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Borneo Orangutan Tour – Houseboat [3D2N]

Tanjung Puting, Central Borneo, Indonesia
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3 day 2 nights

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Embark on the Ultimate Adventure with Borneo Houseboat – Orangutan Tour in Indonesia!

Get ready for an extraordinary expedition as we introduce you to the Borneo Orangutan Tour in Tanjung Puting, offering an exploration of the diverse wildlife thriving within Tanjung Puting National Park.

Our 3-day, 2-night Wildlife Adventure tour package includes seamless transfers, immersive activities, accommodation (choose between a private or shared Klotok boat), meals as specified below, park admission, the services of an expert local guide, a cook, and an attentive crew.

Our crafted tour is designed to provide you with unparalleled wildlife encounters, allowing you to witness the park’s natural grandeur and its exceptional denizens. Immerse yourself fully in the park’s magnificent fauna and rediscover your connection to the natural world.

Prepare to awaken your inner adventurer as you forge a deep bond with nature and its wildlife, embarking on the most thrilling journey of your lifetime. We promise you an experience that will be etched in your memory for countless years to come!

One of the most exciting aspects of an orangutan tour is the opportunity to explore Borneo’s rivers and waterways on a houseboat. These floating accommodations provide a comfortable and unique base for your journey. 

As you navigate the water, you’ll be surrounded by the beauty of the rainforest, with orangutans often spotted along the riverbanks. The gentle swaying of the boat, combined with the serene atmosphere, creates a truly unforgettable experience.

You will be accompanied by a local guide, captain, sailor, and talented cook. Our skilled cook will prepare delicious traditional dishes like rendang and laksa using fresh, local ingredients, offering you a true taste of Borneo’s rich culture. 

Indulge in the tantalizing flavors of Borneo food, renowned for its unique blend of aromatic spices and flavors. houseboat tour_House Boat Tour

During your orangutan tour, you’ll have the chance to visit orangutan rehabilitation centers, which play a vital role in the conservation of these incredible creatures. Here, you can witness the efforts to rehabilitate and reintroduce orangutans into the wild. 

Guided by knowledgeable staff, you’ll learn about the challenges faced by orangutans and the importance of their natural habitat. Observing orangutans as they swing through the trees and interact with each other will leave you in awe of their grace and beauty.

Sustainable tourism practices are crucial for the long-term protection of orangutans and their habitats. When choosing an orangutan tour, opt for operators that prioritize eco-friendly practices. This includes minimizing waste, using renewable energy sources, and supporting local communities. 

By engaging in responsible tourism, you can contribute to the conservation efforts and ensure the preservation of orangutans for future generations. Orangutan Tour – Houseboat_0

In the captivating expanse of Tanjung Puting National Park nestled in Borneo, Indonesia, a wondrous tapestry of biodiversity awaits, where you have the opportunity to spot a diverse array of native wildlife, including:

Exploring Tanjung Puting National Park offers a remarkable opportunity to observe these captivating animals in their natural habitat. 
Keep in mind that wildlife sightings can vary based on factors like time of day and luck.

The Borneo Orangutan Tour – Houseboat offers an enriching and unique experience aboard the Klotok, a spacious wooden boat measuring 15 meters in length and 3 meters in width. The Klotok provides a comfortable and tranquil environment to enjoy the breathtaking views of the rainforest. 

Your trip to Tanjung Puting National Park will be an unforgettable experience, with the help of our team of professionals who will be on board with you.

Our team includes a skilled boat driver, a talented cook, and an experienced guide who will ensure your comfort and safety throughout the journey.
You’ll have the opportunity to explore the park and witness the incredible wildlife firsthand, including the famous Borneo orangutans. We promise you an unforgettable adventure that you’ll cherish for years to come!

Photographing orangutans is a wonderful way to preserve your memories and share the beauty of these creatures with others. However, it’s important to do so responsibly. Ensure that your camera equipment doesn’t interfere with the orangutans or their environment. 

Be patient, wait for the perfect shot, and respect their personal space. Remember, the welfare of the orangutans should always come first.

To make the most of your orangutan tour, consider the following tips:

  1. Comfortable Clothes: Wear comfortable clothes and neutral colors to blend in with the environment and avoid attracting the attention of the animals. Don’t forget a light sweater for cool nights.
  2. Binoculars and Camera: Bring good binoculars and a camera with enough memory card space and battery to capture every moment.
  3. Sun Protection: The sun of Borneo can be intense, so pack broad-spectrum sunscreen, sunglasses, and a wide-brimmed hat.
  4. Hydration and Snacks:
    Stay hydrated by carrying a water bottle and drinking plenty of fluids during the tour.
  5. Local Guide: Listen carefully to your local guide, they are experts in the fauna and flora of the region and will provide you with valuable information.
  6. Book in Advance: Accommodations and park permits can sell out, so book your safari early to ensure you’re all set.
  7. Engage the local communities: Support their sustainable initiatives, such as purchasing locally made souvenirs or participating in community-led activities.
  8. Live in the Moment: Enjoy every moment. See how the animals interact in their natural habitat and appreciate the beauty of the African wilderness.
  9. Travel insurance: to keep you safe during all the adventure.

By following these tips, you will be ready for an unforgettable safari in Zambia, where you will connect with wildlife and the magic of nature in its purest form!

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  • Experience in klotok, a typical boat of the area
  • Sighting of orangutans and other wild animals in their natural habitat
  • Visit to Camp Leakey
  • Trekking in the middle of the jungle forest
  • Descent down the river to sleep with romantic dinner


Upon your arrival at Pangkalan Bun Airport, our friendly guide will be there to greet you. From there, you will embark on an exciting journey to Kumai, a short 20-minute drive away, where you will board a private klotok river boat. As part of the registration process, we will assist you in completing the necessary formalities with the local police. In the serene afternoon, we will leisurely navigate the tranquil river on the klotok, allowing you to observe the fascinating wildlife that thrives in this remarkable ecosystem. Keep your eyes peeled for sightings of long-nosed monkeys, long-tail macaques, and a variety of beautiful birds that call the riverside their home. As dusk approaches, we will indulge in a delightful dinner right on the boat, creating a unique and enchanting dining experience. You will spend the night on the boat, where we provide comfortable mattresses, pillows, and mosquito nets for a restful sleep. Additionally, we offer fine meals, bottled water, a well-equipped kitchen, and a simple toilet on board, ensuring your utmost comfort throughout the journey. Immerse yourself in the tranquillity of the river, guided by our knowledgeable experts and accompanied by our attentive boatmen. This extraordinary adventure promises to be an unforgettable experience, where nature's wonders come to life in the heart of the rainforest.


After a delightful breakfast, we will board the klotok and embark on a scenic cruise up the river towards Pondok Tanguy, which happens to be the third rehabilitation center dedicated to orangutans. At precisely 09:00 a.m., we will have the incredible opportunity to witness the feeding session, where these majestic creatures are nourished and cared for. Continuing our boat journey, we will navigate through a picturesque side creek, characterized by its tea-colored waters. As we meander along, be prepared to be awestruck by the mesmerizing reflections cast by the lush vegetation that adorns the riverbanks. If luck is on our side, we may even catch a glimpse of the elusive freshwater crocodile and other captivating wildlife that call this region their home. Our next destination is Camp Leakey, a renowned research center and a vital location for the reintroduction of older orangutans into their natural rainforest habitat. Engage in a short trek through the tropical rainforest, immersing yourself in its vibrant ambiance as you search for glimpses of wildlife and the exotic flora that thrives in this lush jungle environment. Returning to the boat for a well-deserved lunch, we will then prepare for yet another remarkable feeding time experience at 14:00 p.m. This particular session caters to the older rehabilitated orangutans, where they receive additional nourishment and care. As the day gently transitions into night, we will enjoy a delicious dinner onboard the boat, surrounded by the tranquillity of the river. Rest assured, your overnight stay on the boat promises comfort and relaxation, as you drift off to sleep in this unique and captivating setting. Indulge in the wonders of nature and the fascinating world of orangutans as we navigate through the breathtaking landscapes of this remarkable region.


The following morning offers you a delightful opportunity to enjoy a leisurely and flexible schedule. Rise early to immerse yourself in the enchanting dawn chorus, listening to the melodious symphony of nature awakening. Afterward, savour yet another delicious breakfast to energize yourself for the day's adventures. As we begin our journey back down the river towards Kumai, take this time to soak in the captivating scenery that unfolds before you. Marvel at the untouched beauty of the rainforest as it reveals its secrets along the riverbanks. Our boat will transport you with comfort and ease as we navigate the waters back to Kumai. Once we reach Kumai, we will arrange for your smooth transfer either to the airport for your onward flight or to your hotel, depending on your travel plans. Rest assured, every detail will be taken care of to ensure your journey concludes seamlessly. Reflect on the incredible memories you have made, the breathtaking sights you have witnessed, and the profound connection you have formed with nature during your extraordinary adventure in this wondrous corner of the world.

  • Transfers by cars from the airport to Kumai port
  • Accommodation 2 nights and 3 days in klotok with toilet and mosquito net around the mattress
  • Meals, fresh fruit and drinks included with 2 lunches, 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts, assorted dishes of special local food, prepared by our talented cook.
  • Entrance fee to "Tanjung Puting National Park" included (15€ per person/day)
  • Entrance fee to visit "Camp Leakey" and "Tanjung Harapan" with explanation by local guides
  • 2 Trekking to the point of delivery of food by the rangers to the orangutans
  • Descent down the river to sleep at a firefly sighting point
  • Transfers by car back from Kumai port to the airport
  • International flights
  • Visas (if required)
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Alcohol beverages (can bring your own)
  • Personal expenses such as souvenirs
  • Additional activities not listed in the itinerary
  • Tips
  • It is important to carefully read the tour details and inclusions/exclusions to ensure that you are aware of what is and is not included in the tour price.

How to get to the park?

We will pick you up at Iskandar airport, located in Pangkalan Bum, Kalimantan, on the island of Borneo which belongs to the country of Indonesia.We will pick you up at Iskandar airport, located in Pangkalan Bum, Kalimantan, on the island of Borneo which belongs to the country of Indonesia.

What is the best time to visit Tanjung Puting National Park?

The best time to visit Tanjung Puting National Park is from March to October, as it is the dry season and it is easier to spot orangutans and other animals.

What items and clothing should I bring to the tour?

It is advisable to wear comfortable and cool clothing for the day, as it can get hot and humid in the jungle. In addition, it is recommended to wear long-sleeved clothing and long pants for walks through the jungle and to protect yourself from mosquitoes. It is also advisable to bring a hat, sunscreen, a flashlight or headlamp, insect repellent, and comfortable, sturdy shoes.

Is it safe to travel to Borneo and visit Tanjung Puting National Park?

Yes, it is safe to travel to Borneo and visit Tanjung Puting National Park as long as safety recommendations are followed and nature is respected. It is important not to feed the animals and to keep a safe distance from them, the tour is completely safe. Our local guides are experts in the area and will take care of your safety at all times.

Is there a first aid kit on board the ship?

Yes, there is a first aid kit on board the ship to treat minor injuries and common illnesses. However, it is recommended that you bring your own medications and any other medication you may need.

Can I bring my family or my child to the tour?

Of course! The tour is perfect to enjoy with family and friends. You just have to keep in mind that the walks through the jungle can be demanding and not recommended for small children or people with reduced mobility.

Can I take pictures during the tour?

Yes, it is possible to take pictures during the tour. However, it must be taken into account that orangutans are wild animals and it is important to respect their space and natural behavior. It is recommended not to get too close to the animals and not to use flash in the photographs so as not to disturb them.

What does the tour include?

The tour includes transportation to and from the Pangkalan Bun airport, stay in the klotok, meals, entrance fee for visiting Tanjung Puting National Park and Camp Leakey, trekking with the orangutans, and visiting the traditional Orangutan village. Pangkalan Bun.

Can the tour be customized?

Yes the tour can be customized, just contact us and we can manage to do it your way.

Is it necessary to have experience in trekking or boat trips to do the tour?

It is not necessary to have previous experience in trekking or boat trips. Our guides will provide you with all the necessary information and will accompany you at all times.

How long is the tour?

This tour is 3 days and 2 nights included

What happens if I have to cancel my reservation?

If you need to cancel your reservation, our cancellation policy will apply. The policy varies depending on the travel agency that has contracted the tour. It is important to read the terms and conditions carefully before making the reservation and to contact the travel agency as soon as possible if you want to cancel the booking.


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