Ecotourism in the Heart of Borneo offers a pathway to a more sustainable future for local communities. It provides an alternative way to generate income for communities while protecting the natural environment.
Home to Indonesia’s longest river, the Kapuas, and two National Parks nominated as World Heritage and Ramsar sites by UNESCO, West Kalimantan is a great place to explore Borneo’s heart.
WWF works closely with Komunitas Pariwisata Kapuas Hulu
(KOMPAKH), a community based ecotourism organisation in the Kapuas Hulu district of West Kalimantan. KOMPAKH began in 2005 as a way to promote responsible tourism to the Kapuas Hulu district. It also supports the wellbeing of local communities.
In Central Kalimantan, you may explore many artistic wisdom, culture and natural beauty of the Dayak land.
Visit the Sebangau National Park, where the biggest habitat for Borneo Orangutan and the gate to the depth of the Heart of Borneo area. You may contact our local partner Blue Betang Heart of Borneo Travel Adventure
, a tour operator supported by WWF and local government.
Supported by WWF and the local government, communities in Hulu Pujungan, Hulu Bahau (Malinau) and the Krayan Highlands (Nunukan) have been working together to progress Borneo-Ecotourism
Both Hulu Pujungan and Krayan Hulu are partially included in the Kayan Mentarang National Park, the first park in Indonesia to be managed collaboratively with local communities.
Some areas are ideal destinations for ecotourism expeditions and jungle trekking, short- and long-distance, amidst primary and secondary forest. A world of wild rivers adventures, old village sites and archeological remains, traditional culture and village life, and Dayak warm hospitality awaits visitors.
Sarawak and Sabah
Both Sarawak and Sabah also have their own uniqueness in the adventure and tourism destinations.
Placing emphasis on the natural environment, culture and history, Borneo Adventure
has established a reputation for innovative and informative tours in Sarawak, Malaysia. Since 1987 on Borneo Adventure has provided a highly personalized service which puts visitors in touch with the people and the land.
Meanwhile since 1991, the Borneo Eco Tours
is a specialist in local tour operator in Sabah, Malaysia to help the tourists planning the trip to explore the natural wonders in Sabah's Jungle.