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3 Days Orangutan Safari Tour in Tanjung Puting National Park, Indonesia

Tanjung Puting National Park, Kalimantan, Indonesia

Boating Safari Tour Indonesia

Come with Getaway Tours for an unforgettable safari getaway in the Borneo Island of Indonesia! Take this opportunity to witness orangutans, and actually take part in the rehabilitation center. Come explore one of the oldest rainforests in the world and the many endemic species of plants and animals in it, and let yourself be awed by the nature and its grandness.

Overview

  • Main wildlife to be viewed: Orangutan and proboscis monkey
  • Starting point and ending point: Pangkalan Bun

Highlights

  • Participate in orangutans feeding
  • Visit a rehabilitation center to meet babies and young orangutans
  • Explore Tanjung Puting National Park to see orangutans and more wildlife
  • Explore the jungle and view the wildlife through river trips and trekking
  • Airport transfers and services of English-speaking guide
  • Entrance permit and donation for the park included
  • 2 nights accommodation on the boat
  • Meals as programmed

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2 activity days
Airport transfer included: Iskandar Airport
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Accommodation

During this safari, you will be spending your nights on the boat.

Program

Orangutan is an endemic primate in Borneo. Visitors can visit the feeding area in the morning and afternoon in the jungle of Borneo. It is very impressive to see this reddish arboreal primate swinging from one tree to another, and the baby orangutans are always attached to their mothers.

Sekonyer River is an acid river, and the color is black especially when it gets deeper in the jungle that still preserved. The acid and black color derives from the falling leaves of the trees in the jungle.

River cruising itself is a thrilling experience, and even though you go on this three-day two-night trip along the river and stay overnight on boat, the forest, the river, the wildlife, and the stillness will make you feel excited about the journey. Come and treat yourself to the sunset behind nipah trees which are overgrown along the river. In the past, every night, fireflies can be seen like natural lamps twinkling on the nipah trees.

Day 1: Pangkalan Bun airport - Kumai - proboscis tour - overnight on boat

You are recommended to arrive before 12 p.m. at Pangkalan Bun. Upon arrival at Pangkalan Bun airport, you will be met by your tour guide and then transferred to Kumai seaport to Tanjung Puting National Park. Sail by boat through Kumai River for about 15 minutes to reach Seikonyer River, this river runs through the national park.

You will be having lunch on boat prepared by the cook. You will sail again for two hours into the national park and dock at Tanjung Harapan. Start jungle trekking for about 900 meters to the orangutan feeding station. After seeing the orangutans, you will then return to klotok boat and sail to observe proboscis monkey along the river banks. Dinner and overnight on boat.

  • Meals: lunch and dinner

Day 2: Docking area - Pondok Tanggui - Camp Leakey - overnight on boat

In the morning, after breakfast, sail further to Pondok Tanggui, a rehabilitation center where you can meet babies and young orangutan at its feeding area at about 9 a.m. Continue the tour to Camp Leaky which can be reached by passing through river with various wildlife you can see en route, such as birds, primate, fish, and also crocodile.

After arriving at Camp Leaky, you will start trekking into the jungle to explore more of the wildlife and floras. At about 12 p.m., return to the boat and enjoy your lunch. Afterward, proceed the day's activities with orangutan feeding at 2 p.m. At about 4 p.m., return to the boat and sail downstream to Tanjung Harapan for overnight and dinner. Alternatively, it is also possible to dock at where the fireflies sparkle at nipah tree, usually can be seen if the weather is good enough.

  • Meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 3: Docking area - Kumai - Pangkalan Bun airport

After breakfast. you will then sail back to Kumai, to be transferred to the airport. End of service.

  • Meals: breakfast

Location

You will be exploring Tanjung Puting National Park in this safari. It is a biosphere reserve located in Central Kalimantan, in Kalimantan Island or also known as Borneo Island, Indonesia. The indigenous population is Dayak tribe which is still faithful with animist belief. Tanjung means a peninsula, administratively is part of Kotawaringin Timur with its office in Sampit and Kotawaringin Barat with its office in Pangkalan Bun.

The park covers swampy alluvial peninsular between Kumai and Serunyan River and Sekonyer River in the north. And since 1978 the southern boundary has been extended until Serimbang River to Segintung Luar River.

The park has various vegetation types, such as dry land where species like Shorea spp, Mysristica, and iron wood can be found, as well as the swamp forest, mangrove, and coastal forest. The most famous fauna live there are orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus) and proboscis monkey (Nasalis larvatus). Both live in the swampy and dry land.

Other primates live there are agile gibbon (Hylobates agilis), long tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis), pig tailed macaque (Macaca nemestrina), red leaf eating monkey (Presbytis rubicunda), and silver leaf eating monkey (Presbytis cristata). Deers, civet, leopard, and squirrel can also be found there. The most significant bird there is storm’s stork (Ciconia stormii), as well as other bird species that are mostly endangered.

Visitors usually visit to see orangutan in its habitat and centered around orang utan rehabilitation center by cruising through Sekonyer River.

Below are some of the interesting spots in Tanjung Puting National Park:

Tanjung Harapan

It has an information center, orangutan feeding post, orchid, herb, and trekking route along Tanjung Harapan - Pesalat - Pondik Tangguy.

Pondok Tanggui

Here, visitors can see orangutan feeding, short trekking trail, and long trekking from Pondok Tanggui - Pesalat - Tanjung Harapan.

Camp Leakey

It is the last station for visitors in Sikonyer River route. This is a must-visit camp in Tanjung Puting National Park. Visitors can see orangutan feeding, and trekking and information center are available as well.

Food

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

  • Activities described in the itinerary
  • Return airport transfers
  • Boat during the river trip
  • Meals as programmed
  • Services of English-speaking guide
  • Entrance permit
  • Donation for the park
  • 2 nights accommodation

What's not included

  • Airfare ticket
  • Airport tax
  • Tipping
  • Alcoholic beverage
  • Insurance
  • Cancellation due to flight cancellation

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. Getaway Tours 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 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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