Orangutans and Dragons Tour

Travel type
Couples & Family friendly
Expedition grade
Easy to Moderate
Duration
9 Days
Accomodation
Local hotels, live aboard boat and klotok
FROM
$3805.00 (AUD)

Tour starts ex Bali or Jakarta. 2 person minimum

EXPEDITION OVERVIEW

Our Orangutans and Dragons tour will take you to see two of the most amazing animals on the planet, both only found on the islands in Indonesia. This unique adventure is unlike anything being offered and provides you with two once-in-a-time destinations in one.

Firstly, we will take you to Tanjung Puting National Park in Central Kalimantan. Tanjung Puting National Park is a unique place. It is not only home to the orangutan, but also the rare proboscis monkey and the false gavial crocodile. During your time in the park you will be living aboard our river boat also known as a klotok. The klotok is well equipped with basic amenities, at night you will sleep on deck or in the downstairs cabin on a comfortable mattresses with a mosquito net. Our crew will cook delicious meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The klotoks come fully equipped with safety features including life vests and a first aid kit. When not walking through the jungle, you can relax on deck watching the wildlife, read a book or just laze the day away.

And then it's onto the Komodo Islands. Your 4 day Komodo Islands tour is a great way to see this unique part of Indonesia. The Komodo National Park will be your home for 3 days and 3 nights as you stay on your "live aboard" boat. You will see the amazing ecosystems, reach remote villages and visit Rinca Island. The 1,817-square-kilometer Komodo National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the treasures of Indonesia. On this journey, you will see the amazing komodo dragon firsthand, whilst experiencing the wild natural beauty of their habitat. You will see some of Indonesia's most unspoiled and remote islands, visit beautiful pristine beaches and visit charming local villages. The area also boasts some of the best snorkeling on the planet. Here you will swim among reefs, sharing the azure waters with an abundance of local marine life, including manta rays and sea turtles.

HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

*Subject to change due to local conditions

Day 1 : Arrive in Destinaton Port (Jakarta)
You will be met at the airport and provided with your hotel transfer to your overnight accommodation.

Day 2 : Jakarta - Pangkalan Bun - Tanjung Puting National Park
This morning you will fly from Jakarta to the Central Borneo town of Pangkalan Bun. On arrival, you will be met at the aiport by our local OO team and be taken to the port of Kumai, where you will board our klotok (river boat) and start your journey up the Sekonyer River into the National Park. Later that day you will visit feeding station #1 and see your first orangutans. Afterwards, you will get back aboard our klotok and travel along the river looking for probosics monkeys. Overnight on the klotok. You will be provided with a mattress, pillow and mosquito net. (B,L,D)

Day 3 : Pondok Tanggui - Camp Leakey - Crocodile Lake
An early start today sees you back on the klotoks and headed to Pondok Tanggui (feeding station #2) for morning feeding. After this, you will travel up the Sekonyer River to Camp Leakey, the oldest camp set up for the orphaned orangutans. On arrival at Camp Leakey, you will have lunch aboard the klotok before starting the short trek in the surrounding area to visit the information centre. You are likely to see orangutans (or have them see you) near the boat. After enjoying afternoon feeding time  and being given a tour of the surrounding forest area, its back to the boat and cruising down the Camp Leakey River to Crocodile Lake where you will spend the night. You will most likely see other wildlife of Borneo such as gibbons and proboscis monkey. Overnight on the klotok. (B,L,D)

Day 4 : Crocodile Lake - Pondok Tanggui - Pesalat - Tanjung Harapan
Today you will travel up river 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, and in the afternoon you will slowly 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 and enjoy a dinner along the river as we go. Overnight in Pangkalan Bun at Swiss Belinn hotel. (B,L,D)

Day 5 : Pangkalan Bun - Bali
This morning you check out of the hotel and head to the airport for your morning flight to Bali via Semarang. On arrival, you will be taken to the your hotel for check in. (B)

Day 6 - 8: Komodo Islands - Live Aboard Boat
This morning you will take a morning flight to Labuan Bajo. Upon arrival you will board your private live aboard boat and head out into the Komodo National Park for the next 2 nights/3 days. You will see the Komodo Dragons, visit pristine beaches and snorkel among Turtles, Reef Sharks and if lucky, Manta Rays in one of the best marine snorkelling and diving spots in the world. Overnight in airconditioned cabin on boat. (B,L,D)

Note: Day 8. After returning back to Labuan Bajo you have another night to enjoy Labuan Bajo before you will fly back to Bali tomorrow. Overnight in hotel. Dinner not included this night.

Day 9: Komodo Islands - Bali - Tour Ends
Today your tour ends and you will fly back to Bali for your (evening) connecting flight home or onwards travels. (B)

Please note: Additional accommodation can be arranged on day 9 should you require it. Please ensure that if departing for home or onward travels on day 9 that all departing flights are booked for early to late PM to allow enough connecting time from your Labuan Bajo flight.

Guests have the option to stay Rimba Lodge overnight for one or both nights in Tajung Puting National Park. Please contact us for a quote.

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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!