BULUH KECIL TOUR
DAY 1 : PANGKALAN BUN - KUMAI PORT - TANJUNG HARAPAN
Arrive at Pangkalan Bun, on the island of Borneo, better known by the Indonesians as Kalimantan. Upon arrival at the airport your guide will be waiting for you, transfer to the port of Kumai about 15-20 minutes by car where we will embark on a great adventure! We arrive to our traditional wooden boat called klotok. Our guide will reconfirm with the crew that everything is ready and start the cruise up the river in the famous Sekonyer River aboard a klotok.If your flight arrives early (before 11.30 AM), we can arrive in time to the rehabilitation center of Tanjung Harapan where at 3 o’clock in the afternoon, the rangers of the national park feed the orangutans and you can have the first close encounters with them
The translation of Tanjung Harapan is Cape of Hope. This first camp is around wetlands and in the afternoon, there are more mosquitoes so make sure you put on enough mosquitoes repellent. After visiting this Rangers Camp, you will continue upstream, resting on the boat, while we search for animals in the vicinity of the Sekonyer River. This afternoon it is very frequent to see groups of proboscis monkeys and monkeys in the treetops, jumping from one branch to another, or even see crocodiles, lizards in the shallow waters of the sides of the river. Prepare for sunset, the boat moored on one side of the river to spend the night.
Meals: Lunch - Dinner
Arrive at Pangkalan Bun, on the island of Borneo, better known by the Indonesians as Kalimantan. Upon arrival at the airport your guide will be waiting for you, transfer to the port of Kumai about 15-20 minutes by car where we will embark on a great adventure!
We arrive to our traditional wooden boat called klotok. Our guide will reconfirm with the crew that everything is ready and start the cruise up the river in the famous Sekonyer River aboard a klotok. If your flight arrives early (before 11.30 AM), we can arrive in time to the rehabilitation center of Tanjung Harapan where at 3 o’clock in the afternoon, the rangers of the national park feed the orangutans and you can have the first close encounters with them.
Meals: Lunch - Dinner
Accommodation: Klotok Boat
After an extraordinary breakfast, we will go in time to see the Tanggui camp at the time of feeding animals (9am) Little by little you will see how the branches of the treetops begin to move and then you will see the silhouettes of the Orangutans arriving little to little to the feeding platform. Tanggui was a release camp for young Orangutans that were rehabilitated, and they continue to add food every day, to prevent the Orangutans from leaving because of lack of food, and they end up outside the National Park, with the following risk of falling into traps of settlers or Fields of Palm Oil Plantations.After the Orangutans begin to leave, you will return to the Klotok again to go further up the river.
At 14.00 you can see the feeding time of the Orangutans. You can also visit the small museum made by the scientist Dr. Birute Galdikas.At the end of observing the orangutans in this camp and if the weather and conditions permit, we will make a gentle trek through the jungle back to the ship to look for orangutans in freedom and other animals, on the way we will have the opportunity to know by hand our local guides, some of them born in the jungle, how to look for animals or carnivorous plants or simply, listen to their experience of life in the jungle. The jungles of Borneo, have given life and house to the settlers for millions of years. They are jungles that under the eyes of grandparents are able to give everything you need. Food, water, medicines, yes ... Never put anything in your mouth without the recommendation of your guide. .In the afternoon the boat will be docked near a firefly congregation and you can enjoy the show of its luminescence.
Meals: Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Accommodation: Klotok Boat
Day 2 : PONDOK TANGGUI - CAMP LEAKEY - TREK
DAY 3 : KLOTOK - BULUH KECIL BY SPEEDBOAT - AIRPORT
Breakfast at the hotel and then at the agreed time, we transfer you to the airport to take the next plane and end your trip to Borneo with Come2Borneo.
To see a unique sunrise in a part of the national park almost unexplored by tourists, today we will pick you up at 5 am in speedboats and sail for approximately 1 hour and a half, going out to the open sea and entering Buluh Kecil, a small river in another part of the jungle where many operators still do not arrive. Orangutans and other animals that are more resistant to humans live in this area of the jungle, so we must maintain greater distances.On the way up the river, navigating in the winding river you can see how the mist that receives us in the morning is disappearing to give rise to the jump of monkeys, kalaos birds, macaques and hopefully some crocodile and monitor lizards resting on the shores of it. Little by little we are reaching the area of the Rangers, where formerly feeding time takes place at 7 am and even today the orangutans still come to the area. We cannot assure you that you see them because in this area they live wildly and it is about being aware of finding the animals and enjoying them. With motors turned off and almost silently taking a snack in the boat, we will be awaiting the appearance of some of them.Then we can visit the house of the Rangers who live permanently there to protect the area and have a tea or coffee with them, while we listen to the morning sounds of the jungle. It’s an unforgettable place. Go back in boats, we go downstream to take you to the port and then take you to the airport for your flight
1. 2-Night accommodation based on private (traditional wooden boat to raise rivers with Bathroom).
2. Transfers airport - klotok - airport
3. Transfers on land and river
4. English speaking guide
5. 2-Day permission of the police, rangers and the national park
6. Camera or video camera fees
7. Water, tea, coffee, cookies, tropical fruits
8. Captain, captain assistant and cook
9. All meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner served on the boat.
10. For each client of ours, donate 10 EUR to various projects within the Tanjung Putting National Park!
11. A unique experience!
IT DOES NOT INCLUDE:
1. Domestic flights > we can reserve the tickets, ask us for more details.
2. Travel Insurance (Highly Recommended)
3. Alcohol, soft drinks, personal expenses.
4. Sunday or national holiday surcharge.
5. Extra expenses occurred due to causes beyond our control (force majeure) such as cancellations of flights, natural disasters, diseases, etc.
6. Boat/speedboat to reach the klotok if your flight arrives later than 11.30 AM. The klotok leaves the port at 12.00 to reach the feeding camp in time.