Orangutan Eco Tours

Journey into the Borneo Rainforest with Dr. Biruté Mary Galdikas

2017 Dates

  • May 7, 2017   – 2 spaces left!
  • May 16, 2017 – 2 spaces left!

Price is USD $5250 per person based on double occupancy,
or $875 single supplement for solo travelers.

Includes internal airfare (international airfare and mandatory travel insurance is extra)
Donation to OFI is included in price of tour.

Please contact Certified Travel Agent Irene Spencer (irene@orangutan.travel or 619.574.1371) before submitting an application.

OFI Journey into the Rainforest Tour

This is the only tour where you will get an all-access, behind-the-scenes experience as in the film Born to be Wild.

Many of you have requested an opportunity to meet Dr. Biruté Mary Galdikas while participating in an OFI trip. We are taking that one step further. She will give her insights into the orangutan’s natural history and behavior as well as share her adventures working with this incredible species for over 46 years. This once-in-a-lifetime adventure to Indonesian Borneo will give you an opportunity to see orangutans in their natural environment. The orangutans are sure to touch your heart, making this an experience you will never forget.

Spaces for each trip are limited to 13 individuals and they will fill quickly. If you are interested in joining one of our tours please contact Irene Spencer first for availability: irene@orangutan.travel or 619.574.1371 in San Diego, California. For the trip application, please click here.

Watch a preview by clicking the image below:

Tour Leader, Dr. Biruté Mary Galdikas

Birute GaldikasIn 1971, Biruté Mary Galdikas arrived in one of the world’s last wild places, Tanjung Puting Reserve in Indonesian Borneo. There were no telephones, roads, electricity, television, or regular mail service. The reserve was being logged and the laws protecting wildlife were not enforced. The rhinoceros had already been hunted into extinction in the area. At this time, very little was known about orangutans in the wild. Despite these conditions and many naysayers, Dr. Galdikas developed the first comprehensive study of the wild orangutan. Through this work, Dr. Galdikas created Camp Leakey, the site of the longest continuous study of any primate. She has also protected one of last havens for orangutans in Borneo, despite the tremendous pressures from illegal logging and mining interests.

During an OFI Eco Tour, you will visit the sites of Dr. Galdikas’ work including her famous research site at Camp Leakey and the Orangutan Care Center and Quarantine Facility, which houses over 330 orangutan orphans. Dr. Galdikas will share her expertise in the areas of primatology, anthropology, and conservation. Learn firsthand about her many years of experience with our extraordinary and endangered primate cousins. You will travel along riverways and walk through the forest amongst some of the most amazing wildlife on the planet including proboscis monkeys, barking deer, rhinoceros hornbills, and Bornean wild pigs.

  • Map for trip
    • Price of tour is $5250.00 per person double, $875.00 single supplement. 
    • Includes internal airfare (international airfare and mandatory travel insurance is extra)
    • Donation to OFI is included in price of tour

Contact Information

Irene Spencer, Certified Travel Consultant

 

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