Samboja Lestari & Beyond Tours



Need to Know

Pick up point

Balikpapan Airport

Drop off point

Balikpapan Airport


East Kalimantan

Chalenge Level



3 Days / 2 Nights

Tour Code

ATB 131

Tour Highlights

  • Encounter orang utans and sunbears.
  • Jungle trek through lush primary and secondary rainforest
  • Admire the views during a rainforest canopy walk
  • Overnight at the beautiful room of Samboja Lodge surrounded by rain forest.
  • Cruise through the river spotting proboscis monkeys and any bird species.


An area of restored tropical rainforest near the city of Balikpapan in East Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo. It’s created by the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOSF) The local population around the area is a crucial part of the project. Planted around the perimeter of the rainforest is a belt of sugar palm trees. This serves both as a protective barrier against fires and as a source of income for over 650 families. Samboja Lestari enjoys the support of the local people through its creation of employment such as in the fire protection program and maintaining the security of drinking water resources.

View Map

Upon arrival at the Balikpapan Airport, meet and great with your guide then transfer to Samboja Lestari. On arrival check in Samboja Lodge and enjoy your lunch at the terrace restaurant. Here we can take a look a beautiful view of  the park. A local guide will conduct a briefing on the up coming activities. Short rest and fresh up then depart for the Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre in time for the afternoon feeding session at 15:00. Then head to the Sun Bear Conservation Centre nearby.

Walk back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.


💧 Balikpapan Airport - Samboja Lestari = 40 km (1 hr drive)

Breakfast at Samboja Lodge then guided walks along the nearby Nature trail follows a forest path from the Samboja Lodge, In order to ensure optimum wildlife viewing, the day begins at 07.30 am. Then visit The Fire Tower and Bosf Office Tower to see around the Park from the height. Afterwards transfer to Bukit Bangkirai, Walk the jungle canopy walk of Bukit Bankirai. The Canopy Walkway is about 30 meters high providing great opportunities for nature watching and fantastic views over the rainforest. Spend time walking along some of the many nature trails before returning to the lodge for lunch.

Afternoon visit  Black River. Take a two-hour boat journey across the Black River and enjoy the scenes of local villages and lush mangrove forest to search for wildlife -most notably the proboscis monkeys which are native to Borneo. Other fauna likely to be spotted in the river includes monitor lizard and bird species.

Back to Samboja Lodge for dinner and overnight.

Breakfast at Hotel then transfer to Balikpapan Airport for your next destination.


 💧Samboja Lodge - Balikpapan Airport (40 km) : 1 hour drive

Detail Information
  • Accommodation : 2 nights stay at Hotel at Samboja lodge in twin or shared double room.
  • Meals as mentioned (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
  • English speaking guide (for other languages supplements apply)
  • Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air conditioned vehicle & private motor canoe.
  • Entrance fees for mentioned visits.

Other meals than mentioned

Other services than mentioned

International and domestic Flights

Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature

Tips, Travel insurance

  • Medication such as headache tablets or altitude sickness tablets
  • Sun block lotion, lip gloss, plasters
  • Insect repellent/mosquito coil
  • Camera with water proof bag
  • Comfortable shoes and slippers
  • Waterproof backpack to store your items
  • Disposable raincoats
  • Head torch
  • Personal toiletries
  • Towel, soap and personal needs

You’ll stay in the middle of a 2000-hectare protected and unique rain forest area. Exotic birds will fly to visit the balcony and frog singing will accompany you at night. Unique design inspired from local architecture. All interior and exterior walls are made of recycled materials. This place is surrounded by plants and each room has a terrace or balcony in which to enjoy its own greeneries.