DAY 01 : BALIKPAPAN ARRIVAL – SAMBOJA LODGE
Upon your arrival in Balikpapan, pick up service by our guide team then transfer to Samboja Lodge. It takes about 1 – 1 ½ hours or about 45 km in some bumpy road drive depend on the condition of the road Samboja Lodge is a venture of Borneo OrangUtan Survival (BOS) Foundation. Here visitors will be able to gain first-hand knowledge on what is required to rebuild a forest and protest its wildlife, especially in our effort to preserve the rainforest and critical endangered Bornean orangutan. Samboja lodge's unique design is based on local architecture. All interior and exterior walls are made from recycled materials. The cosmetic touches are all traditional handicraft and are produced by local and dayak communities around the area. It is surrounded by lush vegetation and each room has its own patio or balcony from which to enjoy surrounding forest. For the time being The Lodge has in total 26 rooms completed, 22 standard with Air-conditioning, Two Suite Rooms with Air-conditioning and hot water shower and 2 treetops suites, with fantastic view, and off course Air conditioning and hot water shower. The Lodge is completed with a towering area to oversee the Jungle area, a Lobby and a Restaurant, laundry service and kitchen facilities, including an Internet access area. The time for you to observe Samboja lodge with such a beautiful surroundings forest. Lunch and dinner at the lodge.
DAY 02 : SAMBOJA LODGE – ORANGUTAN ISLAND – SUN BEAR SANCTUARY -
After breakfast at the appropriate time you will lead by the guide then walk about 10 minutes or drive away to the island of Orangutan to see feeding time. Then we walking through the Sun Bear Sanctuary to see the activity of the Malayan Sun Bear in the sanctuary. Lunch on the lodge then after lodge we drive about 1 hour to Bukit Bangkirai (Bangkirai Hill) about 58 km about more or less 1 ½ hour or 150 km away from Samarinda or Tenggarong or 20 km away from Samboja District with some bumpy road. Bangkirai Hill covered 1,500 hectares protected tropical rain forest dominated by Bengkirai Tree with about 40 – 50 m high and diameter 2,3 meter with average age of the tree about 150 years old . In this place we will observing the typical Borneo rainforest, then soft jungle trekking to enjoy with canopy bridge. This Canopy Bridge is the first Canopy Bridge were built in Indonesia, second in Asia and 8th in the world. In this Canopy Bridge you will spot very beautiful canopy forest the natural habitat for gibbon, Hornbill, Asian Paradise Fly catcher, red leaf eating monkey and other endemic wildlife of Borneo. This bridge was connected between 5 Bangkirai Tree with the elevation of 30 – 40 meter high with totaling length 64 m. Back to Samboja Lodge for dinner and overnight. (B, L, D)
DAY 03 : SAMBOJA LODGE - SUNGAI WAIN – SAMBOJA LODGE
After early breakfast (or if possible breakfast box) transfer to Sungai Wain about more or less 1 hour drive to Sungai Wain the former releasing site for around 80 orangutan beside the home for Malayan sun bear, Proboscis Monkey, 242 birds plus 9 species of Hornbill.. Upon arrival in Sungai Wain, we meet local team and bring us to the jungle searching for all those beautiful creatures. This is one of preserve jungle close to Balikpapan City. The trek is easy and some part little bit muddy but rich of exotic wildlife. Then we drive to Balikpapan for catching your flight to your NEXT DESTINATION or EXTENSION TRIP WITH US