Tour To Tanjung Puting

Highlights

  • A chance to see Orangutans and other fauna in the wild
  • See both reintroduced and wild orangutans in their natural environment.
  • Cruise through Tanjung Puting National Park on a traditional Klotok, or riverboat
  • Visit the Camp Leakey Research center
  • Travel up jungle rivers to witness proboscis, ebony and grey macaque monkeys
  • Help save the orangutans from extinction

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.

Orangutan Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival PAngkalan Bun

On arrival at Pangkalanbun, transfer to Kumai port and board your boat for a trip up the Kumai and Sekonyer rivers into Tanjung Puting National Park. Pass thick nipa palm tickets and jungle as you enter orangutan habitat and enjoy dinner on board your houseboat. (L)(D)

Day 2: Camp Leakey

Cruise along the Sekonyer River to Camp Leakey, the world’s largest orangutan rehabilitation centre with over 200 of the apes having been released into the forest here. See supplementary feeding of the apes at one of the camp’s feeding stations. Back on the cruise be on the lookout for monkeys and possibly more orangutans as they come to pick fruit along the riverbank. (B)(L)(D)

Day 3: Tanjung Puting

Cruise and walk into the forest, visiting Pondok Tanguy feeding station and looking out for other wildlife en route. In the afternoon cross to Harapan village and explore the settlement on foot. (B)(L)(D)

Day 4: Pangkalan Bun – Departure

Return to Pangkalanbun, disembark and transfer back to the airport for your onward flight. (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
  • Meals as stated on the trip itinerary
  • Pick up & Drop off Airport transfer
  • Experience English bilingual Guide
  • Experience as listed in itinerary
  • National Park Entrance fee
  • Unlimited drinking water from safe bottle
  • nacks and fruits
  • Medical kit
  • House Boat parking fee
  • Dayak Village Donation
  • Houseboat ( Klotok )

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