Things to Do in West Kalimantan

Gunung Palung National Park, West Kalimantan: Address, Gunung Palung National Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Gunung Palung National Park

Gunung Palung National Park
The area

3 reviews
Very good

Nordine J
42 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
This is an awesome place quite hard to reach but definitely worth it. The jungle is still wild. Amazing fauna and flora.
Written July 1, 2018
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Passau, Germany3 contributions
Amazing Rainforest Experience
Feb 2017 • Solo
Arranging your visit to Gunung Palung Nasional Park might be a bit tricky, but it will be worth it. You will encounter old, beautiful rainforest teeming with wildlife under majestic trees. Clear streams run through the jungle, creating rock pools and waterfalls.
The first obstacle you will encounter is that right now (02/2017) the information provided online is far from up to date. The Nasalis tour agency for instance does no longer exist. In my opinion, the best way to organize your trip to the park is the following:
Visit the Balai Taman Nasional Gunung Palung (National park office) in Ketapang or Sukadana (both small towns offer accommodation). There you can obtain a small brochure about the park, as well as the permit that tourists need to be allowed to enter the park. It amounts to 150,000 Rp per person and day (250,000 on weekends) as well as a one time trekking fee of 10,000 and an observation fee of 5,000 Rp. The staff can also assist you to find a guide. The local guide will pick you up from the Nasional Park office in Sukadana by motorbike (and drop you off there at the end of your trip) for around 75,000 Rp. Together you will purchase the food you wish to eat during your time in the rainforest. The guide will accompany you into the forest, provide information about flora and fauna and cook the meals for a salary of around 120,000 Rp. per day. Note that the guides usually speak only very little English.

Things to bring along:
Sleeping bag and mat
Trekking shoes
First aid kit
Insect repellent
Head lamp
Raincoat and waterproof backpack cover
Pocket knife
Warm jumper for rainy nights
Indonesian dictionary if needed
Written February 20, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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