Example Trip Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive Jakarta

Upon landing in Indonesia, you will need to obtain your Indonesia Visa on Arrival ($25 USD paid direct). This evening will be free to relax and have dinner on your own.

Overnight at the FM7 Resort Hotel – near Jakarta.airport

Day 2

This morning we will take the hotel shuttle along with other OFI travelers to the airport in time for our connecting flights to Pangkalanbun, Kalimantan (Borneo).

Upon arrival in Pangkalanbun, we will be met by your Orangutan Foundation International Tour Escort and will be taken to the Blue Kecubung for lunch. Dr. Galdikas will give an introductory presentation on the wildlife we will encounter during our first day on the river.

We will then continue to Kumai Harbor, a thriving river harbor at the edge of the vast Borneo interior. Cruise by klotok for 2-3 hours up a small tributary of the Kumai River. As we leave Kumai Harbor, we will have an opportunity to witness riverfront life in this busy port-town, including the incredible shipyards where traditional methods are still employed to build giant wooden schooners.

As we travel upstream, the river narrows to the point where, in places, we are passing underneath the thick forest canopy. Our keen anticipation will be rewarded by fleeting glimpses of colorful birds and many species of primates. While for many, the river trips are highlights in themselves, certainly a highlight of these excursions is seeing the playful proboscis monkeys bounding through the trees. These large primates are found only in isolated areas of Borneo; their pendulous noses give them a comic appearance. We may also see majestic hornbills flying low over the jungle canopy, and a variety of other wildlife including crab-eating macaques as well as the occasional wild orangutan.

Arrive at our small, comfortable, stilted lodge at dusk for check-in.

Overnight at the Rimba Lodge – Kalimantan.


Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3

During our time at Tanjung Puting National Park, visit two sites that conduct supplemental feedings for orangutans, Pondok Tanggui and the well-known Camp Leakey. This morning we cruise upriver to Camp Leakey.
Today begins a full day of exploration and encounters with Borneo’s famous wildlife. The program is flexible to afford maximum opportunities for viewing wildlife and taking advantage of any special sightings or occurrences. On arrival at Camp Leakey’s river pier, we are likely to be greeted by some of the resident orangutans. Enjoy a tour of the camp and a talk by Dr. Galdikas. We will stay to observe the afternoon feeding of the orangutans, followed by the dusk cruise back to the Rimba Lodge.

Overnight at the Rimba Lodge – Kalimantan.

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4

Early this morning we will leave for Pondok Tanggui to make the morning feeding. In addition to seeing orangutans at the morning feeding, we should see large communities of the rare proboscis monkey. We will then continue on to Camp Leakey for a forest walk with Dr. Galdikas. While in the reserve you will have the opportunity to walk into the jungle and encounter firsthand some of the varied and thriving flora and fauna that make this one the most biologically diverse areas on earth. We will stay for the afternoon feeding and have a late afternoon tea with Dr. Galdikas.
We will return to the Rimba Lodge at dusk.

Overnight at the Rimba Lodge – Kalimantan.

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5

After breakfast we will stop at a local village on the river to shop for local crafts and perhaps visit the school. We will return to Pangkalan Bun by speedboat to visit the Orangutan Care Center and Facility. Visiting the care center is a very unique opportunity that few people experience. We will tour the medical and quarantine centers and have the opportunity to see orangutan orphans in the nursery forest learning the skills they will need to acquire to live in the wild. Dr. Galdikas will give us insights into the rehabilitation program and share her special orangutan stories. We’ll enjoy a farewell dinner at our hotel tonight.

Overnight at the Blue Kechubung – Kalimantan.

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6

Very early this morning, we’ll return to the orangutan orphan nursery for one last visit before transferring to the airport for our connecting flights to Jakarta.

On arrival in Jakarta we will take the shuttle back to the FM7 Resort Hotel two miles from the airport. We will have the remainder of the day at our leisure.

Overnight at the FM7 Resort Hotel – near Jakarta.airport

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7

This marks the end of your group trip. Take the shuttle bus back to the airport from the FM7 Resort Hotel to check in for your flight. You will be required to pay an international departure tax of 150,000 Rupiah per person when leaving Indonesia.

Meals Provided: Breakfast

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