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Tanjung Puting National Park

Duration: 05 Days/04 Nights
Grade: Easy

Orangutan BorneoOrangutans, proboscis monkeys, macaques, gibbons, birds, dipterocarps, nipah palms, pandanus, and other exotic flora and fauna live free at their natural kingdom at Tanjung Puting National Park. The park was established in two parts during 1936 and 1937 as a game reserve for protecting orangutans and proboscis monkeys. It had been upgraded into the national park status in 1984 with total area of 300,040 hectares then in 1996 the area was broaden into 415,040 hectares. The reserve is the only protected area in Southeast Asia that conserves vast tracts of wetland, lowland mature tropical heath and swamp forest including several large rookeries where significant population of waterfowl breed. You can do trekking around rehabilitation center for an encounter to home of orangutans and other endemic species of Borneo. In the peaceful afternoon, you can watch proboscis monkeys, birds and other wild animals playing on trees at riverbank while enjoying your afternoon tea in the lazy safari boat. When the night falls, you will be surprised by the twinkle of fireflies featuring the singing of the night birds and other nocturnal animals play a symphony concert of the jungle, while in the first light of morning, you will be waked up by the morning dew and the hurly-burly of diurnal tropical rainforest creatures take their turn to amaze you.

Day 01 ARRIVAL IN PANGKALAN BUN – TANJUNG PUTING NATIONAL PARK

Meet at airport 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. (L,D)

Day 02 TANJUNG PUTING NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast, we will board the houseboat for cruising 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 03 TANJUNG PUTING NATIONAL PARK

Get the morning river safari by houseboat to observe river ecology and wildlife along the riverside. En route, we will stop at Pondok Tanggui Feeding Station to watch rangers feed orangutans, and then we will continue our trip by visiting the Pesalat Station to explore reforestation activities and the famous iron wood as well as other exotic vegetation. Lunch will be served on boat while sighting wild animal activities along the riverside. Next, we will depart to Tanjung Harapan Feeding Station for viewing the feeding process of orangutans. Afterwards, we will proceed to Tanjung Harapan village for sightseeing villagers’ daily activities. Enjoy the natural river view on the way back and overnight on houseboat or Rimba Lodge. Lunch and dinner will be served on houseboat. (B,L,D)

Day 04 TANJUNG PUTING NATIONAL PARK

Exploring the National Park is never boring. We will observe deeper the swamp rainforest by trekking in other paths that may give you an opportunity to encounter the differences of orangutans either wild or ex-captive as well as other wildlife of the low land tropical rainforest with fascinating atmosphere of the nature itself. Enjoy the natural river view on the way back and overnight on houseboat or Rimba Lodge. Lunch and dinner will be served on houseboat. (B,L,D)

Day 05 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
  • Accommodation for 04 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