Tanjung Puting Orangutan Experience

Travel Type : Small groups and family friendly
Expedition Grade : Easy to moderate
Activities : Orangutan & wildlife viewing, reforestation program, bird watching and more
Accommodation : Local hotels, tents and river boat (klotok)
Transport : River boat (klotok) and on foot
Giving Back : You will be supporting The Orangutan Project (TOP) in their work protecting orangutans and the environment as well as other vital environmental research. You will also be helping friends of the national park in regenerating areas of cleared rainforest.
Trip Duration (days) : Seven (7) days
Price : AUD $2390 from Bali / Jakarta (twin share) - Single supplement $320 . Groups of 4 or more can apply for special rates. Please contact us at oo@orangutanodysseys.com
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Our 7 Day Tanjung Puting Orangutan Experience will take you to the Tanjung Puting National Park, which is found in central Kalimantan. Tanjung Puting National Park is a unique place in itself. 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 known as a klotok as well as get to experience a night at Rimba Eco-Lodge. The klotok is well equipped with basic amenities, and at night you will sleep on deck on comfortable mattresses including mosquito nets. Our crew will cook up 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, we can relax on deck watching the wildlife, read a book or just laze the day away.

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

Day 2 : Bali to Borneo (Pangkalan Bun)
An early morning flight from Bali via Jakarta or Surabaya to Pangkalan Bun in Borneo. On arrival you will be met by your Orangutan Odyssey guide and taken to your hotel. You can take a late afternoon scenic river cruise to see the incredible sights and sounds of the local town and its people. Overnight at the Swiss Belinn Hotel (B)

Day 3 : Pangkalan Bun - Camp Leakey - Crocodile Lake
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 klotok. (B,L,D)

Day 4 : Crocodile Lake - Pondok Tanggui - Tanjung Harapan - Rimba Lodge
Leave early and head back down river to Pondok Tanggui 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 : Rimba Lodge - Pondok Tanggui - Pesalat Reforestation
An early morning start takes you back to Pondok Tanggui for morning orangutan feeding, then 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. 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 your Pangkalan Bun hotel. (B,L,D)

Day 6 : Pangkalan Bun - Jakarta / Bali
Free time for shopping or a walk through the streets of Pangkalan Bun to see the Yellow Palace and local markets before catching your plane back to Bali. On arrival in Jakarta / Bali you will be met for your hotel transfer. Overnight at your hotel (B)

Day 7 : Tour ends - Trip extension option
Today you will travel home or continue to your next destination. (B)

Note : If you would like to stay at Rimba Lodge rather than on our klotok, this can be arranged. Please let us know in advance to discuss the details and additional costs.



Our goal is to provide our guests with a unique experience while observing wild and semi-wild orangutans in their natural habitat. We will provide you with a safe platform to observe other wildlife that Borneo has to offer including proboscis 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 surroundings. Our joint efforts with The Orangutan Project continues to support conservation programs in both Borneo and Sumatra. Each guest's fare includes the cost of a deluxe one year orangutan adoption package.  

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!

Can't find a trip date below that meets your travel needs? No problem. Just contact us on +61 417 973 355 or email Hayley at hayley@orangutanodysseys.com and we can customise dates to suit you.

Why not think about seeing more amazing locations in Indonesia after your orangutan expedition? For details about our exciting trip extensions to other parts of Indonesia click here.

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