Wild Indonesia

- A Secret Retreats journey -
15 Days/14 Nights
from 4,000 USD /person

 

ITINERARY BOOK
 


This journey has been personally designed by Gaye and Lorna to combine different wild life experiences in Indonesia from Borneo to Papua and can easily be extended with Komodo or Sumatra.

All our itineraries have generally been constructed on the basis of the rooms that have the most charm or best view, and not necessarily the first prices, nor the most expensive suites.
We can of course adjust according to your request.

Highlights of the Journey:

  • a cruise to meet orangutans in the jungle of Boneo
  • the reefs of Manado and Bunaken National Park
  • the underwater life of Raja Ampat

Indonesia is an archipelago country, home to a stunning variety of plants and animals, many of which are endemic and can only be found within its borders. It is one of the world's most biologically diverse countries, with vast rainforests, coral reefs, and volcanic islands that support a wide range of flora and fauna. From the lush jungles of Sumatra to the pristine waters of Raja Ampat or the Komodo Islands, Indonesia offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience the natural wonders of Southeast Asia. Exploring Wild Indonesia can mean trekking through dense forests to spot endangered orangutans or seeking out rare bird species in remote mountain ranges. It can also involve diving into the crystal-clear waters of Manado or Raja Ampat, where you'll find some of the most biodiverse marine environments in the world - a truly awe-inspiring itinerary nd once in a life-time experience for every nature lover, whether you are an avid birdwatcher, a passionate hiker, or a marine enthusiast.
Starting from Jakarta or Surabaya, this itinerary offer you to explore Borneo, Manado and Raja Ampat, and can easily be extended with adventures in Papua, a cruise around Komodo or the jungles on North Sumatra.


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Your Journey Day by Day

15 Days/14 Nights from 4,000 USD /person

based on 2 people sharing the same room

 

 
Day 1 : Arrival in Pangkalan Bun – Kumai- National Park (-/-/D)
A car will pick you up at the airport of Pangkalan Bun upon arrival, drive you to the town of Kumai (45mn-1hr), to board a boat that will take you to the border of Tanjung Punting National Park. Arriving at the Lodge jetty, you will already feel the jungle all around. The jetty connects to all rooms, the reception area, office and restaurant by a series of covered boardwalks. After check-in in the river front room (Diamond), dinner will be served, offering local and Indonesia specialties.
HOTEL: Rimba Eco-Lodge (Diamond Room)
Day 2 : Rimba – Sungai Buluh Kecil (B/L/D)
Morning tour in the wild and large River Sungai Buluh. Start of the day around 7.30am. After riding a “getek”(small boat) and a canoe, you will reach a position to observe many different species of birds in the area and possibly to wild orangutans jumping from tree to tree. We may trek also to a station where the Park rangers give food for the orangutans. A guide naturalist will be standing by you all time to show you and teach you how to observe. Back to the lodge for lunch, you will walk again in the afternoon to Tanjung Harapan feeding station to see more Orangutan and continue with a walk to the Harapan Village, before returning to Rimba for a good shower and dinner.
HOTEL: Rimba Eco-Lodge (Diamond Room)
Day 3 : Tanjung Puting Cruise (B/L/D)
After breakfast, you will check out from the lodge and the Klotok (traditional wooden boat from Borneo, with a roof forming the upper deck to seat and view the rain forest as it glides by) Sekonyer will wait for you at the Jetty, to start a deeper exploration of the jungle. The boat crew includes the boatman, a cook and English speaking guide. Your first stop is the rehabilitation center for orangutan at Tanjung Harapan. After your lunch, you can witness the orangutan feeding time at 15.00. Later in the quiet afternoon, as the klotok slowly moves upstream, you can observe from the deck the monkeys along the riverside, or crocodiles sometimes. The captain will then choose a spot to moor for the night, dinner will be served after sunset and overnight on the boat.
HOTEL: Sekonyer Cruise
Day 4 : Tanjung Puntin Cruise – Camp Leakey (B/L/D)
After breakfast, we continue the journey up river for about 2 hours and then up a side creek to Camp Leakey where the older orangutans are reintroduced into the rain forest. En route, we stop at Pondok Tanguy, the rehabilitation center for the new ex-captive orangutans, see feeding time at 09.00am, a wonderful opportunity to see these amazing primates up close. Then proceed to Camp Leakey, which was established in 1971 by Professor Birute Galdikas, a student of Professor Louis Leakey (together with Jane Goodall and Diane Fossey). As you walk through the rainforest you often see orangutans and at Camp Leakey you sometimes see gibbons as well as many butterflies and birds. After lunch on the boat you will have opportunity to take small trek before see feeding time at 14.00 pm for old rehabilitation orangutan given additional foods. After dinner on bard, you might also take a night safari to see tarsiers, glowing mushrooms, fireflies and perhaps owls. Overnight on the boat
HOTEL: Sekonyer Cruise
Day 5 : Back to Pangkalan Bun – transit - Manado Airport – Gangga Island (B/-/D)
After breakfast, free morning program then the boat will slowly go back to Kumai, where if you are lucky you may spot some Irrawaddy Dolphins, after disembarking (depending on your flight time), we drive you back to Pangkalan Bun airport. Upon arrival at Manado airport, our team will pick you up and drive you to the jetty for a short boat ride to Gangga Island. Our team will welcome you and show you the property, then you can settle in your bungalow and relax for the rest of the day on the beach or by the pool. Dinner served at the restaurant of the resort.
HOTEL: Gangga Island Resort & Spa (Superior Minahasa Bungalow)
Day 6-9 : Gangga Island (B/L/D)
4 days at leisure. You can decide each day to just relax and read a book, go for diving, snorkeling, enjoy treatment at the spa, swim on the beach or in the pool, or explore the Island... all activities are for you to decide. Diving packages are available (extra charge) and shall be pre-booked in advance. Possibility also to dive in Bunaken or Lembeh. All extra diving rates include scuba tanks, weight belts, guide, beach towel, water & fruits, hot tea. NITROX Free of Charge for Nitrox Certified Divers. PADI courses are also available during the stay. All meals are included and served at the resort. One massage (1hr) will be offered when you like during the stay.
HOTEL: Gangga Island Resort & Spa (Superior Minahasa Bungalow)
Day 10 : Back to Manado Airport – flight to Sorong – Papua Paradise (B/-/D)
Breakfast served at the hotel, transfer back to Manado airport to catch a flight (not included in the quote), to Sorong, where a driver will come and pick you up and transfer you to the pier to board the resort speed boat departing at 2pm from Sorong to Papua Paradise (about 2hrs cruise). Check in at the resort for the next 5 nights. Dinner served at the resort.
HOTEL: Papua Paradise Resort (Superior Overwater Bungalow)
Day 11-14 : Papua Paradise (B/L/D)
Enjoy time on the island. You can add dives during your stay, you can add more nights to extend. All meals are included. Papua Paradise Resort is built in traditional style on stilts over the water, right on the pristine shoreline of the uninhabited island of Birie – rich with exotic bird life, lush jungle foliage, and a spectacular array of fauna, while the reefs in the surrounding area offer world class diving. No set program during the stay, the team on site will help you organize activities.
HOTEL: Papua Paradise Resort (Superior Overwater Bungalow)
Day 15 : Papua Paradise – Sorong Airport (B/-/-)
Early breakfast, check-out and your boat will depart at 7am from the Resort to Sorong. You should book a flight out of Sorong Airport from 10:30am onward. Drop off at the airport.
Possible continuation to The Baliem Valley, Bali, Komodo for a cruise...

Your Accommodation on this Asia Travel Itinerary


Wild Indonesia

15 Days/14 Nights
from 4,000 USD /person

based on 2 people sharing the same room

 



The total price includes:
Accommodation on a bed & breakfast basis
Some meals as indicated in the program
All transfers from/to airport and between destination and during excursions (private car and speed boat)
Entrance fees to all sites mentioned in the program
One massage at Gangga Island
All excursions and activities mentioned
Local English-speaking guide (other languages possible when required) for all tours mentioned in the program.

The total price does not include:
VISA – Most country do not need visa for Indonesia, but we recommend you to check when you issue air tickets. Please make sure your passport is valid for 6 months beyond your departure date.
Domestic flights
Other meals that are not included in the program.
Dives can be pre-booked for divers (not included in the price)
Drinks, personal expenses, tips and gratuities.
Options and other activities not included in the program.


This Secret Journey was designed in cooperation with Rabina Tours (license 06/D.2/BPU/90)

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