Orang Utan in Tanjung Puting Tour
Tanjung Puting National Park has several ecosystems consist of lowland tropical rainforest, dry land, forest, freshwater swamp forests, mangrove forests, coastal forests and secondary forests.
This area is dominated by lowland forest plants like Gelatin (Dyera costulata), Ramin (Gonystylus bancanus), Meranti (Shorea sp.), Keruing (Dipterocarpus sp.), and Rattan.
An endangered species endemic and protected, contained in the forest Tanjung Puting National Park include the orangutan (Pongo Satyrus), proboscis monkey (Nasalis Larvatus), maroon leaf monkey (Presbytis rubicunda rubida), bears (Helarctos malayanus erysipelas), deer (Tragulus javanicus close), clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa), and a cat (Prionailurus bengalensis borneoensis).
Tanjung Puting National Park is the first location in Indonesia as an orangutan rehabilitation center. There are three locations for the rehabilitation of orangutans in Tanjung Harapan, Pondok Tanggui, and Camp Leakey.
Bornean orangutan has a dark reddish fur and a tail. In line with the growth of age, adult males develop cheek pads to form. Getting older, the greater the cheek pads so impressed sinister face. Tanjung Puting National Park designated by UNESCO as a Biosphere Reserve in 1977 and is the Sister Park with Malaysia.
Klotok or traditional wooden boat is as one of transportation in Kalimantan and in Tanjung Puting, we have designed it for tourist. On the boat we have several crews can make your trip perfect, local tour guide (English, Bahasa, ad local language available), Captain, assistant captain and a cook.
There’s history about why we called “klotok”for the boat. It is because the boat’s engine sounds “tok..tok..tok.”. Then, it became popular with local people or tourists to say “Kelotok”!
Description of the boat as follows:
Up Deck : Designed for relaxing area, where you can observe the wildlife along the river, and this is also we using for dining room and sleeping area.
Inside deck : only for the crews.
Back side : Simple Toilet with western style.
The other part is engine and kitchen room.
Backpackers with boat size 2-2,5 m and sleeping on upper deck. Fit for 5 people.
Medium with boat size 3,8 m, 1 cabin (Fan cooled) available for 2 people and upper deck fit for 7 people.
Luxury with boat size 4 m, 3 cabins (Air Con and Fan cooled) available for 6 people.
Simple and comfortable mattress and mosquitos net are provided on the boat.
Western style toilet including toilet paper, but most of boat doesn’t have a splash. And toilet is located on the back on the boat. Some boat set up shower which is pump the water from the black river and also some of boat they bring clean water for shower.
DAY 01, AIRPORT-Kumai-Tanjung Puting
Arrival at Pangkalan Bun airport meet service and then drive to Kumai port by taxi (25 minutes). Pass several villages. Upon arrival in Kumai, board on the boat and then boating up slowly to Tanjung Puting National Park to explore the sekonyer river by klotok (traditional wooden boat) while observe the wildlife such as Proboscis monkey (long nose monkey), long tail monkey, birds etc a long the river sides. Dinner and sleep on the boat.
DAY 02. Tanjung Puting-Pondok Tanggui-Camp Leakey-Nipa Area
After early breakfast, boating up to Pondok Tanggui Camp to witness orangutan feeding at 9am. Upon arrival at Pondok Tanggui, we walk to feeding area. After orangutan feeding we can take short trekking in the forest. Then proceed to Camp Leakey about 1,5 – 2 hours boating. After lunch on the boat, you have opportunities to take short trekking or see information center before see orangutan feeding at 14.00 pm. After visiting Camp Leakey, we boating down slowly to Nipa Palm Area (house of Fireflies). On the way down we still can be observe the monkeys, birds and other animals, and in the evening if good weather we can see the fireflies a long the nipa palm. Dinner and sleep on the boat.
DAY 03. Nipa Area-Kumai-Pangkalan Bun Airport
After breakfast boating down to Kumai and then trasnfer by car to Pangkalan Bun airport for your next destination. Tour end.
Note : If you have more time we can make City Tour or stay longer in Tanjung Puting National Park (depend on your flight shcedule)
Including: guide fee, boat, ranger, meals, soft drinks and other snacks, entrance permit to Tanjung Putting.
Excluding: personal expenses, ticket flight, and tipping guide.
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