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Borneo Orangutan Deluxe Houseboating Tour (3D/2N)

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Embark on an unforgettable journey into the heart of Borneo’s enchanting rainforests with our exclusive Orangutan Tour, a captivating two-night expedition within Tanjung Puting National Park.

Prepare to set sail on a unique Deluxe klotok boat, specially designed for this tour, accompanied by a local crew and your knowledgeable guide. As you navigate the river’s winding course, you’ll witness the rich tapestry of wildlife along its banks. Marvel at the intimate moments of Orangutans in their natural habitat, observe the playful antics of endemic Borneo proboscis monkeys, encounter macaques, gibbons, hornbills, wild boars, and, with a bit of luck, spot crocodiles near your boat.

What sets this adventure apart is our commitment to sustainability. Our boats are meticulously renovated using eco-friendly practices, ensuring a harmonious coexistence with nature. By choosing our tour, you actively contribute to our mission of supporting local communities and safeguarding the environment. Let the eco-conscious adventure commence!

  • 2 Nights
  • Difficulty : Easy
  • Pickup: Pangkalan Bun, Borneo ( PKN)
Itinerary Borneo Orangutan Deluxe Houseboating Tour

DAY 1: PANGKALAN BUN - KUMAI PORT - TANJUNG HARAPAN – PROBOSCIS TOUR     ▼

Upon your arrival at Pangkalan Bun Airport, experience a warm meet and greet with our staff and guide, followed by a swift transfer to Kumai, a brief 15–20 minute drive. Upon reaching Kumai, you’ll seamlessly transition to the houseboat where a delectable lunch awaits on board.

The adventure continues with a scenic boat ride down the Kumai River, a picturesque 15-minute journey leading to the Seikonyer River, the primary waterway in Tanjung Puting National Park. Marvel at the lush vegetation lining the riverbanks, adorned with Nipa palm, Pandanus, and various trees. Witness the vibrant wildlife, including birds, macaques, the distinctive Proboscis monkeys, and the majestic orangutans.

For those with early arrivals (before 11:30 AM), an exceptional opportunity awaits at the Tanjung Harapan rehabilitation center. At 3 o’clock in the afternoon, witness the park rangers feeding the orangutans, providing you with a close and enchanting encounter. By 4:00 PM, return to the boat, continuing your journey to observe and delve deeper into the fascinating world of Proboscis monkeys along the riverbanks—a unique Borneo endemic.

Conclude the day with a delightful dinner and an overnight stay aboard the Deluxe or Super Deluxe Houseboat, ensuring a comfortable and memorable expedition.

Meals: Lunch – Dinner

Accommodation: Deluxe or Super Deluxe Houseboat

DAY 2:PONDOK TANGGUY - CAMP LEAKY      ▼

After a fulfilling breakfast, embark on a captivating journey as you boat up to Pondok Tanggui, the second rehabilitation center for orangutans. The highlight of your visit is the orangutan feeding session at 09:00 AM, providing a perfect opportunity to capture memorable moments through your lens. At 10:00 AM, return to the houseboat and continue your scenic voyage up to Camp Leakey.

Camp Leakey, the pinnacle of Tanjung Puting National Park, unfolds as you traverse the Black River, a habitat teeming with diverse wildlife, including a myriad of birds, primates, fish, and crocodiles. Relish a sumptuous lunch prepared by our skilled cook, featuring a variety of special dishes. Upon arrival at Camp Leakey, explore a small museum showcasing the remarkable work of Dr. Birute Galdikas, who studied orangutans here from 1971 until today.

Immerse yourself in the surroundings until 2:00 PM, when a forest trek awaits to witness orangutans feeding in their natural habitat. Make the most of your time until 4:00 PM, as you return to the boat and navigate down to the Nipa Palm area to witness the enchanting spectacle of thousands of fireflies illuminating the night.

Conclude your day with a delightful dinner and an overnight stay on the houseboat, creating lasting memories of this extraordinary expedition.

Note: The Birute Galdikas Museum at Camp Leaky is presently closed for maintenance purposes. Unfortunately, visits to this site are temporarily unavailable. We apologize for any inconvenience and will keep you informed about the reopening of the museum.

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Accommodation: Deluxe or Super Deluxe Houseboat

DAY 3:KUMAI PORT - PANGKALAN BUN      ▼

Today we end our stay in the jungles of Borneo. In the early morning you will have breakfast on the boat, go back to the port and return to the airport by transfer. The departure of the ship will be at last at 10am, but we adapt to your fight schedule in case that your flight leaves earlier in the morning.

If you decide to take a flight in the afternoon, we can take you at 10 directly to the airport. If you want a city tour in the town Arut to be transferred to the airport later, this can be organized at additional costs. Thank you for join us in this Borneo Orangutan Tour by Come2indonesia!

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: –

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Price Includes

  • 2 Nights accommodation based on private klotok (traditional wooden boat to cruise rivers with Bathroom)
  • Deluxe or Super Deluxe Houseboat during the river trip
  • Transfers Pangkalan Bun Airport – Kumai Port – Pangkalan Bun Airport
  • Transfers in land and river with English speaking guide.
  • English speaking guide.
  • 2-Days permission of the police, rangers and the national park
  • Camera or video camera fees (personal use only)
  • Water, Tea, Coffee, Cookies, Tropical Fruits
  • Captain, captain assistant and cook
  • All meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served on the boat
  • All meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner served on the boat
  • By coming with us, you are helping Borneo! For each client of ours, we donate 10 EUR to various projects within the Tanjung Putting National Park!
  • A unique experience!

Price Excludes

  • Domestic/international flights
  • Travel Insurance (Highly Recommended)
  • Alcohol, soft drinks, personal expenses
  • Surcharge of IDR 100.000/person/day applicable for every Sunday and National Holiday, to be paid upon arrival.
  • Extra expenses occurred due to causes beyond our control (force majeure) such as cancellations of flights, natural disasters, diseases, etc.
  • Any extra-surcharge if the government suddenly raises the fee or adds new permits
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FAQ

When is the best time of the year to do this tour?

Our favourite time for travel in Indonesia is between April to October, although Indonesia is a great year-round destination, offering memorable experiences for all kinds of adventures. July to August are the peak summer months. In West to Central part of the weather is delightfully warm and it’s a popular time for travellers to visit for holidays, whilst if you wish to travel from October to April, the Eastern part Indonesia, like Banda and Raja Ampat, would be the best option.

If you wish to have a relaxing journey in Indonesia with less crowds, the shoulder months of April to June and September to October are ideal and slightly more economic. If you must travel in ‘high season’ but want to avoid the crowd, worry not, there are numbered of unbeaten track in Indonesia ready to be explored.

What should I bring?

The tropics is a warm and often sweaty place, especially if you have Borneo or Sulawesi included in your travel. Check out our suggestion on What to Wear:

  • Comfortable and light shirt and at least a pair of long sleeves
  • Comfortable walking shoes or trekking shoes if your trip include some trekking
  • Shorts and long pants
  • Couple of pairs of socks
  • Waterproof Jacket/Raincoat

Depends on the type of travel, you may also need these in your What to Bring list:

Underwater Trip:
  • Dive Insurance
  • Dive certificate
  • Certificate of Nitrox (for those who are using Nitrox)
  • Dive equipment except Tanks and Weights. Please consult your travel expert to find out if the equipment is inclusive or not in your booking
  • Swimsuit/Dive suit
  • Adaptor DIN or INT
  • Flashlight
  • Sunscreen SPF +40
  • Waterproof bags
Landtour and Trekking:
  • Small backpack for daily important item
  • Travel Insurance, which covers trekking and sport risk
  • Trekking shoes (check with your travel expert if you need a Goretex or simply a walking shoes)
  • Pullover (as in some area like Mt Bromo and some other places at high altitude, the temperature can get as low as 0 degree)
  • Hats
  • Small flashlight or head flashlight
  • Towel (preferably quick dry microfiber towel)
  • Flight tickets (keep the soft copy in your mobile)
  • Valid passport with Valid Visa (or check if you are eligible for Visa Free Entry)
  • Travel/Dive Insurance
  • Personal medication (include contact lenses)
  • Waterproof bag to put all important documents
  • All documents for your trip: vouchers, tickets, contact numbers
  • Credit card (in some major cities, credit card are widely accepted in restaurants and shops. Small charge might be applied)
  • Cash in Euro or USD (you may change into local currency Rupiah when you arrive here)
  • Camera, Battery and Charger
  • Adaptor (220V is used in Indonesia)
  • Toiletries
  • Sunscreen and Sunglasses
  • International driving license (if you plan to drive on your own)
  • Mosquito Repellent with DEET
  • Hygienic travel kits (mask, disinfectant or anti-virus spray, etc, etc)

How Do I Get to Pangkalan Bun?

To go to Pangkalan Bun there are 3 main options:

From Semarang airport (about 3.5 hours from Yogjakarta by car, we arrange this transfer by private car with AC from Jogjakarta to Semarang as well as vice versa)
From Jakarta in direct flight. If you come from Jakarta, we offer you for the previous night, the transit hotel FM7 Resort, which includes transfers airport – hotel – airport and breakfast.
From Surabaya in direct flight. If you come from Surabaya, here we offer Ibis Budget Surabaya Airport for the previous night, located within airport area and Standard Room (double/twin)

How Hard is Our Tour?

We have classified our tours in 3 different classes. Always check which one suitable for your condition. If you have any doubt, you may consult to our travel expert.

Easy: Suitable for most people in good health. These trips can include short walk for days with around 2–3 hours in good paths and at low altitudes.

Medium: A reasonable level of fitness or technique is required, as these trips can require sustained endurance levels as the trip may include longer days of approximately 5-6 hours of activity or/and in higher altitudes, or snorkelling in strong current.

Hard: These trips are physically demanding and best suited for people with a high endurance level, good level of fitness and exercise regularly. Days can be long around 7-8 hours of activity, often at high altitudes, in remote regions and sometimes without a support vehicle nearby. Travellers may be required to carry their backpack, trip with trekking overnights without access to normal toilets or accommodations.

Is there a shower on the boat?

Yes, the boat is equipped with a wooden bathroom that has a western toilet and a shower. The water drains directly into the river, so we will give you an organic soap to avoid contaminating it. We would appreciate it if you use it.

What time does the tour end?

The tour ends after breakfast usually around 10 am. If your flight leaves earlier, the crew will adapt to the schedule to drive you to the airport on time.

What about if my flight back is in the afternoon?

In this case, we can drop you off in the city so you can explore it on your own. But if you prefer, we can accompany you with a private car to take a walk around the Arut River (especially if you like photography) and then drop you off at the airport afterwards. This service has an extra cost.

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