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4 Day Orangutan Houseboat Tour in Tanjung Puting National Park, Indonesia
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Camp 1 Tanjung Harapan Station, Tanjung Puting National Park, Teluk Pulai, West Kotawaringin Regency, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia

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Join Orang Utan Kalimantan Tour & Travel in exploring the secret world of orangutans in Tanjung Puting National Park! Embark into the mystic environment and feel free to explore and amaze yourself. Don't miss this wonderful experience that you will never forget. Get closer to nature and the friendly orangutans of Indonesia!

Overview

  • Starting and ending point: Pangkalan Bun
  • Main wildlife to be viewed: Orangutans, proboscis monkeys, macaques, other primates, and different kinds of birds
  • Vaccines needed: Malaria
  • Languages: English, Indonesian

Highlights

  • Game viewing
  • Private boat orangutan tour
  • Entrance fees and tickets to the park
  • Explore Tanjung Puting National Park and Sekonyer River
  • Opportunity to see orangutan, other primates, birds
  • Services of professional local guides
  • Daily meals, snacks, drinks
  • 3 nights accommodation

Styles


4 activity days in English
The organizer also speaks: Indonesian
Airport transfer included: Iskandar Airport
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Accommodation

During this tour, you will stay on a houseboat in Tanjung Harapan Station. On the boat you will find tables, chairs, mattresses and cushions, pillows, mosquito nets, a toilet, kitchen, and generator for electricity.

Program

Day 1: Kumai Town and Sekonyer River Camp 1

Upon arrival in Iskandar Airport (PKN), you will be picked up by the local guide and he will take you to Kumai harbor approximately 20 minutes away by car, and then, you will board a Kelotok, a wooden river houseboat to go to Tanjung Puting National Park.

The Kelotok is specially made for tourists and has a roof which forms the upper deck so you can easily view the tropical rainforest. You will explore the quiet Sekonyer River to observe the presence of wild animals, such as the Proboscis monkeys, macaques, and different kinds of birds. You will then stop at Camp 1 Tanjung Harapan Station to see the feeding time at 15:00. The schedule is dependent of what time you arrive at Pangkalan Bun Airport.

Day 2: Sekonyer River - Pondok Tangui - Camp Leakey - Pondok Ambung

After breakfast, you will travel up the river by boat for approximately two hours to Camp Leakey (research center). Before arriving at Camp Leakey, you will stop in Pondok Tanguistation to see the feeding time of orangutans at 9:00 a.m.

After lunch on the boat, you have the opportunity to take a short trekking in Camp Leakey or visit the information center, before seeing feeding time of orangutans at 2:00 p.m. You could also stop at the information center, and after that, your local guide will bring you to the feeding station direct to the forest.

When you are done viewing the feeding, the local guide will bring you back to the houseboat and continue to down river to explore Camp Leakey. You will see wild orangutans, probocise, birds, and crocodiles. Enjoy the view of Camp Leakey river. Direct to Pondok Ambung Camp is the tropical rain forest station, and you could trek at night at around 6:30 p.m. with your local guide to find the tarsius, tarantulas, birds, pythons, leopards, mouse deer, other animals.

After that, you will head back to the houseboat. You will have dinner on the houseboat, and you could read a book and play game cards with your local guide, and your crew can also come to join most.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Accommodation: Houseboat

Day 3: Pondok Ambung - Pondok Tangui - Pesalat - Village - Camp 1

Eat breakfast at 7:00 a.m. in Pondok Ambung, and then your guide will bring you again to Pondok Tangui in Camp 2 and to take a look feeding time at 9:00 a.m. You could stay in the feeding time area approximately one and a half hours, and after that, you will continue to the Pesalat Reforestation Statione to learn about their activities and support the staf Friend of National Park Foundation (FNPF) to protection the forest.

So, if you want to join the tree planting in Pesalat Reforestation Station, please discuss with your guide. You could decide what you are going to do. If you want to do this, you must pay per tree. Talk with a friend or ranger of the National Park Foundation (FNPF).

After lunch on the boat, you will visit Tanjung Harapan Village to walk around and to visit souvenir shops and take a look on people at the village or you can visit the school. You could to give the village kids a book or anything that you can. The kids are going to be happy to take gifts from you.

Then you will head back on the boat to Camp 1 to see the feeding time of orangutans at 3:00 p.m. At night time, if the weather is good, you can see fireflies illuminating the palm trees (Pohon Nipah).

  • Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Accommodation: Houseboat

Day 4:

After breakfast, the local guide will take you to Kumai town into the boat harbor (approximately 20 to 30 minutes). Then the local guide will take you by car directly to Iskandar Airport (PKN). He will help you check in your flight on schedule. Otherwise, he may take you to another area if you want to extend your stay.

The orangutan (pongo pygmaeus) is the only species of great apes that live in Asia. They are native to the tropical rainforests and the low-lying swamps in the Southeast area in Indonesia and Malaysia (on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra). The word orangutan means “man of the forest” in the Malay language.

Known for their intelligence, they use found objects as tools; for example, they use leaves as umbrellas to keep the rain from getting them wet. Orangutans share approximately 97% of the same DNA as human. Chimps and people share almost 99% genetic similarity that indicates shared evolution. There is a greater genetic similarity between apes and people than apes and monkeys.

Included excursions

  • Visit to Tanjung Harapan Village
  • Visit Camp Leakey

Location

This wildlife tour will be held in Indonesia, covering places including Kumai Town, Sekonyer River, and Tanjung Puting National Park. (Including Tanjung Harapan, Pondok Tangui, and Camp Leaky).

Camp Leakey

Camp Leakey has been the center of orangutan research for 45 years under the guidance of Professor Biruté M.F. Galdikas, making this the longest single species investigation by a single person. In 1971, the 25-year-old Canadian Birute Galdikas began living in the remote jungles of Indonesian Borneo.

She was determined to penetrate the world of the elusive “red ape” in the name of science and conservation. That's when she set up her research camp, the Camp Leakey, named after her famous paleontologist professor, Louis Leakey. She is a pioneering primatologist, holding a Ph.D. in anthropology from U.C.L.A. and is president of the Orangutan Foundation International in Los Angeles.

Tanjung Puting National Park

Tanjung Puting National Park (TNTP) is located at the peninsula of South West Central Borneo and is a preserved area for plants and wild animals. It was firstly preserved by the Dutch government on June 13, 1936, followed by the Forest Minister of Republic Indonesia on May 12, 1982. This park is the largest tropical rainforest in South East Asia.

Tanjung Puting National Park (TNTP) can be reached only by boat or speedboat, via the Sekonyer River in the district of Kumai. Tanjung Puting National Park (TNTP) is one of the richest parks in Indonesia, with many rare and endangered species. The park helps protect the remaining orangutan habitat. There are a number of key re-release sites where rescued orangutans have been returned to the wild.

The nine species of primates found in TNTP are an orangutan, proboscis monkey, agile gibbon monkey, long-tailed macaque, pig-tailed macaque, red leaf monkey, silvered langur monkey, Tarsius, and slow loris.

Food

The price includes daily meals including breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You will also be provided with seasonal fruits, aqua mineral water, sodas, and snacks such as vanilla, wafers, and peanuts. There will be a chef who will cook food for you.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • 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

  • Game viewing
  • Private boat orangutan tour
  • Short trekking activities
  • Entrance fee and ticket to Tanjung Puting National Park
  • Services of local guides, chef, driver
  • Daily meals, snacks, drinks, fruits
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Small digital camera ticket
  • Boat parking
  • Transportation in a car
  • Transfers from and to Iskandar Airport (PKN)
  • Arrival assistance with your passport
  • Donations (for forest rangers)

What's not included

  • Phone
  • Laundry
  • Extra stay
  • Extra meals
  • Flight ticket
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal needs
  • Tips for the team
  • Rimba lodge in the forest
  • Big Commercial camera film video
  • Alcoholic beverages

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Soekarno–Hatta International Airport (CGK), then take a domestic flight to arrive at Iskandar Airport (PKN). Transfer from and to this airport is included. Orang Utan Kalimantan Tour and Travel 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 15 days before arrival.
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