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Take a houseboat journey through Tanjung Puting National Park, reknowned for decades of orangutan research and rehabiliation.
Destinations > Indonesia > Kalimantan Orangutan Explorer by Houseboat
Three nights accommodation, meals as indicated, sightseeing as specified, transport by private vehicle and services of a local English-speaking guide.
Cruise along the Kumai River through dense jungle filled with primates such as orang-utans, proboscis monkeys, macaques, leopards, lizards and more than 250 bird species. Observe orangutan feeding at Camp Leakey, an active research facility which conducts important studies into local flora and fauna. Travel by traditional Klotok, or riverboat, to visit a local riverside village and learn more about the local culture.
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A chance to see Orangutans and other fauna in the wild
Cruise through Tanjung Puting National Park on a traditional Klotok, or riverboat
Visit the Camp Leakey Research centre
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On arrival at Pangkalanbun, transfer to Kumai port and board your boat for a trip up the Kumai and Sekonyer rivers into Tanjung Puting National Park. Pass thick nipa palm tickets and jungle as you enter orangutan habitat and enjoy dinner on board your houseboat. (L)(D)
Cruise along the Sekonyer River to Camp Leakey, the world’s largest orangutan rehabilitation centre with over 200 of the apes having been released into the forest here. See supplementary feeding of the apes at one of the camp’s feeding stations. Back on the cruise be on the lookout for monkeys and possibly more orangutans as they come to pick fruit along the riverbank. (B)(L)(D)
Cruise and walk into the forest, visiting Pondok Tanguy feeding station and looking out for other wildlife en route. In the afternoon cross to Harapan village and explore the settlement on foot. (B)(L)(D)
Return to Pangkalanbun, disembark and transfer back to the airport for your onward flight. (B)
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