Dayak Tribe & Orangutan Tour
From Pangkalan Bun, To Lamandau, Dayak Village, Rainforest Trekking, Kumai, Camp Leakey, Pondok Tanggui, Sekonyer River, - 4 Nights
- Departing from:
- Pangkalan Bun,
- Lamandau, Dayak Village, Rainforest Trekking, Kumai, Camp Leakey, Pondok Tanggui, Sekonyer River,
- 4 Nights
- This is a private tour. We recommend checking with our office for a firm quote for dates required.
- Tour Operator:
- Orangutan Sister Tour
- Reference Code:
- Sister Tour
This tour is a complete Central Kalimantan package. Travel through the magnificent mountains and rainforests with stunning views to stay in a local village and experience daily life there. Stroll around the village, swim in the Deland River, enjoy rafting or river tubing, trekking to the primary rain forests or maybe join your host to the farming fields during harvest time. Of course, you will still visit the orangutans and other tropical wildlife in their natural habitat and explore Tanjung Puting National Park. We travel by Kelotok (local houseboat) up the Sekonyer River from Pangkalan Bun. We also spend time at Camp Leakey, the renowned orangutan research and rehabilitation centre.
DAY 1 : PANGKALAN BUN – CITY TOUR. (L, D)
When you arrive in Pangkalan Bun, our guide from Sister Tour will pick you up at Iskandar Airport Pangkalan Bun.
Have lunch at a local restaurant in Pangkalan Bun. Tasty grilled fish and sour soup are parts of your culinary adventure in Borneo.
After lunch take a 2hour road trip to Nanga Bulik, the capital of Lamandau regency. Then continued by 2 more hours to reach Lopus village in Kudangan District. Arrive in the afternoon with a traditional welcoming ceremony presented by indigenous Dayak Tomun tribe, the native of Lamandau. Check in to the Long House (Rumah panjang) then sightseeing around Lopus village accompanied by tour guide and local host. See the unique ways of life of the Dayak, surrounded by the pristine rainforest.
Overnight on the local long house – with towels, bed and pillows provided. In the night-time. In the evening, a Bagondang party and Ikat Tongang are the highlights of your first day journey, this party held by the Dayaks is the traditional way to accept new visitors to their village and welcoming people to become parts of the big family.
DAY 2: RAINFOREST TREKKING – EXPLORE DAYAK VILLAGE – (B, L, D)
After breakfast, you will be taken on a trekking adventure into the rainforest of Borneo. The highlight of your second day journey is to experience one of the oldest pristine rainforests in the world.
Borneo rainforest, along with the Amazon and the Daintree in Australia, are three oldest tropical rainforests.
With your local guide and crew, explore the livelihood of the Dayak, making traps for boars and deers, crossing stony rivers, and learn the ability to survive in the forest. Your lunch will be served in authentic traditional ways, rice and vegetables cooked in bamboo, with plates made from leaves. Your experience of this day is completed by relaxing at a waterfall found in the forest. Back to the village before the sunset. If there is still enough time, your local guide will offer you the
experience of river tubing or rafting*. Dinner with Dayak families at the long house and share the culture tales and melting into togetherness.
Overnight at the long house/homestay
DAY 3: LAMANDAU – PANGKALAN BUN – KUMAI. (B, L, D)
– Early breakfast in long house, then make the road trip with your tour guide back to Pangkalan Bun, and to Kumai (a harbour town), get onboard to your klotok boat and meet your journey team that includes a boat captain (boat man), a captain assistant, and a cook.
Depart Kumai harbour and cruise up Sekonyer river (1.5 – 2 hours) to Tanjung Puting National Park, arrive at the first Camp (Tanjung Harapan). Take a short trek to the Orangutans’ feeding platform. Orangutan feeding starts from 3 PM managed by Orangutan Foundation International (OFI).
As the Klotok cruises upriver, enjoy the fascinating afternoon to the sunset moment of the monkeys’ presence and other wildlife along the riverside. Your first day ends with a sumptuous dinner and overnight onboard.
Stay overnight on klotok.
DAY 4: HOUSEBOAT – CAMP LEAKEY – CAMP PONDOK TANGGUI – FIREFLIES AREA. (B, L, D)
Breakfast onboard while cruising 1,5 hours upriver to the second camp of Tanjung Puting National Park – Camp Pondok Tanggui. You will have the chance to see wild animals, primates, and birds from the boat, and smell the morning fresh air of the Borneo rainforest.
On landing, short trekking (1 Km) through the forest and watch the morning Orangutans feeding by 9 AM. After Camp Pondok Tanggui, your second day highlight is to visit the famous “Camp Leakey”, two hours streaming up the Sekonyer river from Camp Pondok Tanggui, entering the scenery of “black water” river, and enjoying your tasty lunch on the way.
Arrive at the first site of Orangutan research in the world established by one of the legendary Leakey’s trimates – Prof. Birute Mary Galdikas. Your adventure adrenaline must be overwhelmed with the excitement of getting so close with the only big ape of Asia – The Orangutans – in their biggest wild residence. Journey back in time to 1971 when Prof. Galdikas started her lifetime devotion on this “Reflection of Eden” rainforest, each minute of Your moment in Camp Leakey is nothing but precious. Get back on board by late afternoon, streaming downriver and watch the sunset, let the zephyr bring you relaxation to the fullest.
Dinner and overnight onboard around the “Fireflies” area, amid the mystical rainforest under the sky full of stars.
DAY 5 : HOUSEBOAT RIVER CRUISE – KUMAI – AIRPORT (B, L)
We go downstream on the Sekonyer River. Wake up with the morning fresh air and the euphonical jungle sounds, have your delicious breakfast served onboard. It is now your time to leave Tanjung Puting National Park with your beautiful memories. Take a final cruise to Kumai harbour, then a road trip back to the airport at Pangkalan Bun.
Our tour package includes:
– Transfer in-out from airport or hotel
– Houseboat with full-board service
– Entrance fee to the national park
– English speaking guide
– Meals (NO palm oil products) as mentioned in the itinerary – beverages and local chef service during the tour. (Please let us know if you have any food allergies or special dietary)
– Contribution to local children’s education and women community (we allocate 5% of the tour price for this program)
– Fuel and clean water during the tour
– Rain coat, flash light, mosquito repellent.
– Flight tickets (Guidepost Tours can assist in selecting the best international flights and domestic connections in Indonesia)
– Travel insurance
– Souvenir and other personal expenses, please bring Indonesian Rupiah with you.
– Gratuity for tour guide and boat crews
– There are no 5 star hotels, because you will be explore rain forest in Borneo.
– Rimba Eco Lodge (optional) please check www.rimbaecolodge.com
– Bana Lodge (optional): firstname.lastname@example.org
– If there is still enough time before your flight we can include a city tour to see the local market, Arut River, and Sultan Palace in Pangkalan Bun before going to the airport.
– We are always ready to take care of your trip. Itineraries can be tailored to include any special requests or interests, If any problems occur during the tour, your tour guides will do their best to make your trip run smooth and well throughout.
THINGS YOU MIGHT WANT TO PACK:
– Camera plus extra film and battery
– Water proof bags for your camera or electrical appliances
– Sun block to avoid sun exposure
– Long pants, long sleeves, and socks might also be needed to provide protection from mosquitoes. Mosquito nets are provided on board the kelotok.
– Medicine or other personal things.
All meals are fresh and hygienic.
Please advise us beforehand of any special dietary requirements.
Local government has BANNED the sale of any alcoholic beverages in recent years due to many accidents and problems.
INTERNET AND PHONE COVERAGE:
There is NO Internet and Phone Coverage in most of the Tanjung Putting National Park Area although Wi-Fi may be available in major towns.
Because if its proximity to the equator, Kalimantan has a tropical climate. Generally the weather is hot and humid (28-33 degree celcius) during the day, and wet in the evening.
You can draw your money via ATM’s here – Visa and MasterCard is readily accepted. The banks in Central Kalimantan are BNI (Bank Negara Indonesia), BRI (Bank Republik Indonesia), MANDIRI, and BCA (Bank Central Asia). Money changers are available at other big cities in Indonesia but are NOT available at Pangkalan Bun. We highly suggest that you change foreign currency to IDR (Indonesian Rupiah) before flying to Pangkalan Bun.