BANJARMASIN - DIAMOND MINES 
Posted By: udin
On: 2016-06-21 10:08:10
Banjarmasin with its nickname a city with a thausand river where there were two big river such Barito river and Martapura river so the way of life of the people here base on the river culture that start still long time ago and can be proved by the expedition of Kapten Daniel Beeckman in 1714, all banjarese and dayak biaju dominated in the river side when the trader came here to make trading for black pepper at the time barter system exist and an agreement with the kesultanate banjarmassen also applied with using small boat (Jukung) the sultanate seller came to trader ship brought materials for trading and also among local seller they used river for transaction.
Till now in Banjarmasin the remaining of the culture still exist and can be seen in Floating market but just little different than long time ago where now money used in transaction. it is not difficult to reach this province by entering main gate Jakarta, Surabaya, Jogyakarta, Semarang and Balikpapan as the International airport there were many direct flight to this area. For regular program to visit this market that should wake up early morning at 5.30 am from the lobby hotel and finish at 9.00 am at the hotel the program like the following :
Day 01: ARRIVAL IN BANJARMASIN (D)
Meet at airport and directly transfer to hotel for check in. Next, exploring Banjarese river civilization by taking an afternoon canal sightseeing. Afterwards, return to hotel for overnight. Free at your own leisure.
Day 02: FLOATING MARKET – DIAMOND TOUR – HOTEL (B, L, D)
Early in the morning, we will leave to floating market for exploring the unique culture of Banjarese that trade commodities from boat to boat at Lokbaintan floating market, after satisfiying boating around and join with the traders on the market, then return to hotel for your breakfast cruising the Martapura river while sightseeing people activities at riverside, free at your own leisure till AT 10.00AM leaving hotel to martapura city to visit Diamond mines and its polishing, lunch at local resto then visit the traditional and diamond market at cahaya bumi selamat market. At 3.30pm back to hotel through jalan keraton and drop for awhile to see the remaining of Banjar Kingdom in Kampung Keraton Martapura. After arriving at the hotel then free at your own program. At 08.00pm with your guide get dinner at local restaurant.
Day 03: HOTEL - AIRPORT (B).
Breakfast at the hotel then free program till check out time and the guide will escort you to airport for your next destination. END TOUR.