Bali & Orangutans of Borneo

8 days from $3,544 per person*
  • Meet the friendly rehabilitated orangutans at Camp Leakey.
  • Visit waterfalls, tropical plantations, and rice terraces.
  • Explore countless ancient temple complexes led by private guide.
  • Spend downtime relaxing on pristine beaches.
  • Featuring expertly selected hotels.
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Borneo is one of the last places in the world to see orangutans in the wild. You’ll feel a deep bond grow with the gentle giants of the jungle as you witness the incredibly interactions between orangutans in their natural habitat alongside knowledgeable research scientists at work.

Experience one of the only places in the world where orangutans can be seen in the wild. Tanjung Puting National Park in Borneo has over 3,000 orangutans that inhabit the park’s 741,000 acres. Trek through mythical rainforest to spot Orangutans, Proboscis Monkeys, Gibbons, Tarsiers, and other primate species in their natural habitat. Enjoy the traditional Klotok river boat experience. Experience the world’s largest complex of Buddhist monuments that rise from a patchwork of bottle-green rice paddies in Yogyakarta and visit the 9th century Hindu temples at Prambanan.

From observing the work of research scientists as you spot orangutans in their natural habitat to your experienced team of local guides and private drivers will take you deeper into the South East Asian experience than you could have ever dreamed. You’ll also enjoy restful nights in a range of incredible forest lodges, private beach hotels and world-class spa resorts and you experience Balinese hospitality at its finest. ... Show More »

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Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Denpasar (Bali) to Yogyakarta
    Denpasar (Bali) to Yogyakarta
    • Air - Denpasar (Bali) - Yogyakarta [(1hr)] - Economy
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Yogyakarta
    Yogyakarta
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Prambanan Temple (4.5hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Discover Borobudur (5hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 3 Yogyakarta to Semarang to Pangkalan Bun to Tanjung Puting
    Yogyakarta to Semarang to Pangkalan Bun to Tanjung Puting
    • Private Transfer - Yogyakarta - Semarang [Airport (4 hrs)] - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Air - Semarang - Pangkalan Bun [(1hr)] - Economy
    • Transfer - Pangkalanbun - Tanjung Puting
    • Wildlife Observation
  • Day 4 Tanjung Puting
    Tanjung Puting
    • Trekking to Camp Leaky
    • Afternoon at Leisure
  • Day 5 Tanjung Puting to Pangkalan Bun to Surabaya to Denpasar (Bali) to Jimbaran (Bali)
    Tanjung Puting to Pangkalan Bun to Surabaya to Denpasar (Bali) to Jimbaran (Bali)
    • Transfer - Pangkalanbun Airport
    • Air - Pangkalan Bun - Surabaya [(1hr)] - Economy
    • Air - Surabaya - Denpasar (Bali) [(1hr)] - Economy
    • Private Transfer - Denpasar (Bali) - Jimbaran (Bali) [Airport (25 min)] - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 6 Jimbaran (Bali)
    Jimbaran (Bali)
    • Private Tour - Uluwatu Sunset with Dinner (5 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 7 Jimbaran (Bali)
    Jimbaran (Bali)
    • At Leisure
  • Day 8 Jimbaran (Bali)
    Jimbaran (Bali)
    • Private Transfer - Jimbaran (Bali) - Denpasar (Bali) [Airport (25 min)] - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
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Day 1: Denpasar (Bali) - Yogyakarta

Fly from Denpasar (Bali) to Yogyakarta. Flight time is approximately 1 hour.

Meet your driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle and English speaking guide.

Accommodation: Phoenix Hotel

This historic colonial style hotel has been fully renovated. The hotel offers the facilities and comfort of a modern hotel while maintaining the traditions of the past. All 144 rooms, including 10 suites, offer private balconies and are furnished in a modern style with local touches. The Paprika restaurant specializes in Asian fusion cooking. The 1918s terrace bar overlooks an open-air courtyard and the trendy Vino Wine Bar features nightly entertainment.

Bali & Orangutans of Borneo Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Yogyakarta
Yogyakarta
Bali & Orangutans of Borneo Tours 2019 - 2020 -  The Pheonix Hotel
The Pheonix Hotel

Day 2: Yogyakarta

This morning, you will be picked up from your hotel and driven to Prambanan village to visit the Prambanan Temple. The hindu temple complex was erected in the 9th century while Java was ruled by the Hindu Sanjayas Old Mataram in the north. The complex consists of 3 major temples/shrines such as Candi Shiva Mahadeva, Candi Brahma, and Candi Vishnu. Enough time will be given to walk around and observe the beautiful carvings and the neighborhood shrines such as the Candi Palosan and the Candi Sewu. The Ramayana story is carved into the walls of the temples. 

This tour will bring you to the world's biggest Buddhist monument complex, Borobudur. Looming out of a patchwork of bottle-green paddies and swaying palm tops, this colossal Buddhist relic is one of the continent's marvels. Built around 800 A.D. after the decline of Buddhism and the shift of power to East Java, the monument was abandoned soon after its completion. For centuries the complex lay forgotten, buried under layers of volcanic ash. Climb up to the top and enjoy a wonderful view on the Menoreh mountains. Enough time is given to stroll around the complex and to discover its beauty. Afterwards, continue to visit the nearby temples such as Pawon and Mendut Temple. 

Accommodation: Phoenix Hotel
Bali & Orangutans of Borneo Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Prambanan Temple
Prambanan Temple
Bali & Orangutans of Borneo Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Borobudur
Borobudur

Day 3: Yogyakarta - Semarang - Pangkalan Bun - Tanjung Puting

Transfer from Yogyakarta to the airport in Semarang with a private vehicle and English speaking guide. The transfer is approximately 4 hours.

Fly from Semarang to Pangkalan Bun. Flight time is approximately 1 hour.

Upon your arrival at Pangkalanbun Airport you will meet your local guide for a transfer to the pier for a boat cruise to Rimba Lodge in Tanjung Puting.

Spend the afternoon at leisure, watching the canopy and lower branches of the dense forest in search for the local wildlife. The local Proboscis Monkeys are most often spotted in the tree systems alongside the river.

Accommodation: Rimba Lodge

Rimba Lodge is perched on the edge of the Sekonyer River and surrounded by forest. Access is only by boat from the Port of Kumai. The timber Lodge is built in a series of adjoining elevated pavilions.  Five pavilions contain 3 rooms and have their own covered verandah and boardwalk to the river’s edge. Amethyst, Sapphire and Ruby rooms are adjoining in one large pavilion. The walkways also join the restaurant, reception and lounge and office. The Lodge is just a few minutes by boat from the orangutan feeding station at Pondok Tangui and mid way upstream to Camp Leakey. A resident troop of macaques are often seen around the Lodge and Proboscis monkeys are also often visible across the river. This is a Lodge that feels truly remote.

Bali & Orangutans of Borneo Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Probocis Monkey
Probocis Monkey
Bali & Orangutans of Borneo Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Rimba Lodge
Rimba Lodge

Day 4: Tanjung Puting

After breakfast you will board the klotok to travel up river for about 2 hours and then up a side creek to Camp Leakey where the older orangutans used to be reintroduced into the rain forest. En route you will stop at Pondok Tanguy, the former rehabilitation centre for the new ex-captive orangutans. At Camp Leakey you will have opportunity to trek into the rain forest with your expert guide and the forestry rangers to appreciate the flora as well as perhaps sighting wild orangutans, gibbons, macaques, and birds. Lunch will be provided on the boat. In the afternoon you will visit the feeding station to see rehabilitated orangutans eat their lunch.

In the afternoon, enjoy some time at leisure where you can explore or just relax.

Accommodation: Rimba Lodge
Bali & Orangutans of Borneo Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Orangutan
Orangutan
Bali & Orangutans of Borneo Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Rimba Lodge
Rimba Lodge

Day 5: Tanjung Puting - Pangkalan Bun - Surabaya - Denpasar (Bali) - Jimbaran (Bali)

After breakfast, prepare for a transfer by boat to the Kumai River harbour where a car will be waiting to take you to the airport.

Fly from Pangkalan Bun to Surabaya. Flight time is approximately 1 hour.

Fly from Surabaya to Denpasar (Bali). Flight time is approximately 1 hour.

Meet your driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle and English speaking guide. Transfer time is approximately 25 minutes.

Accommodation: Belmond Jimbaran Puri

Jimbaran Bay is one Bali’s top destinations, renowned for its pristine sands and calm, inviting waters. Belmond Jimbaran Puri sits at the heart of this wide bay, with spectacular sunset views. Located on the quiet southern tip of the island, Belmond Jimbaran Puri is a convenient 10 minutes' drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport. As the sky turns crimson, birds sing overhead, relax and let the island's spirit come to you. Enjoy a massage by the sea, and then let the calm, azure waters tempt you in. Stretch out in your garden and inhale the heady aroma of frangipani flowers. Be enchanted by this green oasis, where the sandy shore meets the shimmering ocean.

Bali & Orangutans of Borneo Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Jimbaran
Jimbaran
Bali & Orangutans of Borneo Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Belmond Jimbaran Puri
Belmond Jimbaran Puri

Day 6: Jimbaran (Bali)

Enjoy a sunset outing to the southwestern tip of Bali for a visit of the Uluwatu Temple, which is perched precipitous on top sheer cliffs that drop straight into the pounding surf, 250 feet above the sea. This is one of the temples in Bali built in the 11th century. Watch the spectacular sunset overlooking the Indian Ocean and enjoy the mystic atmosphere. End your night at Anantara Uluwatu with a rijtaffel seafood dinner. Rijtaffel translates to "rice table," and is an elaborate meal adapted by the Dutch consisting of many dishes served in small portions, accompanied by rice. The menu changes daily depending on what has been freshly caught.

Accommodation: Belmond Jimbaran Puri
Bali & Orangutans of Borneo Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Clifftop Uluwatu Temple
Clifftop Uluwatu Temple

Day 7: Jimbaran (Bali)

Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.

Accommodation: Belmond Jimbaran Puri

Day 8: Jimbaran (Bali)

Meet your driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle and English speaking guide. Transfer time is approximately 25 minutes.

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

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Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
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Phoenix Hotel : Yogyakarta

This historic colonial style hotel has been fully renovated. The hotel offers the facilities and comfort of a modern hotel while maintaining the traditions of the past. All 144 rooms, including 10 suites, offer private balconies and are furnished in a modern style with local touches. The Paprika restaurant specializes in Asian fusion cooking. The 1918s terrace bar overlooks an open-air courtyard and the trendy Vino Wine Bar features nightly entertainment.

Bali & Orangutans of Borneo Tours 2019 - 2020 -  The Pheonix Hotel
The Pheonix Hotel

Rimba Lodge: Tanjung Puting

Rimba Lodge is perched on the edge of the Sekonyer River and surrounded by forest. Access is only by boat from the Port of Kumai. The timber Lodge is built in a series of adjoining elevated pavilions.  Five pavilions contain 3 rooms and have their own covered verandah and boardwalk to the river’s edge. Amethyst, Sapphire and Ruby rooms are adjoining in one large pavilion. The walkways also join the restaurant, reception and lounge and office. The Lodge is just a few minutes by boat from the orangutan feeding station at Pondok Tangui and mid way upstream to Camp Leakey. A resident troop of macaques are often seen around the Lodge and Proboscis monkeys are also often visible across the river. This is a Lodge that feels truly remote.

Bali & Orangutans of Borneo Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Rimba Lodge
Rimba Lodge
Bali & Orangutans of Borneo Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Walkways
Walkways

Belmond Jimbaran Puri : Jimbaran (Bali)

Jimbaran Bay is one Bali’s top destinations, renowned for its pristine sands and calm, inviting waters. Belmond Jimbaran Puri sits at the heart of this wide bay, with spectacular sunset views. Located on the quiet southern tip of the island, Belmond Jimbaran Puri is a convenient 10 minutes' drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport. As the sky turns crimson, birds sing overhead, relax and let the island's spirit come to you. Enjoy a massage by the sea, and then let the calm, azure waters tempt you in. Stretch out in your garden and inhale the heady aroma of frangipani flowers. Be enchanted by this green oasis, where the sandy shore meets the shimmering ocean.

Bali & Orangutans of Borneo Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Belmond Jimbaran Puri
Belmond Jimbaran Puri

Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard): Global Location

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
  • Jackie M — March 30, 2019 — Asia

    I loved it all. Thanks especially to our guide Abit, in Kathmandu, Norenda, in Pokhara, and Min, in the Annapurna region, for being fabulous people. Thanks again for also referring us to Bahari Lodge in Chitwan National park. By far, that was the best place I've ever stayed in all of my international travels: they always had a surprise in store for us, that was awesome. They let us spend as much time as we wanted with the elephants, no rush, and sent elephants to come and play with us when we merely mentioned that we loved them. A great thank you to our naturalis Krishna at Bahari Lodge in Chitwan. All fantastic people who were great with tourists like us. We also enjoyed Temple Tree Resort very much.

  • Reginald B — April 14, 2019 — Asia

    This was a GREAT tour to Thailand! It exceeded my expectations in many ways (ie. itinerary, flexibility, and customer service). I would recommend this tour and Kensington Tours to family and friends. I will definitely use Kensington Tours for my future travel plans. My destination expert was Ms. Forkan. She expertly tailored my experience to my needs and wants. She filled in all the "unknowns" and ensured a safe, smooth trip/tour. Her professionalism and support was a 10/10. Thank you Ms. Forkan for designing this trip of a lifetime!

  • Ann L — June 05, 2019 — Asia

    Our guides made our whole trip - we will remember them as much as China itself. Jerry immediately put us at ease and made us feel like his best friends - he was sincere and authentic and open. Katy (in Chengdu) had great energy and showed us how people really live. Even though she must see the pandas every other day of her life, she still seemed to genuinely LOVE seeing them. (And, later, when we discovered we'd left valuables in the safe at our hotel, she went WAY above and beyond to take care of things - even after we were already in Shanghai!). Nancy (in Shanghai) was amazing - we truly enjoyed our time with her and she took us to markets and encouraged us to take our time at the places that interested us most. When we'd seen enough temples, our guides communicated with each other to rearrange our tours in coming destinations. We felt like we were on the food tour of China - the meals were wonderful, and it was - really - TOO MUCH FOOD! No part of our day was wasted, but if we wanted to start later or call it a night sooner, plans were easily rearranged. We would absolutely go with Kensington again!

  • Sandra S — February 09, 2019 — Asia

    We had a really interesting trip and your team made it all so easy. Our guides were not only informative, but they took very good care of us. They kept us on schedule with all the city transfers, made the Visa process so quick and introduced us to some of the things they loved about their cities as well as the scheduled sites. There were so many highlights on this trip, but I was especially wowed by the cruise on Ha Long Bay. Our guide in Hanoi went above and beyond on my birthday and arrived to pick us up with some beautiful orchids and a lovely gift. We were very happy with all our accommodations as well.

  • Daryl H. — January 26, 2019 — Asia

    I was pleasantly surprised and pleased with the superb attention to detail in fulfilling my requests and my dreams

  • Laura E. — January 08, 2019 — Asia

    One of the benefits was that the guides were very flexible and suggested and accommodated changes to plans based on the weather and other circumstances. They all said they could do this when working with Kensington because Kensington supported it and empowered them with this flexibility. A big advantage in making the trip perfect!

  • Ajitkumar P. — January 04, 2019 — Asia

    The whole trip was well organized and we have recommended using Kensington to our friends.

  • Donna F. — February 03, 2018 — Asia

    Mark was able to put together the perfect tour! Our guide was very knowledge and we really appreciated her being so flexible with the holiday as we were there for Chinese New Year! She was able to take us to all the sights and part of the highlight was eating traditional Chinese food for New Year's.

  • Marjorie H. — October 01, 2018 — Asia

    This tour was so well organized - everything went off perfectly. As two women traveling together in a country where the language barrier was a challenge, it gave us great peace of mind to know that we would be escorted wherever needed. We appreciated not being part of a group - our private tour guides were delightful and the entire trip was very special for my daughter and me.

  • Sandra S. — October 13, 2018 — Asia

    The trip was very enjoyable. We gained new insights into China and the Chinese people. I wish we could have stayed longer. There is so much to see. My favorite sites were the Great Wall, Terra Cotta Soldiers, White Jade Buddah and the Shanghai night skyline. Cindy was most helpful in planning our trip. She's truly an asset to your company. Kensington Tours met all of our vacation needs.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

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