Kalimantan orangutan trip The Yoga Rescue

Trip to Central Kalimantan – The world capital of Orangutans

Experience this 3 Days / 2 Nights journey to the World Capital of orangutans – Central Kalimantan, Indonesia.

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Day 1

Iskandar Airport - Kumai port - Tanjung Harapan Camp

After arrival at Iskandar International Airport in Kalimantan, our guide will pick you up and take you with the airport taxi to the port of Kumai. 

At Kumai port, you board the boat and get to know the team that will guide and support you on the trip. The team is the captain, captain’s assistant and the chef. 

By boat, we travel up to Tanjung Harapan Camp to go and see the feeding of orangutans at 3 pm. If we are lucky, during the trip on the river we may see animals like crocodiles, birds, monkeys etcetera. Lunch is served on the boat.

At Tanjung Harapan Camp before we head out to see the orangutan feeding, there is time to visit the information center and the demonstration plot of the forest orchid and herbal plantation.

The trek to see the feeding of the orangutans is about 1 km. When you return to the Tanjung Harapan Camp, it is time to relax and enjoy the afternoon tea and observe the Proboscis monkeys (Long nose monkeys) on the river bank. 

When the sun sets, the boat stops at the riverside. Dinner is served on the boat. 

You will sleep on the boat.

Day 2

Pondok Tanggui - Camp Leakey

Trip to Central Kalimantan to see Orangutans

After breakfast, we head out to see the feeding of the orangutans at 9 am at a location especially appreciated by photographers.

After observing the feeding we do a trek to make observations in the forest. 

We return to the boat and continue our trip to Camp Leakey where the primatology professor Birute Galdikas conducts research on the Orangutan. 

We will pass the Black River, which is the highlight of Tanjung Puting National Park. 
With a bit of luck, you may see freshwater crocodiles.

Lunch is served on the boat

When we arrive at Camp Leakey, we will trek about 2 km to the Orangutan feeding area.

After the feeding, we go back to the boat and continue our trip to the Nipah Palm area where the boat will dock for the night. 

You will sleep on the boat.

Day 3

Kumai port - Iskandar Airport

After breakfast, we slowly make our way back to Kumai port while enjoying the sounds of nature.

When we arrive at Kumai port we completed the trip and you will be transferred back to Iskandar Airport.

The tour program is flexible and depends on your enthusiasm and situation/condition.

Depending on the availability of time, our crew can also take you:
– Night trekking on the first night of your trip (bring a headlamp if you intend to do so).
– A visit to Sekonyer village.
– Bird watching (depending on the season).
– Tree planting (at an additional cost: contribution to the foundation).

About the trip

Be prepared for an experience back to basics! 

Large area’s that you will visit have no cellphone coverage. So on top of seeing orangutans, you are able to do a digital detox and really focus on the here and now that surrounds you. 

You will sleep on the upper deck during the night, and the boat is only fitted with a basic bathroom with toilet, sink  and a shower.

The tour program is flexible and depends on your enthusiasm and situation/condition. Depending on the availability of time, our crew can also take you:
– Night trekking on the first night of your trip (bring a headlamp if you intend to do so).
– A visit to Sekonyer village.
– Bird watching (depending on the season).
– Tree planting (at an additional cost: contribution to the foundation).

Responsible travelling

During the trip we practice responsible travelling, which means:

Included in the package:

Not included:


Three to four days before the trip, we have to buy the entrance permits and attach a copy of your identity card/passport + your vaccine certificate

What to bring:

What is available on the boat:

  • Life vest
  • 24 hours of hot drinks
  • Softdrink and snack
  • Charging station
  • Liquid soap and towels
  • The top deck of the boat is converted into a sleeping area in the evening. Each person is provided a mattress, covered with a mosquito net and a blanket.

Trip to the World Capitol of Orangutan - Central Kalimantan

For 2 persons IDR 11.000.000 *
(IDR 5.500.000 per person)

Booking is based on availability. Check with us for the available dates with the form below.

We require a 50% downpayment in order to confirm your booking.
Full amount needs to be settled at least 1 week before your trip.
Should your booking be within 1 week of the trip, the full amount should be settled.

About the boat

The River Dancer

The River Dancer will be your home for this trip. It was built in 2014 and is the second addition to our fleet. The boat is 15 m long and 3 m wide.

The lower part of the boat consist of:
– Captain’s area
– Staff area
– Storage area
– One bathroom and one kitchen

The upper deck of the boat can accommodate sleeping space for up to 6 people. The boat is equipped with safety vests.

Bathroom facilities

The lower deck of the boat is fitted with a toilet, sink and a shower.

Sleeping arrangements

The upper deck will be converted into the sleeping area with mattrasses, blankets and a mosquito net.

About Orangutan Foundation International

The Orangutan Foundation International (OFI) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of wild orangutans and their rainforest habitat. OFI supports research on orangutans and forests, education initiatives, both local and international and brings awareness concerning orangutans wherever it can.

OFI is profoundly committed to the welfare of all orangutans, whether captive, ex-captive, or wild.

Established by Dr. Biruté Mary Galdikas and associates in 1986, OFI operates Camp Leakey, an orangutan research center, within Tanjung Puting National Park.

 OFI also runs the Orangutan Care Center and Quarantine (OCCQ) facility in the Dayak village of Pasir
Panjang near Pangkalan Bun, which is home to 330 displaced orangutans and helps manage the
Lamandau Wildlife Reserve, where rehabilitated wild born ex-captive orangutans are released into the wild. 

Through its field programs, OFI also provides employment at these facilities for over 200 local

About Tanjung Puting National Park

The park is approximately four times the size of Singapore or 3,042 km2, 

Tanjung Puting National Park was originally established as Nature Reserve in 1932 and was converted officially into a National Park in 1982.
It is located in the Southern part of Central Kalimantan and consists of dryland dipterocarp forest, peat swamp forest, heath forest, mangroves and coastal beach forest and secondary forest.

It is one of the four locations in Indonesia where we can see the endangered species
 of orangutans living in the wild.  Tanjung Puting National Park is a location that is accessible only via the Sekonyer River.

The other three locations in Indonesia are East Kalimantan, West Kalimantan and North Sumatera.

In addition to Orangutans, the park is also home to Proboscis monkeys, Gibbons, Macaques, Clouded leopards, Sun bears, wild boars, porcupines, and Sambar deer and many reptiles such as crocodiles, monitor lizards, and pythons. Hornbills and kingfishers are some of the bird species inhabiting the park as well as insects, such as the giant Bornean butterfly.

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