Tanjung Puting National Park is one of the leading national parks on the island of Borneo. This national park is well-known as the location of the first orangutan rehabilitation center in Indonesia which was spearheaded by one of the three women who revolutionized primatology studies, Dr. Birute Galdikas. In Tanjung Puting, there are three historic locations for rehabilitation of orangutan, namely Tanjung Harapan, Pondok Tanggui, and Camp Leakey, all of which you can visit. This national park has several different ecosystems, home to several endemic and protected endangered species such as Orangutan (Pongo Satyrus), Proboscis Monkey (Nasalis Larvatus), Maroon Leaf Monkey (Presbytis rubicunda rubida), Bear (Helarctos malayanus erysipelas), Deer (Tragulus javanicus) close), clouded leopards (Neofelis nebulosa), and cats (Prionailurus bengalensis borneoensis). We invite you to visit this natural tourism site for 3 days 2 nights by using a traditional wooden boat with comfortable facilities to see the beautiful natural scenery of Borneo and get to know more about the results of a project that had been carried out by Dr. Birute Galdikas since 1971.
Day One: Setting Sail towards Adventure
Upon arrival at Pangkalan Bun Airport, your friendly guide will greet you and whisk you away on a scenic 25-minute drive to Kumai port. Board your traditional wooden klotok boat, a charming vessel that will be your home for the next two days. As you set sail towards Tanjung Puting National Park, keep your eyes peeled for the abundant wildlife gracing the riverbanks.
Observe playful proboscis monkeys swinging through the trees with their distinctive elongated noses, agile long-tailed macaques leaping between branches, and a vibrant array of exotic birds flitting amongst the verdant foliage. Around 2 pm, arrive at Pondok Tanjung Harapan, the first camp within the park, and witness the awe-inspiring sight of orangutans swinging through the canopy and foraging for food.
As dusk settles, savor a delicious dinner aboard your klotok, and you will check in to Rimba Lodge drift and lulled by the gentle sounds of the rainforest.
Day Two: Deepening the Connection with Nature
Rise and shine to a symphony of birdsong and enjoy a hearty breakfast before continuing your journey to Pondok Tanggui, the second camp. Witness the heartwarming spectacle of orangutans being fed at 9 am, observing their playful interactions and gentle nature.
Embark on a short trek through the dense rainforest, immersing yourself in the vibrant symphony of sights and sounds. Breathe in the fresh air, feel the spongy moss beneath your feet, and marvel at the towering trees that reach towards the sky.
After your exhilarating trek, set sail for Camp Leakey, the third and final camp, a scenic 1.5-2 hour boat ride away. Upon arrival, indulge in a delicious lunch onboard before delving into the history of the camp’s orangutan rehabilitation project at the informative visitor center.
Witness another heartwarming orangutan feeding session at 2 pm, gaining a deeper understanding of the vital conservation efforts undertaken at Camp Leakey.
As the sun dips below the horizon, sail through the enchanting Nipa Palm Area, where, weather permitting, you might be treated to a mesmerizing spectacle of fireflies twinkling like constellations against the night sky.
Savor a final dinner on your klotok and enjoy another peaceful night’s sleep in Rimba Lodge amidst the lullaby of the rainforest.
Day Three: Farewell to the Enchanting Jungle
After a final breakfast on board, bid farewell to your cozy klotok and take a boat back to Kumai port. Your guide will then transfer you by car to Pangkalan Bun Airport, where you can carry the memories of your unforgettable Tanjung Puting adventure with you as you embark on your next destination.
This itinerary offers a glimpse into the wonders that await you in Tanjung Puting National Park. Remember, this is just a suggestion, and the specific activities and timings can be adjusted to suit your preferences and interests. So, pack your sense of adventure, lace up your hiking boots, and prepare to be captivated by the magic of Borneo!
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