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Special Prices Starting From USD 899

Join us on Kalimantan’s outstanding orangutan cruises to explore the rivers, forests, villages and wildlife of Indonesian Borneo.

Offering 3d2n cruises on board all of our boats at a special rate for Subud members attending the World Congress in Kalimantan – an enterprise inspired by Bapak’s vision for development in Kalimantan.

Cruises on all boats will be departing 16-18 July and 30 July – 1 August.

Book early as this is our high season!

Testimonials

From Guests Who Have Cruised With Us

Rebecca S

Wildlife & village immersion – Family Aug 2023

What a totally amazing experience for us all. We saw proboscis monkeys, trekked like intrepid adventurers into the jungle, and saw a beautiful adult male. We rescued a water monitor lizard from a fishing trap, saw river otters and caught our own fish. All of this was made completely wonderful by our guide, Made, who bought the adventurer out in us all. The boys absolutely loved him, and he was knowledgeable, entertaining, and very accommodating of all our needs, including getting out beds for us to watch shooting stars. The jungle is hot and sticky and boats are difficult to make luxurious, but the wonderful food, really attentive crew, and endless supply of coffee and freshly squeezed juice made it a wonderful experience. There are lots of really sweet touches like scrubbing our Maddie, checking shoes and bringing breakfast in bed to a teen who wasn’t feeling great. Highly recommend to any family adventurers.

Deana Kasta

The Old Rectory – Wales

” How can you not take a Wow Borneo orangutan river cruise when in Indonesia? Wow Borneo is Subud-owned. Its 2 Directors are Gaye Thavisin and Harris Madden, with major shareholdings, and there are also 20 smaller shareholders, 19 of whom are Subud members.

Deanna Kasta recently took a cruise on Wow Borneo’s flagship, the Rahai’i Pangun, operating from Palangka Raya. She said : “Only by boat can you get such great views of orangutans playing, swinging, picking fruit and caring for their babies in their beautiful natural habitat.

“Wow Borneo’s traditional river boats each have 5 crew to look after you with excellent Indonesian cuisine. They know to keep low on sugar oil and salt for western tastes. Our guide was exceptional and explained so much about the rich and unique culture of the local people let alone the wealth of the flora and fauna. The cabin bed and…

… shower were of an excellent standard. All aspects of the trip were expertly planned by Gaye and her team, refined over 15 years of successful operation.

“This was the best unforgettable experience of my 3.5 weeks in Rungan Sari, so come early or stay on later after the congress to get this unique authentic experience.”

Melissa Carrier

5 stars – November 2023

Trip of a life time! Seeing Orangutans so close along with the Proboscis Monkey and Gibbons was amazing. No crocodile sightings, unfortunately. WOW Borneo was responsive throughout the booking process. The crew were knowledgeable and friendly. The boat itself was beautiful. There were other less expensive boats but after seeing them from afar as we journeyed down the river, we saw what we were paying for. The accommodations were very nice and really comfortable. The food was authentic and delicious. First class service. Note.. they had bug spray and umbrellas on board, so not really necessary to bring. Alcohol is banned in that area but I believe you can bring your own alcohol on board. A glass of wine in the evening would have really finished off the tour each day. Be prepared for very hot and humid and lots of rain. But the rain was very beautiful as you sat on the boat deck. Very relaxing!

Our Tours

Wow Borneo Cruise Destinations In Central Kalimantan

RAHAI’I PANGUN

The Rahai’i Pangun is 22 x 6 meter traditional Kalimantan river boat known as a bis air, converted into the beautiful boat for orangutan cruising she is today. Our design and specifications were implemented by teams of Indonesian master boat designers and engineers, using local craftsmen.

Special Prices starting from US$ 899 per person

SPIRIT OF KALIMANTAN

Journey onboard the Spirit of Kalimantan in the luxury of comfortable sofas in the screened saloon, in steamer chairs on the covered deck, or climb to the roof for unimpeded river and forest views. Meals are served in the saloon as the scenery glides by. 3 air-conditioned cabins are comfortably fitted out below deck. 

Special Prices starting from US$ 773 per person

KUMAI

WOW Borneo’s newest boat, with air conditioners silently powered by solar panels. At 19.5 meters in length and 3.8 meters wide, it was a fishing boat with a high prow used locally. We have remodelled it with experienced Bugis boatmen. Named after the river it operates from, the Kumai is designed to accommodate 6 passengers in 3 cabins. 

Special Prices starting from US$ 773 per person

SEKONYER

The KM Sekonyer is 18 meters in length and 3 meters wide, using a traditional local klotok hull. It has 3 cabins, each one air-conditioned, with Double bed, ensuite bathroom, and western-style toilets. The upper viewing deck is completely open to the wonderful views and is furnished with comfortable rattan furniture and a dinner table.

Special Prices starting from US$ 773 per person

The Rahai’i Pangun departs from Palangka Raya. The Spirit of Kalimantan departs from the Katingan River, at a 3 hour road journey from Rungan Sari.

Both the Kumai and the Sekonyer depart from Pangkalan Bun port of Kumai, which is a flight from Jakarta or Surabaya, or a 10 hour road journey from Rungan Sari and a little extra from Palangka Raya. It’s possible to hire a shared car or travel by commercial bus service. Probably better to fly at least one of the transfers!

Tanjung Puting Cruises

Our Prices Include

Transfer in and out from and to airport, air conditioned, cabin accommodation, all meals on board prepared by our chef, tours, snacks, coffee, tea, and mineral water, ranger donation, entrance permit, camera charge.

Our Prices Exclude

Airfares, airport tax, porter, alcoholic and soda drinks, and personal insurance. Kids 2 years and under are free, and 12 and under are 50% rate.

Single supplement applicable in July –September only (+ 50% rate).

Palangka Raya Cruises

Our Prices Include

Transfer in and out from and to the airport or hotel, cabin accommodation, all meals onboard prepared by our chef, tours, snacks, coffee, tea, and mineral water, ranger donation, and entrance permit.

Our Prices Excludes

Airfares, personal expenses, additional tours, personal insurance. Kids 2 and under are free, and 12 and under are 50% rate.

Single occupancy rate is changed during our high season, from July-September (inclusive) and is +50% cabin rate.

Have a Question? Ask us at info@wowborneo.com

Want to go on a different date? How much for the kids? Are you travelling alone? Something else? Don’t forget to mention that you are a World Congress Attendee. We’ll get right on to it!