orang utan conservation tour
Explore the rainforest of Kalimantan island, one of Indonesia’s main islands. We will bring you to explore the habitat of Orang Utans, macaques and lots of other wildlife in their natural habitat.
Orang Utan at Tanjung Puting National Park
The Orangutan species that lives in Tanjung Puting National Park, Central Kalimantan is Pongo pymaeus which in endemic to this island. The habitat continues to vanish at an extremely high rate. Taking all of this into account, orangutan rehabilitation center have been established as to ensure the survival of this animal.
Orang Utan 3D/2N Tours
DAY 1 : Pangkalan Bun – Kumai – Tanjung Harapan Camp (L, D)
Upon arrival in Pangkalan Bun you’ll meet our staff and transferred to Kumai river harbour for boarding the boat we called ‘Kelotok’. Leaving Kumai River, you’ll have an opportunity to see the river’s wildlife. Kalimantan island has so many rivers therefore, boat is the main means of transportation here. Along the Sekonyer river we can see bands of Proboscis Monkey - the endemic monkey species in Kalimantan, Long-tailed Macaques, Red-leaf Monkeys, Silvered Langur and may species of birds along the riverside. Here you also can witness thousands of high structures like hotels with tiny holes, such as an semi-wild swift poultry to harvest its nest. While cruising the Sekonyer River, we can see unique vegetation called mangrove, before we stop at Tanjung Harapan Camp to watch Orang Utan feeding time at 3.00 p.m. After watching Orangutan, then we continue the cruise and you will stay overnight in the Kelotok boat. You’ll have time to relax, enjoying fresh air or do some wildlife spotting in the roosting tree while the boat find out a good place to harbour for the night.
DAY 2 : Pondok Tanggui – Camp Leakey – Pondok Ambung (B, L, D)
After breakfast, we sail up the river to Pondok Tanggui, to see Orang Utan feeding time at 09.00 a.m, then continue on to Camp Leakey, the legendary Orang Utan Rehabilitation Camp, where Prof. Birute MF. Galdikas starting her study in early 1971. Boating a side creek where you will see the magnificent reflection from the vegetation along the river, if you are lucky, the fresh water crocodile and other wildlife species could be spotted along the river bands. After lunch we will depart to Camp Leakey where we can spend the rest of the day by hiking through the Borneo rainforest, exploring peat swamp forest, lowland dipterocarp habitat, searching other wildlife or enjoying varieties of fungi, orchid, slipper orchid, mosses and ferns, then we stop for another Orang Utan feeding time at 02.00 p.m. Afterwards, we return to the boat and stay overnight on the boat again.
* You have choices to stay overnight in the black water river then having a night trekking in Pondok Ambung Research Station for nocturnal wildlife, or continue sailing back down to the main river then finding out fireflies. So you may not have the night trekking and you will leave the park on the third day after the breakfast time from the Nipah Palm habitat.
Male alpha Orang Utan
DAY 3 : Pesalat Reforestation –Kumai – Pangkalan Bun (B, L)
After breakfast, continue by Kelotok down the river to Pesalat Reforestation for planting tree. You’ll have a short trekking on the wooden jetty, then we will visit the forest tree seedlings. The aim of this seedling centre is to enhance the availability of trees that become food sources for the Orang Utan and to rehabilitate the land after burnt by the wildfire and illegal logging.
Enjoy your coffee break in the boat while exploring the river in the morning, you could meet Orang Utan foraging in the tree around river banks. It will offer you incredible experience. Long-snout crocodiles also often basking on the sun on the river bank when the weather really good. Departing Kumai, you’ll be transfered to Pangkalan Bun for your next flight or you can extend your trip to our Dayak Tribe Tours.
Note: this itinerary may not fit during peak season (July-Aug-Sept), since all the tour will be finished at 09.00 a.m. Please inform us about your flights schedule. If you still have time before your flight, we could provide a free city tour for approximately 3 hours.
PRICE per pax:
Solo traveller: USD 566 (IDR 8.300.000)
2 pax: USD 366 (IDR 5.300.000)
3 - 4 pax: USD 350 (IDR 5.075.000)
The price include:
Return transfer from Pangkalan Bun (transfer in and out from the Airport)
Clean and proper Kelotok: A wooden houseboat with its accommodation (bed arrangement, mosquito net, toilet)
Professional English speaking guide
Good cook for serving meals on boat
Meals and drinks (main meals, snack, mineral water, tea/coffee)
Park entrance permit (tourist and boat entrance)
Price not include:
Hotel/homestay/lodge (for extra stay)
Permit SIMAKSI for filming/video maker and/or flying drone
Bed arrangements on the boat:
Boat maximum capacity for 6 - 10 people sleeping on the boat. After dinner, crew will set up the mattress, clean pillow, and mosquito net. Each people will have a mattress (double or single). All side of the boat will be covered, and only left one or two as a ventilate window to keep the fresh air.
Additional stay in the local Homestay, price $60/night
There are homestay in the village around the National Park, managed by local people. The room is a simple room with fan.
Additional stay in Rimba EcoLodge, price starting $85/night
Surrounded by forest and accessed only by boat, the lodge is a great spot for enjoying the natural wonder of Indonesian Borneo, from the troop of Macaques that call the site home, to the Proboscis monkeys across the water and the Orang Utan that can be observed at the Tanjung Harapan feeding station, just a few minutes boat ride away. The Lodge provides a base from which you can explore the surrounding rainforest and Tanjung Puting National Park. Take a walk from your room along the bird walk, hear the plaintive cry of Gibbons, bird chirpings and the resident Macaque monkey troops from your comfortable room, set right on the edge of the gently flowing Sekonyer river. There are 3 different room types which has AC and hot shower: Amethyst, Emerald and Diamond.