Kutai National Park Indigenous Orang Utan
ARRIVAL BALIKPAPAN OR SAMARINDA / SANGATTA / KABO PIER / KUTAI NATIONAL PARK / SANGATA DELTA
BALIKPAPAN OR SAMARINDA AIRPORT / LOA JANAN / TENGGARONG / MUARA MUNTAI /
MANCONG / TANJUNG ISUY l LOA JANAN / SANGATTA / KUTAI NATIONAL PARK
Kutai National Park is an area over 2,000 km2 and It has been protected since the 1970’s. The Park is dominated by lowland tropica rainforest . It is one of the natural tourist destinations in East Kalimantan due to the potential of biodiversity combined with the beauty of green lowland tropical forests. Indigenous orangutans are the main attraction that makes tourists from all over the world visit this park
Upon arrival at the Airport of Balikpapan or Samarinda, meet and great with your guide then immediately transfer by vehicle to Sangatta. A bumpy but fascinating road through a string of villages and forest. Stop somewhere for lunch and coffee. Upon arrival in Sangata check in hotel and dinner.
🕓Balikpapan – Sangatta is about 291 km : 7 hrs by vehicle
🕚 Samarinda – Sangatta is about 180 km : 4 hrs by vehicle
Breakfast at hotel. Short drive to Kabo pier then take motor canoe upstream Sangatta river towards the jungle of Kutai National Park. Upon arrival at Prefab Jungle Camp, we will drop our stuff in the camp and start a jungle trek into the forest. looking for wild life and Orang Utans. Late afternoon return back to Prefab Station for Dinner.
Night walk in the Park
The rain forest comes peaceful at night. Your guide and ranger, with the help of a torch will find Tarantula as well as birds which are more easily found at night.
Dinner and overnight at Prefab Jungle Camp
After breakfast, take motorcanoe to the mangrove forest of thedelta of Sangata river to spot proboscis monkeys, macaques, birds even crocodiles and other wild life. Return to Sangata for lunch. Afterwards transfer to Samarinda for diner and overnight.
Breakfast at hotel, transfer to airport of Samarinda or Balikpapan for your next destination. Depending on your flight time. There may be time to stop at a local restaurant for lunch.
✔ Samarinda downtown - Airport : 30 km (45 minutes drive)
✔ Samarinda - Balikpapan : 110 km (3 hrs drive)
Day Temperatures 27 °– 32°C
Night Temperatures 20 °– 25°C
Rainfall 4,000mm per year
Wet Months October & June
Dry Months February & August ( but expect daily rain )
Kutai National Park has a simple jungle camp, which is called Prefab Camp. It’s located on the Sangatta river side inside the forest. It is a simple wooden lodge with several small rooms, equipped two matrasses on the floor, Kitchen facility, Indonesian styled bath room with cold water, and toilet. Electricity is 220 volt and restricted to evening hours only ( 6pm-11pm ). In front of the rooms is a shared terrace for leisure to enjoy view and the sound of the forest.