Mount Palung National Park

Duration: 07 Days/06 Nights

Grade: Moderate

orangutans borneoThe Mount Palung National Park is located in the province of West Kalimantan and comprises an area of 90,000 ha. The site encompasses a broad range of forest habitat ranging from coastal beach and mangrove forest to untouched mountain forests on the slopes of the Gunung Palung (1116 m) and Gunung Panti peaks. Peat and freshwater swamp forest and highly endangered lowland dipterocarp forests ring is the base and lower slopes of the isolated Palung Mountain massive. Potential of natural beauties which make this region has the special attractiveness is the existence of the complete types on ecosystem. In each type of that ecosystem is inhabited by various kinds of wild animal, among them is primate family such as orangutan, gibbon, proboscis monkey, leaf monkey and long tail macaque. These animals are often found on tree’s canopy. Another treasure is the unique flora of this National Park named Black Orchid. The orchid species can live on lowland only, with height 0 -100 meters above sea level, and generally grow in riverbank. Its power of attraction is on the flower form – has green stem, which combined of black pockmarked in the middle of the flower.

Day 01 ARRIVAL IN PONTIANAK

Meet at airport and directly transfer to hotel. In the afternoon, we can visit the monument of equator. Free at your own leisure. Pontianak is the capital of West Kalimantan, located precisely on the equator and lies on the delta of Kapuas River, the longest river in Indonesia.

Day 02 PONTIANAK – KETAPANG – TELUK MELANO

Free at your own leisure till the proper time for transferring to airport for flight to Ketapang. Arrive at Ketapang and directly drive to Teluk Melano for overnight on simple lodge. (B,L,D)

Day 03 TELUK MELANO – MOUNT PALUNG NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast, we will cruise up the river to Mount Palung National Park through meandering river with beautiful scenery of the rainforest along the riverside. Lunch will be served en route, dinner and overnight on bivouac/tent. (B,L,D)

Day 04 MOUNT PALUNG NATIONAL PARK

In the morning, we will be trekking into rainforest of the national park while enjoying fascinating flora and fauna along the track as well as sighting wild orangutan if we are lucky. Lunch will be served en route, dinner and overnight on bivouac/tent. (B,L,D)

Day 05 MOUNT PALUNG NATIONAL PARK – TELUK MELANO

We will return to Teluk Melano with the same route. Next, take an afternoon boating excursion to Kampung Baru for exploring proboscis monkey along the trees at riverside. Afterwards, return to Teluk Melano for overnight on simple lodge. (B,L,D)

Day 06 TELUK MELANO – PONTIANAK

After breakfast, we will return to Pontianak by express boat. Lunch and dinner will be served en route and overnight on hotel. (B,L,D)

Day 07 DEPARTURE

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

Included:

  • AC land transportation
  • Motorized boats
  • Accommodation based on twin share:
    02 Nights at 3 stars hotel in Pontianak
    02 Nights at local hotel in Teluk Melano
    02 Nights at bivouac/tent
  • Entrance fee, donation & refreshments
  • English speaking guide
  • Meals as stated on program, indicated as (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: dinner)
  • Tent/bivouac
  • Porters on trekking (only carrying supply)

Excluded:

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