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Kalimantan Tour Destinations (KTD) unique cruise boats take you along meandering jungle lined rivers, passing islands with orang utans visible in the trees and the briliant splashes of kites, hornbills and kingfishers overhead. Further upstream...more
Jln. Barito No 11, Palangkaraya 73112, Indonesia
+62 536 3222099
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All reviews the river top deck four days our tour guide tanjung puting national park black water proboscis monkeys palm oil plantations left early village elder only accessible by boat waters edge an excellent guide highlight of our trip great value for money once in a lifetime spot wildlife
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Fantastically authentic experience. If you truly love finding those unspoiled parts of the world, to see the real deal, then this trip may be for you. Some of the creature comforts of life may be lacking, but for us it was well worth it to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Betsy H
Reviewed 25 August 2018

" 3 DAY ORANGUTAN TOUR IN TANJUNG PUTING NATIONAL PARK "This trip was ACTUALLY 1.5 days.. This was sold as "3 day" tour. 1st day: 0.5 day: The 1st day I was instructed to be ready at my hotel for pick up by 8:00am. By...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank sambistabeauty
IbuGaye, Owner at Wow Borneo, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

Firstly, our apologies that your trip was not as you had expected. As the boats are join-in cruises, we do wait for other guests, provided their flights land in the morning, as was the case with guests on the same boat as you. We then...More

Reviewed 7 August 2018

Disappointing – the promised 4 days/3 nights journey from Palangka Raya into the forest to be immersed in nature, watch birds, spot wildlife, go canoeing at dawn and hiking at sunset was completely mis-sold. In the dry months of July and August the river is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank natgvp
IbuGaye, General Manager at Wow Borneo, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2018

So sorry to hear that your trip has been affected by an early and severe dry season. It is rare for the river to become as inaccessible as it has been over this unpredictable dry season and we are concerned to have read about your...More

Reviewed 4 August 2018

I had high expectations for our 3 nights/4 days on the Sekonyer travelling up the river to Camp Leaky and they were well exceed :-) The river is fairly narrow, so it's a wonderful way to explore: a slight breeze keeps you cool and whenever...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Michael H
IbuGaye, General Manager at Wow Borneo, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2018

Thanks Michael H for your wonderful review. Tanjung Puting National Park is a must see for animal lovers and visitors wanting to see the remarkable biodiversity of Borneo as well as the iconic orangutan in its natural habitat. What better way do it than on...More

Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

On Board the Best Boat The captain and the crew make this to fantastic. We saw lots of orangutans, beautiful bird life and Dayak Village. The food is totally 5-star. Borneo's best. I highly recommend this river trip. Australian safety standards

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank stephtravelwriter
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

We just spent an amazing week getting to know the Dayak culture with Wow!Borneo. The highlights were a visit with a Dayak elder, spotting orangutans, a swim in a fresh water river in the rain forest, and the amazing food onboard the boat but what...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank Victoria A
IbuGaye, Owner at Wow Borneo, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2018

Thank you so much for your positive feedback and the glowing report of our guide, Citra. It is warmly appreciated by all of our team here!

Reviewed 20 April 2018

The river ride through red-colored waters took us to a viewing site where we immediately saw macaques. Not five minutes into our trek, we spotted a huge male organgutan, which gave me plenty of time to video as well as watch. Any walk through a...More

Date of experience: April 2018
4  Thank JuliaHubbel
Reviewed 16 February 2018

AMAZING! this is the feeling when you are on the beautiful Sekonyer Boat by Wow Borneo. In the middle of the jungle, with its humidity, light, sounds, colors, yet you feel comfortable on the boat, pampered by the crew... from food, to attentions ... and...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Asiadvisor001
Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

We chose Wow Borneo because they had the safest looking boats for our small children whilst having competetive prices. We had the boat to ourselves and a lovely crew. The food included some of the best local dishes we've had in Indonesia in 2+ years....More

Date of experience: February 2018
3  Thank LightPacker29474
IbuGaye, General Manager at Wow Borneo, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2018

Thanks for the great review! What a perfect location for a boat adventure and even better outside the busy visitor season in July and August

Reviewed 27 December 2017

Great boat with plenty of room, great staff and trip leader and very interesting way to see orangutans. In addition to seeing these interesting animals, we also had two very interesting village tours and went to the BOSF foundation to learn more about their goal...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank MikeHSFO
IbuGaye, General Manager at Wow Borneo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Thank you Mike for your review. We are also expanding our cruises into other areas of Kalimantan to visit the famous Tanjung Puting and Sebangau National Parks to give our guests more opportunities to experience these amazing endangered animals in their natural habitats.

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28 April 2018|
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Response from Asiadvisor001 | Reviewed this property |
Hello sorry for the late reply we have tried to centralize the program and prices for the 3 different boats secret-retreats website, cruises in Borneo Jungle Departure from Pangkalan Bun for cruise on Sekonyer (3... More
10 March 2017|
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Response from IbuGaye | Property representative |
Hi Maximos, Thanks for your query! Our 3 day itinerary is on our wowborneo website under the cruises tag on the homepage. This cruise is run from Palangka Raya every Tuesday. Please send an email to our sales team at... More