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Orang-utan Explorer


Tour Code: BTS KAL10

Day 1


Your guide will meet you at Banjarmasin's Samsudi Noor airport and transfer you to Hotel Arum in Banjarmasin. Remainder of day at leisure. Dinner at local restaurant and overnight at Hotel.

Day 2


A Klotok on the River to Rimba Lodge
A Klotok on the River to Rimba Lodge
Up for an early breakfast at the hotel then transfer to the airport to catch the flight leaving for Pangkalanbuun which is located near the Kumai River. Pangkalanbuun is near the South-Western "corner" of the island of Borneo. On arrival at Pangkalanbuun you will immediately transfer straight to a Klotok (boat) for a cruise up the Sekonyer River which leads to Tanjung Puting National Park, to Rimba Lodge. Rimba Lodge can only be accessed by boat. Rimba Lodge is basic but comfortable, located on the edge of the National Park.

Map of Tanjung Puting National Park
Map of Tanjung Puting National Park
Tanjung Puting National Park is the largest single protected forest in the Province of Kalimantan Tengah and the largest protected area of tropical heath forest and peat swamp forest in Southeast Asia. The area was originally declared as a Wildlife Reserve in 1935 and then as a National Park in 1982. Rimba Lodge provides an excellent base for trips up the river into the park.

After checking in at Rimba Lodge, you will proceed to Tanjung Harapan in time for the Orang-utan feeding. Tanjung Harapan was the original site of the Sekonyer Village which was moved across the Sekonyer River. In the management of the park, the area surrounding Tanjung Harapan is designated as Utilisation Zone. In this area several facilities for park management as well as for visitor service, have been constructed. The first guard post was constructed in the late 1970's. Tanjung Harapan is also an alternative orang-utan rehabilitation center.

Late in the afternoon, search for proboscis monkeys and wild Orang-utan by boat.

A cabin at Rimba Lodge
A cabin at Rimba Lodge
The evening at Rimba Lodge is magical. Fireflies come out, and tend to lighting up the pitch black of a tropical night with tiny flying lights. There is also an interesting orchestra of night sounds - from nocturnal animals, cicadas, frogs, and birds. Meals and overnight are provided at the Lodge.

Day 3


In the Jungle near Camp Leakey
In the Jungle near Camp Leakey
After breakfast at the Lodge, cruise up the river to Camp Leakey to search for giant orang-utan. You will also stop at Pondok Tanggui to see another orang-utan rehabilitation centre. On arrival at Camp Leakey, you will trek into the jungle to observe wild orang-utan in their natural habitats. Trek through tropical rainforest and witness the feeding time at 14.00 hrs. It is not permitted to remain overnight at Camp Leakey. Return to Rimba Lodge late in the afternoon. Picnic Lunch box is provided. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Day 4


DAS Flight to Banjarmasin
DAS \Flight to Banjarmasin\
Breakfast at Lodge then proceed down the river by Klotok to Pangkalanbuun and proceed to airport for your flight to Banjarmasin. On arrival in Banjarmasin, transfer to the Arum Hotel. Remainder of day at leisure. All meals provided.

Day 5


Floating Market on the Barito River
Floating Market on the Barito River
Up early for an enjoyable boat trip along the Barito River to visit the huge floating market. Return to the hotel for breakfast. The remainder of the morning at leisure until you transfer to the airport for your flight to your next destination.

Tour CodeItineraryDurationInclusionsJoining Point1 person2 people3 people
BTSKAL10Orang-utan Explorer5 days/4 nightsReturn flights from Banjarmasin, Transfers, Accommodation, mealsBanjarmasin$3,130 $1,790 $1,790
Prices per person in Australian Dollars and valid 01 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 (E.O.E.) Refer to General Booking Conditions Additional photographs on this page are courtesy of Trans Borneo Adventure and Rimba Lodge.