Orangutans! Cruises on board the Rahai'i Pangun on the Rungan River, away from the better known tourist centre at Tanjung Puting National Park, provides an ideal opportunity to observe this beautiful and endangered species. Stay on a comfortable live aboard for a chance to enjoy the natural rhythms of forest river life. It is amazingly accessible by a short flight from Jakarta and only minutes to the boat on arrival for the trip of a lifetime.
Framed by the dense riverside vegetations, this group were observed by guests. These orangutans were rescued and rehabilitated through the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOS) program and are on these river islands to adapt to a more independent life before being released into the wild.
As part of the agreed guidelines for observing these magnificent creatures in the last phase of their rehabilitation, we stay 15 meters distant, do nothing to disturb them, or feed them, and by remaining quiet and still. On the beautiful river, undisturbed by crowds, is the perfect place to see them in a natural setting.