Thursday, September 10, 2009

Tundai home stay experience


3 days 2 nights

Live with a family in a traditional isolated fishing village

Only accessible by boat, Tundai is about 2 hours south of Palangkaraya by klotok or traditional canoe and covers an area of 4,250 hectares. The stilt village is built on swampy land, which is inundated by black water in the rain season, when you walk on board walks and bridges. No roads access this village, and power is from solar cells.

This quiet and beautiful place opens its door to visitors for short stays. You will be hosted by the home owners, who will bring you to and from the village by canoe from the nearest port (Bukit Pinang), give you simple sleeping accommodation and all your food (max 2 guests per house).

Your program includes meeting villagers and accompanying them in their daily activities and joining them in games and music. Also, by canoe, you will visit nearby forests for animal spotting, including proboscis monkeys, macques, and birds all year round.

In the wet season only, October-May, it is possible to see wild orangutans on a special canoe trip – this trip is extra cost Rp 150,000, payable directly to your host. You will go one person per canoe only.

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