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  • Amazing Trip

    We went to Tanjung Puting wildlife and orang Utan conservation in Central Borneo. It was amazing trip and soul fulfilling journey. It was the place where I left a piece of my heart. The boat is our home for 3 days, we went to some orang Utan camps to mingle with some of them, we had good times good vibes like all the time, we had the best stargazing experience that made me realized how tiny I am and my problems are, we slept with the concert of the jungle, we woke up the breathtaking scenery and monkey who stole the crackers :), we celebrated the friendship at its best. This is truly an amazing trip to experience at least once in a lifetime. And for sure we had super nice guide and service. Thanks Mas Andreas for the great work! You are awesome!

    Esti
  • Amazing Trip to Tanjung Puting

    Ga salah pilih Pak Andreas sebagai agen trip ke Tanjung Puting. Service nya satisfying banget. Pak Andreas memang knowledgeable banget tentang tour ini. Setiap station dijelaskan secara detail, apa yg kita tanyakan dijawab dg jelas. Crew nya friendly. Yg pasti boat nya keren habis dah. Mau ambil foto sekitarnya, g perlu susah susah terhalang ini itu, kita bisa naik ke dek paling atas, kita bs dg leluasa jepret sana sini. Kalau sudah AMAZING, ya pasti NO COMPLAIN. I’ll come back again Pak Andreas

    Muhammad
  • Pengalaman eksotis melihat orang utan sambil menyusuri sungai

    Orang utan adalah satwa langka asal Indonesia. Di Taman Nasional Tanjung Puting di Pangkalan Bun, Kalimantan Tengah, kita dapat menyusuri Sungai Sekonyer dengan kapal bagus yang menyediakan segala kebutuhan wisatawan, mulai dari menginap hingga makanan. Ini adalah pengalaman unik, melihat langsung orang utan di habitat aslinya sambil menyusuri sungai nan cantik. Banyak turis mancanegara yang menyukai wisata ini. Disarankan untuk mengambil pemandu lokal saat berkunjung ke sini.

    Endah
  • Camp Leakey yang paling bagus! Tergantung dari tur yang diambil, kebetulan aku ambil tur yang guidenya akan ambil rute yang muter-muter dalam hutannya dulu baru kearah feeding area. Nah selama muter-muter dalam hutannya itu bisa melihat banyak orangutan dan bisa berinteraksi dengan mereka dengan jarak sangat dekat! Hanya saya untuk pengunjung yang lain, terutama turis-turis lokal diharapkan bisa menjaga hutan dan respek orangutannya. Jangan demi menghibur diri dan foto-foto berbuat yang aneh-aneh. Kita sudah cukup merusak habitat mereka, jadi jangan usik mereka lagi ya 🙂

    Claudia
  • Do not miss this incredible adventure by floating hotel (klotok) and visit Camp Leakey where more than 40 years ago Dr Birute Galdikas started her studies on the apes.

    Philosophe P

 

 

  • Experience with the orangutans

    We have just returned from 4 day trip to see the Orangutans in Tanjung Punting National Park. We are an extended family of 6 from 7 years to 75 years. We decided after reading quite a few reviews and phoning Fardi the owner, to go with Orangutan House Boat Tours and were really pleased with our choice. The boat Fardi gave us was the biggest at about 18.5metres and had heaps of space especially for the boys to be able to have some room to play. The klotok was launched in 2015 and was really comfortable, innerspring mattresses with mosquitos nets large enough to cover 2 or 4 mattresses and enough height to stand up inside , 2 flush toilets, separate shower room. Certainly heaps more comfortable than we had envisaged. There were also 4 big bean bags to laze around on during the day plus two of the other mattresses left out to relax on. I had read a couple of comments from others about the length of time on the boat being too long. We found it really interesting Imul our guide spoke perfect english, he was born just across the river from the National Park and had a great knowledge of the plants, birds and of course the orang-utans. He worked in the park for a few years and had excellent local knowledge. We seemed to see so much more of the orangutans than most other tour groups. He never rushed us up to the feeding stations and most times on our way up we were walking behind an orang-utan this was just the experience we went for. The food on the klotok was really tasty, Norma was a cook and she turned out amazing meals from a very small kitchen. All of the crew were great, they could spot crocodiles or monkeys well before us and always stopped for us to look more closely. Imul was also an excellent photographer who knew just the best places to be for great photo opportunities. Clothings shoes etc, don’t take too much it is hot and the clothes get dirty but just rewear them for a few days , we didn’t use any wet weather gear but did take it, although the boat had umbrellas which they brought on each expedition . Sneakers were best even in the hot weather and we didn’t wear our sandals. I’d be happy to answer any questions and couldn’t recommend Fardi and the Orangutan Houseboat… enough they certainly deserve the very high reputation they have achieved on Trip Advisor.

    Sainty
  • Amazing trip!

    This trip was absolutely amazing. We spent three days and 2 nights with Andreas and his wonderful crew aboard the boat One Piece. The experience of seeing the orangutans up close was fantastic. We saw so many orangutans, including large males and babies, and were closer to them than I ever imagined! And while the orangutans were the main attraction of this tour, we saw and experienced so much more. From the different species of monkey we saw both in the forest and from the boat, to the wild boars, birds and plants, Andreas was knowledgable about it all. He also introduced us to local culture by taking us to a small village and showed us around a local market.

    In addition to all that we saw, the experience on the boat was also amazing. The food was absolutely delicious. The boat was kept clean and tidy. Everyone was so friendly and helpful.

    I highly recommend Andreas to show you an incredible experience!

    Megan
  • You can book more directly and cheaper by starting with a local guide

    In February 2016 I contacted Captain Andy Jaka and his son Andy Jaka Jr. to arrange a tour late in the month of March. Lonely Planet calls him the most experienced guide in this area. He is. In the early part of the year it is fruit season and a great time to see orang utans in the wild. When I was there, the platforms were not attracting many orang utans because of all the fruit in their natural trees. Captain Andy has a sharp eye for finding orang utans in the wild as well as many other species of monkeys and birds. He is best, however, on orang utans and monkeys. They retrieved me from a hotel in Pangkalanbun about 9 am and we boarded a klotok after a cab ride to the river about 30 minutes away. Since I was only one person, they rented one of the smaller klotoks. They rent whatever size your party needs. They stocked up on fresh fish and various fruits and vegetables before we left on a four day and four night trip where I slept every night on the second floor. That is where my table, chair, and canopy were as well. We did not have a shower. If you wanted to bathe, you did it in the river which is what the two Andys did. The toilet on board was manually flushed. Andy Jr. was the cook. The small whole fish did have bones which were sometimes hard to see by candlelight. After dark, there was only candlelight.. So, every night was a candlelight dinner. I had to tell them not to feed me so much. A typical breakfast had four slices of bread with eggs. It was too much. I think he also did pancakes. The coffee was actually decent even if it was from crystals. If you camp, the food will be fine. If you expect more, stay at the lodge in the park and have them pick you up each day, but it does increase your cost. I liked pulling over to the side of the river and being able to listen to the night sounds and see early morning monkey activity. After the fourth night we were back at our point of origin. I booked a night before and after in Pangkalanbun–I am glad I did. Kalistar Airline is known for changing flight times. Two days in a row the flight that was supposed to leave mid-afternoon was changed to leave in the morning. I would not have made the flight if I had been trying to catch the flight the same morning I came back out of the park. Andy Sr. and Andy Jr. are indigenous people. They will also book trips to see large trees that have not been logged in the interior near their village. After dinner, they would come up to the top deck and talk for an hour or two each night. Andy Sr. had a lot of questions. Quite simply these are great family men who are gentlemen and will treat you right. After a while, you get used to Andy Senior’s English. His son’s English is quite good. This is one of the best trips I have ever done and I did it for about half or less of what traditional tour operators would have charged me. Go if you can in the latter part of March or early April while it is still fruit season and there are not so many tourists there. Two could have gone on the boat I did and I am sure the price per person could be even better. I wired money to their bank in town. They usually want half the cost of the trip to rent the boat ahead.

    Mamiya

 

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