Indonesia’s Wild East Off The Beaten Track
This must be every adventurous traveller’s dream itinerary. Take the chance to get to the heart of Indonesia’s “wild east” and explore the more remote parts of the archipelago, veering well off the beaten track. This specially designed, 17-day itinerary aims to cast its net wide, providing a true insight into diverse local cultures and fabulous wildlife wonders such as komodo dragons, crested macaques, tarsiers and pristine coral reefs, with time also to relax at the beach. But it’s no ordinary seaside location: you will be in West Papua, Indonesia’s half of New Guinea island, where the coral reefs and marine ecosystems are among the world’s most diverse and healthy, and where birds of paradise might be spied.
This itinerary is an excellent option throughout the year, including the rainy season months (October to April). Rainfall is generally lower in the east and the difference between the seasons is less marked. These are also the best months for visiting Raja Ampat.