4-Day Borneo Wildlife and Orangutan Encounter – East Kalimantan

Experience the enchanting beauty of East Kalimantan on Borneo Island

Witness the captivating orangutans and other wildlife at Samboja Lodge, home to over 210 orangutans released into surrounding islands. Trek through the lush Borneo rainforest, encountering the magnificent Sun bear and exploring the rich biodiversity of the region. Immerse yourself in the real jungle of Borneo during a 4-hour trek at Sungai Wain, where you’ll observe wild animals and discover the beauty of natural pitcher plants. Conclude your adventure with a comfortable stay in Balikpapan, savoring the local flavors before bidding farewell to this extraordinary journey. Let’s experience the wonders of East Kalimantan’s orangutans and breathtaking jungle landscapes.

Orangutan in Borneo

Tour Details

Country

Indonesia

Price

Duration

4 Days

Difficulty

Easy

Trip Highlights

  • Close Encounters with Orangutans at Samboja Lodge
  • Trekking through Borneo's Jungle and encounter incredible wildlife
Oragutan in Borneo
Day 1

Balikpapan Airport - Samboja

Upon your arrival at Balikpapan airport, we will take you on a scenic one-hour car ride to Samboja Lodge. In the late afternoon, you will have the opportunity to observe the fascinating orangutans around the lodge. Enjoy a delightful dinner at the lodge, immersing yourself in the natural surroundings.
Proboscis Monkey, Borneo
Day 2

Orangutan & wildlife encounters

After breakfast, embark on a trek to observe the orangutans and other remarkable Borneo wildlife, such as the Sun bear. Samboja Lodge, dedicated to the orangutan survival foundation since 1992, is home to approximately 210 orangutans released into six surrounding islands. After lunch, drive to Bukit Bangkirai to experience the typical Borneo rainforest and enjoy a soft jungle trek with a canopy bridge. If time allows, take a canoe trip along Sungai Hitam river to observe proboscis monkeys before returning to the lodge for dinner.
Samboja Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Wildlife in Borneo
Day 3

Samboja Lodge - Sungai Wain

Start the day with a delicious breakfast at the lodge before embarking on a journey to Sungai Wain, approximately one hour away by car. Prepare for a four-hour trek through the authentic Borneo jungle, where you'll encounter incredible wildlife and marvel at the natural beauty of the pitcher plants. After the trek, we will return to Balikpapan for overnight. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant, savoring the flavors of the region.
Diverse 3-4 star options available Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4

Balikpapan Departure

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the hotel, and then you'll have free time until it's time to transfer to the airport for your onward journey. Take with you memories of an extraordinary four-day adventure in the heart of Borneo.
N/A Breakfast

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4-Day Borneo Wildlife and Orangutan Encounter – East Kalimantan

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4 Days

Includes

  • Experienced English speaking local guides.
  • Private transportation by air-conditioned vehicle for transfer
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Drinking water during sightseeing tour.
  • All sightseeing entrance fee where required in the itinerary.
  • Donation, Ranger required in the itinerary.
  • Accommodation in twin/double shared room at hotel/ lodge with daily breakfast

Excludes

  • Arrival & departure flights
  • Visas where required.
  • Travel Insurance. We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance from home.
  • Personal expenditure (telephone, laundry, shopping and so on…)
  • Tips for guide, driver, porters.
  • Beverage and alcoholic drinks.
  • Any other services not clearly mentioned on itinerary and trip inclusive portion.

More Information

  • Varied Prices Based on Group Size
  • There is surcharge for travelling on peak season Jul-Aug, New Year, Christmas, Lunar New Year, and other public holidays throughout the region please check with your consultant for date confirmation.
    Flight times and the daily order of sightseeing are subject to change.
  • Transfer times are approximate and subject to local conditions at the time of travel.
  • All cycling and trekking/walking distances displayed are approximate and subject to the guests’ ability and availability of the route, the guide will use his discretion to ensure safety and comfort for all participants.
  • Singles Joining – If you are joining a trip as a solo traveler please add the single supplement to the trip price. If you are willing to share a room please let us know and we will do our best to find someone for you to share with, we will inform you before finalizing the final payment of the trip.
  • Although it is our intention to operate the itinerary as detailed in the proposal, we cannot be held responsible for any last minute changes made as a result of climatic conditions, alterations to flight schedules or other operational factors.

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