Closer journey with the wild orangutan
Experience a balance between wildlife, flora and fauna and the fascinating Dayak culture. Spot orangutans in their natural habitat; learn about the struggle of the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation’s to save this magnificent creature and the human and cultural aspect. A journey along Palangkaraya and Tanjung Puting National Park!
Transfer your boat in Palangka Raya harbour and start the journey! Cruise past the stilted and floating houses of the provincial capital and continue upriver along the forest-lined river, passing villages. In the early evening, take a canoe through the shimmering black water lakes. Keep an eye out for proboscis monkeys, hornbills, Brahminy kites and enjoy a quiet dinner in the midst of the jungle!
Enjoy the breakfast while the boat moves up the Rungan River. On Bapallas Island, take a motorised canoe and observe orangutans and then continue to the BOSF Education Centre where orangutans are waiting to be placed on the pre-release islands.
Explore Pangkalan Bun is another interesting part of the journey. Experience cruise off to explore the great mangrove, nipah palm, and wildlife along the Sekonyer River while lunch is prepared on the boat. Observe the proboscis monkey and other primates along the river. Go boat up to Pondok Tanggui Camp and trekking to Leakey Camp to witness orangutan feeding time. Boat down to Nipa Palm area and witness beautiful fireflies at night when the weather is good.
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