3 Days 2 Nights
Indonesian is very lucky to have Orangutan-the only Great Ape living outside Africa, and its reach biodiversity- third Mega Biodiversity in the world. We are very pleasure to share this experience with you. Orangutan River Cruise is a comfy way to explore Kalimantan, Borneo the third largest island in the world. This is not a trip , this is a natural history journey.
You will experience a river cruising into the Borneo legendary rainforest. Staying on the typical houseboat called kelotok, looks like your floating homestay. Visiting 3 Orangutan feeding station: Tanjung Harapan, Pondok Tanggui and the most historical Camp Leakey- first research of Bornean Orangutan. Packs of endemic primate in Borneo. Proboscis Monkey-big nose and fatty bellied, Sundaic-silvered Langur with their golden baby. Cruising into the black water river-you will understand why DR. Birute M.F. Galdikas wrote her book: Reflection of Eden: My Years with the Orangutans of Borneo.
Orangutan, Proboscis Monkey, Silver Langur, Long-tailed Macaque, AgileGibbon, Birdlife, Watch for Crocodiles!
Iskandar Airport Pangkalan Bun (PKN), Hotels in Pangkalan Bun, Kumai Harbor.
Upon arrival in Pangkalan Bun you’ll be met and transferred to Kumai for boarding to the Kelotok. Leaving Kumai River, you’ll have an opportunity to see riverfront life. Borneo has so many rivers so the boat is the main transportation here. May you also see a thousand high buildings like a hotel with tiny holes, such as an semi-wild swift poultry to harvest its nest. Then, cruising to Sekonyer River, the estuarine habitat with unique vegetation called mangrove, before your first stop to Tanjung Harapan Camp to watch Orangutan feeding at 15.00 o’clock. Watch along the river bands for wildlife such as Proboscis Monkey-the endemic monkey in Borneo, Long-tailed Macaque, Redleaf Monkey, Silvered Langur, or birdlife along the riverside. After watching Orangutan, then continue on cruising up for overnight in the Kelotok. You’ll have time to relax, enjoy fresh air, or do some primate spotting in the roosting tree while the boat finding out a good place to tie up. Meals Provided L D
After a sunrise breakfast, cruising up the river to Pondok Tanggui, Orangutan feeding time at 09.00 am, then continue on to Camp Leakey, the legendary Orangutan Rehabilitation Camp, where Prof. Birute MF. Galdikas started her study in early 1971. Boating a side creek through tea-colored water where you will see the magnificent reflection from the vegetation along the river, when lucky with you, the freshwater crocodile and other wildlife attractions could find a long river band. After having lunch and departing to Camp Leakey, we can spend the rest of the day hiking through the Borneo rainforest, exploring peat swamp forest, lowland dipterocarp habitat, searching for wildlife, or enjoying varieties of fungi, orchids, slipper orchids, mosses, and ferns, then enjoying Orangutan feeding time at 14.00 pm. Stay overnight on the boat. Meals Provided B L D * An optional activities night walk for nocturnal wildlife will be offered in the first or second night due to the condition.
After breakfast, continue by Kelotok down river to Sekonyer Village, the orangutanfriendly village which moved when the National Parks area is getting wider. An old settlement of mixed culture just next to the National Park. You will have a half hour walking to see the village, people daily life and their activities, including how they get fresh water by rain harvesting. The boat will continue to cruise down the river, and wildlife spotting is not over yet. Enjoying your coffee in the boat while exploring the river in the morning, may you meet the Orangutan foraging in the trees around riverbank. It will offer you an incredible experience. Longsnout Crocodiles may sun-busking on the river bank when the weather really good. Departing Kumai, you’ll be transferred to Pangkalan Bun, possible to visit Orangutan souvenir and handicraft gallery before your next destination.