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The KM Sekonyer is 18-meters in length and 3-meters wide, and has a traditional local klotok hull. It has three air-conditioned cabins with mosquito netting. The upper viewing deck is completely open, and is furnished with comfortable rattan furniture and a dining table. Cruises are accompanied by five crew and an English-speaking guide.

Rates from 1,030 USD/person for a join-in cruise of 3days/2nights
(based on 2 persons sharing the same cabin)

Find the Secret Cruise to suit you
With scheduled cabin cruises from 2 to 4 nights on the Sekonyer and Kumai rivers, discover and enjoy the best of Borneo’s wildlife from the luxury of our Secret Cruise. Contact the Secret Retreats concierge on to reserve the cruise that best suits you, and to plan and book your pre and post cruise itinerary.

Your Host and The Team

“Starting from Palangkaraya harbor, the cruise, past the stilted and floating houses of the provincial capital, continues upriver along the forest lined river, passing villages. In the early evening, take a canoe through the shimmering black water lakes. Keep an eye out for proboscis monkeys, hornbills, and Brahmini kites as the boat moves up the Rungan River. When we reach Bapallas Island, you will take a motorised canoe to observe orangutans, then continue to the BOSF Education Centre where adult orangutans are waiting to be placed on the pre-release islands. Learn about the BOSF rehabilitation programs.

Later on the way to Kanarakan, a tiny riverside village we will meet with Dayak Ngaju tribes (home gardens, rubber field, rubber tapping) and some other traditions. More than a cruise, you will book a lifetime experience.”

“Experience the wonders of Borneo with Kalimantan and witness its forests, orangutans and other wildlife, and local Dayak people. Four boats are available for guided tours: Ruhui Rahayu (one single cabin), Spirit of Kalimantan (private charter with 3 cabins), Rahai’I Pangun (6 cabins, join-in cruise) and Sekonyer (3 cabins, join-in cruise).”
Kim, the discoverer.


Superior Large Cabin with Terrace (1 unit)

Featuring local timber, this is roomy cabin of over 16sqm has windows on two sides. It has a queen bed, air-conditioning and en-suite bathroom. Access to the private balcony on the bow of the boat is directly through the cabin.

Double Cabin (2 units)

Featuring local timber, each of these 10sqm cabins has large shuttered and mosquito screened windows. It has a queen bed, air conditioning, and en-suite bathroom.

Vessel Facilities and Highlights

Sekonyer highlight
  • Air ConditioningAir Conditioning
    Gay FriendlyGay Friendly
    Eco FriendlyEco Friendly
    Artisan VillageArtisan Village
    Traditional ArtsTraditional Arts
    Minority TribesMinority Tribes


Useful Information

Cruising Areas: Kumai and Sekonyer Rivers, Central Kalimantan (Borneo)
Length: 18m
Beam: 3.50m
Number of Cabins: 3
Annual Docking: a few days in September
Time zone: (GMT+07:00) Jakarta
Currency accepted: IDR
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard, JCB, Diners, UnionPay
Electricity voltage: 220V
Electricity plug type:
Transfers from Pangkalan Bun Airport or hotels to the boat are included.
Airport: Iskandar Pangkalan Bun Airport (PKN) - 11 km

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We Care

With a genuine love for Kalimantan and a vision rooted in making a difference in the developing world, the founders of The Spirit of Kalimantan have pioneered ecotourism and positive developments in the region. With a profound awareness of the fragile interrelationship between the rain forest and the livelihood of the Dayak people, The Spirit of Kalimantan continually seeks solutions that are in harmony with this powerful symbiosis. By modifying the traditional Dayak boat, the founders created a unique floating hotel, which enables guests to visit traditional villages and experience the flora and fauna of rain forest in-depth. Simul-taneously, the guests support the local village with little impact to the surrounding environment.

In addition, The Spirit of Kalimantan works closely with villagers in the development of the tourist industry, training and assisting them as guides, renting canoes, offering fishing trips and many other activities. The company also makes a regular contribution to the Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS) foundation. The Spirit of Kalimantan offers guided canoe trips to the pre-release BOS islands to witness orangutans, and provides educational information to guests to raise awareness. The company has garnered international recognition for its eco-tourism efforts, receiving the Virgin Responsible Travel Best Cruise Operator award, as well as the Indonesia Travel and Tourism Award, “Leading Cruise Operator.

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