POI Celebrity Christmas tour with Riverdales Nathalie Boltt
|Travel Type :||Small group of up to 12 guests - Family friendly|
|Expedition Grade :||Easy to moderate in parts (short jungle trekking involved)|
|Activities :||Orangutan viewing & professional education, wildlife viewing, reforestation program, river cruising, bird watching and more.|
|Accommodation :||Local hotels, river boat (klotok) & jungle lodges|
|Transport :||River boats (klotok), car and on foot.|
|Giving Back :||You will be supporting The Orangutan Project (TOP) in their work protecting orangutans and their environment as well as other vital environmental research.|
|Trip Duration (days) :||8 days (23-30 December 2018) Optional 3 day Bali extension|
|Price :||Price AUD$3,410 ex Bali (twin share) Bai extension $550 (twin share)
Travel Type :
Small group of up to 12 guests - Family friendly
Expedition Grade :
Easy to moderate in parts (short jungle trekking involved)
Orangutan viewing & professional education, wildlife viewing, reforestation program, river cruising, bird watching and more.
Local hotels, river boat (klotok) & jungle lodges
River boats (klotok), car and on foot.
Giving Back :
You will be supporting The Orangutan Project (TOP) in their work protecting orangutans and their environment as well as other vital environmental research.
Trip Duration (days) :
8 days (23-30 December 2018) Optional 3 day Bali extension
Price AUD$3,410 ex Bali (twin share) Bai extension $550 (twin share)
How would you like to spend Christmas than on the Sekonyer River Borneo with Riverdale star Nathalie Boltt. That’s right! Penelope Blossom from the hit Netflix series Riverdale, is heading to Borneo with Palm Oil Investigations founder Lorinda Jane to celebrate Christmas and New Year.
Nathalie is POI’s first ambassador and is extremely passionate about the palm oil issue and the critically endangered species that are facing extinction due to its production. So we are taking Nathalie to Borneo for a very special Christmas / New Year tour, so she can visit the beauty and also witness the impact.
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for 12 Riverdale fans to join us on this life changing adventure to the orangutans and their jungle homes and learn about the issues they are facing with habitat destruction due to the production of palm oil. AND help with raising urgently needed funds to support orangutan conservation. What an extraordinary way to spend your Christmas!
Our destination for this trip is the jungles of Central Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo) to see the orangutan in its natural environment. We may come across Tom, the dominant male at the famous Camp Leakey feeding station. We will see both reintroduced and wild orangutans as well as a host of other rain forest animals. The Tanjung Puting National Park is home to rare and interesting species including the proboscis monkey and the false gavial, a strange looking crocodile. But, it is the orangutan that most people come here to visit. It's sheer beauty and passive demeanour endears one of our closest relatives to our hearts.
After visiting this wonderful animal's natural environment, we will head to back to Bali and for those keen to extend their stay enjoy a 3 day extension including celebrating New Years Eve on the beach in Bali. If you are interested in adventure and giving back to the world at the same time, then you have got to be part of this expedition.
About your special guest hosts.
Nathalie Boltt - Star of the hit TV series Riverdale.
Best known for her role as villain, Penelope Blossom, on the CWs Riverdale. Golden Globe winner, District 9; award-winning BBC hit, Inspector George Gently and Doomsday, directed by Game of Thrones' Neil Marshall and 24 Hours to Live alongside Ethan Hawke are highlights of her international career.
She is a highly adaptable performer, bilingual (German- English), with a broad range of character and accent abilities. As a voice artist, she is adored by millions of viewers as lead character, DottyWot on The Kiddets. Nathalie is also a writer, director and producer and co-founder of Rodrigo Films.
Lorinda Jane, is founder and Director of Palm Oil Investigations (POI) which she formed on the 27th March 2013 with the aim of highlighting the palm oil crisis to consumers and in turn regulating supply. With over to 200,000 dedicated facebook followers, Lorinda is excited host this tour with Nathalie and show her the raw beauty of Borneo and the devastating impacts of palm oil production on orangutans. Lorinda believes that this would be an amazing educational opportunity for anyone who comes along. Lorinda and her team at POI have been passionate campaigners for the species impacted by the deforestation for palm oil and pleased that all proceeds from the tour will go to the vital conservation efforts on the ground.
Lorinda says. "This tour is important because it gives insight into the palm oil industry industry and the opportunity to get to know us on a more personal level and understand what drives us. It will not only highlight the beauty of the endangered orangutan, but also show why we work so hard to save what remains. This tour will be a life changing experience those that join us "
PROJECT FUNDRAISING OBJECTIVES (Fundraising trips only)
Participants in this expedition will agree to help raise funds (a target of $1,000 for the tour and $15,000 for the group) by getting friends, family and colleagues to fundraise via your own customised fundraising page (created and provided by OO), especially designed to direct these monies straight to The Orangutan Project. Details of how to achieve this goal and further information will be sent once you have booked. Participants in this expedition will also be contributing to the survival of the orangutans and their habitat by adopting an orphaned orangutan (costs included in your trips fare) .
Our goal is to provide our guests with a unique experience, to observe wild and semi-wild orangutans in their natural habitat. We will provide you with a safe platform to observe other wildlife Borneo has to offer including proboscis nose monkeys, gibbons and more. We will also provide you with comprehensive information about the destination you are in so that you are fully informed of your surrounds. Further, Orangutan Odysseys has partnered up with The Orangutan Project which supports conservation programs in Borneo and Sumatra.
- Visit Tanjung Puting National Park and the famous Camp Leakey
- See both reintroduced and wild orangutans in their natural environment
- Trek through the jungle and plant a tree
- Sleep aboard and travel through the jungle on our river klotok (boat)
- Visit a local village and see how the local people live and sample a traditiobal lunch
- Travel up jungle rivers to witness proboscis, ebony and grey macaque monkeys
- Help save the orangutans from extinction
- Be escorted by Riverdale star Nat Boltt and POI's Lorinda Jane
ITINERARY - 23 to 30 December + Optional Bali NYE Extension
Day 1 - 23 December: Arrive in Bali
You will be met at the airport and transferred to your Bali hotel for an overnight stay. This evening the group will meet for a tour briefing and details about tomorrows flights.
Day 2 - 24 December: Bali to Central Borneo (Pangkalan Bun)
An early morning flight from Bali to Pangkalan Bun (via Jakarta or Surabaya) in Borneo. On arrival you will be met by your Orangutan Odyssey guide and taken to your hotel. Later we shall atke you out for a local traditional lunch and then take you to see the incredible sights and sounds of the local town and its people incuding afternoon "river cruise". Overnight at the Swiss Belinn Hotel (B,L)
Day 3 - 25 December: Pangkalan Bun - Camp Leakey - Crocodile Lake
Christmas Day with the orangutans. What a unique expereince this will be for the group. An early start today will have you traveling in our own klotok boats up the Sekonyer river to Camp Leakey, the oldest camp set up for the orphaned orangutans. Arrive at Camp Leakey, take a short trek in the surrounding area and meet some of the resident orangutans and their caretakers prior to visiting the museum. Head back to the klotok for lunch, where you will likely see orangutans. Later you head back to the camp for the afternoon orangutan feeding time. At the end of the day you will be given a tour of the surrounding forest area, then cruise down Camp Leakey River to your overnight location at Crocodile Lake. While here, you will most likely see other wildlife of Borneo such as macaques & proboscis monkeys. Overnight on the deck of our klotoks where we will supply you mattress, pillows, blankets and mosquito nets. (B,L,D)
Day 4 - 26 December: Crocodile Lake - PondokTanggui - Tanjung Harapan - Rimba Lodge
Leave early and head back down river to PondokTanggui for morning orangutan feeding. Check in to Rimba Lodge before visiting Tanjung Harapan station for afternoon orangutan feeding. Stay overnight at Rimba Lodge. (B,L,D)
Day 5 - 27 December: River cruising - Pesalat Reforestation
An early morning start takes you back to the klotoks where we will spend the day travelling slowly oalongh the river searching for the wildlife. Before lunch you will travel to Pesalat Plantation where you will plant some trees to help regenerate the forest. After lunch you will take a tour of the local village. Later that afternoon you will travel down river, stopping along the way to watch the proboscis monkeys on the riverbanks. As dusk falls we will travel back to Kumai harbour enjoying a dinner along the river as we go. Overnight in the Siwss Bel Hotel in Pangkalan Bun. (B,L,D)
Day 6 - 28 December: Pangkalan Bun - City Tour - Kubu - Keluang Bay
Today you will be take on a tour of the local town & to local coast area. You will travel around Pangkalan Bun, see the local village & culture, visit the yellow palace and dayak longhouse before going to the seaside town of Kubu and a trip across to Keluang Bay, a popular picnic area for the locals, and see the turtle conservation work. Here you will get to release a turtle back to the water (Java Sea). Lunch will be at the Kubu Beach seafood restaurant built over the water. Before heading back to you hotel you will visit a palm oil plantation to see what these look like and how they affect the habitat. Overnight Swiss Bel Hotel (B)
Day 7 - 29 December: Pangkalan Bun - Bali
This morning you will be taken to the airport to link up with your return flights to Bali and transfers to our lovely beachside hotel for a relax ahead of final dinner together by the beach. (B)
Day 8 - 30 December: Bali - Tour ends or join Bali NYE extension
Today your tour ends and you will meet you return flights home Or you will join the extra 3 days in Bali as follows (B)
Optional Bali 3 days NYE extension.
Day 8 - 30 December: Bali - Bali Island Tour
Today we shall take a visit to the local beautiful island of Nusa Peninda. We shall catch the lcoal boat across to the island to do some exploring and then enjoy a local seafood lunch by the beach. Later return to our hotel for a swim and relax. Overnight at Bali beachside Resort. (B,L)
Day 9 - 31 December: Bali - New Years Eve
Today is all about relaxing. You have free to time to laze around the pool, stroll along the beach or perhaps a spot of shopping. Later we will meet up for dinner and to celebrate bringing in the New Year with diner by the beach and later some fireworks. (B)
Day 10 - 1 January: Bali - Tour ends
Today your tour ends and you meet your return flights home (B)
Why not think about seeing more amazing locations in Indonesia after your orangutan expedition? For more details about some of the exciting trip extensions on offer to other parts of Indonesia click here.
- Domestic airfares
- Special guest hosts for the entire tour Nathalie Boltt & Lorinda Jane
- Orangutan Odysseys guide
- Accommodation in Bali / Pangkalan Bun / Rimba Lodge (twin share - single supplement available)
- Accommodation on board our riverboat (klotok)
- Meals as noted in the itinerary (B,L,D)
- National park fees
- Airport transfers
- Boat Captain and assistants
- Experienced local guides
- Donation included for one orangutan adoption
- Orangutan Odysseys t-shirt and water bottle
- Ranger and local guide fees, boat mooring fees
- International airfares
- Travel Insurance
- News years event & dinner (Details still be announced)
- Personal expenses and alcohol
WHAT TO EXPECT
You are embarking on an adventure to places and amongst people whose lives are very different from your own. Many aspects of life in Indonesia will seem unusual. Remember that these are often the same aspects that make an area an exotic and attractive destination. While boat expeditions are considered easy, no trek is easy, even those rated "easy or moderate". In addition to the personal physical challenges you may face, travel conditions can present unexpected obstacles, such as rough and bumpy roads and changeable weather. To prepare for this "pack" a flexible and relaxed attitude. Bring a spirit of adventure and inquiry, a healthy sense of humour and a willingness to encounter the unexpected and you will find your trip to Indonesia the adventure of a lifetime!
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