Orangutan River Cruise in Kalimantan, 4 Days / 3 Nights
Seikonyer River, Tanjung Puting National Park
Day 1: Airport - Kumai - Proboscis Tour - Deluxe / Super Deluxe Houseboat (L,D)
Upon your arrival in Pangkalan Bun Airport, meeting service with our staff and guide then direct transfer to Kumai. It will take about 20 minutes. Upon yourarrival in Kumai direct transfer to the houseboat, lunch will be provided onboard. Afterward boating down Kumai River approximately 15 minutes to reach Seikonyer River, the main river in Tanjung Puting National Park.
Cruise up the Seikonyer River you will see nice vegetation around the river bank, Nipa Palm, Pandanus, and some kind of trees that growing up around the river. See some wildlife such as birds, Macaque, Proboscis Monkey and Orangutan, if the time still permits, you will visit Orangutan feeding in Tanjung Harapan at 15.00. Then at 16.00 return back to the boat and continue boating up to observe and learning more about Proboscis monkeys along the river banks. Proboscis monkeys are being endemic animal that can be seen only in Borneo.
Dinner and overnight in the Deluxe or Super Deluxe Houseboat.
Day 2: Deluxe / Super Deluxe Houseboat - Pasalat Camp - Camp Leaky - Deluxe / Super Deluxe Houseboat (B,L,D)
After breakfast, proceed up the river to Pasalat Camp, here you will be hiking up on the board walk for 800 Meters and 200 meters you will walk on the ground. In this camp you will have chance to plant endemic fruit trees for orangutan and this is also the carbon offset program. This program supports the national park to replanting the trees around the ex-forest fire areas and to spread up the fruit trees for the animals in this park. When the trees grow up, the trees will do photosynthesis. From this process the trees will produce the Oxygen, and the Oxygen is the payment to all the carbon we produce in our whole life (payment of the carbon).
Return back to the houseboat then boating up direct to Camp Leakey. Lunch will be provided on board.
On arrival in Camp Leakey, you will visit IC (Information Center) to see all work of Dr. Birute Galdikas while she studies the orangutan here starting from 1971 until today. Enjoy your time until 14.00, afterward continue trekking up into the forest to see orangutan feeding, enjoy the time till 16.00 back to the boat then boating down to Pondok Ambung. If the time permits before dinner, you will trek into the forest for 2 hours to see the nocturnal animals like Tarsiers, tarantulas, etc.
Back to the houseboat. Dinner and overnight in the houseboat.
Day 3: Deluxe / Super Deluxe Houseboat - Pondok Tanggui - Tanjung Harapan Village - Tanjung Harapan Camp - Deluxe / Super Deluxe Houseboat. (B,L, D)
After breakfast, boating down to reach Pondok Tanggui, the second rehabilitation center for the orangutan. Visit the Orangutan feeding 09.00, enjoy your time while taking some pictures. Then at 10.00 return to the houseboat and continue boating down direct to Tanjung Harapan village to see the Malayan settlement activities in the afternoon.
Lunch will be provided on board then cross to Tanjung Harapan Camp to see the last orangutan feeding at 15.00. You will stay until 16.00. Back to the boat and boating down directly to Nipa Palm area to see thousands of fireflies.
Dinner and overnight in the houseboat.
Day 4: Deluxe / Super Deluxe Houseboat - Kumai - Airport (B)
After breakfast, boating down to Kumai then transfer to Pangkalan Bun Airport for your next destination.
Tour End (B)
COST: request for rates
The rate includes:
- Transfer service from Airport - Destination - Airport
- Houseboat during the river trip
- Full board during the trip as it is mentioned on the program
- Accommodation (based on double/twin share) during the trip
- English speaking guide during the trip
- Entrance permit
- Donation for the park
Not included in the rate:
- Airfare ticket
- Airport tax
- Personal expenses (tipping for the guide)
- Alcoholic beverage
- Any expenses incurred due to all causes beyond program (flight cancellation)
For more information
1 800 886-7321