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Top 5 experiences awaiting you in Indonesia

Indonesia offers more than just a paddling and snorkelling paradise, with countless unique cultural and natural highlights available on every adventure.

Komodo Dragon Komodo Island Indonesian Explorer heritage expeditions

1. Encounter the mighty Komodo Dragon

Komodo National Park is the only place in the world where you can see the legendary Komodo dragons – the largest lizards on earth. Experience the remarkable opportunity to safely observe these endangered, prehistoric predators up-close, gaining insights into their remarkable survival and dominance. This wildlife experience is a highlight of our Komodo National Park Kayak and Liveaboard trip.

2. Cross paths with Bajo Sea Gypsies

On our Remote Sulawesi Island Adventure, you may have the unique opportunity to cross paths with the Bajo people, also known as the Sea Gypsies. Renowned for their remarkable free-diving skills, the Bajo have adapted to life in and on the water like no other community. Traditionally nomadic, they live in stilt houses built over the sea and sustain themselves almost entirely through fishing and marine foraging. A potential visit to a Bajo village on this adventure could offer a glimpse into their fascinating ocean-centred culture. 

3. Dive into ‘Turtle City’

Siaba Besar Island, just east of Komodo, is affectionately known as Turtle City. On our Komodo National Park Kayak and Liveaboard trip, we visit a protected bay where the sea floor is carpeted with a vibrant coral garden, flourishing in shallow waters between 4-6m deep. Here, you’re almost guaranteed to encounter Green and Hawksbill turtles, swimming gracefully among the corals.

4. Snorkel with whale sharks

Experience the thrill of swimming alongside the gentle giants of the ocean, whale sharks, in the waters of Gorontalo. During our Remote Sulawesi Island Adventure, you have the chance to snorkel with these majestic creatures, observing their graceful movements up close. This encounter with one of the largest fish in the sea is both awe-inspiring and unforgettable.

5. Witness the mating dance of the Bird of Paradise

Guests have the chance to sight the captivating courtship displays of male Birds of Paradise on our Raja Ampat Kayak and Guesthouse Expedition. This rare spectacle provides a glimpse into the complex rituals that make these beautiful birds so extraordinary and sought-after by birdwatchers.