ABOUT US

we are an authorized tour operator based in Pangkalan Bun which have been operating for more than a decade. As a tour operator, we are committed to provide the best experience for our guests both international and domestic, providing off the shelves tour programs as well as tailor made ones, suitable for your budget, time and travel style.

Our river cruise trips to Tanjung Puting National Park was not intended for people to see Orangutan in the wild, but to enhance people’s awareness of the endangered species as well as dangers of deforestation. By sharing the current state of our rain forest in Central Kalimantan and its threats of deforestation, we hope our guests understand and can spread the good words to others. Together, we can make a difference.

While our guests are in Central Kalimantan, we encourage them to learn about our culture, custom and people and, through various programs, we give them options for sight seeing at Pangkalan Bun before taking their flights or even visit other interesting sites in Central Kalimantan of which forests are biodiversity rich.  Culturally rich, Central Kalimantan is a haven for outdoor travellers; it’s the Amazon of Asia as it has Tanjung Puting National Park, Lamandau Wild Life Reserve, Tanjung Keluang Turtle Conservation, Sebayan Mountains etc. Our marine park, rivers, mountain and forests are all ready to be explored.

As a tour operator in Pangkalan Bun, we are committed to preserving the rain forest, save the water and conserve energy. We are committed to enhance environmental awareness and continued the knowledge sharing with our employees, local suppliers and clients.

A portion of our revenue goes for the donation to the Orangutan Foundation, reforestation at Pesalat and education for elementary school children in Lamandau District through the use of Skoline. Working closely with Skoline, we are committed to give quality education alternatives which are enjoyable, accessible and flexible for the children in Central Kalimantan.  Leveraging on technology, media and research, Skoline was committed to provide a quality educational content through long distance learning.

Let’s Be Traveler, not a Tourist

Isabella Aritonang, Owner

My earliest memory of an Orangutan was seeing Dr Birute Gladikas holding an Orangutan on the cover of the November 1975 National Geography magazine purchased by my mother. I simply could not erase the image of a foreigner holding a baby Orangutan. Back then, I was in Middle School in Pontianak, but could not comprehend how a beautiful young foreign lady could come all the way to this part of the world and dedicate herself, living in the jungle, to Orangutan.

Many decades later, I had a chance to see the fruits of her hard work at Tanjung Puting National Park, and only then I understood. It must have been the similarity to human beings, and the human-like expression that could melt anyone’s heart, including mine. Since then, I have been back to Tanjung Puting National Park regularly, and it never failed me as each time, I had a different experience.

My attachment to Orangutan did not stop here as I had subsequently become a Foster Parent to Trudeau, who was under the care of Orangutan from Orangutan Foundation International.  When I looked at Trudeau photograph, I was determined to be part of a change.

By being involved in Orangutandays,  I hope we can help increase the awareness of not only Orangutans but also Tanjung Puting National Park and its surrounding area. I am compelled to do something to contribute to the sustainability of the rainforest and the future existence of our distant relatives.

“We don’t inherit the earth from our ancestors. We borrow it from our children”

– American Proverbs –

Yanti Agustin, Owner

I used to visit Singapore Zoo and sit quietly observing Orangutan from a distance whenever I felt the needs to get out of the office for a mood lifting moment. Hanging up in the trees, moving effortlessly from one tree to the other, Orangutans indeed were jovial and mischievous for which reasons I was instantly smitten by these lovely primates. I had spent a great amount of time in the financial sector, and it’s time to make a difference.   By being involved in Orangutandays, I hope I can participate in the preservation of our forest and inhabitants.

I recall this saying “if you think you are too small to make a difference, try spending the night in a closed room with a mosquito”.  If there is no forest, there won’t be Orangutan.

Responsible Traveler

Yomie Kamale, Owner

As of 2017, there were a total of 20,000 foreign visitors to Tanjung Puting National Park in comparison to 4,000 domestic visitors. The number made me proud but sad at the same time. I was proud because Tanjung Puting was well known abroad but sad as it was not yet known among Indonesians.  This means we, as tourism participants collectively, have to work hard in order to promote Tanjung Puting National Park, Pangkalan Bun, and Central Kalimantan. Our responsibilities do not stop there as we equally have to be accountable in introducing Responsible Travel, where you simply take back the memory with you and leave your trails only. It’s always easier said than done, but won’t be difficult if we are committed to taking a part in preserving the environment, using water sensibly, and conserving energy when we travel.

Environmentalism isn’t a discipline or specialty. It’s a way of seeing our place in the world. And we need everybody to see the world that way. Don’t think ‘In order to make a difference I have to be an environmentalist’  We owe it to our children and the next generation to ensure that endangered species like Orangutan and Proboscis Monkeys continue to survive in the future. Just like a movie, we don’t have to be a movie star to take part in a movie. Each of us can take a part whether directly or in this collective effort. The least we can do is to spread the good word of our intention among friends, family, and colleagues.

Custom Travel Experiences

We shall be able to accommodate your travel needs accordingly whether they are for leisure or specific themes such as corporate team bonding, mindful journey or photography trip

Building Memories