6-Day Orangutan Encounters & Dayak Culture Exploration

Witness the breathtaking beauty of Tanjung Putting NP and immerse in the vibrant traditions of a Dayak Village

This 6-day tour immerses you in the breathtaking beauty of Tanjung Putting National Park, home to unique wildlife species like orangutans and Proboscis monkeys. Cruise along the scenic Sekonyer River by unique kloktok houseboats, passing by lush rainforests teeming with diverse flora and fauna. Discover the remarkable work of Dr. Birute Galdikas at Camp Leakey, where orangutan rehabilitation and research take place. Immerse yourself in the rich Dayak culture as you visit Lopus Village and witness their vibrant traditions. With comfortable accommodations and expert guides, this tour promises a captivating blend of natural splendor and cultural immersion.

Kloktok Houseboat in Kalimantan

Tour Details





6 Days



Trip Highlights

  • Discover wildlife at Tanjung Putting National Park
  • Enjoy relaxing and picturesque boat trips along the Sekonyer River.
  • Visit an authentic Dayak Village and learn about their cultural heritage.
River in Kalimantan Borneo
Day 1

Arrival in Pangkalan Bun

Upon arrival at Pangkalan Bun Airport, you will be greeted by your guide and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for leisure activities.
Proboscis Monkey, Borneo
Day 2

Pangkalan Bun – Kumai – Proboscis Tour

Transfer to Kumai (approx. 25 minutes). Once there, board a boat and cross the Kumai River to reach the Sekonyer River. Cruise up the Sekonyer River until you reach Tanjung Putting National Park. Continue the tour to observe Proboscis monkeys along the riverbanks. Proboscis monkeys are endemic to Borneo. Lunch and dinner will be served on board.
Rimba Lodge or The Houseboat Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Orangutan Borneo
Day 3

Pondok Tanggui – Camp Leakey

After breakfast, board a boat and travel to Pondok Tanggui. Observe the orangutans and take photographs at the feeding station at 09:00 AM. Proceed to Camp Leakey by boat, passing the wildlife-rich black river. At Camp Leakey, visit the Information Center (IC) to learn about Dr. Birute Galdikas' long-standing research on orangutans since 1971. Enjoy a 45-minute forest trek to witness orangutan feeding, then return to the boat. Lunch and dinner will be served on board.
Rimba Lodge or The Houseboat Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Dayak Culture in Kalimantan
Day 4

Kumai – Lopus Dayak Village

After an early breakfast on board, take a boat to Kumai (approx. 2 hours), then transfer to Lopus Village by private car. The overland journey will last around 5 hours. Upon arrival in Lopus Village, explore the village and have free time in the afternoon. In the evening, join the Dayak Tomun for their Bagondang ceremony after dinner. Experience the traditional dance and enjoy rice wine served by the Dayak people.
Local House Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Dayak Culture in Kalimantan
Day 5

Lopus Dayak Village – Kudangan – Pangkalan Bun

After breakfast, continue your trip by car to Kudangan Village. Explore the village and visit more longhouses. Afterwards, drive back to Pangkalan Bun for approximately 5 hours. Lunch will be provided at a local restaurant. Upon arrival in Pangkalan Bun, transfer to the hotel for check-in.
Grand Kecubung Hotel Breakfast, Lunch
Indigenous culture in Borneo
Day 6

Pangkalan Bun Departure

Today free at leisure till drive to Balikpapan airport for your flight back home.
N/A Breakfast

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6-Day Orangutan Encounters & Dayak Culture Exploration


6 Days


  • 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.
  • Standard houseboat in Tanjung Puting National Park for sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Accommodation in twin/double shared room at hotel/ lodge with daily breakfast, 01 night in longhouse/ local house (shared, basic)


  • 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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