Welcome to Kumai


Many travellers make a beeline to Kumai from the airport or Pangkalan Bun bus terminal, and backpackers sometimes meet at the national-park dock on the northern edge of town to hook up with a guide and share the price of a klotok (traditional houseboat).


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TOP Orangutan Tanjung Puting Camp Leakey Tour 3 Days 2 Nites

ItineraryDay 1: Pangkalan Bun - Kumai Port - Klotok -Tanjung Harapan CampPass By: PA Pangkalan Bun11:00-13:00 Pick up and transfer to Kumai to board on the boat, passing several Dayak villages13:30-14:00 Board on the Klotok (traditional riverboat)14:00-17:00 Stop at first rehabilitation center for orangutan at Tanjung Harapan, just in time for the 15:00 PM feeding. When we arrive at Tanjung Harapan, we will walk through the screw pine and bog forest, and your guide will explain about Tanjung Harapan. We will enjoy the orangutan feeding station until 16:20 PM, then return to the Klotok, where the cook will serve an afternoon snack and soft drinks17:00-18:30 Explore the quiet river by the Klotok while observing monkeys along the riverside18:30-19:30 Dinner and overnight on the boat. Simple mattress, pillow, fine meals, bottled mineral water, mosquito net, kitchen, simple toilet available on the boat19:30-20:30 RestMeals included: • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Liveaboard Klotok WoodenboatDay 2: Explores Sekonyer River - Pondok Tanggui - Camp LeakeyPass By: Tanjung Puting National Park, Central Kalimantan, Kalimantan06:00-08:00 After breakfast, board the Klotok to travel up the river for about 2 hours to Camp Leakey where the older orangutans are reintroduced into the rainforest08:00-11:00 Stop at Pondok Tanguy, the rehabilitation center for the new ex-captive orangutans, see feeding time at 09:00 AM. Walk on the wooden platform built by volunteers from around the world to visit the feeding station and to observe orangutans in their natural habitat11:00-14:00 Enjoy freshly cooked lunch as the boat glides through the river to the next stop15:00-16:30 Arrive at Camp Leaky where you can do a short trekking to the feeding station and observe how an Alpha male can be the king amongst all. Spend the rest of the day hiking through the rainforest, exploring peat swamps and lowland dipterocarp habitat, searching for wildlife, or enjoying varieties of fungi, orchid, mosses, and ferns16:30-19:00 Spot proboscis monkeys roosting on trees by the river and a great variety of endemic birds flying by. Relax on your houseboat as it glides down the main river for a magical spectacle of fireflies gathering between the growing nipa palms on the riverside19:00-00:00 Overnight on the KlotokMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: overnite at Klotok house boatDay 3: Nipah Forest Sekonyer- Kumai Pangkalan BunPass By: Iskandar Airport06:00-07:00 Arrive at Kumai by car, prepare for a city tour08:00-12:00 Visit Istana Kuning, traditonal market, and Arut riverside12:00-13:00 Lunch at Dayak house 13:00-14:00 End of tourMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchNo accommodation included on this day.

$280 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Orangutan Open trip share trip daily 3D2N (Seat In Coach)

ItineraryDay 1: Sekonyer RivePass By: Kumai Port09-00 - 13.00 Upon arrival at Pangkalan Bun Airport you will be picked up by our local staff and take you to Kumai to board on the boat.The boat is a traditional Klotok wooden river boat with a roof which forms the upper deck where you can view the rain forest as it glides by. The guide's team includes the boatman, a cook and expert guide. In the peaceful afternoon we will slowly explore the quite river by the klotok while observe the monkeys along the riverside. Dinner on the boat and overnight on the boat or lodge. While overnight on the boat we serve thin mattress, pillow, fine meals, bottled "mineral" water, mosquito net, kitchen, simple toilet available on boat besides the familiar - helpful guides and boatmen .Meals included: • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Klotok HouseboatDay 2: Camp Leakey Black RiverPass By: Camp Leakey, Central Kalimantan, KalimantanAfter breakfast board the klotok to travel up river for about 1 hours boating and then up a side creek to Pondok Tanguy, the rehabilitation center for the new ex-captive orangutans Leakey where the older orangutans are reintroduced into the rain forest. Lunch provided on boat. Afternoon visit the feeding station to see rehabilitate orangutans are given additional foods at Camp Leakey where the older orangutans are reintroduced into the rain forest ,At Camp Leakey you will have opportunity to trek into the rain forest with your expert guide and the forestry rangers to appreciate the flora as well as perhaps sighting wild orangutans, gibbons,, and birds. Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Klotok HouseboatDay 3: Nipah Forest SekonyerPass By: Kumai PortAffter breakfast we return to Kumai t,ake you to the airport or to the hotel. The tour is complete ( 09.00 AM )No meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

$1150 Outdoor Activities

Orangutan Sekonyer River & Dayak Arut River Explorer 6 days 5 Nites

Day 1 Sekonyer River - Upon arrival at Pangkalan Bun Airport you will be picked up by our local staff and take you to Kumai to board on the boat.The boat is a traditional Klotok wooden river boat with a roof which forms the upper deck where you can view the rain forest as it glides by. T .(L,D) DAY 02 : After breakfast board the klotok to travel up river for about 2 hours boating and then up a side creek to Camp Leakey where the older orangutans are reintroduced into the rain forest. En route stop at Pondok Tanguy, the rehabilitation center for the new ex-captive orangutans. At Camp Leakey you will have opportunity to trek into the rain forest with your expert guide and the forestry rangers to appreciate the flora as well as perhaps sighting wild orangutans, gibbons, macaques, and birds. Lunch provided on boat. Afternoon visit the feeding station to see rehabilitate orangutans are given additional foods. We will then sail back down the river to overnight on the boat . Half day Dayak Tour . (B,L,D) 3rd day after breakfast we explore and trekking at Pesalat and visit Skonyer Villaage after lunch return to Kumai in Pangkalan Bun City, while walking on a wooden bridge to see the dayak people's life with the river and cross the river by sampan? (small boat ) stop by for check in and Dinner  at the Dayak wooden house in the Raja Seberang village ( B.L.D ) Day 4 After breakfast walk to Arut River to board the Speedboat up Lamandau River. You will pass many Dayak villages around the river and many rapids in the river. You will stop at Kotawaringin village for lunch at a local restaurant, and then continue up Lamandau River to Bokonsu Village. Upon arrival at Bokonsu, you will be welcomed by eating bettle nut, and will then enjoy the unique experience of joining this traditional life style. In the evening after dinner, a local musician will play his instrument to call people to gather into the long house. You will be welcomed by a traditional dance where you will get to sit on the gong! You are like a Queen and a King. Locals will serve you rice wine, this is their way of welcoming guests who visit their village. Overnight at Longhouse with basic facility .( B,L,D)  Day 5 After breakfast sightseeing around the Bokonsu village, see the spunduk, the small house for keeping the bones of the dead, the long pole we called Pantar, made from iron wood. This used to be for tying their enemy before they cut off their head. You will then continue down the river stopping at Kotawaringin village, this is the oldest village and was built in the 17th century by Kiai Gede, well-known as the Muslim missionary. Visit the old palace and the 7 cannons that are still kept in the house. The people still believe these cannons have spirits in them if you can lift them up. After lunch back to Pangkalan Bun and check in to Arut Guest House  ( BLD ) , Day 6  After breakfast transfer to airport to next your destination tour end ( B )

$220 Day Trips & Excursions

Day Trip Through the Wilderness Borneo & Say Hello Orang Utan

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Tanjung Puting National Park, Central Kalimantan, KalimantanTNTP

$475 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Orangutan Tanjung Puting & Explore Dayak Arutriverside Tour 4 Days 3 Nites

Day 1 Sekonyer River - Upon arrival at Pangkalan Bun Airport you will be picked up by our local staff and take you to Kumai to board on the boat.The boat is a traditional Klotok wooden river boat with a roof which forms the upper deck where you can view the rain forest as it glides by. The guide's team includes the boatman, a cook and expert guide. In the peaceful afternoon we will slowly explore the quite river by the klotok while observe the monkeys along the riverside. Dinner on the boat and overnight on the boat or lodge. While overnight on the boat we serve thin mattress, pillow, fine meals, bottled "mineral" water, mosquito net, kitchen, simple toilet available on boat besides the familiar - helpful guides and boatmen . DAY 02 : ORANGUTAN TOUR - EXPLORATION After breakfast board the klotok to travel up river for about 2 hours boating and then up a side creek to Camp Leakey where the older orangutans are reintroduced into the rain forest. En route stop at Pondok Tanguy, the rehabilitation center for the new ex-captive orangutans. At Camp Leakey you will have opportunity to trek into the rain forest with your expert guide and the forestry rangers to appreciate the flora as well as perhaps sighting wild orangutans, gibbons, macaques, and birds. Lunch provided on boat. Afternoon visit the feeding station to see rehabilitate orangutans are given additional foods. We will then sail back down the river to overnight on the boat . Half day Dayak Tour . 3rd day after breakfast we return to Kumai and by car to continue the city tour, with the first destination is Yellow Palace( Istana Kuning )  the residence of the ancient king, proceed to the traditonal market at the Arut Riverside in Pangkalan Bun City, while walking on a wooden bridge to see the dayak people's life with the river and cross the river by sampan? (small boat ) stop by for check in and lunch at the Dayak wooden house in the Raja Seberang village Arut riverside with a local menu.and relax , enjoy Arut River activity , at 04.00 PM explore by small boat up and down ARUT River  and Dinner at the Dayak Huse local cousine . Day 4 Free program and  tour stops when you will take you to the airport . The tour is complete

$499 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Pangkalanbuun, Borneo Private 4-Day Orangutan, Primates Tour

ItineraryDay 1: Pangkalanbuun – Kumai – Tanjung Harapan CampStop At: Tanjung Puting National Park, Central Kalimantan, KalimantanUpon arrival in Pangkalanbuun you’ll be met and transferred to Kumai for boarding to the Kelotok. Leaving Kumai River, you’ll have an opportunity to see riverfront life. Then, cruising to Sekonyer River, the estuarine habitat with unique vegetation called mangrove, before your first stop to Tanjung Harapan Camp to visit the Orangutan feeding station at 3pm. After seeing the Orangutans cruise downstream to see groups of Proboscis monkeys - the endemic primate in Borneo. The boat will anchor and you will sleep overnight in the Kelotok beneath the fireflies. If the weather is good (no rain or wind) you can see millions of fireflies like a Christmas tree, but this isn’t guaranteed. Dinner beneath fireflies.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Lunch: Indonesian Cuisine adapted to Europian tasted. • Dinner: Indonesian Cuisine adapted to Europian tasted.Accommodation included: Traditional wooden House boatDay 2: Nypha Habitat - Camp Leakey – Pondok AmbungStop At: Camp Leakey, Central Kalimantan, KalimantanAfter a sunrise breakfast, cruise up the river. You’ll have time to relax, enjoying fresh air or do some primate spotting in the roosting tree while the boat finds a good place to anchor. The next destination is Camp Leakey, the legendary Orangutan Rehabilitation Camp, where Prof. Birute MF. Galdikas started her study in early 1971. Boating a side creek through tea colored water where you will see the magnificent reflection from the vegetation along the river. If lucky you may see fresh water crocodiles and other wildlife attractions along the river banks. The Orangutan feeding time is at 2pm.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast: Europian Breakfast with local ingredients • Lunch: Indonesian cuisines adapted to Europian tasted • Dinner: Indonesian cuisines adapted to Europian tastedAccommodation included: Traditional wooden house boatDay 3: Pondok Ambung – Pondok Tanggui – Tanjung Harapan - PesalatStop At: Tanjung Puting National Park, Central Kalimantan, KalimantanAfter having breakfast, you will head to Pondok Tanggui. The Orangutan feeding will be at 9am in the morning. After seeing the Orangutans, you will continue to Tanjung Harapan to see the orangutans feeding at 3pm. You will be able to spot wildlife during the slow cruising between Pondok Tanggui and Tanjung Harapan. Sleep overnight in Pesalat.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast: Europian Breakfast with local ingredients • Lunch: Indonesian cuisines adapted to Europian tasted • Dinner: Indonesian cuisines adapted to Europian tastedAccommodation included: Traditional wooden house boatDay 4: Pesalat Reforestation – Kumai – Pangkalanbuun Stop At: Tanjung Puting National Park, Central Kalimantan, KalimantanAfter breakfast you’ll have a short trek on the wooden jetty before visiting a forest tree seedling which is aimed at enriching the food for the orangutans and also rehabilitate land after previous fires and logging. You will plant your own tree with your name on the tag. Departing Kumai in the morning, you’ll be transferred to Pangkalanbuun (hotel/airport). It is also possible to visit the Orangutan souvenir and handicraft gallery before your next destination. Please notice, during peak season ( Jul-Aug-Sept) all tour will be ended at 09.00 am. Planting trees will modify to fit in the second day before reaching Camp Leakey.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast: Europian breakfast with local ingredients • Lunch: This service wouldn't available during peak season (Jul-Aug-Sept) since all tour will be finished at 09.00 amAccommodation included: Traditional wooden house boat