7 Day Orangutan & Nature Tour in Tanjung Puting & Palangkaraya

Day 1:  PALANGKA RAYA – START CRUISE

(Starts Tuesday)

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 a motorised canoe to observe orangutans.Learn about the BOSF rehabilitation programs.

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: SEI GOHONG – MUARA RUNGAN

Optional dawn canoeing to the lake for bird watching. Leisurely breakfast on board as the boat pass the orangutan pre-release island of Pulau Kaja.

Visit the village of Sei Gohong to meet the traditional medicine expert then a short walk to the nearby forest to find several plants that are used as traditional medications by the Ngajus.  Back to the village and see a larger collection of the traditional medicines and discuss their functions with the locals.

Back to the boat and cruise down stream to Muara Rungan, passing Katimpun village. Overnight near Muara Rungan. [B/L/D]

 

Day 4: MUARA RUNGAN – SAMPIT – PANGKALANBUN – KUMAI

After breakfast, the boat cruises to Tanjung Sangalang for check out. Leave the boat early for air-conditioned car transfer to Sampit (approximately 3,5 hours),  to pick up the flight to Pangkalan Bun. On arrival at Pangkalan Bun airport, a guide will pick you up and then transfer to Kumai by taxi (approximately 30 minutes), passing several villages. Upon arrival in Kumai, boat moves up the river to explore the great mangrove, nipah palm, and wildlife along the Sekonyer river while lunch is prepared on the boat.  Late afternoon, observe the proboscis monkey and other primates along the river.

The boat is traditional boat wooden river boat about 14 m x 2,5m with roof which forms the upper deck where we can view the rain forest as it glides by. Overnight on the boat. [B/L/D]

All meals and overnight on the boat, includes simple mattress, pillow, meals, bottled mineral water, mosquito net, kitchen, simple toilet available. Helpful guide and boatmen.

Optional overnight in Rimba Lodge (For thelodge rates, just ask us!)

Day 5: CAMP LEAKEY – BOAT/LODGE

After breakfast board the klotok to travel up river for about 21⁄2 hours boating and then up a side creek to Camp Leakey where the older orangutans are reintroduced into the rain forest and also known as research center for Orangutan. Trekking through tropical rainforest searching for wildlife, wild orangutan, birds and other primate as well as tropical jungle plant. Back to the boat for lunch then witness feeding time at 2 pm for old rehabilitation orangutan given additional foods. Overnight on the boat.

Optional overnight at the Rimba Lodge.(For thelodge rates, just ask us!)

Day 6: PONDOK TANGGUY – PESALAT – TANJUNG HARAPAN - BOAT/LODGE

After breakfast, boat down the river to Pondok Tanggui which is a rehabilitation center for the ex-captive orangutans and see feeding time around 9 am. Continue to Pesalat where we will have the opportunity to trek in the forest to observe the wildlife and see reforestation project. We can also plant a baby tree there (donate to help the project). In the afternoon, visit Tanjung Harapan rehabilitation center to witness another feeding time around 3 pm. After that, we may visit a village near the national park. Boat down the river to the Nipah palm area where we can see the beautiful fireflies when the weather is good. Overnight on the boat. [B/L/D]

Optional overnight at the Rimba Lodge.(For thelodge rates, just ask us!)

Day 7: TANJUNG PUTING – KUMAI – DEPARTURE TO AIRPORT

Boat returns to Kumai. Taxi transfer to the airport. Tour ends.

Includes : Airport transfers, English speaking guides (except in taxi trip Plk-Kumai), meals (except lunch in taxi trip Plk-Kumai), cruises in Palangka Raya and Tanjung Puting, air con charter car transfer from Tangkiling to Sampit, flight Sampit to Pangkalan Bun, visit to BOS Foundation Education Centre (if open)

Excludes : Air fares Jakarta to Palangka Raya, airfare Pangkalan Bun to Jakarta, meal & guide on road trip (as above) 


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