Set off in 2021 with AdventureWomen by plane, bicycle, sailboat, and on foot to explore the richness of Indonesia’s islands. Discover Komodo dragons, jungle-enshrouded temples, vibrant artists’ villages, and even observe fascinating wild orangutans!
Straddling the equator, heavenly Indonesia is thousands of islands, little green gems in a sparkling blue sea. Join AdventureWomen in an unforgettable island-hopping expedition to discover what makes Indonesia a true tropical paradise.
Arriving in Jakarta, receive a warm welcome from your expert Indonesian guide, who will help you discover the secrets of each island you will explore. You are also accompanied by an AdventureWomen Ambassador, committed to helping make your experience a fun and personally rewarding adventure, and cheering you on as you reach beyond your comfort zone to take on new challenges in your own unique way! Get to know the other women you’ll be traveling with over a lively group dinner, learning about why each of you is excited to explore this glittering archipelago.
Your Indonesia experience begins with three amazing days with orangutans! Flying to Kalimantan, the Indonesian part of Borneo, board a klotok river boat to enter the Tanjung Puting National Park. Spend lazy mornings cruising the rivers, sipping coffee and seeing who can spot the comical Proboscis Monkeys hopping from tree to tree, and keeping your eyes sharp in case you see an orangutan swinging through the forest. In this lush Bornean 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 spot female orangutans nesting in the trees.
From Tanjung Puting, fly to Semarang for a coffee plantation tour and witness how the early morning light illuminates the stupas surrounding sprawling Borobudur Temple, the largest Buddhist temple in the southern hemisphere. In Flores, board a private, chartered sailboat to sail between Rinca Island and Komodo Island. Moor off Rinca for sunning, swimming, and snorkeling in the clear blue waters before heading to Komodo National Park for an escorted day hike. Search for massive Komodo dragons as they lounge or walk on a heavy-footed patrol.
Fly to Bali next and transfer to incredible Ubud, the heart of Bali’s arts and culture. Discover a trove of artists, museums, and markets, and learn to prepare Balinese cuisine in a local village! Bike through Ubud’s villages, rainforests, terraced farmlands, and stunning temples; for some pulse-racing fun, row together on a rafting trip navigating Class II and III rapids on a stunning river cut deep into a canyon.
Wind down from this active women’s trip at a gorgeous seaside resort. Relax and reminisce together on the beach and over the 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, discover the fun and friendship of traveling with women. Together, your adventurous forays into the cultures and wilds of Indonesia make memories that will last a lifetime.
- 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