Orangutan Adventure Tours to Borneo and Sumatra

The Orangutan Project offers a range of wondrous tour options to suit all tastes and budgets. To enquire about one of our tours please contact us.

"Want an enjoyable holiday, but want it to be something more? Why not see what is really going on, connect with the most intelligent fellow beings on the planet, meet the people working at the coal face and become part of the solution" – Leif Cocks

Orangutan Odysseys Tours

Leif Cocks Kalimantan Orangutan Tour - AUD$3,350.00 (12 PLACES ONLY)

In this specially crafted expedition you will visit the jungle habitat of the orangutan and help protect the environment for generations to come. Our destination for this trip are the jungles of Central & West Kalimantan (Borneo), to see the orangutan in its natural environment and also visit the IAR's orangutan rescue centre.

After visiting this wonderful animal's natural environment, we will head to West Borneo and visit the IAR centre in Ketapang. This, for many, is a highlight as you will come into close proximity with many young orangutans and garner a deeper understanding of their plight. If this visit doesn't move you nothing will! While there we will have the opportunity to see the work being done, hear from IAR Director, Karmele Sanchez about the latest news from the centre and also get involved with the enrichment programmes required for the orangutans located here.

Participants on this trip will raise a minimum of $1,500.00 AUD in fundraising which will go towards The Orangutan Project’s work for the endangered species.


  • Visit Tanjung Putting National Park and the famous Camp Leakey
  • See both reintroduced and wild orangutans in their natural environment.
  • Get to trek through the jungle and plant a tree
  • Sleep aboard and travel through the jungle on our river klotok (boat)
  • Exclusive special access visit the IAR's orangutan rehabilitation center in Ketapang.
  • Travel up jungle rivers to witness proboscis, ebony and grey macaque monkeys
  • Help save the orangutans from extinction
  • Be escorted and educated by the TOP's founder and President, Leif Cocks.

Tour Date: 2st - 10th of August, 2016

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Leif Cocks Sumatran Orangutans Tour - AUD$3,350 (12 PLACES ONLY)

On this ten day Orangutan Odysseys tour led by Lef Cocks, President of The Orangutan Project, you will be visiting pristine rainforests, be trekking with elephants into the jungles of Gunung Leuser National Park, in Northern Sumatra and spend time viewing wild and ex-captive orangutans who wander freely in their natural surroundings. You will go back in time, to a place in the jungle where one of the first orangutan research camps was established in 1971 and see where some of first field research of the red ape was done. You will also spend time along the way in a unique orangutan hospital and rescue centre where veterinarians are breaking new ground on medical treatment of the red ape and where orangutans are prepared for reintroduction back into the forests.

If you are interested in adventure and giving back to the world at the same time, then you have got to be part of this expedition.

Participants on this trip will raise a minimum of $1,500.00 AUD in fundraising which will go towards The Orangutan Project’s work for the endangered species.


  • Spend time with and be personally educated by orangutan expert Leif Cocks
  • See the orangutans in their natural rainforest habitat
  • Trek through the magnificent Gunung Leuser National Park
  • Visit the Orangutan Care Centre & Quarantine in Batu Mbelin run by SOCP (closed to the public)
  • Travel into jungles to witness orangutan, siamangs, gibbons, leaf and macaque monkeys
  • See the people of Sumatra and their way of life Help save the orangutans from extinction

Tour Dates: 18th - 26th October, 2016

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RAW Wildlife Encounters - 5 Day Orangutan and Elephant Escapade

A private and exclusive tour that includes a day visit to the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Project (SOCP) you will witness the conservation efforts this team does to protect and rehabilitate these Critically Endangered Orangutans back to the wild.  After a personal insight into the amazing work, you will have the opportunity to dine with Dr. Ian Singleton and hear how he has been involved with orangutan conservation and the front line efforts his organisation must take to protect one of our closest primate cousins.

A truly wonderful highlight that will not be forgotten and will only leave you wanting more!

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