Join us in Indonesia in 2020 for a cultural and wildlife adventure exploring the richness of six Indonesian islands by plane, bicycle, sailboat, and on foot! Discover Komodo dragons, visit jungle-enshrouded temples, meet local artists, and best of all, walk among Indonesia’s endangered wild orangutans!
Straddling the equator, the heavenly country of Indonesia is actually comprised of thousands of islands, little green gems in a sparkling blue sea. Join AdventureWomen in an unforgettable island-hopping expedition to discover what makes Indonesia such a true tropical paradise.
Arrive in Jakarta on the island of Java, where you’ll receive a warm welcome and, over a lively group dinner, meet the other Adventure Women with whom you’ll be traveling. Your Indonesia adventure vacation begins with three amazing days learning about and meeting orangutans! Flying to Kalimantan Island, Indonesian Borneo, board a klotok river boat to enter the Tanjung Puting National Park. In this lush orangutan preserve, visit Camp Leakey and get to observe primate hierarchies at work. Rangers cover tall feeding platforms with fruits and veggies then call the wild orangutans with a throaty “Ooo ooo!”; watch as adults, juveniles, and mothers with babies holding tight swing through trees toward their meal. Who eats first and gets the biggest bananas? Who has to wait? While at Camp Leakey, learn about their research and preservation programs, and as you walk through the preserve, remember to look up – you might just spot female orangutans nesting in the trees.
From Tanjung Puting, fly to Semarang for a tour of a local coffee plantation, then witness how the early morning light illuminates the stupas surrounding sprawling Borobudur Temple. Traveling on to Flores Island, we board a private, chartered sailboat to explore our next two Indonesian islands: Rinca Island and Komodo Island. You will moor your yacht off Rinca Island for sunning, swimming, and snorkeling in the clear blue waters before heading to Komodo National Park on Komodo Island for a guided day hike. Hike around through lush vegetation, searching for massive Komodo dragons as they lounge in the sun or walk around on their heavy-footed “patrol” of their habitat.
Your Indonesian island hopping adventure continues as you fly to the island of Bali and travel on to incredible Ubud, the heart of Bali’s arts and culture. Discover a trove of Indonesian artists, museums, and markets, and learn to prepare Balinese cuisine in a local village! You’ll bike through Ubud’s villages, rainforests, terraced farmlands, and stunning temples then, for some pulse-racing fun, we’ll row together on a river rafting trip on the Ayung River navigating its easy Class II and III rapids.
Your last day is a sweet one as you wind down from this active trip in Indonesia at a gorgeous seaside resort in Bali. Relax and reminisce together on the white sand beaches and over your farewell dinner, celebrating every moment of daring, surprise, and joy. With new friends made and wonderful memories to hold, you’re now part of the AdventureWomen family!
As you skip from island to island on this Indonesian island adventure, you’ll discover (or rediscover) the fun and friendship of traveling with other like-minded women. Together, your adventurous forays into the cultures and wilds of Indonesia make memories that will last a lifetime.
- Indonesia Cultural & Wildlife Adventure: Day-by-Day Itinerary
- What’s Included on your Indonesian Cultural Adventure
- What to Pack for your Womens Trip to Indonesia
- Travel Tips & Information for Traveling to Jakarta, Indonesia
- Where You Stay in Indonesia
- Indonesia Adventure Tour for Women: Detailed Itinerary September
- Enjoy island hopping in Indonesia from Java to Rinca, Komodo to Bali
- Spend three days immersed in all things orangutan in Tanjung Puting National Park
- Sail, raft, swim, snorkel, and relax beachside in Rinca and Bali
- Meet Ubud artisans in Bali and learn about Balinese culture first-hand
What You'll See and Do
- Animal Tracking
- Boat Cruising
- Cooking Class
- Cultural Exploration
- Historical Sites
- National Parks
- Natural History
- Spa Element
- Whitewater Rafting
- Wildlife Viewing
- Women-To-Women Exchanges