Borneo - Orangutans - Post trip Extension

Borneo - Orangutans - Post trip Extension

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July 22nd - 27th, 2020

7/22 we drive from Borobudur to the Semarang airport where we’ll take a short 1.5-hour flight over to Borneo and transfer to our hotel in Pangkalanbun.

7/23-we’ll transfer to the port, and board our own kiloton (river boat) to set off on the Sekonyer River into the Tanjung Putting National Park (home to the orang-utan (man of the forest). We leave the outside world behind as we head approximately 1.5 hours upriver to our Eco Lodge which will be our base for the next few days.

We will learn about the rehabilitation of orangutans back into the wild, many have sadly become victim to illegal wildlife trade and now have the chance to return to their natural home. Our local guides will lead us down a trail to the feeding station where park rangers monitor the wonderful orangutans who are now semi-wild. While there is no guarantee of how many orangutans we may see, if we are lucky we will have (and Handre says we usually have good sightings).

We will that the klotok upriver to visit Camp Leakey—the famous camp where Dr. Birute Galdikas spent ears conducting her research. We will accompany park rangers to the afternoon feeding platform. When we cruise back downriver we may be treated to proboscis monkeys swinging in the trees.

We will also visit the reforestation project of Friends of National Parks Foundation (FNPF) to learn about the orangutan habitat and the different types of trees they are planting and you are welcome to help plant a tree.

Last night in the park we have an opportunity to take a night-time jungle walk and experience (hopefully) fireflies in the sky.

7/26 - we take our klokot back to port, transfer to the airport and fly back to Jakarta where we’ll enjoy one last night together at a nice resort-type hotel near the airport and have our farewell dinner together.

7/27 - International travel back home

Cost includes all travel and meals 7/22-7/26 (except lunch and dinner on 7/22). Cost does not include international flights (arrive Denpasar (DPS), Bali on 7/7 and depart from Jakarta (CGK) on 7/27. W e do not believe there is a yoga space while at the Eco Lodge, but if we find adequate space, then we will have yoga there as well (included).

Save your space with your $300 Deposit (if SCHYS cancels you’ll receive a refund, otherwise this is non-refundable. Remaining payments on January 30, and March 1st ($695 and $700 respectively). For private room, please add on $520.

Trip price is based on eight participants, if less than eight participants, the cost may increase up to $200, if more than eight participants, SCHYS will defray tip cost.

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