- Visit pristine rainforest in search of orangutans (both wild and reintroduced)
- Travel jungle rivers to view proboscis, ebony and grey macaque monkeys
- Exciting boat trip on the Sekonyer river
- Part of your expedition cost is directly donated to help save orangutans and rainforests
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 wonderful riverboat, locally called a klotok. The klotok is well equipped with basic amenities. At night you will sleep on deck on comfortable mattress, with blanket, pillow and 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 you're not walking through the jungle, you can relax on deck watching the wildlife, read a book or laze the day away.
Our goal is to provide our guests with a unique experience whilst observing wild and semi-wild orangutans in their natural habitat. We will provide you with a safe platform to observe the 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 about your surroundings. Our joint effort with The Orangutan Project continues to support conservation programs in both Borneo and Sumatra. Each guest's fare includes the cost of a one-year orangutan adoption package.
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!
*Subject to change due to local conditions
Day 1: Arrive in Bali
Upon arrival, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your overnight accommodation in Bali at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel.
Day 2: Bali - Pangkalan Bun, Central Borneo
Today you fly from Bali to Pangkalan Bun in Central Borneo via Surabaya. Arrival will be mid-afternoon. You will be met at the airport by your local OO guide and be taken to the hotel for check-in. Late afternoon, you will be taken for a walk to visit the local town and have dinner at a local restuarant. Overnight at the Grand Kecubung Hotel. (B,L)
Day 3: Tanjung Puting National Park
This morning you will be taken to the riverside town of Kumai where we will board our klotoks (riverboat) and travel into the National Park. This is the start of your 3 days/2 nights klotok tour. You will cruise slowly along the river looking for orangutans and other wildlife. Later in the afternoon, you will visit the 1st feeding station at Tanjung Harapan. Late afternoon back on the river to search for proboscis monkeys. Overnight on board your klotok (riverboat). (B,L,D)
Day 4: Tanjung Puting National Park - Camp Leakey
An early start today sees you back on the klotok and slowly up the Sekonyer River to Camp Leakey, the oldest camp set up for orphaned orangutans. Along the way, you will keep a lookout for wild orangutans, birds, monkeys and other wildlife that may be waiting in the trees along the river. 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, it's 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 monkeys. Overnight on the klotok. (B,L,D)
Day 5: Tanjung Puting National Park - Pondok Tanggui - Pangkalan Bun
This morning after breakfast on the river you will travel to Pondok Tanggui, the 2nd feeding station to see the orangutans. After lunch, you will take a tour of the local village and in the afternoon you will slowly travel downriver, stopping along the way to watch the proboscis monkeys on the riverbanks. As dusk falls, we will travel back to Kumai harbour and enjoy dinner along the river as we go, hopefully, accompanied by thousands of fireflies. Transfer and overnight in Pangkalan Bun hotel, Grand Kecubung. (B,L,D)
Day 6: Pangkalan Bun Tour
Spend today discovering the local area and villages. Visit Kubu and Kulang Bay on the edge of the Java sea. Take a scenic river trip by canoe to see the incredible sights and sounds of the local town and its people. Overnight at the Grand Kecubung Hotel. (B,L)
Day 7: Pangkalan Bun - Bali
Today after a relaxing morning you will be taken for lunch before heading to the airport to catch your plane back to Bali. On arrival in Bali, you will be met for your hotel transfer. Overnight at your hotel at the Holiday Inn Express (B,L)
Day 8: Tour ends
Today your tour finishes and you start your onward travels. (B)
Note 1: Guests have the option to stay at Rimba Lodge overnight for one or both nights in Tanjung Puting National Park. Please contact us for a quote.
Note 2: Guests have the option to organise their own accommodation in Bali for the first and/or last night. Hotel costs will be deducted from tour price.
INCLUSIONS & EXCLUSIONS
- Domestic airfares
- Accommodations in Bali and Pangkalan Bun (twin share or single supplement available)
- Accommodation on board our river boat (klotok)
- All meals as noted in the itinerary (B,L,D)
- National park fees
- Airport transfers
- Captain and assistants on board the klotok
- Experienced local guide
- Donation for a one-off orangutan adoption
- Ranger and local guide fees, boat mooring fees
- International airfares and any expenses due to flight delay or cancellation
- Visas and visa fees
- Travel Insurance
- Personal expenses -alcohol, laundry, phone calls
ex Bali per person (twin-share). Groups of 4 or more can apply for special rates. Please enquire belowBOOK NOW $390.00
Single Supplement option where more than 2 persons travel
Single traveller supplement $790
- Orangutan and wildlife viewing
- Reforestation program
- Bird watching
- River cruising
- and much more
You will be supporting The Orangutan Project (TOP) in their work protecting orangutans, as well as vital environmental research. You will also be helping Friends of The National Park in regenerating areas of cleared rainforest.