River safari on black river
A journey to the world capital of orangutan
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.
The 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, and 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”!
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 observing the wildlife such as Proboscis monkey (long nose monkey), long tail monkey, birds, etc along the riversides. Dinner and sleep on the boat.
After early breakfast, boating up to Pondok Tanggui Camp to witness orangutan feeding at 9 am. Upon arrival at Pondok Tanggui, we walk to the 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 the 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 observe the monkeys, birds and other animals, and in the evening if good weather we can see the fireflies along the nipa palm. Dinner and sleep on the boat.
After breakfast boating down to Kumai and then transfer 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 schedule)
Sharing Trip Schedule 2020
- March 2020 = 27-29
- April 2020 = 10-12
- May 2020 = 1-3 and 21-23
- June 2020 = 12-14
- July 2020 = 10-12
- August 2020 = 1-3 and 15-17
- September 2020 = 4-6
- October 2020 = 16-18
- November 2020 = 27-29
- December 2020 = 11-13 and 25-27
If you want to take a trip out of the schedule, we suggest you to take a private trip.
Price of group tour is IDR 2.750.000 per person (for Indonesia citizen)
And IDR 3.750.000 per person (for non Indonesia citizen)
Price are included :
- Airport transfer
- Klotok / traditional wooden boa
- Guide and cook
- Entrance permit
- Meals during the trip
- Ticket flight
- Personal expenses
- Tipping guide