Rahai’i PangunIndonesia/Rahai’i+Pangun
 

The Rahai'i Pangun is a 5 cabin river boat, perfectly appointed for cruising Borneo’s waterways to witness and enjoy the best of the regions wildlife. Converted by local craftsmen from a traditional Kalimantan river boat known as a “bis air”, the conversion was designed by a team of Indonesian master boat designers and engineers. The large upper deck has been perfectly designed as the place for guests to enjoy uninterrupted panoramic views of the passing scenery, wildlife spotting, and to enjoy dining and relaxing with friends and fellow guests. Sister vessel of the Spirit of Kalimantan, the Rahai'i Pangun is available for both private charter and scheduled cabin cruises.

Rates from 346 USD/person for a 2D-1N jungle cruise
(based on 2 persons sharing the same cabin)


Find the Secret Cruise to suit you
Charter a private cruise for up to 12 people in this traditional 5 cabin river cruiser. Or enjoy one of the scheduled cabin cruises from 2 to 4 nights. Contact the Secret Retreats concierge on dream@secret-retreats.com 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 & 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.”


Rooms

 

The Cabins

  • The Cabins
The Cabins
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The Rahai'i Pangun has 6 cabins :
1 Superior Large Double Cabin with private terrace, ensuite and optional air conditioning,
2 Double Cabins with ensuite and optional air conditioning,
3 Twin Cabins which are fan cooled and share a bathroom.
Capacity for 12 Adults.

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Facilities & Highlights


 
  • Rahai’i Pangun highlight
  • Rahai’i Pangun highlight

  • We serve fusion Indonesian food, using only fresh local ingredients and prepared onboard.
  • All activities offer a balance between wildlife, flora and fauna and the fascinating Dayak culture. Spot orangutans in their natural habitat, learn about the struggle of the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation’s to save this magnificent creature and the human and cultural aspect. Land of spirits and mysticism with a headhunting past, discover how the Dayaks close relationship with the forest has defined and shaped their fascinating culture.
 

Useful Information


GENERAL
Cruising Areas: Rungan River, Central Kalimantan (Borneo)
Length: 22m
Beam: 5m
Number of Cabins: 6
Annual Docking: a few days in September
Time zone: (GMT+07:00) Jakarta
Currency accepted: IDR
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 Palangka Raya Airport or hotels to the boat are included.

CONTACT
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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.


“WOW Borneo offers an intimate encounter with Kalimantan, its forests and wildlife, by working with the local Dayak people. 4 Boats are available: Ruhui Rahayu (one single cabin), Spirit of Kalimantan (private charter with 3 cabins), Rahai’I Pangun (6 cabins- join-in cruise) and the newest one Sekonyer (3-cabins- join0in cruise). All guided tours will enable you to discover the orangutan in its natural habitat and give you the opportunity to make a difference to their survival through the Borneo Orangutan Survival adoption program.”

Kim, the discoverer.

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