5 Days Orangutan Tanjung Puting Tour

Trip Highlights

  • Camp Leakey
  • Tanjung Harapan
  • Pondok Tanguy
  • Pesalat
  • Pondok Tangui
  • Forest Trekking
  • 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 5 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: Pangkalan Bun Airport – Tanjung Harapan Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre
Upon arrival at Pangkalan Bun Airport, you will be picked up and meet by our local staff and transfer to the small town of Kumai where you will board your boat, called a Kelotok, and meet your crew. The boat is a traditional Klotok wooden river boat about 12m by 2m with a roof which forms the upper deck where you can view the rain forest as it glides by. The guide’s team includes the boatman, a cook and expert guide. In the peaceful afternoon we will slowly explore the quite river by the klotok while observe the monkeys along the riverside. Dinner and overnight on the boat. simple mattress, pillow, fine meals, bottled “mineral” water, mosquito net, kitchen, simple western toilet and shower available on boat besides the familiar – helpful guides and boatmen. (D)

DAY 02: Tanjung Harapan Orangutan Rehabilitation Center – Camp Leakey – Croc Lake
After breakfast board the Klotok to travel up river for about 2½ hours boating and then up a side creek to Camp Leakey where the older orangutans are reintroduced into the rain forest and also known as research center for Orangutan. Soft trekking surrounding Camp Leakey. Back to the boat for lunch then witness feeding time at 14.00 pm for old rehabilitation orangutan given additional foods. After feeding, back to the boat and relax in the lake while waiting the sun goes down and sometimes you may see birds and primates. Overnight on the boat. (B, L, D)

DAY 3: Croc Lake – Pondok Tanggui – Jungle Trekking – Pesalat re-plantation camp
The Breakfast will be served while the boat slowly head up to Pondok Tanggui. Arrived at Pondok Tanggui, we directly do jungle trekking across from Pondok Tanggui to Pesalat re-plantation camp. The experienced Local guide will give you the information during the treks and the 9KM jungle trek trail will be passing through the wilderness of Borneo, you will see big old trees which is still lining very dense. Sometimes you will see many kinds of wild animals of Borneo including Wild Orangutan, Sun Bear, Deer, wild Boar, Hornbill, and other great Borneo creatures. Lunch is already provided before by our cook, fresh lunch box in the mid of Borneo jungle. Arrived at Pesalat Camping Ground in the afternoon, take a rest and relax while the guide team is preparing Tent and Dinner. Having a dinner under sparkling stars in the wilderness of Borneo, making the night more romantic and natural with wild world known Borneo Jungle as a MEGA BIODIVERSITY. (B, L, D)

Day 4: Camping Site – Pesalat re-plantation camp – Rimba Lodge
The morning singing by Gibbon, it will be heard clearly and making the morning more natural and you will get the peaceful of your soul in the tropical rain forest of Borneo which you never get this experience before. After Breakfast, leaving the camping ground to Pesalat jetty and taking you 3 hours to get there. The traditional wooden boat is already waiting in the jetty and escort you to Rimba Lodge. Check in at Rimba Lodge and Rest. Afternoon you will be involved with local community. We also provide for you after the long jungle treks traditional Steam Bath, called Batimung. last afternoon optional activities, you may do canoeing in the river and accompanied by experienced local children. born to be wild…!!! Dinner and overnight at Rimba Lodge. (B, L, D)

Day 5: Rimba Lodge – Pangkalan Bun Airport
After Breakfast, we will be leaving the park, village and especially the great creature of center of Borneo – Indonesia, you just left and take a few nice memory and wonderful time with us. Hoping you will be back again. Thank you for your participation by taking our tour. (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 )
  • Speed Boat
  • English Speaking Guide
  • 2 Nights on House Boat
  • 1 Night at Tent
  • 1 Night at Rimba Lodge
  • Traditional Borneo Steam Bath Called batimung
  • Private air conditioned vehicle
  • Meals as stated on Itinerary
  • Entrance fee, Donation and Refreshment
  • Souvenir of Couple Orangutan statue made by iron wood(male & female)
  • Police permit(copy of the first page of passport and visa are required)
  • Local porter who really knows about the trees and some herb for malaria anti-dot

What’s not Included

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