Borneo Sketching Orangutans

 Kalimatan, Borneo

Sketching Orangutans

20 – 28th May 2019

Discover Central Borneo and witness the amazing rainforest and orangutans. There will be sketching throughout the tour. You will be staying in the renowned Rimba Orangutan Ecolodge in Central Kalimantan which is one of the few remaining places where orangutans can be seen in the wild. Rimba can only be reached by boat from the port of Kumai, and arriving at the Lodge jetty in the middle of the forest is an experience you will not forget.

You will have the opportunity to also see vibrant bird life and the proboscis monkeys as you cruise along the river. There is a easy jungle trek to visit the famous Camp Leaky to witness the orangutans who have been reintroduced back in to the forest. Camp Leakey is a landmark research and rehabilitation centre, where you will be able to observe and sketch the orangutans and learn about the history of the project. Four days will be spent exploring Borneo’s Tanjung Puting National Park.





  • Cruising on a klotok traditional river boat on the Sekonyer River
  • Early morning walk to discover local bird species
  • Visit and explore Camp Leakey, and observe orangutans in the wild
  • Watch proboscis monkeys in the riverside trees
  • Learn about orangutan ecology through talks and videos
  • Visit the Tandjung Harapan feeding station


Rimba Queen 1

Unique oportunities

  • Discovering unique bird species
  • Sketch the organutans in their natural habitat
  • See the proboscis monkeys in the wild
  • Visit a reforestation centre
  • Record your memories through sketches or photographs



  • 4 nights accommodation in Bali at Puri Bambu, all meals
  • 4 nights accommodation at Rimba Ecolodge, Borneo, all meals
  • Transfers to and from airport
  • All course fees, individual tuition
  • Internal domestic fare Bali to Borneo return
  • All excursions
  • Free time to explore or relax

This unique tour is suitable for sketchers (all levels of experience) or photographers
There will be a travel sketching workshop in Bali, prior to leaving for Borneo
Non-sketching partners will join in all excursions

AUD 3879 per person twin share
AUD 486  Single Supplement
AUD 1000 Deposit per person


Gedi Ori:

Leonie Norton:

Itinerary & cost – Borneo May 2019


Proboscis monkey