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Kalimantan Tour Destinations
WOW Borneo’s aim is to give our guests an intimate encounter with Kalimantan, its forests and wildlife, by working with the local Dayak people to create amazing once in a lifetime holidays.
We do this through our famous cruise journeys. Kalimantan’s rivers remain the best way to travel through the forested landscape, and to experience Borneo’s iconic and endangered orangutan and the fascinating Dayak culture. Our specially guided tours enable you to discover the orangutan in its natural habitat and give you the opportunity to make a difference to their survival through the Borneo Orangutan Survival adoption program.
Our overland tours take you to experience first hand the mystical Dayak culture by staying in longhouses, or visiting the Derawan islands to explore the hidden depths beneath the sea, or to go beyond Kalimantan’s shores to the islands of the great monitor lizard, the Komodo dragon.
WOW Borneo’s 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.
WOW Borneo offers overland tours and journeys to numerous destinations in Kalimantan. Our experienced guides accompany you to traditional longhouses where overnight stays provide a first hand experience of the Dayak culture and an intimate glimpse of daily life. Further afield we work with trusted travel operators to provide cross Borneo encounters, to the distant Derawan islands to explore underwater depths or to the National Parks of Sebangau, Gunung Palung and Wehea to explore the forests.
Wow Borneo’s 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.
Wow Borneo’s Private Charter Cruises provide the perfect way to travel and live on board luxurious boats, passing through forest lined rivers to spot orangutans. A great way to relax, spend quality time with your family, enjoy fabulous cuisine, visit villages along the river and get to know the Dayak culture. Come and experience the perfect River Boat holiday in exotic Borneo.
WOW Borneo Corporate Responsibility Cruises and Low Cost Cruises
Our original Rahai’i Pangun is working with local NGOs and volunteers dedicated to conserving our environmental as an environmental and health services boat, bringing classes and meeting as well as innovative performance and reading outreach programs to the riverside village children and their parents. It is also used for regular weekend overnight river cruises.
WOW Borneo News
WOW Borneo guests donate money for fire fighting equipment at BOSF Care Centre
Thanks to our guests who donated towards the purchase of fire fighting equipment to protect Orangutans from wild fires endangering the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation’s Care Centre in October. Money donated has purchased proper equipment for fire fighters and will continue to assist with the installation of forest bore wells.
Monsoon rains have arrived washing away the smoke clouds caused by the damaging fires of September and October.With the beautiful blue skies returning, we ran our first cruise on the Ruhui Rahayu, our small private charter boat. The cruise went well and the guests were very happy. Importantly our river routes have been untouched by the fires. We look forward to welcoming back more guests to this beautiful part of the world.