Duration :3 Days – 2 Nights
Scheduled cruises start Saturdays and Tuesdays
High light : River safari, Feeding time, Orangutan observation.
Recommended flights: From Jakarta – Pangkalanbun, and Semarang – Pangkalanbun
Depending on flight arrangements of other guests on board, return transfer to Kumai may be with another vessel (a klotok or speedboat).
DAY 1 : PANGKALAN BUN – KUMAI – TANJUNG HARAPAN
Upon arrival at Pangkalan Bun Airport you will be picked up by our local staff and transfer you to the port of Kumai to board on the Wow Borneo boat. Each boat is a renovated traditional Klotok, or wooden river boat, measuring about 18m by 3m, with a comfortable upper deck where you can view the rain forest as it glides by. The boats have 3 air conditioned ensuite cabins below deck. Your cabin is fully equipped with sheets, towels and toiletries. Delicious Asian fusion meals are eaten around the dining table on deck. The boat crew includes the boatman, a cook, assistant cook, and English speaking guide.
En route to the Tanjung Puting National Park, we stop first at Tanjung Harapan, a rehabilitation center for orangutans. After a short walk in the forest to the platforms, we witness feeding time at 15.00.
Later, in the peaceful late afternoon, we will slowly explore the quiet river to observe the proboscis monkeys and possibly fireflies in season among the nipa palms along the riverside. Dinner and overnight on the boat. (L, D).
DAY 2 : PESALAT – CAMP LEAKEY
After breakfast, the klotok cruises up river for about 2 hours, spotting wildlife in the forested river sides. En route, we stop at Pesalat, the reforestation site, where you can plant a tree, for a small donation. Boarding the klotok again, we have lunch whilst proceeding along the side creek to access Camp Leakey. Here the older orangutans are reintroduced into the rain forest. On arrival, we take an easy forest walk to see the original research station and historical display and to see feeding time at 14.00pm. Overnight on board. (B,L,D).
DAY 3 : PONDOK TANGGUY – PANGKALAN BUN AIRPORT
The boat cruises downstream. En route, we stop at Pondok Tangguy, the rehabilitation center for the new ex-captive orangutans to see feeding time at 09.00am. Reboarding, we then continue slowly downstream spotting wildlife as lunch is served. After lunch, we arrive in Kumai for transfer to Pangkalan Bun airport. ( BL )
Includes: transfer in and out from and to airport, boat, guide and cook, meals during the trip, snacks, soft-drink, coffee, tea, and mineral water, ranger donation, entrance permit.
Excludes: airfares, personal expenses, additional tour, personal insurance.