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Once in a lifetime Orangutan Experience!

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Today, Monday 19 August, is World Orangutan Day! Raising awareness about these incredible creatures and the effect deforestation for palm oil has had on their environment and consequently their numbers. If you’re a wildlife enthusiast with a passion for conservation – we’ve found a fantastic opportunity to combine this passion with your love of travel! Tour operator Crooked Compass have partnered with Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOS) to put together a once-in-a-lifetime orangutan experience!

Travellers can join a 10-day expedition, travelling through Borneo and finishing with the opportunity to be involved in releasing a re-habituated orangutan back into the depths of the Kalimantan jungle (in a protected area)! This is the first time ever that the general public have the opportunity to be involved in a release!

Orangutan release

This exclusive trip combines conservation, with some fascinating sites, history and a rare cultural experience with ancient Dayak tribes in the region. An unforgettable experience unlike any other tour in Borneo!

Below is a snapshot of the 10-day itinerary, you can download a pdf of the full itinerary here.
Travel dates are flexible and will be determined depending on traveller availability and orangutan release dates.

If you’d like to know more about joining this special tour, including pricing, contact our team of consultants today!


Day 1 – Yogyakarta Arrival

Day 2 – Borobudur Sunrise

Day 3 – Kota Gede

Day 4 – Depart to Malang

Day 5 – Mt. Bromo and Savannah

Day 6 – Fly to Indonesian Borneo

Day 7 – Muara Wehea – Kehje Seven Forest

Day 8 – Orangutan Release Day

Day 9 – Return to Muara Wehea – Dayak Tribes

Day 10 – Samboja Lestari – Balikpapan

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