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Kutai National Park Birding

Duration: 06 Days/05 Nights

Grade: Easy

???????????????????????????????Kutai National Park is one of Indonesia’s first and largest reserves, Kutai offers excellent birdwatching opportunities for twitches, adventurers, and the leisure tourist alike. The national park is home of magnificent mammals, including; Morio Orangutans, Proboscis Monkeys, Red Muntjac, Sambar Deers, Mousedeers, Wild Ox, Clouded Leopards, Malayan Sun Bears, Otter Civet, Gibbons, Maroon Leaf Monkeys, White-fronted Leaf Monkeys, Tarsiers, etc. It is around 300 bird species have been recorded on the national park, including; Rufous-bellied Eagle, Wallace’s Hawk-eagle, Crested Partridge, Crested Fireback, Great Argus Pheasant, Large Green Pigeon, Large Frogmouth, Seven species of Hornbill, Blue-headed Pitta, Garnet Pitta, Bornean Wren-babbler, Bornean Bristlehead, Bornean Brown Barbet, Bornean Blue Flycatcher, Trogons, Honeyguide, Dusky Munia, Kingfishers, Piculets, Bul-buls, Malkohas, Spiderhunters, etc.

Day 01 ARRIVAL IN BALIKPAPAN – SUNGAI WAIN RESERVE

Meet at airport and directly driving to Sungai Wain Reserve for check in to a homestay. In the afternoon, we will do birdwatching with hope to see Bornean peacock-pheasant, Bornean ground-cuckoo, Malaysian honeyguide, garnet pitta, Borneo bristlehead, bornean wren-babbler, grey-breasted babbler, yellow-rumped flowerpecker, red bearded bee-eater, banded woodpecker, hornbills, Asian paradise flycatcher, etc. Return to the homestay for overnight. (L,D)

Day 02 SUNGAI WAIN RESERVE – SAMARINDA

Full day birdwatching with hope to see the exotic birds such as Bornean peacock-pheasant, Bornean ground-cuckoo, Malaysian honeyguide, blue-headed pitta, bristlehead, bornean wren-babbler, grey-breasted babbler, yellow-rumped flowerpecker, red bearded bee-eater, banded woodpecker, broadbills, hornbills, Asian paradise flycatcher, etc. Afterwards, driving to Samarinda for overnight at hotel. (B,L,D)

Day 03 SAMARINDA – KABO VILLAGE – KUTAI NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast at hotel, we will be driving to Kabo village for crossing up the river into Prevab camp of Kutai National Park, during the boating we will have opportunity to sight some birds such as oriental pied hornbill, coucals, brahminy kite, kingfishers, broadbills, etc. Arrive at the national park and then trekking to the jungle to spot orangutans and birds as many as possible such as; kinds of bulbul, chestnut bellied and raffless malkohas, brown and red throated barbets, sunda pygmy and banded woodpeckers, hornbills, fiery minivet, leafbirds, babblers, scarlet backed flowerpecker, crimson sunbirds, bornean blue flycatcher, hooded and blue headed pittas, red bearded bee-eater, Bornean bristlehead, spider hunters, oriental dwarf kingfisher, trogons, violet cuckoo, hornbills, white rumped shama, black and red broadbill, hill myna, scoop owls, green imperial pigeon, crested fireback, etc. In the evening, we can do night trekking to explore tarantula and other animals such as insects, sleeping birds, frogs, etc. (B,L,D)

Day 04 KUTAI NATIONAL PARK

Early morning, we will do birdwatching to spot as possible such as; kinds of bulbul, chestnut bellied and raffless malkohas, brown and red throated barbets, sunda pygmy and banded woodpeckers, hornbills, fiery minivet, leafbirds, babblers, scarlet backed flowerpecker, crimson sunbirds, bornean blue flycatcher, hooded and blue headed pittas, red bearded bee-eater, bristlehead, spider hunters, oriental dwarf kingfisher, trogons, violet cuckoo, hornbills, white rumped shama, black and red broadbill, hill myna, scops owls, green imperial pigeon, crested fireback, etc. We can also trek to spot more wild orangutans and other wild animals. Lunch, dinner, and staying overnight at research camp. (B,L,D)

Day 05 KUTAI NATIONAL PARK – DELTA SANGATTA – SAMARINDA

Early morning, we will do birdwatching to spot as possible such as; kinds of bulbul, chestnut bellied and raffless malkohas, brown and red throated barbets, sunda pygmy and banded woodpeckers, hornbills, fiery minivet, leafbirds, babblers, scarlet backed flowerpecker, crimson sunbirds, bornean blue flycatcher, hooded and blue headed pittas, red bearded bee-eater, bristlehead, spider hunters, oriental dwarf kingfisher, trogons, violet cuckoo, hornbills, white rumped shama, black and red broadbill, hill myna, scops owls, green imperial pigeon, crested fireback, etc. Next, we will cross downward the river into Delta Sangatta to spot estuarine crocodile, proboscis monkeys, as well as the birds such as; white bellied sea eagle, dollarbirds, collared kingfisher, brahminy kites, little green pigeons, plovers, etc. Afterwards, we will catch our car to drive back to Samarinda for overnight at hotel. (B,L,D)

Day 06 SAMARINDA – DEPARTURE

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

Included:

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

Excluded:

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