Orangutans are the stars of an eight-day Bali and Borneo trip offered by… (Kensington Tours )
Researchers have been studying orangutans, proboscis monkeys, gibbons and other Indonesian wildlife for more than four decades at Camp Leakey in the Tanjung Puting National Park in Borneo. Now an eight-day trip combines a luxury stay in Bali with wildlife viewing and a visit to the camp.
The trip starts with three nights in Bali at the Pita Maha Resort and Spa in Ubud and then takes off to Yogyakarta on the island of Java for two nights at the Rimba Lodge inside the national park. Highights include the provincial capital at Denpasar, architectural sites in Klungkung, art galleries and markets in Ubud, the "monkey forest" and nutmeg trees of Alas Kedaton, the Mother Temple of Bali at the Mt. Agung volcano and more.
Wildlife viewing at Tanjung Puting might turn up macaques, leopards, sun bears, crocodiles and exotic birds as well as the protected orangutans and monkeys. The itinerary features half a day of trekking and exploring on trails around Camp Leaky before returning to Bali by way of Surabaya.
Date: This is a customized tour offered year-round.
Price: Starting at $3,150 a person, double occupancy. It includes lodge and hotel accommodations for seven nights, a round-trip flight from Bali to Yogyakarta, daily private tours, many meals, airport transfers and more. Prices vary by time of year. International airfare to and from Bali is extra.
Contact: Kensington Tours, (888) 903-2001.