PANGKALAN BUN – KUMAI – TANJUNG HARAPAN
Upon arrival at Pangkalan Bun Airport, you will be picked up by our local staff and transferred to the port of Kumai to board the Wow Borneo boat. All COVID protocols are adhered to. Each boat is a renovated traditional Klotok, or wooden riverboat, measuring about 18m by 3m, with a comfortable upper deck where you can view the rain forest as it glides by. The boats have 3 air-conditioned ensuite cabins below deck. Your cabin is fully equipped with sheets, towels and toiletries. Delicious Asian fusion meals are eaten around the dining table on the deck. The boat crew includes the boatman, a cook, assistant cook, and English speaking guide. En route to the Tanjung Puting National Park, we stop first at Tanjung Harapan, a rehabilitation center for orangutans. After a short walk in the forest to the platforms, we witness feeding time at 15.00. Later, in the peaceful late afternoon, we will slowly explore the quiet river to observe the proboscis monkeys and possibly fireflies in season among the nipa palms along the riverside. Dinner and overnight on the boat.
TANJUNG HARAPAN – PONDOK TANGGUI - BLACK WATER CANAL
During your early breakfast, the klotok cruises up the river for about 2 hours, spotting wildlife in the forested riversides, bound for Pondok Tanggui, the rehabilitation centre for the new ex-captive orangutans. On arrival, we take a beautiful walk along boardwalks and into the forest to the wild orangutan feeding area, where orangutans can be observed making their way through the treetops to the echoing calls of the rangers. We continue our walk through the forest to spot more orangutans in their natural habitat. Boarding the klotok again for lunch, we resume our peaceful cruise upstream, animal and bird spotting along the way. Night walk to observe the night denizens of the forest. Dinner and overnight on board.
PONDOK TANGGUI – PANGKALAN BUN AIRPORT
The boat cruises to further observe wildlife. Depending on flight departure times, we may re-visit Pondok Tanggui or continue slowly downstream spotting wildlife as lunch is served. After lunch, we arrive in Kumai for transfer to Pangkalan Bun airport.
Transfers from and to the airport, private air-conditioned, ensuite, cabin accommodation, all meals during the cruise, National Park entry ticket, English speaking guide, snacks, coffee, tea, fresh juices and mineral water, ranger donation.
Airfares, personal expenses, additional tour, personal insurance.