Nature and Adventure Tours
Indonesia is the LAND of ADVENTURE …The archipelago is dotted with volcanoes, covered with thick tropical rainforest and bright green rice fields, and surrounded by coral reefs. All these make the Indonesian archipelago one of the world’s most beautiful places. Four-fifths of the area is occupied by the sea; the major islands are Sumatra, Java, Bali, Lombok, Flores, Sumba, Borneo, Sulawesi, and Papua.
Indonesia is rich with culture with almost 300 ethnic groups. The diverse ethnic groups, scattered around the islands, offer a wide range of traditional arts including textiles, primitive art, antiques, woodcarving, stonecarving, metalcrafts, and traditional festival. Explore the unique Dayak culture in the heart of Borneo and the Asmat in Papua.
Most of Indonesia’s highest mountains are volcanoes, except the Mount Carstensz Pyramid 4884 M & Mount Trikora 4.740M in Papua. Some of the world’s most famous volcanoes are : Mt. Kerinci 3.805 M, the highest volcano in South East Asia; Mt. Semeru 3.676 M with its sister peak Mt. Bromo; Mt. Rinjani 3.726 M on Lombok Island.
The archipelago is amazingly rich in animal and plant life: orangutan, sumatran tigers, one horned rhinos, wild ox, elephants, anoa, babi rusa, dugong, Tarsius spectrum – the smallest monkey in the world, Komodo dragon, and the Giant “Leatherback” sea turtle. The spectacular Wilson’s Bird of Paradise can be seen on Batanta Island, Papua.
The most expedient way to view plant and animal life is to visit one of Indonesia’s nature reserves. In Ujung Kulon National Park, you may see wild cattle, rusa, leopard, gibbon, and one of the last remaining Javan rhinos. Other national parks which preserve the diversity of the flora and fauna are : Kerinci Seblat National Park (Sumatra), Gede Pangrango National Park (West Java), Bromo Semeru Tengger National Park (East Java), Betung Kerihun National Park (Kalimantan).