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Borneo Ancient Cave & Orangutan Tours

Duration: 07 Days/06 Nights

Grade: Easy

Explore orangutan borneoIn prehistoric times, orangutans lived throughout Asia, roaming as far north as China. Most of the land was then covered with huge continuous rainforest areas and the orangutans could roam freely over large distances. Currently, orangutans are only found in rainforests on the islands of Borneo and little part of Sumatra, even though the fossils have been found in Java, Vietnam and China. They are the only surviving species in the genus Pongo and the subfamily Ponginae which also includes the extinct genera Gigantopithecus and Sivapithecus of Sumatera and Borneo. In the deep of Borneo Island, we can also found the remains of Prehistoric Rock Art on Caves. The rock art painting shows communication between the world of the living and the worlds of the spirits, and gives insight in to the cosmology of prehistoric hunters and gatherers. There is an exceptionally high number of ‘tattoo’ handprints, composing handprints, unique human figures and fascinating representations of prehistoric social life, dancing, hunting, and rituals. Moreover, the rock art provides a unique testimony to the interaction of hunter-gatherers with the landscape. The panels show hunting, ritual journeys, landscapes mind, and wide range of big-mammals fauna which is also depicted.


Meet at airport and directly driving to Bukit Bangkirai to observe Borneo tropical rainforest by soft jungle trekking and climbing the canopy bridge to view the forest from above. Afterwards, proceed to Samarinda for overnight on hotel. Free at your own leisure. (L)


After breakfast, we will drive to Kabo village for crossing up the river into Prevab camp of Kutai National Park and then trekking to the jungle to spot wild orangutans and other wild animals. In the peaceful evening, we can have a night trekking to explore tarantula, insects, birds, and others. Lunch will be served en route, dinner and overnight at research camp with basic facility. (B,L,D)


In the morning, we will be trekking in different trail of the jungle to spot orangutans, monkeys, birds, insects, etc. Return to the camp for having lunch and take a rest. In the afternoon, we will trek in the different trail to spot wild orangutans and other wild animals as well as the various floras of the national park. Afterwards, crossing down the river into Kabo village to catch our car for driving to local hotel in Sangatta town. (B,L,D)


After breakfast, we will drive to Kajang village to catch our boat crossing down the river into Delta Sangatta to spot the estuarine crocodiles, proboscis monkeys, monitor lizards, and birds. We will then driving across rainforest and mountainous landscape to reach Merabu village. We can make stops to explore some interesting spots on the road. Lunch will be served on local restaurant, dinner and staying overnight at the homestay of the village. (B,L,D)


After breakfast, we will trek through rainforest for about 2 hours to visit the ancient cave of prehistoric rock art that can be seen from the exotic handprints and paintings. During our trek, we may have opportunity to spot or hearing the sounds of hornbills, gibbons, macaques, insects, etc. Next, proceed to the village to catch our boat to cross the Lesan River to Nyadeng jetty to start our trekking into the beautiful clearwater lake for swimming with fish and setting our campsite. Lunch will be served on homestay, dinner and staying overnight at campsite. (B,L,D)


Early morning, we will trek up the Ketepu hill into the peak and watching the fantastic view of the misty Sangkulirang karst range and rainforest from above. We will have opportunity to spot magnificent hornbills and other bird species flying around the karst. Trekking down to the camp and refresh your body by swimming in the clearwater lake. Next, trekking back to Nyadeng jetty to catch our boat crossing down the river into Merabu Village. Afterwards, say goodbye with villagers and driving to Berau for check in to a hotel. (B,L,D)


Breakfast at hotel and free at your own leisure till the proper time for transferring to airport for your flight to next destination. (B)


  • AC land transportation
  • Motorized boats
  • Accommodation based on twin share:
    01 Night at 3 stars hotel in Samarinda
    01 Night at research camp in Kutai National Park
    01 Night at local hotel in Sangatta
    02 Nights at homestay in Merabu Village
    01 Night at campsite in Nyadeng lakeside
    01 Night at 3 stars hotel in Berau
  • Entrance fee, donation & refreshment
  • English speaking guide
  • Meals as stated on program, indicated as (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: dinner)


  • Airfares
  • Airport taxes and extra baggage fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Expenses incurred due to Force Majeure
  • Personal expenses