Indonesia is an archipelago that counts over 13,000 islands offering the ultimate playground to enjoy navigation in tropical seas. As most of the islands are barely developed, it is one of the last places in the world where vacationers can feel like Magellan or another of the great explorers of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
With destinations such as the Komodo National Park, Flores Island, the Banda Sea islands, Raja Ampat, and more, Indonesia should be on the bucket-list of all those who want to get away of it all in a splendid preserved natural environment. See below the description of some of these Indonesian fantastic getaways that will offer the holiday of a lifetime...
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Komodo National ParkThe Komodo National Park is a designated World Heritage Site and voted as one of the Seven Natural Wonders. It is located in the center of the Indonesian archipelago, between the islands of Sumbawa and Flores. Solitary adventurers flock to this region in search of the kind of experience that can only be found in remote locations.
During trekking in Komodo or Rinca islands, park rangers will escort your hike up the hills where you will get to spot wild boars, water buffalos and the famous Komodo dragon.
Our tailor made itinerary ensures the best entertainment, adventure and exploration of the Komodo National Park. The best time for cruising in Komodo is between April and October, during dry season.
Flores IslandFlores is an up-and-coming travel destination for those seeking an island getaway without the cliché the tourist traps. The island has a volcanic topography, which divides it into fascinating valleys and ridges that were impenetrable until recent years.
On the bright side, this has helped preserved the island’s many indigenous tribes and their cultural heritage. Flores is the perfect destination for nature lovers and culture seekers alike.
One of the most notable highlights is definitely the tri-colored Mt. Kelimutu. That is considered sacred by the local people due to the many myths surrounding its formation.
We offer itinerary from Labuan Bajo to Maumere and the trip is finished by an awesome tour to Kelimutu lakes and Sikka village to see traditional local waving (ikat).
Ambon - Banda Sea
Located in the eastern deep seas of the Indonesian archipelago, Maluku islands were the sole producers of nutmeg, clove and other precious spices that fetched their weight in gold in Medieval Europe. Ambon possesses a rich and diverse natural and cultural heritage. It is located north of the Banda Sea, off the Southwest coast of the much larger Seram Island.
The Banda Sea is one of Indonesia’s deepest oceans at over 6500 m below sea level. In the center lies a string of small volcanic islands surrounded by beautiful coral reefs and inhabited by a large variety of marine life. Relatively untapped, this area is a heaven for divers. Guests can also enjoy beach BBQs and explore nearby old forts and other colonial vestiges.
Due to usually rough weather conditions, March – April and October – November are the best time to cross this area.
Raja AmpatTo put it bluntly, Raja Ampat is not only Indonesia’s but the world’s marine treasure trove. Raja Ampat is often called the last paradise on earth and became well known for its spectacular, sometimes bizarre biodiversity, breathtaking islands and natural resources.
Raja Ampat is located in West Papua, the eastern part of Indonesia, a territory dominated by four main islands, namely Waigeo, Salawati, Misool and Batanta.
The wealth of marine biodiversity in this region is simply astounding, attracting researchers, conservationists and divers alike. Undoubtedly, Raja Ampat is the paradise for divers however, non-divers might also discover the natural beauty by snorkeling, kayaking or hiking.
The best season to visit Raja Ampat is from October till March.
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