3 Days / 2 Nights Orangutan Tour
TOUR Day 01
Arrival at Pangkalan Bun – Kumai – Tanjung Harapan – Rimba eco Lodge
The activities on this day is depend on your arrival time – Arrive at the Pangkalan Bun Airport, and transfer for 30 minutes by car to get Kumai river port and to board to the river boat (klotok).
It takes 1.5 hours to arrive at The Rimba eco Lodge for a welcome Lunch.
Visit to The Tandjung Harapan feeding station is at the park Headquarters only 10 minutes by klotok and walk the trail to get the The Tandjung Harapan feeding Station for the feeding at 1500.
Here also there is a large Alpha male.
Dinner and overnight on the boat .
TOUR Day 02
Rimba – Pesalat – Camp Leakey – Rimba Lodge
After breakfast, leave to the Pesalat Re-forestation Centre.
The walk in from the river takes 45 minutes through swamp forest, past a small medicinal plant area to “The Friends of the National Park” reforestation area (severely burned in 2006). This is a very good birding and walking area; also Clouded Leopard and Sun Bear spoor has been seen here. For only US$ 5 you can choose and plant a tree.
Back to the boat for your visit to the famous Camp Leakey (possibly the most famous place for Orangutan Research in the world) having lunch on the way. A short visit to The Education Centre there is a must; also you may see Agile Gibbons and pigs in the camp. You then proceed to the Feeding Centre. Your guide will carry water but you should take no food. You should eat no food or drink water near an Orangutan. Humans transmit diseases to Orangutans; thus please do not initiate contact (for their sakes). Occasionally an Orangutan may take you by the hand – relax and enjoy it. Camp Leakey feeding is funded by donations to The Orangutan Foundation International USA (Professor Dr Birute Galdikas). Then you walk back to the boat for a great trip home in the evening through many roosting Proboscis Monkeys. Dinner and overnight on the boat.
TOUR Day 03
Depart to Kumai – Pangkalan Bun’s airport
Enjoy breakfast at Rimba lodge before boarding our “klotok”. Take a leisurely boat ride before returning to Pankanlan Bun airport throu h the port city of Kumai. Revive all your senses and let them retain the magic of Tanjung Puting National Park. Listen to the sounds of Kumai all day loudspeakers emanating from tall buildings where swift nests are being commercially harvested. The swift saliva is used for bird’s nest soup and can reach 13 millions Rupiah and up per Kg. Indonesia is the biggest supplier and the trade has led certain swift colonies to be critically threatened.
Ucok Hakim was born in Kumai, Central Kalimantan (Borneo) and was educated in Pangkalan Bun where attended primary and secondary school. In his spare time, he studied and qualified in Accountancy. He joined Ecolodges Indonesia in 2006 as restaurant staff but worked his way up and is now Assistant Manager. During this process, he came to love and study the wildlife in The Tandjung Puting National park and soon became an expert guide. Now Ucok or Hakim is a member of The Guides Association and well known throughout the world (see Reports on Trip Advisor and other websites) through the groups has guided and helped through Ecosafari Indonesia. He is the Head of our Guides at The Rimba Lodge and is used extensively by primate and birding groups.