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3D2N Orangutan Houseboat Tour in Tanjung Puting National Park

  • Multi-day houseboat tour through Borneo's rain forest in search of orangutans
  • Travel by kelotok, with Western-style toilet facilities
  • A guide will point out orangutans, monkeys, and crocodiles
3D2N Orangutan Houseboat Tour in Tanjung Puting National Park
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3D2N Orangutan Houseboat Tour in Tanjung Puting National Park
Cruise through Borneo's legendary rain forest on this multi-day houseboat tour in Tanjung Puting National Park. Traveling by kelotok, a type of local houseboat, with a local guide means you'll go directly to prime orangutan sighting locations. In fact, you'll visit three orangutan feeding stations: Tanjung Harapan, Pondok Tanggui, and the historic research station of Camp Leakey. In addition to orangutans, you may see proboscis monkeys, langurs, long-tailed macaques, and local birdlife.
What to Expect

Enjoy a complimentary hotel or airport pick up, our guide will transfer you to Kumai harbor where your house boat called Kelotok waiting for orangutan journey. Wooden comfortable boat with American toilet, galley, comfortable bedding. Our crew are English speaking guide, captain, deckhand and cook will really happy to help you. Food and drinks provided during the tour, please feel free to tell me if you have any special dietary or food restriction. We can work with kosher, vegan, vegetarian and others. 

DAY 1 : Pangkalan Bun – Kumai – Tanjung Harapan Camp

Leaving Kumai River, you’ll have an opportunity to see riverfront life. Then, cruising to Sekonyer River, the estuarine habitat with unique vegetation called mangrove, before your first stop to Tanjung Harapan Camp to watch Orangutan feeding at 15.00 o’clock. Watch along the river bands for wildlife such as Proboscis Monkey-the endemic monkey in Borneo, Long-tailed Macaque, Red-leaf Monkey, Silvered Langur or birdlife along the riverside. After watching Orangutan, then continue on cruising up for overnight in the Kelotok. You’ll have time to relax, enjoying fresh air or do some primate spotting in the roosting tree while the boat find out a good place to tie up. Meals Provided L D

DAY 2 : Pondok Tanggui – Camp Leakey – Pondok Ambung

After a sunrise breakfast, cruising up the river to Pondok Tanggui, Orangutan feeding time at 09.00 am, then continue on to Camp Leakey, the legendary Orangutan Rehabilitation Camp, where Prof. Birute MF. Galdikas starting her study in early 1971. Boating a side creek through tea colored water where you will see the magnificent reflection from the vegetation along the river, when lucky with you, the fresh water crocodile and other wildlife attraction could find a long river bands. After having lunch and departing in Camp Leakey, we can spend the rest of the day by hiking through the Borneo rainforest, exploring peat swamp forest, lowland dipterocarp habitat, searching wildlife or enjoying varieties of fungi, orchid, slipper orchid, mosses and ferns, then enjoying Orangutan feeding time at 14.00 pm. Stay overnight on the boat. Meals Provided B L D

DAY 3 : Nypah habitat –Kumai – Pangkalan Bun

After breakfast, continue by Kelotok down river to Kumai.

Departing Kumai, you’ll be transfered to Pangkalan Bun, possible to visit our Orangutan souvenir and handicraft gallery before your next destination. All tours will be ended at 09.00 am (during peak season July-August-Sept).

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Brilliant - can’t recommend it enough

We had a fantastic 3d2n here with two children age 9 and 11. Dessy was so helpful from the moment I first contacted her. She helped with flights etc. We were met at the airport and taken to the boat. The boat was lovely and...More

Thank Kate E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lifetime experience

Exploring the Indonesian Jungle by boat is per se a great experience. Visiting and observing the orangutans is obviously the highlight. We were lucky and glad to have picked Dessy's Orangutan Applause for this experience. Perfectly organised, excellent guide [very nice decent person, very knowledgable...More

Thank Claudius W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Unique Experience

Do not miss out on this unique trip while traveling in Indonesia! Everything about this company was well-organized and fantastic from beginning to end. Desi was very communicative with us whenever we had questions about the trip. The food, views, and knowledge of their staff...More

Thank Dawn S
Reviewed 19 June 2018
Fabulous Adventure!

This was the absolute highlight of our holidays - and we had done many things already! We highly recommend to do this tour. Dessy is extremely well organised and highly professional. We arrived in Borneo and were quite tired from the trip. We were not...More

Thank Jesse L
Reviewed 6 June 2018
Fantastic Orangutan Adventure! One of best trips ever! Highly Recommend!

I cannot say enough wonderful things about Orangutan Applause! It was a Fantastic Orangutan Adventure and one of the best trips of my life. I was a solo female traveler and felt extremely comfortable and extremely well cared for by all of the staff. Loved,...More

4  Thank SheilaV123
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