Island-hopping Indonesia: Orangutans, Arts, Village Life

Photo Credit: Megan O Photography

Join us in Indonesia in 2020 for an active adventure exploring the richness of Indonesia’s 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 fascinating 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.

Arriving 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, Indonesian Borneo, we 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. In Flores, we board a private, chartered sailboat to sail between Rinca Island and Komodo Island. We moor our yacht off Rinca for sunning, swimming, and snorkeling in the clear blue waters before heading to Komodo National Park for a guided day hike. On our hike, we’ll search for massive Komodo dragons as they lounge in the sun or walk around on their heavy-footed “patrol” of their habitat.

Our Indonesian island hopping continues as we fly to Bali 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! You’ll bike through Ubud’s villages, rainforests, terraced farmlands, and stunning temples; for some pulse-racing fun, row together on a river rafting trip on the Ayung River navigating easy Class II and III rapids.

Our last day is a sweet ones as we wind down from this active trip in Indonesia 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 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 Adventure Highlights:

  • Enjoy island hopping in Indonesia from Java to Rinca, Komodo to Bali
  • Spend 3 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

Price: $6,490

June 24 – July 7, 2020
September 15 – September 28, 2020

Interested in this trip preview? Reserve your spot today!