Two nights at the Tanjung Puting National Park with Varada Tour was truly amazing. My tour guide, Erwin, tried his best to let us experience what we had expected to see and do during this tour, and this worked. It was a shared tour, and I would say it would be a much better option than a private tour as you will be able to make friends from all over the world who will talk, explore, eat with you for three days. I do recommend this tour for sure.
One of the best times in our life 🏴☠️🦧 Die Tour (3Tage/2 Nächte) war ein großartiges Erlebnis. Wir konnten nicht nur Orang Utans beobachten, sonder sahen vom Boot aus auch viele andere Tiere, insbesondere Nasenaffen. Die Tier- und Pflanzenwelt des Nationalparks auf diese Weise zu erleben war wirklich beeindruckend. Aber nicht nur das, sondern auch die Crew an Bord, unser Guide (Erwin)und nicht zuletzt auch Wati und das Team von Varada Borneo Tour haben diesen Trip zu einem unvergesslichen Moment in unserem Leben gemacht. Vom ersten Moment (Abholung im Hotel) bis zur letzten Minute (Absetzen am Flughafen) haben wir uns rundum behütet (ohne uns dabei zu bevormunden) und absolut wohl gefühlt, als wären wir mit Freunden unterwegs. Auch das Boot an sich hat uns viel Freude bereitet, es war supersauber und im Bett (hinten, oben, mit Moskitonetz) welches täglich frisch bezogen wurde haben wir sehr gut geschlafen. Die Toilette (Western Standard) und Dusche, ebenso supersauber. Die Mahlzeiten, liebevoll zubereitet (Danke Tuti 💚), waren lecker, üppig und auf unseren Geschmack eingestellt.Es fehlte uns an nichts und wir bekamen viel mehr als erwartet! Wie gesagt, es war eines der besten Dinge unseres Lebens - Danke Varada Borneo Tour Team, Bootscrew (Kapitän, Matrose und Köchin) und Guide (Wati und Familie, Ehen, Agus, Tuti und Erwin)❤️
Orangutan nya banyak sekali. Berangkat pagi pulang sore hari sma anak2 dan kelurga. Maksih sudah bawa ke Tanjung Puting.
Tempat nya bagus. Seruuuu😍
Nicklas Rooswell Elmbjerg
I had the most amazing experience with my friend for four days. The nature of Borneo is absolutely breathtaking and so worth seeing. We saw so many wild orangutans - both at the feeding stations but also from the river were we able to spot them. Besides the orangutangs, we saw proboscis monkeys (only found in Borneo), gibbons, wild boar, tarantulas (during our nightwalk), snakes, and many more animals. The boat was new and very clean. I’m usually quite bacteria freaked so was a bit afraid of going, but the boat had all the amenities you’d expect. Clean and new toilet, a proper shower, proper sink, soap and shampoo, and overall clean boat. The boat was recently renovated (I came to know) so everything looked brand new. The crew were very nice too and our guide, Erwin (may be spelling it wrong), was extremely hilarious. Because he’d worked in different jobs around the jungle for 25 years, he could give us access to more things that others usually couldn’t have (such as electricity from one of the camps).During the day, we saw multiple orangutans and came really close to many of them (one even touched my leg when I passed it). We went during Eid Mubarak so there were fewer people, which meant the orangutans would run around right next to us. When it’s fully crowded I don’t think the same would happen. We went to Camp Leaky at one point with more people than at the other camps, and it seemed that the orangutans kept a longer distance because of more people.In the evening, we went out on a nightwalk to see some of Borneo’s creepy crawler. We saw many birds on branches, a mouse deer, multiple tarantulas (very cool), a snake, a civet, and others. If you’re not into reptiles, I’d probably tell the guide to skip this one. Our guide had a friend at one of the lodges who were able to spot tiny birds (such as the Kingfisher) from well over 50 meters. All of us were impressed as neither of us saw anything - and especially not from that distance.At night, the crew would make our beds and cover the beds with mosquito net (there are a LOT of insects in the rain forest, unsurprisingly).The food was very good. I’m Danish but love Indonesian food I so may be a bit biased, but all of it was delicious. We had kwetiaw, pisan goreng, nasi goreng, fish, different chicken dishes and a bunch more. After we got back to the boat from a trip, we were served either a cold Coca-Cola or water. Along with the drink, we were also given a wet, cold towel to cool off (necessary when you’re in the rain forest).On our last day, we were taken back to shore where we were met by Wati and her husband (owners of the company). They showed us around Pangkalabuun (including some old houses made by tribe people) and explained the history of different things. We also saw the river where a lot of locals lived. It’s always fun to see different cultures around the world. Our base is in Bali and it’s very different from this.All in all, we had an awesome trip. Although this is a very long text, I figured a detailed review would be of interest.
Very professional, helpful and kind staff. I traveled right after the strict pandemic restrictions and they helped me alot along the way.The tour is great, beautiful place. The orangutans are an amazing animal.Highly recommend it.
Mr. “ElectroLiam” Hathaway