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Project Trip 2020

At the moment, planning or organizing trips is not an issue for you or us. We hope the whole situation will have improved at some point, hopefully by the end of the year the latest. That’s why we still take your questions about the trips and are happy to take your booking. We will inform you about further developments regarding the trips here.


21 November until 1 December 2020

A unique tour celebrating 30 years of conservation. Travel with Steppes, in exclusive co-operation with the Orangutan Foundation and the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme to gain insight into their programmes in Borneo and Sumatra, protecting all three species of orangutan.

Explore the abundant wildlife of Indonesia in areas rarely seen by outsiders, in search of the ‘Person of the Forest’ the elusive orangutan. Begin in Borneo and travel into Tanjung Puting National Park, by boat passing through lush tropical rainforest, looking for wild orangutans and proboscis monkeys amongst other wildlife. From here, travel on to the wilds of the Sumatran jungle,  into the world of the Sumatran and recently-discovered Tapanuli orangutan – the world’s rarest great ape.

This is a one-off tour, celebrating 30 years of conservation for the Orangutan Foundation with the  the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme. Travel with Orangutan Foundation founder, Ashley Leiman, OBE  and learn first-hand about her continued efforts to protect the critically endangered Bornean orangutans. The group will also be accompanied by Regina Frey, PanEco Foundation founder, who set up the first orangutan rehabilitation centre for Sumatran orangutans in Bukit Lawang in the Gunung Leuser National Park.  Dr Ian Singleton, Director of  Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme, will also accompany the group throughout and share his experience of two decades in Sumatra and expertise in conservation of the Tapanuli orangutan. It is through their unique insight; this group allows a real behind the scenes view into the magnificent conservation efforts of these two charities towards all three species of orangutan.


£ 8955 (all inclusive, exclusive flights) (=about 11000 CHF, depending on the daily rate)

The cost of this trips includes a £ 2,000 (= CHF 2500, depending on the daily rate) per person contribution to both the Orangutan Foundation and the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme, for them to continue their critical  conservation work.


  • Join experts from the Orangutan Foundation and Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme
  • One off departure commemorating 30 years of conservation by the Orangutan Foundation with the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme
  • Explore the wilds of Borneo and Sumatra, searching for endangered wildlife
  • Take river journeys through dense jungle, spotting proboscis monkeys and monitor lizards

For enquiry about the trip / registration please contact SteppesTravel 

01285 880980

For enquiry about the conservation work of SOCP please contact us

0041 52 354 32 32