What is an Orangutan-Tour.com

An Orangutan-Tour is a Tour company based on orangutan tour in Tanjung Puting National Park in Central Borneo.

Orangutan-Tour is sustainably built & integrated with the Natural, Wildlife and Social Environmental development.

Natural Environment

  • Our tour is located in a natural area, or a rural area within a short distance to a natural area, and is not significantly impacted by a town site, noises, traffic, or pollution in the first hand.
  • It employs land management strategies and systems that protect the environment from pollutions and degradation.
  • It minimizes the use of toxic or non-biodegradable chemicals.
  • It has organic food available for guests.
  • It annually plants endemic vegetation.
  • It supports bio diversity.
  • It protects native fauna and flora.
  • No chemicals are used in the food production system.

Built Environment

  • It has a system in place to off set carbon within the area of National Park. (planting indigenous plants & plots)
  • Involved in bringing knowledge to local as in terms to give a scholarship for children coming from the area within the park where there is no direct funding of continuing their study in a formal education systems.
  • Employs energy saving tactics and renewable energy where possible.
  • Buildings are built in harmony with the natural surroundings.
  • Buildings consume less than 1/3 of the overall land area.
  • Buildings reflect traditional designs.
  • It uses only local people where possible within the trip you have.
  • Recycles organic and non organic wastes were possible.

Social Environment

  • It trains and employs local people who are paid at fair wages.
  • It informs guests, staff and visitors of the importance and value of a healthy ecosystem and describes how to best enjoy the area without causing negative impacts.
  • It places real value on, and actively supports, the local culture.
  • It employs, or has access to, interpretive nature guides who are either trained in biology or have significant local knowledge of the habitat.
  • It contributes to the local economy and helps demonstrate that eco tourism is a more sustainable long term ways to earn income than destroying or altering habitats for short term gains.
  • It is involved in community social and environmental projects in uplifting their income & knowledge.
  • It encourages sustainable economic community development.
  • The operation strives to harmonize with and highlight the local culture.

What you can do to be an “Eco guest”

Please bring with you:

  • Your love of nature
  • Natural insect repellents
  • Natural shampoos – we have rivers that are sensitive to chemicals
  • If you have any second hand English reading picture books suitable for children we can add them to our library.

Other things… that You also can do in the Tour

  • Consider Off setting your Carbon foot print.
  • Eco friendly meals from our menu.
  • Take a walk with our local guides and in doing so 10% of your fee will go to the Orangutan-Tour Trek fund.