Escape the mundane for the adventure of a lifetime set in the verdant trees, rice paddy fields, and white-sand beaches of Borneo, Bali, and the Komodo Islands. Your custom-tailored Bali vacation tour embarks on an unforgettable journey in search of wild orangutans and komodo dragons. Wander along private plantations to find thriving coffee and clove plants. Witness the staggering terraces of the Balinese countryside shimmering with bright greenery. Distinctive proboscis monkeys leap across the...
Tanjung Puting – The Beginnings of an Eco-Adventure
From the plane, you can look down and see the snaking figure of the Sekonyer River rushing against the edges of the city of Pangkalan Bun. Homes rise out of the banks on stilts accounting for the rising waters during months of tropical rain. A boardwalk runs along the banks, allowing visitors and locals to enjoy views of the rushing river and life alongside the water. Colorful boats use the current to speed across town, and larger vessels transport goods downstream. Your private transfer meets you upon your flight's arrival at Iskandar Airport. The tropical warmth greets you outside the airport doors, set amidst the bustling city.
You venture to the Kumai Harbor with a quick introduction into the thriving river life circulating along the riverbank. Canoes and large fishing boats moor in the harbor, highlighting the importance of river life to central Borneo. You board a comfortable klotok, a traditional Indonesian riverboat consisting of a shallow draft measuring an average of 33 feet long. You follow the waters of a small tributary connected to the Kumai River. The bustling movement of the harbor fades to serene jungle surroundings. The scent of freshwater blends with the aroma of fresh wood drifting upwards from the boat.
The skipper explains there are over 230 types of birds in the Tanjung Putting National Park, an area encompassing more than 1,600 square miles. You can hear the echoing twitter of colorful kingfisher roaming the riverbanks. The skipper points to a false gharial basking in the sunlight on the shoreline. The freshwater crocodile can grow to nearly 13 feet long. The journey up the winding tributary feels like something out of an adventure book. You arrive at the stunning eco-friendly lodge and settle into the comforts of your room overlooking the gentle flow of the Sekonyer River.
Tanjung Puting – In the Presence of the Wilds
Tanjung Puting – Enchantment of the Jungle Surrounds
Tanjung Harapan – Beyond the Jungle Buffer Zone
Nusa Dua – In Balinese Paradise
Nusa Dua – Stepping Inside the Culture
Ubud – A Day in the Mountains
Ubud – Taking to the Trails
Ubud – Learning the Movements
Labuan Bajo – Paradise in Flores
Komodo National Park – In Search of Elusive Dragons
Labuan Bajo – Unforgettable Indonesia
- Witness the remarkable wilderness of Borneo in search of wild orangutan and proboscis monkeys
- Scour the islands of Komodo National Park in search of the largest of the lizard of the lizard family, the komodo dragon
- Enjoy an adventurous scenic cruise along the Sekonyer River to reach the orangutan conservation centers
- Bask on the white-powder beaches of Nusa Dua in Bali to indulge in the magnificent scenery and relaxing ambiance
- Meet local silversmith and woodcarvers during a private cultural tour of Bali, offering insight into the treasured artistry and crafts
- Learn the secrets and traditions of Balinese dancing, in which each movement helps to tell part of a greater story
- Delight in an active exploration of the rice fields and irrigation network near Ubud during a cycling excursion
- Visit the stunning grounds of the Uluwatu Temple, located atop a cliff overlooking the Indian Ocean
- Witness the stunning natural pool and beaded curtain of water at Gitgit Waterfall
- Discover intricate 11th-century stone carvings representing demons and menacing creatures at Goa Gajah Temple
Embrace the wonder of the wilds and the uniqueness of culture during your 12-day Bali vacation package of Borneo, Bali, and the Komodo islands. Bask on gorgeous gold and white-sand beaches and search for the stunning colors of coral reefs. Linger in the tranquil ambiance of historic temples and search for the enchanting wildlife populating the national parks. Your eco-friendly adventure begins with your arrival at Iskandar Airport in Pangkalan Bun. Your private transfer meets you at baggage claim before escorting you to the harbor to board your riverboat. The scenic cruise introduces you to the riverside walkway and stunning scenery before reaching your luxurious rainforest accommodation. The next day, you venture into the depths of the Tanjung Puting National Park to visit Camp Leakey, one of three orangutan conservation centers. Spend time with the rehabilitating orangutans or traverse the circumventing trails.
Then, you continue your orangutan search at the rehabilitation center of Pondok Tanggui. Enjoy the search for thriving flora and fauna, including the rare proboscis monkey. On your final day in the Borneo jungle, visit the oldest of the conservation posts at Tanjung Harapan. Spend time basking in the beauty of the rainforest before returning to Pangkalan Bun for the evening. Then, your private transfer escorts you to the airport for your flight to Bali, taking you to Ngurah Rai International Airport near Nusa Dua. The remainder of the day is yours to bask in the sun on the gorgeous beaches or wander the streets of the town. The next day, you begin your cultural exploration of Bali with a viewing of a traditional Barong and Kris dance show.
Visit the silverworks and woodcarving shops in Celuk and Mas before venturing to a coffee plantation. Lounge in the Tirta Empul holy spring and visit Batuan Temple before turning to Nusa Dua for the evening. Afterward, you traverse the Jati Luwih Rice field en route to the mountains around the shores of Lake Bratan. Wander Pura Ulun Danu temple, dedicated to the water goddesses, and visit Gitgit Waterfall before transferring to a resort in Ubud. Then, you traverse the cultural capital of Bali at your leisure before partaking in a cycling tour around the countryside. Visit local villages before discovering the staggering stone sculptures of Goa Gajah Temple. Upon returning to Ubud, you can traverse the Sacred Monkey Forest to find roaming wild long-tailed macaques.
The day is yours is at your leisure to enjoy Ubud and the celebrated culture in and around the city. You could visit the Sukawati art market or enjoy a dancing lesson to learn the art of Balinese movement. Next, you fly to the neighboring island of Flores, settling into a luxurious hotel overlooking the beaches of Labuan Bajo. The next day, you board a boat to traverse the islands of Komodo National Park, scouring the forest terrain and magnificent beaches in search of the komodo dragon on Rinca and Komodo islands. You can also snorkel to see the colorful reefs glimmering off the island shores. On the final day, your private transfer meets you at the hotel and escorts you to Komodo Airport where you board your flight home.
$2,395 per person (excluding international flights)
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