5D4N Orangutan River Safari - Overnight on Kelotok Boat + Semarang Hill Resort

Pangkalan Bun, Mendawai, West Kotawaringin Regency, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia

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This adventure is: #on the weekend, #for a good cause, #scenic

Pangkalan Bun: 5D4N Orangutan River Safari - Overnight on...

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“got a question about a trip? WhatsApp message me - https://wa.me/6591840209 | +65 9184 0209 - heyitsnicole.sg, from ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS WILDLIFE TOURS | AnimalEncounterWT.com - I love uncovering hidden Travel gems & going the distance to experience them all around South East Asia over Singapore's various public holidays / long weekends! I'm particularly a fan of Animals, Wildlife & Nature - believe in taking the time to research about Ethical Animal Experiences, enjoy the most natural Wildlife Safaris, meaningful experiences, spend less time at touristy / but must see spots + dedicate most time in my itineraries to Nature. ”

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got a Question about this trip? WhatsApp message me (nicole, Animal Encounters) at +65 9184 0209

LOVE NATURE? LOVE ANIMALS? WANT TO CHILL ON YOUR OWN PRIVATE AMAZON RIVER STYLE CRUISE?

Make full use of the 1 May 2019, Labour Day holiday, and go on a long weekend with us from Wed 1 May to Sun 5 May 2019! Leave Required: 2 Days Only - Thu 2 May, Fri 3 May 2019.

5D4N Orangutan River Safari - Overnight on Kelotok Boat + Semarang Hill Resort starting at Pangkalan Bun, Mendawai, West Kotawaringin Regency, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia
Get away with us to the beautiful Mangroves & Rivers of Indonesia, Borneo, Kalimantan, for 5D4N on an Orangutan River Safari! 

Did you know? This is where Nat Geo's 2017 Nature Photographer of the Year took his award winning Orangutan crossing the River photo!

May is literally the best time to be here with the raining season over and you get to avoid the peak / summer time of June.

LET'S HELP PROTECT THE ORANGUTANS' HABITAT

5D4N Orangutan River Safari - Overnight on Kelotok Boat + Semarang Hill Resort starting at Pangkalan Bun, Mendawai, West Kotawaringin Regency, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia

All Photos personally taken by myself / nicole from Animal Encounters! 

By embarking on this trip, you will not only get to reconnect with nature, you will also be helping doing it a favour.

Providing local communities with job & income opportunities from eco trips such as this Orangutan River Safari vs Palm Oil production, which make up a large amount of jobs in Indonesia.

Indonesia is a natural forest wonder just next door to us / Singapore, facing the highest rates of deforestation in the World due to Palm Oil production. (remember our yearly Hazes?) 

Come meet our cousin Orangutans of the jungle ( we are after all, 97% similar by DNA! ) and contribute to an eco trip against Deforestation, to protect its habitat!

5D4N Orangutan River Safari - Overnight on Kelotok Boat + Semarang Hill Resort starting at Pangkalan Bun, Mendawai, West Kotawaringin Regency, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia
✨ MEET THE ORANGUTANS

We will do short walks / treks 20 - 45min into the forest to the feeding platforms to see the Orangutans.

Kalimantan is home to the largest population of Orangutans (~5000) in the world!

There are a mix of Wild & Semi Wild / Rehabilitated Orangutans.

Get to the platform early and hear the local Orangutan caretakers calling out to the Orangutans for feeding time.

Watch the Orangutans magically appear from the forest!

✨STAY 3N ABOARD A KELOTOK INDONESIAN HOUSEBOAT

5D4N Orangutan River Safari - Overnight on Kelotok Boat + Semarang Hill Resort starting at Pangkalan Bun, Mendawai, West Kotawaringin Regency, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia
The Orangutan National Park is only accessible by boat!

We will stay aboard our own privately chartered Kelotok, aka Indonesian wooden houseboat.

5D4N Orangutan River Safari - Overnight on Kelotok Boat + Semarang Hill Resort starting at Pangkalan Bun, Mendawai, West Kotawaringin Regency, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia
ACCOMODATION 

We'll spend 3 nights on our Kelotok houseboat with simple mattresses, dainty mosquito nets, and wake up to the sound of the forest!

Toilet / shower on Boat will be very bare minimum / simple use Cold water & Pail kind. Generally we shower in late afternoon after a long hot day, it's quite refreshing and nice! 

We will have our very own cook aboard the boat to cook us lots of yummy food.

5D4N Orangutan River Safari - Overnight on Kelotok Boat + Semarang Hill Resort starting at Pangkalan Bun, Mendawai, West Kotawaringin Regency, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia
✨ ALL DAY SAFARI

You'll be cruising around the National Park itself and have a chance to spot Wildlife all throughout the day. 

We personally saw Baby Crocs and Proboscis Monkeys (those with big noses) on our last trip there!

Did we mention the breeze on the boat is amazing!

5D4N Orangutan River Safari - Overnight on Kelotok Boat + Semarang Hill Resort starting at Pangkalan Bun, Mendawai, West Kotawaringin Regency, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia
5D4N Orangutan River Safari - Overnight on Kelotok Boat + Semarang Hill Resort starting at Pangkalan Bun, Mendawai, West Kotawaringin Regency, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia
Night time is amazing and mysterious. You feel like you've entered a movie scene.

With only the spotlight of your Kelotok lighting the darkness of the forest. Perhaps this is what it's like in the Amazon too?

We will also visit Nipa Palm where we will be able to see Fireflies!

5D4N Orangutan River Safari - Overnight on Kelotok Boat + Semarang Hill Resort starting at Pangkalan Bun, Mendawai, West Kotawaringin Regency, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia
PLANT YOUR VERY OWN BABY TREE SAPLING

Help with reforestation at the Reforestation Site where you will learn about the different kind of Baby Trees you can plant that serve various purpose: Plants Animals Eat, Provide Shade, etc. 

5D4N Orangutan River Safari - Overnight on Kelotok Boat + Semarang Hill Resort starting at Pangkalan Bun, Mendawai, West Kotawaringin Regency, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia
1N STOPOVER IN SEMARANG (Wed 1 May Night)

Spend 1 Night in a beautiful scenic Hill Resort on your way to the Orangutans! 

5D4N Orangutan River Safari - Overnight on Kelotok Boat + Semarang Hill Resort starting at Pangkalan Bun, Mendawai, West Kotawaringin Regency, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia
5D4N Orangutan River Safari - Overnight on Kelotok Boat + Semarang Hill Resort starting at Pangkalan Bun, Mendawai, West Kotawaringin Regency, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia
4 pax to a room for this 1N at Semarang Hill Resort

TRIP DATES

WED 1 MAY - SUN 5 MAY 2019

TRIP DURATION 

5 DAYS 4 NIGHTS 

Leave Required: 2 Days (Thu 2 May, Fri 3 May 2019)


TRIP COST: S$598

got a question about a trip? WhatsApp message me (nicole) at +65 9184 0209

CURRENT BEST FLIGHT

* current Airfare to Pangkalan Bun ~ $398 via Air Asia & Wings Air

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got a question about a trip? WhatsApp message me (nicole) at +65 9184 0209

Itinerary

>>> DAY 1 - WED 1 MAY 2019

12.25 meet & check in at Changi Airport 
14.25 fly Singapore > Semarang
15.30 arrive in Semarang

16.30 collected luggage / cleared customs
17.30 arrive in Semarang Hill Resort
18.00 *hopefully catch the beautiful Sunset from the pool if timing is good and have a evening swim too! 

>>> DAY 2 - THU 2 MAY 2019

08.00 enjoy Breakfast & absorb beautiful morning hill view perhaps with a last moment of enjoyment in Pool

10.00 transfer to Airport
11.00 check in at Airport
13.00 fly Semarang > Pangkalan Bun

14.35 arrive in Pangkalan Bun, transfer to Kumai Port / Kelotok Boat

Afternoon Programme:
Learn about Palm Oil Industry / Deforestation Issue
Plant your very own Baby Tree Sapling @ Pesalat Tree Reforestation

Night Programme: 
Go on a Night Trek to spot Insects, Night Wildlife, Strange Mushrooms 

>>> DAY 3 - FRI 3 MAY 2019

3-4hrs Jungle Trek, more chances to spot Wildlife, learn about Medicial plants
take a small boat / canoe ride on river back to Kelotok 

Visit Tanjung Harapan Orangutan Camp / Feeding Time

>>> DAY 4 - SAT 4 MAY 2019

09.00 Visit Pondok Tanggui Orangutan Camp / Feeding Time
11.00 back on Boat for Lunch
14.00 Visit Camp Leakey Orangutan Camp / Feeding Time

Night Programme: 
Cruise to Nipa Palm Area to see Fireflies

>>> DAY 5 - SUN 5 MAY 2019

06.40 Transfer to PKN Airport
07.40 Check in at PKN Airport
08.40 Journey back to Singapore

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