Rahai’i Pangun luxurious cruise boats take you through forest lined rivers to discover wildlife and Dayak culture. Our specially guided tours pass orangutan pre-release islands enabling you to observe the iconic orangutan in their natural habitat after being rescued and rehabilitated as part of the Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS) Foundation’s program. The next step for these orangutans is release into forests in the north of the province. Our guests can make a significant difference to their survival by supporting the BOSF adoption program.
Our cruise holidays offer comfortable cabins, delicious food created from local ingredients and great service. Although easily accessible from Jakarta International airport we offer a more exclusive and unique experience away from the crowds and well beaten track and better known Tanjung Puting orangutan holidays.
|Location||Central Kalimantan, Palangkaraya|
|Includes||airport and other transfers as indicated, cabin accommodation, English speaking guide, meals and drinks during the cruise, off-boat tours and service tax.|
|Exludes||Airfares, Personal expenses, Additional tour, Personal insurance, Tipping, alcoholic and soda drinks on board|
Day 1: PALANGKA RAYA –START CRUISE
Meet at Palangka Raya airport and transfer your boat in Palangka Raya harbour to start your journey. Cruise past the stilted and floating houses of the provincial capital and continue upriver along the forest lined river, passing villages. In the early evening, take a canoe through the shimmering black water lakes. Keep an eye out for proboscis monkeys, hornbills, and Brahmini kites. Return to the boat for a quiet dinner in the midst of the jungle. [L/D]
Day 2: BAPALLAS ISLAND – KANARAKAN
The boat moves up the Rungan River as you enjoy breakfast. On arrival to Bapallas Island, take amotorised canoe to observe orangutans.Then continue to the BOSF Education Centre where adult orangutans are waiting to be placed on the pre-release islands. Learn about the BOSF rehabilitation programs.(Only open in Saturday and Sunday)
Leisurely lunch onboard while cruising to Kanarakan, a tiny riverside village on the Rungan River. Arriving in the afternoon, welcomed by the village elder with Dayak Ngaju welcoming ceremony then stroll around the village with a local host to see the village home gardens, rubber field & rubber tapping demonstration, and other village livelihoods. Visit to the elder’s house and enjoy the traditional spices coffee while sharing stories.
Back to the boat and cruise down to Lake Tahai. Overnight. [B/L/D]
Day 3: TANGKILING – DEPARTURE
Enjoy your last breakfast on board as the boat cruises to Tangkiling
Check out for transfer to Palangka Raya