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Jungle Trekking & Orangutan Tours

Duration: 07 Days/06 Nights

Grade: Moderate

Borneo Jungle TrekkingBorneo tropical rainforest has some of the richest biodiversity on the globe. It has nearly 11,000 species of flowering plants, about a third of these are indigenous. In one 6.5 hectare area of Borneo’s lowland tropical rainforest has over 700 species of trees which have been recorded. Borneo’s rainforests are home to thousands of endemic species of animal, reptile, and insect. These include rhinos, hornbills, macaques, orangutans, proboscis monkeys, gibbons, tarsiers, and slow lorises. This island also has some of the world’s strangest creatures, like flying lizards and frogs, even new creatures are still being discovered. Trekking to Borneo jungle will lead you to encounter the real wildlife and diverse of vegetation that sustain the ecological harmony for all creatures on it.

Day 01  ARRIVAL IN BANJARMASIN – DAYAK VILLAGE

Meet at airport and directly driving for about 4,5 hours to Cabai village. We will then trekking for about 2 hours to reach the Dayak Village in the foot of Meratus Mountain. Lunch will be served en route, dinner and overnight at Dayak longhouse or camping at riverside. (L,D)

Day 02  JUNGLE TREKKING

After breakfast, we will pack our stuff and then trekking to Takung dense primary forest crossing villager farmlands, cinnamon and rubber trees, wilderness, hills, rivers and cascades. Lunch will be served en route, dinner and overnight at jungle camp. (B,L,D)

Day 03  JUNGLE TREKKING – HARATAI WATERFALL

After breakfast at jungle camp, we will be trekking down to Haratai waterfall crossing wilderness, rivers and cascades, hills, hanging and suspended bamboo bridges, villager farmlands, longhouse, cinnamon and rubber trees. Lunch will be served en route, dinner and overnight at the camp near the waterfall. (B,L,D)

Day 04  HARATAI WATERFALL – BAMBOO RAFTING – BANJARMASIN

After breakfast, we will be trekking down to Loksado to take an adventure trip of bamboo rafting across beautiful landscape of tropical rainforest along the riverside meanwhile our coach will be waiting on the downstream for driving to Banjarmasin for overnight on hotel. (B,L,D)

Day 05  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 06  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 07  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:
    03 Nights at bivouac/tent/longhouse
    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)
  • Porters on trekking (only carrying supply)

Excluded:

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