Borneo Regeneration 2020-01-22T10:38:34+00:00

Borneo Regeneration

10 – 20 April 2020

Join us on a 10-day trip in Central Kalimantan to stay with Indigenous Dayak communities, participate in the One Million Tree Project, learn about traditional forestry and ecology, volunteer on a Permaculture farm and view rescued Orangutans in the wild as we travel along the river in a motorised canoe. Staying with our working partner and friends at Permakultur Kalimantan, we’ll investigate the challenges and opportunities of this breathtaking region, abundant in wildlife and habitat.

Trip Details

Experience the many aspects of living in Kalimantan (Indonesian) Borneo with its natural beauty, stunning wildlife, strong Indigenous cultural heritage, environmental and economic challenges and the solutions that bring them all together. Our partner, Permakultur Kalimantan, will guide us through this journey.

Permakultur Kalimantan is a locally established and run organisation. Their Permaculture demonstration site is a sustainable and productive system that provides an alternative to destructive slash and burn techniques and the use of pesticides. They have strong connections to Dayak communities and use culture and folklore to tap into the imaginations of the local people to inspire a regenerative narrative.

We will be introduced to the ethics and principles of Permaculture and gain life-long practical skills, see first-hand how this is applied in practice.

On our way to the home of The One Million Tree project, we will witness the environmental destruction and deforestation caused due to industrial scale palm oil plantations and whilst in the remote Dayak villages, be led on a food forage walk in the forest, swim in the Keraha Waterfall and learn basket weaving.

We will volunteer with the community, do some tree planting, Permaculture regenerative farming, eat with the Dayak community, join in their cultural celebrations and visit a Dayak longhouse.

At Permakultur Kalimantan’s Sukamulya site, we will be able to view Orangutans and other native wildlife in their forest home by motorized canoe (klotok) along the famous Kalimantan Riverways (the traditional trade and travel routes of the indigenous Dayaks).

Join us on this incredibly special journey to a remote area of Indonesia, untouched by tourism but subject to its own set of challenges, and consider how they can be addressed with ecological solutions.

Accommodation & Transport

We will stay in the Permakultur Kalimantan lodges for the duration of our trip, with various day trips to local villages where we stay overnight. When in villages or small towns on project visits, accommodation will be basic but comfortable, with some shared rooms and some dormitory-style sleeping (on fold-up mattresses on the floor). Lodgings will be typical to the area we are staying and in some cases, we stay with host families.

You will be escorted from one destination to the next on pre-arranged transport.

For more information on why to travel with CERES Global, see our About page…


Travelling with CERES Global is the best decision you can make. If you want a life changing, meaningful experience then this is the trip for you! (Emilia Sterjova, Indonesia, April 2019)

This trip was life-changing. It was challenging, eye-opening yet profound all at the same time. It has allowed me to stop and reflect on my life and lifestyle back home. It has inspired me to make long lasting lifestyle changes, given me the confidence for new ways of living, and allowed me to remove myself from all the unnecessary attachments I had and come back to reminding myself what is truly important in my life. The people I met, places I visited and experiences I had have changed me on so many levels. The last 10 days have been a true pinnacle point in my life, and I am so ready to integrate all I have encountered both physically and spiritually back home with me. (Sophia Loprete, India, April 2019)

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Upcoming Trips

Next trip:

10 – 20 April 2020

Cost for 10 days:  $2100

This includes all meals, accommodation, transport, scheduled activities and engagements, partner and ongoing project contributions, facilitator support and partner engagements. It does not include flights to and from Kalimantan (Indonesia), travel insurance, alcohol and items of a personal nature.

For further details contact us at

(03) 9389 0183

Permakultur Kalimantan – check out our partners’ website and all the amazing work they do

Penjelajahan Orang Utan (Adventure of the Orangutan), is a Permaculture street theatre project created in 2016, in collaboration with Curious Legends. Their aim was to inspire local villagers from Central Kalimantan, Indonesia, to take action towards sustainability through fun and celebratory theatre. Watch the video.

CERES Global travel to various communities, and in doing so identify partners and community groups with which we hope to develop a connection. Returning annually, sharing our stories and experiences, we are able to develop rapport and understanding, and build long term meaningful friendships. With these friendships and ongoing connection, we find we are able to have a greater impact, contributing to a more cohesive global community, and address social and environmental challenges from a position of equality.

After a number of visits to a particular community, it is often the case that through community dialogue and engagement, an opportunity to work together on a project or activity is identified. CERES Global recognise that the activity must be community driven, seeking to work alongside the community, intending to overcome a social or environmental challenge. Based on the requirements of a particular project, CERES Global will recruit participants with a relevant skill set to the project, and in certain circumstances seek funding to meet the costs of undertaking the project. Often it is the CERES Global participants who will lead the way in establishing and playing an ongoing role in completing projects with the community.

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