Borneo Ancient Karst & Orangutan Tours

Borneo Ancient Karst & Orangutan Tours

Duration: 07 Days/06 Nights

Grade: Easy

Explore orangutan borneo In prehistoric times, orangutans lived throughout Asia, roaming as far north as China. Most of the land was then covered with huge continuous rainforest areas and the orangutans could roam freely over large distances. Currently, orangutans are only found in rainforests on the islands of Borneo and little part of Sumatra, even though the fossils have been found in Java, Vietnam and China. They are the only surviving species in the genus Pongo and the subfamily Ponginae which also includes the extinct genera Gigantopithecus and Sivapithecus of Sumatera and Borneo. In the deep of Borneo Island, we can also found the remains of Prehistoric Rock Art on Caves. The rock art painting shows communication between the world of the living and the worlds of the spirits, and gives insight in to the cosmology of prehistoric hunters and gatherers. There is an exceptionally high number of ‘tattoo’ handprints, composing handprints, unique human figures and fascinating representations of prehistoric social life, dancing, hunting, and rituals. Moreover, the rock art provides a unique testimony to the interaction of hunter-gatherers with the landscape. The panels show hunting, ritual journeys, landscapes mind, and wide range of big-mammals fauna which is also depicted.

Day 01 ARRIVAL IN SAMARINDA – KABO VILLAGE – KUTAI NATIONAL PARK

Arrive at Samarinda airport with morning flight and directly driving across villages, rainforest, and mountainous landscape to reach Kabo village for crossing up the river to Prevab camp of Kutai National Park and then trekking to the jungle to spot wild orangutans, monkeys, birds, insects, etc. Return to the camp for overnight. (L,D)

Day 02 KUTAI NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast, we will be trekking in different path of the jungle to spot more wild orangutans and other wildlife. Return to the camp for lunch and take a rest. In the afternoon, we will trek again but in the different trails to observe the magnificent flora and fauna of the national park. In the peaceful evening, we will have a night trekking for observing nocturnal animals such as tarantula, insects, birds, and others. Return the camp for overnight. Lunch and dinner will be served at the camp. (B,L,D)

Day 03 KUTAI NATIONAL PARK – DELTA SANGATTA – MUARA WAHAU

Breakfast at the jungle camp and then crossing downward the river into Delta Sangatta to spot estuarine crocodile, proboscis monkeys, silvery langurs, monitor lizards, and other wild animals that hang around the riverside. Afterwards, we will be driving to Muara Wahau for check in to a local hotel. (B,L,D)

Day 04 MUARA WAHAU – KONGBENG CAVE – MERABU VILLAGE

After breakfast, we will be driving to Kongbeng Village to explore the beautiful surrounding Karst with a huge cave that is known as a heritage of the oldest Hindu Kingdom in Indonesia. Afterwards, we will be driving across rainforest and mountainous landscape to reach Merabu village. We can make stops to explore some interesting spots on the road. Lunch will be served on local restaurant, dinner and staying overnight at the homestay of the village. (B,L,D)

Day 05 MERABU VILLAGE – BELOYOT CAVE – NYADENG LAKE

After breakfast, we will trek through rainforest for about 2 hours to visit the ancient cave of prehistoric rock art that can be seen from the exotic handprints and paintings. During our trek, we may have opportunity to spot or hearing the sounds of hornbills, gibbons, macaques, insects, etc. Next, proceed to the village to catch our boat to cross the Lesan River to Nyadeng jetty to start our trekking into the beautiful clearwater lake for swimming with fish and setting our campsite. Lunch will be served at homestay, dinner and staying overnight at the camp on the lakeside. (B,L,D)

Day 06 NYADENG LAKE – KETEPU HILL – MERABU VILLAGE – BERAU

Early morning, we will trek up the Ketepu hill into the peak and watching the fantastic view of the misty Sangkulirang karst range and rainforest from above. We will have opportunity to spot magnificent hornbills and other bird species flying around the karst. Trekking down to the camp and refresh your body by swimming in the clearwater lake. Next, trekking back to Nyadeng jetty to catch our boat crossing down the river into Merabu Village. Afterwards, say goodbye with villagers and then driving to Berau for check in to a 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 to next destination. (B)

Included:

  • AC land transportation
  • Motorized boats
  • Accommodation based on twin share:
    02 Nights at Prevab camp in Kutai National Park
    01 Night at local hotel in Muara Wahau
    01 Night at homestay in Merabu Village
    01 Night at campsite in Nyadeng lakeside
    01 Night at 3 stars hotel in Berau
  • Entrance fee, donation & refreshment
  • 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

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