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5 Days / 4 Nights Orangutan Tour

Tanjung Puting National Park

Monkeys in Tanjung Puting National Park


Day 1: Pangkalan Bun – Kumai – Park ( L,D)

Upon arrival at Pangkalan Bun Airport you will be picked up by our local staff for transfer to the port of Kumai to board the our boat. Each boat is a renovated traditional Klotok, or wooden river boat, measuring 18m by 3m, with a comfortable upper deck where you can view the rainforest 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 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 along the riverside. Dinner and overnight on the boat. (L,D).

Day 2: Wildlife Spotting – Camp Leakey

After breakfast, we cruise the waterways in the park through tea colored water to see the perfect reflections from the vegetation along the river. You may even see fresh water crocodiles! Stop along the way to observe proboscis monkeys or other wildlife.

After lunch on board, visit Camp Leakey, the research and information center and where the older orangutans are reintroduced into the rain forest. From the centre, set off on an easy and pretty trek through the tropical rainforest to see orangutans, birds and other rainforest animals and jungle plants. Keep an eye out for noisy gibbons, deer and wild boar.

Return to the boat for dinner and move to a quiet mooring for the night (B,L,D)

Orangutan in Tanjung Puting National Park

Day 3: Pondok Tangguy – Tanjung Harapan

During your early breakfast, the klotok cruises slowly downstream following the black water canal, spotting wildlife in the forested riversides, and then turning into the muddy Sekonyer River. We are headed for Pondok Tangguy, the rehabilitation centre for new ex-captive orangutans, to see feeding time at 9 o’clock.

Return to the boat and cruise downstream for an afternoon we visit to Tanjung Harapan rehabilitation centre, where we witness feeding time at 3pm and take the opportunity to hike further into the forest.

Overnight on the boat (B,L,D)

Day 4: Pondok Tangguy – Trekking

The boat cruises upstream early morning for a full day trek from Pondok Tangguy, accompanied by the ranger. On the way keep an eye out to observe wildlife through this area of secondary forest. Packed lunch in the forest. Return to the boat for dinner and overnight in a quiet location on the river. (B,L,D)

Day 5: Boat – Kumai – Pangkalan Bun Airport

Enjoy your breakfast on board. The boat cruises slowly along the Sekonyer River, giving you the opportunity for more wildlife spotting as we enjoy the final lunch on board. The boat returns to Kumai, for transfer to the airport or your hotel. Check-out 14.00pm. (B,L)

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: Sekonyer

The KM Sekonyer is 18 meters in length and 3 meters wide, using a traditional local klotok hull. It has 3 cabins, each one air-conditioned, with Double bed, ensuite bathroom, and western-style toilets. The upper viewing deck is completely open to the wonderful views and is furnished with comfortable rattan furniture and a dinner table.

The cabins are fitted with inner spring 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.

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