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3D2N Orangutan Houseboat Tour in Tanjung Puting National Park

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    What to Expect

    Day 1: Kumai-Sekonyer River-Tanjung Harapan Feeding Station

    Stop At: Tanjung Puting National Park, 74111 Indonesia
    Upon arrival in Pangkalan Bun, you’ll be met and transferred to Kumai for boarding to the Kelotok. Leaving Kumai River, you’ll have an opportunity to see riverfront life. Borneo has so many rivers so the boat is the main transportation here. May you also see a thousand high building like a hotel with tiny holes, such as semi-wild swift poultry to harvest its nest. Then, cruising to Sekonyer River, the estuarine habitat with unique vegetation called mangrove, before your first stop to Tanjung Harapan Camp to watch Orangutan feeding at 15.00 o’clock. Watch along with the river bands for wildlife such as Proboscis Monkey-the endemic monkey in Borneo, Long-tailed Macaque, Red-leaf Monkey, Silvered Langur or birdlife along the riverside. After watching Orangutan, then continue on cruising up for overnight in the Kelotok. You’ll have time to relax, enjoying fresh air or do some primate spotting in the roosting tree while the boat find out a good place to tie up
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Houseboat

    Day 2: Pondok Tanggui - Camp Leakey - Fireflies Area

    Stop At: Camp Leakey, Tanjung Puting Reserve Indonesia
    After a sunrise breakfast, cruising up the river to Pondok Tanggui, Orangutan feeding time at 09.00 am, then continue on to Camp Leakey, the legendary Orangutan Rehabilitation Camp, where Prof. Birute MF. Galdikas starting her study in early 1971. Boating a side creek through tea-colored water where you will see the magnificent reflection from the vegetation along the river, when lucky with you, the freshwater crocodile and other wildlife attraction could find a long river band. After having lunch and departing in Camp Leakey, we can spend the rest of the day by hiking through the Borneo rainforest, exploring peat swamp forest, lowland dipterocarp habitat, searching wildlife or enjoying varieties of fungi, orchid, slipper orchid, mosses, and ferns, then enjoying Orangutan feeding time at 14.00 pm. Continue boating back down to the main river then finding out fireflies. Stay overnight on the boat. You will leave the park on the Third day after the breakfast time from the Nipah Palm habitat.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Houseboat

    Day 3: Hypha Habitat-Kumai-Iskandar Airport

    Stop At: Tanjung Puting National Park, 74111 Indonesia
    Enjoying your coffee in the boat while exploring the river in the morning, may you meet Orangutan foraging in the tree around the river bank. It will offer you an incredible experience. Long-snout Crocodile also often busking on the sun in the river bank when the weather really good. Departing Kumai, you’ll be transferred to Pangkalan Bun, possible to visit our Orangutan souvenir and handicraft gallery before your next destination.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Iskandar Airport Pangkalan Bun (PKN) or any Hotels in Pangkalan Bun and Kumai
    Address: Jalan Iskandar, Pangkalan Bun, Central Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo
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    • Iskandar Airport, Jl. Iskandar, Pasir Panjang, Kec. Arut Sel., Kabupaten Kotawaringin Barat, Kalimantan Tengah 74181, Indonesia
    Departure Time
    11:30 AM
    3 days
    • 2x Breakfast
    • 2x Dinner
    • 2x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 2 nights
    • The price of the trip included:
    • 1. Return transfer from airport/hotel to the airport/hotel.
    • 2. Clean and Proper Boat: A wooden river boat/kelotok with its accommodation (sleeping bed, mosquito net, etc)
    • 3. Good English speaking guide
    • 4. Good Cook for serving meals on boat
    • 5. Meals and drinks (main meals, snack, mineral water, tea/coffee)
    • 6. Ranger donation.
    • 7. Accommodation on the boat
    • 8. Taxation 411128/420
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    • Snacks
    • Bottled water
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Entry/Admission - Tanjung Puting National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Camp Leakey
    • Not included:
    • Personal expense
    • Hotel/home stay accommodation
    • Alcoholic drink
    • Insurance
    • Tipping
    • Handy-cam/Filming
    • Permit for Flying Drone
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Stroller accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    All reviews camp leakey night walk tanjung puting national park the river proboscis monkeys three days an amazing trip the entire trip pangkalan bun the upper deck feeding station long pants thank you very much mosquito net two nights research station an amazing job
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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    We did the 3D2N tour with Orangutan Applause Tours and are extremely happy with our experience!! Alan our guide was excellent, very knowledgeable and his true love for orangutan conservation was evident in all of his informative descriptions. The klotok was wonderful and very comfortable....More

    Thank Archna G
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    I can't recommend Orangutan Applause highly enough. As a solo traveller it looked like I would have to foot the bill for a klotok all by myself but Arif & Dessy (the company owners) eventually found another solo traveller to share a boat thus halving...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank charliemcgee79
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    After we planned the tour with another company first, having a lot of miscommunication with them, we asked Dessy two days before the tour started, if she could organise one for us and it was no problem at all. She was really helpful and things...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Carolin B
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    This was a highlight of my time in Indonesia! Relaxing time spent cruising into the national forest. Alan Costa the guide was amazing. Very knowledgeable and passionate about the park and the orangutan. The boat was great - it was like having a private rustic...More

    Thank Karen f
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    Absolutely phenomenal multi-day trip. All the other reviews talk about what you can see on this trip so I will focus on what to expect on the boat. First of all the crew, because they ensured our trip was a 10/10 experience. Our guide was...More

    Thank sweetie_sabi
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    24 September 2019|
    Response from Carolin B | Reviewed this property |
    I saw some children on the boats, so I would guess not. Just contact dessy on WhatsApp to be sure! 😊 +62 853-8716-5556
    Callum R
    1 April 2019|
    Response from mortmanbrklyn | Reviewed this property |
    There were only 2 of us (my friend and I) on the houseboat. But we didn’t sign up for a private one; I guess we just got lucky. I’m sure you can request a private one.
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