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Indonesia Nature & Wildlife Sample Itinerary

Designed For: Travel Beyond Clients
Designed By: Travel Beyond
Dates: TBD
Itinerary as of: February 24, 2021
Day 1
Meals: N/A

Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta (Cengkareng) International Airport (CGK) - Jakarta, Indonesia

Welcome to Indonesia! Immediately upon exiting the aircraft in Jakarta, you will be met by an airport representative (carrying a signboard with your name), who will greet you directly at the arrival gate/air bridge.

You will be escorted to the exclusive fast lane immigration counter for expedited immigration and customs procedures. After retrieving your waiting luggage, you will be escorted to the arrivals hall outside the baggage claim area to board the hotel shuttle to FM7 Resort Hotel Jakarta Airport.

Transfer Type: Shared Vehicle

FM7 Resort Hotel Jakarta Airport - Jakarta, Indonesia

Accommodations will be reserved for one night, including breakfast. Enjoy the remainder of your day at leisure.

Room Type: Deluxe Room

Day 2
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

FM7 Resort Hotel Jakarta Airport - Jakarta, Indonesia

This morning after breakfast and checkout, you will board the hotel shuttle back to the Jakarta Airport.

Transfer Type: Shared Vehicle

Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta (Cengkareng) International Airport (CGK) - Jakarta, Indonesia

Upon arrival at the airport, you will check-in to your commercial flight to Pangkalan Bun. Flight included.

Transfer Type: Commercial Flight

Pangkalan Bun (Iskander) Airport (PKN) - Pangkalan Bun, Indonesia

Welcome to Pangkalan Bun! Upon arrival, collect your luggage and make your way to the arrivals hall, where you will be met by your local private guide and transferred to the nearby port of Kumai. Here, you will board a traditional riverboat, called a Klotok.

Transfer Type: Private Vehicle

Orangutan Klotok Cruise - Tanjung Puting National Park, Indonesia

Accommodations will be reserved on board for three nights, including all meals. Please note that alcoholic beverages are not normally available or provided on board the Klotok boats.

Journey for approximately 2hrs along the Sekonyer River into Tanjung Puting National Park. Established as a national park in 1982 and composed of more than 400,000 hectares of mangrove swamp, rain forest and dense jungle, the park is home to primates, leopards, lizards and more than 600 species of birds. Tanjung Puting is notable for both its ecological and biological diversity as well as its orangutan conservation.

This afternoon’s excursion with a local guide will have you searching for orangutans and proboscis monkeys as well as other species of animals and birds that all call the surrounding rain forest their home.

Your accommodation during the trip to Tanjung Puting National Park will be on a klotok, a traditional wooden river boat designed to navigate the waters of Indonesia and named after the noise the engine makes - ‘klok tok tok tok’.

Room Type: Houseboat

Day 3
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Orangutan Klotok Cruise - Tanjung Puting National Park, Indonesia

Wake up early this morning and head up stream to the Sekonyer River and travel along a tributary known locally as ‘Crocodile River’ which, as the name suggests, is home to a number of these aquatic reptiles. Enjoying yet more superb scenery and a fresh lunch prepared by the crew en route, you will arrive at Camp Leakey (Post 3) in approximately 2 to 3 hours.

Established in 1971, Camp Leakey is a renowned orangutan research and rehabilitation center located in the heart of Tanjung Puting National Park. Founded originally as just a research center, over the years the camp has expanded and now also focuses on conservation and rehabilitation as well as continuing to carry out important research about these fascinating primates.

There will be time to look around the center and meet some of the local rangers as well as witness the daily afternoon feeding. Should you desire, there is the option to take a short trek into the jungle surrounding the camp prior to heading back to your boat.

Day 4
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Orangutan Klotok Cruise - Tanjung Puting National Park, Indonesia

After breakfast, boat down to the orangutan feeding station at Pondok Tanggui (Post 2). A journey of a little over an hour, the jungle becomes more dense as you slowly make your way north and there are good opportunities for wildlife spotting from the deck of the boat along the way.

The arrival time at Pondok Tanggui is scheduled to coincide with the morning feeding of the orangutans at 9:00am. Accompanied by your guide and a local park ranger, you will disembark the boat and hike along small tracks deep into the jungle where the feeding area is located. There will be ample time to witness these wonderful apes from close quarters before returning to the dock at approximately 11:00am to continue your expedition.

Head to Pesalat Reforestation Camp. This combined Government and NGO sponsored project focuses on the huge task of rehabilitating parts of the national park that have been destroyed over the years by illegal loggers and forest fires. Should you so desire, you can choose your own tree, plant it and also name it. A delicious lunch will be served on the boat and on the return journey there is often a good chance of spotting proboscis monkeys high in the trees above you.

Day 5
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch

Orangutan Klotok Cruise - Tanjung Puting National Park, Indonesia

After breakfast, return directly to Kumai, where you will disembark and meet your local private driver for your transfer to Pangkalan Bun Airport.

Transfer Type: Private Vehicle

Pangkalan Bun (Iskander) Airport (PKN) - Pangkalan Bun, Indonesia

Upon arrival at the airport, you will check-in to your commercial flight to Semarang. Flight included.

Transfer Type: Commercial Flight

Semarang Jenderal Ahmad Yani International Airport (SRG) - Semarang, Java, Indonesia

Welcome to Semarang! Upon arrival, collect your luggage and make your way to the arrivals hall, where you will be met by your local private guide and transferred to Gedong Songo Temple (approx. transfer time: 1.5hrs).

Discovered by Sir Stanford Raffles in 1804, Gedong Songo is a Hindu temple complex built during the 8th and 9th centuries at a time when the Medang Kingdom controlled Central Java.

As with Dieng Plateau, Gedong Songo was constructed out of volcanic stone and is one of the oldest Hindu structures in Java.

The nine temples are in five clusters, which are spread out over the gentle slopes of Mount Ungaran and connected by a stone pathway. The circuit is a relatively easy hike of approx. 1.2mi, offering panoramic views of the temples and surrounding countryside. There is also an active sulphuric hot spring believed to provide healing benefits to those who bathe here.

Following your visit, you will be transferred to MesaStila.

Transfer Type: Private Vehicle

MesaStila - Central Java, Indonesia

Accommodations will be reserved for two nights, including breakfast. Enjoy the remainder of your day at leisure.

Room Type: One-Bedroom Plantation Villa

Day 6
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch

MesaStila - Central Java, Indonesia

This morning after breakfast, you will be met in the hotel lobby by your local private guide for visits to Borobudur Temple and Candirejo Village, including lunch.

Visit the stunning temple complex at Borobudur, one of Southeast Asia’s most impressive sites and the largest single Buddhist monument in the world (approx. transfer time: 1hr). Receiving UNESCO World Heritage status in 1991, the monument consists of six square terraces topped by three circular ones. Two million stone blocks were required to build the temple and with at least 2,500 relief panels and more than 500 Buddha statues, it is exquisite beyond comparison.

Ample time will be dedicated to exploring this incredible Buddhist structure before heading to Candirejo, a peaceful village surrounded by plantations and lush scenery where you can learn about harvesting and other local activities. Getting to the village is part of the fun as you traverse the attractive countryside by traditional Dokar (horse-drawn buggy). Alternatively, you may choose to ride your own bicycle to and from the village.

This morning’s excursion ends with a lesson in Indonesian Gamelan music and lunch at a local restaurant.

Following lunch, you will be transferred back to the hotel (approx. transfer time: 1.5hrs). Enjoy the remainder of your day at leisure.

Day 7
Meals: Breakfast

MesaStila - Central Java, Indonesia

This morning after breakfast and checkout, you will be met in the hotel lobby by your local private guide and transferred to the Semarang Airport (approx. transfer time: 1.5hrs).

Transfer Type: Private Vehicle

Semarang Jenderal Ahmad Yani International Airport (SRG) - Semarang, Java, Indonesia

Upon arrival at the airport, you will check-in to your commercial flight to Denpasar, Bali. Flight included.

Transfer Type: Commercial Flight

Denpasar (Ngurah Rai) International Airport (DPS) - Denpasar, Indonesia

Welcome to Bali! Upon arrival, collect your luggage and make your way to the arrivals hall, where you will be met by your local private guide and transferred to Belmond Jimbaran Puri.

Transfer Type: Private Vehicle

Belmond Jimbaran Puri - Jimbaran, Bali, Indonesia

Accommodations will be reserved for one night, including breakfast. Enjoy the remainder of your day at leisure.

Room Type: Garden View Cottage Suite

Day 8
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Belmond Jimbaran Puri - Jimbaran, Bali, Indonesia

Early this morning after breakfast and checkout, you will be met in the hotel lobby by your local private guide and transferred to the Denpasar Airport.

Transfer Type: Private Vehicle

Denpasar (Ngurah Rai) International Airport (DPS) - Denpasar, Indonesia

Upon arrival at the airport, you will check-in to your commercial flight to Labuan Bajo. Flight included.

Transfer Type: Commercial Flight

Labuan Bajo (Bandara Komodo) Airport (LBJ) - Labuan Bajo, Indonesia

Welcome to Komodo! Upon arrival, collect your luggage and make your way to the arrivals hall, where you will be met by members of your boat crew for your transfer to a private harbor, followed by a 5min speedboat ride to the MSY Sequoia.

Transfer Type: Private Vehicle

MSY Sequoia - Komodo Voyage - Komodo, Indonesia

Accommodations will be reserved on board for four nights, including all meals.

When you first board Sequoia, you will feel the sense of adventure that awaits you. All 86ft of this ultramodern motor-sailing yacht (MSY) will feel like yours and keep you safe and comfortable during your safari to the richest reefs on earth. Your crew onboard will be made up of 10 professionals including a certified captain, marine engineer, executive chef, dive instructor, and a cruise director.

You will be exploring the Komodo Archipelago, which starts in Bali and ends in Tanimbar. This beautiful area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Man and Biosphere Reserve, and one of the New 7-Wonders of Nature. Enjoy scenic pink beaches and blue waters bursting with sea life. In addition to the Komodo dragons you seek, the area is home to 1,000 species of fish, 260 species of coral reef, 70 species of sponge, ten species of dolphin, five species of sea turtle, and 14 species of whale, as well as dugong, shark and manta ray.

Enjoy your first evening aboard Sequoia!

Room Type: Private Cruise

Day 9
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

MSY Sequoia - Komodo Voyage - Komodo, Indonesia

The sea is yours! You will cruise in luxury as you explore the islands in this spectacular archipelago. Each morning, you will wake up in a new setting in a quiet and secluded bay. The landscape and scenery constantly changes, giving you a chance to feel like a modern day explorer following ancient sea routes from island to island. Your Sea Safari in the most biodiverse marine region on earth will be an experience of a lifetime.

Each day, you will be able to choose from a menu of activities, including snorkeling, diving, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, or even water-skiing within the Coral Triangle of Indonesia. There are spectacular reefs filled with colorful fish and both soft and hard coral. Volcano treks, bird watching, and cultural visits are just a few options waiting on the islands. Of course, a highlight will certainly be your visit to see the iconic Komodo Dragons!

Day 10
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

MSY Sequoia - Komodo Voyage - Komodo, Indonesia

The sea is yours! You will cruise in luxury as you explore the islands in this spectacular archipelago. Each morning, you will wake up in a new setting in a quiet and secluded bay. The landscape and scenery constantly changes, giving you a chance to feel like a modern day explorer following ancient sea routes from island to island. Your Sea Safari in the most biodiverse marine region on earth will be an experience of a lifetime.

Each day, you will be able to choose from a menu of activities, including snorkeling, diving, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, or even water-skiing within the Coral Triangle of Indonesia. There are spectacular reefs filled with colorful fish and both soft and hard coral. Volcano treks, bird watching, and cultural visits are just a few options waiting on the islands. Of course, a highlight will certainly be your visit to see the iconic Komodo Dragons!

Day 11
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

MSY Sequoia - Komodo Voyage - Komodo, Indonesia

The sea is yours! You will cruise in luxury as you explore the islands in this spectacular archipelago. Each morning, you will wake up in a new setting in a quiet and secluded bay. The landscape and scenery constantly changes, giving you a chance to feel like a modern day explorer following ancient sea routes from island to island. Your Sea Safari in the most biodiverse marine region on earth will be an experience of a lifetime.

Each day, you will be able to choose from a menu of activities, including snorkeling, diving, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, or even water-skiing within the Coral Triangle of Indonesia. There are spectacular reefs filled with colorful fish and both soft and hard coral. Volcano treks, bird watching, and cultural visits are just a few options waiting on the islands. Of course, a highlight will certainly be your visit to see the iconic Komodo Dragons!

Day 12
Meals: Breakfast

MSY Sequoia - Komodo Voyage - Komodo, Indonesia

This morning you will enjoy breakfast on your return voyage to Labuan Bajo. Upon arrival at the harbor, you will be transferred to Labuan Bajo Airport.

Transfer Type: Private Vehicle

Labuan Bajo (Bandara Komodo) Airport (LBJ) - Labuan Bajo, Indonesia

Upon arrival at the airport, you will check-in to your commercial flights home. International flights are not included in land costs.

Starting at:
$10,780 per person based on double occupancy
Contact us for more details and pricing for specific dates and party size.

Included:
Accommodations, meals, transfers and excursions as detailed
Services of professional English speaking guides
In-country support while traveling
All applicable local sales taxes

Not Included:
International flights
Additional meals and optional extras
Travel insurance (medical evacuation coverage, at minimum, is required)
Gratuities
Personal expenses (alcohol, spa services, laundry, etc.)