5 days

Tanjung Puting National Park area is covering for about 3000 square km. The place is low attitude swampy coastal terrain with punctuated by black water rivers.Is considered to be one of the easiest places in the world to see the Orangutan.

Basically you will be guided to touring the area on the river with a boat called “klotok”. You also can explore the jungle by tracking and again it is guided. You can sleep on the klotok boat or opt to sleep at the jungle lodging (additional cost).

The tour is designed to be as extra ordinary experience in the wild with safe overnight stay and the comfort of the guided klotok boat; that will be the mesmerizing part of the adventure (aside from the jungle attraction itself).

Additional information

LocationCentral Kalimantan, Pangkalan Bun
IncludesTransfer in and out from and to airport, Boat or Klotok, Guide (English), Cook, Meals (B,L,D) during the trip, Soft-drink, Coffee or tea and mineral water, Ranger donation, Entrance permit, Camera charge
ExludesAirfares, Personal expenses, Additional tour, Personal insurance, Tipping

DAY 1: Aiport – Kumai – Tanjung Puting

On arrival at Pangkalan Bun airport, we will pick you up and then drive to Kumai by taxi (approximately 30 minutes), passing several villages. Upon arrival in Kumai, boat up the river to explore the great mangrove, nipah palm, and wildlife along the Sekonyer river while lunch is prepared on the boat.  Late afternoon, observe the proboscis monkey and other primates along the river. The boat is traditional boat wooden river boat about 14 m x 2,5 m with roof which forms the upper deck where you can view the rain forest as it glides by. Simple mattresses, pillows, meals, bottled mineral water, mosquito nets, simple toilet and shower are available on boat. Overnight on the boat. (L, D)


DAY 2: Camp Leakey

After breakfast, boat up the river to Camp Leakey. It is a research center where the older orangutans are reintroduced to the rain forest. After that, you may take soft trekking in the rainforest to spot other wildlife. Go back to the boat for lunch and then see the orangutans being fed around 2 pm. Overnight on the boat. (B, L, D).

DAY 3: Pondok Tangguy – Pesalat – Tanjung Harapan

After breakfast, boat down the river to Pondok Tangguy which is a rehabilitation center for the ex-captive orangutans and see feeding time around 9 am. Continue to Pesalat where you will have the opportunity to trek in the forest to observe the wildlife and see reforestation project. You can also plant a baby tree there. In the afternoon, visit Tanjung Harapan rehabilitation center to witness another feeding time around 3 pm. After that, you may visit a village near the national park. Boat down the river to the Nipah palm area where you can see the beautiful fireflies when the weather is good. Overnight on the boat. (B, L, D)

DAY 3: Kumai – Kudangan Village

After early breakfast, boat down to Kumai then drop your luggage at a local hotel before driving  to Kudangan Village which takes about 5 hours. Pass several villages, palm oil plantation, rubber plantation, local community’s plantation and forest. We will stop for lunch on the way. Upon arrival at Kudangan Village, we will take you to the longhouse for your accommodation. You will have a chance to walk around the village and observe the daily life there. After dinner, the villagers will hit their gong or play one of their musical instruments and gather together for a simple welcome ceremony. Expect a lot of people to join in. Overnight at longhouse. (B, L, D)

DAY 4: Kudangan Village–Trekking – Pangkalan Bun – Hotel

 After breakfast, we can go to the forest and trek about for several hours. The villagers in this village reject the palm oil plantation so the forest surrounding is still in good condition. After packing your luggage, drive back to Pangkalan Bun by car. Upon arrival at Pangkalan Bun, transfer to hotel. Free program at your own leisure. Overnight in at the hotel. (B, L, D)

DAY 5: Hotel– Pangkalan Bun Airport

After breakfast, transfer by car to Pangkalan Bun airport for your next destination. (B).