4 Days Orangutan Private Tour

Trip Highlights

  • Camp Leakey
  • Tanjung Harapan
  • Pondok Tanguy
  • Charming Panorama as you cruise along the Sekonyer river

Descriptions

The orangutans are two species of great apes known for their intelligence, long arms and reddish-brown hair. Native to Indonesia and Malaysia, they are currently found only in rain forests on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra, though fossils have been found in Java, Vietnam and China. They are the only surviving species in the genus Pongo and the subfamily Ponginae (which also includes the extinct genera Gigantopithecus and Sivapithecus). Their name derives from the Malay and Indonesian phrase orang hutan, meaning “person of the forest.

Interaction with Borneo Orangutan
For your information in Tanjung Puting National Park there is two different type of orangutan, first is orangutan who originally inhabitant in this park and we called it wild orangutan and second is the rehabilitation orangutan or ex-captive orangutan formerly confiscated and rescue from the people who keep them as a pet. For the wild orangutan it is difficult to play or interact with them due to they are shy animal and always keep the distance with human. For example if you put some fruits on the ground they will never take it till you go away or disappear from their sight. While with the ex-captive or rehabilitate orangutan you have a chance to play or interact with them.

Actually we do not recommend to initiate contact with them due to the rehabilitation process to take them back to their natural habitat, but as they formerly live with human for years so they prefers to play then back to the jungle. orangutan tour It may happen while you trek or at the feeding time you meet them they would like to play with you. Take your hand and walk around the jungle so they will act like your trusty jungle guide :-), riding in your back or something else. It is not also recommend to feed them but in some cases is fine as long as you feed them with their natural food such as fruits. For your information, actually they have their own food in the jungle such as many different kind of fruits, young leaves, bark, termites, shoots, and very rare happen they eat small birds or eggs if they completely run out their food. To anticipate the competition to get food in the park and the fruits season is over so there is a feeding time for them once a day. We give them fruits and milk as supplement food and they can find the rest in the jungle.

Many of the orangutan which have already successfully rehabilitated still come to the rehabilitation center at Camp Leakey station to visit the rangers and to interactive with the new coming orangutans. Sometimes we can also encounter with the wild orangutans during easy trekking around the Camp Leakey which is also a research centre area.

The trip package duration are 4 days with grade level easy to moderate and your activities walking, adventure tourism and cruising by wooden boat called Klotok.

The trip package are fully organized combination of adventure, leisure, ecotourism, and safety. We organized the Tour for individual and at small group maximum of 10 persons to maximize service and safety for all participants.

Private Group
We only take small group of minimum of two persons and maximum 10 persons to maximize safety and service to all participants. The package are private only for your group, if you want to share with other group please contact us. The tour package are fully organized combine ecotourism, adventure, leisure, and safety.

Trip Itinerary

Day 01: ARRIVAL IN PANGKALAN BUN – TANJUNG PUTING NATIONAL PARK
Meet at airport and directly transfer to Kumai sub-district for boarding the houseboat to Tanjung Puting National Park. The houseboat is a traditional wooden river boat about 6m by 2m with a roof forms the upper deck where you can view the rain forest as it glides by. The boat crew including the boatman, cook and expert guide. In the peaceful afternoon, we will slowly explore the quite river by the houseboat while observing the primates along the riverside. Overnight and dining on houseboat, with facilities; thin mattress, pillow, fine meals, bottled “mineral” water, mosquito net, kitchen, and simple toilet available on boat besides the familiar helpful guides and boatmen. (L,D)

Day 02: TANJUNG PUTING NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast, we will board the houseboat for cruising upward to Pondok Tanguy to explore the rehabilitation center of the new ex-captive orangutans. Next, return to houseboat for sailing upward the creek to Camp Leakey where the older orangutans are reintroduced into the rain forest. At this station, you will have opportunity to trek into the rain forest with your expert guide and forest rangers to appreciate the flora as well as viewing wild orangutans, gibbons, macaques, and birds. Lunch will be served on houseboat. In the afternoon, we will visit the feeding station to see rehabilitated orangutans are given additional foods. We will then sail back down the river and overnight on houseboat. (B,L,D)

Day 03: TANJUNG PUTING NATIONAL PARK
Exploring the national park is never boring, we will observe deeper in the jungle by trekking to other trails that will give you an opportunity to encounter the differences of orangutans either wild or ex-captive as well as other wildlife on tropical rain forest of Borneo with its wonderful beauty of nature. Lunch will be served en route, dinner and overnight on houseboat. (B,L,D)

Day 04: TANJUNG PUTING NATIONAL PARK – TRIP CONCLUDE
Return to Kumai district by boat then transfer to Pangkalan Bun Airport for your next destination. (B)

What to Carry During The Trekking
  • Backpack /day backpack
  • Rain clothes
  • Long pants, shorts
  • T-shirts, shirts
  • Underwear, socks
  • Comfortable trekking boots, good socks for the trekking.
  • Sunscreen, hat to protect from the sun
  • Personal medicine
  • Swimsuit
  • Passport
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Camera
What’s Included
  • Medical Kit
  • Comfortable House Boat ( Klotok )
  • English Speaking Guide
  • 3 Nights on House Boat
  • Private air conditioned vehicle
  • Meals as stated on Itinerary
  • Entrance fee, Donation and Refreshment

What’s not Included

  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, postage, alcoholic beverages, etc
  • Meals before and after trek
  • Domestic and international flights
  • Additional transport required due to any emergency situation
  • Visa fee
  • Departure Taxes
  • Tips and Gratitude