Kalimantan - Bali - Flores - Komodo
Destination - Kalimantan - Bali - Nusa Tenggara
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$2948 from 01/01/2013 until 07/12/2015


INDONESIA ADVENTURE

KALIMANTAN – BALI – FLORES – KOMODO

17 days – 16 nights

 

Start:     Jakarta (West Jawa)

End:      Bali

 

Day 01: JAKARTA

Upon arrival at Soekarno–Hatta International Airport in Jakarta, our guide will welcome you then transfer to your hotel. Jawa is the 13th largest island in the world and the 5th largest island in Indonesia. The area of Jawa is approximately 139,000 km2, with a population of around 136 million, it is the world's most populous island, and one of the most densely populated regions in the world. It is home to approximately 60% of Indonesia's population. It is Indonesia’s heartland, its political and economic centre. Jakarta is the capital and largest city of Indonesia. Located on the northwest coast of Jawa, it has an area of 661 km2 and population of 9,580,000.

Meals included: -

 

Day 02: JAKARTA – PANGKALAN BUN – TANJUNG PUTING NATIONAL PARK

Transfer to the airport for the flight to Pangalan Bun. Upon arrival at the airport in Pangkalan Bun, our guide will welcome you and then transfer to Kumai harbour to get the klotok – traditional river boat – to reach Tanjung Puting National Park. The park is located in the Central Kalimantan province; Kalimantan refers to Indonesian part of Borneo – third largest island in the world. The island of Borneo is divided among three countries: Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia. Approximately 73% of the island is Indonesian territory (Kalimantan). Central Kalimantan is the biggest province of the island, it occupies an area of approximately 153,800 km2, most of it is jungle, swamps, rivers and agriculture land. The Tanjung Puting National Park was primarily established by the Dutch colonial government for the protection of the orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus) and Proboscis monkey (Nasalis larvatus) in the 1930’s. It was designated as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1977 and a national park in 1982. Tanjung Puting National Park is important refuge for Borneo wildlife, it is probably best known for the work done there on researching and rehabilitating orangutans at a centre which became a central visitor attraction. In the afternoon you may observe Proboscis monkeys along the river banks. Proboscis monkeys are the endemic and can be seen only in Borneo.

Meals included: breakfast

 

Day 03: TANJUNG PUTING NATIONAL PARK

In the morning proceed to Camp Leakey research centre. It was established in 1971 by Dr. Biruté Mary Galdikas and Rod Brindamour with the purpose of studying of the behaviour and ecology of wild orangutans as well as the conservation of orangutan populations and their rain forest habitat. Dr. Galdikas received her original moral support from Dr. Louis Leakey for whom she named her base camp (Camp Leakey). You will start here a short trekking which will allow you to gain information of the heterogonous forest wildlife and observe some wild animals. Afterwards observe orangutans at the feeding session. Orangutans that stay near the station are offered bananas and milk to avoid starvation while at the same time encouraged to seek in the forest for food.

Meals included: breakfast and lunch

 

Day 04: TANJUNG PUTING NATIONAL PARK

In the morning proceed to Pondok Tangguy, the rehabilitation centre where you can see many babies and juveniles at feeding area. Afterwards continue trip to Pesalat reforestation camp. In the afternoon visit Tanjung Harapan centre and observe orangutans at the feeding time.

Meals included: breakfast and lunch

 

Day 05: TANJUNG PUTING NATIONAL PARK – PANGKALAN BUN – BANJARMASIN

In the morning you will back to Pangkalan Bun then transfer to the airport for the flight to Banjarmasin. Banjarmasin is the capital of South Kalimantan province. The province has a population of approximately 3.6 million, the majority of people are Banjarese. The main natural resources in South Kalimantan are forest and coal; other minor resources are oil, gold and gem stones. Banjarmasin is located near the junction of the Barito and Martapura rivers and is famous for its colourful floating markets and bustling canals. If time permit you will drive to Martapura diamond mining site and see diamond market.

Meals included: breakfast

 

Day 06: BANJARMASIN – BROMO AREA

Early in the morning you will visit floating market, where buyers and sellers meet each other using boats. Afterwards transfer to the airport for the flight to Surabaya. Upon arrival at Juanada Airport in Surabaya, our guide will welcome you then transfer to Bromo area.

Meals included: breakfast

 

Day 07: BROMO AREA – BALI

You will wake up early in the morning and continue the trip spectacular Tengger region, you will try to catch the sunrise over Bromo volcano. The 16-kilometere-wide Tengger caldera is located at the northern end of a volcanic massif extending from Semeru volcano. An overlapping cluster of post-caldera cones was constructed on the floor of the Sandsea caldera within the past several thousand years. The youngest of these is Bromo, one of Java's most active and most frequently visited volcanoes. Bromo is a centrally located cone, with a 700-meter-diameter crater. After discovering this one of the world’s most remarkable sights you will continue the trip to Surabaya for the flight to Bali. Upon arrival at Ngurah Rai Airport, Bali, our guide will welcome you then transfer to the hotel.

Meals included: breakfast

 

Day 08: BALI – MAUMERE

You will have free time until transfer to the airport for the flight to Maumere. Upon arrival in Maumere, (north cost of Flores Island), our guide will welcome you and transfer to the hotel. Flores is a long (360 km), narrow (12 to 70 km wide) island with impressive landscape, including high mountains, spectacular volcanoes, stunning mountain lakes and spider web rice fields. There are approximately 1.8 million people living on Flores, of which 85% are Roman Catholic. On the way to the hotel you will stop at Wuring village, populated mostly by Muslim Bugis fishermen, you can see their traditional houses built on stilts.

Meals included: breakfast

 

Day 09: MAUMERE – MONI

In the morning depart to Moni village, starting point to explore Kelimutu National Park. On the way to Moni you will visit Ledalero Museum to see a collection of fine ikat cloths from Flores, stone age tools, fossil bones from an extinct elephant-like mammoth that once inhabited Flores, Chinese ceramics and local pottery. You will visit Sikka village famous for the traditional ikat-weaving and the old church, dating from the end of 19 century. You will stop at lovely Paga Beach for short relax and Wolowaru traditional village.

Meals included: breakfast

 

Day 10: MONI – BAJAWA

The natural attraction of Kelimutu National Park is Kelimutu volcano containing three crater lakes. The lakes, at an altitude of 1,640 metres are separated only by low ridges and, unusually, are of different colours. The colours of the three lakes are constantly changing, because of the varying mineral content of their waters (turquoise, black and dark brown recently). The best time for viewing this spectacular sight is early morning. After morning Kelimutu tour you will back to the hotel for breakfast and short relax and then continue your trip to Bajawa, the capital of Ngada district. On the way stop at Ende, the largest town on Flores set amidst several volcanoes, Pengga Jawa Beach to see local people collecting blue volcanic stones and Wogo traditional village where you can see sets of ngadhu (ancestral male-identified sacrificial post) and bhaga (female-identified shrines).

Meals included: breakfast

 

Day 11: BAJAWA – RUTENG

You will visit Bena village, known for its traditional houses with sharply pitched, towering thatch roofs and groups of megalithic stones. Afterwards continue to Ruteng that lies at the base of a tall mountain range, and at the head of an intricate network of valleys. On the way stop at Aimere to see making palm wine process, view the beauty of Ranamese Lake and visit Ruteng Pu’u traditional village.

Meals included: breakfast

 

Day 12: RUTENG – LABUAN BAJO

Depart to Labuan Bajo – a tiny fishing town located at the west part of Flores Island. On the way you will stop at Cancar village to admire intricate rice fields arranged like slices of a pie around a central point or spider nets. You will also explore Cunca Wulang Canyon with cascades and a series of smaller waterfalls; on the trek you will pass village, rice fields, and farms producing coffee, candle nut and cacao.

Meals included: breakfast

 

Day 13: LABUAN BAJO – RINCA ISLAND

In the morning you will visit Batu Cermin – limestone cave and extraordinary rock formation. Afterwards transfer to the harbour. You will get aboard and sail to Komodo National Park. Komodo National Park was established in 1980 to conserve firstly Varanus komodoensis and its habitat; over the years expanded to protect Park’s entire biodiversity, both terrestrial and marine. To show biological significance the Park was declared a World Heritage Site and a Man and Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1991. Komodo National Park includes three major islands: Komodo, Rinca and Padar, as well as numerous smaller islands creating a total area of 1,817km2 (marine and land). These volcanic islands are inhabited by a population of around 5,700 giant lizards, whose appearance and aggressive behaviour have led to them being called Komodo dragons. Upon arrival at Loh Buaya, the entry point on Rinca Island you will start trekking to see Komodo dragons at their natural habitat. During the trekking tour you may spot also long-tailed macaques and wild water buffaloes. In Komodo National Park area you can see spectacular beaches and crystal clear blue waters. If time permits you will stop for swimming and snorkelling.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

 

Day 14: RINCA ISLAND – BIDADARI ISLAND

Early morning sail toward Komodo Island – the largest island in Komodo National Park. Upon arrival at Loh Liang you will start the trekking tour and will have another chance to see the world's largest living lizards. You may spot also wild animals such as wild buffalos, wild pigs or birds like yellow-crested cockatoo. After trekking you will visit friendly Komodo village and observe daily community life. After discovering the land and its life you will sail to the Pink Beach for swimming and snorkelling. Islands in Komodo National Park are mostly dry and harsh, but below the surface of the water the view is the exact opposite. Marine life of all shapes and sizes enjoys the rich waters surrounding the islands. The Park is one of the richest marine environments in Indonesia and therefore one of the best snorkelling sites. In the afternoon you will sail toward Bidadari, a small isle close to Labuan Bajo.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

 

Day 15: BIDADARI ISLAND – LABUAN BAJO – BALI

You will have free time for swimming, snorkelling or just relaxing until transfer to the airport for the flight to Bali. Upon arrival at Ngurah Rai Airport, Bali, our guide will welcome you then transfer to the hotel.

Meals included: breakfast

 

Day 16: BALI

You will visit a place renowned for its woodcarvings. Carving was a traditional art of the Brahmana caste, and the skills are said to have been a gifts of the gods. Traditionally, carving was limited to temple decorations, dance masks and musical instruments, but on the 1930s carvers began to produce intricate woodcarvings and masks for commercial use. After that you will visit Pura Tirta Empul. This one of Bali’s most significant temples is the site of holy springs that are believed to have magical powers and the Balinese coming here to bathe for healing and spiritual purpose. Winding roads further up mountainous region will lead you to spectacular area of Batur. Mount Batur itself is a small volcano, but its setting is in the heart of huge crater. Adjacent to the volcano is the large crescent-shaped Lake Batur, all surrounded by high walls of the crater rim. You will visit Museum Gunungapi Batur and discover secrets of Batur volcano. Continue the trip to Pura Besakih, Bali’s most important temple. Bali’s Mother Temple is located on the slopes of Mount Agung, the highest Balinese volcano and most revered mountain. The Pura Besakih is extensive complex of different temples, with the largest and most important being Pura Penataran Agung. Stop at Jambul Hill popular for its magnificent views, and then continue your tour to Semarapura town, once the centre of Bali’s most important kingdom and now the capital of Klungkung Regency. The remains of the old royal palace, razed by Duch troops during an attack in 1908, are within the grounds of Taman Gili. You will see here the Kerta Gosa, the Hall of Justice, which was used as a traditional court. This open-sided pavilion is decorated with exquisite examples of Kamasan paintings and Klungkung architecture. You will see also Bale Kambang, the Floating Pavilion, surrounded by a moat, similarly decorated and was used by the royal family as place to rest and be entertained.

Meals included: breakfast

 

Day 17: BALI

You will have free time until transfer to the airport for the flight to the next destination.

Meals included: breakfast


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