BORNEO WILDLIFE AND CULTURE

KEP - 01

Kalimatan is definitely the best place to experience real Indonesian wildlife and intact jungle. More than half area of the island is covered with forest canopy where black watered river intertwines with low lying swamp to create impenetrable landscape. Endemic primates greatly vary. The long nosed Proboscis monkey is probably the most unique but other primates like Bornean orangutan, macaque, baboon and gibbon are absolutely precious too. And to enjoy all the nature highlights, the best place to go is Tanjung Puting National Park.

 

This package offers a great chance to explore all the wild beauty. We’ll take you to the park and sail it around on Klotok (Kalimantan traditional wooden boat). As we want to give you the best experience of the wildlife, you will even be staying on the houseboat for most of the trip time. Absorb the forest fresh air, discover the rich vegetation of the jungle and interact with all of the endangered primates. As night falls, feel the openness that you can clearly see Milky Way just above your head.

 

We also combine this package with interesting Dayak culture tour in two inland villages. Discover the traditional longhouse where five to six Dayak families live together. Get close with the people and learn about their culture and tradition. One dark story of the tribe that must catch your attention is the head hunting tradition. Find out whether it still exists or not.

 

This package is the best choice for those who love nature, culture and adventure. Please find the complete itinerary below for the details:

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One Dayak longhouse holds five families at once

Package Details

General Info

PANGKALAN BUN – PONDOK TANGGUI – CAMP LEAKEY – BAKONSU VILLAGE – TAPIN BINI VILLAGE

 

 

Tour code: KEP – 01

 

About this trip:

Season: All periods
Duration: 5 days / 4 nights
Grade: Easy to moderate level
Activities: Soft Trekking/Hiking, Wildlife, Sailing, Cultural Sightseeing
Accommodation: 4 nights houseboat

Price

Price per Person (in IDR)

 

2-4 Persons

12% OFF
11.700.000

10.300.000

  • Booking Period: Now – January 5th, 2017
  • Traveling Period: January 12th – March 1st, 2017
  • Minimum 2 adults and maximum 4 adults traveling together

5-7 Persons

8.200.000

8-10 Persons

5.700.000

 

Notes:

  • High season surcharge will be applied and informed accordingly (effective on weekends, International & National Public Holidays).
  • Additional Retribution & Conservation Fee for IDR 150.000/person/day
  • Additional Retribution Boat Parking Fee for IDR 100.000/boat/day
  • All prices are valid until April 2017.
  • Prices are applicable for International market.
  • Subject to change without prior notice.
  • Email us to book this trip.

Day 01 : Pangkalan Bun Airport – Kumai River – Wildlife Tour on Sekonyer River (L,D)

  • Our guide will welcome you as you arrive at Pangkalan Bun airport
  • Catch a boat to cross Kumai river at Kumai small port
  • Transfer to Tanjung Puting National Airport via Sekonyer river
  • Tanjung Puting is the most well-known national park in Kalimantan that conserve the island’s endemic primates like Bornean orangutan, Proboscis monkeys, gibbons, macaque and even baboons
  • You’ll spend most of your day during the program exploring the river on a houseboat
  • From the start, we’ll journey to the southward, sailing deeper into the national park
  • Enjoy natural diversity surrounding the river bank. You’ll see Nipah Palm, water lily and Pandanus growing densely along the river
  • The exotic primates make often appearance too
  • Local cook on the boat will serve simple meal for your lunch and dinner
  • Take a rest on the boat before starting the next trip on the following day
  • Overnight on a houseboat

Day 02 : Pondok Tanggui Rehabilitation Center – Camp Leakey (B,L,D)

  • As you finish your breakfast, the boat will head for our first destination, Pondok Tanggui
  • Pondok Tanggui is a rehabilitation center for endemic primates in Kalimantan such as Proboscis monkeys, Bornean orangutans, and more
  • As we arrive, it will be the time for morning feeding session for the primates. This is a perfect chance for visitors to closely observe the nature of the exotic creatures.
  • See how effortlessly they swing from a tree to the others to get to the feeding platform. You’ll find both the adult and the baby orangutans.
  • Local ranger will then lead you into the jungle in search of more endemic primates. During a lucky day, you’ll even spot wild baboon, gibbon and macaques hiding on trees
  • We’ll move on to another rehabilitation center at noon. This time, it’s called Camp Leakey
  • Camp Leakey is not only a rehabilitation area but also a research center area in the park. You’ll find several permanent wooden lodges there but no one will be allowed to stay overnight without special permit
  • We’ll trek around the jungle for more interesting wildlife safari tour. Besides orangutans and proboscis monkeys, Clouded leopards, civets, and Malaysian sun bears will make occasional appearance
  • We must be back to our boat before the night comes
  • Clean yourselves, finish your dinner and let’s take a rest on the houseboat

Day 03 : Kumai River – Pangkalan Bun – Bakonsu Village (B,L,D)

  • This is the end of your trip in Tanjung Puting National Park
  • We’ll head back to Pangkalan Bun via Kumai river after breakfast
  • You’ll spend the rest of your traveling day touring several Dayak villages
  • Dayak is the indigenous people of Kalimantan. There are many subculture of the tribe but they share at least one obvious similarity – long houses as their permanent home.
  • We’ll transfer to a speed boat once we arrive at Pangakaln Bun port and continue crossing Lamandau river for about 4 hours
  • Our destination is Bakonsu, a small Dayak traditional village located in Lamandau district
  • Village tour is high on our list. We’ll explore each side of the place and pay a visit to the wooden long houses. Observe the villagers’ traditional way of life and see how friendly they are to visitors
  • This hamlet has a dark history, though. There used to be a ritual called “Ngayau” or head hunting culture.
  • When a member of the tribe die, the son of the deceased should hunt for human head as a present for his dead parent. The hideous ritual is no longer exist but you can find several “Sandung” (a tomb with head corpse) in the village
  • At night, we’ll be treated to Hornbill welcoming dance before enjoying simple dinner with the locals
  • Experience the feel of living in long house as you’ll stay overnight in one of the houses

Day 04 : Tapin Bini – Pangkalan Bun – Hotel (B,L,D)

  • After another simple meal with villagers, say good bye to them and let’s leave for the neighboring Dayak village named Tapin Bini
  • The trip takes one hour more or less via speedboat
  • Aside from long house tour, we’ll also take you to enjoy unique culture in the village especially ritual for the dead
  • It’s neither held every day nor in a scheduled time. So it’s so lucky of us is we come there in coincidence with the ceremony
  • Enjoy your lunch in the village before leaving
  • Let’s head back to Pangkalan Bun where you’ll stay for your last day in Central Kalimantan
  • Check in at a hotel and enjoy the dinner there

Day 05 : Hotel – Airport / Next Destination (B)

  • We are on the last day of Central Kalimantan trip
  • The hotel already prepare breakfast for you before checking out
  • As you finish packing, our driver will transfer you to Pangkalan Bun airport to catch your flight
  • Our driver is also ready to take you to your next destination nearby
  • This is the end of the program. Thank you for choosing Xplorea.com

What's Included and Not

  • Transportation service usage AC coach Yes
  • Basic Accommodation on a Houseboat (Twin/Triple sharing)Yes
  • Meal as mentioned in the itinerary: B/Breakfast, L/Lunch, D/Dinner Yes
  • Entrance fee as mentioned in the itinerary Yes
  • English speaking guide Yes
  • Driver services Yes
  • Air Ticket No
  • Travel insurance No
  • Personal expenses (alcoholic beverages, laundry, telephone, etc)No
  • Tips to the guide & driver No

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