TANJUNG PUTING NATIONAL PARK TOURS - BORNEO ORANGUTAN TOUR
TOURS to BORNEO ORANG UTAN is Tours to Tanjung Puting National Park in Indonesia which famous with KLOTOK boat trip , this Park located in the southeast part of West Kotawaringin Regency in the Indonesian province of Central Kalimantan. The nearest main town is the capital of the Regency, Pangkalan Bun.Teluk Pulai, Waringin Barat, West Kotawaringin Regency, Central Kalimantan, Area: 4,150 km². Province: Central Kalimantan. The park is composed of 416,040 hectares of dryland dipterocarp forest, peat swampforest, heath forest,mangrove and coastal beach forest, and secondary forest
Four research centers have been established within the park for the study and rehabilitation oforangutans and other primates. Camp Leakey, founded in 1971 with assistance from the Leakey Foundation, was the first of these centers. It was here where Dr. Birute Galdikas began her career studying the behavior of rescued and orphaned orangutans that were reintroduced into the wild. Her research was highlighted as the cover article of National Geographic in October 1975. Dr. Galdikas is now considered one of the world’s leading experts on orangutan behaviour and is the founder and president of the Orangutan Foundation International.
The Tanjung Puting National Park was set aside in the 1930s by the Dutch colonial government for the protection of the orangutans and proboscis monkey, and was designated as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1977 and a national park in 1982.
In addition to ORANG UTAN and PROBOSIC MONKEY (Long nose monky) , the park is also home to gibbons, macaques, clouded leopards, sun bears, wild boars, porcupines, and sambar deer. The park also features many reptiles, including crocodiles, monitor lizards, and pythons, birds, including hornbills and kingfishers, and insects, such as the giant Bornean butterfly. The Pondok Ambung Tropical Forest Research Station was established in 2005 for the study of all wild species found in the park.
Today Tanjung Puting National Park is a popular ecotourism destination, with many local tour companies offering orang utan tour by boat tours " KLOTOK " to view wildlife and visit the research centers. The park was home to 105,000 people as of 1997. The park was heavily damaged by fires in 1997 and 1998, and today remains threatened by illegal logging, illegal mining, and forest clearing for agricultural uses.
Conservation efforts by Indonesian NGO Friends of the National Parks Foundation is leading towards a slow but progressive reforestation of damaged areas. Their reforestation work has seen the planting of thousands of saplings in the area to recreate habitat for the endemic wildlife in the area of National Park Tanjung Puting.
BORNEO ORANGUTAN TOUR with KLOTOK BOAT TRIP
Duration : 3D / 2N
Grade : Easy
Start/end : Pangkalan Bun Airport
THE ORANG UTAN TRIP :
DAY 01 : PANGKALAN BUN – RIVER CRUISE – KLOTOK HOUSE BOAT
Upon arrival at Pangkalan Bun airport we will pick you up then transfer you to Kumai port and board on boat KLOTOK. The boat is a traditional wooden boat called
“Klotok “ about12 m by 2,5 m with a roof which forms the upper deck Where you can view the rain forest as it glides by. The guide team are includes the boatman,
a cook, and expert guide. In the afternoon visit Tanjung Harapan, if your flight arrives at 11.00 am lunch are provided on boat overnight on boat ( L,D )
DAY 02 : KLOTOK HOUSE BOAT – PONDOK TANGGUI – CAMP LEAEKY
After breakfast board onboat and visit Pondok Tanggui see feeding time at 09am then continue visit Camp Leakey the olderst rehabilitation centre , you have
chance to trek into the forest to seach flora and fauna then in . Then in the evening you will see fireflies around the nipa palm and enjoy your dinner
with candle light on boat. Overnight on boat ( B,L,D )
DAY 03 : KLOTOK HOUSE BOAT- AIRPORT
After breakfast, transfer to Kumai then drive to Pangkalan bun for city tour then drive to airport or to your hotel. end of tour. ( B )
Tour Orang Utan including:
1. Car transport from and to Pangkalan Bun Airport - Kumai - Pangkalan Bun Airport
2. Boat (klotok) Transport " A wooden river boat about 12m by 2m with a roof that form upper deck, a great place for viewing the surrounding ". Toilet facilities and very basic shower facilities aboard the klotok. The top deck is where you can sleep with mosquito net covering the whole canopy.
3. Full board meals: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch. All meals are very well presented, fresh and hygiene with very a good varieties
4. Snacks, tea/coffee , bottle of water are provided on the klotok and trekking
5. English Speaking Local Guide, Experiences and friendly Crew KLOTOK Boat
Personal expenses: Laundry, telecommunication, extra meals, airport tax, and other beverages that are not indicated above and personal purchase, tips, Camera charge, Entrance fee ( pay upon arrival at Kumai post )
Very Important Note
This package excludes expenses incurred due to causes beyond our control (force major) and expenses also incurred due to flight cancellation & delay are not covered by Borneo Hijau Persada tour & travel. We will assist in the rescheduling of all flights & organizing suitable accommodation transport and meals etc… but all cost are covered by yourself if these circumstances occur. Please also advice when booking of any medical conditions or allergies (including food). So that an alternative can be arranged.
Recommended Personal Item for Tour
Good mosquito repellent, Small backpack (trekking ) Sunglasses/Hat, Suntan lotion, Camera/extra film and battery, Trekking shoes/shock, Light raincoat, Cotton clothing, Flashlight/batteries, small personal Medical Kit, Sleeping bag, blanket.
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