The Rahai’i Pangun is a 72ft x 20ft traditional Kalimantan riverboat that has been converted into a beautiful liveaboard for cruising Borneo’s jungle-flanked waterways in the Indonesian province of Central Kalimantan. The design and specifications for the Rahai’i Pangun riverboat were implemented by master boat designers and engineers, using local craftsmen.
The wooden riverboat offers five simple but charming cabins: one Superior Large Double Cabin with a private terrace, an en-suite bathroom and optional air-conditioning; two Double Cabins with en-suite and optional air-conditioning; one Family Cabin with four beds (one double and two bunks) air-conditioning and a shared bathroom, which is just a step away across the corridor; and one Twin Cabin, which is fan-cooled and shares a bathroom. All of these rooms are wood lined with wall-to-wall windows and comfortable beds dressed with colorful eiderdowns and cushions.
The Rahai’i Pangun cruise will take you through forest-lined rivers to parts of Kalimantan where few tourists venture, to experience the lush, triple canopy rainforest, exotic flora, wildlife and culture. Because of its location, this exciting destination is well off the beaten path. The vessel was redesigned to fulfill a vision that helps keep local cultures and wildlife alive by enabling visitors to experience the natural environment and the Dayak communities in an eco-friendly way.
Life On Board
The Upper Deck is spacious and comfortable. From here, you can enjoy dining, relaxing and wildlife spotting with your friends and fellow guests, while marveling at the uninterrupted panoramic views of the passing scenery from the sofas or deck chairs. You can expect delicious fusion-style Indonesian food, using only fresh local ingredients and prepared on board.
The Dayak People
All activities, in the company of expert local guides, offer a balance between birdlife, wildlife and nature, as well as the fascinating culture of the Dayak people, whose 200 tribes who are known for their survival skills and headhunting traditions. In this land of spirits and mysticism, discover how the close but increasingly fragile interrelationship between the rainforest and the Dayak people has defined and shaped their way of life.
Spot orangutans in their natural habitat, learn about the struggle of BOS − the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation − to save this magnificent creature, as well as the human and cultural aspects of the BOS Foundation’s work. Take a guided canoe trip to the pre-release BOS islands to see these long-haired, orange-colored primates, which are found only in Borneo and on the Indonesian island of Sumatra.
They are highly intelligent and are close relatives of humans. After being rescued and rehabilitated as part of the BOS program, the next step for these great apes is their release into forests in the north of the province. With the Rahai’i Pangun, you can look forward to a magical journey in the company of your partner, your family or your friends as well as the new friends you will meet along the way.
Suites & Cabins
This air-conditioned cabin features a shared bathroom that is fully equipped with locally made and natural amenities. The cabins are furnished with colorful eiderdowns and cushions to highlight the exotic culture. The rooms are wood-lined with wall-to-wall windows for guests to take in the scenery.
The double cabins allow guests to enjoy the Orangutan River's amazing view through the wood-lined wall-to-wall windows. The cabins come with a feel of diversity through the comfortable beds dressed with eiderdowns and cushions. The shared bathroom has locally made natural soap and other amenities.
The Superior Cabin is spacious with a private terrace where guests can quietly enjoy the majestic view of the Orangutan and its environs. The room features a private bathroom that comes with all the necessary toiletries, including natural soaps.