Join us for an adventure to see Orangutans in Tanjung Puting National Park in Kalimantan, Borneo.
We know Kalimantan like the back of our hand, travelling back there every year to visit other conservation groups and a few different places to enjoy what this beautiful island has to offer.
Tanjung Puting National Park is famous for its Orangutan rehabilitation program. It has a mostly flat terrain and is home to both wild and rehabilitated Orangutans. There are also many types of flora and fauna to see that you can only find with the right guides. Finding the right guides is our specialty and every tour is designed to be very flexible to suit the needs of each group.
A typical Kalimantan tour will start and finish in Bali.
The night before the tour starts, we will meet up in Bali to get to know each other. Next morning, we will fly to Surabaya and then to Pangkalan Bun where we meet our first guide and travel by boat to Tanjung Puting.
We will travel into the park by a river boat (klotok). We will travel slowly in order to enhance the opportunities to see both salt water and gavial crocodiles plus many other animals such as proboscis and silver leaf monkeys, macaques and birds.
We will eat and sleep aboard the klotok in comfortable surroundings, during which we will visit both the rehabilitation facility and trek into the jungle to look at other wildlife. You will get the chance to be up close and personal with some magnificent wildlife in a protected area. We will take you into parts of the park few others get the chance to visit on night spotting trips which will turn up some amazing finds, so bring a camera!
After, it's back to Pangkalan Bun as we'll be flying to Banjarmasin where we will stay for one night with a local family and meet with groups of young Indonesian conservationists, before heading into the jungle the next morning.
Each tour goes into a different area but each area is equally as spectacular with similar habitats, flora and fauna. We select areas using the knowledge of local guides and hunters who know where the best places to visit will be. This will improve the chances of finding seasonal flora and fauna as required.
So far, every base camp has been located beside a river where you can swim, as well as set right beside the jungle with access to various wildlife trails for exploring the area. Night spotting in these areas turns up many unexpected results.
Our cook is great and she does a wonderful job under what can be difficult circumstances at times. Our guides vary from place to place because we use the best guide for each area and our porters are all local people. Base camp one is our main operations point and will be chosen based on easy access to different places we know will be of interest.