Pacific Delight Tours Debuts Indonesia ItineraryFebruary 28, 2012 By: Meagan Drillinger
Luxury tour operator Pacific Delight Tours is making its first foray into Indonesia in 2012. Its 17-day journey, the Indonesia Wildlife Explorer, takes travelers on a journey through the exotic archipelago in Southeast Asia.
The itinerary begins with a three-day safari, introducing explorers to indigenous peoples, architecture and temples, all wrapping up with a shot of luxury in Bali.
The adventure begins in Pangkalan Bun, where ivsitors will board a traditional wooden boat, or a “klotok,” and sail for Camp Leak. Upon arrival they will have up-close visits with monkeys along the riverside, visit a rehab center for orphaned orangutans and explore the Tanjun Putting National Park.
The program then moves on to the historical treasures at Yogyakarta’s 17th century Sultan Palace. Travelers will also visit Water Castle, as well as the 9th century Prambanan. Other highlights include a drive to Borobudur for a traditional horse cart ride on an andong.
While on Bali, travelers will visit Celuk, a silversmith’s artisan village in Ubud, before continuing to Mas. Other Bali adventures include a visit to Tamak Siring, a holy spring water temple also known as Valley of the Kings. Guests will have a chance to take photos of temples, rural villages and the terraced rice fields of Tegal Lalang along a drive to Monkey Forest.
The program continues to the highland of Bedugul. Here visitors will observe Candi Kuning Market and the 17th century Ulun Danu Temple. The itinerary wraps up on the island of Rinca and Kimodo to visit the natural habitat of the Komodo Dragon, the world’s largest lizard, measuring up to 10 feet in length. While on Komodo, visitors will have the opportunity to scope out other exotic animals, birds and plants. A couple of snorkeling opportunities present themselves, as well.