Tanjung Puting National Park was initially a wildlife preserve before gaining its park status along with an international reputation. Now, this national park has become Kalimantan’s most popular tourist destination. Accessible via direct flights from Jakarta and Surabaya, it seems like there’s no reason not to visit Tanjung Puting, especially considering the wonder and adventure you can enjoy and experience from one of natural wonders in Indonesian archipelago.
Sign up for the tour. With many options to choose from, pick one which Tanjung Puting tour price will adjust to your budget. The Park itself is best viewed from a two-leveled live-abroad boat called klotok which travels up Sekonyer River to Camp Leakey. Lounge on the deck during the day to observe the lush tropical jungle with binocular or watch for the colorful kingfisher that flashes quickly. In the evening, spot the sight of proboscis monkeys seeking for protection amidst the treetops. During your tour, take the opportunity to sleep outside as the boat is tied up on the river, enjoying the hum of the rainforest to lull you.
Orangutans, however, are still the best known animals in this national park. Here, you can find this endangered ape roaming freely. There are also Malaysian sun bears, clouded leopards, civers, barking deer, sambar deer, mouse deer, and banteng live there. In addition to that, Tanjung Puting also hosts more than 230 species of birds, including the famous bird lakes—the seasonal rookeries for half a dozen threatened species of waterbirds. The Park also has dozens of frogs and snakes, two species of crocodiles, and numerous endangered species including a fish known as the Arwana.
The trip is also a great introduction to the rainforest, especially the trip with a klotok, which will easily make the most memorable experience to have on Kalimantan Island. Fortunately, some klotok now are already outfitted with freshwater tanks, which definitely will let you enjoy your Tanjung Puting tour.