Papagaran, Jungle Trekking Borneo

Jungle Trekking & Orangutan Tours

Duration: 07 Days/06 Nights

Grade: Moderate

kalimantan jungle trek Borneo 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 – MERATUS MOUNTAIN

Arrive in Banjarmasin airport with morning or noon flight and directly driving to the Loksado in the foot of Meratus Mountain to start our jungle trekking. Lunch will be served en route, dinner and overnight at the camp on riverside.
(L,D)

Day 02 JUNGLE TREKKING

After breakfast, we will pack our stuff and then trekking deeper into the jungle crossing, hills, rivers, and cascades. In the afternoon, we will trek down to Haratai forest to set our campsite near the river. Lunch will be served en route, dinner and overnight at the jungle camp. (B,L,D)

Day 03 HARATAI – BAMBOO RAFTING – SUNGAI RUTAS – BANJARMASIN

After breakfast, we will trek down to Loksado crossing rainforest, hills, hanging and suspended bamboo bridges, villager farmlands, rivers and cascades, longhouses, cinnamon and rubber trees. We will then getting the 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 Sungai Rutas village to get our boat crossing the romantic river to spot wildlife such as proboscis monkeys, long tailed macaque, silvery langurs, birds, monitor lizards, and other wild animals on the riverside as well as the daily activities of local people. Afterwards, proceed to Banjarmasin for staying overnight at hotel. (B,L,D)

Day 04 FLOATING MARKET – SAMPIT

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. Afterwards, driving across beautiful peat swamp forest landscape to reach Sampit with some stop over on interesting spots we will meet en route. Arrive at Sampit and directly check  in to the hotel. (B,L,D)

Day 05 SAMPIT – TANJUNG PUTING NATIONAL PARK

Breakfast at the hotel and then driving 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 romantic river by the houseboat while observing the primates along the riverside. Overnight at the houseboat or Rimba Lodge with dining at 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 the next destination. (B)

Included:

  • AC land transportation
  • Private houseboat in Tanjung Puting National Park
  • Motorized boats
  • Accommodation based on twin share:
    02 Nights at bivouac/tent/
    01 Night at 3 stars hotel in Banjarmasin
    01 Night at 2 stars hotel in Sampit town
    02 Nights at houseboat or Rimba Lodge in Tanjung Puting National Park
  • 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

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