Shared Tours in August 2019
We offer shared orangutan tours in Tanjung Puting National Park on the following days in August 2019:
|Dates Shared Tour||Price|
Shared Tours are 3.3 million IDR per pax
These are discounted prices for early bookings
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Each boat will have a maximum capacity of only 6 people so that you can benefit from the reduced prices by sharing the boat with other travellers, but don’t need to worry about a packed boat.
Wooden Klotok Boat with Western Facilities
The boats is eco-friendly (less noisy), has Western shower (no Mandi!), Western toilet (no squat toilet!) and fresh water (no river water!). Moreover, we pay extra attention to the meals so that this tour won’t be only an adventurous but also a culinary highlight of your holiday!
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 research- and rehabilitation center for orangutans. The feeding takes place at 2 pm. If you are lucky you will meet here the “King of Camp Leaky”: 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 – Pangkalan Bun (Airport) (B)
Included: drop-off by car, entrance fee, boat, guide & boat staff, meals as mentioned
After breakfast we cruise through the lush jungle back to Kumai. You say goodbye to your staff and will be dropped off by car at Pangkalan Bun airport or at your hotel (around 10-11 am).
Included: See itineraries below for a detailed description
Excluded: Travel insurance, flights, taxi transfers outside of the tour dates, accommodation in Pangkalan Bun, voluntary tipping
What to bring?
Comfortable shoes, insect repellent, light trousers and shirts with long sleeves, flashlight, small backpack, towel, mobile charger, malaria pills (according to your doctor’s advice).
Accommodation in Pangkalan Bun is excluded. The best hotel is the Grand Kecubung Hotel .