Participants on this trip should be fit and capable of hiking up sometimes steep forest trails that are possibly muddy and uneven (roots and rocks). Depending on the location of the orangutans, hikes through the rain forest can take between one and three hours. We will take our time, and porters will be available for hire to carry your camera gear and/or daypack. The fee for the day is approximately USD $20. We will hike at a comfortable pace to accommodate all participants with their designated porter for assistance.
The accommodations in Sumatra and Borneo are comfortable, but very basic due to the remote locations that we visit. Do not expect western standards when we are in the jungle. The bungalows are constructed from local materials and provide an authentic and truly off-the-beaten-path experience.
For our participants who have an appreciation for wildlife and natural history, possess a sense of humor, flexibility and spirit of adventure, your expedition to the rainforests of Indonesia will be a trip of a lifetime and will be remembered always. Spending time with wild orangutans cannot be compared with anything else. The slight rigors that you may experience from the hike will be long forgotten when you are in close proximity to these amazing, intelligent and human-like great apes.