“Experience the wonders of Borneo with Kalimantan and witness its forests, orangutans and other wildlife, and local Dayak people. Four boats are available for guided tours: Ruhui Rahayu (one single cabin), Spirit of Kalimantan (private charter with 3 cabins), Rahai’I Pangun (6 cabins, join-in cruise) and Sekonyer (3 cabins, join-in cruise).”,
Kim, the discoverer.
Eco FriendlyEco Friendly
NatureNature
RestaurantRestaurant
WildlifeWildlife
OrangutansOrangutans
River CruiseRiver Cruise

Vessel Description

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.

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There is no substitute for local knowledge and personal assistance to help you plan the perfect stay. The Secret Retreats Concierge is ready to share insider tips with you to ensure you book the best room on the best available rate or offer for your pre or post cruise stay, to share tips on what to see and do and where to dine, to help you with personal requests, and to keep you informed of any cultural events, shows or festivals that match your dates of stay. Enjoy the difference that turns a good stay, into a great travel experience. Your Secret Retreats Concierge is looking forward to hearing from you. Contact the concierge on dream@secret-retreats.com.

Cabin Description

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Vessel Facilities & Highlights

Sekonyer highlight
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)
Sekonyer highlight
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.-

Your Host & The Team

Lorna and GayeLorna and Gaye
“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.”
 

We Care

With a genuine love for Kalimantan and a vision rooted in making a difference in the developing world, the founders of The Spirit of Kalimantan have pioneered ecotourism and positive developments in the region. With a profound awareness of the fragile interrelationship between the rain forest and the livelihood of the Dayak people, The Spirit of Kalimantan continually seeks solutions that are in harmony with this powerful symbiosis. By modifying the traditional Dayak boat, the founders created a unique floating hotel, which enables guests to visit traditional villages and experience the flora and fauna of rain forest in-depth. Simul-taneously, the guests support the local village with little impact to the surrounding environment.

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.

Welcome to Kalimantan

Forming three-quarters of the world’s third largest island, Kalimantan is the Indonesian part of Borneo. Divided into four regions, East, West, South and Central, discover some of richest biodiversity in the world in its vast jungles and rainforests filled with long, winding rivers and fascinating wildlife.

Begin your journey by glimpsing at the stilted and floating houses in the capital of Central Kalimantan, Palangkaraya. Canoe through shimmering black water lakes. Meander down rivers to look for proboscis monkeys, hornbills, Brahmini kites, kingfishers, and other bird species. Get up close and personal to orangutans, and witness an orangutan rehabilitation programme centre. Spot wild orangutans, macaques, proboscis monkeys, birds, sun bears, wild boars, clouded leopards, spotted cats, pythons, gibbons, porcupines, Sambar deer, and other wildlife at Tanjung Puting National Park. Soak in the breathtaking mountain views and waterfalls at Bukit Baka-Bukit Raya National Park. Trek on trails or go diving around the world-renowned Derawan Archipelago. Pass through riverside villages to see spectacular historic longhouses, and meet the indigenous Dayak people to learn about their customs and culture. Attend a traditional music and dance performance. A thrilling adventure of a lifetime.

Useful Information

GENERAL
Cruising Areas: Kumai and Sekonyer Rivers, Central Kalimantan (Borneo)
Length: 18m
Beam: 3.50m
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
Electricity plug type:  
CONCIERGE
Your concierge is ready to assist you with planning and completing your reservation, contact them on dream@secret-retreats.com
ACCESS
Transfers from Pangkalan Bun Airport or hotels to the boat are included.
Nearest Airport: Iskandar Pangkalan Bun Airport (PKN) - 11 km

CONTACT
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Time & Weather

Current Temperature

24° C

Current Weather

Local Time

2:55 am