Rates from 1,030 USD/person for a join-in cruise of 3days/2nights
(based on 2 persons sharing the same cabin)
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With a choice of private charter and scheduled cabin cruises there is a cruise to suit every itinerary on one of our Borneo wildlife river cruises. Contact the Secret Retreats concierge on email@example.com for assistance with planning and boking the perfect cruise itinerary for you. We can also help you with all your pre and post cruise plans, itineraries and places to stay!
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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.”
Relaxing Orangutan River Cruise (3 Nights)
Day 1: Palangka Raya
Meet at Palangka Raya airport (or hotel) and transfer to our boat in Palangka Raya harbour to start your journey. Cruise past the stilted and floating houses of the provincial capital and continue 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. Return to the boat for a quiet dinner in the midst of the jungle. [L/D]
Day 2: Bapallas Island – Kanarakan
The boat moves up the Rungan River as you enjoy breakfast. On arrival to Bapallas Island, take a motorised canoe to observe orangutans. 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.(Only open in Saturday and Sunday)
Leisurely lunch onboard while cruising to Kanarakan, a tiny riverside village on the Rungan River. Arriving in the afternoon, welcomed by the village elder with Dayak Ngaju welcoming ceremony then stroll around the village with a local host to see the village home gardens, rubber field & rubber tapping demonstration, and other village livelihoods. Visit to the elder’s house and enjoy the traditional spices coffee while sharing stories.
Back to the boat and cruise down to Lake Tahai. Overnight. [B/L/D]
Day 3: Sei Gohong – Muara Rungan
Optional dawn canoeing to the lake for bird watching. Leisurely breakfast on board as the boat pass the orangutan pre-release island of Pulau Kaja.
Visit the village of Sei Gohong to meet the traditional medicine expert then a short walk to the nearby forest to find several plants that are used as traditional medications by the Ngajus. Back to the village and see a larger collection of the traditional medicines and discuss their functions with the locals.
Back to the boat and cruise down stream to Muara Rungan passing Katimpun village.
Overnight near Muara Rungan. [B/L/D]
Day 4: Bukit Rawi – Muara Rungan
After breakfast, the boat cruises to Tanjung Sangalang for check out and transfer to Palangka Raya airport
Tour ends. [B]
Includes: airport and other transfers as indicated, cabin accommodation, English speaking guide, meals and drinks during the cruise, off-boat tours and service tax.
Excludes: Airfare, airport tax, porter, optional off boat tour, alcoholic and soda drinks on board.
NB: Please do not wear bright coloured clothing when viewing the orangutans. Professional cameras and other large size cameras, such as SLR’s, require special permits when photographing the orangutan.
The Cabins3 luxury air-conditioned cabins (one Master and two double), two shared bathrooms, a sitting area and an open deck with steamer chairs.
6 crew for service.
Capacity for 8 passengers maximum, in private charter.
GENERALCruising Areas: Rungan River, Central Kalimantan (Borneo)
Number of Cabins: 3
Annual Docking: a few days in September
Time zone: (GMT+07:00) Jakarta
Currency accepted: IDR
Electricity voltage: 220V
Electricity plug type:
ACCESSTransfers from Palangka Raya Airport or hotels to the boat are included.
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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.
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