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Kalimantan Orangutans With Overnight In A Dayak Longhouse

5 Days/ 4 Nights
, Indonesia

Overview

Embark on the ultimate Indonesia jungle adventure. Start with a boat trip through Tanjung Puting National Park to spot orangutans, proboscis monkeys and other exotic animals in the wild. Then trek deeper in to the forest for an immersive, overnight stay with a local family in their traditional longhouse.

Trip Highlights

Kalimantan Orangutans With Overnight In A Dayak Longhouse

Explore Tanjung Puting National Park

Travel by boat and on foot to explore the jungles, mangrove forests and waterways of this incredibly diverse ecological system.

Spot exotic wildlife

Join a local nature guide to see orangutans feeding and to search for proboscis monkeys, wild pigs, lizards and more.

Spend a night in a longhouse

Trek through the jungle to a remote longhouse, staying overnight to experience what life is like for the village’s residents.

Itinerary

1

Pangkalan Bun – Kumai River – Proboscis Tour – Houseboat

Pangkalan Bun Airport - Kumai River Port: 20 minutes

Welcome to Pangkalan Bun, the main entry point to central Kalimantan.

Recommended flights (Not included and quoted separately– Tariffs and schedule subject to change without prior notice):

  • Trigana IL708 departing at 09:15 arriving 10:20
  • Trigana IL702 departing 12:30 arriving 13:25

Upon arrival at Pangkalan Bun Airport, our guide and driver will be waiting to provide transport to Kumai Port. At the port, board a local klotok boat for a scenic journey along the Kumai and Sekonyer Rivers.

Begin the cruise heading along the Kumai River. After 20 minutes, enter the much smaller Sekonyer River, which marks the border of Tanjung Puting National Park. The lush vegetation along the river bank first consists of Nipa palm and is slowly replaced by Pandan trees.

Lunch is served on board.

While cruising through Tanjung Puting National Park, take note of its variety of tropical animals. The area is renowned for its spectacular ecological and biological diversity, and contains mangrove swamps, rainforest and dense jungles filled with rare primates such as orangutans, proboscis monkeys and macaques. 

Enjoy dinner this evening on board the boat surrounded by the beauty of nature.

Overnight on boat

2

Houseboat – Pondok Tanggui – Camp Leakey – Houseboat

After breakfast on board the klotok boat, start cruising up the Sekonyer River towards Camp Leakey.

The cruise turns off the Sekonyer River and enters a narrower branch of the river where the water changes colours. In addition to being a fascinating natural spectacle, this area is also full of wildlife. The guide will point out the various types of animals seen here; kingfishers, broadbills and hornbills are almost a guaranteed sighting!

Continue navigating for about two hours to reach Camp Leakey. Housing the largest population of orangutans in the world, it is the most famous place for orangutan research. Over the years as many as 200 orangutans have been reintroduced to the wild here. Today the camp only operates as a feeding platform, but orangutans are still fed and medically monitored by the local rangers. There are only three feeding platforms in Tanjung Puting providing supplementary food to the orangutans so as to limit their reliance on feeding and to encourage them to forage in the jungle.

Lunch is served on board just before arriving at Camp Leakey.

Around 13:30, disembark at Camp Leakey for a 30-minute walk along a wooden platform. Continuing into the jungle there is a chance to spot gibbons, long tail macaque and wild pigs.

Make it in time to a feeding platform (14:00) to witness the rangers offering bananas and other fruits to the orangutans. Sitting with the park rangers (10 meters from the feeding platform), enjoy the opportunity to get up close with these amazing animals.

Return to the boat and around 16:00 and start cruising again.

At this time of the day, many proboscis monkeys, found only in Borneo, can be seen gathering in large groups around the banks of the river (excellent photo opportunity.) There is also a chance to spot a few orangutans in this area as they come to pick up fruit from the pandan trees in the late afternoon.

Dinner is served onboard the boat.

Overnight on the riverboat.

3

Houseboat – Kumai – Lopus Daya Village

After breakfast on the boat, disembark for a 5 hours transfer by private car to Lopus Village.

Lunch will be served en route at a local restaurant.

Upon arrival in Lopus Village sightseeing around the village, free program in the afternoon.

In the evening after dinner be welcomed by the Dayak Tomun with their Bagondang ceremony. Here there is chance to dance with the Dayak people who also will serve the rice wine. Enjoy the ceremony and back to the longhouse.

Dinner and overnight in a traditional longhouse.

Note: Please bring a small bag for the goods/clothes needed for one night in the longhouse. The main luggage will be dropped of at the hotel for the following day. Sleeping bag, towel and air mattress will be provided for the stay in the longhouse.

4

Lopus Dayak– Kudangan – Pangkalan Bun

Penyombaan – Pangkalan Bun (160 km): 4 hours

After breakfast in the longhouse

Drive to Kudangan Village to see another longhouse and jurung (rice storage building).

After the visit, make the five-hour drive back to Pangkalan Bun. Lunch is served en route at a local restaurant.

Arrive in the late in the afternoon in Pangkalan Bun and check in to the hotel.

Dinner is served in a local restaurant.

Overnight in the hotel in Pangkalan Bun.

5

Pangkalan Bun - Departure

Pangkalan Bun – Pangkalan Bun Airport (8 km): 15 minutes

After breakfast at the hotel, enjoy the rest of the morning at leisure until transport (provided) to the airport for the onward flight.

Recommended flights (Not included and quoted separately– Tariffs and schedule subject to change without prior notice):

  • Trigana IL709 departing 07:35 arriving 08:45 (early morning start before dawn)
  • Trigana flight IL701 departing 11:30 arriving 12:35

Important Information

Our Services Include:

  • Houseboat accommodation in half-twin/double room full board.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).
  • Tours and transfers by private air-conditioned vehicles.
  • English/Spanish speaking local guide (No other languages available).
  • All entrance fees and tours as indicated in itinerary.

Our Services Do Not Include:

  • Visa arrangements.
  • International and domestic flights.
  • International and domestic departure tax.
  • Meals other than mentioned above.
  • Camera/video entrance fees.
  • Personal expenses (drinks, laundry, telephone, tips etc).
  • Travel insurance. 
  • Other services not clearly indicated in the package inclusions above.

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