Rimba Ecolodge

Rimba Ecolodge is a conservation lodge that aim to strengthen and empower their commitment to the environment as an employment source. The guests thus play a vital role in this environment protection contributing in many ways including a 10US$ contribution to the company conservation fund for their booking.  Located in one of the few remaining places on earth where Orangutans can be seen in the wild, Rimba Ecolodge now over 90% solar powered. Perched over the Sekonyer River on  the edge of the Tanjung Puting National Park, in Kalimantan, Rimba Orangutan Ecolodge provides a unique base to explore the lush surrounding rainforest and encounter orangutans and eight other primate species and rich bird life.

Rimba can only be reached by boat from the port of Kumai. Arriving at the Lodge jetty in the middle of the forest is an unforgettable experience. The jetty connects to all rooms, the reception area, office and restaurant by a series of covered boardwalks. The Lodge provides a base from which you can explore the surrounding rainforest and Tanjung Puting National Park. Take a walk from your room along the bird walk, hear the plaintive cry of Gibbons, early birdsong and the resident Macaque monkey troop from your comfortable room, set right on the edge of the gently flowing Sekonyer river.

From the Lodge you travel by klotok (wooden boats) upstream, surrounded by rainforest, to a number of feeding stations in the Tanjung Puting National Park, the most famous of which is Camp Leakey. As you walk through the rainforest you often see orangutans and at Camp Leakey you sometimes see gibbons as well as many butterflies and birds. At the feeding stations your clients will get a wonderful opportunity to see these amazing primates up close. Your clients might also take a night safari to see tarsiers, glowing mushrooms, fireflies and perhaps owls.

Tanjung Puting Ecotour

Having a wildlife ecotour inside of the 400.000 hectares of rain forest will be such an unforgettable journey for anyone who joined it. Tanjung Putting national park is approx. 25 minutes (depending on the klotok speed) from the harbor. Along the Sekonyer River, while seeing some animals such as crocodiles, several species of monkeys, and listen the story of Tanjung Putting National Park.

Watch orangutan activities, how they feed, play, taking care of their babies and interact between another wild animals. Witness the natural and alive movie in front of your eyes. Your clients will also experience an enjoyable time on the Klotok! Taste some snacks and soft drinks while exploring some other monkeys along the way on the river. The melody of the jungle, sound of birds and gibbons will be joyful sounds all over the day. It will be such a pleasure and proud for anyone that they witness the care of animal life. What a relaxing yet adventurous journey!

Longhouse / Dayak Tour

A journey to learn more about the Dayak Culture, famous for its mysterious spirit world and ancestral bone houses used during their elaborate funeral ceremonies, is a challenging yet interesting journey. Discover about their head hunting past and why they lived in Longhouses will be the main agenda. A welcome ceremony will be performed by the local for the guests. Join the local family of the longhouse for dinner and talk with the elders about the history of the longhouse and everyday life, the culture as well as the traditions.

It is not the end, trek the forest near the longhouse to see ironwood or rubber tree plantation areas. See how to take latex from the trees and listen to the Dayak agricultural philosophy. Visit a Kaharingan (the Dayak traditional religion) temple. Enjoy the evening with musical performance and dance, learn some stories behind some particular dances and play traditional music instruments. What a meaningful journey, isn’t it?

The Relaxing River Cruise in Luxurious Style

Get into the jungle doesn’t always means living in a tent. Join the trip through a relaxing jungle river journey. Relax in comfort and enjoy various delicious food made on board as you travel through magical reflections, see orangutans on forested islands as well as proboscis monkeys, hornbills, and Brahminy kites!

Visit traditional Dayak villages and experience their riverside lifestyle. Witness the local tradition and culture, and listen the histories about their ancestors. For the ultimate escape from the city, the natural treasures of Borneo are in easy reach!

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.