6 Days Exploring Tanjung Puting National Park

Super cute the Orangutan of Tanjung Puting (Image courtesy of Priyadi)

Traveljunkieindonesia.com– I have some pretty cool itinerary to share!

I have been invited to attend Familiarization Trip Tanjung Puting National Park. Yes, it was AMAZING!

Tanjung Puting National Park is one of Indonesia’s highlights, and not just because of the enigmatic primates living in its maniacal forest. Coursing the river at a leisurely pace aboard a klotok or in a motorised canoe is as much a part of the experience. Wall of pandanus fringe the water’s edge, beyond which proboscis monkeys and impudent macaques leap across the forest canopy. Joining them in less ostentatious fashion are sun bears, wild boars, clouded leopards, pythons, gibbons, porcupines, sambar deer, crocodiles, the giant bornean butterfly and a wealth of bird life.

So, here are Travel Junkie Indonesia itinerary for 6 days exploring Tanjung Puting National Park:

Candlelight Dinner on Klotok (Image courtesy of Priyadi)

Day 1 – Tanjung Puting National Park
09.15 – 10.25 AM. Journey from Soekarno-Hatta Airport in Jakarta to Iskandar Airport in Pangkalan Bun.
11.15 – 11.45 AM. Kumai Dock, to watch traditional dance and silat (traditional martial arts) performance.
11.45 – 14.00 PM. Trip to Tanjung Harapan post in Tanjung Puting, using klotok boat.
14.00 – 15.30 PM. Visiting the feeding site in Tanjung Harapan.
15.30 – 18.00 PM. Visiting Sei Sekonyer Village.
18.00 – 19.00 PM. Candlelight dinner in klotok boat.
21.00 – 07.00 AM. Spending the night at Rimba Eco Lodge.

The Milky Way of Tanjung Puting (Image courtesy of Priyadi)

Day 2 – Tom (King of the Orangutans in Camp Leakey) stole my heart
07.00 – 10.00 AM. Visiting Pondok Tanggui Rehabilitation Center
10.00 – 16.00 PM. Journey to Camp Leakey, visiting the information center and feeding site here.
16.00 – 18.00 PM. Sekonyer river trip, using klotok boat
18.00 – 19.00 PM. Candelight dinner in klotok boat
19.00 – 21.00 PM. Enjoying fireflies and the most remarkable view of the Milky Way.
21.00 – 07.00 AM. Spending the night at kelotok boat.

Day 3 – Save our sea turtle in Tanjung Keluang
09.00 – 11.00 AM. Transit at Pesalat to plant some trees.
11.00 – 13.00 PM. Journey to Tanjung Keluang.
13.00 – 15.00 PM. Visiting Kubu Village.
15.00 – 19.00 PM. Visiting Tanjung Keluang, sunset, and releasing baby sea turtles to the sea.
19.00 – 21.00 PM. Night trek to observe the sea turtles.
21.00 – 22.00 PM. Barbeque.
22.00 – 07.00 AM. Spending the night at kelotok boat.

Day 4 – Visit Pangkalan Bun
09.30 – 11.30 AM. Journey to Kubu Village then to Yayorin (Yayasan Orangutan Indonesia).
13.00 – 14.30 PM. After lunch, off to the hotel to check in.
15.30 – 19.00 PM. Day tour to buy souvenirs and such in Pangkalan Bun.
21.00 – 11.00 AM. Spending the night at the hotel.

Day 5 – Visit Istana Kuning
12.00 – 14.00 PM. Visiting Istana Kuning (Yellow Castle)
14.00 – 16.00 PM. City tour in Pangkalan Bun
16.00 – 11.00 AM. Off to Pontianak and spending the night at the hotel there. (This was unplanned since our plane in Pangkalan Bun had some kind of damage, and we decided it would be better to go to a bigger city to ensure we’d have more options to go to Jakarta later.)

Day 6 – Yeah Pontianak!
11.00 – 13.00 PM. Visiting Equator Monument in Pontianak.
13.00 – 14.00 PM. Lunch in a floating restaurant in Kapuas River.
15.00 – 18.00 PM. Goodbye Borneo, Hello Jakarta.

A big thank you to Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, Indonesia.travel, and the others for the excellent trip.

Happy Green Travels!

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One Comment

  1. This sounds amazing! I haven’t been to Indonesia yet, but I’d love to spend time with orangutans and sea turtles, volunteer perhaps?

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