We did a 3 day - 2 night tour with our 17 year old daughter and had a wonderful time! Right from the start, everything was very well organized and smoothly run. Our guide Nina met us at the airport and quickly took us through the local registration process and right onto the boat. We met our captain, first mate and cook and off we went, quickly reaching the river estuary and entering the peacefully quiet passage into the jungle. As others have mentioned, the food was fabulous and abundant and the bottled water was always available. The whole atmosphere on the boat was like luxury camping and we were encouraged to just relax and enjoy the ride - which we did! Along the sides we saw many long-tailed macaques and proboscus monkeys as well as a couple of crocodiles (no swimming!). But of course the highlight was seeing the orangutans - a few along the side of the river and about 30 among the three feeding stations that we visited. The boat docks and we walked into the forest about 1km to the platform, the bananas were dumped on top, and then we wait - as the guides make hooting callsto draw the apes! Soon, you could see far away trees start to sway as the orangutans made their way towards us and they would come from all directions and even pass right through the clearing to get to their fruit! It was fantastic and very much an "in the wild" experience.
I think the 3D/2N time frame was perfect and wouldn't really recommend doing any longer. If you are not big on the camping lifestyle, even one night would be good. We did have heavy ran for both nights, but the crew quickly put out the awning tarps and we stayed perfectly dry the whole time. Having the mattresses under the mosquito netting also provided great protection - however, we were taking prophylactic malarial medication just in case.
Our guide Nina was very knowledgeable about the area, the local peoples and also the flora and fauna and she spoke English very well. We enjoyed just chatting with her on the boat as we cruised the river.
Hannah was great to work with via email - she was quick to respond and easily accomodated food preferences and schedule changes. She also communicated all our info to our guide.
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