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: Camp Leakey – Pondok Ambung (B L D)
Included: entrance fee, boat, guide & boat staff, day trek, night trek, meals as mentioned
After breakfast, the boat cruise continues as we enjoy the sunrise and go through the habitat of the proboscis monkey and the estuarine crocodile.
At some point we’ll make a turn in a junction of the river where the water color changes from bright orange to dark black. The river narrows and the reflection of the dense jungle in the water gives a surreal feeling.
We arrive at Camp Leakey, a reserach- and rehabilitation center for orangutans . If you are lucky you will meet here the “King of Camp Leakey”: a male orangutan named Big Tom. Here, we take an exciting, short jungle trek. We return at 2 pm to witness the orangutan feeding.
Then, we cruise down to Pondok Ambung. We get a candle light dinner, and then take a brave night trek through the jungles in search of glowing mushroom, tarantulas, deers, and tarsier (unique to the region).
Day 3: Pondok Tanggui – Pesalat – Local Village
Included: entrance fee, boat, guide & boat staff, meals as mentioned
After breakfast we cruise down towards Pondok Tanggui; a ranger camp home to pre-wild and adolescent orangutans, as well as deer, boar and many bird species. We’ll visit the orangutan feeding at 9h am.
Back at the boat, we get lunch and we proceed to the reforestration site Camp Pesalat, where you learn about the importance of their conservation initiatives, and can donate through planting your own tree.
Then, we visit the Sekonyer village, meet locals and view hand made souvenirs. In case there is time and the possibility, we visit a nearby palm oil field. Then, we return to the boat for a candlelight diner.
Day 4: Tanjung Harapan – Nipa Area (B L D)
Included: entrance fee, boat, guide & boat staff, long trek with ranger and canoe, meals as mentioned
After breakfast, we prepare for an exciting jungle trek of 3-4 hours! Rangers accompany us. This special activity gets us away from the crowd and into the untouched jungle!
At the end, we get into a canoe and take a exciting cruise in the small river back to our boat in the Sekonyer river. We have a well-deserved lunch, and then visit the feeding at Tanjung Harapan for the 2nd time.
We relax as we cruise through the noisy jungle, and try to spot animals from the lounge area. We end the day with a candle light dinner around the Nipa Area, where we may see fireflies.
DAY 5: 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 6: 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 7: 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 8: Pangkalan Bun Hotel – Airport
Included: airport transfer service
Pick-up at your hotel at your desired time, and drop off at Pangkalan Bun airport.