Explore the wilds of Borneo, Sumatra and Flores, searching for endangered wildlife. Led by Dr Claire Oelrichs, scientific advisor to Save Indonesia's Endangered Species, we explore majestic rainforests and learn about one of the most bio-diverse places on earth. This journey offers the opportunity to discover regions ignored by conventional tourism, visit conservation centres, meet rangers, researchers and locals who protect endangered wildlife habitats. Beginning with Tanjung Puting National Park in Kalimantan (Borneo), we stay at Rimba Orangutan Eco Lodge and enjoy daily cruising along the Sekonyer River. Here we are guaranteed to see orangutans, Proboscis monkeys, macaques, langurs and gibbons along with lowland bird species. We visit orangutan feeding stations and learn about the rescue and rehabilitation efforts. We travel to Sumatra and explore the jungles of Way Kambas National Park, still home to tigers, rhinos and elephants. Whilst sightings are rare, the thrill of tracking these animals in their natural habitat is a 'once in a life time experience’. Staying in Satwa Elephant Eco Lodge we use safari style vehicles for wildlife viewing with a chance of seeing tapir, Sun bears, Siamang gibbons, deer and endemic birdlife. Visiting the nearby conservation centre, we bath Sumatran elephants and meet the mahouts and staff members. We travel east to Flores Island, our base to visit Komodo National Park which protects the largest lizard in the world, Komodo dragons. We enjoy crystal clear snorkelling over coral reef and colourful fish around Rinca Island. A scenic drive to Mbeliling Forest and a walk into a Manggarai ethnic village completes our tour before we return to Denpasar.
- Explore diverse ecosystems of Tanjung Puting, Way Kambas & Komodo national parks
- Stay in unique eco-lodge accommodation supporting local communities
- View orangutans, gibbons & other primates on river cruises & in conservation centres
- Track animals in their natural habitat
- Bathe Sumatran elephants & photograph prehistoric Komodo dragons
- Snorkel the crystal clear waters & coral reefs of Flores
- Explore the Flores Hinterland & visit Manggari ethnic villages
- Learn about conservation projects, meet researchers & support locals who protect endangered wildlife habitats
16 - 28 April 2018 (12 nights)
Twin share/person (ex/ends Denpasar)
Advanced Early Bird: A$6,350 until 25/08/2017
Early Bird: A$6,550 until 15/12/2017
Single Supplement: A$690
Note: For guests who request a single room the single supplement will be charged. For single people who prefer to share, we will try to find a suitable room-mate, but if this is not possible the single supplement surcharge will apply.
Minimum Group Size: 6 guests
3 star hotel & comfortable eco-lodges with private western facilities
Wildlife, Botanical, Culture
Easy to Moderate: 2 - 10km per walking day (humidity, swamp crossings, agility required for entry into small river boats). Age is not necessarily as important as your fitness and recent walking experience, and anyone of reasonable fitness should be able to join this tour. We reserve the right to be flexible with the itinerary to allow for unforeseen circumstances including weather conditions and group fitness.
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This tour is closed for online bookings.
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