Frequently Asked Questions

We have tried our best to answer any potential questions you might have.  If there is anything you are unsure about, please feel free to get in touch with us by sending us a message here

Our tours take place in Pangkalan Bun, Central Kalimantan (otherwise known as Borneo). We trek through Tanjung Puting National Park.
Absolutely, in fact we encourage it! The beauty of our private tours is that you can tailor them to your own needs.   There may be additional costs involved depending on your requirements, but we will update you if there is any increase. If you would like to be challenged, we can make the trek more strenuous. If you would like to spend more time on the klotok, we can make that happen too. Just let us know your ideas and we will do our best to make them happen!
Your visa will last for 30 days upon arriving into Indonesia.  There are currently no fees for Indonesia on arrival or departure at this moment.
Orangutan Trekking Tours are suited to people of all ages, who are in reasonably good health. If you have a health condition that might inhibit your ability to do a trek with us, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.
You have two options when it comes to your sleeping arrangements. You can either sleep on the Klotok or stay at the Eco Lodge. Some guests prefer sleeping at Rimba Orangutan Eco Lodge for a few more subtle luxuries. If you choose to stay at the Rimba Lodge, there is a slight increase in price for the tour. Pricing is dependent on the season.

Rimba includes:

  • 35 rooms – (3 Diamond, 12 Emerald, 20 Amethyst)
  • Satellite Internet
  • Mosquito nets and repellent
  • All rooms have AC and Hot Water
  • Excellent meals in the restaurant
  • All transport organised (extra cost)
  • Double or twin beds
  • Western shower and toilets
  • Fans in all rooms
  • Friendly staff to serve you
Our tours take place in Pangkalan Bun, Central Kalimantan (otherwise known as Borneo). Once you arrive at Pangkalan Bun Airport, we will pick you up and drive to Kumai (around a 20 minute drive) and then board a Klotok, making our way closer to the Orangutans in the Tanjun Putin National Park.
Sure. Just email us with the details of your stay and we will be able to organise pickup.
Borneo can be enjoyed all year round, but our high season is from May through to September. November until February is considered the wet season and while we still trek during this time, there is a higher chance of rain.
Once you are trekking, you will need little to no spending money. If you would like to make a donation to the Green Team, you can do so here.  There is also a local primary school located in the national park, where your contribution of stationery or sports gear is much appreciated.
No. But that’s how you know we are an eco friendly orangutan tour – we respect the orangutans and their habitat. Orangutans raised in the wild are typically shy and territorial, so we try to observe them without disturbing their natural way of life.
  • Walking shoes: hiking boots are ideal, but sturdy sand shoes will work as well.
  • Thongs for in between hiking and relaxing on the klotok.
  • Light, breathable clothing and a jumper for nights
  • A small bag or backpack to take your hiking gear off the klotok when it’s time to hike
  • Your camera! There will be plenty of amazing photography opportunities along the way
  • Basic toiletries
  • A high DEET mosquito repellent. It is the jungle after all! We have some, but bring your own just in case.
  • A light-weight towel for showering
Of course not! Borneo’s jungles are a widely diverse blend of wildlife and plants. You will also meet locals, have the opportunity to go on a nocturnal walk and visit the local primary school
Your donation helps the Green Team fulfil their dream of buying back land and protecting it from Palm Oil farming. If you would like to make a contribution to Orangutan Trekking Tours to help with our mission please email us for more details. You can also bring notebooks, stationery and toys for the village school to use in their classes!

We specialise in private guided tours of the jungle. This means the tour will be your group, your Green Team member and possibly another small group of trekkers. However, we occasionally organise larger group tours – if you’re  interested, we will let you know of any upcoming group tour dates and sign you up.

We recommend that you book at least a month in advance, so we can make  sure everything is in place. However, we will try our best to book you in short notice as well, just ask!

  • We provide you with breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and water throughout the day.
  • Bedding per person
  • First aid if necessary
  • Transport to and from your pickup location
  • The chance to see orangutans in the wild and in rehabilitation
  • Lots of laughs, learning and memories!
If you would like to book a trek, please fill out this form and we will be in touch shortly.
Lots of delicious and nutritious food, prepared fresh daily. We can cater to your dietary requirements – just let us know in the booking process.
  •  Return transfer from & to Pangkalan Bun airport
  • Boat transport : a wooden river boat about 16m by 3m / klotok
  • English speaking guide and own chef.
  • Meals as indicated, are served on the boat.
  • Admission fee and park entrance permit.
  • Accommodation on the boat.
  • Ranger donation.
  • Mineral water, tea, coffee, and snacks on the boat.

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