Escape the ordinary and immerse yourself in the wonders of Sebangau National Park, just an hour’s boat ride from Palangkaraya! This vast peat swamp forest is home to the world’s largest protected orangutan population and a treasure trove of biodiversity.
Sebangau National Park in the Koran River area is the closest area in Palangkaraya City which can be reached about 1 hour from Kereng Bengkirai port. Sungai Koran is the largest area of lowland rainforest remaining on the island of Borneo, covering a total of about 600,000 ha of tropical peat swamp forest in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. These forests are of major conservation importance because of their high biodiversity, as a globally significant carbon store and for the function of natural resources that benefit the surrounding communities.
Sebangau The Koran River is home to many endangered species, especially the world’s largest protected orangutan population. More than 6,000 individual samar apes are found here, a stronghold that is prioritized in conservation planning in the area. They are one of nine primate species found here, along with others including the proboscis monkey and South Kalimantan’s largest known population of gibbons. Unsurprisingly in swamp forests, a large number of wetland specialists can be found including the flat-headed cat and Storm heron, as well as other rare charismatic animals, such as the clouded leopard, sun bear and various types of hornbills.
We invite you to explore the peat forest landscape on the Koran River and other activities in Palangkaraya where this location is very strategic and not far away, and you can feel the natural sensation of peat with its organic black river flowing, as well as the local culture.
Your adventure begins with a scenic motorboat ride along the Rungan River to the renowned Orangutan Pre-Release Island. Here, witness the remarkable efforts of the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOSF) in rehabilitating orphaned and displaced orangutans for their eventual return to the wild. Observe these gentle giants swinging through the trees, playing with their young, and learning the essential skills for a life back in the rainforest. However, to support Orangutan wilderness, we only seeing them on the boat and they will come out on the riverbank.
Sail onwards to Sebangau National Park and settle into your simple jungle camp. Embark on a thrilling trek through the unique peat swamp forest, feeling the spongy ground beneath your feet and soaking in the sights and sounds of nature.
Relax by the camp and enjoy a swim in the refreshing black river (a local favorite!).
Delve deeper into the peat swamp forest, searching for elusive wildlife like orangutans, gibbons, and proboscis monkeys. Your guide will help you identify fascinating plants and explain the vital role this ecosystem plays in our planet’s health.
Return to Palangkaraya and end of tour.
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- Accommodation (Camp at Sungai Koran)
- Location entrance ticket
- Tour guide fee
- Contribution to Arts projects
- Eco-friendly toiletries
- Personal costs
- Flight ticket
- Tips guide
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