Orangutan Tours

Orangutan Tours - photo by Anup ShahThe future of the orangutan rests ultimately with the people of Indonesia and Malaysia. The Foundation encourages the development of environmentally friendly employment and income generating opportunities, to lessen the demands local people make on the forest. Foremost amongst these, is the generation of ecotourism opportunities using responsible partners like Steppes Discovery.

As a joint venture between the Orangutan Foundation and Steppes Discovery, the Foundation offers trips to Tanjung Puting National Park in Borneo, to see orangutans in their natural habitat. These trips offer real insight and privileged access to the work of the Foundation, as well as helping to stimulate non-timber related industries in the locality of the Park.

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Before you travel visit www.RIGHT-tourism.org to make sure your trip doesn’t support animal suffering.


Steppes Travel Tours

These unique and popular tours go beyond the conventional and immerse participants in the daily lives of wild and ex-captive orangutans. Run in conjunction with Steppes Travel, each tour is lead by an orangutan expert from the Orangutan Foundation and offers real insight and privileged access to the work of the Foundation.

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Orangutan Photographic Trip to Borneo

Orangutan Foundation teamed up with Ian Wood to run a photographic tour in Tanjung Puting National Park. The tour is suitable for anyone with a camera and a love of nature.

Glide down gorgeous rivers and visit orangutan feeding sites and the famous Camp Leakey research centre...see monkeys and birds in their natural habitat and capture on film the memories that can last forever”.

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Orangutan Foundation Volunteer Programme


The Orangutan Foundation is the foremost orangutan conservation organisation. We are saving the endangered orangutan by protecting its tropical forest habitat, working with local communities and promoting research and education.

Now in its 15th year, our volunteer programme is like no other - not only will you experience essential hands-on conservation work but you will also see the endangered orangutan in its natural habitat.

Date: 7th September - 11th October (based on arrival and departure dates)

Location: Tanjung Puting National Park, Central Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo

Project: A community based project to help renovate and restore the education centre in Tanjung Harapan. The National Park is the largest and most diverse protected example of peat swamp forest, and is home to over 4,000 orangutans. This project will be based in the heart of the park, providing volunteers with a unique opportunity to take part in conservation work while surrounded by a vast array of wildlife, including the endangered proboscis monkey and over 220 species of bird.

Includes a three day boat tour toTanjung Puting National Park (guaranteed sightings of wild orangutans), and a trip to Camp Leakey.

No particular skills required - just hard work and enthusiasm!

Cost: £975 - includes all construction materials, meals, accommodation and local transport from the 7th to departure on the 11th. Places are limited.

Note: There is no hands-on contact with orangutans.

For more information please contact the Orangutan Foundation
on 020 7724 2912 or email us at the office


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Getting To Tanjung Puting National Park Yourself

Buy the essential travel companion for the Tanjung Puting National Park.
We are currently updating our guide for independent travellers visiting Tanjung Puting National Park.

You can also buy the essential travel companion for the Tanjung Puting National Park visitor at our online shop for £7.50.


Orangutan Conservation

Find out how Orangutan Foundation is working towards a future for orangutans, forests and people.

Orangutan Tours

Adopt an Orangutan

Support the return of orangutans back on their slow journey back to the wild by adopting an orphan orangutan.

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Online Shop

Buy from a range of books, artwork, cards, toys and t-shirts to help support the Orangutan Foundation.

Olivia the Orangutan Cuddly Toy

Leaving a Legacy

Leaving a legacy is the greatest gift you can give us as it provides a secure resource for our crucial work.

Leaving a lasting legacy