Do you have any plans to visit Tanjung Puting National Park Orangutan Tours? Have a once-in-a-lifetime experience to fulfill your dream to see the great apes, the orangutan. Orangutan is an endemic species of Indonesia, most of them live in Central Kalimantan, Borneo. Central Kalimantan is also known as the habitat of Proboscis Monkey, Gibbon, Long Nose Monkey, Silver Langur, Long Tail Monkey, and many more.
Tanjung Puting National Park is also home to 220 different kinds of birds; including Hornbill, King Fisher, Paradise Fly Catcher, Frogmouth, Long Tail Parakeet, and many more. It is the best and the most exotic place to visit while spotting wildlife living free in their natural habitat.
There is no specific best time to visit Tanjung Puting National Park. It has its own uniqueness in the dry or rainy season.
ORANGUTAN TOUR FROM BALI
Our journey starts from Pangkalan Bun city, as the gate to enter the park. It is reachable from Jakarta, Semarang, and Surabaya by direct flight. If you start from Bali, you should fly to Surabaya and connect to Pangkalan Bun. If you’re traveling from Yogyakarta, you need to drive to Semarang then fly to Pangkalan Bun.
Tanjung Puting Orangutan Tour is normally running for a 3 days tour. However, it is common for people to spend more days here, moreover if you have a special interest such as; biologists, scientists, photographers, or filmmakers.
ORANGUTAN HOUSEBOAT TOUR
Upon arrival in Pangkalan Bun, drive to Kumai harbor about 20 – 30 minutes away then board our houseboat called klotok. On the way there, you will pass the Dayak Long House (Betang House) if you drive via Pasir Panjang Village. The Betang House is the creation of the Dayak Tribe that lived in Kalimantan inland with a group concept of life. At that time, Dayak tribes stay inland of Kalimantan and pass their life in groups. They live together in a house called ‘Rumah Betang’ (Betang traditional house). Betang has its unique points. It has an elongated shape and there is only a staircase to enter the Longhouse. Betang has a built-in high position from the ground to avoid the trouble things, including avoiding enemies that can come suddenly, wild animals, or floods that sometimes hit the Longhouse.
The river cruise journey starts with boating with a traditional klotok. Klotok is a wooden river houseboat size 2,25 m x 15 m for 5 people and the big one size 3,5 x 19 meters for 8 – 10 people. In this klotok houseboat, we have a western toilet and shower, mosquito nets, mattress, pillows, and kitchen. During the boat trip, you will be accompanied by an experienced jungle guide, cook, captain, and boat assistant.
Along with the boating from Kumai Bay, you might see Dolphin before entering the fork of Sekonyer River. Continue the journey upriver along the Sekonyer River and pass the Nipah Plam Mangrove tree. There, you might see wild orangutans as well as some water birds or long-tail monkeys.
Camp Leakey and Pondok Tanguy is the place where you can trek and see the orangutan. The jungle is very humid and the trek takes about more or less 20 – 30 minutes away. Be prepared and don’t forget to bring water with you. While trekking, you will pass some edible, medicinal, and poisonous plants on the way to the feeding platform. The trek is flat and you might encounter orangutans, birds, or insects on the way. Upon arrival at the feeding platform then waited for the orangutan to come here. Feeding time is the additional or extra food for the orangutan. It is designed to anticipate the orangutan to compete with each other for food. In addition, when the fruits season is over the orangutans will still have enough food to eat.
OVERNIGHT ON HOUSEBOAT
For overnight, you will stay on the houseboat for the whole night to make the cost more effective. It also provides you with a better opportunity for sighting. You will be able to see birds, monkeys, and other animals at dusk or down at their nighttime while they rest in the trees at the riverside. A thin clean spring bed, pillows, and mosquito nets were prepared for you as well as the fan. We will use a generator for electricity in the houseboat and you will also be able to charge your devices. We will stay overnight on the klotok houseboat in Pondok Tanguy or somewhere nearby. Sleep accompanied with jungle orchestra. Another option to overnight is to stay at Rimba Lodge with a hot shower and AC Room. However, if you have a more adventurous experience with so much more chance to see wildlife, staying at klotok boat is a better option.
Therefore if you’re up for an adventure in Indonesia, Tanjung Puting National Park Orangutan Tours is one of the things you can consider. Contact us for more information regarding the trip.