Navigate down the Rungan River in the unspoilt jungles of Borneo aboard a traditional Kalimantan barge featuring three double cabins, an indoor sitting area and an upper viewing deck. Savour tantalising cuisine as your English-speaking guide introduces you the BOS orangutan rehabilitation programs and black water lake systems, stopping along the way at local villages to learn about their indigenous Dayak culture.
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Lorna and Gaye
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.”
6 crew for service.
Capacity for 8 passengers maximum, in private charter.
Facilities & Highlights
- 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.
GENERALCruising Areas: Rungan River, Central Kalimantan (Borneo)
Number of Cabins: 3
Annual Docking: a few days in September
Time zone: (GMT+07:00) Jakarta
Currency accepted: IDR
Electricity voltage: 220V
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