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Orangutan & Floating Market

Duration: 04 Days/03 Nights

Grade: Easy

Orangutang BorneoBorneo orangutan is a very strong animal with long arms, the adult male weight up to 1 kilogram. They can live up to 45 years old and start breeding between 12 and 15 years old, with nine months gestation period as a woman. As a great ape, orangutan is the humankind’s closest living relative in the animal kingdom, it can be seen when they are approaching and asking man to feed them. Orangutans are perfectly adapted to live in the forest, they are rarely descending to the forest floor, they build their nomadic nest on different tree every night, with material of twigs and tree branches, their diets including; fruit, young plants, and insects. The Banjarmasin town is River Oriented where houses on stilts lined the waterways crisscross the capital. Cruise the canal by motorized boat, especially in the morning or afternoon hours, shows the town from the inside, like people bathing, doing laundry, buying fruit, vegetable and fish in a tiny canoes of women vendors. The floating market is one of main tourism objects in this town. The market is available from 05:30 – 08:30 in the morning. At the location we can enjoy tradition of Banjarese people trading vegetables, fruit, drinks, cakes, and many kinds of other daily needs. Buyers can buy these commodities on board of their boats or from small stall attached to the back of people houses.

Day 01 ARRIVAL IN BANJARMASIN

Meet at airport and directly transfer to hotel for check in. Next, exploring Banjarese river civilization by taking an afternoon canal sightseeing. Afterwards, return to hotel for overnight. Free at your own leisure.

Day 02 FLOATING MARKET – PANGKALAN BUN – TANJUNG PUTING NATIONAL PARK

Early in the morning, we will leave to floating market for exploring the unique culture of Banjarese that trade commodities from boat to boat, then return to hotel crossing Banjarmasin River while sightseeing people activities at riverside, free at your own leisure till the proper time for transferring to airport for your flight to Pangkalan Bun. Arrive at Pangkalan Bun and directly transfer to Kumai village for boarding the houseboat to Tanjung Puting National Park. The houseboat is a traditional wooden river boat with roof forms the upper deck where you can view the rainforest as it glides by. The boat crew including the boatman, cook and expert guide. In the peaceful afternoon, we will slowly explore the quite river by the houseboat while observing the primates along the riverside. Overnight on houseboat or Rimba Lodge with dining on the boat, with facilities; mattress, pillow, fine meals, bottled “mineral” water, mosquito net, kitchen, and simple toilet available on boat besides the familiar helpful guides and boatmen. (B,L,D)

Day 03 TANJUNG PUTING NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast, we will board the houseboat for cruising upward to Pondok Tanguy to explore the rehabilitation center of the new ex-captive orangutans. Next, return to houseboat for sailing upward the creek to Camp Leakey where the older orangutans are reintroduced into the rainforest. At this station, we will explore the story of first orangutan project in the world, we will then trekking to the feeding station to see rehabilitated orangutans are given additional foods. Afterwards, we will sail down the river while exploring the nature and wildlife on riverside. Lunch and dinner will be served at houseboat. Staying overnight at Rimba Lodge or houseboat. (B,L,D)

Day 04 TANJUNG PUTING NATIONAL PARK – DEPARTURE

After breakfast, we will get the morning safari to explore wildlife on riverside. Afterwards, proceed to Kumai village to catch the car for driving to Pangkalan Bun airport for your flight to next destination. (B)

Included:

  • AC land transportation
  • Houseboat in Tanjung Puting
  • Motorized boats
  • Accommodation based on twin share:
    01 Night at 3 stars hotel in Banjarmasin
    02 Nights at houseboat or Rimba Lodge in Tanjung Puting
  • 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