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 experience a night at Rimba Eco-Lodge. The klotok is well equipped with basic amenities. At night you will sleep on deck on comfortable mattresses with 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!
- 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
Day 1 : Arrive in Destinaton Port Jakarta (Option for Bali)
Upon your arrival you will be met at the airport and transferred to your overnight accommodation in Jakrata at the FM7 Resort Hotel (Bail at Holiday Inn Express).
Day 2 : Jakarta or Bali to Borneo (Pangkalan Bun)
Today starts with an early morning flight from Jakata or Bali to Pangkalan Bun in Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo. On arrival in Pangkalan Bun you will be met by your Orangutan Odyssey guide and taken to your hotel. This afternoon you will take a 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
This morning you will board our klotok and travel up the Sekonyer river to Camp Leakey; the oldest camp set up for the orphaned orangutans. Upon arrival at Camp Leakey you will take a short trek in the surrounding rainforrest and meet some of the resident orangutans and their caretakers, followed by a visit to the museum. You will then head back to the klotok for lunch, where you may see more orangutans. After lunch you will 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. Whilst here, you will likely see other wildlife of Borneo such as macaques and proboscis monkeys. Overnight on the klotok. (B,L,D)
Day 4 : Crocodile Lake - Pondok Tanggui - Tanjung Harapan - Rimba Lodge
This morning you will head back down river to Pondok Tanggui for morning orangutan feeding. You will 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
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 6 : Pangkalan Bun - Jakarta
Today you have free time for shopping or a stroll through the streets of Pangkalan Bun to see the Yellow Palace and local markets followed by lunch on the way to the airport to catch your plane back to Jakarta. On arrival in Jakarta Bali you will be met for your hotel transfer. Overnight at your hotelat FM7 Hotel (or in Bali) Holiday Inn Express) (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.
INCLUSIONS & EXCLUSIONS
- Domestic airfares
- Accommodations in Bali/Jakarta 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
- Orangutan Odysseys water bottle
- Ranger and local guide fees, boat mooring fees
- International airfares and any expenses due to flight delay or cancellation
- Travel Insurance
- Personal expenses -alcohol, laundry, phone calls
From Jakarta (twin share) - Single supplement $320. Groups of 4 or more can apply for special rates. Please enquire belowBOOK NOW $2495.00
From Bali (twin share) - Single supplement $320.
- 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.