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Komodo dragon, Indonesia

Grand tour of Indonesia

24 days from £8,495pp

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Tour highlights

  • See wild orangutan in Sumatra and Kalimantan.

  • Enjoy trekking and tubing through unspoilt rainforest in Sumatra.

  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Borobudur; an ancient Buddhist monument.

  • Cruise around the dramatic islands of western Flores and track down Komodo dragons.

  • Relax on a beautiful beach on Bali.

  • Explore the backstreets of the artists' centre of Ubud.

Price includes:

  • Scheduled international and domestic flights
  • In-destination transfers
  • Activities and excursions as detailed
  • All accommodation
  • 24-hour support while you travel
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Itinerary idea in detail

Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

  • Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Medan.

  • Your guide will be waiting to greet you at Medan Airport and will transfer you to your hotel for the first night of your trip.

  • You have a three-hour drive to your remote lodge in the jungles of Tangkahan. Surrounded by luscious rainforest the lodge is a great place to enjoy nature walks. You will start your experience with a private guided trek into the rainforest.

  • This morning you will be taken on a tour within the national park that includes both river tubing and trekking. Your afternoon will be at leisure, perhaps to enjoy another hike with one of the guides from the lodge.

  • Today you will transfer by 4x4 to your ecolodge in Bukit Lawang. This area offers one of the best opportunities to see orangutans.

  • This morning you will trek through the rainforests of Bukit Lawang National Park. Regular sightings here include orangutan, Thomas's leaf monkey (indigenous to Sumatra) and gibbon. Even if you don't meet them out in the jungle then you can see the orangutans at the morning feeding session at the rehabilitation centre.

  • Today you leave the rainforest, travelling by road to Medan. The remainder of the day is free to explore Medan, or enjoying the luxury of a hot shower!

  • You will be taken to the airport for the flight to Jakarta where you will change planes and fly to Yogyakarta. On arrival you will be met and driven to your hotel which is around 30 minutes away.

  • Rise early to see the sunrise over Borobudur. Your private guide can explain the story behind each section of this incredible temple, which rivals the temples of Angkor. You will then head to the nearby rural villages for a short tour before returning to your hotel and the rest of the day is free at leisure.

  • Explore the town of Jogja today, with particular focus on the ancient Kraton.

  • Drive to Semarang on Java's north coast where you will take a flight to Pangkalan Bun on the island of Borneo. On arrival you will be met by your local guide and driven to the nearby port to meet your crew and board the deluxe 'Klotok' boat which will be your home for the next three nights. The itinerary in Kalimantan is flexible and can be discussed with your guide. Tanjung Puting is a remote national park offering the most intimate experience a traveller can have with orangutan.

  • Exploring Tanjung Puting National Park with your guide and private boat. Keep your camera to hand!

  • A second full day in the forests of Borneo today. Your expert guide will be in touch with the park rangers to make sure that you are spending time in the best areas to see wildlife at any given time.

  • This morning you will return to dry land for a short drive to the airport where you will take a flight to Surabaya in eastern Java. On arrival you will be met and driven to your colonial hotel.

  • This morning you have a private transfer to the airport for the flight to Bali where you will be met on arrival and driven inland to Ubud which is around 90 minutes away. This is a great place to watch the world go by from a range of cafés and restaurants. The arts and crafts scene is very lively here, and you will have great fun haggling with the traders.

  • Enjoy the day at leisure to explore Ubud at your pace.

  • Enjoy a memorable day today as you meet a local Balinese family who will take you to their village where you will try a cooking class in their home.

  • You will be picked up from your hotel early this morning and taken to the airport in time for your short flight to the island of Flores. The views from this flight are stunning on a clear day as you enter the dramatic volcanic scenery of west Nusa Tenggara. You will be met on arrival and taken to your beachfront hotel.

  • Your guide will escort you to your private boat to start your adventure. This afternoon you explore Rinca Island before dinner onboard and a night under the stars.

  • Breakfast is accompanied by sunrise over Komodo Island. After trekking on the island you will explore remote beaches and some fantastic snorkelling sites.

  • An early start for your transfer back to the airport in time for the flight to Denpasar. On arrival you will be met for a private transfer to your hotel in Sanur, situated on a stretch of golden sand just 30 minutes from the airport with a great choice of restaurants.

  • Unwind on the beach or by your hotel pool!

  • The majority of your final day is free to relax. Late this afternoon you will take a private transfer to the airport for your departing flight.

  • Arrive home today to complete your journey.

Accommodation options

While the itinerary price reflects the suggested accommodation, Audley trips are 100% tailor-made, and a specialist can help you select the option best suited to your tastes and budget.

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When to go

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Bukit Lawang
Tanjung Puting National Park

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