Orangutans' arms are well suited to their lifestyle because they spend much of their time (some 90 percent) in the trees of their tropical rain forest home. They even sleep aloft in nests of leafy branches. They use large leaves as umbrellas and shelters to protect themselves from the common rains. These cerebral primates forage for food during daylight hours. Most of their diet consists of fruit and leaves gathered from rain forest trees.
They also eat bark, insects and, on rare occasions, meat. Orangutans are more solitary than other apes. Males are loners. As they move through the forest they make plenty of rumbling, howling calls to ensure that they stay out of each other's way. The "long call" can be heard 1.2 miles (2 kilometers) away. Mothers and their young, however, share a strong bond. Infants will stay with their mothers for some six or seven years until they develop the skills to survive on their own. Female orangutans give birth only once every eight years—the longest time period of any animal.
The animals are long-lived and have survived as long as 60 years in captivity. Because orangutans live in only a few places, and because they are so dependent upon trees, they are particularly susceptible to logging in these areas. Unfortunately, deforestation and other human activities, such as hunting, have placed the orangutan in danger of extinction.
DAY 01: PANGKALAN BUN AIRPORT – KUMAI – TANJUNG PUTING Welcome
Upon arrival at Pangkalan Bun airport, you will be picked up by our local staff and take you to Kumai and board on boat. The boat is a traditional wooden boat called Klotok. The guide team are includes the Boat captain, a cook,and expert guide. In the afternoon observe proboscis monkey, long tail macaque, Silver Langur and Perhap wild orangutan along way up the river . Lunch will be provided on boat,Dinner and overnight on boat (L, D)
DAY 02: ON BOAT – CAMP
After breakfast boating up the river about 2 hours and half and then up a side creek to Camp Leakey where the older orangutan reintroduced into the rain forest and also known as research center for orangutan. Take trekking through tropical rainforest searching for wildlife. Back to the boat for lunch and feeding time at 14.00pm for old rehabilitation orangutan given additional foods.Stay on black river and overnight on the boat. (B,L,D)
DAY 03: ON BOAT – PONDOK TANGGUI – PESALAT – TANJUNG HARAPAN
After breakfast, boating down to Pondok Tanggui, upon arrival at Pondok Tanggui, we walk to feeding area. After orangutan feeding we can take short trekking in the forest. Then proceed to Pesalat about 1 – 1,5 hours boating. Pesalat is reforestation area, see the process of reforestation project and you can addopting and planting the trees.Afternoon visit TanjungHarapan rehabilitation center to witness feeding time for rehabilitation orangutan at 15.00pm.Late afternoon visiting the village near of the national park.And than, we boating down slowly to the Nipah palm (house of fire flires).On the way down we still can be observe the monkeys, birds and other animals, and in the evening if good weather we can see the fireflies a long the nipa palm( depend to the moon and weather). Dinner and sleep on the boat.
DAY 04: NIPA AREA – KUMAI – KUDANGAN VILLAGE
After early breakfast, boating down to Kumai then drop your luggage at Hotel. Then go straight to Kudangan Village by car about 5 hours. Pass several villages, palm oil plantation, rubber plantation, local comunities plantation and forest. We will stop for lunch on the way. Upon arrival at Kudangan Village after 5 hours drive, our guide will take you to the long house for your accommodation. Sightseeing around the villages. After dinner they will ringing their gong or one of their music instrument to gathering together for welcome ceremony. Lots of people will join with you. Overnight at Long house.
DAY 05: KUDANGAN VILLAGE–FOREST (TREKKING) – KUDANGAN VILLAGE
Dayak-Tribe-3After breakfast, we can go to the forest and trekking, here you can choice how many hours you wanna walk on the forest. And in this village, they are denied the palm oil plantation so their forest still good.If you agree we can go to the “Bukit Sebayan” or “Riam Setongah”, and here we can see the waterfall. From village to the waterfall about 5,5 hours trekking. Pass several rivers, “ladang” / traditonal plantation, traditional rubber plantation, orchad and primery forest. A long the way, you can see how the Dayak tribe survive in the jungle. And if we lucky, we can see the wild animals. Upon arrival on the waterfall we can swimming and relaxing or just enjoying the rain forest. Lunch will be serve on the forest. Overnight on the forest with the tents.
DAY 06: KUDANGAN VILLAGE – PANGKALAN BUN
After breakfast, we going back to the village. If you are interested to go to Central Kalimantan Border or going to the other waterfall before going back to Pangkalan Bun. Drive back to Pangkalan Bun by car. Lunch on the way. Upon arrival at Pangkalan Bun, check in at your hotel. Free program at your own leisure. Overnight at Hotel at Pangkalan Bun. (B, L, D)
DAY 07: PANGKALAN BUN HOTEL– AIRPORT
After breakfast transfer by car to Pangkalan Bun airport for your next destination. Tours end .
RATES IN USD PER PERSON BASED ON YOUR CHOISES:
- Based on River Boat ( Klotok ) : USD 930/person, min 2 person
- Based in Rimba Lodge Standard Room : USD 1.100/person, min 2 person
Package Included :
Tour as per itineraries, Meals, Drinking water, Boat, Guide, Ranger, Rimba Eco Lodge or Boat accommodation package, entrance fees and permits @ US$ 75/Person.
Package Excluded :
Flight Tickets, Airport tax, Personal expenses, and all the things that we does not copy to this packages, Included Travel Insurance.
Highly recommended to prepared your own Travel insurance.