Indonesia highlights vacation
£4089 excluding flights
This privately guided vacation includes an English speaking, local guide; private local transportation, 16 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 Indonesia highlights vacation
This tailormade vacation can depart at a time to suit you and be adapted to suit your interests, budget and requirements
1 Reviews of Indonesia highlights vacation
4 out of 5 stars
Reviewed on 25 Sep 2023 by Nicola Lorimer
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?
Seeing Orangutans in the Tanjung Puting National Park, whilst staying/cruising around on a Klotok was the best experience. The orangutangs are fascinating and fun to watch!
Staying on Sebayur Island in Komodo National Park was amazing - great chance to see Komodo Dragons then snorkel, kayak, swim etc in beautiful surroundings.
Having the chance to cycle through the local area and take a train were really interesting ways to travel.
2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?
Be prepared for internal flights to change at short notice and itineraries change. Be adaptable! Leave enough time to make sure there's some downtime as there's a lot of travel and early starts involved.
3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
The vacation supported conservation as we visited the national parks which are helping to protect the animals and environment. There's clearly a lot of people employed in tourism which can have a beneficial affect locally.
4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?
It was a great trip, incorporating a good blend of different activities, scenery, culture and relaxation. The hotels/accommodation were of a high standard and
all the guides and people we met were really helpful. It was a great way to see the varied aspects of Indonesia.
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.
PlanetTanjung Puting National Park: We visit this famous national park on a traditional house boat over two nights and three days on the Sekonyer River. This allows you to experience the beautiful orangutan’s and proboscis monkeys, to name a few locals, in their natural habitat with minimal disturbance.
Minimise plastic usage: We launched our One Bottle At A Time initiative to replace disposable plastic water bottles with refillable canisters across our destinations. 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.
In order to truly contribute towards a healthier planet, we believe in putting our efforts into traveling responsibly and donating towards conservation projects. This is why we’ve put together the Selective Earth Programme, which offers all our clients the opportunity to contribute towards conservation projects in Asia. We have teamed up with the World Land Trust (WLT) – an international conservation charity who actively conserve Asia’s rainforest whilst supporting local communities. We work closely with the trust to identify which projects are a priority for funding, to ensure our donations keep on making a difference. We are currently contributing towards the conservation of the Khe Nuoc Trong forest, in Vietnam, as well as planting fruit trees in the surrounding communities.
PeopleWe 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 itinerary takes you to one of the few settlements on the Sekonyer River to experience village life here. 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: 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.
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