Central Borneo Guide

  • Central Borneo Guide neighbours: the orang-utan
  • Dayak kids
  • Dayak traditional dances
  • One of the colourful costumes of Borneo
  • Chak Phra Festival Boat Race
  • Tiwah Traditional Ceremony
  • Tiwah Traditional Ceremony
  • Tiwah Traditional Ceremony
Chak Phra Festival Boat Race

Chak Phra Festival Boat Race

Central Borneo Guide (CBG) is a tourism guide service that was set up by Yun Pratiwi, a local Dayaknese Woman from Central Borneo. The main idea of their service is to help local and international tourists to visit and to explore the Indonesian Borneo. They specialize on culture, nature and on the local Dayak ethnic people. Tourists can get full advantage of Central Borneo Guide experience and knowledge of local culture, which provides them a memorable experience not easy to match.

Central Borneo Guide was started in order to provide work opportunity for the local communities and to support Siti and her Spirit of the Hornbill Dance Academy, a project aimed at preserving the Dayak culture and traditions, as well as encouraging guests who come to watch their performances to take part in dance classes.

One of the colourful costumes of Borneo

One of the colourful costumes of Borneo

Central Borneo Guide turns a visit to Central Kalimantan a stress-free experience. They provide well-organized packages in the area of biodiversity, natural scenery, local people and culture, on education and on river life of Borneo Island. They work together with hotels, car rentals, restaurants, and some local tourism organizations to ensure visitors get the most memorable experience during their trip. Central Borneo Guide policy hire speedboats and cars for their tours directly from the local community so they are gaining direct benefits from visitors.

Packages, duration and itinerary of each trip can be arranged to suit your personal planning and needs. If you are coming as a group and need assistance with transportation, accommodation, local knowledge, immigration reporting, guides, sightseeing etc, Central Borneo Guide can be of assistance. They have experience with Triple Eleven NGO, International Photographer, National Geographic, Green School Bali, International Model from Brazil, and Walhi NGO. They have professional guides from Central Kalimantan who can speak English, as well as Dayaknese language and Bahasa Indonesia.

Tiwah Traditional Ceremony

Tiwah Traditional Ceremony

Central Borneo Guide is actively supported by David Metcalf, a professional photographer from New Zealand. Check on his website www.davidmetcalfphotography.com – or read about his charity project and documentary Long Sa’an – the journey back.

Browse Central Borneo Guide’s website or book their tours on http://centralborneoguide.com 

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Thomas has a university background in the UK and in Latin America, with studies in Languages and Humanities, Culture, Literature and Economics. He started his Asian experience as a publisher in Krabi in 2005. Thomas has been editing local newspapers and magazines in England, Spain and Thailand for more then fifteen years. He is currently working on several projects in Thailand and abroad. Apart from Thailand, Thomas has lived in Italy, England, Venezuela, Cuba, Spain and Bali. He spends most of his time in Asia. During the years Thomas has developed a great understanding of several Asian cultures and people. He is also working freelance, writing short travel stories and articles for travel magazines. Follow Thomas on www.asianitinerary.com

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