Batu Barat

Site Description

The Kubang River flows through the large swamp forest system found on the north/western portion of the Park. Vegetation communities along the river gradually change from Nypa stands into mangrove ecosystem, with spectacularly rooted trees, to fresh water and peat swamp forests, with large trees bending over the water and abundant epiphytes, to the Kubang Hill, dominated by lowland forest. Wildlife is abundant and easily observed, including Gibbons, Red-leaf monkeys, horn-bills and woodpeckers, arboreal frogs, monitoring lizards and small mammals. Proboscis monkeys are usually found along the large Matan River in the afternoon and early morning, while Orangutans can be spotted along the Kubang River, or up on the hill. The Kubang is easily reached by traditional canoe from the Malay fishing Village of Batu Barat, where visitors can spend a night while learning about the local culture.

Trip Description

The major area in Batu Barat is swamp forest, the visitor can have single person trip, couple trip, or family trip. Canoeing across Matan River and coming deep to swamp forest through Kubang River. The visitors are advise to wear life jacket, hat and insect repellent and have excellent stamina.

Wild Life

Wildlife is abundant and easily the river is probocis monkey, especially in the afternoon and early morning.

Attraction

  • Wildlife observation (Proboscis Monkeys, Orangutans, Hornbills, etc.)
  • Canoeing along the Batu Barat and Kubang Rivers
  • Hiking on Kubang Hill
  • Malay traditional culture at Batu Barat Village

Gallery

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Itenenary

Duration: 3D-2N (2 nights in Homestay)


Day 1:

Breakfast. Land trip to Melano Town. River cruise to Batu Barat Village. Canoeing for Primate (Proboscis monkeys, Macaque, and Orangutan) observation. Observing local culture Batu Barat Village. Dinner and overnight at local home stay in Batu Barat.


Day 2:

Breakfast. Canoeing along river inside national park. Lunch at camp site. Trekking for wildlife observation inKubang hill. Travel back to Batu Barat village in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at local homestay.


Day 3:

Breakfast. Canoeing along the river inside national park. Trekking for wildlife observation in Kubang Hill. Travel back to Batu Barat village. Travel back to Ketapang/Back to Next Destination


 

Duration: 3D-2N (2 nights in Homestay)


Day 1:

Breakfast. Land trip to Melano Town. River cruise to Batu Barat Village. Canoeing for Primate (Proboscis monkeys, Macaque, and Orangutan) observation. Observing local culture Batu Barat Village. Dinner and overnight at local home stay in Batu Barat.


Day 2:

Breakfast. Canoeing along the river inside national park. Trekking for wildlife observation in Kubang Hill. Travel back to Batu Barat village. Travel back to Ketapang/Back to Next Destination