Indonesia Wildlife Experience
- Off The Beaten Path
Day 1 - 4: Labuan Bajo - Rinca Island - Padar Island - Komodo Island
- Arrive at Labuan Bajo. Cruise to Rinca Island then to Kalong Island to see the Komodo dragons and the fruit bats.
- Trek on Padar Island for the panoramic views from the tops of the hills.
- See and learn more about the Komodo dragons on Komodo Island.
- Relax on the pristine beach of Labuan Bajo.
Day 5 - 9: Surabaya - Kalimantan - Kumai - Tanjung Puting - Departure
- Fly to Surabaya and transfer to Kumai for the boat to Tanjung Puting.
- Visit the orphaned orangutans at Tanjung Puting. Tour around the reserve and see how people heal nature at Pasalat reforestation.
- Head back to Kumai for the departure to your next destination.
Experience Indonesia wildlife in 9 days with this tour, packed with fun and incredible activities! From Labuan Bajo, you will visit Rinca island and Kalong Island to meet their well-known inhabitants – the giant Komodos and the fruit bats. Embark on a boat trip to Padar island for a short scenic trek, then to Komodo island and the eye-catching Pink Beach, which is also a favorite diving spot for travelers. Later, you will move to Tanjung Puting to meet another special inhabitant of this National Park – the orangutans. Travel further into the nature reserve to discover the wildlife of Indonesia and relax amidst the untouched landscape, which sometimes overshadowed by its astonishing beaches and marine ecosystem.
On arrival at Komodo Airport Labuan Bajo in the morning, you will meet our representative and be transferred to Labuan Bajo harbor. The trip will start by cruising to Rinca Island for approximately two hours while lunch will be served on board. Upon arrival at Rinca Island, we will observe the Komodo dragons on this island and have an opportunity to see other wild animals such as deer, horses, bird, and wild buffaloes.
In the afternoon, we will continue to travel to Pulau Koaba, also known as Kalong Island (Fruit Bat Island), which is a low-lying circular island measuring 500 metres across and appearing to comprise a core of taller trees surrounded by dense mangrove. At dusk, the sight of thousands of bats leaving their roost and heading for their feeding grounds is a magnificent spectacle.
Early morning, we will do a short trek on Padar Island to see the beautiful panoramic when the sun is rising. Padar island is famous for its magnificent landscape with a clear sky, idyllic beaches, and nearby attractions, which can all be seen from the top of the hills. Back to the boat for breakfast, then continue to cruise to Komodo Island.
Upon arrival in Komodo island, we will walk for 1.5 miles to Banugulung to see the giant Monitor Lizard “Komodo Dragon”, which can grow up to 3m long and weight about 150 kg. The total number of these lizards is estimated at 3500 – 5000 inhabitants on Komodo, Padar and Rinca Islands.
Afterward, we will head to Pink Beach so you can take this opportunity to swim or snorkel on the clean and white sandy beaches of Pantai Merah (Pink Beach), which also considered the top spot for observing underwater life and corals.
Breakfast on board. We will cruise back to Labuan Bajo then you will be transferred to your hotel for a beach stay, the rest of the day will be at your leisure.
Spend the day at your leisure to enjoy the resort facilities or doing some self-exploration of the beautiful surrounding.
Enjoy morning breakfast and day at your leisure, until you are picked up for your transfer to the airport for Surabaya before continuing to your next destination – Kalimantan. Upon arrival at Surabaya, you will check-in at your hotel and have the rest of the day for yourself.
After arriving at Pangkalan Bun, a small town with a neat waterfront market and many gem shops, it will take a short drive to reach Kumai. From there, we will jump on the boat to Tanjung Puting, a national park comprising of a large lowland reserve of more than 300,000 hectares. You will be traveling on the Sekonyer River on the edges of a vast wilderness. The ink-black water surface reflects the nipah palms on its shores, combining with the mysterious surroundings, which will create an otherworldly experience for you.
Before you check-in at Rimba Lodge, you’ll have the first encounter with the orphaned orangutans at Tanjung Puting. Rimba Lodge resembles a wonderful Dayak styled jungle house on wooden stilts, with walkways over the swamp connecting the rooms. Spend the night listening to the sounds of the jungle, which will soon lure you into your sleep.
You’ll spend a day touring this vast reserve with several rehabilitation centers for lost or orphaned orangutans. The reserve consists mainly of freshwater swamp forests and can be explored through a network of trails or by small canoe. It is easy to observe the giant forest dwellers on dedicated paths. You will encounter other wildlife too!
Boating upstream to get to the second station called Pondok Tanggui, which is on the other end of Tanjung Puting. This is a rehabilitation centre for infant orangutans, located just a few kilometers upriver from Rimba Lodge.
Enjoy the trip until the late morning then we will continue the tour to Pasalat reforestation, where you can see how people heal the jungle from the destruction. We will also hike in the jungle to see the heterogenous of the jungle. Afterward, you will return to the boat for a visit to Tanjung Harapan village, where you can see the Malayan and Semi Dayak settlement in the gate of the National park.
Enjoy your time until you return to Kumai and Pankalanbun to catch the flight to your next destination.
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- Boat trips in AC cabins Cabin on twin share basis, includes National Park entrance fees, parking fees, customary donations throughout the course of the program, full-board meals with mineral water throughout the Komodo and Housing boat Kalimantan trips
- Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels
- Domestic flights LBJ – SUB by Batik Air economy class and SUB – LBJ by NAM Air economy class
- Private Vehicles and Drivers
- Private English Speaking Guides (Other languages if available, upon request)
- Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
- Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
- Service Charge & Government Taxes
What’s Not Included?
- Your domestic flights to LBJ and from PKN
- Indonesia entry Visa Fees (contact us for further information)
- Personal Expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
- Any bank fees or charges at your end
- Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
- Personal Travel Insurance
- Tips for guides and drivers
- Other services not mentioned in the program
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