Borneo Orang utan Tou and, Explore Dayak Tribes
Duration: 08 Days/09 Nights
Grade: Easy to moderate
Starts/Ends: Jakarta or Bali
To visit the Dayak of Tapinbini and also the Dayak on Kinipan, takes about 6 hrs speed boat ride from Pangkalan Bun. (Pangkalan Bun is the main entrance gate to Orangutan), while Kinipan is another 7 hrs upriver from Tapinbini. Unfortunately they are more modern than before.
Therefore our recommendation is to visit the Dayak Malaris, north from Banjarmasin, the capital city of South Borneo. They are not really back-ward and traditional, but the modernzation really does not affect them too much. They are living in the small house made of wood and leaves for the roof, some even living in the small hut in the slash and burn field. They are all farmers, cultivating
the land near their compound.
DAY 01 : ARRIVAL PANGKALAN BUN - ORANGUTAN
Upon arrival at Pangkalan Bun Airport at 14.00 hrs, 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 about 6m by 2m 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. Proceed to Tanjung Harapan, a rehabilitation center for orphaned orangutans, 2 hours away from Kumai. Here the playful and friendly baby orangutans are taught the first stages in fending themselves in the jungle. In the peaceful afternoon we will slowly explore the quite river by the klotok while observe the monkeys along the riverside. Overnight at the riverside lodge.
DAY 02 : ORANGUTAN EXPLORATION (CAMP LEAKEY)
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. Overnigth at the lodge. (B,L).
DAY 03 : ORANGUTAN EXPLORATION (PESALAT AREA)
Breakfast at the lodge, then sail down to Pesalat area. This area used to be the local people occupied area, but they were moved to Tanjung Harapan on the 1980's. The forest here is the home of the re-introduced Orangutan. We can do some flat and easy trekking along the ranger trail while observing the rich diversity of flora and faunal life of Tanjung Puting National Park. The Gibbon and the long tailed maccaques can be found near the river bank. There are also some small river on the trail where we culd find some water creatures. While the Orangutan usually live deep into the park. Lunch under the shade of the forest. Lunch box provided. in the afternoon, back to the boat and overnight at the lodge. (B,L)
DAY 04 : ORANGUTAN - ORANGUTAN CLINIC AT PANGKALAN BUN - FLY TO JAKARTA
After an early breakfast, sail back to Kumai and then visit the Orangutan Care Clinic in Pasir Panjang. The best time in on the morning when the Clinic staff start to work. During this time, the orangutan baby usually carried by the staff to the forest behind the clinic and put there till the afternoon. Some other orangutan (those which are sick) are nourished, cured, and cleaned, and the orangutan which is start to live in the small forest are fed. This is the busy time for the staff and we can help them. If you wish, you can carry the baby to the forest, or help the staff to fed the orangutan, or if you find you are okay, to clean the cage, or else. Then drive to the airport and fly to Jakarta at 14.45 - 17.20. Arrival at Jakarta and stay overnight. (B)
DAY 05 : JAKARTA-BANJARMASIN - PANDAK DAUN - LOKSADO
After breakfast, depart to airport for the flight on 07.40-10.20. Afterwards then proceed to Cempaka village to see traditional diamond mining and polishing, Next, visiting Pandak Daun villagge, a village famous as the home of thousands of water buffaloes. Here most of the peoples have numerous water buffaloes which is become a family business for a very long time. Afterwards, leaving to Loksado. You will arrive at late of evening, overnight on the local simple lodge for your dinner and accommodation. (B,L,D)
DAY 06 : MUARA HATIP - MALARIS - HARATAI
After breakfast, Transfer to Malaris to see traditional long house,then trekking to Haratai waterfall crossing forest, rivers, longhouses, hanging bridge and traditional farms.Afterwards, return to Loksado through different trail passing big trees, valley and 3 isolated village and longhouse. In the afternoon, return to the small lodge for dinner and accommodation. (B,L,D)
DAY 07 : LOKSADO - BAMBOO RAFTING - BANJARMASIN
After breakfast, Going to forest to cut the bamboos and setting the bamboo raft with villagers, then, do the bamboo rafting across mount Kantawan and tropical rainforest alongside of Amandit river. Return to Banjarmasin. Overnight at the 2* hotel in Banjarmasin. (B,L)
DAY 08 : FLOATING MARKET BANJARMASIN - AIRPORT -NEXT DESTINATION
Early in the morning after breakfast at 04.30am, visit the traditional floating market, where many canoes sell and buy the vegetables, and other stuff. Depart for 1 hour to reach Syamsudin Noor airport and fly back to Jakarta
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Borneo Orang utan Tou and, Explore Dayak Tribes