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3 Days / 2 Nights Orangutan Tour

Tanjung Puting National Park

3 Days / 2 Nights Orangutan Tour in Tanjung Puting National Park - Indonesia Tour


Day 1: Pangkalan Bun – Kumai – Tanjung Harapan

Upon arrival at Pangkalan Bun Airport, you will be picked up by our local staff and transferred to the port of Kumai to board our boat. All COVID protocols are adhered to. Each boat is a renovated traditional Klotok, or wooden riverboat, measuring about 18m by 3m, with a comfortable upper deck where you can view the rain forest as it glides by. The boats have 3 air-conditioned ensuite cabins below deck. Your cabin is fully equipped with sheets, towels and toiletries. Delicious Asian fusion meals are eaten around the dining table on the deck. The boat crew includes the boatman, a cook, assistant cook, and English speaking guide. En route to the Tanjung Puting National Park, we stop first at Tanjung Harapan, a rehabilitation center for orangutans. After a short walk in the forest to the platforms, we witness feeding time at 15.00. Later, in the peaceful late afternoon, we will slowly explore the quiet river to observe the proboscis monkeys and possibly fireflies in season among the nipa palms along the riverside. Optional night walk in the forest. Dinner and overnight on the boat.

Day 2: Tanjung Harapan – Sekonyer River - Camp Leakey

During your early breakfast, the klotok cruises slowly up the river, spotting wildlife in the forested riversides, and then turning from the muddy Sekonyer River into the narrow black water canal which gives access to Camp Leakey. On arrival, we take a beautiful walk along boardwalks and into the forest to the wild orangutan feeding area, where orangutans can be observed making their way through the treetops to the echoing calls of the rangers. We continue our walk through the forest to spot more orangutans in their natural habitat. Boarding the klotok again, we resume our cruise downstream, animal and bird spotting along the way. Tie up for a peaceful overnight in the midst of the forest. Dinner and overnight on board.

Day 3: Pondok Tanggui – Pangkalan Bun Airport

The boat cruises downstream, observing the forest and wildlife as we go. Entering the Sekonyer River again, we stop at Pondok Tanggui, the rehabilitation centre for the new ex-captive orangutans. Take your final forest walk to observe orangutans in this beautiful natural setting. On return to the boat, lunch is served as we continue slowly downstream spotting wildlife. After lunch, we arrive in Kumai for transfer to Pangkalan Bun airport.

Includes :

Transfers from and to the airport, private air-conditioned, ensuite, cabin accommodation, all meals during the cruise, National Park entry ticket, English speaking guide, snacks, coffee, tea, fresh juices and mineral water, ranger donation.

Excludes :

Airfares, personal expenses, additional tour, personal insurance.

Our boat: Kumai

Our newest boat, with air conditioners silently powered by solar panels. At 19.5 meters in length and 3.8 meters wide, it was a fishing boat with a high prow used locally. We have remodelled it with experienced Bugis boatmen. Named after the river it operates from, the Kumai is designed to accommodate 6 passengers in 3 cabins. The cabins are a Superior Large with a small terrace on the bow, a Double cabin, and a Twin cabin. The deck has plenty of space to enjoy the views from the comfort of rattan sofas and sun lounges. This boat has all of the features which set WOW Borneo apart from the others – air-conditioned cabins, ensuite in every room, spacious unimpeded viewing decks, and great food. Cruises are accompanied by 3 crew and an English-speaking guide.

The cabins are fitted with innerspring mattresses, reading lights, sheets, pillows, bedcovers, towels, and basic toiletries. The cabin windows have mosquito netting and sliding shutters for privacy. Cameras and phones can be charged on board, and the viewing deck and all cabins have sockets. The deck has waterproof blinds with clear inserts for rainy periods. We serve the same highly praised food as on our other boats. Four crew accompany each cruise as well as an English-speaking guide, to make this trip into the jungle memorable and comfortable.

Join-in cruises depart Saturdays (3 day cruise) and Tuesdays (3 and 4 day cruises) from Kumai harbour at 10am. The nearest airport is Pangkalan Bun.

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