In this so-called "magical trip", you
will explore the quite and placid river on a traditional boat 3
x 10 meter wide (many past tourists of us call it "African
Queen" river boat style) to visit the Tanjung Puting National
Park in Central Borneo Province where you can trekking around in
searching for orangutans as well as other endemic species of Kalimantan
and other exotic fauna and flora. You will also watch the ex-captive
orangutans re- introduced to their natural habitat. Many of the
orangutans which have already successfully rehabilitated still come
to the rehabilitation center at Camp Leakey station to visit the
rangers and to interact with the new coming orangutans. Some times
we can also encounter with the wild orangutans during easy trekking
around the Camp Leakey which is also a research center area.
In the afternoon, the boat will boating slowly
on the quite river where you can take pictures of the other endemic
monkeys of Kalimantan: Proboscis "pinnochio" Monkeys (nasalis
larvatus) , birds and other wildlife playing in the trees before
they overnight along the riverside.
For overnight, we will stay on traditional wooden
boat for the whole night to make the cost more effective. Overnight
on boat also provides us a better opportunity of sighting the crocodile,
birds, monkeys and other animals at dusk or down at their night
time resting place in the trees at the riverside. In the morning
you will be waked up by the morning dew and "the concert of
tropical rain forest creatures". A healthy meals for dinner
and Breakfast is prepared by our expert cooks on Indonesian cuisine.
The boat is spacious 6 x 2 meters, which forms a roof and accommodates
for 5 - 6 peoples. You can sleep on it or inside the boat separated
with the guides and the boat crews. Clean mattresses, pillows, mosquito
net and a simple toilet are available on board.
Meanwhile, there is a riverside lodge across the
river near Tanjung Harapan. This place allow you to have a nice
sleep and good wash for the whole days. The river side has a very
nice surrounding with the forest background, a lot of faunas to
see and observe too. You will get additional charge based on the
type of the accommodation you choose in the lodge if you decide
to stay here: However, the room rates in the lodge is quite expensive.
Enclosed below please find the tour program with
duration of 4 DAYS/3 NIGHTS and 3 DAYS/2 NIGHTS.
How to Get There
The entry point of Tanjung Puting National Park is Pangkalan Bun,
a town in Central Borneo. To reach Pangkalan Bun Airport, there
is flight available from Jakarta or Bali and other major cities