INDONESIA trip Itinerary

Sailing/ cruising around the Indonesian Komodo Islands in a small group, starting and ending in Bali this 10 day trip will include a mixture of land and water based activities that will allow one to discover, explore, learn, challenge, escape, and appreciate the culture and natural beauty of some of the thousands of uninhabited islands in Indonesia.

This trip will run from April- June and September- November in their 'dry season' when tourists are few, and all animals including, whales, dragons and Manta rays are in season. The trip includes activities such as snorkeling/ diving, surfing, climbing, swimming with Manta Rays, seeing Komodo Dragons in the national park, visiting temples in Bali, trekking mountains to watch the sun set and rise, and visiting a local fishing village.

Itinerary

"LIKE NO PLACE I HAVE EVER BEEN"

Day 1- Fly - UK (London)- Bali (Depensar) - 17 hours, 1 stop

Day 2- Relax & Monkey Forest. Time to yourself. Sleep, chill at your hotel by the pool and have some relaxing time to get used to the 7 hour time difference. Explore Bali, chance to visit Monkey Forest if want too. (Included in package). Can do this from 8.30 am- 5.30 pm. Have dinner and relax for evening.

Day 3- Surfing- 1 day leaning to surf in small groups with Bali green surfing school on Seminyak beach. 2.5 hours surfing time. Start 10am, break at 1pm for some Lunch, finish at 3pm. Spend time on beach or afternoon or go back to hotel and relax ready for the sail to start tomorrow.

Day 4- Sailing day & Kalong island - (No morning schedule) 1pm- Fly from Bali to Labuan Bajo, (1hr 20mins). Arrive at 2:10 then start sail to Komodo island at 3pm, stopping off at Kalong (bat) island for the night (arrive at 4pm) which resides in Komodo national park to enjoy the beautiful attraction of bat flying around the island when thousands leave to seek food as the sun sets. Dinner at 5:30pm.

Day 5- Komodo Dragons, Manta Rays & Pink beach. 7.30am - Breakfast. 9.30am- Komodo Dragons in the National park till lunch - 1pm. 2pm- swim/ snorkel with Manta Rays as in prime location for bottom feeding. 4pm- Sail to Pink island to enjoy some boat jumping, snorkeling/ diving and swimming before the sun sets. Dinner at 7pm and relax with music, listening to waves of the sea and look up at the stars for the rest of the evening.

Day 6- Sunrise Trek & Fishing village- 5am start- 15 min trek up Pink beach hill to watch the sun rise at 6am over the unparalleled views of the surrounding islands. Breakfast- 7:30am. The morning will be spent relaxing in the crystal waters and on the beach. 12:30- Lunch while we sail to Mesa fishing village for afternoon and visit the friendly locals and learn about their culture and History till 5/6pm. Back to boat for dinner at 7pm and relax.

Day 7- Kanawa & Padar island. Breakfast- 7.30am while sailing to Kanawa Island to enjoy fish and coral viewing in the clear waters. Snorkel from the jetty and explore the beach till 1pm. Lunch -1:30pm. Sail at 2pm to Padar Island where we will start our 30 min Trek up to the top of the mountain to enjoy a magnificent view as the sun starts to set from 3- 6pm. Dinner- 7:30 and one last night to enjoy on the boat.

Day 8- Back to Bali & Ubud. Breakfast- 7:30 while we sail back to Labuan banjo to fly back to Bali at 11:30pm. Back in Bali for roughly 12:45 and a chance to visit some spiritual rocks in Ubud at 3pm or just relax by the beach or at your Hotel. Dinner at 7:30pm.

.Day 9- Temples- Last full day in Bali spent visiting the many temples- Breakfast- 7:30, picked up by English driver at 8am, lunch break at 12-1pm and finish tour at 3pm. Spend the afternoon doing whatever you wish- swimming, surfing, exploring etc. Ready for early flight the next morning.

Day 10- Flight home- Breakfast at 9am, flight home at 1pm- 17 hours, arrive back in England on the 11th Day with memories and photos to last a lifetime.

"DREAM TRIP"

Included Costs breakdown-

Flights - UK (London)- Bali (Denpasor) = £500 return- 17 hours with 1 stop pp

Transfers- £14 return airport- Hotel per car

Flights - Bali- Labuan bajo = £100 return pp

Boat & staff Hire inc food, drink and equipment; e.g guides, captain, chef etc. Total $4600 all inclusive - For 4 days = £400 pp, for 6 people.

  • Activities- Komodo national park visit and snorkel/ dive- £20.00.
  • Surfing in Bali- £45 pp- 1 day group lesson- 2.5 hours of Surfing.
  • Bali Temples- £45 pp for 6 people in one car; inc English driver, lunch.
  • Monkey Forest- £40 for an adult, £30 or a child.
  • As snorkeling and diving kits as well as the guides/ trainers are already included in the package, these activities wont cost any extra.

Accommodation in Seminyak, Bali - 5 star inc breakfast - £151 per a 3 night stay with Airbnb.

Food/ Drink in Bali- £50pp per day

Total Cost - Depending on time of year, flight times etc, average total= £2000 pp.

'Grading' level = 'Adventure Touring' - No previous experience is required in any area. If there is experienced divers, surfers, trekkers, adventure tourists etc this will only add to your own experience by it allowing you to develop further and use your skills to explore an amazing part of the world. There are some activities that will push more than others e.g diving (optional) and the 30 minute trek up Padar mountains.

What to bring;

Yourself, Swimsuits, Towel, Sun Cream, Hat, your own Torch, Money, Camera, Spare pants, Toothbrush, Trekking boots/ suitable trainers and own equipment if you already have it. As long as you have yourself and the few essentials you will be all set! We will provide the rest!

This experience has both Soft and Hard activities, certain to challenge, learn new skills, develop, relax and amaze you.
Why Indonesia

Natural beauty- considered to be the most important factor when selecting a destination and Indonesia definitely has that with their lakes, beaches, forests, mountains, waterfalls, marine life, craters and valleys. This trip allows you to sail the open ocean, watching the sun rise and set across the different islands, and visit uninhabited islands where you are likely to be the only tourists on at that time. You will be able to experience the untouched nature, amazing views from mountain peaks and visit a destination that is like no other, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Wildlife-The wildlife in Indonesia is extensive, with the famous and government protected Komodo dragons, vast sea life including Manta Rays which you can swim with, and the chance to see Dolphins and whales along the way. It's also home to jungle elephants, orangutans and Tigers, with the chance to also visit the famous Monkey Forest in Bali there is opportunity to see a vast amount of wildlife here.

Komodo Dragon

Culture- With 300 spoken languages, and the biggest Muslim population, there is great culture here. The Republic of Indonesia is the world's fourth most populous nation, and has 203 million people living on nearly one thousand permanently settled islands. Some two-to-three hundred ethnic groups with their own languages and dialects range in population from the Javanese and Sundanese on Java, to people numbering in their thousands on remote islands. There is a chance to learn more about the culture by visiting the friendly locals in the fishing village and also visiting the temple and spiritual rocks in Bali.

The best place for diving / snorkeling- Its part of the ‘coral triangle’, it has marine turtle species and the best corals in komodo national park. Marine Conservation is very important which fits into our Responsible Travel Ethos – The island Raja Ampat not far from Komodo holds 80% of all worlds coral species so it’s vital its protected. There's also Manta Rays and remote islands that are untouched with clear waters and white beaches for a truly magical experience.

Snorkeling in Kanawa

HOW TO- Responsible Tourism

  • Don't litter
  • Don't touch sea creatures/ land animals
  • 'Take only photographs, leave only footprints'
  • Travel lightly
  • Follow the advice and guidelines of your guides.
  • Don't take anything from the islands e.g Pink Sand.

The Islands

Padar Island

Pulau Kalong- Bat island- Located near Flores, this is a small island made uniquely of mangroves, an impenetrable spaghetti forest. Its a great spot to experience a vast array of colours as the sun sets and watch the thousands of bats that fly from the center of the island in the direction of Flores to hunt for the night. This very popular tourist location is an experience from mother nature that you don't want to miss out on.

Komodo National park- A must stop is Komodo Island, home to 2000 of the world’s largest lizard, the komodo dragon. While they may look fairly placid, these beasts can reach speeds of up to 20km/hour, so keep your distance. An official UNESCO World Heritage Site and a Man and the Biosphere Program Reserve, Komodo Island is a remarkable place. Its also here thats famous for Manta Rays and a great spot to swim with them. They are around all year long but June - September gives the best conditions to see them.

Pink Beach- On the opposite side of Komodo Island is Pink Beach: a stunning spot for a swim, a snorkel or some boat jumping in crystal clear water. The beach gets its name from the crushed coral mixed in with the sand, giving it a pink tinge. A short 15 minute walk up the hill gives unparalleled views of the beach and the surrounding islands and will be great spot to watch the sun rise.

Mesa Village- In amongst the Flores Islands is Mesa Village, a small fishing village of about 1500 residents. They have no access to fresh water, but every house is fitted with a satellite bigger than most houses do in Australia. The men venture out each day in longboats to bring in fresh water from the mainland and to catch fish from the sea. Meanwhile, the women and children do a great job of welcoming any visitors to the island like us. Mesa village is recommended due to the uniqueness of it's history and the beauty and will definitely open your eyes to new culture.

Mesa Village

Kanawa Island- This island is a perfect stop for snorkeling, Imagine turquoise water, clown fish as you have watched on “Nemo”, Moorish Idols, Angel fish, Butterfly fish, Trumpet fish, all there just centimeters from you. The reef can be as shallow as half a meter, therefore always pay attention to how you use your fins otherwise you may break the coral. the clear water is perfect for fish and coral viewing. Or if you’d prefer the less active route, the incredible white sand is perfect for sunbathing and refreshing yourself with a beer from the beach bar while you wait for your compatriots.

Padar Island- The view from the peaks of Padar Island is said to be the most beautiful sight in Indonesia and is photographers dream location. Climb 30 mins to the top for a panorama view of the incredible natural beauty of Komodo National Park. Some say 'its the most magnificent view they've seen in their life.' The hike is a challenge but will be worth it to watch the sun go down.

Seminyak- Bali- The most popular of all the Indonesian islands, Bali is paradise on earth. Seminyak feels almost like it's on another island. It's a very dynamic place, home to scores of restaurants and clubs and a wealth of creative, designer shops and galleries. World-class hotels line the beach, and what a beach it is – as wide and sandy as Kuta's but less crowded. You could easily spend your entire holiday in Seminyak. Surfing is a great activity to enjoy here. Your surf instructors love teaching people how to surf and have extensive surf teaching experience. They know the breaks in Bali inside out.

Ubud- Bali- Ubad is spiritual awakenings. The surrounding Ubud District’s rainforest and terraced rice paddies, dotted with Hindu temples and shrines, are among Bali’s most famous landscapes. Ubud is culture, It's also home to good restaurants, cafes and streets of shops, many selling goods from the region's artisans. There will never be enough time to appreciate Ubad, It's one of those places where days can become weeks and weeks become months, as the noticeable expat community demonstrates.

Bali temple

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