WOW BORNEO CRUISES ON 3 DIFFERENT RIVER SYSTEMS IN KALIMANTAN
WOW Borneo’s luxurious cruise boats take you through forest lined rivers to discover wildlife and Dayak culture. Our specially guided tours visit orangutan pre-release islands, forest sites and National Parks, enabling you to observe the iconic orangutan in their natural habitat.
Our cruise holidays offer comfortable cabins, delicious food created from local ingredients and great service. Although easily accessible from Jakarta International airport we offer an exclusive and unique experience away from the crowds on the Rungan River seeing the BOS orangutan islands, on the Katingan River in the Sebangau National Park and on the Sekonyer River in the better known Tanjung Puting National Park.
Just a short hop from Jakarta, join a WOW Borneo Orangutan Cruise for the trip of a lifetime. Winning Trip Advisor’s Excellence Award for 2017, we have 2 new destinations in the world famous Orangutan Tanjung Puting National Park and in the Sebangau National Park, which is home to the largest population of wild orangutans in Kalimantan.
Kahayan & Rungan River
Palangka Raya Orangutan and Dayak Village Cruise – On Board the Rahai’i Pangun – fly into Palangka Raya.
The Kahayan and Rungan Rivers cruise offers a combination of orangutan sightings on the river, and a visit to the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation centre, as well as cultural visits to riverside Dayak villages. Join the Rahai’i Pangun with 5 cabins (1 Superior Large, 2 Doubles, 1 Family cabin sleeping 4, all air-conditioned, and a fan cooled twin bunk cabin) altogether comfortably accommodating 12 people. Come with a group of friends for the weekend! It departs on scheduled join-in cruises for 1-3 nights every Tuesday and Saturday at 9 am.
Tanjung Puting National Park
Tanjung Puting National Park & Camp Leakey – On Board the Sekonyer – fly into Pangkalan Bun
This cruise into the famed Tanjung Puting Park is aboard our new air conditioned boat, The Sekonyer . Offering the same standards of outstanding comfort and service as our other vessels, she has 3 air-conditioned and ensuite cabins and has scheduled join-in departures every Saturday and Tuesday for 2 to 4 nights. The Sekonyer has been dubbed ‘the best boat in Tanjung Puting Park’ in a recent Trip Advisor review.
Katingan River & Sebangau National Park
Katingan River & the Sebangau National Park – On Board the Spirit of Kalimantan – fly into Palangka Raya
The Spirit of Kalimantan accommodates 7 passengers in 3 air conditioned, comfortable cabins. She is an adventurous experience for our guests wanting to visit the famed Sebangau National Park, where a special night is spent in a forest lodge. Next morning there is a jungle trek, and later we explore villages and remarkable black water lake systems off the Katingan River. No other tourists there! Departures for 2 to up to 6 nights on Saturdays and Tuesdays.
EXCITING TRIP TO WOW BORNEO
Last week WOW Borneo (KTD) arranged our trip and accompanied by our wonderful Dayak guide Dodi (and ’trainee’ guide Jonathan) we travelled upto see the long house (*betang*) at a little village called Tumbang Gagu, right up in the headwaters of the Sampit (or Mentaya) River.
KATHY AND JACQUES, SWITZERLAND
We had a wonderful 3 days and 2 nights on the beautiful Rahai’i Pangun. The whole crew looked after us every minute with great food, cool drinks and all the comforts to make our trip memorable. Thanks to Lorna, Sayful, Suryadi, Patirwin, Anto, Ujeng and Ready!
NAKASHIMA FAMILY, JAPAN
This Jungle River Cruise gave us a great present! The river and time pass slowly on the boat. Not only orangutans and jungle but also the people, especially the children of the village moved us so much. I was impressed!
To all on the Rahai’i Pangun, thank you for introducing me to the wonders of Central Kalimantan over a fantastic few days. Loved the boat, loved the concept, loved the food – and the company was pretty great too!
It was the trip of a lifetime!
MARDIAH GLEESON, USA
It was so moving to visit the two villages. Kanarakhan and Gaung Baru were memorable in their exchange of culture with us.
METTLIJS BORTE, HOLLAND
Thank you very much for an unforgettable jungle experience. The long boat journey through the flooded jungle was great. The food was excellent as well.
SUE & WERNER EBERT (AUSTRALIA)
The river cruise was beyond awesome. We had a great crowd on the boat. We had fantastic food and nothing was seen as too hard to do for us from all the crew.
RENEE DUGAN (AMERICA)
Thank you again for taking such great care of all of us during our recent visit to Kalimantan. You and the crew were so professional, kind, generous and fun. Our group really enjoyed getting to know you, eating the delicious food presented to us each day, and relaxing on your boat.
SUE HEWETT (21-24 DECEMBER 2012)
This cruise was everything we’d dreamed and more. The boat is very comfortable, the crew efficient and courteous and the food delicious! The guide couldn’t have been better – fun, passionate, thoughtful, knowledgeable and great company!
J.J WALLIA – SAN FRANSISCO, CALFIORNIA
This tour was one of the best vacation and wildlife experiences I have had (and I have seen pretty much everything in Africa). Despite all it has to offer, Kalimantan is a tough place to vacation in so I was not expecting much. However, I was blown away by this trip.