Orangutan Trips

Orangutan Trips

There are two places in the world that we can travel to in order to see orangutans in their own natural environment, namely Borneo and Sumatra. Here we take a look at some of the companies offering these trips in terms of location, accommodation plus what is offered in each package.

Trips to Borneo

Audley Travel

Audley Travel

Audley Travel is a superb travel company that offers tailor made adventure trips to Borneo in order to see the fabulous wildlife in the jungle that includes the orangutan. Recommended by Which Audley employs experts in their field who will make your holiday truly unforgettable.

Audley offer only the best accommodation to its customers, while the trip is geared to what you want to see and indeed your budget which is great! A typical orangutan themed trip may include

  • International flights
  • Overnight stays in long houses by the side of the river or lodges
  • Meals and guiding is included in the cost
  • Visit to an orangutan sanctuary
  • A boat trip through jungle waters
  • Visit to Gaya a rainforest covered island

The Audley Travel website is exceptional with every detail of your trip mapped out from day one through to your final day. Customers will know exactly what to expect before they even set off. Booking is available online or over the telephone, while customers can tailor their trip to suit their requirements. Once a holiday detail is finalised and booked a 15% deposit is required. Why not book the trip of a lifetime and take a look at what Audley has to offer. We know you will not be disappointed. Audley Travel also offers trips to Sumatra.

  • Audley Travel
  • New Mill
  • New Mill Lane
  • Witney
  • OX29 9SX
  • Tele 01993 838 000

Responsible Travel

Responsible Travel

Responsible Travel employ people local to the area you are going to visit as they are experts in their surroundings so provide a wealth of information to travellers. This company promotes eco travel and was established in 2001 offering trips that will not spoil local environments. Responsible offer great customer service along with a range of offers and guarantees that will ensure customers have a trip of a lifetime.

Responsible Travel offer a range of trips to see orangutans that include

  • A thirteen day wildlife holiday
  • Orangutan photography in Borneo
  • Borneo orangutan holiday
  • Family holidays
  • Group holidays

In fact Responsible offer fifty one orangutan holidays therefore customers will surely find a trip to suit their needs. Their Borneo Orangutan Holiday includes flights, accommodation and transfers, while guides are also provided in with the cost. Guests will stay in rainforest lodges that are eco-friendly in construction, spend time in Danum Valley Conservation Area and take relaxing boat trips up the jungle river.

Customers can make enquiries online or ring the contact number on the homepage to speak to an advisor. If it’s a fabulous eco-friendly  holiday you want that includes seeing orangutans in their natural habitat then you must take a look at what Responsible Travel has to offer.

Contact responsibletravel.com

Tele 01273 823 700

Orangutan Travel

Orangutan Travel

Orangutan Travel in conjunction with Irene Spencer Travel offer eco-adventures that orangutan enthusiasts will find exciting, interesting and exhilarating. Applications for 2015 adventures are currently being taken although while you may apply for a place on one of the trips acceptance is not guaranteed.

Trips with Orangutan Travel are the only tours that provide access to behind the scenes with participants enjoying an experience like the one featured in the Born to Be Wild film of 2011. Doctor Galdikas is a world renowned primatologist who hosts sessions on the trip offering amazing insight and information into the world of the orangutan of Borneo.

Travellers may be pleased to learn that part of the cost of the trip is donated to the Orangutan Foundation International. Trips can also be custom made to incorporate a visit to the orangutans followed by a trip to Bali or Central Java. A full itinerary of what to expect when booking with Orangutan Travel to visit Doctor Galdikas includes,

  • Hotel in Jakarta Airport
  • Morning flight to Kalimantan
  • Talk on what to expect by Doctor Galdikas
  • Cruise to Tanjung Puting National Park

In fact each day of the trip is organised to the maximum meaning travellers have no need to worry about where to go or how to get there.  Travellers considering taking this trip of a lifetime must visit the website where itinerary, prices plus how to apply are all explained in full.

Contact irenespencertravel.com

Tele 619 574 1371

Borneo Eco Tour

Eco Tour Borneo

Based in Pangkalan Bun, Central Kalimantan, Borneo, Eco Tour offer orangutan trips on north, south, east and west of the island of Borneo. Orangutan adventures include

  • Orangutan House Boating 3 days 2 nights on standard or deluxe houseboats
  • Orangutan Rimba Eco Lodge 3 days 2 nights
  • Orangutan Longhouse 5 days 4 nights
  • Orangutan Dayak Tribe 6 days 5 nights
  • Orangutan and Derewan Diving 8 days
  • Orangutan Tours 3 days 2 nights

Choose the House Boating holiday and from the moment travellers arrive at Pangkalan Bun Airport their organised holiday begins as they are met by guides who will take them by boat to the national park. Those who book the East Borneo  Orangutan Tour similarly will be met at the airport and transported to their beautiful lodge on the edge of the rainforest.

Domestic flights can be organised in with the trip, while more information on accommodation and the types of trip you may prefer to book can be found at the website. All tours are based on eco-travel, while offering wonderful experiences they also protect the environment and respect local communities. Borneo Eco Tour promise to give their customers amazing memories to take home with them that are also truly unforgettable.

  • Borneo Eco Tour
  • Jl.Ahmad Wongso Rt 19 No 14
  • Kelurahan Sidorejo
  • Central Kalimantan
  • 74115
  • Indonesia
  • +62 532 25386

Trips to Sumatra

Indonesia Travel Plan

Indonesia Travel Plan

Indonesia Travel Plan offers travellers the chance to build their own tailored trip to Indonesia, while they feature thirty trips to Sumatra including adventure holidays to see the orangutans of the area. Customers can choose to travel by car with designated driver, train or boat, while the company will also arrange flights too. The choice is yours!

Travellers can visit Gunung Leuser National Park where orangutans live in the wild. This area is protected and the orangutans are fed on a daily basis at the feeding centre. Here you will be able to see the orangutans in the trees as you pass by or get up close and personal with these amazing creatures while they feed.

This trip is three days and two nights long, while guests will stay in a hotel or guesthouse during their trip. The trip includes

  • Accommodation and breakfast
  • Transport by private car to Bukit Lawang
  • Guided visit to see the orangutans
  • Jungle Trek

Whether you want to book an organised trip or create your own itinerary Indonesia Travel Plan can accommodate you, while they offer a comprehensive range of Sumatran holidays at their website.

  • Indonesia Travel Plan
  • Unit D-E Level 8 South
  • New England House
  • New England Street
  • Brighton
  • BN1 4GH
  • Tele 01273 322 399

Eco Travel Sumatra

Eco Travel Sumatra

This company organises trips to the Gunung Leuser National Park to see the rare Sumatran orangutans in their natural environment while considering the affect visitors have on the habitat and the local community. Eco Travel Sumatra care about the locals so much that they even organise accommodation with homestays available with local people. 5% of the cost also goes to the local village you stay in which is great!

All guides associated with trips here are local to the area therefore have superb knowledge of all you will see in the jungle and surrounding area. Travellers will see how the locals live as well as how the orangutans are being treated. This trip is definitely one that will stay in the traveller's memory for years to come as they are seeing, what is a declining species, in their home environment. Visiting the feeding platform is a superb way to begin the day and an unforgettable experience.

Eco Travel Sumatra also offer alternative packages such as their Orangutans and Elephants  trip that includes

  • Pick up from airport
  • A stay in an Eco Travel cottage with all mod cons and fabulous jungle views from balcony
  • Overnight jungle adventure
  • Jungle Trek
  • Visit the orangutans
  • Off road ride to Tangkahan
  • One hour elephant riding and washing of elephants

There is also a budget option of this trip. All details are available at the website.

  • Sumatra Eco Travel
  • Bukit Lawang
  • Tele +62 81370 895186

The Orangutan Project

The Orangutan Project

The Orangutan project offers a range of tours both to Sumatra and Borneo. Places on conservationist Leif Cocks Ultimate Sumatran Tour are now limited but why not consider this great company when booking a trip next year. These trips ensure that guests see the orangutans in the only place they should be seen and that is the amazing Sumatran jungle.

The trip includes

  • An elephant trek
  • Visit the orangutans in the wild
  • Explore the rainforest
  • Visit orangutan care centres

Part of the money raised goes to the Orangutan project to ensure their valuable work can continue. The Orangutan Project also organise Fund Raising Tours and Odysseys in various locations to raise money for orphaned orangutans, including  in Sumatra. These fund raisers include

  • Groups of up to 12 people
  • Orangutan viewing, elephants and bird watching
  • Stay in tents or local accommodation
  • Visit Gunung Leuser National park
  • Experienced guides
  • Trip lasts nine days

Accommodation for these trips is basic but good therefore if it’s a luxury hotel you seek this is not the trip for you. This trip suits the adventurous person who wishes to see these beautiful creatures but at the same time is helping financially to the costs of caring for the environment.

Why not take a look at the four options offered in Sumatra

  • Gunung Leuser Orangutan Experience
  • Gunung Leuser Orangutan Fund Raiser
  • Gunung Leuser Orangutan Odyssey
  • Custom Sumatra Orangutan Tours

Contact Details

  • The Orangutan Project
  • P O Box 1414
  • South Perth
  • WA 6951
  • Tele +61 89298 8016

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