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.
Rates from 346 USD/person for a 2D-1N jungle cruise
(based on 2 persons sharing the same cabin)
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With a choice of private charter and scheduled cabin cruises there is a cruise to suit every itinerary on one of our Borneo wildlife river cruises. Contact the Secret Retreats concierge on firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance with planning and boking the perfect cruise itinerary for you. We can also help you with all your pre and post cruise plans, itineraries and places to stay!
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“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 and 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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CONCIERGEYour concierge is ready to assist you with planning and completing your reservation, contact them on email@example.com
ACCESSTransfers from Palangka Raya Airport or hotels to the boat are included.
With a genuine love for Kalimantan and a vision rooted in making a difference in the developing world, the founders of The Spirit of Kalimantan have pioneered ecotourism and positive developments in the region. With a profound awareness of the fragile interrelationship between the rain forest and the livelihood of the Dayak people, The Spirit of Kalimantan continually seeks solutions that are in harmony with this powerful symbiosis. By modifying the traditional Dayak boat, the founders created a unique floating hotel, which enables guests to visit traditional villages and experience the flora and fauna of rain forest in-depth. Simul-taneously, the guests support the local village with little impact to the surrounding environment.
In addition, The Spirit of Kalimantan works closely with villagers in the development of the tourist industry, training and assisting them as guides, renting canoes, offering fishing trips and many other activities. The company also makes a regular contribution to the Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS) foundation. The Spirit of Kalimantan offers guided canoe trips to the pre-release BOS islands to witness orangutans, and provides educational information to guests to raise awareness. The company has garnered international recognition for its eco-tourism efforts, receiving the Virgin Responsible Travel Best Cruise Operator award, as well as the Indonesia Travel and Tourism Award, “Leading Cruise Operator.