3 days 2 night
Duration
5/10
Physicality

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 and depart Pangkalan Bun in the afternoon is recommended to fit the itinerary for the Orangutan Tour in Tanjung Puting National Park.

Private boat depart anytime and shared boat depart every Friday, check Schedule tab for the dates.

Should you need assistance, please let us know by sending an email to info@beborneotour.com. Looking forward to meet you here in Kalimantan of Borneo, Tanjung Puting National Park.

Additional information

LocationCentral Kalimantan, Pangkalan Bun
Groupsize2-10
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
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DAY 1: Aiport – Kumai – Tanjung Harapan

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. 

Prepare your self for the first encounter with the Orangutan, after short trekking in Borneo Jungle we will meet the giant ape in Tanjung Harapan Camp. Get your camera ready, not only during the feeding, sometimes we could see the wild Orangutan swinging between the tree on our way.

Late afternoon, observe the proboscis monkey and other primates along the river.  Overnight on the boat. (L, D)

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DAY 2: Pondok Tanggui – Camp Leakey – Nipa Area

After early breakfast, boat up to Pondok Tanggui Camp to witness orangutan feeding around 9 am. Upon arrival at Pondok Tanggui, we walk to feeding area. After orangutan feeding, we can take a short trekking in the forest then proceed to Camp Leakey which takes about 1,5 – 2 hours by boat. After lunch, you will have a chance to take another short trekking or see information center before witnessing orangutans’ feeding time around 2 pm.

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)

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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)

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:

May 2022

6-8 May 2022

13-15 May 2022

20-22 May 2022

27-29 May 2022

June 2022

3-6 June 2022

10-12 June 2022

17-19 June 2022

24-26 June 2022

July 2022

1-3 July 2022

8-10 July 2022

15-17 July 2022

22-23 July 2022

29-31 July 2022

August 2022

5-7 August 2022

12-14 August 2022

19-21 August 2022

26-28 August 2022

September 2022

2-4 September 2022

9-11 September 2022

16-18 September 2022

23-25 September 2022

30 September – 2 October 2022

October 2022

7-9 October 2022

14-16 October 2022

21-23 October 2022

28-30 October 2022

November 2022

4-6 November 2022

11-13 November 2022

18-20 November 2022

25-27 November 2022

Desember 2022

2-4 December 2022

9-11 December 2022

16-18 December 2022

23-25 December 2022

30 December – 1 January 2023

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 and there will be only you on the boat, no other travelers..