Wild Encounters from Borneo to Bali Cruise

Take part in the feeding stations as you cruise from Borneo to Bali
Nick Rains
View silvered langur monkeys as you sail
Sail the tranquil waters from Borneo to Bali
Joanna Schuetz
Encounter young monkeys on your cruise from Borneo to Bali
Nick Rains
Watch locals perform the traditional Kalimantan dance
Jan Butchofsky Houser
The National Geographic Orion is sleek and at your service
Mick Fogg
Keep in shape in the exercise room aboard the National Geographic Orion
Sail from Borneo to Bali on this 11-day South Pacific cruise! Stop to interact with the locals and set off the observe monkeys of the region in Tanjung Puting National Park. Rich in wildlife and culture, Wild Encounters from Borneo to Bali will not disappoint.

Day 1

    Arrive Singapore / Embark

    Arrive in Singapore and explore its diverse neighborhoods before you board the National Geographic Orion. Set sail on the South China Sea and get acquainted with the ship, its staff, and its amenities.

    Day 2

      Anambas Archipelago

      Stop along the remote Anambas Archipelago and snorkel in the unspoiled reefs which surround Pulau Bawah and Pulau Lintang. End the day with a beachside barbecue.

      Day 3

        Natuna Archipelago

        Sail for the 272 islands of the Natuna Archipelago. These islands and atolls are graced with white-sand beaches, corals reefs, and volcanic peaks. Depending on the weather, stop to snorkel at either Pulau Senua or Pulau Tiga before attending a festive welcome ceremony in one of the small fishing villages.

        Day 4

          Bako National Park, Sarawak, Malaysia

          Disembark to explore Bako National Park, brimming with thick rain forests, secluded beaches, sea arches, and colorful sea stacks. Enjoy a full day taking a variety of walks and hikes, birding, and tracking rare primates such as the proboscis monkey.

          Days 4-7

            Kuching / At Sea

            Continue to Kuching, the capital of the Malaysian state of Sarawak. Visit the Semenggoh Wildlife Center and discuss the ongoing research on orangutan behavior. Join a specialist and learn about a highly successful program which has reintroduced more than a thousand endangered animals into the wild.

            Following Kuching, spend two days relaxing at sea, tracing the western coast of Kalimantan.

            Days 8-9

              Tanjung Puting National Park, Kalimantan

              Arrive at Tanjung Puting National Park, a secluded trove of rare species and diverse habitats. The park is home to 220 bird species and numerous monkey species, but its most famous residents are endangered orangutans. Board local boats for a full-day in the forest, gliding on narrow channels on the lookout for hornbills, crocodiles, and the unusual proboscis monkey.

              Reach Camp Leakey, a research station established in 1971 by primatologist Dr. Biruté Galdikas. Join Galdikas, a protégé of legendary paleontologist Louis Leakey and the founder of Orangutan Foundation International (OFI), as she discusses her efforts to save the orangutan from extinction. The boats will bring you to the feeding stations throughout the forest, where you can observe these gentle creatures at close range. The following day, visit the OFI’s wildlife rehabilitation center to learn how captive and orphaned orangutans are rescued and rehabilitated.

              Days 10-11

                At Sea / Denpasar, Bali

                Spend a day crossing the Java Sea to Bali. Overnight at sea before arriving in Denpasar. Disembark and transfer to the airport for your connecting flights.
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                * Itinerary operates in reverse.
                Asia, Singapore, Indonesia, Denpasar, Camp Leakey
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