This 3-day package offers you an amazing experience to the mysterious national park from the homely confines of Klotok- a two-story romantic live aboard boat that takes you up Sungai Sekonyer to Camp Leakey. During the day you can relax on deck and watch the stunning natural scenery roll past. At night, you can enjoy a tight and dreamy sleep under the stars with the soothing sounds of rainforest symphony echoing all around.
(B: BREAKFAST, L: LUNCH, D: DINNER)
|Day 1||Arrival Pangkalan Bun – Kumai – Klotok boat – Tanjung Puting||Klotok houseboat||L, D|
|Day 2||Tanjung Puting NP: Pondok Tangguy – Camp Leakey||Klotok houseboat||B, L, D|
|Day 3||Tanjung Putting – Kumai Port – Departure Pangkalan Bun||B|
Meet your assigned guide upon arrival at Iskandar Airport in Pangkalan Bun, then it is approximately 30-minute drive to Kumai port in Central Kalimantan escorted by our local guide. Get onboard on a wooden ‘klotok’ boat and start your journey from Kumai River into the wilderness up the Sekonyer River. The houseboat is a traditional wooden river boat featuring an upper deck where you can view your panoramic rainforest surroundings. The crew on your vessel includes the boatman, a cook and an expert guide who will provide you with info related to the trip and the many amazing sights you have in store. The houseboat facilities include a thin mattress, pillow, fine meals, bottled water, mosquito net, kitchen and a simple toilet available on board.
Following a delicious breakfast at sunrise, cruise up the river to arrive at Pondok Tangguy. Walk on the wooden platform built by volunteers from around the world to visit the feeding station and to observe Orangutans in their natural habitat. Enjoy freshly cooked lunch as the boat glides through the river to arrive at Camp Leakey located approximately an hour away. Established in 1971 by Dr. Birute Galdikas and Rod Brindamour as the Orangutan Research and Conservation Base, here you can do a short trekking to the feeding station and observe how an Alpha male can be the king amongst all. Spend the rest of the day hiking through the rainforest, exploring peat swamps, lowland dipterocarp habitat, searching for wildlife or enjoying varieties of fungi, orchid, slipper orchid, mosses and ferns.
Keep your eyes open during the boat journey to follow as you will get a chance to see proboscis monkeys roosting on trees by the river and a great variety of endemic birds flying by. In the evening, opt for a night trek in Pondok Ambung Research Station to seek out some nocturnal wildlife, or simply relax on your houseboat as it glides down the main river for a magical spectacle of fireflies gathering between the growing nipa palms on the riverside.
Wake up to the cry of Gibbons, early birdsong and wild macaque troops. Breakfast is served onboard as the boat returns back to the port in Kumai. You will be transferred to the airport to continue your journey to next destination with amazing memories of your experience at Tanjung Puting National Park.