River Cruise Pandaw adds river route in Borneo By Michelle Baran / March 02, 2016 Share 1 Pandaw's Katha Pandaw will sail the new Borneo itinerary. -- Pandaw River Expeditions has introduced a new itinerary on the Kapuas River System in western Kalimantan, the Indonesian part of the island of Borneo.The seven-day Into the True Heart of Borneo river expedition will take place on the company’s 32-passenger Katha Pandaw. It will sail more than 300 miles along the upper part of the Kapuas, and will also traverse the Danau Sentarum system of lakes, a national park that connects to the river.“This will be a truly pioneering expedition into a rarely visited area where the main attraction will be the scenery, wildlife and tribal village life,” said Pandaw’s founder Paul Strachan. The Borneo rain forest is home to around 15,000 species of flowering plants and hundreds of species of mammals and birds. It is one of the few remaining natural habitats for the endangered Bornean orangutan and is a refuge for the Borneo elephant, the Eastern Sumatran rhinoceros, the Bornean clouded leopard and the Dayak fruit bat.The Katha Pandaw has 16 staterooms that open up to a wraparound deck, an indoor/outdoor dining area, and a self-service bar.Passengers will fly into Kuching in the Malaysian part of Borneo, which has connections to Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. There is the option to fly into Pontianak, the capital of West Kalimantan, which has daily flights to Jakarta.Departures will begin in July and cruise-only prices for the seven-day voyage start from $2,350 per person, based on double occupancy.