Borneo: meeting the last orangutans (in semi-freedom) - Azimuth Adventure Travel Ltd
Fauna & Flora

Borneo: meeting the last orangutans (in semi-freedom)

If you have ever dreamed of approaching orangutans in their natural environment, this tour will suit you perfectly. Through__ the Tanjung Puting National Park__ (in southern Borneo), recognized by UNESCO as a biosphere reserve, you will meet orphaned orangutans and monkeys who are learning to live in the wild again .

Tanjung Puting National Park was created thanks in particular to the initiative of Dr Biruté Galdikas, who founded the famous "Camp Leakey", one of the very first rehabilitation ce...

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Pangkalanbun
25m-15km
Kumai
Tanjung Puting

Day 1Welcome to Borneo

Day 1Welcome to Borneo

  • Welcome at Pangkalanbun airport by your English-speaking guide, short transfer to the river port of Kumai and boarding your "klotok", a traditional wooden boat from the rivers of Borneo.

    You leave Kumai and enter fairly quickly into the Tanjung Puting National Park via a small tributary of the river, the Sekoyer River. After about 1h30 of navigation, you stop at the Tanjung Harapan rehabilitation center where you observe the first orangutans. You then resume your navigation and quietly explore the surrounding wild life: proboscis monkeys, long-tailed macaques, birds, etc. Dinner and night on board: you then enjoy comfortable mattresses, cushions, refined meals, drinks, mosquito nets, all while you soaking up the 1,000 and one night sounds of the jungle. On the lower deck of the boat are the kitchen, a basic Western-style toilet and a simple bathroom.

Meal and accommodations

Lunch: Made by your team

Dinner: Made by your team

Accommodation: On board

Tanjung Puting

Day 2Meeting the orangutans

Day 2Meeting the orangutans

  • Your cruise on the Sekoyer River consists of a peaceful gliding along the banks on the lookout for wild life: river crocodiles, various species of monkeys, birds, etc. The navigation is interspersed with several stops for hiking in the forest and observing orangutans at “Pondok Tanguy” and “Camp Leakey”. These short and easy walks (although bring a little mud and therefore closed shoes) are also an opportunity to observe some specimens of the astonishing local flora (including magnificent carnivorous plants). In the evening, you dock at the edge of the watercourse and admire the celestial vault with thousands of stars… Unforgettable moments.

    All your meals are prepared by your excellent on-board cook.

Meal and accommodations

Breakfast: Made by your team

Lunch: Made by your team

Dinner: Made by your team

Accommodation: On board

Tanjung Puting

Day 3Meeting the orangutans

Day 3Meeting the orangutans

  • Full day in the upper part of the river, where the banks are closest and the water is purest. Today is an opportunity for a longer walk in the forest in search of wild orangutans, birds and other equatorial animals and plants. Orangutan viewing at Camp Leakey in the afternoon.

    Additional activity if it is not raining: night walk near Pondok Tanguy to track nocturnal animals and luminescent mushrooms; or simple slow navigation to admire hundreds of fireflies.

Meal and accommodations

Breakfast: Made by your team

Lunch: Made by your team

Dinner: Made by your team

Accommodation: On board

Tanjung Puting
Kumai
30m-15km
Pangkalanbun

Day 4See you soon in Borneo

Day 4See you soon in Borneo

  • Morning return to the mouth of the Sekoyer River while observing the mangrove and nipah palm trees. From Kumai, short transfer to Pangkalanbun Airport for your return flight.

Meal and accommodations

Breakfast: Made by your team

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