This journey offers a unique opportunity to discover regions ignored by conventional tourism, visit conservation centres, engage with rangers/researchers and connect with local communities and guides. After meeting in Denpasar, Bali, we fly to Tanjung Puting National Park in central Kalimantan, on the island of Borneo. Here we stay at Rimba Eco Lodge and enjoy daily cruising on the Sekonyer River, spotting wildlife including orangutans, Proboscis monkeys, macaques along with lowland bird species. We visit orangutan feeding stations and learn about rescue and rehabilitation efforts. Nocturnal walks uncover luminous fireflies, pygmy primates and unique forest dwellers. Traversing the Indonesia archipelago, we travel to Southern 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 wild animals in their natural habitat is a ‘once in a life time experience’. Staying in Satwa Eco Lodge we use safari style vehicles and patrol river boats for a chance to see tapir, Siamang gibbons, deer and endemic birdlife. Visiting the nearby conservation centre and Elephant Response Unit, we bathe elephants and meet their mahouts. We experience a day in the ‘life of a villager’, with visits to local schools, markets, eco-tourism projects, rice and rubber plantations. Travelling east to Flores Island we explore Komodo National Park, home to the largest lizard in the world, the Komodo dragon. We plunge into the Flores Sea to snorkel over coral reefs and take a scenic drive to Mbeliling Forest to visit a Manggarai ethnic village. We return to Denpasar for a final celebration and an insight into Balinese culture.