Adventure Orangutan Forest Trail - House Boating
4 Days 3 Nights Trip
Enjoy boat trip to observe proboscis monkey, orangutan feeding time, trekking around the forest at camp leakey and pesalat, short night trek and overnight on a boat.
Day 1 – Bali – Yogyakarta – Semarang - Pangkalanbun – Tanjung Puting National Park
You will be picked up early in your hotel, to get to the airport in Bali. Here you will fly to Yogyakarta (Java) and drive for 3,5 hour to Semarang where you will get the connecting flight to Pangkalanbun (Kalimantan). Upon arrival your local guide will meet you. He will take you to Kumai Seaport and the gate to reach the National Park. You have to cross Kumai River to reach Seikonyer River, which is the main river in the area. It will take around 2.5 hours to sail up the river. On the way you can enjoy the beauty of the rainforest and listen to all new sound of the forest. The boat is a traditional Klotok wooden river boat about 12m by 2.5m with roof upper deck where you can view the rain forest as it glides by. The guide's team includes the boatman, borneoorangutantour.com a cook and expert guide. In the peaceful afternoon we will slowly explore the quite river by the klotok while observe the wildlife such as long noses monkey, long tail macaque, birds along the riverside. Dinner and overnight on the boat. simple mattress, pillow, fine meals, bottled mineral water, mosquito net, kitchen, simple toilet available on boat besides the familiar - helpful guides and boatmen.(L,D)
Day 2 – Park – Camp Leakey – Boat
After a good night sleep where you have to get use to all the strange sounds from the Rainforest, you will enjoy your breakfast. Afterwards your first expedition starts. The highlight of the National Park is the rehabilitation centre located upstream at Camp Leakey. The river and forest is full of wildlife, such as different kind of birds, primates, fish and even crocodiles. Upon arrival to the camp we have a hiking trek in to the forest where you get information on the eco system and hopefully watch the wildlife. Then back to the boat for lunch, before we follow the Orangutan feeding program. Back to the boat for lunch then witness feeding time at 14.00 pm for old rehabilitation orangutan given additional foods. Overnight on the boat. (B,L,D)
Day 3 – Park – Pondok Tanggui – Tanjung Harapan – Boat
We start early at 6 am to hear the forest wake up. It time to watch for the many birds. We will arrive for the early feeding at the 2nd rehabilitation centre in Pondok Tanggui. This is where you will be able to get a closer look on the wild primates. After you will visit the re -forestration camp where they have the project of re-planting the rainforest. Then we continue sailing on the river again to visit Tanjung Harapan, which is the Malayan and Semi Dayak settlement at the gate of the National Park. Following the 3rd visit at the research center and feeding area at Tanjung Harapan. (Free additional program : we could arrange the night walking on this place searching for nocturnal animal or glowing mushroom or just enjoy down the river at nipah palm magrove observing fireflies). Overnight on the boat. (B,L,D).
Day 4 – Park – Pangkalanbun – Semarang – Yogyakarta – Bali
After an early breakfast you will be going down the Seikonyer River and then transfer to Kumai Seaport and further to the airport and then via Semarang you drive to Yogyakarta to fly back to Bali, upon arrival you will be picked up and taken to your hotel in Sanur/Kuta/Ubud area.(B)
Price incl: Transfer Bali hotel – airport – Bali hotel, 3 nights on Klotok Boat, breakfast and meals as mentioned in the above itinerary, R/T airfare tickets Bali – Yogyakarta – Bali & Semarang – Pangkalanbun – Semarang.
Not incl: Domestic airport tax each way pr. pers, tipping and drinks