Indonesia family holiday, tailormade

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Indonesia family holiday, tailormade

Carbon reduction

Your holiday will help support local people and conservation. We must also reduce CO2. Learn about the CO2 emissions of this holiday and how to reduce them.

Environment

We are promoting the natural beauty and ancient heritage of Indonesia through visiting Tanjung Putting National Park. Visiting such sites helps sustain the natural ecosystems of Indonesia through park fees. Park fees employ park rangers and guides, providing local people with a financial incentive to protect the forest from poaching and development.

Visit Camp Leakey in Tanjung Putting National Park to discover the incredible conservation work being carried out on orangutans in order to rehabilitate them back into the wild. Many orangutans are threatened by palm oil plantations in Borneo, causing many to become orphaned, injured or lose their homes. Support the protection of this charismatic species and close human cousin.

We attempt to reduce plastic bottle use wherever possible by promoting use of reusable and filtered water bottles. Our partnership with Water-To-Go provides a discount on filtered water bottles to our clients. We do not provide water from plastic bottles to our clients in country but always ensure there is regular access to drinking water on our tours.

Community

On Day 8, we will visit the home of a Brahman whose family are descendants of the holy priests who brought Hinduism to Bali in the 9th century. You will learn about the traditional creative methods of woodcarving that go back centuries and try a hand at carving yourself. Visiting artisans not only provides income to them via selling their goods, but also ensures they are able to continue their craft and pass it onto the next generations. You will also learn how to make a traditional Balinese feast. The wonderful thing about this kind of interactive tourism is that everyone gains the families financially and us with the wonderful welcome and experience they give us. Wherever possible we stay in locally owned accommodation, eat in locally owned establishments and purchase supplies from the local nomads.

On each tour we use local ground handlers. This means that all operational costs go directly into the local economy and help improve employment opportunities in remote regions. Such support can also be seen in our incorporation of homestays, locally owned hotels, family run restaurants and the services of local guides and drivers into our itineraries, which ensures that the money you spend with us goes directly into the local economy and local community.

As an overall ethos, wherever possible we aim to use characterful accommodation that enhances the overall travel experience, not just offers a bed for the night. This can obviously vary dramatically from country to country and from trip to trip. On this particular trip we will be in a combination of hotels (some comfortable, others somewhat simple) but we will also spend several nights in homestays and guesthouses, with the occasional night wild camping.

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