KAYONG, MAPPING AND SURVEY INVITATION

Hello!

My name is  Eko Wahyudi, a freelance traveller. I have been requested by the local government in my area to get involved and to assist them in developing a sustainable tourism. That why i make a Project  KAYONG, KALIMANTAN MAPPING AND SURVEY INVITATION.

What’s  interisting From Kayong

Therefore, I am inviting you to join us in the survey and mapping activities of the tourism areas of Kayong Utara (North Kayong).  Recently created in 2007, North Kayong Regency has 103 islands, 89 of which are uninhabited.

The regency also has a forest nature reserve, the Gunung Palong National Park which is an important habitat block for protected wildlife such as orangutans, woodpeckers, hornbills, etc. There are other 86 nature reserves spread over the tiny islands in the regency.

 These activities are purely non-profit social work for me to help the community through tourism.

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Karimata Island

 

ITINERARi

Day 1 – 0ctober 15, 2018

You are expected to arrive in Supadio Airport, Pontianak, the capital of West Kalimantan Province in the morning. And then you can catch another flight to Rahadi Oesman Airport in Ketapang, the nearest airport to North Kayong. Alternatively, you can take a speedboat ride through Kapuas river to Sukadana. There will be a team to pick you up once you arrived in Ketapang Airport / Sukadana

Another option is to take a direct flight to Ketapang from Semarang,

Central Java. A weekly flight operated by NAM Air departs from Semarang at 9 am and arrives in Ketapang at 10.30 am. Please check to see if there are other flights which suit our schedule. Please see “How to get there” for more details.

All participants will be picked up by car from Ketapang Airport/Teluk Batang. After a couple hour of land journey to Kayong, we can have some rest, and then have dinner together in the evening, followed by free-time activities.

Day 2 – October 16, 2018

We will explore local tourist spots in Kayong and Sukadana, the capital of the regency, meeting with the local government and people.

Day 3 to 7 – October 17 to 21, 2018

On the third to seventh days, we will explore the outer islands of North Kayong, inhabited and uninhabited ones, by living on-board a diesel-fueled boat. We can occasionally camp out in the islands or stay at the local people’s homes. You can start googling some of the islands including Juante, Maya, Karimata, and Pelapis islands form now on.

Day 8 – October 22, 2018

We will head back to the capital of Kayong to take some rest

Day 9  – October 23, 2018

On this day we will tour some local tourist spots, and harvest honey produced by Kelulut (Meliponini) bee, or sometines known as the stingless bee.

Day 10 – October 24, 2018

Orangutan and birdwatching…

We will journey through the forests to see orangutans, birds, and other wildlife in their natural habitat. The 5 km hiking trails will take around 2-3 hours to complete. We can spend the night on the nature reserve either by camping or staying at a local home stay

Day 11 – October 25, 2018

Second day for orangutan and birdwatching…

We will survey the potential for forest and wildlife tourism, and then head back to Kayong.

Day 12 – October 26, 2018

We will spend an evening to have dinner coordinate with the local government/regulators/stakeholders, and discuss the survey results with them.

Day 13 – October 27, 2018

This day marks the end of our trip and your journey back to your countries.

 

 

How to get there…

From Jakarta:

  1. You can fly to Supadio Airport in Pontianak and then take a connecting flight to Rahadi Oesman Airport in Ketapang.

Please make sure you arrived early in Pontianak so you can take a later connecting flight to Ketapang. The flight from Pontianak to Ketapang will take around 45 minutes, with ticket prices ranging from IDR 350,000 – IDR 450,000.

Alternatively, you can take a speedboat from Seng Hie Port to Sukadana. The earliest boat departs at 8.30 am, and the journey along the Kapuas river will take around 5 hours. You can take Sinergi, Indo Kapuas, Ertana speedboat for IDR 230,000/pax.

  1. The second option is to take a direct flight to Ketapang Airport from Semarang, Central Java. A weekly flight operated by NAM Air departs from Semarang at 9 am and arrives in Ketapang at 10.30 am. Please check to see if there are other flights which suit our schedule.

If you need any assistance after arriving in Pontianak, Ketapang, or Sukadana, please contact my number below so that my team can arrange your journey.

This trip includes:

  1. Meals and accommodation
  2. Transportation during the trip (except your flights to and from Ketapang)
  3. All activities during the trip will be covered by the local government and myself.

What we expect from you…

We are hoping that you provide the following:

  1. Pictures and documentation during the activities
  2. An objective review (written feedback and recommendation) of the tourism potentials in North Kayong as a reference for the local government.
  3. Posts on social media about our trip and activities in Kayong.

Hopefully, you will enjoy your trip in Kayong and come back again someday.

 

orang hutan
Pongo pygmaeus

 

 

 

FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions

Who am I ?

I am a freelance traveller,i have visited 46 country ,who loves nature tourism, interacting with local people and foreigners alike, and to work developing tourism in certain areas. I am not proficient in English, so please don’t speak too fast so I can understand you

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This is the first time for me inviting travellers like you, so I would like to apologize in advance for any shortcoming. But I’ll do the best I can to make you feel welcomed and enjoy your journey.

 

Are our air travel expenses covered?

No.

What should I prepare

You just need to prepare yourself, for example bring some personal medication and other personal needs. As you will travel through a malaria endemic area, you will need a mosquito repellent. You can bring a sleeping bag with you, just in case.

Do you provide airport pick-up

Yes, as soon as you arrive in Pontianak / Ketapang and Kayong, our team will contact you and assist you.

Do I have to give tips or is there any additional cost

No.

Where will we stay

Mostly, we will camp out in the islands, live on-board a boat, stay at the local fishermen’s houses, and spend the night in a simple homestay with minimum utilities in nature reserves.

 

What about electricity

There will be no electricity in the islands and forest reserves, so please bring your own powerbanks and other needs.

 

Do and Don’ts

Just like in any other National Parks and Nature Reserves, we are expected to safeguard the ecosystem, the wildlife and their habitat, and to respect the local wisdom and culture.

 

What are the activities that we can do

You will be asked to utilize your skills such as photography, videography, diving, or analyzing and brainstorm for out-of-the-box ideas to develop tourism in the area to attract local and international visitors. We will hold discussion and sharing sessions about sustainable and eco-friendly tourism with the local people.

 

What about food and supplies

We will provide you with local meals during your stay in Kayong, which are mostly seafood or other Indonesian dishes. We don’t provide western food, but you can cook if you like. During our stay in the islands, we will bring supplies such as instant ramen, coffee, and do some fishing, too! So if you have any cooking skill to show off, it’s your time to shine

 

What’s interesting from this survey

You will be taken to sail to small and large islands, which has never been visited by tourists before, seeing marine animals, pristine beaches, clear waters, and virgin forests.

 

If we’re lucky, we will see borneo orangutans, hornbills, and other wild animals in their natural habitat. You will blend and interact with the local people and feel the hospitality of the people of Kayong.  Harvesting Kelulut (Meliponini) honey is also something that you don’t want to miss out.

What documents should we provide you

We need a copy of your passports and IDs (you can send me a scanned copy or a photo). We need them to get permits to access Natural Parks and other nature reserves. We will ensure the confidentiality of your information.

Is this schedule fixed

The schedule and itinerary are as explained above, however our activities may change depending on the weather and other natural conditions.

 

CONTACT DETAILS

EKO WAHYUDI  +62 812 990 74190

Email : blueranseljourney@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

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