Tanjung Puting is a 415,040-hectare national park in Kalimantan, home to a dazzling array of flora and fauna. Most of the space is given to thick rainforest, river delta systems and epic mountain ranges. The steamy jungles of Kalimantan are 130 million years old – 70 million years older than the Amazon – and a superb destination for rainforest exploration, with orangutan, Asian elephants, proboscis monkeys, crocodiles, pythons, tarantulas, sun bears and even a dwindling population of leopards known to haunt the shadows in hidden corners of the interior. Over 220 species of mammals and more than 400 bird species are known to live here.
There are 74 languages spoken in Kalimantan, and the island hosts a blend of cultures as rich as the biodiversity that surrounds them. The indigenous people of Kalimantan are the Dayak, whose artwork, costumes, traditions and songs can transport you into another world. Their ornate longhouses can be seen on the banks of rivers that snake their way through the jungle, whilst the cities host some fascinating museums telling their story.
Tanjung Puting has rightfully built a reputation as the most popular tourist destination in Kalimantan. Here you'll see free-roaming orangutan from the sedate and rustic comfort of your very own traditional boat as it chugs up the river and delves deeper into the fascinating jungles of Kalimantan.
Arrival In Pangkalan Bun – Tanjung Puting Nat Park
Arrive at Pangkalan Bun and transfer direct to Kumai sub-district for boarding the houseboat to Tanjung Puting National Park. The houseboat is a traditional wooden river boat featuring an upper deck where you can view your panoramic rainforest surroundings. The crew on your vessel includes the boatman, a cook and an expert guide who will provide you with info related to the trip and the many amazing sights you have in store. The houseboat facilities include a thin mattress, pillow, fine meals, bottled water, mosquito net, kitchen and a simple toilet available on board
Overnight on houseboat
Tanjung Puting Nat Park
Following a delicious breakfast at sunrise, cruise up the river to Pondok Tanggui, where you will witness Orangutan feeding time at 09.00 am, then continue on to Camp Leakey, the legendary Orangutan Rehabilitation Camp. After lunch you will depart from Camp Leakey, and spend the rest of the day hiking through the rainforest, exploring peat swamps, lowland dipterocarp habitat, searching for wildlife or enjoying varieties of fungi, orchid, slipper orchid, mosses and ferns. Later you can enjoy the second daily Orangutan feeding time at 14.00 pm. Stay overnight on the boat. You can choose to stay overnight on the river and embark on a night trek in Pondok Ambung Research Station to seek out some nocturnal wildlife, or continue boating back down to the main river in search of fireflies
Lunch, dinner and staying overnight on houseboat
Tanjung Puting National Park – Departure
Spend your final day leisurely cruising along the Sekonyer river and soaking in the wild surroundings, then return to Kumai port to catch the car for driving to Pangkalan Bun airport.