Indonesia Discovery 18
- 18 Days
- Cultural, Wildlife
Arrival in Jakarta, check in to the hotel close to the airport. Our flight tomorrow departs early in the morning
Our guide will take you to the local flights departure terminal, then you fly Jakarta to Pangkalan Bun (Central Borneo) by Trigana Air at 09.50 – 11.00. Upon arrival at Pangkalan Bun Airport, you will be picked up by our local staff and take you to Kumai to board on the boat. The boat is a traditional Klotok wooden river boat with a roof which forms the upper deck where you can view the rain forest as it glides by. The guide's team includes the boatman, a cook and expert guide. Lunch is served on the way to Tanjung Harapan, an ex-rehabilitation center for orphaned orangutans, 2 hours away from Kumai. We will have a pleasant walk to the feeding site of Tanjung Harapan. 1st chance to meet the orangutans in their habitat. The feeding time at this site is at 15.00 afternoon. Walk back to the boat jetty and sail upriver. Dinner and overnight on the boat.
After breakfast, travel up river for about 2 hours boating and then up a side creek to Camp Leakey where the older orangutans are reintroduced into the rain forest. En route stop at Pondok Tanguy, the rehabilitation center for the new ex-captive orangutans. At Camp Leakey you will have opportunity to trek into the rain forest with your expert guide and the forestry rangers to appreciate the flora as well as perhaps sighting wild orangutans, gibbons, macaques, and birds. Lunch provided on boat. Afternoon visit the feeding station to see rehabilitate orangutans are given additional foods. Overnight on kolotok wooden boat
At the appropriate time, transfer to the airport of Pangkalan Bun, then fly to Semarang. Arrival in Semarang Meet our guide and direct transfer to your hotel in Yogyakarta
Yogyakarta City Tour visiting Sultan Royal Palace, ‘Ngasem’ Bird Market, Water Castle (Taman Sari), processing of batik at Batik Home Industry, and processing of silverware at Kotagede. Then in the afternoon, proceed to visit Borobudur temple, one of the largest Buddhist monument of the world. back to hotel and overnight.
In the morning, pay a visit to the famous Prambanan temple, Prambanan is the most beautiful Hindus monument in our country. And then fly to Makassar in the noon time. Upon arrival at Makassar Airport, meeting service and then transfer to hotel in Makassar for overnight.
Morning transfer to Toraja by Fully Air-conditioned private Minibus or Car to take a drive-trip to Toraja Land with appproximately 8 hours trip taking across the Bugis Vilage with their typical houses on poles along the magnificent mountain passes. Lunch will be served at Bukit Indah Restaurant in Pare-Pare, a small port situated 155 kms north of Makassar. Late afternoon arrive in Toraja directly check-in at hotel for accommodation.
After breakfast at hotel, we will conduct a visit to the royal family tombs at Suaya, the cliff side stone grave with wooden effigies ''tau - tau " on the balcony at Lemo, the baby's graves in the huge tree at Kambira. This way of tombs making is the only one in the archipelago, the Torajan do not bury their corps on earth, but on the stone hole, cave or alike. Before the died body placed in such place, it has to be put in the Tongkonan (the clan house) as they believe that, the died person would not leaving them as long as the body is still at home. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant with ricefield side view. After lunch, the next interesting place to visit are Londa, the natural cave grave, and Kete Kesu, traditional wooden carving village and hanging grave.
Visiting Palawa, a village with the beautiful scenery of the Toraja family houses ' Tongkonan', and a number of buffalo's horns decorated to the front of their houses, Sa' dan To'Barana, the traditional cotton weaving village, Batutumonga, the highland area And the beautiful landscape of 1355 meters high, which has temperature 17o C in the daytime and lunch will be served in here, Lo' ko mata, the graves on the rocky slope, Which mean, the hole of the grave seems like an eye. And then trekking from Pana to Tikala, more fascinating spot that can be seen along the way.
After breakfast we drive back Makassar with stop en route for lunch and refreshment. Arrive Makassar Airport in the afternoon for your flight to Bali. Arrival in Bali direct transfer to your hotel close to airport
Transfer to airport for flight to Maumere. Upon arrival meeting service and followed with a transfer to Moni. Visit the villages of Wolowaru, then Lio hill-tribes of Jopu and Ranggase; offers fine “Ikat” weaving.
Early morning, drive up to the three-colored lake of Kelimutu, one of Indonesia's most mysterious and dramatic sights. The three lakes, set in deep craters at a height of 1'600 meters. Down road to Moni for breakfast, then continue to Ende for its traditional market. Lunch at a local. restaurant, then to Nuabosi, offers wonderful views of the town and Ende Bay. Lunch en route. Proceed to Bajawa with en route stop at Wogo village, which has a collection of rather neglected megaliths. Overnight at a small but clean and comfortable hotel.
Bajawa is located in the heart of Ngadha ethnic civilization, which is known for the megalithic cultures. There are traditional villages furnished with stone monuments, ancestor worship shrines and Adat Houses. The hamlets are beautifully settled in the volcanic mountainous area. The most beautiful ones are Bena and Gurusina. Visit those villages and in the afternoon drive to Ruteng. It is another beautiful driving day; you will pass the villages and rain forest. stops will be made at Aimere village see "arak" distillation and fresh palm juice tapping and at "Ranamese" the rainforest lake
Ruteng is a small town at the backbone of Flores and neighbor to the Nature Conservation Park - the home of Ngkiong - the endemic Flores singing bird. Visit the Park early in the morning to attend the nature’s concert of singing birds (if no rain and strong wind). There is also a newly popped up volcano in the park. En route to Labuan Bajo stop at Cara village in Cancar area to see the unexposed world wonder - the Lingko - the spider web shaped rice fields. It is probably the only such a rice field ever exists on earth. Arrival in Labuan Bajo, direct transfer to harbor to catch your boat to Kalong Island. In the late afternoon you will enjoy spectacular view when thousand of bats flying out from the island in searching for food. Adventurous, healthy and fresh dinner will be prepared for you before you sleep on boat
After breakfast, in Rinca Island, a safari like island with savannah dominated landscape and home for hundreds or may be thousands of deer, wild horses, water buffaloes, monkeys and of course the top predator - the Komodo Dragon. To explore the island you need to follow the trail about three to five km. set sail to Loh Liang Station on Komodo Island, where we will do an hour trekking to Banunggulung, former feeding ground to see Komodo in wild. During our way to Banunggulung you will see other wildlife such as wild pigs, deer and various colorful birds. Then take a journey to famous 'Pink Beach' that offers a beautiful marine life of corals and colorful fish. After spending some time here for snorkeling, we return to Labuan Bajo for overnight
En route to the airport take a short sightseeing and visit Morning market of Labuhan Bajo, then fly to Bali. Arrival in Bali transfer to Sanur area for overnight.
Today Free at Leisure. No Car and Guide provided
Transfer to airport for your flight back home.
- Tailor Made Program
- Flexible Departure Date
- Private Trip