Orangutan Kutai National Park
Nov 03, 2017
Nila arranged our three-day tour to the Kutai National park in eastern Kalimantan in September 2016. We contacted Nila only a few days before our arrival and she managed to arrange everything very quickly. Since the money transfer from our account took a few days, Nila hadn’t received the money on the day of our departure from Balikpapan to the jungle. It was easy to make an agreement with Nila and she was flexible throughout the entire process of planning the trip. Nila and the team of rangers and guides, staying in the jungle, were all very kind and pleasant people. We were promised simple food but were served plenty and very delicious traditional meals. The guide and rangers in the jungle were knowledgeable and made a big effort for us to see as much as possible in our time spent there. If you have the time, you should spend at least two full days in the jungle. When going from Balikpapan there is a lot of time spent on transportation. We had some problems with our departure ticket from Balikpapan airport, and Nila was very helpful talking with the Indonesian airport staff and arranging new tickets for us, even though she was in a hurry. We had a great trip and would recommend Nila and the jungle crew anytime!
- Nanna & Cecilie
Reviewed By: Cecilie Hvidt Grønborg and Nanna La Cour Sonne
Tanjung Puting & Orangutan trip
Oct 26, 2017
Yesterday we leaved the klotok and the crew.
We want to give a great thanks to you.
We felt all the time very safety and very cared.
The crew was great and especially the guide. The meals were more than you need.
Sana the cock earned a medal - everything tasted wonderful.
We got to know a lot of interesting things about the nature and the animals. And the orangutan were super.
We will never forgot in our life.
We appreciate the efforts and say thank.
Bye and good luck in your business and life.
Three German seniors and me
Reviewed By: Hannelore Sohrmann
Nila -- Jun 17, 2017 03:39 am
We want to give you a good feedback !
We remember us on your nice and friendly tour to the Mangroves and to the Orang Utans ! It was a pleasure for us to have you as our guide !
It was the best tour for us in Borneo ! So we send our best regards to the friendliest Tour Guide we’ve ever had !
We will book you again if we come back to Balikpapan!
Mahakam River & Orangutan trip
Feb 01, 2017
We have done a tour for 8 days on the Mahakam river and Kutai park. On the river (5 days) we have spotted wild life (different monkeys, birds, dolphins etc.) and the daily life of the people near the river. We met local people and even spent the night with a tribe (Kutai). The tribe had prepared a dance ceremony for us. This was very special for us and we will never forget. At Kutai park we have spotted wild life (Orang utans, monkeys, insects etc.) and spent 2 nights in the camp.
Nila, you had made a tour which fitted our wishes. And the guide Jumree was 24/7 with us. He has made our trip worthwhile with his translation (not so many people can speak English), knowledge about the area, his enthusiasm and flexibility. We have done the things which were mentioned at the tour scheme but there was also space for spontaneous things. Like visiting a Budha temple in Samarinda and discussing with the local people about, for example the Dutch influences on the region in 1946-1951 (we are Dutch, so for us that was interesting).
In total we were for 2 weeks in Kalimantan and had not seen another tourist. We had a lot of positive attention; everybody smiled, said 'He mister!' (even to me as female) and the locals wanted to take a photo of us. We never felt unsafe or being scammed. We certainly recommend this region and your agency! Good luck!
Jacco & Wendy, februari 2017
Reviewed By: Jacco & Wendy
Mahakam River Cruise
Oct 02, 2016
We had a very beautiful trip with Kiswono and are still thinking about the nice memories we made in Kalimantan during the tour. Kiswono did a super job as our guide and we have learned a lot about Kalimantan. We too still look at the pictures and remember this special tour.
Our thoughts are with you and your family.
Love from all of us
Marjolein, also on behalf of my mother, brother, sister in law, sister and boyfriend Daniel.
Reviewed By: Marjolein Pasanea