The ultimate guide to flying to Pangkalan Bun, home of the orangutan.
The best place in Indonesia to see orangutans in their natural habitat is undoubtedly Tanjung Puting National Park, in Central Kalimantan. In recent times it has grown in popularity with foreign tourists, and airlines have responded with increased flight options and frequencies to the nearest city/airport: Pangkalan Bun.
To whet your appetite, here is a recent video story about visiting Tanjung Puting NP from BBC World News’ travel show, Fast Track. It describes how tourism gives local people work, which helps to protect the area from illegal logging and mining activities.
There are now daily flights, with Trigana Air.
Surabaya (SUB) to Pangkalan Bun (PKN)
Pangkalan Bun (PKN) to Surabaya (SUB)
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