Welcome to Tanjung Puting National Park


The park is best seen from a klotok, a ramshackle, multistorey liveaboard boat that travels up Sungai Sekonyer from Kumai to the legendary rehabilitation centre at Camp Leakey. During the day you lounge on deck surveying the jungle for wildlife with binoculars as the boat chugs along its narrowing channel, stopping to convene with semi-wild orang-utans at the three main feeding stations.

Despite an increase in visitor numbers and boats in recent years, the trip is still a fine introduction to the rainforest, and one of the most memorable experiences you'll have in Kalimantan.


Top experiences in Tanjung Puting National Park

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Tanjung Puting National Park activities

$412 Outdoor Activities

5 Days Truly Orangutan Wildlife Jungle Trail

Day 01: PANGKALANBUN, KUMAI, TANJUNG PUTING (LD) Upon Arrival at Pangkalanbun, Direct boarding the Boat to enjoy the river Watching Sekonyer Riverside with different vegetation of ecosystem. You may see some group of macaqa and proboscis at the trees. Lunch Dinner and sleep on the boat. Day 02: CAMP LEAKEY, PONDOK TANGGUI ORANGUTAN REHABILITATION (BLD) After breakfast you will get to Pondok Tangui, the first orangutan feeding site. Keep explore the original Deep Bornean River with their Black Water in the trip to go to Camp Leakey, the famous orangutan research site establish from 1971.Overnight on the boat. Day 03: TANJUNG PUTING TRAIL TREK, CAMPING (BLD) After Breakfast, get ready for 9 km long of trails into the truly wild Kalimantan low land forest seing an old giant trees Build a tent at a nice little platform to enjoy the evening forest. Day 04: PESALAT PLANTATION, TANJUNG HARAPAN (BLD) After Breakfast, visiting Pesalat Replantation Conservation Education Site of Tanjung Puting National Park. Afterwards to Tanjung Harapan for sighseeing at the village.Overnight at Homestay. Day 05: TANJUNG HARAPAN, PANGKALANBUN AIRPORT (BL) After Breakfast, by boat to Kumai Half City Visit Kingdom Palace Istana Kuning, Tarditonal Market Arut river side, adn Lunch at Traditional Dayak House Tour for transit to Pangkalanbun Airport and flight to your next destination.

$220 Day Trips & Excursions

Day Trip Through the Wilderness Borneo & Say Hello Orang Utan

Early Morning 06.30 pickup and meeting service at your Hotel, or your location then transfer to Kumai. On board, crossing the  Kumai estuary approximately 15 minutes  to Sekonyer river and stop Pondok Tanggui, where you walk in the forest to see the babies and juveniles of the Orangutan feeding at 09.00am, and say hello Orang utan , Having an experience to explore more of the tropical lowland forest of Tanjung Puting National Park. Lunch served en route, continue our tour to explore Proboscis monkeys. Macaques, birds and others wildlife of this area on your way upstream to Camp Leaky area, Enjoy a beautiful tropical river atmosphere. Hiking at Camp Leakey for more wildlife then following the park feeding program At 14.00,pm. Late afternoon back to Kumai, on your way to Kumai you will have a good change to find more wildlife along the river when they restarting to sleeping on the river edge.  end route we stop at Nipah Palm  take candle of dinner and accompanied  million fireflies (depends on the wheater) and Transfer to your hotel. Tour End Terima Kasih ( L, D )

$539 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3 Days 2 Nights Tanjung Puting Klotok (Deluxe)

Day 1: Arrival Pangkalan Bun – Kumai Port – Klotok boat to Tanjung PutingMeet your assigned guide upon arrival at Iskandar Airport in Pangkalan Bun, then it is approximately 30-minute drive to Kumai port in Central kalimantan escorted by our local guide. Get onboard on a wooden ‘klotok’ boat and start your journey from Kumai river into the wilderness up the Sekonyer River until you reach your accommodation. The houseboat is a traditional wooden river boat featuring an upper deck where you can view your panoramic rainforest surroundings. The crew on your vessel includes the boatman, a cook and an expert guide who will provide you with info related to the trip and the many amazing sights you have in store. Check in upon your arrival at the accommodation and enjoy the dinner at the restaurant.Overnight at Rimba Ecolodge  Day 2: Tanjung Puting National Park – Pondok Tanggui – Camp LeakeyBreakfast served at the hotel. Continue to cruise up the river to arrive at Pondok Tanggui. Walk on the wooden platform built by volunteers from around the world to visit the feeding station and to observe Orangutans in their natural habitat. Enjoy freshly cooked lunch as the boat glides through the river to arrive at Camp Leakey located approximately an hour away. Established in 1971 by Dr. Birute Galdikas and Rod Brindamour as the Orangutan Research and Conservation Base, here 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, lowland dipterocarp habitat, searching for wildlife or enjoying varieties of fungi, orchid, slipper orchid, mosses and ferns. Keep your eyes open during the boat journey to follow as you will get a chance to see proboscis monkeys roosting on trees by the river and a great variety of endemic birds flying by. In the evening, opt for a night trek in Pondok Ambung Research Station to seek out some nocturnal wildlife, or simply relax on your houseboat as it glides down the main river for a magical spectacle of fireflies gathering between the growing nipah palms on the riverside. Return to your accommodation afterwards.Overnight at Rimba Ecolodge  Day 3: Tanjung Puting – Kumai Port – Departure Pangkalan BunWake up to the cry of Gibbons, early birdsong and wild macaque troops. Breakfast is served onboard as the boat returns back to the port in Kumai. You will be transferred to the airport to continue your journey to next destination with amazing memories of your experience at Tanjung Puting National Park. 

$403 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3 Days 2 Nights Tanjung Puting Klotok (Standard)

Day 1: Arrival Pangkalan Bun – Transfer to Kumai – Klotok boat to Tanjung Puting Meet your assigned guide upon arrival at Iskandar Airport in Pangkalan Bun, then it is approximately 30-minute drive to Kumai port in Central kalimantan escorted by our local guide. Get onboard on a wooden ‘klotok’ boat and start your journey from Kumai river into the wilderness up the Sekonyer River. The houseboat is a traditional wooden river boat featuring an upper deck where you can view your panoramic rainforest surroundings. The crew on your vessel includes the boatman, a cook and an expert guide who will provide you with info related to the trip and the many amazing sights you have in store. The houseboat facilities include a thin mattress, pillow, fine meals, bottled water, mosquito net, kitchen and a simple toilet available on board.   Overnight on Klotok houseboatDay 2: Tanjung Puting National Park – Pondok Tanggui – Camp Leakey Following a delicious breakfast at sunrise, cruise up the river to arrive at Pondok Tanggui. Walk on the wooden platform built by volunteers from around the world to visit the feeding station and to observe Orangutans in their natural habitat. Enjoy freshly cooked lunch as the boat glides through the river to arrive at Camp Leakey located approximately an hour away. Established in 1971 by Dr. Birute Galdikas and Rod Brindamour as the Orangutan Research and Conservation Base, here 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, lowland dipterocarp habitat, searching for wildlife or enjoying varieties of fungi, orchid, slipper orchid, mosses and ferns. Keep your eyes open during the boat journey to follow as you will get a chance to see proboscis monkeys roosting on trees by the river and a great variety of endemic birds flying by. In the evening, opt for a night trek in Pondok Ambung Research Station to seek out some nocturnal wildlife, or simply relax on your houseboat as it glides down the main river for a magical spectacle of fireflies gathering between the growing nipah palms on the riverside. Overnight on Klotok houseboatDay 3: Tanjung Puting – Kumai Port – Departure Pangkalan Bun Wake up to the cry of Gibbons, early birdsong and wild macaque troops. Breakfast is served onboard as the boat returns back to the port in Kumai. You will be transferred to the airport to continue your journey to next destination with amazing memories of your experience at Tanjung Puting National Park. 

$792 Multi-day & Extended Tours

5 Days 4 Nights Dayak Orangutan Explorer

Day 1: Arrival Pangkalan Bun – Kudangan VillageUpon arrival at Pangkalan Bun Iskandar airport, you will be greeted by our professional and licensed guide who will escort you on a 4-hour scenic drive by chaeuffeured vehicle to Kudangan Dayak Village in Lamandau regency to discover the life of Dayak tribesmen. A warm welcome awaits as you arrive at the village. The remainder of the day is free at leisure, allowing you to interact and observe daily life at an authentic Dayak village. After dinner, see villagers playing their traditional musical instruments and gathering for the Hornbill Dancing Party.Overnight at a traditional Dayak longhouse Day 2: Jungle trekkingAfter breakfast, trek up to the primary forest crossing village farmland, secondary rainforest, hills, suspended bamboo bridges and rivers. Lunch will be served en route. In the afternoon, we will set our campsite at the riverside. During camping, we can learn from the Dayak how to cook the traditional food for dinner in the jungle and then overnight in a bivouac/tent.Overnight on bivouac / tentDay 3: Jungle Trekking – Kudangan – Kumai – Tanjung PutingAfter breakfast, we will proceed back to Kudangan and then drive to Kumai village for boarding the houseboat to Tanjung Puting National Park. The houseboat is a traditional wooden river boat featuring an upper deck where you can view your panoramic rainforest surroundings, with facilities including a thin mattress, pillow, meals, bottled water, mosquito net, kitchen and a simple toilet available on board.Overnight on houseboatDay 4: Pondok Tanggui – Camp LeakeyBreakfast onboard, then cruise up the river to arrive at Pondok Tanggui. Walk on the wooden platform built by volunteers from around the world to visit the feeding station and to observe orangutans in their natural habitat. Enjoy freshly cooked lunch as the boat glides through the river to arrive at Camp Leakey, located approximately an hour away. Here 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. Spend another night on the houseboat as we sail back down the river with dinner provided.Overnight on houseboatDay 5: Tanjung Puting National Park – Kumai Port – Departure Pangkalan BunBreakfast is served onboard as the boat returns back to the port in Kumai. You will be transferred to the airport to continue your journey to your next destination with amazing memories of your experience at Tanjung Puting National Park. 

$300 Cultural & Theme Tours

Orangutan Tour Liveaboard 3 days 2 nights

DAY 01 AIRPORT-KUMAI-NATIONAL PARK-TANJUNG HARAPAN CAMP-PROBOSCIS TOUR-HOUSEBOAT(L,D)-Arrival at Iskandar airport in Pangkalan Bun Or Meet at the hotel. -Upon your arrival, our friendly tour guide will assist you to the klotok (houseboat) port in Kumai. -You’ll be transferred to Klotok (houseboat).The journey to Tanjung Puting National Park will begin shortly. -Lunch will be served on board. -Enjoy 2 hours of cruising Kumai and Sekonyer River, Klotok will reach the jetty of Camp Tanjung Harapan. From the jetty, it takes around 30 minutes walk to the feeding platform. This will be your first encounter with wild orangutans. The feeding time in Camp Tanjung Harapan begins at 15:00 PM. -From Tanjung Harapan, klotok will cruise deeper to the National Park. -You may find congregation of proboscis monkeys sitting at branches of trees along the riverbank in late afternoon. -When it gets dark, Klotok will stop and park at a riverbank. -Dinner will be served on board. -Free time in the evening. -Stay overnight on board. DAY 02 HOUSEBOAT-PONDOK TANGGUY-CAMP LEAKEY-HOUSEBOAT. (B,L,D) -After breakfast, Klotok will proceed to the jetty of Pondok Tanggui. -From the jetty, it takes around 30 minutes walk to the feeding platform. The feeding time in Pondok Tanggui begins at 09:00 AM. -If you want to get a better natural picture of wild orangutans here, it’s strongly recommended to use appropriate lenses for long distance shooting. -From Pondok Tanggui, Klotok will proceed to the legendary Camp Leakey. This camp becomes a legend because long-term research on orangutans has been conducting here since 1971. -The cook of Klotok will serve you lunch on board before you’re off to exploring the Camp Leakey. It takes around 40 minutes walk from the jetty straight to the feeding platform. -The feeding time in Camp Leakey begins at 14:00 PM. -You may experience close encounter with wild orangutans in Camp Leakey. It’s the best location for taking photographs with orangutans in the wild. However, it’s strongly recommended to keep a safe distance from orangutans. -When you’re ready, walking back to the jetty. -Klotok will cruise slowly back -When it gets dark, Klotok will stop and park at a riverbank. -Dinner will be served on board. -Free time in the evening. -Stay overnight on board. DAY 03 HOUSEBOAT-KUMAI-PASIR PANJANG VILLAGE-AIRPORT/HOTEL (B,L)-After breakfast, back to kumai -Arrive at Pasir Panjang Village, the leader of the Dayaknese/native people will welcome at Longhouse then they make a blessing for good spirit,energy and lucky by their culture. You have a chance to taste Tuak ( rice wine, traditional drink of Dayaknese) -Back to airport -Have a safe flight

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