. There are historical relics in Balikpapan, when the Japanese went to Balikpapan and took oil and there are also houses on stilts. There are many tourist destinations such as Woody Park, Kebun Kita and others. The people who live here are very friendly and kind. There are many Balikpapan specialties such as yellow rice, mantau and others. The food is not expensive and can be found everywhere. Balikpapan City is not too big, so moving from one place to another is not too far away. There are many hotels, so you don't need to bother looking for them. There are 5 malls here and 3 of them are big malls. Balikpapan has one of the largest airports in Indonesia and the most visited. I advise you to visit Balikpapan because there are many tourist attractions that must be visited, such as beaches, floating villages, rehabilitation places for Sun Bears and Orangutans and others. What I don't like about Balikpapan is that the infrastructure is not that good compared to other big cities. What I like about Balikpapan is that floods, traffic jams and landslides rarely occur. There are no mountains in Kalimantan, so there are no earthquakes.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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