Pangkalanbuun, Borneo Private 4-Day Orangutan, Primates Tour

Multi-day & Extended Tours, Iskandar Airport in Pangkalan bun (PKN) or from your lodges in Pangkalan bun or Kumai to Iskandar Airport in Pangkalan bun or to your lodges in Pangkalan bun or Kumai Please notice during peak season (Jul-Aug-Sept) all the tour will be finished at 09.00 am. Let discus for any option according your flights schedule.

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This 4-day private tour is not only a multi-day tour, but a chance to understand human evolution. The orangutan is the great ape in Asia who only lives in Sumatra and Borneo. Orang means people and Utan means hutan or forest “people of the forest”- we share 97% DNA with Orangutans. You will visit 3 Orangutan feeding stations: Tanjung Harapan, Pondok Tanggui and Camp Lekey. You may see another exotic animal like Proboscis monkey-Bekantan the endemic primate in Borneo. Silvered Langur, Red-leaf Monkey or Pig-tailed Monkey are exotic primates difficult to see. You may see different kinds of birds, crocodiles in the river banks, plants and blossoms. This is a wildlife experience like no other.Please notice during peak season (Jul-Aug-Sept) all the tour will start no earlier then 10.00 am and will be finished maximum at 09.00 am. Please discus for any optional according flights schedule.
The boat has western styled bathrooms. The galley will provide all meals as well as snacks, bottled water, soft-drink, coffee and tea. There are 4 crew members including 1 English speaking guide, 1 Cook, 1 Captain and 1 assistant.DAY 1: Pangkalanbuun – Kumai – Tanjung Harapan Camp Upon 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. Meals Provided (lunch and dinner) DAY 2: Nypha Habitat - Camp Leakey – Pondok Ambung After 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. Meals Provided (breakfast, lunch and dinner) DAY 3: Pondok Ambung – Pondok Tanggui – Tanjung Harapan - Pesalat After 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. Meals provided (breakfast, lunch and dinner) DAY 4: Pesalat Reforestation – Kumai – Pangkalanbuun After 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.

What’s included

  • 3-nights accommodation on-board the Kelotok (wooden houseboat)
  • Return airport transfers from Iskandar Airport in Pangkalan Bun or from your accommodation in Pangkalan Bun or Kumai.
  • English speaking guide
  • Cook who will provide all meals and drinks
  • Admission fee, park entrance permit and ranger donation
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)

What’s not included

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Insurance


  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Family friendly
  • All-inclusive tour
  • Multi-Day Trip