Orangutan and Dayak Village River Cruise

The RP is 22 x 6 meter traditional Kalimantan river boat known as a “bis air”, which we converted into the beautiful boat for orangutan cruising she is today. Our design and specifications were implemented by teams of Indonesian master boat designers and engineers, using local craftsmen.

This cruise journeys to parts of Kalimantan where few tourists venture to experience the mighty rivers, lush rainforest, exotic flora and wildlife. The RP is a traditional wooden Kalimantan river boat known as a Rangkan.

Designed by a French marine architect, with building works overseen by a British boat builder, it took two years to convert the boat into a beautiful overnight vessel with 5 double cabins, 3 shared bathrooms and 2 open air upper decks for dining and relaxing.

Itinerary Orangutan and Dayak Village River Cruise (4 Days 3 Nights)


  • Meet at Palangka Raya your hotel or at the airport for transfer to your boat in Palangka Raya harbour to start your journey. Cruise past the stilted and floating houses of the provincial capital and continue upstream along the forest lined river, passing villages. We stop at the village of Petuk Katimpun and walk along boardwalks to visit the small library foundation. The boat continues upstream to a beautiful black water lake system, where we take canoes at sunset. Later we find a quiet location for overnight. [L/D]


  • The boat moves up the Rungan River as you enjoy breakfast. On arrival to Palas Island, a pre-release island operated by the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOS), take a motorized canoe to observe the orangutans and later continue to the BOS Education Centre where orangutans are awaiting release in socialization cages. Learn about the BOS history and rehabilitation programs.
  • Return to the boat and enjoy a leisurely lunch on board while cruising to Sei Gohong village. The boat will continue upstream passing Kaja and Bangamat islands, Orangutan pre-release islands. Here we transfer to small canoes to have closer observation of the orangutans before heading for a refreshing swim in the black water lake, if river water level is sufficient.
  • Return to the boat for dinner and overnight in a quiet location. [B/L/D]


  • Early morning short transfer to Tangkiling Hill by car, to visit Dayak cultural spirit houses and make the climb to the top of the hill. After breakfast, we depart for Kanarakan, passing the orangutan islands. In Kanarakan we are met by the village elder with Dayak Ngaju welcoming ceremony then stroll around with him to see the village home gardens, rubber field & rubber tapping demonstration, and other village livelihoods. Visit to the elder’s house and enjoy the traditional spices coffee while sharing stories.
  • Return to boat for lunch and cruise downstream.
  • Have dinner and later overnight in a quiet location on the river. [B/L/D]


  • After breakfast, the boat cruises to the village of Tanjung Sanggalang on the Kahayan River. Transfer to cars for the short trip to Bukit Rawi and Sigi, where we see the ancient Dayak painted sandungs and watch a traditional dance. Board the boat for your final cruise to Rambang Harbour in Palangka Raya.
  • Check out at 2pm and transfer to your hotel or the airport.
  • Tour ends. [B/L]


  • Schedule Departure 4D3N Program start Tuesday 9 am to Friday 2 pm
  • Include in the price: Airport and other transfers as indicated, cabin accommodation, English speaking guide, meals and drinks during the cruise, off-boat tours and service tax.
  • Excludes : Airfare, airport tax, porter, optional off boat tour, alcoholic and soda drinks on board

Cabin :

The RP has 5 cabins : 1 Superior Large Double Cabin with private terrace, ensuite and optional air conditioning, 2 Double Cabins with ensuite and optional air conditioning, 1 Family Cabin with 4 beds (1 double and 2 bunks) air conditioning and share bathroom a step away across the corridor) and 1 Twin Cabin which is fan cooled and shares a bathroom. The upper deck is large and comfortable, where our famous meals are served and where you can enjoy the passing scenery from the sofas or deck chairs.




Superior large

1.220 USD

1,120 USD

DBL Ensuite

1,040 USD

870 USD

Family Cabin  1 DBL

941 USD

850 USD

Family Cabin  2 Sing Bunk Bed

715 USD

645 USD

Twin Cabin

700 USD

For more information, please email us to info@songlineyachts.com or visit Contact Us page.

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