The KM Sekonyer is 18-meters in length and 3-meters wide, and has a traditional local klotok hull. It has three air-conditioned cabins with mosquito netting. The upper viewing deck is completely open, and is furnished with comfortable rattan furniture and a dining table. Cruises are accompanied by five crew and an English-speaking guide.
Rates from 1,030 USD/person for a join-in cruise of 3days/2nights
(based on 2 persons sharing the same cabin)
Find the Secret Cruise to suit you
With scheduled cabin cruises from 2 to 4 nights on the Sekonyer and Kumai rivers, discover and enjoy the best of Borneo’s wildlife from the luxury of our Secret Cruise. Contact the Secret Retreats concierge on firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve the cruise that best suits you, and to plan and book your pre and post cruise itinerary.
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Your Host and The Team
“Starting from Palangkaraya harbor, the cruise, past the stilted and floating houses of the provincial capital, continues upriver along the forest lined river, passing villages. In the early evening, take a canoe through the shimmering black water lakes. Keep an eye out for proboscis monkeys, hornbills, and Brahmini kites as the boat moves up the Rungan River. When we reach Bapallas Island, you will take a motorised canoe to observe orangutans, then continue to the BOSF Education Centre where adult orangutans are waiting to be placed on the pre-release islands. Learn about the BOSF rehabilitation programs.
Later on the way to Kanarakan, a tiny riverside village we will meet with Dayak Ngaju tribes (home gardens, rubber field, rubber tapping) and some other traditions. More than a cruise, you will book a lifetime experience.”
Superior Large Cabin with Terrace (1 unit)
Double Cabin (2 units)
Facilities and Highlights
- The foundation supports an Education Center for guests to have a closer look at young orangutans in the program, waiting for transfers to pre-release islands. These are socialisation program where you can see them play (with no contact)
- Meals are taken at a large sociable table on the upper deck, with all dishes served Asian style. Breakfast is a selection of western style offerings, including homemade breads and jams and an Indonesian option. Lunch and dinner are served as a buffet with a quality Indonesian white rice and in-house chili sambals.-
GENERALCruising Areas: Kumai and Sekonyer Rivers, Central Kalimantan (Borneo)
Number of Cabins: 3
Annual Docking: a few days in September
Time zone: (GMT+07:00) Jakarta
Currency accepted: IDR
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard, JCB, Diners, UnionPay
Electricity voltage: 220V
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CONCIERGEYour concierge is ready to assist you with planning and completing your reservation, contact them on email@example.com
ACCESSTransfers from Pangkalan Bun Airport or hotels to the boat are included.
Airport: Iskandar Pangkalan Bun Airport (PKN) - 11 km
In addition, The Spirit of Kalimantan works closely with villagers in the development of the tourist industry, training and assisting them as guides, renting canoes, offering fishing trips and many other activities. The company also makes a regular contribution to the Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS) foundation. The Spirit of Kalimantan offers guided canoe trips to the pre-release BOS islands to witness orangutans, and provides educational information to guests to raise awareness. The company has garnered international recognition for its eco-tourism efforts, receiving the Virgin Responsible Travel Best Cruise Operator award, as well as the Indonesia Travel and Tourism Award, “Leading Cruise Operator.