Planning a trip to Indonesia? Well, brace yourself for some tough decisions as you pick and choose from over 1700 diverse islands. For wildlife enthusiasts, an Indonesia tour package promises an adventure like no other. Get ready to say hello to orangutans and lesser-known species of monkeys and deer!
It’s a good idea to begin your trip from Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia. Soak in its colonial history and architecture, get a taste of the vibrant culture and diverse flavours, and experience the local arts and crafts. However, remember to get enough rest before you embark on your trip into Indonesia’s wilderness.
Head to the first national park in Indonesia. Seeing all of Peucang Island (part of the National park of Ujung Kulon) in one day quite a task. Nonetheless, this World Heritage Site, home to the almost extinct one-horn Javanese Rhino, is sure to impress you with its assorted wildlife, the white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and fascinating coral reefs.
‘Peucang’ literally means ‘barking deer’, and the species is found in abundance, along with wild boars, monkeys and hornbill, in this dense tropical forest area. It’s the perfect place to indulge in some snorkelling and diving.
Fancy staying on a luxury houseboat, watching free-roaming orangutans in one of the most renowned national parks? The best views of the Tanjung Putting, in southwest Kalimantan, though, are enjoyed from a klotok boat that travels up Sungai Sekonyer River to the renowned Camp Leakey Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre. The ride offers you unusual views of the lush rainforest, its wild inhabitants and the colourful avian life.
The 4,000-sq-km park is a nature lover’s delight! You can forget all your worries as you soak in the splendour of the jungle, serenity of the backwaters and easy harmony of the wildlife in its natural habitat.
Depending on how much time you can manage to spare, decide on the places to visit in Bali Indonesia. From magnificent temples – Pura Luhur, Pura Tanah Lot, Pura Ulun Danu Bratan – to cool beaches – Kuta, Nusa Dua, Lovina, a Bali island package has something in store for everyone. For many travellers, Ubud (known as the heart of Bali), tops the list of Bali Indonesia attractions.
Gunung Leuser National Park
Gunung Leuser National Park
Among the two remaining habitats for Sumatran Orangutans, Gunung Leuser is one of the largest national parks in the world, spread over 800,000 hectares of virgin rainforest. It’s best to get to Ketambe and then, trek into the national park. Besides the elusive orangutans, the place offers a rare opportunity to see the Thomas leaf monkeys, long-tailed macaques, sun bears, wild pigs as well as exotic birds and insects. If time permits, do visit the bat cave.
Another wildlife haven worth a visit is the Komodo National Park, located on one of the lesser-known islands called Flores. If you have the time, opt for a cruise tour around the park.