Orangutan tour and Mahakam river safari east kalimantan
Borneo Orangutan and mahakam adventure tours
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
Highlight : River safary, Orangutan feeding time, Proboscis monkey, candlelight dinner. floating market, dayak long ear, dayak long house, enjoying house boat
DAY 1 : PANGKALAN BUN – KUMAI – PARK
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. Dinnert on the boat. Overnight on the baot with 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 2 : PARK – PONDOK TANGGUY – CAMP LEAKEY – BOAT
After breakfast board the klotok to travel up the river for Pondok Tanguy, the third rehabilitation center for orangutans, see feeding time at 09.00am. Afterward continuing by 1 ½ hours 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. Dinner on the boat. Overnight on the boat. (B,L,D).
DAY 3 : CAMP LEAKEY 2ND VISIT.
Today, we will take other different trek and hike deeper in to the jungle at camp leakey, as the previous day, we will observing and searching wildlife surounding Camp Leakey area. Dinner on the boat, overnight on the boat B L D
DAY 4 : BOAT – PONDOK TANGUY- TANJUNG HARAPAN – BOAT.
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 or visiting the village near by the park, enjoy canoeing around the river. Boating down the river during the night while having dinner you may enjoy observing fire flies a long nipah palm mangrove. ( Depend to the weather, rainy season and full moon are not good to see it ). Dinner on the Boat. overnight on the boat. (B,L,D)
DAY 5 : BOAT – KUMAI – PANGKALAN BUN AIRPORT – BANJARMASIN – BALIKPAPAN.
Free morning program until time transfer to Kumai then to Pangkalan Bun airport fly to Balikpapan via Banjarmasin.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 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 Dayak 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.