Orangutan Plus The Mahakam River Adventures
Orangutan tour and Mahakam river safari east kalimantan
Borneo Orangutan and mahakam adventure tours
- Duration : 10 Days – 9 Nights
- Number of peoples : Unlimited
- Best time to travel : All the years around ( June,July,August are peak season )
- Start : Pangkalan Bun
- End : Balikpapan
- Flight : From and to Semarang, Surabaya, Pontianak,
- Conecting Flight : Jakarta, Bali, Makasar
- Flight schedule : Click here
- Highlight : River safary, Orangutan feeding time, Proboscis monkey, candlelight dinner. floating market, dayak long ear, dayak long house, enjoying house boat
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DAY 1 : PANGKALAN BUN – KUMAI – PARK/LODGE
Upon arrival at Pangkalan Bun Airport you will be picked up by your guide and take you to Kumai for 20 minutes board on the boat. The boat is a traditional Klotok wooden river boat about 12m by 2.5m with roof 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. In the peaceful afternoon we will slowly explore the quite river by the klotok while observe the wildlife such as long noses monkey, long tail macaque, birds along the riverside.
Dinner and overnight on the boat. Simple mattress, pillow, fine meals, bottled “mineral” water, mosquito net, kitchen, simple toilet available on boat besides the familiar – helpful guides and boatmen, or spend the night at the lodge near by the river (L, D).
DAY 2 : PARK – CAMP LEAKEY – BOAT/LODGE
After breakfast board the klotok to travel up river for about 2½ hours boating boating and then up a side creek through tea colored water where you will see the the magnificent reflection from the vegetation along the river, when lucky with us, the fresh water crocodile and other wildlife attraction could find a long river bank. Depart at Camp Leakey where the older orangutans are reintroduced into the rain forest and also known as research center for Orangutan.
Trekking through tropical rainforest searching for wildlife, wild orangutan, birds and other rainforest animals as well as tropical jungle plant. Back to the boat for lunch then witness feeding time at 14.00 pm for old rehabilitation orangutan given additional foods. Overnight on the boat around croc net or at Rimba Lodge. (B,L,D).
DAY 3 : BOAT/LODGE – PONDOK TANGUY- TANJUNG HARAPAN
After breakfast board the klotok to travel up the river for Pondok Tanguy, the rehabilitation center for ex-captive orangutans, see feeding time at 09.00am. Hike through the forest of Pondok Tanggui searching for wildlife including wild orangutan, birds and others.
Afterward continuing the trip to Pesalat reforestation camp, See the process of reforestation project. Afternoon visit Tanjung Harapan Rehabilitation center to witness feeding time for rehabilitant orangutan at 15.00. Free afternoon program, we could visit village near by park, enjoy canoeing around the river. Overnight on the boat or at Rimba Lodge. (B,L,D).
(Additional program when the weather is good, night walking around Pesalat or Pondok Tanggui searching for nocturnal animal & glowing mushroom or just boat slowly down the river for fireflies.)
DAY 3 : BOAT/LODGE – KUMAI – PANGKALAN BUN AIRPORT – BANJARMASIN
Free morning program until time transfer to Kumai then to Pangkalan Bun airport fly to Banjarmasin, Upon your arrival at Syamsuddinnoor airport, meeting service with your guide/assistance who will escort you to Banjarmasin city where you will stay. ( dinner at local restourant ) O/N : Victoria hotel
( B, L,D )
Day 4 : BANJARMASIN – BALIKPAPAN – LOAJANAN
Early morning enjoy traditional floating market. back to hotel, breakfast then ransfer to airport fly to Balikpapan. Upon arrive meeting service and transfer to Loa Janan, to board houseboat for exciting adventure on Mahakam river. Meals provided and overnight on houseboat.
( B,L, D ).
Day 5 : BALIKPAPAN – LOAJANAN
Breakfast at the hotel then balikpapan city tour and continuing transfer to Loa Janan, to board houseboat for exciting adventure on Mahakam river. Meals provided and overnight on houseboat.
( B,L, D ).
Day 6 :MUARA MUNTAI, TANJUNG ISUY (BLD)
Arrival at Muara Muntai, sightseeing of this wooden village, then cross Jempang Lake to Tanjung Isuy by motor canoe. Arrival at Tanjung Isuy welcomed with a traditional ceremony by the Dayaq Benuaq. Overnight at Longhouse.
Day 7: TANJUNG ISUY, MANCONG, MELAK (BLD)
After breakfast a half day excursion by motorized canoe pass Ohong Creek to Mancong, during the cruise you could see wildlife like monkey’s and birds. Afternoon return to Muara Muntai and cruise up Mahakam River by houseboat to Melak. Overnight on the boat.
Day 8: MELAK, EHENG, OMBAU ASA (BLD)
Arrive in Melak then drive to Eheng by Jeep / Minibus passing beautiful highland to reach the old longhouse of Dayak Tunjung. Afterwards visit Kersik Luway and explore the forest, if lucky the famous black orchid can be seen. Afternoon to Ombau Asa waterfall, an exciting place for swimming. Return to Melak then board to the houseboat and downstream to Tenggarong.
Day 9: TENGGARONG, SAMARINDA (BLD)
Arrive at Tenggarong, visiting the former palace of Sultan Kutai Kertanegara . Where you will see the Sultan’s impressive collection of heirlooms, ceramics, Dayak’s art and culture items. Afterwards return to houseboat and downstream to Samarinda, check in at Mesra International hotel.
Day 10: SAMARINDA, BALIKPAPAN (B)
Breakfast, free at leisure, and enjoy the hotel atmosphere, soaking up the pool until departure transfer to Balikpapan airport for your next destination.
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Cost Including in Balikpapan:
- Pick up service from airport .
- Admission fee
- Hotel at mesra international
- AC Private House bost
- Land transport
Cost Including at Orangutan
- Return transfer from & to Pangkalan bun airport.
- Boat Transport : A wooden river boat about 12m by 2m / klotok with a roof that forms the upper deck, a great place for viewing the Surrounds, Toilet facilities and very basic shower facilities aboard the klotok.
- Accomodation 2 nights on the boat
- Entrance permit and ranger donation
- Land transfer
- Accomodation 1 night at banjarmasin
Cost including for all sector :
- English speaking Guide and own cook
- fullboard meals as indicated ( B,L,D )
- mineral water snack, coffee and tea along trekking and on the boat
Flight Including in cost :
- Pangkalan Bun – Banjarmasin
- Banjarmasin – Balikpapan