Explore Kutai National Park

  • 4 Days
  • Wildlife
  • Easy

Upon your morning flight in Balikpapan pick up service by our guide team then drive to Bukit Bangkirai,  a conservation area of endemic tropical trees of Borneo. It’s located about 58 km from Balikpapan about 1 ½ hour  or 20 km away from Samboja Lodge with some bumpy road.  There are canopy bridges built at 30 meters above the ground for observation tower, its made from 64 meters of steel connecting 5 huge trees.  In this Canopy Bridge you will spot  very beautiful canopy forest the natural habitat for gibbon, hornbill, Asian Paradise Fly catcher, red leaf eating monkey and other endemic wildlife of Borneo.  After having lunch, we drive  about 150 km away or about 2,5 hours to Samarinca, Overnight at hotel.

Meals included : Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast then we check out and drive about 30' – 1 hour depend on the traffic to Pampang Village, a cultural site. At present, not less than 800 members of Dayak Kenyah community live here. Pampang is without any doubt it is the most impressive in terms of color and intricacy of Kenyah art. The external & internal beauties of this longhouse is extraordinary and deserves every tourist’s visit.

Dayak Kenyah performing art is held every Sunday from 2 pm to 3 pm. No show is held other than Sunday. After enjoying with the tribes then we continue our journey drive to Sangatta for about 3 – 4 hours drive or about 173 km away depend on the traffic and condition of the road. Lunch on the way at local restaurant. Dinner at local restaurant or hotel in Sangatta.

Meals included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After early breakfast then drive about 30 minutes away to the harbor to boarding the long motorized canoe for about 30 minutes to Prevab Orangutan Station. Prevab Orangutan Station is a part of Kutai national Park that more easily access compare with other station.

Upon arrival in Prevab, accompany by the ranger we searching wild orangutan, birds, gibbon and other endemic wildlife of Borneo living in Kutai National Park. Then we will back to the Ranger Station for having lunch. In the late afternoon we will slowly explore Sangatta River for spotting Crocodile and Proboscis Monkey. Then we will back to drop to the pier again and drive to hotel in Sangatta for overnight. Dinner at local restaurant.

After breakfast packing then we will have long drive from Sangatta to Balikpapan. It’s about 207 km away or 6 – 7 hours drive. It’s depend on your flight schedule (we highly suggest night flight from Balikpapan), if time permit we will stop at Sungai Wain. It is the nearest protected tropical rain forest from Balikpapan. In 1992 and 1996, Sungai Wain used for releasing site for 80 rehabilitant  from  the effort of Borneo Orang Utan Survival Foundations (BOSF). Since this period Sungai Wain also use for flora and fauna laboratory as well as for conservation education center.

Upon arrival in Sungai Wain, we meet local team and ranger who will bring us to the jungle searching for all those beautiful creatures.  This is one of preserve jungle close to Balikpapan City. The trek is easy and some part little bit muddy but rich of exotic wildlife. At the appriate time transfer to the airport to catch your flight back to your country.


Kutai National Park is dominated by a Dipterocarpaceae lowland tropical rainforest and has 958 species of flora, including 8 of the world's 9 genus of Dipterocarpaceae family, 41 species of orchids and 220 species of medical plants. The other vegetation types include coastal mangrove forest, freshwater swamp forest and kerangas forest. The park provides habitat to 10 species of primates, 90 species of mammals and 300 species of birds. They include orangutan, Malayan sun bear, sambar deer, banteng, maroon leaf monkey, white-fronted leaf monkey, Hose's leaf monkey, proboscis monkey, Bornean gibbon, clouded leopard, black flying squirrel, marbled cat, flat-headed cat, yellow-throated marten, otter civet, and smooth-coated otter.The number of orangutans was found to have decreased dramatically, from 600 recorded in 2004 to about 60 in 2009. However a survey conducted in 2010 identified over 2,000 orangutans to be inhabiting the park.

Sungai Wain flows until reaching the length of 18.300 meter; become the natural habitat for crocodile, many species of fish and of course Long Nosed Monkey the endemic primate in Borneo along the nipah palm mangrove tree. Sungai Wain covered 10.025 Ha consist of  Lowland Dipterocarpa , Hilly Dipterocarpa Forest, and Open Air Swamp Forest, Sungai Wain is the natural habitat for endangered species such as Clouded Leopard (Neofelis nebulosa), 80 rehabilitant Orang Utan (Pongo Pygmaeus), 60 Malayan Bear (Helarctos Malayanus), Red Lead Eating Monkey, Gibbon, Squirrel and some others.

Bukit Bangkirai covers the area of 1500 hectares to protect Bangkirai trees (Shorea laevis), Keruing trees (Dipterocarpus Comutus), Jelutung trees (Dyera Constulata), Kempas trees (Koompassia malaccensis), rattan (Calamus sp.), and other tropical trees endemic to Borneo/Kalimantan Island. Bangkirai Hill covered protected tropical rain forest dominated by Bengkirai Tree with about 40 – 50 m high and diameter 2,3 meter with average age of the tree about 150 years old

About 20 km from Samarinda city. Dayak Kenyah tribe live in this area after their migration in 1967 from their original hometown. They left their village to stay near urban areas, so that they could obtain education and fulfill their basic needs.


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  • Flexible Departure Date
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