ORANGUTAN AND DAYAK ADVENTURE

State/Province : ORANGUTAN TRIPS
Tour Price : USD for 1 Person | USD for 2 Person
Duration: 06 Days/05 Nights
Grade: Easy

Orangutan means man of forest, this Asian ape is indeed truly a tree-dweller (arboreal). Recent genetic evidence has led to the re-classification of Bornean and Sumatran orangutans as separate species: Pongo pygmaeus and Pongo abelii respectively. Orangutans have distinctive body shapes with very long arms that may reach up to 2m in length. They have a coarse, shaggy reddish coat and grasping hands and feet. They are highly sexually dimorphic, with adult males being distinguished by their large size, throat pouch and flanges on either side of the face, known as cheek pads. Orangutans are particularly sensitive to habitat encroachment. The largest fruit eaters on earth require an extensive territory about 500 hectares per adult. Because fruit trees are widely dispersed in the rainforest, orangutan can not survive in groups, which would quickly deplete the trees. They are supplemented by bark, shoot, flowers, insect and honey. The orangutans’ great weight prevents them from foraging over long distances. They mostly travel only some 400 meters a day. Males live a solitary life while the females keep one or two youngsters nearby, chasing their offspring away when the children reach about four years of age. Every evening, each adult builds a temporary overnight nest high in tree.

Tour Itenary :

Day 01  ARRIVAL IN BALIKPAPAN – SANGATTA
Meet at airport and directly transfer to Sangatta town for overnight on hotel. Free at your own leisure. (L,D)
Day 02  SANGATTA – KUTAI NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast, driving to Kabo village for cruise up to Mentoko by motorized canoe and then soft trekking in the jungle to observe wild orangutan. In the afternoon, we will trek other trails for more exploring orangutans and other wildlife. Mentoko is a site in Kutai National Park offers various trekking trails to explore wild orangutans and other animals, a Japanese scientist built a research camp to study for the orangutans here. In the peaceful evening, we will have a night safari for observing nocturnal animals such as tarantula, insects, birds, and many more. Lunch will be served en route, dinner and overnight on research camp or tent. (B,L,D)
Day 03  KUTAI NATIONAL PARK KABO VILLAGE SAMARINDA
In the morning, we will be trekking in different trail of the jungle to observe orangutans, monkeys, birds, insects, etc. Next, we will cruise down the Mentoko River back to Kabo village for catching our coach to drive to Samarinda for overnight on hotel. (B,L)
Day 04  SAMARINDA – MAHAKAM RIVER – MUARA MUNTAI
After breakfast at hotel, we will proceed to boat station for cruising the Mahakam River with public houseboat, here you can explore the local people way of life, the riverside civilization that certainly different with our normal life on the land. The houseboat is a public traditional wooden boat with two decks, the first deck for carrying goods and economy class with capacity about 100 passengers and the second deck is for executive class with capacity of 75 passengers. The economy room is more open both sides and no mattress while the executive served mattress, with communal room, no cabin and no AC. At the back side, there are some Borneo style toilets and simple restaurant providing Indonesian food, tea, coffee, and snacks on the first deck. The boat will stop sometimes to pick and drop passengers or loading some supplies. Arrive at Muara Muntai and directly check in to the lodge. Lunch will be served en route, dinner and overnight on lodge. (B,L,D)
Day 05  MUARA MUNTAI MANCONG KOTA BANGUN SAMARINDA
Proceed to Mancong by motorized canoe crossing the Jempang Lake of which we will have the opportunity to view many migratory water bird species and fishermen floating houses as well as the romantic Ohong River where proboscis monkeys, monitor lizards and other wild animals are hanging around at riverside. In Mancong, we will explore an exotic longhouse and Benuaq Dayak daily life. Afterwards, proceed to Kota Bangun for catching our car to drive to Samarinda for overnight on hotel. (B,L)
Day 06  DEPARTURE
Breakfast at hotel and free at your own leisure till the proper time for transferring to airport for your next destination. (B)

REMARK :
Included:
-AC land transportation
-Motorized boat and public houseboat
-Accommodation based on twin share:
01 Night at hotel in Sangatta
01 Night at research camp in Mentoko
02 Nights at 2 stars hotel in Samarinda
01 Night at lodge in Muara Muntai
-Entrance fee, donation & refreshments
-English speaking guide
-Meals as stated on program, indicated as (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: dinner)

Excluded:
-Airfares
-Airport taxes and extra baggage fees
-Travel insurance
-Expenses incurred due to Force Majeure
-Personal expenses