Rare insights and carefully timed events are an integral part of a unique, one-off trip to Indonesia this September from Selective Asia.

One of three limited edition tours for 2018, the 13-day Gunungs and Dragons goes way beyond the tried and tested highlights of Bali to offer a small group of travellers a unique opportunity to head east of Indonesia’s most noted island to lesser-visited Flores and the surrounding Komodo National Park.

Immersive local experiences and wildlife encounters form the backdrop to activities that will include:

  • Three days spent aboard a traditional-style wooden phinsi exploring the Komodo National Park.
  • Celebrating the annual harvest festival with locals in the village of Saga.
  • A night spent in the home of a villager in a remote tribal area.
  • Witnessing sunrise over the mystifying, multi-coloured craters lakes of Mount Kelimutu.
  • And, of course, going in search of the Komodo “Dragon”.

The trip uses basic, “no frills” accommodation and will move at a busy pace that includes two strenuous trekking days (not of the Sir Ranulph Fiennes variety but enough to challenge most weekend walkers) and requires a spirit happy to truly engage with local people, customs and traditions.

Nick Pulley, Selective Asia’s managing director, says: “As a tailor-made specialist, the shared approach to travel is a slightly foreign yet exciting new direction for us. We did, however, want to do things differently by adopting a unique approach far from the ordinary and that will take travellers away from more obvious destinations to explore less accessible areas for a really special insight into a destination and its culture.”

Gunungs and Dragons costs £2595 per person based on two people travelling (single supplement £1150) excluding international flights. Places on the September 4 departure are limited.

For further details call Selective Asia on 01273 670001 or go to www.selectiveasia.com


March 26, 2018

Press enquiries – and requests for images – to David Leck at Selective Asia on 01322 528580/07710 326256.

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