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!
Dallas Texas USA
We're home and recovering from jet lag, but we had a great trip. Our guides were all helpful and dependable, and we saw all I hoped to see, including seven hornbills and eight dragons. We could have used a little less rain on Flores, but I guess I can't blame you for that.
Thanks for all your help.
an amazing crew !!. They made our life so comfortable - and contributed
so much to the shoot - we were talking amongst the crew about giving
our guide a producer credit on the show that's how on it he was,
and knowing of what we needed to have for a successful shoot
after the first day on the job - it's hard to find that sometimes
in LA. Overall i would give your outfit a 10 out of 10, can't say
enough about how well we were all taken care of and the knowledge
of the area we traveled was unbelievable. Your guys turned out to
be some of our best assets on the team out there.
airs in november on the travel channel. I'll send you a copy of
the show when we finish cutting it and there is going to be an article
in the october issue of outside magazine based on the expedition
- will include some of those as well
again for all of your help
Executive Producer - OUTSIDE TELEVISION
rose avenue, suite 8,
Venice, ca. 90291
It is so kind of you to organize this farewell dinner! Thanks a
lot, I'm sure they
will be happy. It was real adventure for all of them . Andrey also
says clients are 150% satisfied with the trip. --- Irina (RUSSIA)
writing to tell you about our clients in Indonesia. Jose Antonio
Lizana called us some days ago to tell us that he couldn´t
be happier with his tour and your services. He was talking for quite
a long time about all the things that he had liked, and he was completely
satisfied with his guides and drivers, he only had nice words for
all of them. He is a person who travels a lot, for work reasons
and also on holiday, and he was really impressed with everybody
in your agency. We already knew that you were the best, Jeffry.
Of course, he loved Indonesia, and he is really thinking about coming
back next year. We are quite sure that soon we will have to ask
you for another program for him.
must insist that he has returned completely satisfied. He is a regular
client, and as travelled with us several times, but this time he
was even happier than before. We really are very grateful for all
your hard work, and look forward to working a lot more with you
in the future. Thanks again and best regards, (Paco)
just wanted to send you a note to share our thoughts with you about
our Indonesia trip. We are very happy to have travelled with Adventure
Indonesia. Your guides throughout the various places we visited,
were prompt, knowledgeable, and a pleasure to spend our time with.
Most of them went out of their way to let us experience the "real"
happenings that go on in the different regions and provinces in
Indonesia. Papua was a really difficult trek compared to what we
are used to. We would like to say that we will be recommending Adventure
Indonesia to our regular travel agent, and to anybody that asks
our advice if they are considering a trip to your country.
All the best to everybody. Ken & Melanie Adamson. CANADA
More than two weeks ago we cme back from Indonesia. I would like
to thank you once more for your patience and proffesional service.
All my clients are very happy with this trip and I hope to repeat
it next year. I am preparing a slide show with many pictures from
this trip. As soon as it is ready I will let you know to view all
Hope to hear from you soon. Regards, Estera
Wanto, Dear Elly,
would like to thank you for the perfect organization of our trip
through your wonderful country. Everything
has been perfect: the trip itself, the hotels, the coordination
between your people, their kindness and efficiency,.. We
have travelled a lot and we know it is really difficult to get everything
at the right place at the right moment.
congratulate your team on our behalf: Rusland, Amy, John (one of
the best guides we have ever had), . We
will recommend your agency to friends and travel forums and. we
hope to come back soon!
greeting to ADVENTURE INDONESIA from cold Moscow!
Dear friends, our dear Jeffry, Do you still remember Nesov family
from Moscow (Russia), who made the 52 DAYS Great Indonesia
Discovery (our trip name) in July August 2007?... It
was real pleasure to be the clients of Adventure Indonesia and we
express great thanks for our wonderful journey, perfect service
and very professional support and realization. Owing to Adventure
Indonesia we have such pleasant and unforgettable impression about
your beautiful country and friendly people, living there. We designed
our photo album full of good spirit and fine views and are happy
to present it to you. Weve send you our photos for private
view and allow to use them for design of website and advertising
materials only for Adventure Indonesia. Submit any another use to
us, please. Hope that our photographs will help Adventure Indonesia
to achieve more success in business or will simply present some
wonderful moments for it constant or future clients. And we also
hope to be among them again as weve promised to return one
Thank you for help and such warm and cordial reception, our dear
friends. We wish you and your families good health and good business.
Larisa and Vladimir Nesov
with Artem and Polina
now I am already back in Germany since 3 weeks. It is increddible
as soon as I was back at work I was so busy that I got the feeling
that it is a long time ago that I had holidays. But in between all
the nice impressions about my holidays comming back to my heard
and mind. I really must tell you everything worked perfect. No problems
and husle at all.... My time on Borneo was very enjoyable and everybody
did his best. I felt very good with my "crew" and they
gave me a good time. I had very nice experiences.
Thanks a lot for your good organisation and friendly help!
Greetings from Frankfurt/Germany
went on an 8 day tour of Java, arranged by Adventure Indonesia.
We covered Jogjakarta, Borobudur, Dieng Plateau, Losari, Solo and
Mt Bromo. We had a very knowledgeable, cheerful and helpful guide,
Mr Bambang; our driver, Mr Bri, was a very safe, patient, helpful
and polite driver. Both of them accompanied us throughout the journey
and took excellent care of us. The itinerary suggested by Adventure
Indonesia was family-friendly. The accommodations were of the highest
standard, especially the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Jogjakarta and the
Losari Coffee Plantation Resort and Spa. I would highly recommend
Adventure Indonesia to friends and relatives who plan to make a
trip to Indonesia. Thank you for a most memorable family vacation.
We are back home now and I wanted to thank you for organising our
wonderfull Indonesia trip. Everything was perfect! I will recommend
you to my friends. Have a nice time,
back home in San Diego. All of us had a fantastic trip to Indonesia!!!
Thank you very much for the great arrangements and guides. Edi was
fantastic! He knew so much about the temples and was very accommodating
when we wanted to stop for shopping and photos. Alexander was also
very helpful on the boat and on the islands. Oci was great in Labuan
Bajo. She took us to some good shops and a wonderful restaurant
overlooking the harbor. All in all, it was one of our best trips
going to try to get some of my friends here in San Diego to consider
making the same trip. I will let you know if I can get enough for
another tour. Best regards, (Gary McElroy)
wanted to say thanks again to all the wonderful people associated
with ADVENTURE INDONESIA. My participation in the Trans-Kalimantan
Trip was the trip of a lifetime. And all the people I interacted
with from Adventure Indonesia from the first day I made contact
with them via email, until I got to the airport for the long flight
back to the U.S., were curteous, pleasant and very professional. Please feel free to use me as a reference for your company. It is
one of the best organized and most trustworth companies I have ever
been associated with. TEREMA
KASHI. Sam Pai Katamu Lagi Di America --- ( Neal Endacott)
trip in the Orangutans was excellent and very well organised as
well as the rest of our trip (gilli Meno and Jakarta hotels).
We have tried before to arrange by ourselves a trip to Kalimantan,
and we know the difficulties. So we can assure you that we are well
pleased from Adventure Indonesia and we will contact you again in
a future trip to Indonesia. We also like to give a special thanks
to Arintha for her professional arrangments and for her warm hospitality
as well as to Andreas (our guide to Kalimantan) who really help
us understand and enjoy the Orangutans tour.
Thank you and hope
to see you again! -( Georgios and Nota )
I want to thank you for all your work in arranging or Komodo trip,
which all went veery smoothly and according to plan. The crew of
the boat were exceptionally friendly and helpful, and the food was
very appetising. A special mention must go to Oci, who provided
all our services on the ground in Flores and went out of her way
to ensure that we were well looked after. The
trip was a memorable experience, and we got to see plenty of Komodo
dragons, although only on Rinca. I shall certainly be recommending
the trip to our friends and would not hesitate to use Adventure
Indonesia again on a future trip. Thank
you once again. Kind
are back in Rome now and would like to thank you for all your efforts
that made our holidays an unforgettable experience. The Hotels in
Bali were both excellent and the boat trip to Camp Leakey absolutely
wonderful. The crew, the food, the klotok, everything was simply
perfect ! We saw so many orangutans and we never imagined that it
was possible to come so close to these fantastic primates. Sitting
with Siswi on the jetty and playing with the orphans at the OFI-clinic
were like a dream of a liftime coming true.
you once again, Elly! Hope to talk to you soon about our future
trips to Indonesia! -
so much for your help and answering all our questions before we
came over to Indonesia, you have been a tremendous help!!
Kalstar cancelling the flight was not Adventure Indonesia's fault
and in no way do we hold you responsible. We greatly appreciate
all the assistance, and help, especially driving us 9 hours to get
to Palankaraya to get us back to Jakarta!!
From the start to finish, every single person who we dealt with,
who was part of Adventure Indonesia was truly fabulous, and we were
looked after so very, very well. We absolutely LOVED our Borneo
trip - and as what is written on your website "a magical trip"
- it was definitely that and more! Rudy was absolutely wonderful
in looking after us, and we cannot thank him enough, especially
for the help he gave, coming all the way to Palankaraya and helping
us with flights there. (And all others that helped that we didnt
see that were involved there!!) We cannot thank Rudy enough!! And
to Azis and Anjang, they were both fantastic as well and we appreciated
their smiling faces on the boat and all their help, they were amazing,
helping us through from dawn to night time.
Camp Leakey, Tanjung Harapan, and all the other places we visited
when on the Klotok were just amazing, and we loved every minute
Visiting the Care Centre was honestly one of the most moving and
best days of both of our lives. We will cherish and remember this
day in our hearts always. Thank you so much for suggesting it. We
were even fortunate enough to meet Lydia, the Orangutan we had sponsored
from Australia! Sumi was wonderful spending her time with us and
we appreciated her spending so much of her time with us.
Special thanks to you for making our trip so memorable Arintha,
you had organised everything so perfectly, which ensured why everything
ran so smoothly once we were there. The trip was incredible, and
we have already started to spread the word on how fabulous Adventure
Thanks also to Ade, she was so lovely and helpful, (and all others
who helped from the Jakarta office too). Thanks to Yanto, he was
great with his help driving us, waiting for us at the care centre,
and the help with when things went astray with Kalstar, we couldnt
have asked for more or better help!!
Also, special thanks once again to Rudy, a fabulous and definately
expert guide, and for helping us so extremely well all the way to
Palankaraya!! Anjang, for making us such delicious meals each and
every time - he spoilt us!! And Azis for all his help driving us
on the boat and helping out in many other ways as well, they were
all truly wonderful.
We have had a truly amazing experience, and so many precious memories
to now take home with us. Thank you for making this possible.
Kind regards, and best wishes, and thank you once again - the word
"thank you" really do not seem enough!!
Kerryn and Damien Holmes
you very much for the trip. It was fantastic! We really enjoyed
it. Sophia was delighted! She specially liked the orangutans and
everything related to it. She was very happy on the klotok. She
visited every little corner of it. Whenever Copi was cooking, she
was there observing and asking. She met the captain before we did,
and she immediately stablished a wonderful relation with Rudy the
guide! Certainly the trip and overnights on the klotok added a special
charm to the trip. But meeting and interacting witn the orangutans
was the best
experience Sophia could ever have.
services all along the trip were wonderful. In every place there
was a kind person to receive and help us. The Ruma Mertua Boutique
Hotel in Yogyakarta was charming, cozy, beautiful and with excellent
service. The only hotel we did not like was the Flores Sare that
was under construction and the toilette service did not work well.
The hotel people was kind and helpful, but we were surprised that
it was marked 2*in the hotel list, you mailed us. Whenever we have
a hotel marked with (*) means it is good. If it is marked (5*) it
means it is excellent and luxurus.
the hotel in Bali, the Bali Kuta Sea View was marked 3* and was
as expected. I am clarifying this, with the idea of helping you
with future tourists, not as a complain. For example the Golo Hill
Top Hotel in Labuhan Bajo was excellent, with an extraordinary ocean
view; and there were no * marked on your list. Therefore I thought
this misunderstanding, needed to be cleared.
Yogyakarta, the Borobudur Temple and the Prambanan Temple. Flores
Island delighted Sophia, who said whe would like to live
there. The dawn at the three colored lakes of Kelimutu was spectacular!
The views all along the road were fantastic, specially the terraced
hills with rice fields. The charming Bena was like going back into
history . We really loved this hamlet.
way to Labuan Bajo we stopped to watched the lingko, though I still
think, it was not the same place I have seen in pictures. It was
just a half web of rice fields. Anyway it was beautiful.
mentioned before, the Golo Hill Top Hotel and he Ruma Mertua Boutique
Hotel in Yogyakarta were Sophia's favorite hotels. We
are so excited with our experience, sharing it with the family and
friends that we are happy recommending Adventure Indonesia to all
YOU FOR YOUR HELP AND PATIENCE!