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  • Immerse yourself in the daily life of a traditional Dayak tribe
  • Explore the jungle and spot wildlife
  • Partake in a "Hornbill Dancing Party" and stay in a traditional Dayak longhouse
  • Explore the rivers of Kalimantan on a wooden Klotok houseboat
This 5-day excursion will take you deep into Kalimantan, to explore the otherworldly secrets and biodiversity of one of the world's last true wilderness locations. By combining jungle treks, journeys to the interior on a lazy wooden houseboat and staying with the Dayak in their traditional longhouses, this trip provides you with an in-depth look at the fascinating traditions and proud cultural heritage of one of Indonesia's most storied and unique peoples; the Dayak tribe.

Kalimantan - The world's second largest island is home to steamy jungles which are 130 million years old (70 million years older than the Amazon Rainforest) and cover two-thirds of the land. In addition to the famous orangutan, there are more than 220 species of mammals and more than 400 bird species endemic to the island; making it a superb destination for rainforest exploration.

One of the best places to see Kalimantan's incredible biodiversity is Tanjung Puting National Park -an area of 416,040 hectares of primary forest, peat swamps, mangroves and coastal beach forest.

The island of Kalimantan also hosts a blend of cultures as rich as the biodiversity that surrounds them. The indigenous people of Kalimantan are the Dayak, whose artwork, costumes, traditions and songs can transport you into another world. Their ornate longhouses can be seen on the banks of rivers that snake their way through the jungle.
5 hours Traditional Dayak Longhouse
Upon arrival at Pangkalan Bun Iskandar airport, you will be greeted by our professional and licensed guide who will escort you on a 4-hour scenic drive by chauffeured vehicle to Kudangan Dayak Village in Lamandau regency to discover the life of Dayak tribesmen. A warm welcome awaits as you arrive at the village.

The remainder of the day is free at leisure, allowing you to interact and observe daily life at an authentic Dayak village.

After dinner, see villagers playing their traditional musical instruments and gathering for the Hornbill Dancing Party.
Meals
  • Lunch & Dinner
7 hours Camping
After breakfast, trek up to the primary forest crossing village farmland, secondary rainforest, hills, suspended bamboo bridges and rivers. Lunch will be served en route.

In the afternoon, we will set our campsite at the riverside. During camping, we can learn from the Dayak how to cook the traditional food for dinner in the jungle and then overnight in a bivouac/tent.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
8 hours Klotok Houseboat
After breakfast, we will proceed back to Kudangan and then drive to Kumai village to board the houseboat to Tanjung Puting National Park. The houseboat is a traditional wooden river boat featuring an upper deck where you can view your panoramic rainforest surroundings.

The crew on your vessel includes the boatman, a cook and an expert guide who will provide you with info related to the trip and the many amazing sights you have in store. The houseboat facilities include a thin mattress, pillow, meals, bottled water, mosquito net, kitchen and a simple toilet available on board.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
8 hours Klotok Houseboat
Following a delicious breakfast served onboard, cruise up the river to arrive at Pondok Tanggui. Walk on the wooden platform built by volunteers from around the world to visit the feeding station and to observe orangutans in their natural habitat.

Enjoy freshly cooked lunch as the boat glides through the river to arrive at Camp Leakey, located approximately an hour away. Established in 1971 by Dr. Birute Galdikas and Rod Brindamour as the Orangutan Research and Conservation Base, here you can do a short trekking to the feeding station and observe how an Alpha male can be the king amongst all.

Spend the rest of the day hiking through the rainforest, exploring peat swamps, lowland dipterocarp habitat, searching for wildlife or enjoying varieties of fungi, orchids, mosses and ferns. Spend another night on the houseboat as we sail back down the river with dinner provided.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
6 hours
Wake up to the cry of gibbons, early birdsong and wild macaque troops. Breakfast is served onboard as the boat returns back to the port in Kumai.

You will be transferred to the airport to continue your journey to your next destination with amazing memories of your experience at Tanjung Puting National Park.
Meals
  • Breakfast
what’s included
  • 1-night basic accommodation in Dayak traditional longhouse
  • 1-night camping in the jungle
  • 2-night accommodation on a houseboat in Tanjung Puting
  • Meals mentioned in the itinerary
  • Return airport transfers
  • Tours and activities as indicated in the itinerary
  • Professional and licensed English-speaking guide
  • All entrance fee, donations and parking fees as per itinerary
  • Public liability insurance
  • 11% local government tax and 10% service charge
what's excluded
  • Visa fee/arrangements if applicable
  • Any domestic or international flights
  • Any alcoholic beverages
  • Personal expenses
  • Personal health and travel insurance
  • Gratuities/tipping for driver/guide
  • High season and peak season surcharge
  • Any additional excursion that are not mentioned in the itinerary
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 5 days
Tour Type Private Tour
Minimum Participants 2 people
Age Requirement 5 +
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English
Meeting/Start Point Pick-up at your hotel or location in Pangkalan Bun, Indonesia
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