The tourism object of Tanjung Puting National Park as a conservation area is a representation of lowland tropical rainforest ecosystems in Kalimantan, which is rich in flora and fauna species such as seeing the orangutan’s natural habitat directly in the wild.
In this era of globalization, where humans at the local, regional and international levels there is a tendency to (return to nature). Then Tanjung Puting National Park as a natural area with a variety of potential flora and fauna is the right place and a huge opportunity to accommodate those needs.
The existence of orangutans in the wild and in rehabilitation, these animals are rare and unique animals, has made this animal as an attraction for local and foreign tourists in Tanjung Puting National Park.
In addition, tourists can also see the behavior and life, whether still half tame or still wild.
Other interesting potential such as orangutan tourism, walking along the river is still beautiful and natural with wild animals in trees such as proboscis monkeys, monkeys or sometimes hornbills, eagles, king prawns that fly around.
Orangutan tourism object is a nature tourism that will be taken to visit the orangutan eating place in the wild in Kumai, West Waringin City, Central Kalimantan.
Combination with tourism along the river using a boat / klotok, in the Kalimantan language is klotok. So on this trip the tourists will take a boat / klotok and visit the Tanjung Puting National Park area to see orangutans and klotok as a place to stay for tourists during the trip.
There are several places that you can visit in Tanjung Puting National Park, including:
Tanjung Harapan is located in a secondary forest and swamp forest is the first station in the process of orangutan rehabilitation which is equipped with an information center, guesthouse and footpath.
Pondok Tanggui is a place where orangutans are personally observed and protected from human contact.
Camp Lakey is located in primary forest and is home to orangutans from half wild to wild, from newborns to three years old.
Natai Lengkuas is a proboscis monkey research station and other animal observations through rivers.
Sungai Buluh and Danau Burung are bird watching places, especially migratory birds.
The best time and way to visit Tanjung Puting National Park
Most visitors are foreign tourists, because many who come here make Pangkalan Bun and the National Park further improve their services.
One example is when we ride Klotok not inferior to star hotel services. The cooking is also very good if we compare it to the standards of Great City. Maybe they are accustomed to serving foreign tourists so that the standard of service quality is still good. Likewise, if at night, we can sleep on the klotok ship accompanied by mosquito nets.
The high season causes full orders for Klotok ships, from July to August is a high season because it coincides with holidays and school holidays. If you want to visit in these months, use anti-mosquito lotion.
The lane to Tanjung Putting National Park
From Pangkalan Bun you can go to Kumai which is about 8 km by public transportation about 15 minutes. Then the journey continues to the National Park using a boat / Kolot about 2 hours. If using speed boat only about 1 hour.