This trip will take you deep into Kalimantan, to explore the otherworldly secrets and biodiversity of one of the world’s last true wilderness locations. By combining jungle treks, journeys to the interior on a lazy wooden houseboat and staying with the Dayak in their traditional longhouses. You will have an in-depth look at the fascinating traditions and proud cultural heritage of one of Indonesia’s most storied and unique peoples - the Dayak tribe.
(B: BREAKFAST, L: LUNCH, D: DINNER)
|Day 1||Pangkalan Bun – Kudangan Village||Dayak longhouse||L, D|
|Day 2||Jungle trekking||Tent||B, L, D|
|Day 3||Jungle trekking – Kudangan – Kumai – Tanjung Putting||Houseboat||B, L, D|
|Day 4||Pondok Tanguy – Camp Leakey||Houseboat||B, L, D|
|Day 5||Tanjung Putting National Park – Kumai Port – Departure||N/A||B|
Upon arrival at Pangkalan Bun Iskandar airport, you will be greeted by our professional and licensed guide who will escort you on a 4-hour scenic drive by chauffeured vehicle to Kudangan Dayak Village in Lamandau regency to discover the life of Dayak tribesmen. A warm welcome awaits as you arrive at the village. The remainder of the day is free at leisure, allowing you to interact and observe daily life at an authentic Dayak village. After dinner, see villagers playing their traditional musical instruments and gathering for the Hornbill Dancing Party.
After breakfast, trek up to the primary forest crossing village farmland, secondary rainforest, hills, suspended bamboo bridges and rivers. Lunch will be served en-route. In the afternoon, we will set our campsite at the riverside. During camping, we can learn from the Dayak how to cook the traditional food for dinner in the jungle.
After breakfast, we will proceed back to Kudangan and then drive to Kumai village for boarding the houseboat to Tanjung Puting National Park. 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, meals, bottled water, mosquito net, kitchen and a simple toilet available on board.
Following a delicious breakfast served onboard, cruise up the river to arrive at Pondok Tanggui. 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, orchids, mosses and ferns. Spend another night on the houseboat as we sail back down the river with dinner provided.
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 your next destination with amazing memories of your experience at Tanjung Puting National Park.