Your Adventure Helps Orangutans Like Popi:
Little Popi was rescued near a palm oil planation in 2016 when she was only 8 weeks old. Her mother was likely killed by plantation workers. Popi would have been highly traumatized from losing her mother.
A full time carer was provided for Popi, and she would cry if her baby sitter wasn’t in view. Now young Popi has come a long way since her rescue. She now socializes with other orangutans and is learning to climb. Popi is currently being sponsored by generous donors around the world who support The Orangutan Project.
Popi’s story is why Aware Environmental products are proudly palm oil free.
We hope this campaign with The Oranugtan Project can bring more awareness to the #palmoilfree movement, so that precious endangered orangutans don’t become extinct.
The unique chance to travel to Borneo, trek through the jungle to replant trees, feed orangutans and help out at the orangutan rescue centre is a once in a lifetime opportunity to really make a direct impact to the livelihood of endangered animals and save them from extinction.
Help us support our partner…
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Day 1: The adventure begins!
Location: Arrive in Jakarta
You will be met at the airport and transferred to your Jakarta hotel (FM7) for an overnight stay. This evening the group will meet for a tour briefing and details about tomorrow’s flights. The adventure has begun!
Day 2: Get your first glimpse of an orangutan
Location: Jakarta to Pangkalan Bun – Tanjung Puting National Park
This morning you will fly from Jakarta to the Central Borneo town of Pangkalan Bun. On arrival, you will be met at the airport by our local OO team and guide and be taken to the port of Kumai, where you will board our klotok (river boat) and start your journey up the Sekonyer River into the National Park. Later that day you will visit feeding station #1 and see your first orangutans. Afterwards, you will get back aboard our klotok and travel along the river looking for probosics monkeys. Overnight at Rimba Lodge.
Day 3: Feed orangutan orphans & see more wildlife
Location: Rimba Lodge – Pondok Tanggui – Camp Leakey – Crocodile Lake
An early start today sees you back on the klotoks and headed to Pondok Tanggui (feeding station #2) for morning feeding. After this, you will be travelling up the Sekonyer River to Camp Leakey, the oldest camp set up for the orphaned orangutans. On arrival at Camp Leakey, you will have lunch aboard the klotok before you start the short trek in the surrounding area to visit the information centre. You are likely to see orangutans (or have them see you) near the boat. After enjoying afternoon feeding time of the orangutans and being given a tour of the surrounding forest area, its back to the boat and cruising down the Camp Leakey River to Crocodile Lake where you will spend the night. You will most likely see other wildlife of Borneo such as gibbons & proboscis monkey. Overnight on the klotok – we provide a mattress, pillow and mosquito net.
Day 4: Replant trees in the forest and watch monkeys in the jungle
Location: Crocodile Lake – Pondok Tanggui – Pesalat – Tanjung Harapan – Fireflies
An early morning start sees you back down the river to Pondok Tanggui for morning feeding again. Then, it’s off to Pesalat Plantation, where you get to plant some trees to help regenerate the forest. You will be given GPS coordinates to locate the trees that you planted. From there, you will be back on the boat for lunch and depending on time, may get another final orangutan viewing at Tanjung Harapan station or a tour of the local village. Later that afternoon you will take the boat down the river to a mangrove of Nipah Palms, where you will see fireflies and stop for your last night’s dinner in the park. On the way, you will watch many proboscis monkeys along the river banks. Then it’s back to Kumai by klotok and overnight at Swiss Belinn Hotel in Pangkalan Bun.
Day 5: Tour the city and visit the location education forest
Location: Pangkalan Bun – Ketapang
This morning you check out of the hotel and head to the airport for your morning flight to Ketapang in West Kalimantan. On arrival, you will be taken to the Aston Hotel for check in and lunch. In the afternoon, you will take a city tour and visit the local education forest area where you will also see the river and (hopefully) proboscis monkeys in the late afternoon. Tonight, you will meet the hosts from the IAR who will give you an introduction to what you will experience during your visit there in two days’ time. Overnight at the Aston hotel
Day 6: Venture to the protected local jungles and remote research station & hike in the jungle to find orangutan and wildlife
Location: Ketapang Exploring – Orangutan Research camp
An early morning start sees you venture out to see the newly protected areas of the local jungles where researchers work to protect the orangutans and other animals. You will take a bumpy ride in private vehicles out to the Pesagguan River and then be taken by klotok up river to the remote research station where you will be given talks by our team about the area and why it is so important. You will then hike through the peat swamps in the jungle in search of wild orangutans and other wildlife. In the afternoon, you will cruise down the river in search of proboscis monkeys on the way back to meet our cars and return to town to have dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at the Aston hotel.
Day 7: Visit the special access orangutan clinic and participate in the orangutan enrichment program
Location: IAR Orangutan Orphanage
Today, you will visit the orangutan clinic near Ketapang. You have been granted this very special access to the centre and while there, you will be given a tour of the facilities, talks about the current situation with the orangutans and other wildlife plus be given the opportunity to participate in the orangutan enrichment program. Final nights celebration dinner and overnight at the Aston Hotel.
Day 8: Good bye orangutans!
Location: Ketapang – Jakarta – Tour ends
On the last day, you will be taken to the airport to link up with your return flight to Jakarta and your late evening return flights home. Please note that no overnight accommodation is included for this night. If this is required, please let our office know and we can assist with arrangements OR you can continue with your Indonesian adventure.
Terms and Conditions of Entry
Your entry into Aware Environmental Orangutan Adventure of a Lifetime Competition is deemed acceptance of the Terms and Conditions.The competition commences on Friday 15 September 2017 at 08:00 AM AEST and closes on Thursday 30 November 2017 06:00 PM AEST. Winners must be available to travel to Jakarta to redeem the prize between 8 October 2018 and 17 October 2018. Please note that if you are unavailable to travel between these days, your entry may be deemed ineligible. Kalimantan Orangutan Adventure involves activities such as hiking, walking and navigating dense jungle, as such, the winner is expected to have a reasonable level of fitness in order to participate in this prize.
Information on how to enter this competition and the prize(s) form part of these Terms and Conditions. Click here to view the complete Terms and Conditions.
NSW Permit No. LTPS/17/15831 ACT Permit No. ACT TP 17/01400 SA Permit No. T17/1278