DAY 1: Pangkalan Bun – Kumai – Tanjung Harapan (L D)
Included: pick-up by car, police registration, entrance fee, boat, guide & boat staff, meals as mentioned
Transfer service from Pangkalan Bun Airport (or at your hotel) to Kumai, where you’ll board the Klotok boat and meet your staff.
We use traditional Klotok wooden river boats of which the size depends on your group size. We only make use of boats with a Western toilet (not a squat toilet) and a Western shower (not a mandi).
There is a bottom deck for the crew and a top deck exclusively for you. The boats are open on the sides for the view, but in case of rain they can be closed. All your meals, snacks and drinks will be served in the boat. At nights your mattresses and mosquito nets are prepared.
It takes about an hour to get from the harbor in Kumai to the entrance of Tanjung Puting National Park. The first stop is at Tanjung Harapan where the orangutan feeding takes place at 15h.
We continue the cruise as the jungle is at its noisiest. We hear Proboscis monkeys, Macaques, Silver Langurs and colorful birds. Finally, it is time for a candle light dinner, and an exciting night in the jungle.
DAY 2: Pondok Tanggui – Camp Leakey – Nipa Area (B L D)
Included: entrance fee, boat, guide & boat staff, meals as mentioned
After breakfast, we cruise through the habitat of the Proboscis monkeys and the crocodiles as we go to Pondok Tanggui.
We visit the orangutan feeding here at 9 am. Then, we continue the cruise, turn in a junction of the river where the water color changes and gives a surreal dark reflection of the jungle.
We arrive at Camp Leakey, a reserach- and rehabilitation center for orangutans. The feeding takes place at 2 pm. If you are lucky you will meet here the “King of Camp Leakey”: a male orangutan named Big Tom.
After Camp Leakey, we cruise down slowly to the Nipa Palm Area, where we may see fire flies in the evening depending on the weather. We will have candle light diner and spend the night in this area.
DAY 3: Nipa Area – Kumai – Kudangan Dayak Village (B L D)
Included: entrance fee, boat, guide & boat staff, car transfer, welcome ceremony, accommodation in village, meals as mentioned
After an early breakfast, we cruise down to Kumai where you say goodby to the boat staff, and then get a ride of ~4 hours by car to Kudangan Dayak village. We meet the locals, and explore the village.
In the evening, you get a warm welcome dancing ceremony from the villagers. You end this evening a diner and traditional drinks with villagers. Overnight in a Dayak house.
Day 4: Jungle Trekking – Waterfall (B L D)
Included: guide, trek, accommodation in jungle or village, meals as mentioned
After breakfast, we start with our jungle trek, usually to one of the waterfalls. Along the way, we may spot animals, and the Dayak villagers may teach us some basic hunting and survival techniques.
Upon arrival, we can swim in the waterfall, and enjoy the serenity of the jungle and river landscape. We spend the night in a tent in the jungle (alternatively, you can also spend the night back in the village).
Day 5: Kudangan Dayak Village – Pangkalan Bun Hotel (B L)
Included: car transfer, meals as mentioned
Excluded: accommodation in Pangkalan Bun
After breakfast in the jungle, we return to the village. In case you wish, we could do another jungle trek before the drive back to Pangkalan Bun to your hotel (excluded). Enjoy the well-deserved warm shower!
Day 6: Pangkalan Bun Hotel – Airport
Included: airport transfer service
Pick-up at your hotel at your desired time, and drop off at Pangkalan Bun airport.