Gunung Bintan Adventure Trek
Did you know? “Only the top few inches of the rainforest soil have any nutrients. Most of the nutrients are in the biomass, the bulk of animal and plant life above the ground.”
Engage all your senses in a trek through Bintan island’s dense tropical rainforest, and be rewarded by the magnificent 360 view when you reach the 340-metre summit. During your trek, do look around you, including upwards to spot the tree tops that soar 40 metres into the sky. Marvel at the gigantic girths of ancient trees, and contrast the ultra-smooth with gnarled and knobbly barks of different tree species. Your guide will share the practical uses of the plants, and point out interesting features and highlights of the surrounding flora and fauna. Home to rare animals like silver leaf monkeys, sun birds, eagles and more, the rainforest provides city-dwellers a rare opportunity to be at one with nature. In the silence of the forest, you can appreciate the melodies of nature from the winds swishing through the leaves to the chirping of birds and insects. You will get the chance to try wild seasonal fruits such as durian, jackfruit, rambutan, mangosteen, duku, banana, papaya and pineapples. Upon descent, cool off with a dip in the princess pool at the base of a waterfall. According to local legend, a swim in the clear waters will bring you good luck! Step under the waterfall to receive a cool shower of blessings.
|Tour schedule (Bintan time)||9.00am, 1.00pm (2 to 4-hour guided trek)|
|Tour pricing (min. 2 pax to go)||Adult: IDR 450,000 (~S$45) Child (3 – 12 years of age): IDR 350,000 (~S$35) Child (below three years of age): Free, no insurance coverage|
|Optional Village Set Lunch Set Lunch at Township||IDR 120,000 (~S$12) per person (Adult/Child) IDR 180,000 (~S$18) per person (Adult/Child)|
|Price includes||Two-way land transfers Fully guided tour by local guide Bottled mineral water Insurance coverage|
Tour reservations can be made directly at the activity desk of all Bintan Resorts hotels.
What to bring/wear:
- A pair of good sneakers / trekking boots
- Long pants and cotton T-shirt (preferably with long sleeves)
- A raincoat and hat, mosquito repellent spray/lotion and hand towel
- Sunblock is strongly recommended.