This trip is designed for nature and wildlife lovers. You will explore one of the world's largest stretches of tropical rain forest in Kalimantan (Borneo) in search of orangutan and other wild species such as Proboscis monkeys, Gibbons, Macaques, Clouded leopards, Sun bears, unique birds and giant butterflies.
Visit orangutan rehabilitation research centers and observe ex-captive orangutans during the feeding time at Tanjung Puting National Park. Composed of 415,040 hectares, the park is the place to explore. The history started in 1930s, when the Dutch colonial government set aside the park for the protection of the orangutans and Proboscis monkey. Later, in 1977, the park was designated as UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and became National Park in 1982.
Experience the local culture of the river town of Kumai and cruise down the Sekonyer river, along Tanjung Puting National Park, in a traditional river boat klotok. Enjoy sunset view and delicious Indonesian meal freshly cooked from local ingredients on the boat while looking for wild animals.
Make a lasting memory by adopting and planting tree(s) at Pesalat Reforestation area. Indonesian NGO "Friends of the National Parks Foundation" has established a nursery to raise seedlings for many types of trees. Learn their conservation efforts to restore the rain forest damaged by the terrible wildfire a few years ago.
Note: Borneo is the third largest island in the world. It is politically divided among three countries: Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei. Approximately 73% of the island is Indonesian territory, called Kalimantan.
One of the absolute highlights of our trip to Borneo was being greeted by the orangutans in the wild jungle. DOYANTravel is one of very few US based travel companies that's really knowledgeable about Indonesia. Highly recommended.
Jonathan N., New York, NY
Greetings from Borneo