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Enjoy a memorable journey to discover the beauty of Indonesia, visiting the most popular National Park in Borneo where you can find a population of orangutan. During the tour you have the opportunity to plant fruit trees for the orangutans and trek in to the forest to see them feeding.

This short tour can also be enjoyed with overnight accommodation on board a houseboat.

Tour departs on Saturdays only.

Duration

5 Days

Guide Price

£699 pp

Recommended For

Wildlife

Options

Private basis

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Trip Highlights

  • Visit Pabean market, the largest traditional market in Surabaya
  • You will have the opportunity to plant fruit trees for the orangutans
  • See all of the work by Dr. Birute Galdikas
  • Trek into the forest to see nocturnal animals like tarsiers and tarantulas

Start your Journey

Day 1

Surabaya

Room Only

Arrive at Juanda International airport in Surabaya where you will be met by a local guide who will escort you to your hotel.

Enjoy the remainder of your day at leisure.

  • Suggested Accommodation Hotel Majapahit Surabaya
Day 2

Surabaya to Pangkalan Bun to Tanjung Puting

Start your morning with a tour through Surabaya's Old Quarter.

First up is a drive to Hong Tiek Hian, the oldest Chinese temple in Surabaya, before continuing on to Surabaya's Arba quarter know as Ampel or Kampung Arab. Explore the narrow lanes marked by arched gateways crowned with Arabic script, where you can find crowded stalls selling prayer beads, Peci and other religious paraphenalia. Visit Pabean market, the largest traditional market in Surabaya, linking together the Chinese and Arab quarters.

This afternoon take a flight over to Pangkalan Bun, Borneo. On arrival, you will be met by your guide and transferred to Kumai port for a scenic journey along the Sekonyer river to reach Tanjung Puting National Park. Lunch will be served on board and later you can observe the proboscis monkeys along the riverbank. Dinner will be served on board before overnight stay at Rimba Lodge. 

  • Meals Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Suggested Accommodation Rimba Lodge or similar
Day 3

Psalat Camp to Camp Leaky

After breakfast proceed up the river to Pasalat Camp, here you will hike in to the forest to the camp (800m on the boardwalk and 200m on the ground). In the camp you will have the opportunity to plant fruit trees for the orangutans. This program supports the national park to replanting the trees around the ex-forest fire areas and to spread the fruit trees for the animals in the park. 

Board the houseboat and continue to Camp Leakey before lunch on board. On arrival at Camp Leakey, you will visit the Information Centre to see all of the work by Dr. Birute Galdikas. Later, continue trekking in to the forest to see orangutan feeding until 4pm when you will head back to the boat. 

If time permits before dinner you can trek into the forest for two hours to see nocturnal animals like tarsiers and tarantulas. 

  • Meals Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Suggested Accommodation Rimba Lodge or similar
Day 4

Pondok Tangguy to Tanjung Harapan Village to Tanjung Harapan Camp

After breakfast depart by boat to Pondok Tangguy, a rehabilitation centre for orangutans where you can observe feeding time.

Return to the boat and continue to Tanjung Harapan Village to see the Malayan settlement activities. Lunch will be served on board before you cross to Tanjung Harapan Camp in time to see the last orangutan feeding at 3pm. 

Return to your boat to travel down to the Nipa Palm area where you can see thousands of fireflies congregating. 

  • Meals Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Suggested Accommodation Rimba Lodge or similar
Day 5

Kumai - Pangkalan Bun - Surabaya

After breakfast at the lodge, return by boat to Kumai then transfer to Pangkalan Bun airport for your onward flight to Surabaya. 

  • Meals Breakfast

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