Start in the port town of Kumai in Central Kalimantan, the gateway to the famous Tanjung Puting National Park. Here, you’ll board a traditional klotok longboat and begin your journey up the Sekonyer River, where you can spot crocodiles, proboscis monkeys and other wildlife. Day two will see you arrive at renowned orangutan research centre Camp Leakey, where you’ll meet rangers, explore the camp and watch orangutans feeding, before trekking into the jungle. After a peaceful night on your boat, you’ll sail downriver to an orangutan feeding station, before journeying to the Pesalat Reforestation Camp. Here, you can learn more about reforestation and the devastating impact of illegal logging on Borneo’s wildlife, as well as searching for proboscis monkeys before returning to Kumai.

Key information

Destinations Destinations Tanjung Puting National Park, Kumai
Activity Activity Nature & Wildlife
Physical Level Physical Level Easy
Season Season January - December

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Start your journey in Kumai

Start your journey in Kumai

Day 1 in Kumai

Head to Kumai in Central Kalimantan, a port town and gateway to Tanjung Puting National Park. Grab a guide and a Klotok — a traditional houseboat — and venture into the park for excellent wildlife spotting opportunities.

Spot orangutans in Tanjung Puting National Park

Spot orangutans in Tanjung Puting National Park

Day 2–5 in Tanjung Puting National Park

Indonesia’s Tanjung Puting National Park is famed for its conservation efforts, and with the world’s largest population of wild orangutans, you can almost guarantee you’ll see some of these free-roaming great apes.

Visitors can spot an array of other native wildlife — including proboscis monkeys, civets, gibbons and sun bears — so jump aboard one of the many traditional Klotok boats sailing up the Sekonyer River, and keep your eyes peeled. Spend a day visiting the orangutan research and rehabilitation centre, Camp Leakey, for an unforgettable, up-close experience.

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See orangutan royalty at Camp Leakey

See orangutan royalty at Camp Leakey

Camp Leakey is arguably the most famous of all the places to see orangutans in Borneo. Look out for alpha male Tom leisurely surveying his kingdom.

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