4 Days Orangutan Tour at Kutai National Park
Kutai Park at Indonesia Borneo Island has a wealth of ecological treasures that survive deep within the rainforest jungle of Kalimantan island. Orangutans can be found at Two Islands in Indonesia, at Sumatra and Kalimantan. The word orangutan means "human of the forest" in the Malay language. As its habitats are being usurped by humans, the orangutans population is decreasing and it is ingrave danger of extinction. Some information says the population is less then 20.000 in the world. Borneo. Several National Parks at Kalimantan where Orangutans can be spot “easily”. Tanjung Puting National Park, at Central Kalimantan, here you can find them around Camp Leakey Rehabilitation Centre, and the most easily to spot place, as they are common with humans, feeding could be done. This is different with Kutai National Park on the east coast of Indonesia East Kalimantan province, where Orangutans are totaly wild and live in their natural habitat, with assistance of guides, mostly the wild Orangutan can be seen in the trees.
INDIGENOUS ORANGUTAN ADVENTURETour Package Duration 04 Days / 03 Nights
Day 01: BALIKPAPAN, SANGATTA (LD)
Upon arrival at Balikpapan airport, meeting service and transfer of about six hours to Sangatta. Check in at Hotel, for dinner and overnight.
Day 02: SANGATTA, KUTAI NATIONAL PARK (BLD)
Early in the morning by motorcanoe upstream Sangatta River into the jungle of Kutai National Park Reserve. Upon Arrival at Prefab Orangutan Research station, we will drop our stuff and direct start a jungle trek into the forest, looking for wild life and Orang Utans, which are completly wild. Afternoon return to Prefab Station for Lunch and rest, late afternoon another forest trek searching for wild and experience the beauty of the Rainforest flora and Fauna here. Dinner and overnight at Prefab Research station.
Day 03: KUTAI RESERVE, DELTA SANGATTA RIVER (BLD)
After Breakfast by motorcanoe to the mangrove forest at the Delta of the Sangatta River to spot Longnose Monkeys, Birds, Crocodiles and other wild in the Mangrove Forest. Return to Sangatta for lunch and afterwards transfer to Samarinda for overnight at Hotel.
Day 04: SAMARINDA, BALIKPAPAN (B)
Breakfast, free at leisure, and enjoy the hotel atmosphere, until departure transfer to Balikpapan airport for your flight to your next destination.
Kutai Park Facts
Kutai Park Weather
Day Temperatures 27 °– 32°C
Night Temperatures 20 °– 25°C
Rainfall 4,000mm per year
Wet Months October & June
Dry Months February & August ( but expect daily rain )
Kutai park Accommodation
Kutai Park have a Jungle Lodge at Camp Kakap, which is called Prefab, The Jungle lodge is located on the Sangatta River side inside the forest, and is a simple wooden Lodge with several small rooms, has a shared Indonesian styled bath room with cold water, and toilet, electricity is 220Volt and stricted to evening hours only ( 6pm-10pm ). The rooms have a fan and each room two thin matrasses on the floor. The building has a kitchen facility, with cooking gear. In front of the rooms is a shared terrace for leisure to enjoy view and the sound of the forest
Travel Time & Distance East Kalimantan – Kutai Park
Balikpapan – Sangatta overland 6-7 hours
Berau – Sangatta overland 14-18 hours
Samarinda – Sangatta overland 4 hours
Sangatta harbor – Camp Kakap ½ hour by canoe
How To Get There
Balikpapan Sepinggan international airport with direct Flights to Jakarta, Surabaya, Semarang, Tarakan, Berau, Palu, Makassar, Manado, Singapore Samarinda Airport with direct flights to Melak, Balikpapan, Berau, Tarakan, Nunukan, Long Apung, Tanjung Selor ( ATR – Airvan planes )
Things To Bring
Towel, soap and personal needs
Waterproof bag (for documents and electronics)
Sleeping bag (optional)
Kutai Park Wildlife
The wildlife is exotic, orangutan, only found at Sumatra and Borneo, along with the endemic proboscis monkeys, and other forest denizens including clouded leopard, leaf monkey, macaque, pangolin anteater, tiny tarsier, lizards, crocodiles, pythons and more then 600 bird species as the most famous Sun Birds, pheasants, Kakatua, and Hornbills.
East Kalimantan Province area is 145,534 square kilometers, with a 3 million population