Places to visit

Tanjung Puting National Park, Re-introducing Orang Utans to the Wild

Overview

Imagine you are an explorer heading out to the jungle to see wild orang utans and other exotic tropical animals and you will begin to get a sense of what a visit to the Tanjung Puting National Park is like.
The park, which covers territory the size of Bali , is home to an amazing array of wildlife including it’s world famous orang utans. The park is also home to monkeys, birds and other wildlife, not to mention the pristine vegetation of the jungle itself. This is a world famous natural treasure which attracts a growing number of international visitors each year.
Tanjung Puting is located in Central Kalimantan . The area was originally declared as a game reserve in 1935 and became a national park in 1982. The park sits on a peninsula that juts out into the Java sea. The sheer size of the park means that it has diverse habitat zones. This diversity means the park is home to a great variety of inhabitants, both flora and fauna.
The incredible jungle surrounds make this an amazing place to visit if you’re after a truly outdoor adventure. It is an oasis of pure clean air, a clear night sky as well as a home to the gentle people of the jungle – the orang utans.
The orang utans are undoubtedly the best known inhabitants of the park, made famous through the work of the Orangutan Research and Conservation Program based at the Camp Leakey research station. Camp Leakey is an orangutan preserve and the site of the longest continuous study of any wild animal in the history of science. With around three quarters of the world’s orang utan’s population living on Borneo, this park is the ideal place to see these incredible creatures in the wild.
Because the vegetation of Tanjung Puting supports a large population of animals this park is one of the most important areas in Southeast Asia for the preservation of primates, birds, reptiles and fish.

To reach the Tanjung Puting National Park take a flight to the Iskandar Airport at Pangkalan Bun from Jakarta or other main Indonesian cities.

For more detailed information on the park please visit: http://www.orangutan.org/rainforest/tanjung-puting-national-park 

To visit the Sumatran Orangutan Sanctuary in Bukit Lawang, North Sumatra , please click: 

http://www.indonesia.travel/en/destination/53/bukit-lawang-sanctuary-for-the-sumatran-orangutan

To Stay

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Rimba Orangutan Eco Lodge

Sungai Sekonyer, Kumai Pangkalan Bun

Grand Kecubung Hotel

Jl. Domba No, 1. 74111 Pangkalan Bun

Swiss-Belinn Pangkalan Bun

Jl. Ahmad Yani KM.02, Kalimantan Tengah 74113 Pangkalan Bun

Hotel Tiara

Jl.Pangeran Antasari no. 16, 74115 Pangkalanbuun

Aston ketapang City Hotel

68A R. Suprapto Street, 78851 Ketapang

Rungan Sari Meeting Center & Resort

Jl. Tjilik Riwut, Km. 36, Sei Gohong, Tangkiling Palangkaraya Central Kalimantan

Swiss-Belhotel Danum Palangkaraya

Jl Tjilik Riwut Km 5 No 9, 73111 Palangkaraya

Swiss-Belhotel Danum Palangka Raya

Jl. Tjilik Riwut KM.5 No. 9, Palangka Raya Palangkaraya

Hotel Batu Suli International

Jl. Raden Saleh No. 4 73111 Palangkaraya

Dandang Tingang

Jalan Yos Sudarso No 13 Palangka Raya, 73111 Palangkaraya

Hotel Fairuz

Jl Demang Leman 9, Palangka Raya, 73111 Palangkaraya

Aquarius Boutique Hotel

Jl. Imam Bonjol no. 5 Palangkaraya

To Stay

The majority of visitors to Tanjung Puting travel via boat and stay on board during their time in the park.
There are also limited options to stay in simple hotels and homestays.

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