ORANG UTAN Tours (Tanjung Puting National Park)

The orangutan species that lives in Tanjung Puting National Park, Central Kalimantan is the Pongo Pygmaeus which in endemic to this island. According to IUCN, this species is endangered and according to CITES it is classified into Appendix I which states that all flora and fauna which are extremely endangered may only be sold under very special circumstances. The orangutans’ (Pongo Pygmaeus) habitat continues to vanish at an extremely high rate. Taking all of this into account, orangutan rehabilitation centers have been established as to ensure the survival of this animal.

In our package, you can see orangutans in Tanjung Harapan Camp, Pondok Tanggui Camp and Camp Leakey, Pesalat reforestation, Sekonyer Village, observing wildlife around the river bank using boat. Proboscis monkey, long tail macaque and some birds are the list of animal you may see along the ride. Touching a black water river on Sungai Sekonyer Kanan and sleep overnight on boat.


Itinerary 4 Days 3 Nights Orangutan Tour in Tanjung Puting National Park.

Day 1 : Pangkalan Bun – Kumai – Tanjung Harapan Camp

  • Upon arrival in Pangkalan Bun you’ll meet and transfer to Kumai, to the Kelotok. Leaving Kumai River, you’ll have an opportunity to see riverfront life. Borneo has so many rivers so boat is the main transportation here. May you also see a thousand high building like hotel with tiny holes, such as an semi-wild swift poultry to harvest its nest.  Then, cruising to Sekonyer River, the estuarine habitat with unique vegetation called mangrove, before your first stop to Tanjung Harapan Camp to watch Orangutan feeding at 15.00 o’clock. Watch along the river bands for wildlife such as Proboscis Monkey-the endemic monkey in Borneo, Long-tailed Macaque, Red-leaf Monkey, Silvered Langur or bird life along the riverside. After watching Orangutan, then cruising down stream for watching group of Proboscis monkey- the endemic primate in Borneo. Looking for a good place mooring the boat and sleep overnight beneath fireflies. If the weather good (no rain, no wind) we can see a million of fireflies like a Christmas trees, but we cant guarantee about this. We will try to do best effort and find out best place. Dinner beneath fireflies.
  • Meals Provide (L, D)

Day 2 : Nypa habitat – Jerumbun - Pondok Ambung - Pondok Tanggui (Canoeing, no visiting Orangutan Feeding Station)

  • After breakfast, cruising up the river. You’ll have time to relax, enjoying fresh air or do some primate spotting. Boating a side creek through tea colored water where you will see the magnificent reflection from the vegetation along the river, when lucky with you, the fresh water crocodile and other wildlife attraction could find a long river bands.
  • Arriving Jerumbun/Pondok Ambung and having lunch, we can spend the rest of the day by canoeing through the Borneo rain forest, exploring Sekonyer Kanan River, a peat swamp forest, lowland dipterocarp habitat, searching wildlife or enjoying varieties of trees. After Canoeing, continue to go to Pondok Tanggui with Kelotok. After dark, we start night walking in Pondok Tanggui.
  • Stay overnight on the boat.
  • Meals Provide (B, L, D)

Day 3 :Pondok Tanggui – Camp Leakey – Sekonyer Kanan River

  • After breakfast, we will visit to Pondok Tanggui, Orangutan feeding will be 09.00 in the morning. This place is nice, even the orangutan not attend on the feeding platform sometimes in the fruit season, but this is really good news for ecotourism. It means, orangutan prefer to have a natural food and able to survive in the jungle. After watching Orangutan, next destination is Camp Leakey, the legendary Orangutan Rehabilitation Camp, where Prof. Birute MF. Galdikas started her study in early 1971. Boating a side creek through tea colored water where you will see the magnificent reflection from the vegetation along the river, when lucky with you, the fresh water crocodile and other wildlife attraction could find a long river bands. After having lunch and departing in Camp Leakey, we can spend the rest of the day by hiking through the Borneo rain forest,then enjoying Orangutan feeding time at 14.00 pm.
  • Stay overnight on the boat in Sekonyer Kanan River.  
  • Meals Provide (B, L, D)

Day 4 : Sekonyer Kanan –Kumai – Pangkalan Bun

  • After breakfast, cruise back to Kumai. Enjoying your coffee in the boat while exploring the river in the morning, may you meet Orangutan foraging in the tree around river bank. It will offer you incredible experience. Long-snout Crocodile also often busking on the sun in the river bank when the weather really good. Lunch will serve on the boat.
  • Departing Kumai in the afternoon, you’ll be transfer to Pangkalan Bun (Hotel/airport), possible to visit our Orangutan souvenir and handicraft gallery before your next destination.
  • Meals Provide (B, L)

The program also flexible, depends on your arrival and departure schedules.

We have several package, they are Orangutan Experience 3D/2N; Orangutan Adventure 4D/3N and Orangutan Jungle Track 5D/4N.
In our tour with our operational standard, the Package's price for the Orangutan trip, for minimum 2 person (private tour):
2 days 1 nights is IDR. 4,200,000 / person (€ 300)
3 days 2 nights is IDR. 4,900,000 / person (€ 350)
4 days 3 nights is IDR. 6,800,000 / person (€ 480)
5 days 4 nights is IDR. 7,700,000 / person (€ 550)

The price of the trip included:

  • Return transfer from airport/hotel to the airport/hotel.
  • Clean and Proper Boat: A wooden river boat/kelotok with its accommodation (sleeping bed, mosquito net, etc)
  • Good English speaking guide
  • Good Cook for serving meals on boat
  • Meals and drinks (main meals, snack, mineral water, tea/coffee)
  • Admission fee in Pangkalan Bun
  • Park entrance permit (tourist and boat entrance)
  • Ranger donation
  • Indonesian Government Taxes.

Not included:

  • Personal expense
  • Hotel/homestay accommodation
  • Alcoholic drink
  • Insurance
  • Tipping
  • Handy-cam/Filming

We have a minimum standard for our tour with save, clean and good looking boat, experienced English guide, good cook (chef) with local meals and understanding to Europe taste and table manner, meals standard and prior to run the ecotour by local people and give an environmental donation.

Actually, we face many challenges while running ecotourism here. As we know that illegal logging and palm oil plantation is the most threat of rain-forest. We hope, ecotourism can provide some alternative livelihood for local people. One of them is kelotok, so that is why we prefer to use the kelotok owned by local people and operate by local people also. Sustainable ecotourism which involved the local people is a wise way to reach the main goal: conservation.

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