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


A hidden paradise resides in Aranio Sub-District called Panayar Waterfall. This stunning natural attraction becomes a new reference for those who look for a new place for relaxation and enjoy trekking. To be exact, the location is in Artain Village and the distance is about 30 km from Martapura City (the capital of Banjar Regency). Due to its secluded location, visitors can take advantage of the serenity and beauty indeed. These people can get rid of stresses accumulated from daily busy activities. Not to mention the site is worth a photo shoot as well.

The Nuance
Some people may wonder what kind of nuance they may experience once arriving at the site. Panayar Waterfall, in terms of ambiance, is definitely peaceful. Thanks to the isolated location. When it comes to size, the waterfall has the height of about 12 meters. At a glance, it looks like a giant unfurled fan! Not to mention it features clear and refreshing water that flows passing through a natural rocky landscape. Below, a pond resides where tourists can swim in as well. Plus, the site is surrounded by numerous types of flora and fauna especially birds.

Exploring Panayar Waterfall
Each person has a different reason to visit a particular tourist spot, actually. When it comes to Panayar Waterfall, most tourists are likely to enjoy trekking. Not only the trip features land transportation, but it also requires a boat riding later (taking about 2 hours). Once arriving at Artain Village by boat, tourists’ real adventure starts. From the village, they need to walk or conduct trekking for about 4 hours to get to the site. It is indeed tiring, but it provides a wonderful reward.

The good thing is that tourists can simply follow the available trekking path to reach the location. That means everyone is able to enjoy trekking, even without the help of a local guide. What is next? Once getting near to the location, tourists may hear the gurgling sound of Panayar Waterfall. It indicates that their trip is going to end. The tiredness gets away, replaced by an astonishment for sure. Thanks to the amazing nuance of the waterfall.

As for the tips, tourists should have considered a place where to stay later. The fact is that no hotels reside near to the waterfall. Tourists can only fine accommodations in big cities like Banjarbaru or Martapura. As an alternative, they can stay at a villager’s house in Artain. Another idea is that they can conduct camping in a particular spot, located near to the waterfall. Make sure to ask permission from villagers beforehand, though.

Nearby Attractions

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

How to Get There
As mentioned before, the distance between Panayar Waterfall and Martapura City is about 30 km. That means the trip takes about 45 minutes to get to the location. The first destination is Aranio Sub-District. Later, tourists can simply visit Artain Village and start trekking to the site where the waterfall resides.

Where to Stay

  • Padjio Hotel
  • Riawahyudi Hotel
  • Shangrilla Hotel

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