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“the river”(30 reviews)
“top deck”(4 reviews)
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Kalimantan Tour Destinations (KTD) unique cruise boats take you along meandering jungle lined rivers, passing islands with orang utans visible in the trees and the briliant splashes of kites, hornbills and kingfishers overhead. Further upstream...more
Jln. Barito No 11, Palangkaraya 73112, Indonesia
+62 536 3222099
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed December 21, 2014

A beautiful bamboo clad boat, rustic but clean - perfect for a one or maximum two night cruise from Palangkaraya to Tangkiling (or vice versa) if you want to see orangutans in Indonesian Borneo - Kalimantan. First of all, I was very very impressed with...More

10  Thank HarpreetsWanderlust
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Reviewed May 3, 2014

This past April, my wife and I held our latest vacation in the South East Asia area of this beautiful planet. This trip involved several legs of various durations, starting in Bangkok, then Jakarta, a few days in Borneo and then finally Bali. We would...More

12  Thank Sophie and Paul V
wowborneo, Owner at Wow Borneo, responded to this reviewResponded May 18, 2014

Dear Paul, thank you for copying your comments on Trip Advisor to us. We appreciate receiving such thoughtful feedback. We have had a major overhaul of the Spirit of Kalimantan, which turned her into the beautiful boat she is today. She was, however, designed with...More

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All reviews the river top deck four days black water tour boats proboscis monkeys tanjung puting national park palm oil plantations left early village elder only accessible by boat these beautiful creatures memorable experience waters edge natural setting other guests an excellent guide
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Reviewed August 25, 2018

" 3 DAY ORANGUTAN TOUR IN TANJUNG PUTING NATIONAL PARK "This trip was ACTUALLY 1.5 days.. This was sold as "3 day" tour. 1st day: 0.5 day: The 1st day I was instructed to be ready at my hotel for pick up by 8:00am. By...More

2  Thank sambistabeauty
IbuGaye, Owner at Wow Borneo, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2018

Firstly, our apologies that your trip was not as you had expected. As the boats are join-in cruises, we do wait for other guests, provided their flights land in the morning, as was the case with guests on the same boat as you. We then...More

Reviewed August 7, 2018

Disappointing – the promised 4 days/3 nights journey from Palangka Raya into the forest to be immersed in nature, watch birds, spot wildlife, go canoeing at dawn and hiking at sunset was completely mis-sold. In the dry months of July and August the river is...More

2  Thank natgvp
IbuGaye, General Manager at Wow Borneo, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2018

So sorry to hear that your trip has been affected by an early and severe dry season. It is rare for the river to become as inaccessible as it has been over this unpredictable dry season and we are concerned to have read about your...More

Reviewed August 4, 2018

I had high expectations for our 3 nights/4 days on the Sekonyer travelling up the river to Camp Leaky and they were well exceed :-) The river is fairly narrow, so it's a wonderful way to explore: a slight breeze keeps you cool and whenever...More

1  Thank Michael H
IbuGaye, General Manager at Wow Borneo, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2018

Thanks Michael H for your wonderful review. Tanjung Puting National Park is a must see for animal lovers and visitors wanting to see the remarkable biodiversity of Borneo as well as the iconic orangutan in its natural habitat. What better way do it than on...More

Reviewed May 24, 2018 via mobile

On Board the Best Boat The captain and the crew make this to fantastic. We saw lots of orangutans, beautiful bird life and Dayak Village. The food is totally 5-star. Borneo's best. I highly recommend this river trip. Australian safety standards

1  Thank stephtravelwriter
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

We just spent an amazing week getting to know the Dayak culture with Wow!Borneo. The highlights were a visit with a Dayak elder, spotting orangutans, a swim in a fresh water river in the rain forest, and the amazing food onboard the boat but what...More

2  Thank Victoria A
IbuGaye, Owner at Wow Borneo, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2018

Thank you so much for your positive feedback and the glowing report of our guide, Citra. It is warmly appreciated by all of our team here!

Reviewed April 20, 2018

The river ride through red-colored waters took us to a viewing site where we immediately saw macaques. Not five minutes into our trek, we spotted a huge male organgutan, which gave me plenty of time to video as well as watch. Any walk through a...More

4  Thank JuliaHubbel
Reviewed February 15, 2018

AMAZING! this is the feeling when you are on the beautiful Sekonyer Boat by Wow Borneo. In the middle of the jungle, with its humidity, light, sounds, colors, yet you feel comfortable on the boat, pampered by the crew... from food, to attentions ... and...More

1  Thank Asiadvisor001
Reviewed February 13, 2018 via mobile

We chose Wow Borneo because they had the safest looking boats for our small children whilst having competetive prices. We had the boat to ourselves and a lovely crew. The food included some of the best local dishes we've had in Indonesia in 2+ years....More

3  Thank LightPacker29474
IbuGaye, General Manager at Wow Borneo, responded to this reviewResponded February 15, 2018

Thanks for the great review! What a perfect location for a boat adventure and even better outside the busy visitor season in July and August

Reviewed December 27, 2017

Great boat with plenty of room, great staff and trip leader and very interesting way to see orangutans. In addition to seeing these interesting animals, we also had two very interesting village tours and went to the BOSF foundation to learn more about their goal...More

1  Thank MikeHSFO
IbuGaye, General Manager at Wow Borneo, responded to this reviewResponded January 4, 2018

Thank you Mike for your review. We are also expanding our cruises into other areas of Kalimantan to visit the famous Tanjung Puting and Sebangau National Parks to give our guests more opportunities to experience these amazing endangered animals in their natural habitats.

Reviewed December 23, 2017 via mobile

Wow Borneo’s trip on their comfortable boat for three nights and four days gave us a real insight into Borneo, it’s jungle and wildlife. On spotting our first orang-utan we thought we were in luck but then to find 7 in a group was wildly...More

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April 27, 2018|
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Response from Asiadvisor001 | Reviewed this property |
Hello sorry for the late reply we have tried to centralize the program and prices for the 3 different boats secret-retreats website, cruises in Borneo Jungle Departure from Pangkalan Bun for cruise on Sekonyer (3... More
March 10, 2017|
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Response from IbuGaye | Property representative |
Hi Maximos, Thanks for your query! Our 3 day itinerary is on our wowborneo website under the cruises tag on the homepage. This cruise is run from Palangka Raya every Tuesday. Please send an email to our sales team at... More