MEETING WITH ORANGUTANS - KALIMANTAN EXPEDITION
Explore the world that you might have seen before only in TV and let us take you to the Heart of Darkness.
Come and get to know one of human’s closest relatives the orangutan. The word “Orangutan” comes from the Indonesian name for these creatures Orang Hutan or “ Jungle People”. These creatures are very rare and live in only a few remote areas still. This program will bring you face to face with these amazing creatures in their natural habitat, the jungles of Kalimantan. There will be many creatures to meet and sights to see on this 5 day jungle cruise along the Rungang River.
See diverse flora and fauna of Indonesian part of Borneo – Kalimantan.
Rainforest river cruise.
Truly authentic adventures.
Meet with Dayak living culture and traditions
Listen to breathtaking stories of former headhunters.
Unforgettable memories, unique friendships.
MEETING WITH ORANGUTANS - KALIMANTAN EXPEDITION: ITINERARY AND DETAILS
MEALS DURING THE TRIP
WELCOME TO BORNEO
Your jungle adventure will begin from the capital city of Indonesia Jakarta. Here you will catch a connecting, domestic flight to Palangkaraya, Borneo.You will feel the difference as soon as you land in this exotic country. You will be transferred to your accommodation for the next few days, a private cabin on board of river boat. Over the next few days you and your group will cruise along in comfort through the 3rd biggest rainforest of the world.
Once the briefing by the boats captain is over you will start cruising calmly along the river to the provincial capital famous for its floating houses. Your cruise will continue until late in the afternoon, if you are not completely exhausted from the days travels, you can go kayaking. Tonight dinner will be served on board in the midst of the jungle river scenery.
Today you will continue your journey up the Rungan River. You will cruise calmly along passing local villages and as promised your first stop will be an orangutan release islands of Nyaru Menteng. Here you will get to meet with and see the efforts of the biologists and volunteers of the BOS Orangutan Foundation Center. This place is used to re-adopt captured or abandoned orangutans back to the wild. Many orangutans are losing their homes to rapid deforestation though out the island.
Lunch will be served on board as the boat cruises to the small river village of Kanarkan. Keep your eyes peeled as you may get to see some local wildlife such as Proboscis Monkeys, Red Langurs, and Brahrnini Kites. Kanarkan is home to the DayakNgaju Tribe, Dayak people were once feared for their head hunting raids and great magic. Today they live more peacefully sustaining from agriculture, selling forest products, weaving, and wood carving. You will be met by the village elders who will escort you through their village homes, rubber collecting, gardens and other daily village activities. You will get to try some local delicacies and tea or coffee before heading back to the boat for another lovely dinner served on the serene river.
After breakfast you will disembark from your boat home at the town of Sampit. From here you will catch a short flight to Pangkalan Bun. From here you will change your transport to the “Klotok” boat. You will take another jungle river cruise where you will be able to spot many endemic species and maybe even a crocodile. In the evening you will have a dinner and overnight in the simple lodge in the jungle.
ORANGUTANS REHABILITATION CENTRE
After breakfast you will get back on Klotok and cruise along the river for two hours until you reach Camp Leakey. Camp Leakey is another rehabilitation center for the endangered orangutans. After viewing the center and getting to know the staff you will go on a short trek into the TanjungPuting National Park, where you can explore and admire beauty of this wild sanctuary.
Lunch will be served on board as you cruise to some special viewing platforms where you can view the orangutans in the wild. For the evening you will stay in a jungle lodge of Camp Leaky with a nice dinner.
GOODBYE WITH BORNEO
You will have one last jungle cruise with breakfast served onboard as you cruise to the town of Kumai. From here a car and driver will take you to the airport and send you back on your way to Jakarta or off to your next destination.
Thanks for this amazing adventure!
MEETING WITH ORANGUTANS - KALIMANTAN EXPEDITION: PRICE
- Group 2 pax: 1729 USD/pax
- Group 4 pax: 1702 USD/pax
- Group 6-8 pax: 1663 USD/pax
- Group 10 pax: 1624 USD/pax
- Accommodation during the trip
- Domestic plane tickets: Jakarta – Palangkaraya – Jakarta
- Meals marked in the itinerary
- Local guides services
- All transfers
- Entrance tickets and attractions marked in the itinerary
PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Taxes and airport bills
- Visa to Indonesia
- International plane tickets
- Drinks to the meals
- Travel Insurance
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