Bali & Orangutans of Borneo

8 days from $2,896 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
    • Denpasar (Bali) - Yogyakarta [(1hr)] - Economy
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Yogyakarta
    Yogyakarta
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Prambanan Temple (4.5hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Tour - Private - 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
    • Yogyakarta - Semarang [Airport (4 hrs)] - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • 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
    • Pangkalan Bun - Surabaya [(1hr)] - Economy
    • Surabaya - Denpasar (Bali) [(1hr)] - Economy
    • Denpasar (Bali) - Jimbaran (Bali) [Airport (25 min)] - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 6 Jimbaran (Bali)
    Jimbaran (Bali)
    • Tour - Private - Uluwatu Sunset with Dinner (5 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 7 Jimbaran (Bali)
    Jimbaran (Bali)
    • At Leisure
  • Day 8 Jimbaran (Bali)
    Jimbaran (Bali)
    • 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 (4*)

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 2017 - 2018 -  Yogyakarta
Yogyakarta
Bali & Orangutans of Borneo Tours 2017 - 2018 -  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 (4*)
Bali & Orangutans of Borneo Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Prambanan Temple
Prambanan Temple
Bali & Orangutans of Borneo Tours 2017 - 2018 -  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 2017 - 2018 -  Probocis Monkey
Probocis Monkey
Bali & Orangutans of Borneo Tours 2017 - 2018 -  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 2017 - 2018 -  Orangutan
Orangutan
Bali & Orangutans of Borneo Tours 2017 - 2018 -  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: Intercontinental (4.5*)

The Intercontinental Resort is secluded within the boundaries of the exclusive neighborhood of Jimbaran Bay on Bali's southern coastline. The property is a perfect place for those who want to explore the white and sandy beach. Situated only a walk away from Bali's premier tourist areas, the InterContinental Resort is just a short drive from the city center. Blending modern conveniences with traditional Balinese architecture, the 425 luxury rooms offer you maximum comfort The onsite restaurants serve authentic Japanese cuisine as well as Italian specialities and P.J's the hotel bar is an ideal spot to unwind with a refreshing drink. The spa is an oasis of serenity and natural splendor for those seeking to replenish body, mind and soul.

Bali & Orangutans of Borneo Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Jimbaran
Jimbaran
Bali & Orangutans of Borneo Tours 2017 - 2018 -  InterContinental Resort Bali
InterContinental Resort Bali

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. Your evening will be lighted up with a dinner under the stars at Jimbaran Beach Cub.

Accommodation: Intercontinental (4.5*)
Bali & Orangutans of Borneo Tours 2017 - 2018 -  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: Intercontinental (4.5*)

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.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
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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.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Phoenix Hotel (4*): 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 2017 - 2018 -  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 2017 - 2018 -  Rimba Lodge
Rimba Lodge
Bali & Orangutans of Borneo Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Walkways
Walkways

Intercontinental (4.5*): Jimbaran (Bali)

The Intercontinental Resort is secluded within the boundaries of the exclusive neighborhood of Jimbaran Bay on Bali's southern coastline. The property is a perfect place for those who want to explore the white and sandy beach. Situated only a walk away from Bali's premier tourist areas, the InterContinental Resort is just a short drive from the city center. Blending modern conveniences with traditional Balinese architecture, the 425 luxury rooms offer you maximum comfort The onsite restaurants serve authentic Japanese cuisine as well as Italian specialities and P.J's the hotel bar is an ideal spot to unwind with a refreshing drink. The spa is an oasis of serenity and natural splendor for those seeking to replenish body, mind and soul.

Bali & Orangutans of Borneo Tours 2017 - 2018 -  InterContinental Resort Bali
InterContinental Resort Bali
Bali & Orangutans of Borneo Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Club InterContinental Inspiration Space
Club InterContinental Inspiration Space

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.
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