The term Kalimantan refers to the Indonesian portion of the island of Borneo, the 3rd largest island in the world.The non-Indonesian parts of Borneo are of Brunei and East Malaysia.
More than 15 million people live in Kalimantan.
The word Kalimantan was derived from Sanskrit Kalamanthana which means ‘ burning weather island’ or island with a very hot temperature to describe its hot and humid tropical climate.
Skewered by the equator and roasting under a tropical sun the steamy forests of Kalimantan serve up endless opportunities for epic rainforest exploration.
The Borneo rainforest is 130 million years old making it one of the oldest rainforests in the world and 70 million years older than the Amazon rainforest.
The noble orangutan shares the canopy with acrobatic gibbons while prehistoric hornbills patrol air above.
The local people collectively known as Dayak, have long lived with this rich challenging landscape, they also are well-known for their hospitality.
Arriving at the airport, you will be picked up then transfer to Kumai harbor, cross the Sekonyer River for about 15 minutes by boat called klothok. It is the beginning of your trip to Tanjung Puting National Park. Along the way upstream, you will see the different trees vegetation. Stop at first station (Tanjung harapan) to see orangutan feeding at 3 p.m. In addition, in the afternoon, it is the right time to see proboscis monkeys (long nose monkeys), macaques, and kind of birds. And in the evening You can see colonies of fire fly. Stay overnight on the boat.
After morning breakfast on the boat, start to PONDOK TANGGUI, the second station. The orangutan feeding on the platform at 9 a.m. Afterwards, continue your trip to CAMP LEAKEY, the third station. Along the way to this station, you can see macaques, kind of birds, fishes, and crocodiles. Afternoon, walk around the camp. This camp is usually used by OFI (Orangutan Foundantion International) to have research, then to the next feeding at 2 p.m in this camp. Back to the boat.
After morning breakfast on the boat, before back to Kumai, then transfer to Kubung (Dayak) by tvehicle for about 5 hours . Along the way to Kubung, passing thru the oil palm plantation and beautiful hills. Upon arrival at Kubung village at about 3 p.m. visit “Rumah Betang” or “Long house” , the place where you will have overnight. You will have time to have short visit around the village, witnessing the local communities…stay overnight in the village.
After morning breakfast, trekking to the jungle which rich of flora and Fauna , witnessing local people daily live, see the people live in harmony…, stay overnight in the jungle.
After breakfast in the jungle with their fresh air, again you will see the local daily live, how they do farming for supporting their if any activities, you could join them….afternoon back to Long house, passing thru the water fall, back to Pangkalan Bun, stay overnight..
After breakfast, transfer to airport for your next destination.