150 Reviews of Indonesia Tours
From beginning to end, starting with your excellent communication and organisation right up until my departure date, everything was arranged with ease and efficiency from your end January 19705.0
Operator World Expeditions
Invigorating Indonesia! August 20164.0
The visit to Tirta Empul in Bali where we were able to participate in the purification bathing with the local people. We felt welcomed and it was very special to be part of this important Balinese Hindu ritual
We had wonderful leaders in Java and Bali. They did a great job of facilitating our trip, exposing us to the local culture and geography and providing enough, but not an overwhelming amount, of information about the activities and places we were seeing.
If possible, would recommend reversing the order of visit to the Bali Temples and go to Tirta Empul first and Gunung Kawi second. If possible, stay at the on site hotel in Borobudur and you must absolutely go on the sunrise visit to the temple. For the activities, if they ask you to get up early (i.e. 4:30AM, 5AM), do so, it is worth it!
The local exodus team was extremely helpful in troubleshooting delayed luggage arrival. They were flexible and accommodating of our needs including the dietary needs of one of our family (vegan)
Operator Exodus Travels
I that was so pleased that the whole itinerary was December 20154.0
Operator G Adventures
Improvements: Do the biking tour through a September 20154.0
Operator Intrepid Travel
Melody and Imogen Talbot
I walked Mt Rinjani in 2009 with my daughter when it was erupting andit was just so exciting January 19704.0
Operator World Expeditions
BORNEO WILDLIFE DISCOVERER August 20163.0
There were a number of moments on this trip. The time spent at Kinabatangan, Danum Valley and Mulu NP were the highlights for me. The variety of wildlife and the settings were fantastic, despite the heat and humidity!! I have taken away a lot of memories from this trip especially from the river journeys at Kanabatangan (seeing pygmy elephants, hornbills, proboscus monkeys and Orang Utans at close quarters etc.) and the cave systems at Mulu NP - awesome. There were too many birds, lizards, primates etc to mention. They've been covered in previous reviews anyway. The walking is easy if your relatively fit.
Zahari tried his best to get us all involved but 16 people on this type of "adventure" is too many to deal with comfortably. He was very well organised in the logistics of buses, planes, 4 wheel drives etc. and as a restauranteur. He was a good bird spotter and is passionate about his region, Sabah and it's people.
Zahari is a really nice guy and I'd like to do another trip with him when he wasn't so stressed out !!!
Be prepared for the heat and humidity!!! We were lucky in that we had little rain over the holiday but the conditions are sapping and three showers a day are almost compulsary. Pack light and don't bring things like jeans as they will not dry in the humidity. There's ample opportunities to get your laundry done at ridiculously low prices outside the hotel.
This was a great trip set in astonishing rainforest for most of the time. The towns KK and Kuching were also interesting with some fantastic food at cheap prices. We had a few gripes with accommodation (KK hotel not the best, not enough rooms for the group at Mulu NP!!) and no confirmed flights on the way home so not up to the usual Exodus high standards I'm afraid. I would recommend this trip for the wildlife but in my opinion the maximum group size of sixteen is too many to get the full experience.