Pantan Waterfall in Aranio Sub-District, Banjar Regency - Indonesia


Hills and mountains become popular choices when it comes to an adventure and trekking. Those who visit Banjar Regency, therefore, should look for a nice place to satisfy such hobby. Here is the reference. The name is Pantan Waterfall and it is located in Rantau Balai (Bujur) Village. In terms of region, it belongs to Aranio Sub-District actually. So, why is the place? It is true the main allure of the site is the stunning waterfall. However, tourists can also enjoy trekking while heading to such beautiful natural attraction! What a great way to enjoy two different fun activities at the same time, no?

The Nuance
It is hard to describe the beauty of Pantan Waterfall due to its wonderful nuance. The water looks so stunning and it flows beautifully from above. Below, a calm pond resides peacefully as well. The fact is that Pantan resides within Pahiyangan Hill. That means it is located close to other beautiful waterfalls! Once exploring this location, thus, tourists can take the opportunity to visit others. What is more? Another allure is the presence of Riam Lima River that resides next to the waterfall. For your information, it is suitable for swimming, taking a bath, and rafting.

Exploring Pantan Waterfall
The fact is that Pantan Waterfall is part of Pahiyangan Hill. That means tourists should conduct a short trekking in order to reach the site. During trekking, they may encounter several waterfalls as well that scatter in different parts of the hill. Mandin Pantan is one of them, actually. Usually, the start point is in Rantau Bujur Village. Next, the checkpoint is Kapayang Hill which takes about 30 minutes to get there. Make sure to take the time and enjoy either sunrise or sunset here. Later, tourists may continue their adventure and head to Pahiyangan Hill.

Once arriving at Pahiyangan, it takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes to reach Mandin Pantan Waterfall by trekking. Even though it is tiring, the trip won’t disappoint them. Not to mention tourists can feel the amazing nuance of tropical forest during trekking. They may also see some small rocky rivers all the way to the site. Plus, they have the chance to take a bath and feel the refreshing water of the river.

The locals say that rainy season becomes the best time to visit the waterfall. The reason is that the water becomes swifter and more stunning. Here is the problem. Not many tourists are likely to conduct trekking during rain. Not only the route becomes slippery, the rain may affect their vision when exploring the hill so it becomes more dangerous. Dare you?

Nearby Attractions

  • Pine Island
  • Patrabulu Hill
  • Mawar Mountain
  • Riam Kanan Reservoir
  • Panayar Waterfall

How to Get There
From Martapura City, tourists’ first destination is Aranio Sub-District. Their next destination is Rantau Balai Village, where the waterfall resides. The whole trip may take about 1 hour and 40 minutes, as the distance is 56 km actually. When it comes to the best route, it is none other than Ir. PM Noor Street.

Where to Stay

  • Padjio Hotel
  • Riawahyudi Hotel
  • Shangrilla Hotel

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