An Ultimate Guide To A Wonderful Orangutan Borneo Tour

What is it like to be on an orangutan Borneo tour? For nature and wildlife lovers, having a tour with orangutans in their natural habitat is like once in a lifetime experience. Truly amazing. Visiting Borneo, or Kalimantan as local people called, will take you to rainforests with dense emerald foliages. They are the home of orangutans, the amazing creatures whose existence is endangered now. Here, you will be taken into an adventurous tour to see the life of orangutans and other exotic animals that live in the rainforests in Borneo.

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Tanjung Puting National Park – Where the Amazing Journey Starts

There is no better place to have your orangutan Borneo tour than Tanjung Puting National Park. Being located in the Central Kalimantan (Borneo), Indonesia, the national park is one of the best ecotourism destinations on earth. This is a wonderful conservation site where endangered species of orangutans are protected. Not only that but this national park is also the home of many exotic birds (220 species) and other tropical animals. 8 rarest monkey species are protected in this national park, including the proboscis monkey with its distinctive long nose.

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Trekking the dense rainforests that cover the conservation area, you will be amazed by monkeys, gibbons, wild boars, macaques, wild deers, bush pigs, and other animals that live there. Not to mention the pristine vegetation that you can only find in a few tropical forests on earth. Don’t forget to keep your eyes out when crocodiles live in the rivers along the national park as you trek through its tropical forests. You also need to know that it has three main camps established by the Orangutan Foundation. They are Camp Leakey, Pondok Tangui, and Tanjung Harapan. Those three camps are rehabilitation centers where ex-captive orangutans are placed. There, you can also see the staff feed the orangutans from a close but safe distance. The primates are monitored and trained before they are taken back to the wildlife. By visiting the rehabilitation centers, you will get an opportunity to see these beautiful primates closely and learn more about them.

How to Get to Borneo?

One of the easiest ways to get to Borneo is by taking a flight into Pangkalan Bun Borneo airport. It provides several options for direct flights every day from Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia, as well as other Indonesian airports. The flight from Jakarta to Borneo usually takes only an hour. Most of the time, the flights to Borneo are quickly booked in peak season. However, you need to be careful since some of the flights might be operated by small agents and don’t have official websites. In this way, make sure to book a flight through a trustful and well-reputed online tour agent for a convenient trip. From the Pangkalan Bun airport, you will be driven to Kumia Port to get access to Tanjung Puting National Park and the journey only takes 25 minutes. You will take a boat down the Sekonyer River from Pangkalan Bun to explore the national park. There, you can start your journey to witness the amazing life of orangutans in their original habitat in the dense Borneo rainforests.

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The Best Time to Visit Borneo

Speaking about the best time for orangutan Indonesia Borneo tours, you have some options to choose from.

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June/ September

June or September is the best time to avoid crowds when visiting Borneo to see orangutans. Is it the shoulder season when fewer people come to the tourist destination? In June or September, each feeding station only provides 15 boats for tourists at maximum. This number of boats is half lower than in the peak season that each feeding station usually provides 30 boats, even more for tourists. The weather is still fairly dry to conveniently explore the river along the national park in the months.

July/ August

July or August is the best time for Orangutan Tanjung Puting tours. This is when Indonesia is in its best weather and Borneo is in its driest months. You will find that the weather is nice and the temperature is perfect for the tour in July or August. However, you need to keep in mind that it is also the busiest season. Most of the feeding stations in the national park were crowded with people who wanted to see orangutans at that time. So make sure to book your orangutan tour in Borneo in advance.

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Where to Stay?

Most of the time, tourists choose to stay in hotels around Pangkalan Bun before the Borneo Orangutan Tours. It is a small town with the shortest distance to the national park. Tourists often choose this option especially if they arrive a day before the tour. There are a few comfortable hotels and guesthouses you can find there. Most of the time, they only stay there for only one day or two. This is because not many things that tourists can do in Pangkalan Bun, except for taking a rest before the big adventure in Borneo rainforests.

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What to Expect?

During wild orangutan tours, you will trek the dense forests of the conservation area. Here, you will see orangutans swing from one tree to another in a close distance. Make sure to prepare your stamina since the trekking paths are quite tough and the rainforests are dense. Aside from visiting the three camps established in the conservation site on foot, you can also cruise the rivers along the national park on a klotok. This is a traditional houseboat that has been the favorite of tourists. Aside from your tour guide, there will be a boat captain, a captain assistant, and a cook that accompany you during the cruising. Sitting on the deck of the houseboat while sipping a cup of coffee and seeing wild orangutans will make you feel lucky to have such experience. One of the best things about this orangutan Kalimantan tour is that you can stay in the klotok for 2 or 3 days. Many tourists choose this option since the dense rainforests make it hard for them to see the orangutans sometimes. Thus, staying in the houseboat will give them more opportunities to meet these amazing primates. Though the boat is not a fancy option it is quite comfortable. There is a dining table, some chairs, sun loungers, and mattresses completed with mosquito nets. Not only that but the houseboat is also equipped with a small bathroom, a sink, a toilet, a small freshwater shower head.

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How Much Does It Cost?

A wild Borneo Orangutan tour usually costs about $d00 on average. This is the typical amount of cost that you need to pay if you join an orangutan klotok tour. However, the prices might vary based on the number of people you are sharing the houseboat with as well as the size, and the quality of the boat. With such a large amount of money, you can stay for a 2 or 3-day adventure in the dense rainforests of Borneo to see orangutans. Most of the time, the services included in the package are national park permits, all foods & refreshments while on the board, visits to three feeding stations, and transfers to or from the airport. Not only that but the services also include orangutan trekking tours with a professional and knowledgeable local guide. You might need to pay less if you go on a solo tour in Borneo. However, it is not suggested especially if you are new to this kind of wildlife tour. Additionally, by hiring a professional local guide to accompany you along the tour, you can make the most out of your money. However, you need to keep in mind that the Indonesian currency is quite flexible. So, you need to be well-prepared in case the currency exchange value changes.

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What to Wear

To have an enjoyable orangutan Borneo tour, you need to prepare some things and pack necessary items. As for the clothes, make sure you wear something comfortable for jungle trekking. The climate is usually warm in the rainforests but the temperature can get hotter or turn humid fast. So, t-shirts and hiking pants can be a good option. Make sure to bring a hat, sunglasses, and pack sunscreen as well to avoid a sunburn. As the temperature turns chilly at night, you also need to bring jackets and long sleeve shirts. As for the footwear, light shoes are a perfect option to help you walk comfortably in the jungle. Mosquito repellent and a strong bug spray are also essential items to bring during the tour. It will also be better if you keep quinines in your travel bag to avoid malaria. Keep in mind to avoid drinking from the sink since it is only meant to wash your face and clean up your mouth after toothbrushing. Only drinking from bottled water is a good alternative to take. Since you don’t want to miss any moment with exotic creatures during the tour, just don’t forget to bring your camera. Make sure to pack additional memory cards and batteries for the camera as well.

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