3 Days 2 Nights Borneo Eco Adventure

A orangutan is holding a small tree brach with small leaves. Sumatran orangutan | Bespoke Indonesia Holiday.

Borneo Eco Adventure 

Description:

Occupying three-quarters of Borneo, the world’s third-largest island, Kalimantan offers great adventures. With a pristine natural landscape, an abundance of fascinating wildlife, and a host of other amazing experiences, Kalimantan deserves to be on your bucket list. Within this pristine paradise, there is always something extraordinary waiting around the next bend to be discovered.

In this 3-day Borneo Eco Adventure trip, you will explore the legendary jungles of Kalimantan to see some of the most discerning primates, orangutans, and other fascinating wildlife such as proboscis monkeys, long-tailed macaques, honey bears, hornbill birds, wild boars, and a whole lot more. For an excellent add-on to your jungle expedition, you can visit Borneo’s collection of exquisite, palm-fringed islands such as Derawan or Maratua Island. Carry on your wildlife adventure with a wealth of aquatic life, such as whale sharks, sea turtles, manta rays, and many more. The extension of the Borneo Eco Adventure is subject to an additional cost.

Highlights:

Enjoy a river cruise looking for wildlife such as proboscis monkeys, macaques, gibbons, and many more.

Walk through the Borneo rainforest, observing its endemic flora and fauna.

Trace wild orang-utans in their natural habitat.

Visit the Camp Leakey as well as the other Orangutan Rehabilitation Centres in Tanjung Puting National Park.

 
Itinerary:
Day 1: Kumai –  Tanjung Harapan

Upon arrival at Pangkalan Bun Airport, proceed to the arrival hall where a BIH representative will be waiting to transfer you to Kumai to board your klotok boat. Klotok is a traditional wooden riverboat which suits the narrow waterways and is equipped with a roof that forms an upper deck where you can take in the view of the rainforest as you glide by. After a couple of hours of cruising through the Sekonyer River, you will reach Tanjung Harapan. It takes about 30 minutes’ trek from the jetty to the orangutan feeding platform.

The feeding time at Tanjung Harapan camp begins at 15:00 PM. As you continue cruising further into the National Park, you may find a troop of proboscis monkeys sitting on tree branches along the riverbank in the late afternoon. Your Klotok boat will park at a riverbank as the sun fades. Stay overnight on the boat, or alternatively, you may choose the option of spending the night at a lodge by the river at an additional cost. 

A blue wooden traditional boat cruise along a riverbank in a rainforest. Borneo Eco Adventure | Bespoke Indonesia Holiday.
Relax and enjoy wildlife spotting as you cruise along the Borneo River on a Klotok Boat | Bespoke Indonesia Holiday
Day 2: Pondok Taguy – Camp Leakey

Following an early breakfast on board, you will continue your boat trip to Pondok Tangguy, a rehabilitation centre for new ex-captive orangutans. It takes about 30 minutes’ trek from the jetty to the orangutan feeding platform, which starts at 09:00 AM. Next, venture further to Camp Leakey, which was established in 1971 with a mission to rehabilitate and reintroduce elderly ex-captive orangutans to the rainforest. Enjoy a delightful lunch on board before you commence your trek to the feeding platform of Camp Leakey. The trekking time to the feeding platform takes approximately 40 minutes from the jetty and feeding time  begins at 14:00.

Kindly note that the orang-utans are known for their high sensitivity towards the presence of humans. For this reason, tourists are only allowed to visit during specific hours and are primarily confined to the feeding stations.  While there is no guarantee of spotting orang-utans, visitors have a good chance of witnessing these intelligent creatures as they approach the fruit placed behind the designated area. In addition to the chance of spotting ex-captives orang-utans, you might also encounter wild orang-utans on your trip. As much as you want to see the orang-utans up close, it is crucial to understand regulations and suggested conduct prior to entering their jungle home. After the visit, return to the boat and slowly cruise back to Dumai. You have the option to stay overnight on the boat or at the lodge (subject to an additional cost). 

An orang-utan is hanging while eating a mashed banana. Borneo Eco Adventure | Bespoke Indonesia Holiday.
Orang-utan Rehabilitation Centre in Tanjung Puting National Park | Bespoke Indonesia Holiday
Day 3: Kumai

After breakfast, your boat will continue cruising downstream to Kumai. Upon arrival, your driver will be waiting to transfer you to Pangkalan Bun Airport for your onward flight. Your Borneo Eco Adventure ends here.

A reddish-brown monkey with big long nose witting on a branch of tree. Borneo Eco Adventure | Bespoke Indonesia Holiday.
A curious proboscis monkey | Bespoke Indonesia Holiday
Price: starts from IDRxxx per person based on a minimum of 2 participants in a shared double/twin room.

Inclusions

  • Return airport transfers in a private air-conditioned vehicle
  • 2-night stay on a traditional boat on a full board basis (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • All mentioned activities include relevant entrance fees and service of the English speaking local guide
  • Refreshment along the trip
  • Park entrance permit for both visitors and boat
  • Admission fee
  • Contribution to local

Exclusions

  • International or domestic flights
  • Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Handy-cam or drone charges (payment on arrival)
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Homestay accommodation
  • Personal expenses and all other travel components not mentioned in inclusions above

Please note:

  • All prices quoted are net on a minimum four guests travelling on a double/twin sharing basis, inclusive of taxes, surcharges and fees.
  • No reservations have been made at time of quote.
  • All quotes are subject to currency fluctuations, rate increases, government action, etc. at time of confirmation.
  • Itinerary is subject to availability, after booking confirmation.
  • Prices are subject to airlines, hotels and vendor’s terms and conditions.

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