The 4 Days Balikpapan Orangutan Tour is a great opportunity travel to and live among the Orangutans which are being protected and rehabilitated in the Borneo area of Indonesia. This is an adventure trip to explore the natural habitat and life of the Orangutans. You will begin at the Pangkalan Bun Airport where your guide will meet and greet you before setting off up stream into the mangroves and jungle. The 4 Days Balikpapan Orangutan Tour starts upon your arrival in Balikpapan and visits the Pondok Tanggui Orangutan rehabilitation centre.
4 Days Balikpapan Orangutan Tour Itinerary
Day 1 Balikpapan - Rimba Lodge
After 2 hours of traveling on board a traditional boat, you will reach the Rimba Orangutan Eco Lodge. You will eat on the boat as you view the incredible landscape you pass by and sleep on land at the lodge.
Day 2 Camp Leakey Tour
On the second day of the 4 Days Balikpapan Orangutan Tour you will head even further up stream to the infamous Camp Leakey where you will be able to see the largest and most established Orangutan rehabilitation center in Indonesia. You will see the different projects in work as well as seeing the feeding time and plenty of other wildlife along the way. You will return to the Rimba Orangutan Eco Lodge where you will eat and sleep and prepare for the next and main day of the tour.
Day 3 Orangutan Tour
After waking bright and early on the third day of the 4 Days Orangutan Tour you will head to the Pondok Tanggui Orangutan Rehabilitation at Tanjung Harapan. Here you will be able to see the Orangutan nurseries as well as feeding time and see the juvenile Orangutans as well as a number of other projects that are in place to protect the area that the Orangutans live in as well as the dangers they face in modern life. You will also be able to see the local village of Tanjung Harapan where you will be able to see the traditional long houses as well as the simple and natural culture and way of life of the local people living by the river using it for transport around their land. Here you will also have lunch and be entertained by the local people and be lucky enough to witness the incredible local dances and performances. There is also a Malaysian settlement in the this area and on the 4 Days Orangutan Tour you will be able to see this which is a great symbol of the history of the island and the way that the two cultures gel in modern life. After seeing the orangutans feeding in the afternoon at the Orangutan center and learning a little more about this area you will be able to hike back to the river where your boat awaits to take you back to the Rimba Orangutan Eco Lodge.
Day 4 Rimba Lodge - Departure
On the fourth day of the 4 Days Orangutan Tour you will eat breakfast at the camp and then head back down the river to make your transferal to the airport ready for your next destination