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3D2N Orangutan Houseboat Tour in Tanjung Puting National Park

  • Multi-day houseboat tour through Borneo's rain forest in search of orangutans
  • Travel by kelotok, with Western-style toilet facilities
  • A guide will point out orangutans, monkeys, and crocodiles
3D2N Orangutan Houseboat Tour in Tanjung Puting National Park
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3D2N Orangutan Houseboat Tour in Tanjung Puting National Park
From $325.00
Cruise through Borneo's legendary rain forest on this multi-day houseboat tour in Tanjung Puting National Park. Traveling by kelotok, a type of local houseboat, with a local guide means you'll go directly to prime orangutan sighting locations. In fact, you'll visit three orangutan feeding stations: Tanjung Harapan, Pondok Tanggui, and the historic research station of Camp Leakey. In addition to orangutans, you may see proboscis monkeys, langurs, long-tailed macaques, and local birdlife.
What to Expect

Enjoy a complimentary hotel or airport pick up, our guide will transfer you to Kumai harbor where your house boat called Kelotok waiting for orangutan journey. Wooden comfortable boat with American toilet, galley, comfortable bedding. Our crew are English speaking guide, captain, deckhand and cook will really happy to help you. Food and drinks provided during the tour, please feel free to tell me if you have any special dietary or food restriction. We can work with kosher, vegan, vegetarian and others. 

DAY 1 : Pangkalan Bun – Kumai – Tanjung Harapan Camp

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 watch Orangutan feeding at 15.00 o’clock. Watch along the river bands for wildlife such as Proboscis Monkey-the endemic monkey in Borneo, Long-tailed Macaque, Red-leaf Monkey, Silvered Langur or birdlife along the riverside. After watching Orangutan, then continue on cruising up for overnight in the Kelotok. You’ll have time to relax, enjoying fresh air or do some primate spotting in the roosting tree while the boat find out a good place to tie up. Meals Provided L D

DAY 2 : Pondok Tanggui – Camp Leakey – Pondok Ambung

After a sunrise breakfast, cruising up the river to Pondok Tanggui, Orangutan feeding time at 09.00 am, then continue on to Camp Leakey, the legendary Orangutan Rehabilitation Camp, where Prof. Birute MF. Galdikas starting 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, when lucky with you, the fresh water crocodile and other wildlife attraction could find a long river bands. After having lunch and departing in Camp Leakey, we can spend the rest of the day by hiking through the Borneo rainforest, exploring peat swamp forest, lowland dipterocarp habitat, searching wildlife or enjoying varieties of fungi, orchid, slipper orchid, mosses and ferns, then enjoying Orangutan feeding time at 14.00 pm. Stay overnight on the boat. Meals Provided B L D

DAY 3 : Nypah habitat –Kumai – Pangkalan Bun

After breakfast, continue by Kelotok down river to Kumai.

Departing Kumai, you’ll be transfered to Pangkalan Bun, possible to visit our Orangutan souvenir and handicraft gallery before your next destination. All tours will be ended at 09.00 am (during peak season July-August-Sept).

Reviews (41)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was one of the best experiences we've had in Indonesia. Everything was outstanding: the service, the food, the staff. Our tour guide Alan was the best. He could not only tell us everything about the orangutans, but also about all the other animals, plants,...More

Thank adindavanbeugen
Reviewed 5 weeks ago
wonderfull days in the heart of borneo

I can totally recommend this great adventure. It was a absolute pleasure to stay with an awesome crew (guide, captain, cook and Assistent) 3 days and two nights on a cozy boat on the Sekonyer river to explore the Tanjung Puting National Park. Food was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank bojsn
Reviewed October 29, 2018
I would recommend Orangutan Applause without hesitation

We did a 3d/2n trip two weeks ago with my family of four. We were very lucky to have Arif as our guide. There is really nothing I can complain about so I will just list some of the many positives. The boat was great...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank SJK2000
Reviewed October 21, 2018
Amazing experience!!

What an amazing tour! It is very worth it to go there. Our klotok was a big one (thank you Dessy!!), with a rooftop were you can go up to have a higher view of the river surroundings, have a meal or staring the amazing...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank SSC_BCN
Reviewed October 15, 2018
Fantastic experience with the Orangutan Applause Tour!

I have traveled the world and witnessed the Big 5 on the plains of the Serengeti, snorkeled with penguins in the Galapagos, and heard the howl of the wild Indri lemurs in the jungles of Madagascar. I'd say visiting the orangutans of Borneo with Orangutan...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank Richard H
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October 17, 2018|
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There is a cabin downstairs but we decided not to use it. We were two families and we slept on the deck (main deck not the roof) Mattresses were put down with mosquito nets. It all added to the adventure and was more fun... More