Orangutan Adventure Tours

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.

"Looking for a holiday that will become the experience of a lifetime? Why not come with me on an orangutan adventure, connect with the most intelligent fellow beings on the planet, meet the people working on the ground to save them, and help become part of the solution!" – Leif Cocks

Orangutan Odysseys Tours

Trans Borneo Challenge - 1-22 November 2018

The Trans Borneo Challenge (TBC) is on again for November 2017! This is your chance to be involved in an event that truly helps to make a difference for the orangutan. The TBC mission is to raise both urgently needed funds and worldwide awareness about the plight of the orangutans and the continued destruction of their rainforest habitat8

The expedition consists of a group of adventurous and passionate people from countries from around the world, travelling across four regions of Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo). The challenge this year will run from East to West, commencing in Balikpapan in East Borneo through to Banjarmasin in South Borneo, onto to Palangkaraya & Pangkalan Bun in Central Borneo and finishing in Ketapang, West Borneo.

A fundraising component of $2,000 is required to join the tour and 100% of these funds go towards The Orangutan Project’s conservation work. TOP President Leif Cocks says: ‘The Trans Borneo Challenge is a perfect display of both the challenge to save orangutans and the spirit of mutual cooperation that is needed to meet that challenge.’

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Yoga For Nature Orangutan Tour - November 2018 - AUD $3,910 

You will be joining this unique and exciting tour to Borneo & Bali with 2 special guests hosts Leif Cocks (The Orangutan Project) and Phil Dickenson (Yoga For Nature). Our destination for this trip is the jungles of Central Kalimantan (Borneo), to see the orangutan in its natural environment. This special fundraising tour will take you to the Tanjung Puting National Park, which is found in central Kalimantan. Tanjung Puting National Park is a unique place in itself and is home to rare and interesting species including the proboscis monkey and the false gavial, a strange looking crocodile. But it is the orangutan that most people come here to visit. It's sheer beauty and passive demeanour endears one of our closest relatives to our hearts. We will see both reintroduced and wild orangutans as well as a host of other wildlife. We may come across Tom the dominant male at the famous Camp Leakey. Along the way Phil will guide you through your daily yoga practice in the jungle.

After visiting this wonderful animals natural environment, we will head to to Bali and to the beautiful mountain area of Ubud to start your 6 day Yoga retreat. 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 $1,000.00 AUD in fundraising which will go towards The Orangutan Project’s work for the endangered species.

Highlights:

  • Visit Tanjung Puting 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 acces to your hosts Leif Cocks and Phil Dickenson
  • Prcyive you yoga aboard your boat in the jungle surrounds
  • Travel up jungle rivers to witness proboscis, ebony and grey macaque monkeys
  • Help save the orangutans from extinction
  • Join a 6 day yoga retreat in Bali

Tour Date: 11-20 November 2018

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Jodie Ellen's Kalimantan Orangutans - November 2018- AUD $2,650 

Our destination for this trip is the jungles of Central Kalimantan (Borneo) to see the orangutan in its natural environment. We may come across Tom, the dominant male at the famous Camp Leakey feeding station. We will see both reintroduced and wild orangutans as well as a host of other rain forest animals. The Tanjung Puting National Park is home to rare and interesting species including the proboscis monkey and the false gavial, a strange looking crocodile. But, it is the orangutan that most people come here to visit. It's sheer beauty and passive demeanor endears one of our closest relatives to our hearts. After visiting this wonderful animal's natural environment, we will spend a day touring around the area of Pangkalan Bun where Jodie lived for several years. She will take you to some of her favorite places and show you why it’s a one of her favourite oplaces to visit. Through this expedition we will be raising funds to support the orangutans survival and each participant will be adopting an orangutan as well as replanting trees to ensure the future of their habitat. 

Jodie talks about her tour. "Having lived near Pangkalanbun and Tanjung Puting National Park, I am really excited to have a opportunity to show off one of my favourite parts of the planet. TPNP is a rare gem, a gorgeous forest ecosystem and home to so many beautiful and endangered species. I have worked with orangutans since 2006 and been enamoured with them for much longer than that. I invite you to join me on this fabulous tour and see if I can help you fall in love with orangutans as much as I do.

Jodie Ellen

Growing up I was one of those kids that knew exactly what I wanted to do and that was work with Great Apes. After I finished my Zoology degree in NSW, I moved to Queensland in 2003 to work at Australia Zoo and also began fundraising for The Orangutan Project. In 2006 I was fortunate enough to move to Kalimantan Borneo in conjunction with The Orangutan Project and AusAid to work as the Animal Care Coordinator at an orangutan rehabilitation centre which housed over 350 orangutans. My job involved everything from husbandry, nutrition, quarantine and enrichment but  I really found a calling in working to rehabilitate some of the orangutan orphans that were considered more difficult and helping them learn the skills to return to the wild. For the last 7 years I have been back in Australia working at the Adelaide Zoo as the primary orangutan keeper. During that time I spent almost 5 years at the SA State Representative for The Orangutan Project. After seeing how they work on the front line of conservation, I knew this was an organisation I was proud to stay involved with.Participants on this trip will raise a minimum of $500.00 AUD in fundraising which will go towards The Orangutan Project’s work for the endangered species.

Highlights:

  • Domestic return airfares (Bali - Borneo - Bali)
  • Special Guest host Jodie Ellen (Adelaide Zoo)
  • Accommodation in Bali & Pangkalan Bun (twin share - single supplement available)
  • Accommodation on board our boat (klotok)
  • Meals as noted in the itinerary (B,L,D)
  • National park fees
  • Airport transfers
  • Captain and assistants
  • Experienced local english speaking guides
  • Ranger and local guide fees, boat mooring fees
  • Donation included for one deluxe orangutan adoption
  • Orangutan Odysseys t-shirt & water bottle

 

Tour Date: 4-11 November 2018

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For information on the full range of tours to Borneo and Sumatra available through Orangutan Odysseys visit:

Orangutan Odysseys

 

The Great Projects - Volunteer With Orangutans

The Great Projects

With 6 orangutan volunteer opportunities, The Great Projects offer you the chance to work behind the scenes at a variety of different orangutan sanctuaries in Borneo and work directly with the staff to aid the rehabilitation and release of our closest relative. All of the projects, which run throughout the year, have been designed to assist in all parts or the rehabilitation and release process, and your work as a volunteer is essential in the overall goal of increasing numbers throughout Borneo. Including opportunities to go in search of orangutans in the wild, their projects really do offer a fantastic all round experience for anyone who has dreamed of spending time working with orangutans and helping to secure them a better future.

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