1 independent reviews for Indonesia holidays, tailor made, Orangutans & Komodo dragons

Reviews for Indonesia holidays, tailor made, Orangutans & Komodo dragons

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review 21 Jul 2011

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Staying with the Iban tribe and seeing the orangutans in Sarawak, and Borobudur at sunset in Java. The beaches on Lombok and the Gilli Islands were gorgeous. We also saw an amazing kecak fire dance and had the best massage ever in Bali.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Take time to choose an itinerary that takes in everything you want to see. We found domestic flights were often delayed in Indonesia, so it was good to use other forms of transport too e.g. trains and boats.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

Yes, as all our guides and drivers were local people. Also we visited some very interesting places, e.g. small villages such as Candirejo, which seemed to have just started opening up to tourism. We probably wouldn't have known about these spots if travelling independently and hopefully the majority of the profits will have gone directly to the villagers who showed us around. Environmentally we didn't do so well as lots of flying and endless plastic water bottles - probably should've taken a filter...

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Fantastic! It was incredible to have everything pre-arranged and all the logistics sorted out for us, so relaxing and just what we needed after a hectic wedding! It also made it possible to squeeze a huge amount in to the time we had available. The guides were all good and some exceptional - we learnt a huge amount about everyday life in the countries visited, which enhanced our experience greatly.

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