Orang Utan Explorer Tour Package
$1,639 USD per room (Double Occupancy) – Orang Utan Explorer Tour Package includes:
- Round-trip transfers between airport and hotel
- 4 Days and 3 Nights hotel stay
- Private air – conditioned transport
- All land and river transportation during tour
- Meals full board
- Local English speaking guide
- Donations, Entrance fee and porters
|Single Supplement||$182 USD per night|
|Single Traveler||$1,428 USD per night|
Hotels You Stay At
Rimba Ecolodge is perched on the edge of the Sekonyer River and is surrounded by forest. The rooms, restaurant, and main lodge are built on elevated platforms. There are no roads: access is only by boat from the Port of Kumai from Kumai Harbor.
Upon arrival at Iskandar Airport, Meeting Services counter, our travel guide meets you and are chauffeured straight to Kumai.
We will then board a boat and take a cruise up the Sekonyer River and observe the monkeys that populate the area.
Overnight stay will be at the Rimba Eco Lodge.
About Iskandar Airport
Iskandar Airport is a military Type-C airport in Pangkalan Bun, Central Kalimantan, and is the only airport in Central Kalimantan which has an Avtur fuel station. It is the largest military airport in Indonesia with around 3,570 hectares’ area, however only 200 hectares is currently used for runway and buildings. Due to the still vast area unused, it is also functioned as a forest in the city.
After breakfast boating up river to Pondok Tanggui, a rehabilitation center, to see the feeding of the Orangutans at 9:00 am. We then continue to Camp Leakey. We will also see the feeding of these Orangutans. At 2:30 pm we will prepare lunch on the boat. Then we will slowly cruise down the river for overnight at Rimba lodge. Dinner will be on the boat as we enjoy the fireflies around the river.
About Camp Leakey
What started out to be just two small huts is now a functional research facility. Camp Leakey is where all of the research the OFI conducts on orangutans is done. The camp now consists of about 19 miles of trails, rain forest, and swamp land for the rehabilitated orangutans and the wild orangutans that made their home there. The OFI takes in ex-captive, hurt, and orphaned orangutans. Once the ape is in the care of Dr. Galdikas and her staff, it is raised (if it is young) or treated for any diseases or injuries in the Care Center. The orangutans in the care center are taken each day by their keepers to Camp Leakey to be allowed to play in their natural habitat. This is done to slowly acclimate the orangutans back into the forest so one day they can be released. Once the orangutan is old enough and deemed suitable, it is released back into the wild. Some orangutans never learn to fend for themselves and for that reason can never leave the care center and the staff. Some orangutans do not want to leave the base of the OFI (where the staff eats and lives) and will venture back from time to time to visit the staff and volunteers.
After breakfast we will sail down the river and Java Sea to Tanjung Kluang. At Tanjung Kluang we can enjoy the white sand beach, and we can release turtles into the sea. At night we will go trekking with a ranger to see some wild turtles. Overnight at the boat.
About Sea Turtles
Sea turtle is a wildlife having lived since million years ago and have survived until now. Sea turtles are migratory animals and migrate thousand kilometers away from the nesting site to the foraging site. Sea turtles spend most of their lives in the sea but the mother sea turtles will land on the beach to lay eggs. Sea turtle mothers’ lay eggs once between two and four years and land on the beach for four to seven times to lay hundreds of eggs and bury them in the sand beach.
After breakfast, we will take a boat ride to the Kumasi Harbor. From there you will be driven to the airport for you flight home or next destination.
Not Included in Tour Package Price :
- Airport departure tax
- Return flight from Denpasar to Pangkalan Bun-Denpasar
- Drinks, gratuities and expenses of a personal nature
- Travel insurance
- Meals not mentioned in itinerary
- Personal expenses
- Any other optional item