The Rivers of Borneo 2018 Cruise Program
3N4D Relaxing Mid Week Orangutan-Dayak Village River Cruise
Palangka Raya, Central Kalimantan
Scheduled Departures & Charters (Minimum 4 passengers)
The Rivers of Kalimantan (Borneo) has always excited me and while for many years, tourism traffic up and down these mighty rivers have been less than popular, today we are pleased to again present them. Reading about what Kalimantan has to offer will take some time to accomplish, but in a nut shell, you can find Orangutans, Dayak Cultures, massive rain forests, colorful handcrafts, gold and diamonds. Now if that list does not wet your appetite nothing well.
There are many great rivers in Kalimantan but this program delivers you to the heart of the activities in immediate striking distance to all that you would ever want to see. These programs can be expanded on with additional visits to the worlds best Orangutan Sanctuaries, jungle treks and visits to numerous conservation programs.
If you are adventurous, this program is well worth considering
Orangutan & Dayak Culture River Cruise 3 Night (RP3)
Wow Borneo's Rahai'i Pangun Jungle Cruises offer orangutan tours which provides a balance between wildlife, flora and fauna and the fascinating Dayak culture. Spot orangutans in their wild natural habitat, learn about the struggle of the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation’s to save this magnificent creature and the human and cultural aspect.
Starts every Tuesday, check in at 9 am and check out time is 2 pm
DAY 1 (Tuesday) PALANGKA RAYA – START CRUISE – KATIMPUN
Meet at Palangka Raya your hotel or at the airport for transfer to your boat in Palangka Raya harbour to start your journey. Cruise past the stilted and floating houses of the provincial capital and continue upstream along the forest lined river, passing villages. We stop at the village of Petuk Katimpun and walk along boardwalks to visit the small library foundation. The boat continues upstream to a beautiful black water lake system, where we take canoes at sunset. Later we find a quiet location for overnight. [L/D]
DAY 2 (Wednesday) PALAS ISLAND – BOS – SEI GOHONG
The boat moves up the Rungan River as you enjoy breakfast. On arrival to Palas Island, a pre-release island operated by the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOS), take a motorized canoe to observe the orangutans and later continue to the BOS Education Centre where orangutans are awaiting release in socialization cages. Learn about the BOS history and rehabilitation programs.
Return to the boat and enjoy a leisurely lunch on board while cruising to Sei Gohong village. The boat will continue upstream passing Kaja and Bangamat islands, Orangutan pre-release islands. Here we transfer to small canoes to have closer observation of the orangutans before heading for a refreshing swim in the black water lake, if river water level is sufficient.
Return to the boat for dinner and overnight in a quiet location. [B/L/D]
DAY 3 (Thursday) SEI GOHONG – KANARAKAN
Early morning short transfer to Tangkiling Hill by car, to visit Dayak cultural spirit houses and make the climb to the top of the hill. After breakfast, we depart for Kanarakan, passing the orangutan islands. In Kanarakan we are met by the village elder with Dayak Ngaju welcoming ceremony then stroll around with him to see the village home gardens, rubber field & rubber tapping demonstration, and other village livelihoods. Visit to the elder’s house and enjoy the traditional spices coffee while sharing stories.
Return to boat for lunch and cruise downstream.
Have dinner and later overnight in a quiet location on the river. [B/L/D]
DAY 4 (Friday) MUARA RUNGAN- BUKIT RAWI – DEPARTURE
After breakfast, the boat cruises to the village of Tanjung Sanggalang on the Kahayan River. Transfer to cars for the short trip to Bukit Rawi and Sigi, where we see the ancient Dayak painted sandungs and watch a traditional dance. Board the boat for your final cruise to Rambang Harbour in Palangka Raya. Check out at 2pm and transfer to your hotel or the airport.
Tour ends. [B/L]
Price start from 750 USD per person in twin cabin fan cooled up to 1,300 USD per person in AC Super ior Cabin.
Includes: Airport and other transfers as indicated, cabin accommodation, English speaking guide, meals and drinks during the cruise, off-boat tours and service tax.
Excludes: Airfare, airport tax, porter, optional off boat tour, alcoholic and soda drinks on board
The Rivers of Borneo on a BUDGET
3N4D Basic Program Pangkalan Bun, River KUMI, Central Kalimantan 2018
Tanjung Puting Natioanl Park
Orangutan Explores Standard Riverboats 4D/3N
Day 01. Airport – Kumai - Proboscis Tour – Riverboat (L,D)
On arrival at Pangkalan Bun airport, meeting service with your guide then transfer you to Kumai. Onboard, crossing the Kumai River approximately 15 minutes to the main river Seikonyer. Riding up about 2 hours to reach the National Park. Lunch will be served by our own cook. At 16.30, continue our tour to explore Proboscis monkeys. Dinner and overnight on the boat.
Day.02 Riverboat –Pasalat Camp - Camp Leaky – Riverboat (B,L,D)
After breakfast, proceed up the river to PasalatCamp, here you will be hiking up on the board walk for 800 Meters and 200 meters you will walk on the ground. In this camp you will have chance to planting endemic fruit trees for orangutan and this is also the carbon offset program. This program supports the national park to replanting the trees around the ex-forest fire areas and to spread up the fruit trees for the animals in this park. When the tree grows up, the trees will do photosynthesis. From this process the tree will produce the Oxygen, and the Oxygen is the payment to all the Carbon we produce in our whole life (payment of the carbon). Return back to the Riverboat then boating up direct to Camp Leakey. Lunch will provide on board. On arrivalin Camp Leakey, you will visit IC (Information Center) to see all work of DR. BiruteGaldikas while she studies the orangutan here start from 1971 until today. Enjoy your time until 14.00, afterward continue trekking up into the forest to see orangutan feeding, enjoy the time till 16.00 back to the boat then boating down to PondokAmbung. If the time permitted before dinner you will trekking into the forest for 2 hours to see the nocturnal animals like Tarsiers, tarantulas, etc. back to the Riverboat. Dinner and overnight in the Riverboat.
Day 03. Riverboat - PondokTangguy – TanjungHarapan Village - TanjungHarapan Camp - Nipa Palm Area. (B,L, D)
After breakfast, boating down to reach PondokTanggui, the second rehabilitation center for the orangutan. Visit the Orangutan feeding 09.00 AM, enjoy your time while take some pictures. Then at 10.00 AM return back to the Riverboat and continue boating down direct toTanjungHarapan village to see the Malayan settlement activities in the Afternoon. Lunch will provide on board then cross to TanjungHarapan Camp to see the last orangutan feeding at 15.00you will stay until 16.00 pm. Back to the boat and boating down directly to Nipa Palm area to see thousands of fireflies. Dinner and overnight in the Riverboat.
Day 04 Riverboat – Kumai – Airport (B)
After breakfast, boating down to Kumai then transfer to Pangkalan bun Airport for your next destination.
3N/4D PROGRAM STANDARD BOAT FROM 365 USD PP UP TO 6 PERSON