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Kutai National Park

Duration: 04 Days/03 Nights

Grade: Easy

orangutan kutai national parkKutai National Park is dominated by a Dipterocarpaceae lowland tropical rainforest and has 958 species of flora, including 8 of the world’s 9 genus of Dipterocarpaceae family, 41 species of orchids and 220 species of medical plants. The other vegetation types include coastal mangrove forest, freshwater swamp forest and kerangas forest. The National park provides habitat to 10 species of primates, 90 species of mammals and 300 species of birds. They include orangutan, Malayan sun bear, sambar deer, wild ox, maroon leaf monkey, white-fronted leaf monkey, Hose’s leaf monkey, proboscis monkey, Bornean gibbon, clouded leopard, black flying squirrel, marbled cat, flat-headed cat, yellow-throated marten, otter civet, and smooth-coated otter. The number of orangutans was found to have decreased dramatically, from 600 recorded in 2004 to about 60 in 2009. However a survey conducted in 2010 identified over 2,000 orangutans live this national park.

Day 01 ARRIVAL IN SAMARINDA – SANTAN ULU – SANGATTA

Meet at airport and directly driving across villages, rainforest, and mountainous landscape to reach Santan Ulu village for visiting the equatorial monument. Afterwards, proceed to Sangatta town for check in to local hotel. (L,D)

Day 02 SANGATTA – KABO VILLAGE – KUTAI NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast, we will drive to Kabo village for crossing up the river into Prevab camp of Kutai National Park. We will then trekking to the jungle to spot wild orangutans, monkeys, birds, insects, etc. In the afternoon, we will trek again but in the different trails to spot more wild orangutans and other wildlife. In the peaceful evening, we will have a night trekking for observing nocturnal animals such as tarantula, insects, birds, and others. Return to the camp for overnight. Lunch and dinner will be served at the research camp. (B,L,D)

Day 03 KUTAI NATIONAL PARK – DELTA SANGATTA – SAMARINDA

After breakfast, we will cross downward the river into Delta Sangatta to spot estuarine crocodile, proboscis monkeys, silvery langurs, monitor lizards, and other wild animals that hang around the riverside. Afterwards, proceed to Samarinda for overnight on hotel. (B,L,D)

Day 04 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 boat
  • Accommodation based on twin share:
    01 Night at local hotel in Sangatta
    01 Night at research camp in Kutai National Park
    01 Night at 3 stars hotel in Samarinda
  • Entrance fee, donation & refreshments
  • 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