Day 1 PALANGKA RAYA – START CRUISE
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 Brahminy 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.Then continue to the BOSF Education Centre where orangutans are waiting to be placed on the pre-release islands. 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 vegetable patches, rubber garden and rubber tapping demonstration, and other village livelihoods. Visit to the elder’s house and enjoy the traditional spiced coffee while sharing stories.
Back to the boat and cruise down to Lake Tahai. Overnight. [B/L/D]
Day 3 SEI GOHONG – TANGKILING – SAMPIT – PANGKALANBUN – KUMAI
Enjoy your last breakfast on board as the boat cruises to Tangkiling. Leave the boat early for air-conditioned car transfer to Sampit 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 car (approximately 30 minutes). Upon arrival in Kumai, cruise off 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 KM Sekonyer is a traditional klotok, a wooden river boat about 18 m x 3m. We have rebuilt her to include 3 cabins below, and viewing deck above, furnished comfortably, where we can view the rain forest as it glides by. Overnight on the boat.
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, we 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 we 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. Overnight on the boat. [B/L/D]
Day 5 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)