3 Days Borneo Island Kelotok River Cruise – Join Tour: Orangutan & Dayak Village Tour

Embark on the adventure of a lifetime while in Borneo! Enjoy the River Cruise to Palas Island and see the Orangutan in their natural habit

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Tour Name 3 Days Borneo Island Kelotok River Cruise – Join Tour: Orangutan & Dayak Village Tour
Duration 3 Days 2 Nights
Tour Type Join in Tour – River Cruise Tour

See Orangutan and Explore The Nature of Borneo Island

Enjoy a join trip 3 days cruise on a kelotok river cruise to explore the exotic of Borneo Island. Cruising down the river and searching for Borneo Orangutan. After arrival at Pangkalan Bun airport meet service around 8 AM, you will be welcomed by our local guide and transfer to Kumai port by car. Board on the boat and sailing to Kahayan River by traditional Kalimantan river cruise while observing the wildlife. Come to Central Kalimantan, this trip offers you a relaxing jungle river journey. Stop in forest rehabilitation site to observe the Orangutan, and visit traditional villages to meet Dayak people of Borneo ethnic group. Catch some of the best views on a fascinating 3 days river cruise tour, such as floating houses, river vegetation, and glassy reflections on the black water lakes. The tour located in the forest and river, antimalarial drugs should always be purchased before traveling.

Whether you’re in the mood for a romantic adventures tour, a relaxing tour, or a family trip, this Borneo river cruise tour would suit your interests. The upper deck is large, it is used for meals and as a place to enjoy the spectacular view from the upper deck. There are relaxing deck chairs on the top deck for a relaxing soak while passing scenery from the boat. A perfect way to explore Borneo rivers and explore Borneo’s wildlife in their natural habitat. See Orangutan, colorful birds, and others along the riversides. If you are lucky you can observe the shy long-nosed monkey. These Borneo river cruise tour packages include airport transfers, local tour guide, cabin accommodation, meals, canoe boat, and English speaking guide.

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Enjoying Borneo Island from Different Perspective

A trip that combines the best river vegetation, exotic Orangutan, tradition and typical experiences! We highlight the best examples of tour destination. You can have a quick look at the floating house, visiting local villages, encounter dozen species of endangered wildlife in Borneo, and observe Orangutan in a pre-release island operated by the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation. Also, you will have a visit to the elder’s house to enjoy the traditional spices coffee while sharing stories.

Comfortable deck boat with very comfortable relaxing chair also available to help you relax in style with soothing sounds of a rainforest symphony echoing all around. Enjoy its amazing waterways aboard a traditional Kalimantan boat. Breathe in the fresh jungle air while enjoying your meals on the deck boat.

Around the edge of the Kahayan River, you will see many floating houses. The number of floating houses around three hundred. All household activities are carried out above floating houses.

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The river and its environs are home to many fascinating species of river vegetation and animals. Keeping an eye to see dozen species of wildlife in Borneo such as hornbill, colorful birds, and shy proboscis monkey.


Encouraging the protection of orangutans and their habitat conservation. Borneo is the best place to see orangutans in the wild with several sanctuaries to increase your chances of sightings.

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Tour Options

Borneo River Cruise – Join in Tour Price per Pax
Superior Large Double Ensuite with AC and Private Terrace US$ 1000
Superior Large Double Ensuite with Fan and Private Terrace US$ 925
Double Ensuite with AC US$ 880
Double Ensuite with Fan US$ 730
Family Cabin: 1 Double with AC US$ 790
Family Cabin: 1 Double with Fan US$ 710
Family Cabin: 2 Single Bunk Beds with AC US$ 600
Family Cabin: 2 Single Bunk Beds with Fan US$ 540
Twin Cabin with Fan US$ 570
The above price is per person price with minimum booking of 2 persons is required

The tour only available on Saturday or Tuesday

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Tour Detail


  • You will receive confirmation within 1 business day. Once confirmed, voucher will be sent via email.
  • If you don’t receive any email from us, please kindly check your Spam folder or notify us via email


  • Local wooden boat
  • Selected Cabin
  • Return transfer from airport/hotel to the airport/hotel (only in Palangka Raya Area)
  • English speaking guide
  • Meals during the cruise
  • Entrance Ticket
  • Donation to Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation, donation to local Dayak
  • Canoe
  • Off-boat tour
  • Service Tax


  • Tipping
  • Flight Ticket
  • Personal Expenses
  • Insurance
  • Alcoholic and soda drink on board
  • Hotel/ home stay accommodation
  • Permit for professional camera such as SLR’s
  • Documentation

Day 1 (Palangka Raya –
Palangka Raya Port – Katimpun):

  • 08.00 AM | Meet up at Tjilik Riwut Airport Palangka Raya or Hotel/Airport pick up
  • Heading to Palangka Raya Port
  • Start Cruising, passing the stilted and floating houses
  • Stop at Petuk Katimpu Village
  • Walking along the boardwalks and visiting small library foundation
  • Continues cruising to a beautiful Black Water Lake
  • Canoeing at Black Water Lake (if you’re lucky, you will see proboscis monkeys, hornbills, and Brahmini kites)
  • Back to the boat
  • Having dinner and stay overnight on the boat

Day 2 (Palas Island – BOS – Sei Gohong):

  • Cruising to Palas Island and Having breakfast on the boat
  • Taking motorized canoe to observe Orangutans
  • Visiting BOS Education (Learning about BOS history and rehabilitation program)
  • Return to the boat, having lunch on board while cruising to Sei Gohong Village
  • Passing Kaja and Bangamat Island (Orangutan pre release island)
  • Canoeing to have closer observation of the orangutans
  • Swimming in the Black Water lake (only if river water level is sufficient)
  • Having dinner and stay overnight on the boat

Day 3 (KSei Gohong – Kanarakan – Tjilik Riwut Airport):

  • Transfer to Tangkiling Hill by Car
  • Visiting Dayak Cultural Spirit House
  • Trekking to the top of Tangkiling Hill
  • Having breakfast
  • Departing to Kanarakan (Meet the Village Elder, Seeing village home gardens, rubber field & rubber tapping demonstration, and other village livelihoods)
  • Visiting the Elder’s house and enjoy the traditional spices coffee while sharing stories
  • Return to boat for lunch and cruise downstream to Sei Gohong
  • Check out at 2pm for transfer to Palangka Raya airport or hotel


  • This trip available on Saturday or Tuesday
  • The tour will be conducted using a local wooden boat
  • The itinerary may be subject to change, depending on the circumstances
  • Dry season conditions may cause alterations to the itineraries
  • Pick up time about 08.00 AM, we recommend you to take a flight with arrival time at Palangka Raya / Tjilik Riwut Airport before 08.00 AM
  • We recommend you arrive morning or one day before the tour start.
  • Kindly notice that the driver is not the tour expert guide. The driver will just pick up and drop you off.
  • Permits can be obtained by Wandernesia and are IDR 250.000 for each camera.
  • Wandernesia is not responsible for any delay, loss, theft, accident, sickness, complaint, or any problems which occur during tour.

What to bring:

  • Voucher from Wandernesia (printed or e-voucher)
  • Comfortable clothes (Long trouser and sleeve)
  • Trekking shoes
  • Sunblock
  • Extra clothes
  • Hat, sunglasses
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Malaria pill
  • Personal firs aid kit
  • Camera
  • Raincoat during rainy season

Cancellation Policy:

  • The above rates are non-refundable. Once booking confirmed, it can’t be canceled.
  • No refund issued for cancellation made after reservation.
  • Please read the cancellation policy carefully before you make a reservation.
  • Any change or cancellation is made via email at business hours.
  • Business hours: Monday – Friday (except public holiday) from 09:00 AM – 15:00 PM (GMT +7)

No Show Policy:

  • 100% penalty will be charged for no-show case. No refund issued.


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  1. Fill the reservation form in the section below or contact us via WhatsApp or Email.
  2. We will proceed your booking and send you the online invoice by email or WhatsApp.
  3. As you receive the invoice, please complete the payment. For more details, please see payment method section.
  4. As your reservation confirmed, we will send the voucher to your email or WhatsApp.
  5. Show your voucher (e-voucher or printed version) at the location. Happy Travel!


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Bank Transfer

We receive payment by bank transfer. You can transfer the amount of the bill to the following bank account:

Bank Central Asia (BCA)


Swift Code: CENAIDJA




Account Number: 7851033380

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