Nusa Tenggara islands tour, Indonesia
This enthralling Nusa Tenggara islands tour explores Flores, Sumba and Komodo National Park. Enjoy fascinating cultural discoveries while visiting remote communities, learning about local lives and traditions. Finish with an unforgettable luxury cruise in search of the fearsome Komodo dragon.
Tailor made, privately guided tour of Nusa Tenggara islands Carefully designed route from Asia specialists Explore Sumba, Flores and Komodo National Park Discover dramatic island landscapes and fascinating cultural traditions Visit the ancestral burial tombs of Anakalang Merapu culture in Kodi Witness an incredible sunrise over the crater lakes of Mount Kelimutu Meet local people in remote, small communities to learn about their lives Overnight cruising aboard a luxury sailboat in search of Komodo dragons
£3092 excluding flights
This privately guided vacation includes an English speaking, local guide; private local transportation, 11 nights’ accommodation with daily breakfast & some additional meals, domestic flights & all admission fees.
Price based on two people sharing.
Price based on two people sharing.
Description of Nusa Tenggara islands tour, Indonesia
This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
1 Reviews of Nusa Tenggara islands tour, Indonesia
5 out of 5 stars
Reviewed on 08 Nov 2022 by Karin Theodore
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?
Snorkelling in the Komodo National park, staying at the Belaraghi homestay and the sunrise at the summit of Kelimutu.
2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?
Learn a few words like greetings and thank you, it’s much appreciated by the locals who are by nature very friendly and welcoming. Be prepared for rain and mossies, even if it’s not yet the rainy season!
3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
Yes, this tour brings a lot directly to the traditional villages.
4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?
Fabulous trip with so much variety and memorable experiences. Excellent organisation, with a great guide and driver. Flores is still not on the map for mass tourism. We did meet a few other small groups or couples, but felt we spent quality time getting to know the local people and their way of life and of course, enjoying the magnificent scenery.
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
Planet• Minimise plastic usage: Plastic pollution is one of the most unnecessary threats facing our environment. At the beginning of 2018 we launched our ‘One Bottle At A Time’ initiative to replace disposable plastic water bottles with refillable canisters across our destinations. We aim to provide refillable water canisters in our vehicles, meaning our travelers are not generating plastic waste through the daily use of water bottles (which on a full day of touring can be numerable). We also send our guests a wooden toothbrush to help avoid using hotels’ disposable plastic brushes, and educate clients about the limited recycling facilities in Asia, and best-practice regarding waste-reduction. Within our UK offices we operate strict recycling policies and make sure everyone in the office uses reusable crockery and cutlery.
• This itinerary journeys to the islands of Komodo and Rinca which are home to the Komodo Dragon. Whilst these unique creatures are a major tourist attraction, they are a ‘vulnerable’ species. Your visit will be guided by a park ranger to ensure that there is no habitat degradation and that if you encounter a ‘dragon’, it is observed at a safe distance so as not to impact adversely on the animal.
People• Remote Minority Groups: We are of the staunch opinion that minorities aren’t tourist attractions, any more than children are. All our vacations that take place in and around minority communities are set up with the locals’ best interests at heart and we work with partners who do everything possible to ensure that the entire community benefits from our visits. This Indonesia itinerary travels to the islands of Sumba and Flores, visiting tribal villages where life has remained unchanged for generations. These experiences are an excellent opportunity for clients to immerse themselves in authentic local life, but we are conscious that this does not have a negative impact on the local people and the income generated from these visits directly benefits the whole community.
• Local partners: One of our core values is to collaborate with local, responsible companies and partners who share our focus, beliefs and passions. We actively choose local guides and drivers throughout Indonesia, and work only with local travel partners. We insist that any travel partners we work with adhere to our responsible travel policies, and ideally put responsible tourism at the heart of everything they do.
• This tailor-made itinerary is based on private travel in Indonesia, not in a large group. By traveling in this way we have minimal disruptive impact on the environment and communities visited and are able to stay in smaller, locally owned properties, where possible, that are not suitable for larger coach tours.
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