Our flagship, the Rahai'i Pangun II, remains the first and most highly awarded eco tourism cruise boat in Palangkaraya. Named by the traditional elders after an historic vessel of the same name trading far and wide and bringing home riches, Rahai'i Pangun means big development.
Pioneers of upmarket eco cruising in this 'off the beaten track' region of Borneo, we are now operating boats in 3 locations, all operating under the same ecotourism principles.
ORANGUTAN & DAYAK VILLAGE river cruise 2 NIGHTS
Starts every Saturday and Tuesday
Day 1 PALANGKA RAYA ��" START CRUISE
Meet at Palangka Raya airport / hotel and transfer your boat in Palangka Rayaharbour to start your journey. Cruise past the stilted and floating houses of the provincial capital and continue upriver along the forest lined river, passing villages. In the early evening, take a canoe through the shimmering black water lakes. Keep an eye out for proboscis monkeys, hornbills, and Brahmini kites. Return to the boat for a quiet dinner in the midst of the jungle. [L/D]
Day 2 BAPALLAS ISLAND ��" KANARAKAN
The boat moves up the Rungan River as you enjoy breakfast. On arrival toBapallas Island, take a motorised canoe to observe orangutans. Then continue to the BOSF Education Centre where adult orangutans are waiting to be placed on the pre-release islands. Learn about the BOSF rehabilitation programs.
Leisurely lunch onboard while cruising to Kanarakan, a tiny riverside village on the Rungan River. Arriving in the afternoon, welcomed by the village elder with Dayak Ngaju welcoming ceremony then stroll around the village with a local host to see the village home gardens, rubber field & rubber tapping demonstration, and other village livelihoods. Visit to the elder’s house and enjoy the traditional spices coffee while sharing stories.
Back to the boat and cruise down to Sei Gohong village. Optional walk up Tangkiling Hill to see the sunset, stopping along the way to see the colourful Dayak spirit houses and and the huge boulder, Batu Banama, and hear about its legend.
Overnight on board. [B/L/D]
Day 3 SEI GOHONG ��" TANGKILING ��" DEPARTURE
Enjoy your last breakfast on board, and then set off for an early morning canoe ride to Kaja Island, orangutan pre- release island, also visiting the black water lakes.
Check out after lunch for transfer to Palangka Raya
Tour ends. [B]
Access to and from the boat, and local canoe transport is very basic.
Sebangau National Park trekking is strenuous, and will be adapted to the capacity of guests.
The cabins are fully screened against mosquitoes and other insects, and have air conditioning and/or fans.
All food is freshly prepared on board to high standards. European breakfasts are served, and for the other meals, the cuisine is Asian fusion using traditional local ingredients for light, fresh and varied meals.
Our prices include all airport transfers, accommodation, food and guides and off boat tours.
Prices do not include airfares to and from Palangkaraya, porters, or alcoholic beverages on board. Additional nights spent in the area in hotels are also extra.
Our customer service is helpful and responsive, and we are happy to customise tours to make this cruise a unique experience.