The Malay word orangutan means "person of the forest." These long-haired, orangish primates, found only in Sumatra and Borneo, are highly intelligent and are close relatives of humans. Orangutans have an enormous arm span. A male may stretch his arms some 7 feet (2 meters) from fingertip to fingertip—a reach considerably longer than his standing height of about 5 feet (1.5 meters). When orangutans do stand, their hands nearly touch the ground.

Orangutans' arms are well suited to their lifestyle because they spend much of their time (some 90 percent) in the trees of their tropical rain forest home. They even sleep aloft in nests of leafy branches. They use large leaves as umbrellas and shelters to protect themselves from the common rains. These cerebral primates forage for food during daylight hours. Most of their diet consists of fruit and leaves gathered from rain forest trees.

They also eat bark, insects and, on rare occasions, meat. Orangutans are more solitary than other apes. Males are loners. As they move through the forest they make plenty of rumbling, howling calls to ensure that they stay out of each other's way. The "long call" can be heard 1.2 miles (2 kilometers) away. Mothers and their young, however, share a strong bond. Infants will stay with their mothers for some six or seven years until they develop the skills to survive on their own. Female orangutans give birth only once every eight years—the longest time period of any animal.

The animals are long-lived and have survived as long as 60 years in captivity. Because orangutans live in only a few places, and because they are so dependent upon trees, they are particularly susceptible to logging in these areas. Unfortunately, deforestation and other human activities, such as hunting, have placed the orangutan in danger of extinction.

5 DAYS 4 NIGHTS PROGRAME
ORANGUTAN & RIVER SAFARI CENTRAL KALIMANTAN I
Grade: Easy
Start/Finish : Pangkalan Bun Airport

DAY 01 . PANGKALAN BUN - ORANGUTAN
Upon arrival at Pangkalan Bun Airport meeting service and you will be board on the boat. In the peaceful afternoon we will slowly explore the quite river by the klotok while observe the monkeys along the riverside. Dinner and overnight on the boat. .(D)

DAY 02 . BOAT - PONDOK TANGGUI - CAMP LEAKEY
After breakfast board the klotok to travel up river for about 2 hours boating and then up a side creek to Camp Leakey where the older orangutans are reintroduced into the rain forest. En route stop at Pondok Tanguy, the rehabilitation center for the new ex-captive orangutans, see feeding time at 09.00am. Then proceed to Camp Leakey. After lunch on the boat you will have opportunity to take small trek before see feeding time at 14.00 pm for old rehabilitation orangutan given additional foods. Overnight on the boat or at Rimba Lodge. (B,L,D).

DAY 03 . PARK - KUMAI - PANGKALAN BUN - BAKONSU DAYAK VILLAGE
After very early breakfast, boating down to Kumai then transfer by car to drop your luggage at Hotel Pangkalan Bun for about 20 minutes before straight to the speed boat harbor about 5 - 10 minutes away. Please covered your valuable things with dry bags and put suntan lotion for sun protection. We recommend also bring soft ear plugs as the sounds of speed boat is so noisy. You will be boarding your speed boat on the Arut River before change to the Lamandau River . On the way you will pass some villages along the Lamandau River , logging company, and rapids. You will stop for lunch on the way. Upon arrival at Bakonsu Village after 5 - 6 hours drive, our guide will take you to the long house for your accommodation. Sightseeing around the villages and arrange the welcome dancing ceremony. After dinner they will ringing their gong or one of their music instrument to gathering together for this Horn Bill Dancing Party. Lots of people will join and you will be welcome like a King & Queen. Overnight at Long house. (B, L, D)

DAY 04 . BAKONSU DAYAK VILLAGE - PANGKALAN BUN
After breakfast, sightseeing around the village. If you are interested to collect some Dayak Artifacts such as the mask, mat, and carvings this is one of the place that available for this kind of stuffs. After packing your luggage, drive down back to Pangkalan Bun by speed boat. On the way stop at Kotawaringin Palace and sightseeing surrounding. Lunch on the way.Upon arrival at Pangkalan Bun, drive by car back to your hotel. Free program at your own leisure. Overnight at Hotel at Pangkalan Bun. (B, L, D).

Day 05 . PANKALAN BUN - TRANSFER OUT
Free morning program until time transfer to Kumai then to Pangkalan Bun airport for next destination.(B)

End of Service

RATES IN USD PER PERSON BASED ON YOUR CHOISES:
- Based on River Boat ( Klotok ) : USD 660/person, min 2 person
- Based in Rimba Lodge Standard Room : USD 770/person, min 2 person

Package Included :
Tour as per itineraries, Meals, Drinking water, Boat, Guide, Ranger, Rimba Eco Lodge or Boat accommodation package, entrance fees and permits @ US$ 75/Person.

Package Excluded :
Flight Tickets, Airport tax, Personal expenses, and all the things that we does not copy to this packages, Included Travel Insurance.

Highly recommended to prepared your own Travel insurance.



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