Discover the wildest side of Indonesia with this cruise of 3 days or more around Borneo in which you will meet and play with orangutans in their natural habitat.
3 or 4 Day Borneo Cruise and Orangutan Sighting
We will meet up at Iskandar airport in the morning, and from there we will head to the area of Kumai. Once there, we will set off on our klotok, a traditional wooden Indonesian boat that will act as our floating house during the three-day cruise through Borneo.
We drift down the Sekonyer river until reaching the Tanjung Harapan rehabilitation center for Orangutans. Our journey there will take us through the wildest side of Borneo where you will see animals such as the proboscis monkey, Macaques, and exotic birds.
At the Tanjung Harapan reserve, you will see the orangutans in the middle of the jungle wilderness. Respecting their space, you'll see just how loving and affectionate they really are.
After, we will return to the Klotok to enjoy the sunset over the river Sekonyer. Finally, we will end our intense day with a delicious candlelight meal as we are gently pulled along by the currents of the river while hearing the sounds of the jungle wildlife that surrounds us.
After waking to the break of dawn and the first sounds of the stirring jungle animals, we will have filling breakfast before we head to the camp at Pondok Tanggui. There you will have a fun time watching the affectionate orangutans of all ages and sizes.
Later, we will climb back aboard our klotok and head to the Leakey camp. During the two-hour journey, you will have time to relax, admire the surrounding nature and enjoy a delicious meal on board.
When you arrive at Camp Leakey, you can choose between enjoying a hiking route through the Indonesian jungle or visiting the information center. Later, we will head to the Nipa Palm area, also known as the house of Fireflies. In this enclosure, we will admire these incredible insects that endow the area with a magical and spectacular aura.
Finally, we will have dinner on board our floating house and then have a good night’s rest following an intense day.
We will have breakfast on board the boat and then we will travel along the river to Kumaiand. Here, we'll climb onto an air-conditioned vehicle that will take us to the airport of Pangkalan Ban for about 9:30 sm, when we'll say goodbye following three magnificent days of the cruise.
4 day cruise
With this option, you can extend your experience in Borneo. We will visit more thrilling places such as a center of reforestation, where you can plant some trees to help preserve the environment and learn about some of the curative properties of the native flora. We will also visit a small local village where we can enjoy the customs and traditions of the people and you will have your own free time to explore the local culture.
The accommodation on the tour through Borneo will be a traditional klotok. This boat, some 50 feet in length, is equipped with mattresses, cushions, mosquito net, a kitchen and a bathroom.
During the tour, you will be attended by a professional crew, composed of a captain, a chef, and an English-speaking guide.
What do I need for this tour?
The only thing you need to do this circuit is a return flight to Pangkalan Bun Iskandar Airport, arriving the day you have booked your tour for before 12 midday, and returning three days later. That is, if you arrive on a Monday, you will have to take the plane on Wednesday. If you book the 4 day circuit and arrive on a Monday, your plane will have to leave on Thursday.
Due to the high demand for this tour during the months of July, August and September, we recommend that you contact us beforehand to guarantee availability.
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.
This is a private tour just for you and your partner, your family, or your friends.
3 day cruise
Up to 2 peopleUS$ 547.20
Up to 3 peopleUS$ 719.60
Up to 4 peopleUS$ 891.90
Up to 5 peopleUS$ 1,064
Up to 6 peopleUS$ 1,236
4 day cruise
Up to 2 peopleUS$ 689.40
Up to 3 peopleUS$ 861.70
Up to 4 peopleUS$ 1,034
Up to 5 peopleUS$ 1,206
Up to 6 peopleUS$ 1,378
* The price varies based on the chosen date
3 days - 4 days.
The tour is exclusively in English.
Pangkalan Bun airport pick up and drop off.
Transport by traditional Klotok boat.
English speaking professional guide.
All the meals during the tour.
Entry to the Tanjung Puting National Park.
Accommodation on the Klotok boat (2 or 3 nights).
Water mineral, tea, coffee, and snacks during the Klotok boat trip.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up to 5 days before (Pangkalan Bun local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).