Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About Orangutan Tour

Where can I see orangutans in Borneo?

In our opinion the five best places to see orangutans in Kalimantan of Borneo are:

  • Tanjung Puting National Park.
  • Sebangau National Park
  • Kutai National Park.
  • Gunung Palung National Park.
  • Betung Kerihun National Park.

How do I get to Tanjung Puting?

To get to Tanjung Puting National Park, you will need to fly to the airport of Pangkalan Bun, Kalimantan, the nearest entry point. There are direct flight from Jakarta, Semarang and Surabaya.

How do I get to Kalimantan from Bali?

There no difert flight from Denpasar Bali to Kalimantan, you should transit in Surabaya, Semarang and Jakarta then continue flying to Kalimantan. For Orangutan Tour the destination city is Pangkalan Bun (PKN).

What is the best way to enjoy Tanjung Puting National Park?

The best way to experience the orangutan tour in Tanjung Puting National Park is by boat of Klotok in the local language.

How is the stay and facility on the klotok?

Going on a klotok was an amazing experience all by itself. Every klotok is equipped with upper deck for the guest to enjoy the day, with table and chairs to enjoy freshly cooked food on the boat. At night the crew will set the mattresses, pillow and mosquito net. Western toilet and shower are also available on the boat.

What is the best month to visit Tanjung Puting National Park?

The Best Time to Visit: between the months of October to May is considered the low season and so the best time to visit Tanjung Putting National Park. During the dry season on July to October it will be hot and humid throughout, with temperatures rising towards the end of the season before the rains come.

What is the best tour operator?

The recommended tour operator for the orangutan tour in Kalimantan is Be Borneo Tour, they have long experience with guest, good boat, legal and recommended by more than 100 people on Tripadvisor.

How many wild orangutans are left?

While exact orangutan population counts are always a challenge – various estimates put current counts at between 50,000-65,000 orangutans left in the wild – we do know with certainty that 2,000 to 3,000 orangutans are killed every year.

What fruits do orangutans eat?

Orangutans primarily eat ripe fruit, along with young leaves, bark, flowers, honey, insects, vines, and the inner shoots of plants.

Do orangutans eat meat?

Most of their diet consists of fruit and leaves gathered from rain forest trees. They also eat bark, insects and, on rare occasions, meatOrangutans are more solitary than other apes.

Can you touch orangutans?

No. Orangutans are highly susceptible to human diseases/viruses. If you are lucky enough to see one on the grounds or the pathways you must give way to them and not touch them. In addition, human contact is kept to a minimum, not only for the safety of the orangutans but to avoid unnecessary risks to visitors (orangutans are very strong and as wild animals can be unpredictable).
To ensure their best possible chance of survival once they are eventually released back into the wild, dependence or familiarity with people is strongly discouraged.

Can you visit the Orangutan Jungle School?

Not in Tanjung Putting National Park. There is an information centre open at Nyaru Menteng in Palangkaraya, but the main centre for the care of the orangutan is not open to the public unless you are a volunteer with accreditation

Are orangutans dangerous?

Orangutans are large, but in general they are quite gentle. Adult males can be aggressive, but for the most part they keep to themselves. They are uniquely arboreal – living their lives quietly up in the trees away from predators.


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