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Borneo Orangutan Tour and Dayak Tribes

Duration: 09 Days/08 Nights
Grade: Easy to moderate
Starts/Ends: Jakarta or BALI

The Dayak tribes of Central Kalimantan is settled along the Lamandau river, another river systems of Pangkalan Bun to the north. About one third of the area are TUMON Dayaks, mostly Christian, who were evangelized in the late 1920s and early 1930s. About 10% are Traditional Religion called Kaharingan. The most we travel to the north the most traditional the tribes are and the transportation is more limited.

To reach the area, speedboat is the only alternative. In some area you have to change the transportation to the motorized long boat. Although the area is not traditional anymore, but the Dayak tribes is still maintain their traditional cultures and stuffs from their head hunting age. The facilities in this area are very limited. You will stay in their houses or traditional long house with minim facilities. However, our guide will ensure you to enjoy and comfortable the trips.

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ORANGUTAN TOUR & DAYAK PROGRAM

DAY 01 : FLY TO SEMARANG/SURABAYA - PANGKALAN BUN - TANJUNG PUTING..
Fly to Semarang and onto Pangkalan Bun. Upon arrival at Pangkalan Bun Airport at 12.00pm, you will be picked up by our local staff and take you to Kumai to board on the boat. The boat is a traditional Klotok wooden river boat about 6m by 2m with a roof which forms the upper deck where you can view the rain forest as it glides by. The guide's team includes the boatman, a cook and expert guide. Lunch is served on the way to Tanjung Harapan, a rehabilitation center for orphaned orangutans, 2 hours away from Kumai. Here the playful and friendly baby orangutans are taught the first stages in fending themselves in the jungle. In the peaceful afternoon we will slowly explore the quite river by the klotok while observe the monkeys along the riverside. Dinner and overnight on the boat. Thin mattress, pillow, fine meals, bottled "mineral" water, mosquito net, kitchen, simple toilet available on boat besides the familiar - helpful guides and boatmen (L,D).

DAY 02 : TANJUNG PUTING - PONDOK TANGUY - CAMP LEAKEY
After breakfast board the klotok to travel up river for about 2 hours boating and then up a side creek to Camp Leakey where the older orangutans are reintroduced into the rain forest. En route stop at Pondok Tanguy, the rehabilitation center for the new ex-captive orangutans. At Camp Leakey you will have opportunity to trek into the rain forest with your expert guide and the forestry rangers to appreciate the flora as well as perhaps sighting wild orangutans, gibbons, macaques, and birds. Lunch provided on boat. Afternoon visit the feeding station to see rehabilitate orangutans are given additional foods. We will then sail back down the river to overnight on the boat (B,L,D).

DAY 03 : CAMP LEAKEY
After breakfast we make second visit to Camp Leakey for an easy trekking in the different routes around The Camp Leakey for birdwatching and to see the morning "Feeding Time" for the ex-captive orangutans with opportunity seeing of other animals and exotic fauna. Afternoon visit the feeding station to see rehabilitated orangutans are given additional food then we slowly boating down the river for dinner and overnight (B,L,D).

DAY 04 : ORANGUTAN - KUMAI - PANGKALAN BUN - TAPINBINI VILLAGE
Breakfast at the boat and then boating back to Kumai river port. Then taking you to tother side of Pangkalan Bun for boating through Arut River by speedboat. Arut river is another river system, which gives access deeper into the interior of Central Kalimantan, the home of Dayak tribes. Tapinbini is about 6 hours up river Lamandau by speed boat and is one of the Dayak Tumon (or Dayak Lamandau) biggest village. Upon arrival at Tapinbini sight seeing around the village to and make an easy climbing to their traditional/slash and burn plantations nearby the village. Overnight at the simple house (B,L,D).

DAY 05 : TAPINBINI - KINIPAN VILLAGE
Breakfast on the local house, then prepare for the sail up river. We will need almost full day of boating to the Kinipan village. Depend on the water level of the river. Along the way is the breathtaking surrounding view of the virgin rain forest, challenging rapid, nice place for shelter on the river bank, and occasionally meet the local dayak on the river. Lunch will be serve onthe river bank, just under the shade of the trees. Arrival in the afternoon. Overnight on the local long house. In the night time, a traditional dance will be held for your team. (B,L,D)

DAY 06 : EXPLORING KINIPAN AND THE DOMAIN OF DAYAK DELANG
We will one day to explore the surrounding area of Kinipan village. There are some trails leading to the hinterland to the local farm land, other compound of the Dayak. This will be the great chance to learn and to understand the way of life and the culture of the hinterland of Dayak. We will overnight on the lolca house for better stay. (B,L,D)

DAY 07 : KINIPAN - TAPINBINI
Today is another full day ride down river to Tapinbini passing the same river. Overnight at Tapinbini. (B,L,D)

DAY 08 : TAPINBINI - PANGKALAN BUN
In the morning we sail back by speedbaot to Pangkalan Bun. The journey down stream is much faster then up through the rapids but takes most of the day as we will stop at BAKONSU VILLAGE, another Dayak Village where you can see the ancient graves and long house as well as some remnants from the Dayak Head Hunting Age. Stop will also be made in Kotawaringin for lunch and for visiting an old mosque and the remain of Sultan (a Malayan king) palace and its collection. Late afternoon arrive Pangkalan Bun, direct transfer to Blue Kecubung Hotel for accommodation (B,L).

DAY 09 : PANGKALAN BUN - FLY TO..
Free and flexible morning program before transfer to the airport for your flight back to .... (B)

> BORNEO GENERAL INFO
> ORANGUTAN GENERAL INFO
> 3 DAYS ORANGUTAN TOUR
> 4 DAYS ORANGUTAN TOUR
> 5 DAYS ORANGUTAN TOUR
> TANJUNG PUTING NATIONAL PARK
> ORANGUTAN AND DAYAK
> DAYAK TRIBE & BAMBOO RAFTING
> ORANGUTAN, DAYAK & BAMBOO RAFTING
> MAHAKAM RIVER ADVENTURE I
> MAHAKAM RIVER ADVENTURE II
> CROSS BORNEO - WEST TO EAST

For descriptive Borneo Day to Day itinerary, Tour Price, flight details, airfares, further information and private trip arrangement, please contact us:

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