ORANGUTAN WILDLIFE, JAVANESE CULTURE, FLORES KOMODO , AND TORAJA HIGHLAND CULTURE

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18 DAYS INDONESIA DISCOVERY ( PRIVATE TRIP - TAILOR MADE )


DAY 01: ARRIVAL JAKARTA.

Arrival in Jakarta, check in to the hotel at the airport building. Our flight tomorow departs early in the morning


DAY 02: JAKARTA - PANGKALAN BUN – TANJUNG PUTING.

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.


DAY 03: ORANGUTAN EXPLORATION (CAMP LEAKEY).

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 the boat.


DAY 04: : ORANGUTAN - PANGKALAN BUN – SEMARANG – YOGYAKARTA.

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.


DAY 05: JOGJAKARTA TOUR.

Yogya 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.


DAY 06 : JOGJAKARTA – MAKASSAR.

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.


DAY 07: MAKASSAR - TORAJA.
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.


DAY 08: TORAJA TOUR.

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.


DAY 09: TORAJA TOUR.

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.


DAY 10: TORAJA – MAKASSAR AIRPORT – BALI.

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


DAY 11: BALI - MAUMERE – MONI.

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.


DAY 12: MONI - KELIMUTU – BAJAWA.

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.


DAY 13 : BAJAWA – RUTENG - LABUAN BAJO.

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 Wogo and Bena. Visit those villages and then drive to Ruteng for lunch. It is another beautiful driving day; you will pass the villages and rain forest. Afternoon proceed to Labuan Bajo. 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.


DAY 14: LABUAN BAJO – KOMODO - LABUHAN BAJO.

After breakfast, at the appropriate time, pick up by our guide, then transfer to the harbor, then board your boat and sail to Komodo National Park. On the way if time permit stop over at Bidadari island for snorkeling at crystal clear water and white sandy beach and for lunch. Then proceed to Rinca Island, about 2.5 hours sail by our wooden boat. Komodo national park comprises of 60,300 hectare land and 121,400 surrounding water. There are 5 main islands in Komodo park, namely Komodo Island, Rinca Island, Padar Island, Gili Motang, and Nusa Kode. There are still many other minor islands in between these islands. Among these islands, only Komodo and Rinca are occupied. Being the highest point in this park is Satalibo mountain (735 m above sea level). Komodo is the famous animals in this park, but beside this animal, the park is also the home for the wild buffalo, deer, wild horse, wild boar, snakes, birds, and many others. Upon arrival Rinca island, we will have a short walk to the jungle to observe the Komodo dragons and the other wildlife in their natural habitat. After the walk at Rinca, we sail to Kambing Island, a small empty island close to Rinca Island. It has nice beach and underwater life for snorkeling. Early afternoon, we set sail, back to Labuan Bajo


DAY 15: LABUHAN BAJO - BALI

En route to the airport take a short sightseeing and visit Morning market of Labuhan Bajo, then fly to Depansar.

DAY 16: BALI FREE DAY

Optional tour in Bali, Check here


DAY 17: BALI FREE DAY

DAY 18: BALI - NEXT DESTINATION


The trip arrangement is based on a PRIVATE TRIP.
This term of private trip refers to the trip won’t be shared with other tour goers out of you party, let it be for solo traveller or group travellers.
The trip is available over the year (based on our booking availability) with a flexible program.


Please notes that propose program are able to be modified to suit your kind interest and convenient. Please do feel free to advise us if you have another idea or thought so we are so please to combine with our years experiences in operating those trips.