We have a selection of guidebooks to some of our most popular countries in Asia. Written by our specialists, they detail destination information, a wildlife guide, some suggested itineraries and plenty more to inspire your holiday. Fill in the form below and if you live in UK, your guidebook will arrive by post within the next couple of days. For those who live abroad, we will send this via a PDF to your email.
Wildlife in Indonesia
The wildlife at home in Indonesia is as diverse as almost everything else in the archipelago. With such a range of remarkable ecosystems and habitats, it is almost no wonder that elephants, monkeys, tigers and orangutans live side by side there. Exotic and at times elusive, Indonesia’s wildlife is surely worth tracking down for an unforgettable encounter in Asia.
Komodo dragons on Komodo
Come face to face with the larger than life Komodo Dragon for one of the most unusual wildlife encounters in Asia, if not the world. Patrolling a group of islands off the coast of Flores, Indonesia, the planet’s largest lizard is perhaps the poster boy of all of Indonesia’s wildlife and a truly unforgettable sight. Enjoy a cruise off the coast of Komodo, keeping a watchful eye out for these prehistoric beasts basking in the sun, jostling for territory or hunting their prey.
Monkeys on Bali
The Ubud Monkey Forest in central Bali is home to hundreds of inquisitive macaques and the tree canopies are alive with the clamour of monkeys calling out across the forest. Locals consider the forest as an important spiritual, economic, educational and conservation centre for the area and it is well worth a visit during a stay in Ubud.
Orangutans on Borneo & Sumatra
The steamy jungles of Borneo and Sumatra are the last remaining habitats of orangutans in the world. Spotting these rare apes in the wild, watching as they lazily lollop in tree canopies, clamber between branches and feed on wild fruits is a truly remarkable experience and one not to be missed for the quintessential Indonesian wildlife experience.
Turtles on Lombok
The waters off the coast of the Gili islands are teeming with marine life and the offshore coral reefs are home to a myriad of technicolour fish, sharks, rays and turtles. Spotting a majestic sea turtle gliding in front of your very eyes is bound to be the highlight of any underwater adventure. You can also catch a glimpse of them on land too, whether it be in a conservation centre or helping usher hatchlings out to sea.
Elephants on Sumatra
With habitats fast declining, the battle to save Sumatra’s elephants from extinction is at the forefront of the conservation effort on the island. Thanks to illegal coffee cultivation, deforestation and poaching, less than 3000 Sumatran elephants remain in the wild. Learning about the projects underway to protect the species, alongside tracking the gentle giants in the wild will no doubt be a highlight of your stay on the island.