Orangutan tour in Tanjung Puting National Park borneo is the best tourist destination in Borneo, and for good reason. A near guarantee you’ll see free roaming orangutans, combined with a storybook journey up a winding jungle river, give this adventure world-class appeal. And though remote, tanjung puting national park is easily reached by direct flights from Jakarta, Semarang and Surabaya.
Tanjung Puting National Park is best seen from a klotok, multistorey romantic liveaboard boat that travels up Sekonyer River from Kumai to the legendary rehabilitation centre at Camp Leakey. During the day you lounge on deck surveying the jungle for wildlife with binoculars as the boat chugs along its narrowing channel, and stopping to convene with semi-wild orang-utans at the three main feeding stations.
a klotok, this is a quaint wooden Indonesian houseboat. It’s an unforgettable, magical journey, where you’re cut off from the rest of the world and thrust into what little nature remains of this vast tropical island. This is, importantly, one of the last remaining refuges for orang-utans in the wild.
deep in the heart of Tanjung Puting you’ll get a great view of orangutans. the male monkey’s enormous snout – which is so big they have to move them out of the way to eat. Silver leaf monkeys and troupes of macaques are also common sightings in this forest. Hornbills swoop where birds chatter, mosquitos hum and cicadas buzz like chainsaws, and there is an expectant quiet as the guides call for the orang-utans, who eventually come crashing through the forest. Orangutans dominant males with massive cheek pads sit on the feeding platform and scoff bananas for an hour. Orangutans Mothers and babies comically stuff fruit into their mouths, hands and feet before fleeing into the forest.
Gibbons also call these forests home, and every morning before sunrise you’ll be woken up to their songs. There’s a special species of Bornean gibbon here, and you’ll get to see some of them up close. These gibbons are not scared of people and will brachiate at full speed over your awestruck head. Watching acrobatic gibbons at play is endlessly entertaining; just keep a firm grip on your camera.
You can also go bushwalking on one of the many trails in the surrounding forests – just watch out for leeches. There are still things to look forward to along the way back: Proboscis monkeys, kingfishers, hornbills and crocodiles, plus you should also not be surprised to see wild orang-utans lurking on the riverbanks, or idly watching klotoks pass from the forest canopy. Towards the end of the journey, the forest shrinks and is gradually replaced by tall reeds. When night falls, thousands of fireflies light up these river reeds like Christmas trees, making this a truly fairytale end to a very special journey.
Orangutan tour by Varada Borneo you will get once in a lifetime adventure to Indonesian Borneo. Varada Borneo Tour 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.