Dayak tribes of Central Kalimantan is settled along the Lamandau river, another
river systems of Pangkalan Bun to the north. About one third of the area are TUMON
Dayaks, mostly Christian, who were evangelized in the late 1920s and early 1930s.
About 10% are Traditional Religion called Kaharingan. The most we travel to the
north the most traditional the tribes are and the transportation is more limited.
the area, speedboat is the only alternative. In some area you have to change the
transportation to the motorized long boat. Although the area is not traditional
anymore, but the Dayak tribes is still maintain their traditional cultures and
stuffs from their head hunting age. The facilities in this area are very limited.
You will stay in their houses or traditional long house with minim facilities.
However, our guide will ensure you to enjoy and comfortable the trips.
ORANGUTAN TOUR & DAYAK PROGRAM
: FLY TO SEMARANG/SURABAYA - PANGKALAN BUN - TANJUNG PUTING..
Fly to Semarang and onto Pangkalan Bun. Upon arrival at Pangkalan
Bun Airport at 12.00pm, you will be picked up by our local staff
and take you to Kumai to board on the boat. The boat is a traditional
Klotok wooden river boat about 6m by 2m with a roof which forms
the upper deck where you can view the rain forest as it glides by.
The guide's team includes the boatman, a cook and expert guide.
Lunch is served on the way to Tanjung Harapan, a rehabilitation
center for orphaned orangutans, 2 hours away from Kumai. Here the
playful and friendly baby orangutans are taught the first stages
in fending themselves in the jungle. 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.
Thin mattress, pillow, fine meals, bottled "mineral" water,
mosquito net, kitchen, simple toilet available on boat besides the
familiar - helpful guides and boatmen (L,D).
DAY 02 : TANJUNG PUTING - PONDOK TANGUY - 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. At Camp Leakey you will have opportunity to trek into
the rain forest with your expert guide and the forestry rangers
to appreciate the flora as well as perhaps sighting wild orangutans,
gibbons, macaques, and birds. Lunch provided on boat. Afternoon
visit the feeding station to see rehabilitate orangutans are given
additional foods. We will then sail back down the river to overnight
on the boat (B,L,D).
DAY 03 : CAMP LEAKEY
After breakfast we make second visit to Camp Leakey for an easy
trekking in the different routes around The Camp Leakey for birdwatching
and to see the morning "Feeding Time" for the ex-captive
orangutans with opportunity seeing of other animals and exotic fauna.
Afternoon visit the feeding station to see rehabilitated orangutans
are given additional food then we slowly boating down the river
for dinner and overnight (B,L,D).
DAY 04 : ORANGUTAN - KUMAI - PANGKALAN BUN - TAPINBINI VILLAGE
Breakfast at the boat and then boating back to Kumai river port.
Then taking you to tother side of Pangkalan Bun for boating through
Arut River by speedboat. Arut river is another river system, which
gives access deeper into the interior of Central Kalimantan, the
home of Dayak tribes. Tapinbini is about 6 hours up river Lamandau
by speed boat and is one of the Dayak Tumon (or Dayak Lamandau)
biggest village. Upon arrival at Tapinbini sight seeing around the
village to and make an easy climbing to their traditional/slash
and burn plantations nearby the village. Overnight at the simple
DAY 05 : TAPINBINI - KINIPAN VILLAGE
Breakfast on the local house, then prepare for the sail up river.
We will need almost full day of boating to the Kinipan village.
Depend on the water level of the river. Along the way is the breathtaking
surrounding view of the virgin rain forest, challenging rapid, nice
place for shelter on the river bank, and occasionally meet the local
dayak on the river. Lunch will be serve onthe river bank, just under
the shade of the trees. Arrival in the afternoon. Overnight on the
local long house. In the night time, a traditional dance will be
held for your team. (B,L,D)
DAY 06 : EXPLORING KINIPAN AND THE DOMAIN OF DAYAK DELANG
We will one day to explore the surrounding area of Kinipan village.
There are some trails leading to the hinterland to the local farm
land, other compound of the Dayak. This will be the great chance
to learn and to understand the way of life and the culture of the
hinterland of Dayak. We will overnight on the lolca house for better
DAY 07 : KINIPAN - TAPINBINI
Today is another full day ride down river to Tapinbini passing the
same river. Overnight at Tapinbini. (B,L,D)
DAY 08 : TAPINBINI - PANGKALAN BUN
In the morning we sail back by speedbaot to Pangkalan Bun. The journey
down stream is much faster then up through the rapids but takes
most of the day as we will stop at BAKONSU VILLAGE, another Dayak
Village where you can see the ancient graves and long house as well
as some remnants from the Dayak Head Hunting Age. Stop will also
be made in Kotawaringin for lunch and for visiting an old mosque
and the remain of Sultan (a Malayan king) palace and its collection.
Late afternoon arrive Pangkalan Bun, direct transfer to Blue Kecubung
Hotel for accommodation (B,L).
DAY 09 : PANGKALAN BUN - FLY TO..
Free and flexible morning program before transfer to the airport
for your flight back to .... (B)
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