TANJUNG PUTING ACCOMMODATION NEAR THE PARK
Reservation Manager Mr. Gedi Ori
Sekonyer River, edge of Tanjung Puting National Park
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The Rimba Ecolodge is perched on the edge of the Sekonyer River and is surrounded by forest. The rooms, restaurant, and main lodge are built on elevated platforms. There are no roads: access is only by boat from the Port of Kumai. Chartered speedboats cost 300,000 IDR/$27 USD, one hour) from Kumai Harbor.
There are five categories of rooms: diamond (3), emerald (12), amethyst (6), sapphire (4), and ruby (10); diamond, emerald and amethyst rooms have air conditions and hot water. Room rates include breakfast, tax and service charge. Dinner is available à la carte in the dining room. Rimba Ecolodge accepts cash payment in Indonesia rupiah (IDR) or U.S. dollars.
I highly recommend staying here for a night before your tour starts and having the klotok pick you up at Rimba Ecolodge.
Sekonyer Village (near Rimba Ecolodge)
62 0812 516 4727
350,000-450,000 IDR ($31-40 USD) en suite including breakfast.
Flores only has three rooms, and offers twin or double beds with mosquito net and small verandas overlooking the Sekonyer River. Meals are available for 75,000 IDR ($6.70 USD) per meal.
TANJUNG PUTING ACCOMMODATION NEAR KUMAI AND KUMAI-AREA
Kumai offers simple, but clean accommodation and is a lovely and friendly little port town. Note that as of 2014, Kumai does not have an tourist-style restaurants, but plenty of warungs (street-side restaurants), for inexpensive, tasty Indonesian food.
Yayorin Homestay Ecolodge
Jl Bhayangkara, km 1
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300,000 IDR ($27 USD) including breakfast
Run by Yayorin (Yayasan Orangutan Indonesia), a grass roots conservation NGO, this homestay is close to the airport and partway between Pasir Panjang and Pangkalan Bun. The rooms have woven fiber walls, batik print linens, and private verandas overlooking wooded gardens. Absolutely charming! In the past, they have offered guests their motorbike to go to a nearby restaurant, or offered dinner on the veranda (40,000 IDR/$3.50). Yayorin can also book taxis to the airport, which takes about twenty minutes and cost 50,000 IDR ($4.45 USD).
Jl Gurilaya 98 (street perpendicular to the street that runs parallel to the river)
200,000 IDR ($18 USD) for a room with shower
150,000 IDR ($13) for non-shower (ladle and basin)
All rooms have air conditioning.
Jl Gurilaya 392 (just a few blocks north of the Hotel Mentari)
60,000 IDR ($5.30 USD)
An internet cafe (about 6000 IDR/$0.50 USD hour) is available next to the Hotel Mentari. As of 2014, there is no wifi in Kumai.
TANJUNG PUTING ACCOMMODATION IN PANGKALAN BUN
Jl. Ahmad Yani, KM 2 Pangkalan Bun
Pangkalan Bun 74113
Approximately $53 USD per night
Large, business-style hotel with restaurant.
KARAYA BEACH HOMESTAY
For a very unique, rural homestay in a stunning beach setting, consider a trip to Karaya Beach and a homestay with Ninik Usuk (ninik means grandmother in the Malay language), a local woman from Karaya village. For more information, see the
Other Tours section.