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For optimum jungle drama Mancong is best reached by boat on the Ohong river, meandering past monitor lizards, sapphire-hued kingfishers, bulb-nosed proboscis monkeys and marauding macaques. The journey beneath towering banyan trees, their roots foraging like witches’ fingers in the dark river, is as much a part of the experience as your arrival.

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Derawan Island, East Kalimantan, Kalimantan

Derawan islands must be everyone’s dream of the perfect tropical paradise: warm, isolated islands with soft white sand beaches fringed with waving palm trees, pristine seas that change color from green to deep blue, and an amazing underwater life of giant turtles, dolphins, manta rays, dugongs and barracudas, stingless jellyfish[…]

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Kota Bangun

Kota Bangun This busy town and transport hub is where upriver journeys generally begin. You can hire a ces from here to take you through a complex of rivers, lakes and marshes interspersed with villages. You’ll cross lakes with wide-open skies, twist and turn through wetland channels, pass through forests[…]

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