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Tanjung Puting NP Klotok hire on arrival

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Tanjung Puting NP Klotok hire on arrival


We are looking to end our 10 week trip around Borneo in Kalimantan. We will fly down from Berau to Balikpapan and on to Pangkalan Bun in April.

I have read that you can turn up at Kumai and negotiate a trip directly with the klotok captains. Has anyone done this recently?

Is it possible to book a trip in Kumai and set off on the trip the same day, to avoid an overnight stay in town? If so what time would we need to arrive in Kumai to allow the captain time to organise and purchase provisions?

Our flight would arrive at Pangkalan Bun at 10.30am, if there are no delays. Would this give us enough time to arrange something for the same day?

Thank you

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11. Re: Tanjung Puting NP Klotok hire on arrival

Hi finnishbird

I have booked a klotok in late June, yes high season, for 6.7 Rp through Fardi for 2People, 3D/2N.

He has been very helpful with booking and has been in constant contact via email.

On much research through TA I believe staying on the klotok is much better than the lodge.

Happy planning.



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12. Re: Tanjung Puting NP Klotok hire on arrival

Hi Elise, Thank you for your help and the link to your blog. Much appreciated.

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13. Re: Tanjung Puting NP Klotok hire on arrival

Hello, i have the same questions: is it easy to book when we arrive?

What is a normal but fair Price?

Hoe many persons can join 1 boat? We are with 9 people (4 adults, 5 children).

Thanks in advance for responding

Edited: 13 January 2016, 18:42
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