Tanjung Puting National Park Kalimantan | Borneo JustGoIndonesia
Tanjung Puting National Park located in the District of Kumai, West side of Kotawaringin with capital in Pangkalan Bun, Central Kalimantan.
This nature reserve is intended primarily for the protection of Orang Utan (Pongo pygmaeus) and the Proboscis Monkey (Nasalis larvatus). This National Park has several ecosystem types, namely lowland tropical forests, dryland forest, freshwater swamp forest, peat swamp, coastal forest, and mangrove forests.
There are a wide variety of objects that can be visited in Tanjung Puting National Park Borneo, among others:
Tanjung Harapan which is the first station in the orangutan visits, this location is secondary forest and swamp forest which is equipped an information center, road tracks, and a guest house.
Many activities that traveler can do in the Tanjung Harapan, such feeding Orangutan, learn and planting Orchids and medicinal plants, Trekking (Tj. Hope – Pesalat – Pondok Tanggui)
Pesalat is the second station frequented both by tourists as well as research in this area a lot of nature lovers both school children, cadres conservation and other nature-lover do tent / camping. In Pesalat there is line trekking, camping ground, planting a memory tree.
Tangui cottage which is the third station which is also frequented by the traveler for feeding orangutan. In addition to seeing Orangutans, you can also see the Nepenthes plant.
Pondok Ambung which is the fourth station and often used as a place of research and learning for animal observation and night tracking.
Camp Leakey are the last station for the visitors who through the Sekonyer River, which is the main station for orangutan conservacy in Tanjung Puting National Park. what can the traveler do in Camp Lakey are: feeding orangutan in their habitat, variation trekking, and camping.
Sungai Buluh Besar
Sungai Buluh Besar Forest is the biggest part of Tanjung Puting National Park, located in the Teluk Pulai Resort, this place is a development area of a new tour to visit, in this place are the river edge with natural rain forest, deer conservation, river wildlife observation.
Sungai Arut Tebal,
Sungai Arut Tebal are the marine area of Tanjung Puting National Park Resort, in this place, there’s a natural white sand beach, turtle breeding.
TNTP region inhabited by about 38 species of mammals. Seven of them are well-known primates and protected as orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus), proboscis monkey (Nasalis larvatus), Borneo gibbon (Hylobates agilis) and bears (Helarctos malayanus). The types of large mammals such as deer, sambar, barking deer muncak (Indian muntjac), lesser mouse deer (Tragulus javanicus), and beard pig (Sus barbatus) can be found in the region. In fact, some types of aquatic mammals such as dugongs (Dugong dugong) and dolphins are reported to have been seen in the waters around the area TNTP.
How to Get There
To get to Pangkalan Bun there are a number of ways;
- flight from Jakarta, Surabaya, Semarang by Air Kalstar and Trigana landed to Iskandar Airports, Pangkalan Bun .
- from Banjarmasin can take the bus directly to Pangkalan Bun, buses depart early from Banjarmasin to Palangkaraya starting at 4 o’clock in the morning, and continue to pangkalan bun in the afternoon or morning at 7am.
There are several PO buses serving the route Palangkaraya-Pangkalan Bun such as PO Yessoe and Logos, there is a large selection of executive buses with around Rp. 120,000 and the economy at a rate of less than Rp. 90,000.
- Of Pangkalan Bun towards Kumai can take a taxi (about Rp. 160,000), Ojeks (Rp. 25000-40000) and public transportation (Rp. 5,000).
The trip down the Tanjung Puting National Park should use Ships (commonly called kelotok by communities in Kalimantan) for a few days there we continue to live on the boat from bathing, eating and sleeping are all done on board.
Every kelotok complemented by complete facilities of mattresses, mosquito nets, a dining table up with a toilet equipped with a shower. Therefore the cost arguably expensive for the pockets of the backpacker, and do not skimp course by looking for as many friends so they can share the cost of renting the vessel.
Preferably vessels to be used far booked the previous day as the peak season tourist ships totaling about 50 pieces will go home. Boat rental rates depending on the size and duration of the boat trip to the National Park of Rp. 1,250,000 to Rp. 2,000,000 per day, there is also a sublease with RP to individual packages. 1,750,000 for three days for at least 4 people.
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