Wants to see the orangutan in their natural habitat? We will take you to Tanjung Puting National Park by houseboat or klotok, the tour will exploring Sekonyer river to meet orangutan and the other wildlife in the jungle with a reasonable price.
Tanjung Puting is the most popular tourist destination in Kalimantan, and for good reasons. A near guarantee you’ll see free-roaming orangutans, combined with a storybook journey up a winding jungle river, accessed by direct flights to Surabaya and Jakarta, give this adventure world-class appeal.
Tanjung Puting was initially set aside as a wildlife preserve by the Dutch in 1939. It gained park status and its international reputation largely thanks to Dr Biruté Galdikas, one of Leakey’s Angels – the trio of female primatologists, including Dian Fossey and Jane Goodall, trained by Louis Leakey. Working from Camp Leakey since 1971, Galdikas has made such seminal discoveries as the great ape’s eight-year birth cycle, which makes the species highly vulnerable to extinction. Her controversial hands-on approach to orangutan care may have lost her some supporters in the academic and conservation communities, but there is no denying the impact she has had on our understanding and appreciation of these amazing creatures and the threats they face.
The park is best seen from a klotok, a two-storey romantic live-aboard boat that travels up Sungai Sekonyer to Camp Leakey. During the day you lounge on deck surveying the jungle with binoculars in one hand and a drink in the other as the boat chugs along its narrowing channel. Watch for the quick flash of the colorful kingfisher, and scan the shallows for the toothy false gharail as your cook serves up fantastic meals. In the evening, you can spot proboscis monkeys bedding down in the treetops with the river at their backs for protection. These curious golden-haired, round-bellied, bulbous-nosed primates are found only on Borneo and are sometimes called monyet belanda (Dutch monkey – for some reason…) At night, you tie up on the river, set mattresses and mosquito nets on deck, and enjoy the finest sleep, while the hum of the rainforest purifies your ears.
Arrive in the morning by Trigana and departure Pangkalan Bun in the afternoon by Kalstar is recommended flight to fit the itinerary for the Orangutan Tour in Tanjung Puting National Park.
Traveling alone or only 2 person? Join our group tour, not only get cheaper price but also meet new friends from around the worlds, there’s nothing better than sitting on a boat while cruising the river in the middle of the jungle and sharing stories from different world-perspectives.
Here are the schedules for the group tour:
August: Date 1-3, 17-19 and 22-24
September: Date 1-3 and 21-23
October: Date 6-8 and 20-22
November: Date 10-12 and 24-26
December: Date 1-3 and 23-25
However, if you would like to enjoy the time only with your family or friends, a private tour is the best option. With the private boat you can depart anytime from Pangkalan Bun and Kumai port.
Should you need assistance, please let us know by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Looking forward to meet you here in Kalimantan of Borneo, Tanjung Puting National Park.
|Location||Central Kalimantan, Pangkalan Bun|
|Includes||Transfer 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|
|Exludes||Airfares, 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. Overnight on the boat. (L, D)
DAY 2: Pondok Tanggui – Camp Leakey – Nipa Area
After visiting Camp Leakey, we boat down slowly to Nipa Palm Area where you can see beautiful fireflies at night when the weather is good. On the way there, we can still observe the monkeys, birds, and other animals. Dinner and sleep on the boat. (B, L, D)
DAY 3: Kumai – Pangkalanbun Airport
After breakfast, boat down to Kumai and then transfer by car to Pangkalan Bun airport for your next destination. Tour ends. (B)