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YOUR ADVENTURE

Day 1 (14th March) Arrive Jakarta
Arrive Jakarta and transfer to your overnight accommodation at the FM7 hotel near the airport. Tonight you will meet with the race director and tour leader for a briefing regarding the event and travel arrangements the following day.

Day 2 (15th March)  Palangkaraya - Official Welcome (Tours subject to flight schedule arrival)
Morning flight from Jakarta to Palangkaraya in Central Borneo. We will be met at the airport by our local guides and transport to begin your adventure. First we travel to one of the beautiful reflective black water lakes nearby. Then stroll along the pretty boardwalks, have a look at the local livelihoods and enjoy a cup of coffee and a snack. We then take a gentle speedboat ride across the lake and through the waterways close to the Sebangau National Park. If we are lucky, we might even see a wild orangutan in the forest. Return to port and travel to a traditional Dayak grilled fish restaurant for lunch.
After lunch we transfer to the Rungan Sari Resort, which is Race Headquarters, for check in, rest, stroll or swim.
After arrival you will have a spectacular Dayak welcome dance and BBQ dinner at nearby Eco Village, walking distance from the Rungan Sari Resort
Overnight in the Rungan Sari Resort. (B,L,D)
 

Day 3 (16th March)  Race Preview - Tangkiling Hill
Today, after breakfast, we will do a review of the course.  We start with a short walk to access the first part of the trail over a walking bridge, and then pick up the bus to complete the route. The bus will follow the course where markers will already be erected.
After this, we return to the hotel for buffet lunch and swim. At 3 pm, tour to the base of Tangkiling Hill to see the Dayak cultural spirit houses and talk to the village guardian of the site. Optional walk to the top of the hill for sunset views across the vast flat forested landscape (see photos).
Return to the hotel for buffet dinner (special hi-carb meal)
Overnight in the Rungan Sari Resort (B,L,D)

Day 4 (17th March)  Race Day - Banquet Dinner & Presentations. 
Due to high temperatures in this part of the world, the race will start early morning. The route is through village communities surrounding the Tangkiling Hill and along the Rungan River course. There will be water and hydration drinks provided along the route. The race will start at the Rungan Sari Resort and finish there. Half marathon is one loop, and 50km  will do 2 loops plus additional 8 km side loop of the main trail. After the race, relax around the pool. Buffet lunch and easy time until gala dinner and race awards. (Optional time to arrange visit to Palangka Raya city or to walk to the nearest village or to join a cycling club on visit to local river waterhole - additional rate)
Overnight in the Rungan Sari Resort (B,L,D)

Day 5 (18th March) 3 day orangutan tour starts:

Day1. This morning we walk through the forest to Sei Gohong village and board the comfortable cruise boat at the village jetty. The boat moves slowly upstream, passing the orangutan island, Kaja Island. Keep an eye out for orangutans in the trees. The boat continues to Kanarakan, a tiny riverside village further upstream on the Rungan River. On arrival, we are met by the village elder who performs the Dayak Ngaju welcoming ceremony. Later, stroll around the village with a local host to see the village home gardens, rubber field & rubber tapping demonstration, and other village livelihoods. Visit to the elder’s house and enjoy  the traditional spices coffee while sharing stories. Back to the boat and cruise down to Lake Tahai. Here transfer to canoes for closer observation of the orangutans on Kaja Island and later to enter black water lakes. Swimming here in the clean tannin water is possible.  Rejoin the boat and travel to Sei Gohong. Return to Sei Gohong and return to the hotel.
Overnight in the Rungan Sari Resort (B,L,D)

Day 6 (19th March)  Orangutan Tour continue. 

Day 2. Return to the boat in Sei Gohong harbour - Orangutan Tour continues. The boat moves down the Rungan River as you enjoy morning tea. On arrival to Bapallas Island, take a motorised canoe to observe orangutans. Lunch onboard before continuing to the BOSF Education Centre where adult orangutans are waiting to be placed on the pre-release islands. Learn about the BOSF rehabilitation programs.
Overnight at the Rungan Sari resort (B,L,D)

Day 7 (20th March)  Orangutan Tour Continues

Day 3 River cruise and city fun run
Today pack your bags and transfer to the bus for the 30 minute ride to Katimpun. On board we slowly cruise past Bapallas island and then continue down stream along the beautiful forested river sides to Katimpun village. Before boarding the boat, we take a walk through the village and a visit to the little library developed by local students to enhance village children's education. Watch the children perform and read to them. Give book donations or purchase some fund raising items, such as neckerchiefs.Re-board the boat for the cruise to the mouth of the Rungan River, Muara Rungan. Enjoying your final lunch on board, the boat continues down stream to Palangka Raya. Arriving 2pm, transfer to Swiss Belhotel. Check in. At 4pm, transfer to centre of the city to join local afternoon community jogging. Enjoy a drink and snack in the roadside warungs. . 6pm return to hotel for rest, swim and dinner. Dinner at guests own expense.
Overnight in the Swiss Belhotel Danum (B,L)

Day 8 (21th March) Depart Palangka Raya to Jakarta.
Morning transfer to airport and return flights to Jakarta for meeting with your evening flights home or onward travel in Indonesia. Contact to assist with further Indonesia travel available on request.(B)

INCLUSIONS
•    Domestic airfares Jakarta - Palangka Raya- Jakarta
•    Orangutan Odysseys Expedition Leader (Garry)
•    Accommodation in Jakarta / Palangka Raya (twin share - single supplement available)
•    3 day / 2night Orangutan Tour
•    All meals as noted in the itinerary (B,L,D)
•    Awards Dinner and presentation (Day 4). Traditional food and entertainment.
•    National park fees
•    All airport and city transfers
•    Boat Captain and assistants
•    Experienced local guides
•    Donation included for one orangutan adoption
•    Ranger and local guide fees, boat mooring fees
•    Town tour.
EXCLUSIONS
•    International airfares. Arrival in Jakarta
•    Travel Insurance
•    Personal Expenses
•    Meals not noted in itinerary (B,L,D)
•    Tour extensions Days 8 -12

Cost$3995 per person sharing

 

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