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Summer in Indonesia

17th April 2014 Print
See Borneo's famous orang-utans

Many long-haul destinations have their seasons in reverse from ours which make them unappealing during the UK summer months – Indonesia is an exception.

Indonesia is a vast patchwork of thousands of islands that bridge the Pacific and Indian Oceans, with an eclectic cultural mix developed over the years from a blend of influences from India, Malaya, the Dutch colonial era and hundreds of indigenous tribes, each with their own spiritual beliefs and dialects.

For the intrepid traveller there is much to enjoy in the region with its wild and vibrant landscapes, diverse spectrum of natural wonders, vast, empty, white-sandy beaches, warm seas, dazzling marine life, indigenous wildlife – including Borneo’s famous orang-utan – mouth-watering cuisine and exceptionally welcoming locals.

Multi-award winning Bamboo Travel, the UK’s leading tour operator to the Far East, offers a wide range of tailor-made tours to Indonesia; one of the most popular itineraries featured on their website is the 17-day Treasures of Indonesia trip which includes Java, Kalimantan (Borneo), Komodo Island and Bali to see ancient monuments, rare wildlife, uninhabited islands, volcanoes and a great diversity of cultures.

The adventure begins in Java, the cradle of many ancient civilizations, to visit the Buddhist monument of Borobudur, the Hindu temples of Prambanan and mystical Mount Bromo for the chance to witness the sunrise over a lunar landscape.

From Java there is a visit to Kalimantan (Borneo), for a two day adventure staying in a comfortable lodge in the Tanjung Puting National Park – arguably the best place in the world to see orang-utans in the wild.

Another wildlife experience awaits in Flores, with a three-day cruise around the Komodo Island National Park to see the famous dragons, and explore many uninhabited islands which also offer superb snorkelling.

The tour also includes Bali with a few days in the artisan town of Ubud, and some time at the end of the trip to relax in a boutique hotel on the south coast.

The holiday costs from £3695 pp (two sharing) which includes international flights, 14 nights’ accommodation (including the two night private cruise on Komodo Island), breakfast daily, three lunches and four dinners – road transfers and tours on a private basis and private guides and drivers throughout.

For more information, visit

The countries that Bamboo Travel offers holidays to are: China, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, the Philippines, Indonesia, Borneo, Malaysia, Japan, Mongolia, Sri Lanka, Taiwan and, new for 2014, Bhutan.

All holidays are bespoke and Bamboo Travel will always do its best to accommodate clients’ desires wherever possible.

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See Borneo's famous orang-utans