Discover Orang Utan and Dayak Tour Package
$2,915 USD per room (Double Occupancy) – Discover Orang Utan and Dayak Tour Package includes:
- Round-trip transfers between airport and hotel
- 5 Days and 4 Nights hotel stay
- Boat communal cabin on Mahakam River
- All land and river transportation during tour
- Meals full board
- Local English speaking guide
- Donations, Entrance fee and porters
|Single Supplement||$165 USD per night|
|Single Traveler||$2,529 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.
Dayak longhouse isn’t just the focal point of a village: it is the village. These imposing structures, sometimes over 200 meters long, can contain dozens of separate family apartments, as well as public spaces for cooking, blacksmithing, ceremonies, and social life. The ongoing transformation of West Kalimantan from a remote jungle fastness to a sprawling agricultural hinterland is placing new pressures on longhouse communities, which respond to those pressures in different ways.
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.
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.
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 to Kumai and then drive to Pangkalan Bun harbor stage. Here, we will board a speedboat and go up to Lamandau River with many rapids. We will pass many Dayak houses way up river. After dinner on the boat, traditional instruments are displayed by the local people who come to long house. You will be welcomed by traditional dance called ” Hornbill Dance ” and you will have traditional wine called ” tuak “. Overnight at the Long House.
About the Dayak People
The Dayak people of Borneo possess an indigenous account of their history, mostly in oral literature, partly in writing in papan turai (wooden records), and partly in common cultural customary practices. Among prominent accounts of the origin of the Dayak people is the mythical oral epic of “Tetek Tahtum” by the Ngaju Dayak of Central Kalimantan; it narrates that the ancestors of the Dayak people descended from the heavens before moving from inland to the downstream shores of Borneo.
After breakfast, we will boat down to the Arut river, and stop at Kotawatingin village for lunch at local restaurant. We will then proceed to Pangakalan Bun and check into our hotel.
About Arut River
Arut River is a tributary of the Lamandau River. The Arut River, like the Lamandau, is popular amongst tourists who navigate it by speedboats to visit the Dayak peoples.
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