Day 1 : Arrival Palangkaraya – Start Cruise
Meet at Palangkaraya Airport and transfer to the Rahai’i Pangun in Palangkaraya harbour to start your journey. Cruise past the stilted and floating houses of the provincial capital and continue along the forested river, passing villages. In the early evening, take a canoe through the shimmering black water lake and make a short stop and stroll around the Kalaweit island. Keep an eye out for proboscis monkeys, hornbills and Brahmini kites. Return to the Rahai’i Pangun a quiet dinner in the midst of the forest.
Day 2 : Bapallas Island – Kanarakan – Tahai
The Rahai’i Pangun moves upstream along the Rungan River while you enjoy breakfast. On arrival at Bapallas Island, we will take the motorised canoe to observe orangutans to your first sighting of the magnificent orangutan. Learn about the BOSF pre-release program as you watch orangutans in their natural habitat. Leisurely lunch onboard while cruising to Kanarakan, a tiny riverside village on the Rungan River. We pass Kaja pre-release orangutan island alond the route. Arriving in the village in the afternoon, village elders from the Dayak Ngaju tribe perform a welcoming ceremony before we stroll around the village. Joined by a local host, we see the village home gardens, rubber field & rubber tapping demonstration, and other village livelihoods. Visit the elder’s house and enjoy the traditional spices coffee or herbal tea while sharing stories. Back to the boat and cruise down to Lake Tahai.
Day 3 : Tahai – Sei Gohong – Bapallas & Muara Rungan
Optional dawn canoeing to the lake for bird watching. Leisurely breakfast on board. Visit the village of Sei Gohong to meet the traditional medicine expert then a short walk to the nearby forest to find several plants that are used as traditional medications by the Ngajus. Back to the village and see a larger collection of the traditional medicines and discuss their functions with the locals. Back to the boat and cruise down stream to Muara Rungan passing Bapallas Island for more orangutan sightings.
Day 4 : Muara Rungan – Palangkaraya – Departure
Early morning cruise to Palangkaraya. Transfer to airport. Tour ends.