Traveling to Pangkalan Bun and Kumai, Tanjung Puting, Kalimantan (Borneo), Indonesia
If you are arriving from outside Indonesia, check fares to neighboring countries such as Singapore (SIN), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (KUL), and Bangkok, Thailand (BKK). If you are flying directly to Indonesia, try Jakarta (CGK), Surabaya (SUB), and Denpasar, Bali (DPS).
The best way to check regional flight options and who flies when/where is www.skyscanner.com; Skyscanner shows what airlines fly to your destination, then connects you to the online booking site. There are no direct flights from Bali’s Denpasar airport (DPS), but you can easily (and inexpensively) fly to Surabaya (SUB). Pangaklan Bun (PKN) is in Central Kalimantan in Indonesian Borneo and it is the closest airport to Kumai, gateway to Tanjung Puting National Park.
Kal Star and Trigana both fly from Surabaya (SUB) and Jakarta (CGK) to Pangkalan Bun (PKN). Kal Star is a regional airline focused on Kalimantan, so you will not see their flights listed in other parts of Indonesia.
Thirty day Visas on Arrival (VOAs) are available at the Denpasar (DPS), Jakarta (CGK), and Surabaya (SUB) airport. Note that Denpasar (DPS), Jakarta (CGK), and Surabaya (SUB) airports have separate domestic airports, so be sure to allow extra time for customs and VOA.
When travelling to Pangkalan Bun, please make sure you allow enough time between flights in Surabaya and Jakarta, as there are sometimes flight delays due to inclement weather. Flights to and from Kalimantan typically leave and arrive on the same day, even if there are weather delays.
It is best to arrive the day before the tour, just in case of weather delays.