This trip is not only a trip, but prefered to say this is a smart trip to understanding on human evolution. Orangutan, the great ape in Asia.
This trip is not only a trip, but prefered to say this is a smart trip to understanding on human evolution. Orangutan, the great ape in Asia who only live in Sumatra and Borneo. Orang means people and Utan means hutan or forest, people in the forest. It is not too much to called them people cause we share 97% DNA with Orangutan. Getting closer with orangutan we will see many fact that we, totally shared our DNA with them. Female Orangutan has a menstruation cycle, it has 9 month pregnancy, mother also giving a breast feed to the baby, nurture the baby till 4 years then continuing living together till 8 years, and many things we can see. We will visit 3 Orangutan feeding station. NO TOUCHING. NO TALKING. ONLY BREATHING ALLOWED.
Actually, we can also watch another exotic animal like Proboscis monkey- famous called as Bekantan- the endemic primate in Borneo. We will never see this monkey in another place in Borneo. Long-tailed Macaque is quite easy to see in the river banks. Silvered Langur, Red-leaf Monkey or Pig-tailed Money are exotic primate even little bit difficult to see. Kinds of bird, crocodile in the river banks, plant and blossom and if you have a time to do a night trekking, may you can see the smallest primate in the world, Tarsier. Small primate with a big eyes. We offered a wildlife experience, especially to see PRIMATE.
Traveling in Tanjung Puting National Park is classified an easy trip with medium risk. Just lay down on the deck of houseboat “kelotok”, while enjoying a cup of coffee, you can explore the wildlife. Sometime, you can see a wild orangutan forraging on the canopy, Proboscis monkey jumping to the river then swimming accross the river for food reason, bird flying around and many things. Staying on the KELOTOK for 3d2n is unforgettable memory.
DAY 1 : Pangkalan Bun – Kumai – Tanjung Harapan Camp
Upon arrival in Pangkalan Bun you’ll be met and transferred to Kumai for boarding to the Kelotok. Leaving Kumai River, you’ll have an opportunity to see riverfront life. Borneo has so many rivers so boat is the main transportation here. May you also see a thousand high building like hotel with tiny holes, such as an semi-wild swift poultry to harvest its nest. Then, cruising to Sekonyer River, the estuarine habitat with unique vegetation called mangrove, before your first stop to Tanjung Harapan Camp to watch Orangutan feeding at 15.00 o’clock. Watch along the river bands for wildlife such as Proboscis Monkey-the endemic monkey in Borneo, Long-tailed Macaque, Red-leaf Monkey, Silvered Langur or birdlife along the riverside. After watching Orangutan, then continue on cruising up for overnight in the Kelotok. You’ll have time to relax, enjoying fresh air or do some primate spotting in the roosting tree while the boat find out a good place to tie up. Meals Provided L D
DAY 2 : Pondok Tanggui – Camp Leakey – Pondok Ambung
After a sunrise breakfast, cruising up the river to Pondok Tanggui, Orangutan feeding time at 09.00 am, then continue on to Camp Leakey, the legendary Orangutan Rehabilitation Camp, where Prof. Birute MF. Galdikas starting her study in early 1971.Boating a side creek through tea colored water where you will see the magnificent reflection from the vegetation along the river, when lucky with you, the fresh water crocodile and other wildlife attraction could find a long river bands. After having lunch and departing in Camp Leakey, we can spend the rest of the day by hiking through the Borneo rainforest, exploring peat swamp forest, lowland dipterocarp habitat, searching wildlife or enjoying varieties of fungi, orchid, slipper orchid, mosses and ferns, then enjoying Orangutan feeding time at 14.00 pm. Stay overnight on the boat. Meals Provided B L D
* We have choices to staying overnight in the black water river then having a night trekking in Pondok Ambung Research Station for nocturnal wildlife, or continue boating back down to the main river then finding out fireflies. So you may not have the night trekking and you will leave the park on the Third day after the breakfast time from the Nipah Palm habitat.
DAY 3 : Pesalat Reforestation –Kumai – Pangkalan Bun
After breakfast, continue by Kelotok down river to Pesalat Reforestation for planting tree. You’ll have a short trekking on the wooden jetty, then visiting a forest tree seedling. The aims for enriching food-tree of orangutan and also rehabilitate land after fire and logging. If you have no time to planting, we will plant for you with your name on the tag.
Enjoying your coffee in the boat while exploring the river in the morning, may you meet Orangutan foraging in the tree around river bank. It will offer you incredible experience. Long-snout Crocodile also often busking on the sun in the river bank when the weather really good. Departing Kumai, you’ll be transfered to Pangkalan Bun, possible to visit our Orangutan souvenir and handicraft gallery before your next destination.
Iskandar Airport Pangkalan Bun, Central Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo
The price of the trip included:
1. Return transfer from airport/hotel to the airport/hotel.
2. Clean and Proper Boat: A wooden river boat/klotok with its accommodation (sleeping bed, mosquito net, etc)
3. Good English speaking guide
4. Good Cook for serving meals on boat
5. Meals and drinks (main meals, snack, mineral water, tea/coffee)
6. Admission fee in Pangkalan Bun
7. Park entrance permit (tourist and boat entrance), camera/handycam fee.
8. Ranger donation.
Price Doesn't Include:
1. Personal expense
2. Hotel/homestay accomodation
3. Alcoholic drink
6. Flight ticket
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