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Wildlife of Indonesia: Orangutans and Dragons
Jakarta, Tanjung Puting National Park, Bali, Flores and Komodo National Park
Best for: Highlights, Spectacular scenery, Wildlife
From endangered orangutans in the wild jungles of Indonesian Borneo to the mighty Komodo Dragon endemic to the volcanic islands of Komodo National Park, this eight-night itinerary takes you across Indonesia in search of its rare and exotic wildlife.
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A great option for wildlife enthusiasts or those curious to meet with some of Indonesia’s most extraordinary wildlife species, this nine-day itinerary takes you from the Bornean jungles of Kalimantan to the rugged volcanic isles of Komodo National Park. The stars of the show may be the endangered orangutan and the fearsome Komodo Dragon, but there will also be opportunities to spot crocodiles, manta rays, proboscis monkeys, gibbons and an array of rare birdlife.
After one night in Jakarta, wildlife encounters begin in Borneo’s Tanjung Puting National Park as you cruise along the Sekonyer River through the jungle aboard a traditional klotok riverboat, stopping at a series of orangutan camps over a three-day expedition. You then fly east to Komodo National Park to explore its flourishing coral reefs, turquoise seas and island terrain in search of the Komodo Dragon, not forgetting some time to unwind and relax on the golden beaches of Bali.
Day 1 - 2 : Jakarta, Java
Stay at Bandara International Hotel for 1 night
Upon arrival in Indonesia’s bustling capital city, you will be met by one of our representatives and transferred to your hotel conveniently located close to the airport. The rest of the day and evening are at your leisure to relax and unwind at the hotel before you are transferred back to Jakarta’s international airport in time for your flight to Central Kalimantan on the island of Borneo the following morning.
Day 2 : Flight from Jakarta to Pangkalan Bun
Days 2 - 4 : Tanjung Puting National Park, Kalimantan
Stay at Super Deluxe Klotok for 2 nights
Upon arrival in Kalimantan’s Pangkalan Bun Airport, you will be driven a short distance to the port of Kumai to board your private klotok, a traditional riverboat that will be your accommodation for the next two nights as you explore the jungles of Tanjung Puting National Park. Over the next few days, cruise through the jungle along the Sekyoner River spotting proboscis monkeys, wild orangutans, pythons, crocodiles, gibbons and colourful birdlife as you relax on deck. Visit three different orangutan rehabilitation camps over the three days, including the renowned Camp Leakey, arriving at each camp in time for the orangutan feedings, a fantastic opportunity to get up close with this rare species.
Day 4 : Flight from Pangkalan Bun to Bali
Days 4 - 6 : Jimbaran Bay, Bali
Stay at Belmond Jimbaran Puri for 2 nights
This morning, enjoy a relaxing cruise back to Kumai, with plenty of opportunities for wildlife spotting along the riverbank over the four-hour cruise. After arriving in Kumai, you will be transferred to Pangkalan Bun Airport in time to catch a flight to Bali via Surabaya. Enjoy two nights on Bali’s southwest coast in the relaxed area of Jimbaran Bay, visiting temples, enjoying delicious fresh seafood and relaxing on Bali’s famed golden-sand beaches.
Day 6 : Flight from Bali to Flores
Days 6 - 8 : Flores, Indonesia
Stay at Plataran Komodo Beach Resort for 2 nights
On the morning of day six, you will be driven to Bali’s airport in time to catch a scenic one-hour flight to island of Flores, the gateway to Komodo National Park. Spend two nights at a secluded beachfront retreat on Flores, heading off on day excursions to explore Komodo National Park by boat. Visit the famed pale red sands of Pink Beach, snorkel with manta rays and turtles, and hike through the grasslands of Komodo Island in search of the Komodo Dragon, the world’s largest lizard. In between exploring the islands of the national park, unwind on the white-sand beaches of Flores, enjoy seafood barbecues on the beach and immerse yourself in island culture.
Day 8 : Flight from Flores to Bali
Day 8 - 9 : Jimbaran Bay, Bali
Stay at Belmond Jimbaran Puri for 1 night
Today, you will be driven to Labuan Bajo’s airport in time to board a flight back to Bali for one more night in Indonesia at your leisure. On your final day in Indonesia, you will be collected from your hotel and driven to Bali’s airport in time to catch your flight home, or on to your next destination.
When to go
Straddling the equator, the Indonesian Archipelago enjoys a warm tropical climate all year round, with a distinct wet and dry season. The wet season generally runs from October to April and the dry season tends to last from May to September, with days characterised by high temperatures and clear skies. Islands further east, such as Lombok, Flores and Komodo, experience more pronounced seasonal differences, with monsoon rains in the wet season and periods of drought in the dry season. The eastern islands of Java, Sumatra and Bali experience more intermittent rainfall in the wet season, when visitors can benefit from cooler temperatures and reduced crowds.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8916
From $3252 per person
International economy class flights and airport taxes from the UK
All accommodation and breakfasts
Private and shared transfers
Ask our specialists for prices excluding flights from the UK. This price is as a guide only. The actual price is influenced by fluctuations in exchange rate, time of year, travel class of flights and the use of private versus shared excursions. Single supplements are likely to apply.