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Delve into the heart of the jungles of central Borneo for a two-night camping trip among a large population of orangutans and gibbons among many other species. Explore wildlife through trekking and river cruises. Keep your eyes open as Sebangau National Park is also the home of the clouded leopard. Take out the lens of your camera and your most adventurous part to live a unique experience outside the usual routes of tourists. Let’s start this Camping Orangutan Experience!
Welcome to Palangkaraya! The city name consists of 2 words; one from Dayak Ngaju language, “Palangka” meaning sacred site and a word from Sanskrit language, “raya” meaning vast. So, the combination of the two means a vast sacred site.
Meet our friendly guide who will take you by car for about 3 hours to each Baon Bango Harbor which is your starting point of sail by canoe into the jungle of Sebangau Park. The sail should be roughly 2-3 hours, depends on the stream. Along the river bank, you can spot some animals such as proboscis monkeys, crocodiles, even some enchanting birds.
Lunch will be served in a local restaurant on the way. On arrival at the park, settle down in your accommodation and have dinner at a camp. At night, depends on the water level, it is possible to do some trekking.
Note: Flight arrival must be in the morning. Otherwise, a stay will be arranged at Baon Bango Village.
Meals: Lunch – Dinner
Wake up to a cool morning breeze, enjoy a simple breakfast at the camp and prepare for a trekking into the peat swamp forest in search for orangutans and other wildlife. The park is known for its large populations of orangutans as well as gibbons. And if you are lucky, you can also spot the elusive clouded leopard.
We will also cruise the river in the forest to look for animals taking rest along the river bank. Lunch is provided en route. In the evening, return to camp for dinner and overnight. If the situation allows, you can do some night trekking as well.
Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner
After breakfast, we sail upstream and do a short trekking. At appointed time, we will leave for the airport to catch your flight to the next destination. Thank you for traveling with Come2Indonesia and we hope to see you again soon. Sampai Jumpa!
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.
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:
Depends on the type of travel, you may also need these in your What to Bring list:
Landtour and Trekking:
Flights depart daily for Jakarta and Surabaya. Current airlines operating services into Palangkaraya are Garuda Indonesia, Sriwijaya Air and Lion Air.
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.
A private speedboat adventure
Rivers less visited by tourists