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Sabangau National Park

Duration: 04 Days/03 Nights
Grade: Easy

orangutan sabangau national parkSabangau National Park is a protected forest in Central Kalimantan, a province of Indonesia in Kalimantan, the Indonesian part of the island of Borneo established in 2004. It is centered on Sabangau River, a blackwater river that flows through the Kahayan jungle or Sebangau peat swamp forest, between the Katingan and Kahayan rivers. The peat swamp forest is a dual ecosystem, with diverse tropical trees standing on a 10m – 12m layer of peat – partly decayed and waterlogged plant material – which in turn covers relatively infertile soil. The Sabangau National Park is one of the last remaining peat swamp forests in Borneo. The vast national park covering approximately 568,700 hectare is home to over 6,000 orangutans, the largest wild population of this great ape anywhere in the world. Sabangau National Park is also home to the endangered species such as the Malayan sun bear, gibbons, hornbills, clouded leopard, snakes, and many more.

Day 01 ARRIVAL IN PALANGKA RAYA – BUKIT TANGKILING NATURE RESERVE – HOTEL

Meet at airport and directly transfer to Sungai Gohong Village for check in to the local hotel. We can explore the atmosphere and culture of Dayak Village nearby the hotel. In the afternoon, we will proceed to Bukit Tangkiling Nature Reserve to hike up the hill to enjoy beautiful view of plain and rivers from the top as well as the romantic sunset outlook. Afterwards, return to the hotel for overnight. (L,D)

Day 02 PALANGKA RAYA – ORANGUTAN ISLAND – SABANGAU NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast, we will proceed to Tangkiling port for catching our motorized canoe to reach the Orangutan Island while sightseeing the romantic river and rainforest around, just keep an eye out for monkeys and birds.The orangutan island is managed by Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOSF) for orangutan rehabilitation before releasing to the wild. We will then driving accross beautiful landscape of peat swamp forest into Kereng Pakahi Port to cross the Katingan River while sightseeing wildlife such as proboscis monkeys, kingfishers, hornbills, long tailed maccaques, etc. Afterwards, proceed to Sabangau National Park through Punggu Alas creek for check in to homestay. In a very dry condition of the creek, we have to trek for about 1,5 hours to reach the homestay at WWF Visitor Centre in Sabangau National Park. In the peaceful evening, we can explore the nocturnal animals around the camp. (B,L,D)

Day 03 SABANGAU NATIONAL PARK – PALANGKA RAYA

After breakfast on the creekside, we will do trekking with ranger into the jungle to explore flora and fauna such as orangutans, monkeys, birds, endemic vegetation, etc. Return to the camp for having lunch and take a rest. In the afternoon, we will check out the homestay and proceed back to Palangka Raya for check in to local hotel. (B,L,D)

Day 04 PALANGKA RAYA – 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:
    02 Nights at local hotel in Palangka Raya
    01 Night at home stay in WWF visitor center
  • 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