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2 Days 1 Night
Availability : Operates daily
Banjarmasin
Diamond Workshop, Muara Kuin, Kambang Island
Min Age : 18+
Overview

This tour begins in Banjarmasin with a visit to a traditional diamond mining field and then as we visit a Diamond workshop watch as the talented artisans transform these gems into beautiful jewelry with an opportunity to purchase any of the beautiful pieces.

The next day we have an early morning start cruising the labyrinth of canals and small rivers to the cheerful atmosphere of the floating markets on the Muara Kuin River. The floating market is located exactly at the junction of the river of Barito and Kuin. The floating market is a reflection of Banjar culture that has been going on long time ago.

Local vendors paddling canoes and selling their produce make this a fascinating and exciting experience that is well worth the early morning rise. Floating market is a place where you can witness or do activity in river market by using boat directly.

Finally, to Kambang Island with its local inhabitants, the monkeys ready to welcome you before heading back to Martapura for some shopping or a tour of Banjarmasin. An enchanting insight into a different way of life !!

Departure & Return Location

Your Hotel in Banjarmasin or at Syamsuddin Noor Airport

Departure Time

Upon your arrival on Banjarmasin

Inclusion

  • Accommodation in Twin share air-conditioned rooms, with bath or shower
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees, donations and parking fees
  • Daily mineral water in the car
  • Transportation by private air-conditioned car, minibus, coach
  • English speaking guide Service charge, room tax, VAT, driver, guide expenses and baggage handling

Exclusion

  • Visa On Arrival at @ USD 35/Person, if applicable
  • International & Domestic Air fare
  • International Departure or domestic airport taxes
  • Extra meals and drinks other than mentioned in the itinerary
  • Camera/video fees, if any
  • Personal Travel Expenses (drinks, laundry, mini bar, gratitude’s for driver and guide etc)
  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • High / Peak season surcharge

What to Wear

  • Comfortable, casual lightweight clothing in natural fabrics such is suitable. Dress modestly and don’t wear shorts or tank tops when visiting religious buildings.

What to Bring

  • Hat
  • Sport Shoes and Sandals
  • Sunscreen
  • Sweater or Jacket for Cooler Region

Highlights

  • Diamond Mining Field & workshop
  • Floating Markets

Activities

  • See the local people mining for raw diamonds
  • Watch the artisans creating beautiful jewelry from the raw diamonds
  • Visit Martapura Town
  • Visit precious stone shopping center
  • Cruise down the Martapura river
  • Cruise down the Muara Kuin river
  • Visit Kambang Island

Other Info

Banjarmasin is well-known as the center of the diamond industry as well as the main diamond cutting and polishing venue in Kalimantan, in addition to being producers of top quality jewelry

Itinerary

Day 1Diamond Mining Field – Diamond Workshop – Diamond & Precious Stone Gallery (D)

Upon your arrival at Syamsuddin Noor Airport of Banjarmasin, you will be met by our Asia World Indonesia Representative and transferred to a traditional diamond mining field to watch people working and searching for raw diamonds using very simple traditional methods. Then visit a Diamond workshop where you will see the talented crafts-men artistically creating beautiful jewelry in various designs.

After that we go to Martapura Town to visit a Diamond & Precious Stone Gallery, then for the shoppers among us, we visit the Precious Stone Shopping Centre, Cahaya Bumi Selamat. A varied selection of jewelry and other local souvenirs are on offer at many of the shops to entice you.

Afternoon we drive to the city of Banjarmasin and check into the hotel of your choice.

Overnight at Grand Kecubung Hotel or Mercure Hotel Banjarmasin

Day 2Floating Markets - River Cruise – Kambang Island - Departure Transfer (B/L)

Early in the morning we leave your hotel for the jetty and cruise the Martapura river, to enter one of the most famous landmarks of South Kalimantan, Banjarmasin with its labyrinth of canals and the energy charged atmosphere of the floating markets. These traditional markets take place on the Muara Kuin River. At daybreak, boats come from nearby villages and bring vegetables, fruits, spices and chilies, fish and shrimp, and other daily needs. Buyers also come to the market in small boats and close their transactions on the water. As day breaks, the atmosphere becomes more cheerful. The number of buyers and boats increases. At a little past noon, the market calms down. And empty boats leave. The best time to see the market in action is in the early morning, between 6 a.m. and 7 a.m. Your boat will interact with plenty of the women vendors and you can even try various foods or cakes on offer.

Then visit Kambang Island in the midst of Barito River with its tame monkeys and various flora. On this island some of the people as well as surrounding communities come to the island with offerings such as bananas, egg, sticky rice, Mayang-nut, and different types of flowers to pray based on their animism faith. We then return to the jetty and proceed by car to Martapura for some more shopping or join a city sightseeing tour of Banjarmasin.

After that you will be transferred to the Airport for departure.

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