Ruhui Rahayu Boat Expedition, Borneo

The sister vessel to the Spirit of Kalimantan, Ruhui Rahayu offers a perfect getaway for couples looking for a romantic escape, or a family wanting to experience the wonders of remote Borneo. Showcasing a “back to nature” feel, this rustic, simply designed 22-metre long boat can accommodate two adults and up to three children. Available only for private charters, with all guests quarters located on one level, its folding bedroom doors open up directly onto the front deck.

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This boat  is perfect as the luxury couple romantic getaway or alternatively provides an economic solution for a family or friends. The Ruhui Rahayu is comfortable for 2 Adults and 3 children.

The Ruhui Rahayu is WOW Borneo’s newest and smallest boat – comprising of one bedroom and a large front-faced seating deck that also doubles as a second sleeping area at night. Like most boats, it makes good use of its space, with benches, tables and lounging areas all doubling up and folding away when necessary. Even the bathroom, although basic, was not bad for Indonesian standards, with a little shower, flushing toilet and sink. It was a good size for four, well-accustomed adults, with plenty of space for napping, reading, eating and drinking the day away as you watch the jungle glide.

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This tour onboard Ruhui Rahayu is a special wildlife experiences. Despite all it has to offer, Kalimantan is a tough place to vacation and be ready to be blowned away. The boat is beautiful, spacious, very comfortable, with nice sleeping accommodation (including comfortable beds).

Get more insight of the indigenous orangutans and the knowledgeable staff will ensure that we have plenty of sightings. The trip will also include several exceptional village visits and the Dayak and other tribes who live in the area. Not to mention the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation, which is both beautiful and also a bit of wake up call to see the enormity of the challenges faced by these magnificent creatures.

Useful Information

  • Cruising Areas: Rungan River, Central Kalimantan (Borneo)
  • Length: 16m
  • Beam: 3.50m
  • Number of Cabins: 1
  • Annual Docking: a few days in September

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