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Orangutan Boat Trip

Orangutan boat trip, Pangkalanbun tours, Bakonsu Dayak village are half-and-half blends trip include Orangutan, boat cruise, visit indigenous dayak people.

we would like to thank you for wonderful trip to Orangutan, pangkalanbun and to Dayak tribe, everything on the Trip was perfect. Our tour guide Mr. Arsyad has always been very nice and helpful. we have learnt some Dayak language, too. The boat crews was very skilled and Mr. Japar is an excellent cooker, even for vegetarians. We still miss his "tempe goreng" and tofu. He even prepared banana cookies for us in the klotok!

We visited Tanjung puting national park , did Orangutan boat trip and we had many meeting with orangutans. we spent sailing the river with the klotok boat were amazing: we saw proboscis monkeys, gibbons and birds. Then we went up the river to the Dayak villages by speed boat. We reached Bayat, Kahingai and Bakonsu. We always found very warm and friendly people that showed us their usages and habits. We had the honour of eating and sleeping in their houses, even in places where few people from outside use to come. We saw what remains of head hunters tradition and we have really appreciated people's warm welcome.

Then we visited the thick Bornean jungle and, finally, a nice white sand island just near the coast before leaving from Kalimantan. We hope to come back one day and to meet again our friends, Elena Invernizzi and Alan Arelli Maffioli.

Orangutan overview:
The Orangutan is a great ape with long arms and reddish brown fur. Orangutans are presently found only in rainforests on Borneo and Sumatra, though they were once widely distributed in southeast Asia (as far as southern China). Today orangutans are highly endangered in the wild due to habitat loss (the destruction of rainforests for logging and agriculture) and the illegal trapping of baby orangutans for the pet trade. WWF estimates there were around 55,000 Bornean orangutans in 2004, but the number has since dropped largely as a result of widespread forest fires and increased clearing for oil palm plantations. In August 2006, the Wildlife Conservation Society-Indonesia Program said that Indonesia's population of orangutans stands at 20,000, down from 35,000 in 1996. Due to its slow rate of reproduction, environmental groups have warned that red ape could go extinct in the wild without urgent conservation measures. Genetic analysis has recently concluded that there are three subspecies of orangutan in Borneo: Pongo pygmaeus morio, the Northeastern Borneo orang-utan, Pongo pygmaeus wurmbii, the Central Borneo orang-utan and Pongo pygmaeus pygmaeus, the Northwest Borneo orang-utan. For more on the orangutan, take a look at orangutan articles and orangutan pictures.

Borneo Dayak tribe overview
Dayak is a name of tribes that identifies the various indigenous peoples on the island of Borneo by the Indonesian part known as Kalimantan. They are divided into about 450 ethno-linguistic groups. Despite some differences, these group share physical features, architecture, language, an oral tradition, customs, social structure, weapons, agricultural technology and a similar outlook on life.

Dayak population estimated at about four million spread over the four Indonesian provinces in Kalimantan / Borneo, the Malaysian territories of Sabah and Serawak and Brunei Darussalam. In Sabah, the Dayak are known as Kadazandusun.

In the past, anthropologists described the Dayak as the "legendary natives of Borneo" who lived in longhouse and engaged in head-hunting. Today, they form a small minority, the loser in an era of swift change and modernization.

The original Dayak identity their cultural, economic, religious and political life has been preserved through their oral tradition. Experts agree that there are many basic affinitive in the legends of the various Dayak groups. Sadly, though, all the original elements of Dayak life as described in the legends have suffered significantly from external elements.

The Dayak or Dyak are a people indigenous to Borneo. It is a loose term for over 200 riverine and hill-dwelling ethnic subgroups, located principally in the interior of Borneo, each with its own dialect, customs, laws, territory and culture, although common distinguishing traits are readily identifiable. Dayak languages are categorised as part of the Austronesian languages in Asia. The Dayak were animist in belief; however many converted to Christianity, and some to Islam more recently. Estimates for the Dayak population range from 2 to 4 million.

Private trip/group of your friends or family:

  • Price per person for 2 participants:
    USD 1,950
  • Prices for larger bookings are Upon Request:
    USD $$$$ per person

To Reserve Orangutan Boat Trip, Visit Dayak Villages 7 days 6 nights, please email us at: Book Now by mentioning the tour code: KNLR-CB-OBT-7D and number of tour participants in your email.

TOUR BOOKING PROCESS:
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2.When we get your booking confirmation through Book Now email, we will send you the official invoice as agreed.
3.Please send us detail date you would like have, advice us each name of you as shown in your passport and the number of partners in your booking email.
4.We have right to cancel the reservation with or without notice when it over from the limit booking time.
5.Limit booking is a week after you have received the invoice IF we don't receive the initial deposit as agreed.
6.Details what does included or excluded in prices, see the Cost Inclusion and Price Exclusion section in the itinerary.

TOURS PAYMENT:
1.When the confirmation is sent, we require deposit payment 35% from total land cost for guaranty booking(No Refund)
2.Balance of payment could should be made at least 2 weeks before departure date.
3.Payment could be made through PayPal will be apply additional surcharge 5% for the amount will be transferred.

FORCE MAJOUR ( For flight Cancel and delay - most cases fly into remote areas in Indonesia ) :
Tour Packages excludes expenses incurred due to causes beyond our control (force majeur) and expenses also caused to flight cancellations & delays are not covered by www.adventuretourtravelindonesia.com. we will assist in the rescheduling of all flights & organizing suitable accommodations transport and meals etc… but ALL costs are to be covered by yourself if these circumstances occur.

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orangutan boat trip

Orangutan Boat Trip

7 Days / 6Nights
Start / Finish: Pangkalan Bun Airport.
Tour Code: KNLR-CB-OBT-7D
Grade: Easy - Moderate
Departure: You may arrange your own date.

Orangutan Boat Trip Itinerary

Day 01: Pangkalan Bun Airport - Hotel – City Tours

Upon arrival at Pangkalan Bun Airport , you will be picked up and meet by our local staff and transfer to a hotel in the city. Check in and have short briefing and afternoon sightseeing in the river by motor canoe. Lunch, dinner personal account at hotel.

Meals: None (Lunch, dinner personal account at hotel).
Accommodation: Swiss bel inn or similar

Day 02: Pangkalan Bun Hotel - Orangutan Boat Trip

Early start today will have us traveling in our own Klotok boats up the Sekonyer River to Camp Leakey, the oldest camp set up for the Orphaned Orangutans. Arrive at Camp Leakey, take a short trek in the surrounding area and meet some of the residents and carers, and then visit the museum. Then back to the boat for lunch. We are likely to see Orangutans (or have them see us) near the boat. Then we will be back at the Camp for the afternoon feeding time. After enjoying the feeding time of the Orangutans and being given a tour of the surrounding forest area, back to the boat and cruising down the Camp Leakey River to Crocodile Lake where we will spend the night. We most likely will see other wildlife of Borneo such as Gibbons & Proboscis Monkey. Overnight on the Klotok. We provide a mattress, pillow and mosquito net.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Comfortable wooden Boat

Day 03: Orangutan Trip - Pondok Tangguy - Pesalat – Magrrove Area

After breakfast board the klotok to travel up the river for Pondok Tanguy, the rehabilitation center for the new ex-captive orangutans, see feeding time at 09.00 am. continuing the trip to Pesalat replantation camp, See the process of re-plantation project or take this opportunity to hike at forest. we could visit village near by the park before proceed to boating down the river into manggrive area where you will see million of fire flies at night.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: on Boat/Klotok

Day 4: Maggrove Area – Kumai – Kubu Village – Teluk Bogam – Pangkalan Bun Hotel

Breakfast on boat, then cruise back to kumai town , here you will have day tour seeing the fishermen village and drivign to south coast of Kumai. You will visit Kubu village , teluk Bogam and Keraya. If low tide, you may see long dry beach along the coast. Afternoon drive to Pangkalan bun hotel. (Lunch, dinner personal account).

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Swiss bel inn or similar

Day 05: Pangkalan bun Hotel - Kahingai - Bayat - Bakonsu Dayak Village Trip

Morning breakfast then driving to Bokinsu village and you will pass many plantation some stop enroute for photo hunting and lunch enroute at local foodstall. Upon arrived at bokunsu village, you will explore the village and stay overnight at local house.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: villager house

Day 06: Bakonsu Dayak Village - Pangkalan Bun Hotel

Morning breakfast sightseeing around the village observe of the remain of head hunting expedition age then driving back to Pangkalan Bun. arrived afternoon at hotel, check-in and resting. free time at your own leisure. (Dinner personal account at hotel)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Swiss bel inn

Day 7: Pangkalan Bun Airport - Jakarta. Trip Ends.

Breakfast at your comfortable hotel, free at your own leisure until we escort you to Pangkalan bun airport for your onwards flight to Jakarta.

Meals: Breakfast

Boat Trip Cost Inclusion:

Domestic airfare Jakarta Pangkalan Bun return.
2 Nights on wooden boat KELOTOK 12M length - 4M width.
English Speaking Guide.
Private Air Conditioned Car.
Transfer in/out from/to Pangkalan Bun airport and Jakarta Aiport.
Entrance Fee as per tour program.
Meals as indicated per itinerary above.
1 Nights villager house.
3 night’s accommodation in Swiss Bel Inn Hotel based on twin share.
Donations.
Camera and Handy Cam Fee at Tanjung Puting National Park.
Fruits, Mineral water, Soft drink 2 cans each/day, Cook, Snack and Tea/Coffee.

Trip Price Exclusion:

International Air Ticket.
Airport tax.
Alcoholic beverages.
Travel Insurance (Buy Here).
Laundry.
Phone calls.
All extra personal expenses that not mentioned on items above.
Any kind of expenditures incurred due to flight cancellation/delays or due other caused beyond our control.

What to bring during Orangutan Boat Trip:

Dress is casual.
Clothing should be light.
Preferably cotton with at least one long sleeved shirt and pants.
Bathing suit.
Thongs or sandals and Trekking shoes.
Bring one light sweater or jacket as it can get cool in the highlands..
Sun-screen.
Sunglasses, sunhat.
Flash light.
Rucksack or day bag
Rain jacket and small umbrella if possible
Trousers and long shirt (cotton) for trekking
Long socks plus extra
Small binocular for bird watching
Pocket knife and flash light (torch)
Mosquito and insect repellent
Camera plus extra micro chip/memory and battery
Other personal things and medicine
For souvenir and other personal expenses, please bring Rupiah( IDR Indonesia Money ).

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