Untamable Kalimantan

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Daily Departure


  • Off The Beaten Path
Day 1 - 5: Jakarta - Kumai- Tanjung Puting
  • Arrive in Jakarta. Transfer to Kumai for the boat to Tanjung Puting.
  • Visit and learn about this special national park – home to orphaned and rescued orangutans.
  • Tour around the reserve and Pasalat reforestation.
  • Return to Kumai to catch the flight to your next destination.


Customizable itinerary

Discover the untamable wildlife of Kalimantan in 5 days with this tour! Totally different from Bali, this tour will take you deep into the forests and let you get close to its wild inhabitants. Start off your adventure in the capital Jakarta, where you will have a city tour before traveling to Tanjung Puting. Here you will embark on boat trips to see the nature reserve’s lush swamp forests and learn more about the orangutans, they are considered the icon of this national park. Immerse in the unspoiled nature and give yourself a deserved break from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Arrive at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport of Jakarta. Drive along the highways enclosing the eastern parts of this sprawling city, which will give you an idea of Jakarta, the ever-growing capital of Indonesia. The densely populated kampungs (neighborhoods/villages) are tucked away in between high-rise buildings. Jakarta is all about political and financial prowess.

Arrive at your hotel and the rest of the day will be at your leisure or self-exploration of the surrounding.

After breakfast, we’ll depart Jakarta and drive to Pangkalan Bun, a tidy little town with a neat waterfront market with lots of gem shops, it’s only a short drive to Kumai. Continue by boat into Tanjung Puting, a national park comprises of large lowland reserve of more than 300,000 hectares. You will be traveling on the Sekonyer River on the edges of a vast wilderness. The ink-black water surface reflects the Nipah palms on its shores. Combined with the mysterious surroundings, this is an out-worldly experience.

Before you check-in in Rimba Lodge, you’ll have the first encounter with some orphaned orangutans at Tanjung Puting. Rimba Lodge resembles a wonderful Dayak styled jungle house on wooden stilts, with walkways over the swamp connecting the rooms. Spend the night listening to the sounds of the jungle.

Overnight on board.

Meals: (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Spend a day touring this vast reserve with several rehabilitation centers for lost or orphaned orangutans. The reserve consists mainly of freshwater swamp forests and can be explored through a network of trails or by small canoe. It is easy to observe the giant forest dwellers on dedicated paths. You will encounter other wild animals on the way!

Overnight on board.

Meals: (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Boating upstream to get to the second station called Pondok Tanggui, on the other end, is a rehabilitation centre for infant orangutans, a few kilometers upriver from Rimba Lodge. Enjoy the trip until the late morning then continues the tour to Pasalat reforestation, where you can see the way to heal the jungle from the destruction. Hike in the jungle to see the heterogen of the jungle before returning to the boat to visit Tanjung Harapan village, where you can see the Malayan and Semi Dayak settlement at the gate of the National park.

Overnight on board.

Meals: (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

After breakfast and check out, you will return to Kumai and Pankalan Bun to catch your flight to the next destination. End of service.

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Note: Amendments CAN be made to this tour to suit your requirements.

What’s Included?

  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels
  • Private Vehicles and Drivers
  • Private English Speaking Guides (Other languages if available, upon request)
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
  • Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
  • Service Charge & Government Taxes

What’s Not Included?

  • Your International Flights to and from Indonesia
  • Indonesia entry Visa Fees (contact us for further information)
  • Personal Expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
  • Any bank fees or charges at your end
  • Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • Tips for guides and drivers

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Apr 5, 2023

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Excellent customer service from Elly Do and Asia Pioneer Travel from start to finish. Elly took the time to come to meet us in our hotel in Hanoi and it was lovely to meet her. We changed our itinerary a couple of times before booking and Elly was always happy to discuss and accommodate. All the guides we had and all of the hotels were great. When you only have a couple of days in each city it was great to have a guide and a driver to whisk you through the traffic. Thanks Elly!
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Apr 5, 2023

Amazing People and Great Service

We have always been very interested in Vietnam and Cambodia, recently retired, we decided the time was right to make this trip. Living in Canada and booking a trip to SE Asia can be a little difficult given the 15-hour time change. We worked with Mr. Lam of Asia Pioneer travel and we had no issues. In fact, we wondered if he ever slept as it didn’t seem to matter when we sent a question or request, the response was immediate. He kept in touch with us throughout our travels ensuring that everything was as we had hoped. They exceeded our expectations in all areas. The communication, knowledge, flexibility, and caring attitude was incredible.

We travelled for 7 weeks so the tour that we structured gave us a great mix of guided and free time. We were able to see the normal tourist sites, as well as spend some in-depth time in the villages and communities. This gave us a much greater insight into life in Vietnam and Cambodia. All I can say is that they are amazing and incredible people!

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Thank you to Mr. Lam and the entire staff.

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