Tour Package Tanjung Puting National Park (Houseboat Tour) – is one of the natural wonders of the world. You may not believe this after you have been there only two days or three days, but after the fourth or fifth day something happens.
You are captivated completely by the purity of the air, the openness of the night sky with the most remarkable view of the Milky Way, the magnificence and dignity of the gentle orangutans, the thundering downpours that instantly cool the air, and the clarity of the brilliant crimson sunsets. Tanjung Puting is the largest and most diverse protected example of extensive coastal tropical heath and peat swamp forest which used to cover much of southern Borneo. The area was originally declared as a game reserve in 1935 and a National Park in 1982. While the Park has a checkered history of weak protection, nonetheless, it remains substantially wild and natural.
Tanjung Puting is covered by a complex mosaic of diverse lowland habitats. It contains 3,040 km2 (or 1,174 square miles) of low lying swampy terrain punctuated by blackwater rivers which flow into the Java Sea. At the mouth of these rivers and along the sea coast are found nipa/mangrove swamps. Mangroves teem with animal life. Tanjung Puting also includes tall dry ground tropical rain forest, primarily tropical heath forest, with a canopy of 30 meters (approximately 100 feet) with “emergents” exceeding 50 meters (approximately 165 ft) in height, seasonally inundated peat swamp forest with peat in layers two or more meters (approximately 7 feet) deep, open depression lakes formed by fire, and open areas of abandoned dry rice fields now covered with elephant grass and ferns. The tropical heath forest which is called “kerangas” in parts of Borneo, is only found on very poor, typically white-sandy soils and is characterized by medium-sized trees.
“Clouded leopards, civets, and Malaysian sun bears cavort in the park as do mouse deer, barking deer, sambar deer, and the wild cattle known as banteng.”
The best known animals in Tanjung Puting are the orangutans, made famous through the long-term efforts of the Orangutan Research and Conservation Program (predecessor to OFI), based at the landmark Camp Leakey research station. Tanjung Puting also boasts the bizarre looking proboscis monkey with its “Jimmy Durante” nose as well as seven other primate species. Clouded leopards, civets, and Malaysian sun bears cavort in the park, as do mouse deer, barking deer, sambar deer, and the wild cattle known as banteng. Tanjung Puting hosts over 230 species of birds, including hornbills, deep forest birds, and many wetland species. Tanjung Puting is well known for its “bird lakes,” seasonal rookeries for a half a dozen species of endangered waterbirds, including the only known Bornean nesting grounds for white egrets. Tanjung Puting also has two species of crocodiles, dozens of snakes and frogs, numerous threatened species, including the fortune-bringing and highly endangered “dragon” fish also known as the Arwana (bony-tongue). Among the most flamboyant of these animals are the many species of colorful birds, butterflies, and moths found in the Park.
Tanjung Puting sits on a peninsula that juts out into the Java Sea. The peninsula is low lying and swampy with a spine of dry ground which rises a few feet above the omnipresent swamp. The north of Tanjung Puting is characterized by gentle hills and gold-bearing alluvial plains. In the past maps of the region commonly portrayed a ridge of mountains coming down into Tanjung Puting. This mountainous ridge does not exist; in fact, nowhere does the altitude rise above 100-200 feet in Tanjung Puting.
Tanjung Puting is a veritable hothouse of ecodiversity. The diverse habitat zones shelter slightly different fauna and flora providing a great variety of microhabitats for plants and animals and thus, the opportunity for many species to be present in close proximity. In a Bornean context, tropical heath forest by itself is not representative of the largest trees, the tallest canopy, or the most diverse ecosystem.
- There are no 5 stars hotel, because you will explore rain forest in Borneo.
If there is still enough time before your flight we can do city tour to see local market, Arut River, and Sultan Palace in Pangkalan Bun.
- We are always ready to take care of your trip.If any problem occured during the tour, just let us know. We’ll do our best to make your trip running smooth and well
Term & Conditions :
⁃ Suddenly Regestration : Tour Registration still can be accept less than 1 week. But depends on the avalaibility of Airplane and Boat/klotok.
⁃ Deposit : Each tour registration must be pay the downpayment minimum 30% from total payment and 100% for air Plane tickets. We will send the final confirmation and invoice Tour, for this moment we receive the payment only by Bank transfer or cash on arrival (IDR)
⁃ Restpayment : Restpayment of the tour can be pay 15 days before visiting . Or you can pay on arrival in Pangkalan Bun airport (but you have to show us your airplane ticket and sending copy of your passport). But for foreign currency exchange will be adjusted with local rate.
⁃ If payment not according to the procedure, we think the tour participants be considered canceling the tour and will be charged the cancelation fee.
Cancelation by tour paticipants because something else, it will be charge a cancellation fee :
- More than 22 days before departure : 10 % from total payment
- 21 – 15 days before departure : 20 % from total payment
- 14 – 07 days before departure : 30 % from total payment
- 07 – 04 days before departure : 50 % from total payment
- Less than 4 day before departure : 100 % from total payment
Extension and change the tour packages :
Deviation outside the tour planned is the responsibility of tour participants, such as the additional cost for airfares, hotel, klotok/boat etc.
Change the tour because participant illness, accident, immigration, customs, quarantine and other so are out control of the travel that deviate from the way which has been specified in the tour program, then this will be re-scheduled according to the availability of air tickets and klotok / boat (if participants still want to go) but this will incur an additional fee or cancellation fee.
Our travel always strive to provide the best service and be responsible for the trip, but as tour organizer, Our travel NOT RESPONSIBLE & NOT BE LIABLE TO: accident, damage, loss and delay of baggage by the airline, hotel and other transportation equipment. Failure, interruption and delay of the aircraft / train / other transportation equipment that causes loss of time, the additional cost of replacement hotel, air transportation or do not use a visitor’s visa that has been owned by the tour participants. Changes in travel resulting from natural disasters, riots and so on that are Force Majeur. Participant’s death because of illness, accidents, and others. And other causes beyond or out of our control.