Pretty Loksado is the great escape from Banjarmasin. Nestled at the end of the road in the foothills of the Meratus Mountains, this is as close to an earthly Elysium as you'll find in Kalimantan. The main village sits inside a large bend in a clear chattering stream where bamboo rafts are corralled ready for the next adventure.
This is trekking country, with numerous trails fanning out. With a local guide you can base yourself here for treks to mountain peaks, waterfalls, remote Dayak villages and hard-to-find primary forest. Or do none of the above and just enjoy carefree mountain-town life, Kalimantan style. A lack of wi-fi or even reliable 4G adds to the sense of isolation.