I apologize for the length of time it has taken me to write to you regarding my recent trip with Adventure Indonesia. I have been extremely busy with work and additional travelling, but I am eager to give you a more thorough report.
Indonesia is one of my favorite destinations on Earth. Nowhere else does there exist such a variety of cultural and natural beauty within one country. My travel experience on this particular trip was enhanced by my experience with Adventure Indonesia. This company is fantastic. The itinerary that was conveyed to me by Ms. Novie was excellent and it was executed perfectly. My itinerary included three separate phases, with a visit to Krakatoa, then a trip to Kalimantan Borneo, then finally a trip through the Baliem River valley of west Papua. Adventure Indonesia did a wonderful job in each area. All of my flights were arranged well. The whole experience could not have been any better.
All of my guides were very professional, efficient, and knowledgeable as well as friendly and kind. In each case their language skills were excellent and they were all so helpful, making my journeys really special. I was always greeted at the airport on time, escorted by capable and skilled drivers, and my guides were informative, communicated well in English, and were just wonderful.
On my journey to Krakatoa Island, my guide was Gustav. He was absolutely the very best guide on a trip like this one. He was great! His knowledge and interest in the geology, flora and fauna of the island was superb. It was wonderful that he was eager to really show me everything and to teach me as much as he could about that marvelous place. He was the perfect guide for me. He was extremely professional, energetic, and he made sure that I was always safe and secure; he teamed up with the boat captain to show me everything that I had gone to Krakatoa to see. He assisted me with everything, from snorkeling to photography. He is absolutely the perfect guide to lead any tour to that area. I highly recommend him to any future travelers. He made my visit perfect. If I ever get to return to that place, I would want him to be my guide! My driver, Mr. Rydo was a terrific driver as well. He was also very professional and worked very hard to make sure I had a safe and efficient trip. The captain and mate on the boat were wonderful too, finding the perfect places to snorkel, and were able to show me things that I would have never seen on my own.
On my journey to Borneo, everything went just as smoothly. On arrival I was picked up by my wonderful guide Dion. He was quick to show me around his hometown of Kumai, at the departure point, and I spent three delightful days with him on the river observing wildlife and the beauty of Kalimantan. He was so helpful and friendly; he made sure my every need was met. He made my adventure here extremely memorable. I have to also say that the captain, mate and cook on this trip were also wonderful. The captain was extremely knowledgeable, and was eager to seek and point out all of the wildlife along the river. He made sure that I had many photographic opportunities. The food was also superb. All of these individuals were simply excellent. I would love to return here and bring friends and family with me.
The last segment of my adventure was to Papua. Adventure Indonesia did a wonderful job of making sure that my trip here ran so smoothly, in a place that is not easy for most tourists to visit. My guide here was Jonas. He proved to be a seasoned and experienced trekker. From the time I arrived, he made certain that I got to experience the best of what this region offered. He was very knowledgeable regarding the people and culture of the area, as well as the flora and fauna. I spend many days hiking with him over difficult but spectacular terrain and he helped to make every moment of it special and memorable. He made certain that I did not miss any opportunity to see and experience the wonders of Papua. His interest in this place, his eagerness to help me have the best and most real cultural experience I could have here was evident. He went to great effort to translate conversations with native people and to share with me the history and social morays of this fascinating place. The porters that assisted us were wonderful as well. What strong, helpful and wonderful young men they were. Jonas was also an excellent cook and made sure that I always had good food and plenty of it. I owe him a great debt of gratitude for making this adventure surpass all of my expectations. I owe additional thanks to the guide in Jayapura who did his very best to insure that my visit here was good too. Although my visit there was short, I enjoyed it very much. The Aston Hotel in Jayapura was a special treat at the end of a long journey.
In summary, this was a perfect experience for me. I highly recommend Adventure Indonesia for travel assistance to these areas. Ms. Novie did a fabulous job making certain that all of the arrangements were made. She communicated with me well, answered all of my questions and did an excellent job of assembling what proved to be a very complicated itinerary. I was amazed at the way she was able to put these three separate trips into one cohesive, spectacular journey, with absolutely no flaws. Not only that, but she was so kind as to meet me on arrival in Indonesia and to take the time to see me off before I departed. I am a very happy customer!
Jay Murter, Dallas Texas USA
I wanted to confirm that everything was great in Yogya. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and did a great job.
Thanks for your help in arranging this trip. I look forward to the trip this week to Bromo and future bookings.
Working weekend, but now is everything calm.
Let´s see. As I told You before - we are very satisfied the way all happened during our tour. Of course one must think always about something unexpected, but this time we were lucky again to end our trip without unpleasant experience.
Generally speaking You organized it very good, very professional. Some minor flaws were rather out of Your influence.
Our accommodation was satisfactory, generally good breakfast and good food everywhere. In Kelimutu Eco Lodge we had an excellent, home made dinner. The seafood restaurant in Jakarta, near FM7 Resort Hotel, You recommended us for a dinner after our arrival - is really a top one.
Transportation was also OK. Always on time, good drivers, clean and air conditioned vehicles. The guide team there, did our tour very interesting.
We are also satisfied with our guides, all of them well prepared, but with a special applause for Joni in Banjarmasin, Daniel in Tanah Toraja and Augustus in Flores. Those three gentlemens were really extraordinary.
We enjoyed this tour very much. Kalimantan, Sulawesi and Flores - three beautiful places with different characters. We were sorry not to know Flores better. This island deserves more time for a visit. Next time!
OK, Dewi. That´s all for now. Soon I will send You some of our photographs.
Thank You again - You made an effort to do our trip more pleasant.
Best Regards- Paul
Thank you for email. Sean and I had a great time on the trip. We thoroughly enjoyed Flores and Rinca. We appreciated all the transfers from and to the airport, the organisation of the hotel and the daily boat tours.
We also enjoyed Franco as our guide. He is very friendly and pleasant. I enjoyed talking to him in Bahasa Indonesia.
I will certainly be looking to your company next time I venture off the beaten tourist track of Bali.
Thank you for an enjoyable experience and allowing me to enjoy my ambition to see the Komodo dragons.