6D5N Amazon of Asia - Borneo River Safari Cruise, Stay overnight on Houseboat

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

Changi Airport

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

Pangkalan Bun: 6D5N Amazon of Asia - Borneo River Safari ...

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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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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

6D5N Amazon of Asia - Borneo River Safari Cruise, Stay overnight on Houseboat 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!

6D5N Amazon of Asia - Borneo River Safari Cruise, Stay overnight on Houseboat 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

6D5N Amazon of Asia - Borneo River Safari Cruise, Stay overnight on Houseboat 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.

6D5N Amazon of Asia - Borneo River Safari Cruise, Stay overnight on Houseboat 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.

6D5N Amazon of Asia - Borneo River Safari Cruise, Stay overnight on Houseboat 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!

6D5N Amazon of Asia - Borneo River Safari Cruise, Stay overnight on Houseboat starting at Pangkalan Bun, Mendawai, West Kotawaringin Regency, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia
6D5N Amazon of Asia - Borneo River Safari Cruise, Stay overnight on Houseboat 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!

6D5N Amazon of Asia - Borneo River Safari Cruise, Stay overnight on Houseboat 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. 

6D5N Amazon of Asia - Borneo River Safari Cruise, Stay overnight on Houseboat 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! 

6D5N Amazon of Asia - Borneo River Safari Cruise, Stay overnight on Houseboat starting at Pangkalan Bun, Mendawai, West Kotawaringin Regency, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia
6D5N Amazon of Asia - Borneo River Safari Cruise, Stay overnight on Houseboat 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

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CURRENT BEST FLIGHT

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

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AMAZON OF ASIA - BORNEO RIVER SAFARI CRUISE

Always dreamed of visiting the Amazon Rainforest but find it too far and expensive? ;) Discover the Amazon of Asia - come with us on a Borneo River Safari Cruise!

STAY 3N ABOARD A TRADITIONAL WOODEN KELOTOK HOUSEBOAT

Live like how the Locals used to on a Traditional Wooden Kelotok Houseboat! Be stunned by the Sunsets, the pristine Nature & Wildlife around you. Fall asleep to Fireflies (N1 on Boat), Wake up to the sound of Birds, and be refreshed by the pure air of the Rainforest.