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5 Day Orangutan Tour and Dayak Experience in Tanjung Puting National Park, Indonesia
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Exciting Wildlife Tour Indonesia

Experience and explore the third largest island in the world called Borneo with Borneo Eco Tour and see the beautiful balance between the wildlife, landscapes, and cultures! In this wildlife tour, you will experience Dayak cultures, discover the orangutans and their habitat with people. This jungle trip will be an extraordinary experience which you will surely remember throughout your lifetime!

Overview

  • Starting point and ending point: Tanjung Puting National Park
  • Minimum of 2 persons and maximum of 8
  • Park fees included
  • Main wildlife to be viewed: birds, macaque, Proboscis monkey, orangutan, fish, crocodiles, and fireflies
  • Languages: English, Indonesian

Highlights

  • 4 game viewing
  • Entrance fees and donations included
  • Explore and discover Tanjung Puting National Park and Seikonyer River
  • Chance to see birds, macaque, Proboscis monkey, orangutan, crocodiles, fireflies
  • Transportation with a houseboat during the river trip
  • Daily nutritious and tasty meals
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers

Styles


4 activity days
Airport transfer included: Iskandar Airport
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Accommodation

During this wildlife tour, you will stay in a houseboat named Borneo Eco tour for two nights. On the third and fourth night, you will stay in a local house and in a hotel. Accommodation will be based on double / twin share occupancy. The houseboat's length is 16 meters and three meters wide. It has one cabin with an air-conditioning system and an open deck.

The source of the electricity is the solar panel and battery. The electricity, of course, depends on the sunlight and the use of the air-conditioner is optional. Whenever you feel the need, you could turn them on. The water is clean but not drinkable. All the water are brought in from Kumai for your shower and wash. Hot water and cool water for shower are available.

Program

Day 1: Airport – Kumai – Proboscis Tour – Houseboat

Upon your arrival in Pangkalan Bun Airport (PKN), meet with the staff and guide then transfer to Kumai. It will take about 20 minutes. Upon your arrival in Kumai, transfer to the houseboat. Lunch will be provided on board. Afterwards, you will boat down the Kumai river which will take approximately 15 minutes to reach Seikonyer river, the main river in Tanjung Puting National Park.

Cruise up the Seikonyer river to see nice vegetation around the river bank, nipa palm, pandanus, and some kind of trees that grow around the river. See some wildlife such as birds, macaque, Proboscis monkey, and orangutan. If time permits, you will visit an orangutan feeding center in Tanjung Harapan at 3:00 p.m.

Then by 4:00 p.m., return to the boat and continue boating up to observe and learn more about Proboscis monkeys along the river banks. Proboscis monkeys, being an endemic animal, can only be seen in Borneo. Dinner and overnight will be in the deluxe or super deluxe houseboat.

  • Meals included: lunch and dinner
  • Accommodation: houseboat

Day 2: Houseboat – Pondok Tanggui – Camp Leakey – Houseboat

After breakfast, cruise up to reach Pondok Tanggui, the second rehabilitation center for the orangutan. Visit the orangutan feeding station at 9:00 a.m. and enjoy your time and take some pictures as well. Then at 10:00 a.m. return to the houseboat and continue boating up to Camp Leakey.

Camp Leakey is the highlight of the national park. You will be passing by the Black river which is full of wildlife within such as many kinds of birds, primates, fish, and also crocodiles. Lunch will be served by a cook with special various food. Upon arrival in Camp Leakey, you will visit the information center to see all the works of Dr. Birute Galdikas while she studies the orangutan from 1971 until today.

Enjoy your time until 2:00 p.m., and you will be trekking up into the forest to see orangutan feeding. Enjoy the time until 4:00 p.m. and go back to the boat to reach the nipa palm area and see a thousand fireflies. Have dinner and stay overnight in the houseboat.

  • Meals included: breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Accommodation: houseboat

Day 3: Houseboat – Kumai – Lopus Dayak Village

Early morning, have breakfast on board and transfer to Lopus Village by a private car. It will take around five hours. Lunch will be provided en route to a local restaurant. Upon your arrival in Lopus Village, you will have a sightseeing tour around the village and a free program in the afternoon.

In the evening after dinner, you will be welcomed by the Dayak Tomun with their Bagondang ceremony. You might be allowed to dance with the Dayak people while they will serve you with the rice wine. Enjoy the ceremony and go back to the longhouse / local house for an overnight stay.

  • Meals included: breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Accommodation: longhouse / local house

Day 4: Lopus Dayak Village – Kudangan – Pangkalan Bun – Hotel

After breakfast, continue your trip by car to Kudangan Village. You will have another sightseeing tour of the village to see more of the longhouse. Afterwards, drive back to Pangkalan Bun for another five hours. Lunch will be provided in a local restaurant. Upon arrival in Pangkalan Bun, transfer to the hotel and check-in. Have your last dinner at your own cost. Stay overnight in the hotel.

  • Meals included: breakfast and lunch only
  • Accommodation: hotel

Day 5: Hotel – Pangkalan Bun Airport

Have breakfast in the hotel. Today, you will be free at your own leisure before you will transfer to the airport for your next destination. This will be the end of the tour with Borneo Eco Tour.

  • Meals included: breakfast

Guides

Your guides' knowledge about tourist spots is profound and experienced. The guide team are composed of local people who speak the English language. This job contributes to their daily income and helps them truly in their daily lives.

Included excursions

  • Cruise up to the Seikonyer river on your first day
  • See all the works of Dr. Birute Galdikas on your second day
  • Have a sightseeing tour and immerse with the Dayak people on your third day
  • Visit Kudangan village to see more of the longhouse on your fourth day

Location

This wildlife tour will take place in Borneo, Indonesia, a nation with thousands of islands consisting of more than 17,000 islands, designated in the southeast Asian archipelagoes. It is the world's largest archipelagic nation, a cultural tapestry as a diverse, endemic wildlife conservatory, vast virgin tropical rainforests, and bounty islands with pearly white beaches, delicious foods, fruits, and traditional crafts of its indigenous social life.

You will explore the deep, dark, and exotic area of Borneo, summoning visions of mythical people and ancient forests as one picturesque of every people who are interested with its secrets and every bit of taste in an adventure. Borneo is the third largest island in the world after Greenland and New Guinea.

Borneo covers a total of 746,309 square kilometers. Indonesian Borneo is known as Kalimantan, "River of Diamonds". It is occupying two-thirds of Borneo land mass. Kalimantan is divided into four provinces: East Kalimantan, West Kalimantan, South Kalimantan, and Central Kalimantan. There are over 30 ethnic groups living in this particular island making it an island with the highest human social group in the world.

The native inhabitants of this island is the "Dayak" who live in the interior of its island. The only great red apes are only found in Asia. They can be found in the two islands of Sumatra and Borneo. Tanjung Puting National Park is located in the Central West of Kalimantan. It is the last home for ex-captive and wild orangutans in Borneo.

Food

The price includes full board meals including breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the trip as it is mentioned in the program. The last dinner will be at your own cost. In many cases, water will be provided for free, however, in some areas drinking normal water would be a good idea. It is highly recommended that you bring a water bottle with an in-line filter system.

In Tanjung Puting National Park, you will be accompanied by a cook who will serve fresh food for you. Although you will have the opportunity to order food which is like what you normally eat at home, it is recommended that you try all the local specialities. After all, food is a major part of any vacation or trip, as well as a major part of any country is culture and you just may discover a few new favorites.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 4 game viewing
  • Entrance fees
  • Boat cruise and trek to the forest
  • Visit to orangutan feeding and rehabilitation centers
  • Sightseeing tours around Lopus Dayak and Kudangan Village
  • Interaction with the Dayak people
  • Donation fees for Tanjung Puting National Park
  • Service of an English speaking guide during the trip
  • Transportation with a houseboat during the river trip
  • 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers from and to Iskandar Airport (PKN)

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport tax
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips for the guide
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Additional meals
  • Any expenses incurred due to all causes beyond the program
  • Travel insurance

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Iskandar Airport (PKN). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Borneo Eco Tour will pick you up from the airport.

Airport: Iskandar Airport Airport transfer included: Iskandar Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 14 days before arrival.
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