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Komodo, Indonesia

Indonesia is a fantastic destination for family adventures.

With a rich variety of scenery, wildlife and vibrant cultures, you can find something to interest everyone.

The following tours are from all over Indonesia. And they include accommodation, guided tours and meals according to your itinerary.

There’s a diversity of fascinating regions to visit in Indonesia. The famous areas include Komodo and Rinca islands with their famous komodo dragons. There is also Raja Ampat for wildlife-rich coral reefs, beautiful islands and the famous birds of paradise. You can also cruise the famous Maluku Islands.These are known as spice islands named after the trade in nutmeg and cloves inspiring the colonial interest.

On the other side of the archipelago there is Sumatra. Teeming with wildlife, enjoy Sumatra’s incredible rainforest. This is where you can find iconic orangutans and enjoy fantastic wildlife tours.

So let’s get started with the top Family Holidays in Indonesia.

  1. The Aqua Blu Cruise

    The Aqua Blu, Indonesia

    If you’re after a luxury Indonesian cruise, the top recommendation is the Aqua Blue.

    Cruise the Indonesian archipelago according to your choice of itinerary. Visit the Komodo National Park, the beautiful Spice Islands or enjoy the beautiful reefs and islands of Raja Ampat.

    On your Aqua Blu cruise, enjoy professionally guided tours to make the most of this incredible region. Explore incredible islands, see iconic wildlife and experience traditional cultures

    The 5 decks aboard the Aqua Blu offer.

    • The sun deck with outdoor seating
    • Outdoor lounge area
    • Spa & Jacuzzi
    • Library
    • The Sky Lounge Bar
    • Exercise zone

    Your luxurious Aqua Blu suite provides air-conditioning and large, comfortable beds. Your spacious en-suite bathroom then offers overhead rain showers and premium organic toiletries.

    You will then enjoy delicious cuisine in the outdoor and indoor dining rooms

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    The Aqua Blue Cruise

    Bali, Indonesia

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  2. The Ombak Putih and Katharina

    The Ombak Putih, Indonesia

    Aboard the Ombak Putih and Katharina, you can enjoy a fantastic Indonesian sailing experience.

    You will explore some of the region’s favorite places on the traditionally styled pinisi vessels. These ships are built in the traditional manner, which is recognized by UNESCO for cultural heritage.

    The similar vessels do have some differences. The Ombak Putih is slightly larger. And this vessel offers 12 comfortable cabins. Each of these is fitted with en-suite bathrooms and a large salon. There are then different social areas to relax on your journey.

    The Katharina only has six superior cabins. And they are also fitted with en-suite bathrooms. There is also an outdoor dining area, a saloon, bar and two sun decks.

    Both vessels offer different activities and tours. These include:

    • Treks through the jungles
    • Visiting beautiful beaches
    • Snorkeling the reefs filled with colorful fish
    • Kayaking different islands
    • Stand-up-paddle-boarding

    Enjoy guided tours to find the famous wildlife. And you will also tour the different villages to absorb some local culture.

    Some tour highlights include:

    • Seeing the iconic Komodo dragons of Komodo National Park
    • Watching the orangutans of Borneo
    • Finding giant whale sharks and manta rays
    • Spotting the birds of paradise near New Guinea
    • Visiting the famous and beautiful Spice Islands
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    The Ombak Putih

    Bali, Indonesia

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    The Katharina

    Bali, Indonesia

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  3. The Nyaman Cruise

    The Nyaman Cruise, Indonesia

    Next we have the Nyaman Cruise. This is a luxury sailing vessel for a fantastic cruise to the famous Komodo Island National Park. Famous for the komodo dragons, this is one of the top attractions in Indonesia.

    You will travel aboard the 32-meter-long vessel. And enjoy one of the 7 comfortable cabins for a more personal experience of Indonesia.

    The Nyaman itineraries are designed for both divers and non-divers. And there are many activities to enjoy and places to explore. Choose from either the 5-day or 7-day cruise on the Komodo live-aboard tour.

    On your itinerary, you will enjoy delicious cuisine under the tropical night sky in the outdoor dining room.

    Tour highlights and activities to enjoy include:

    • Diving or snorkeling Komodo National Park
    • Diving or snorkeling the Lesser Sunda Islands
    • Guided trekking of Pulau Komodo and Rinca Island
    • Observing the incredible Komodo dragons

    Explore the fantastic dive sites for a diversity of wildlife. Marine life to see includes:

    • Humphead wrasse
    • Giant trevallies
    • Beautiful corals
    • Manta rays
    • Parrotfish
    • Bamboo sharks
    • Marble rays

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    The Nyaman Cruise

    Bali, Indonesia

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  4. The Papua Paradise Eco Resort

    The Papua Paradise Eco Resort, Indonesia

    As the first resort on this list, you have the Papua Paradise Eco Resort. This provides a fantastic experience of Raja Ampat in eastern Indonesia. And you can find the resort on the uninhabited island of Birie.

    Enjoyed both by divers and non divers, explore the island to enjoy snorkeling or diving experiences along the coast. You can find many tropical fish and marine life. And you can also explore the island’s rainforest for different animals and plants.

    Note that this is one of the only PADI Diver Resorts in the region. The resort also offers the only spa in Raja Ampat where you can relax with a massage or relaxation treatment.

    If you’re interested in diving, the resort is a fantastic base to explore impressive dive sites. Enjoy beautiful reefs brimming with colorful fish.

    See many different animals in the waters and rainforest. And these include manta rays, sharks and the iconic birds of paradise.

    From the resort, you can also visit the surrounding islands. The different tours offered include:

    • The Red Bird of Paradise Trip
    • The Wilson’s Bird of Paradise Tour
    • The Hornbill Sunset Cruise
    • The Batanta Island Waterfall Trip
    • The Mangrove Bird Cruise
    • The Arefi Village Tour

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    The Papua Paradise Eco Resort

    Birie island, Raja Ampat

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  5. The Lembeh Resort

    The Lembeh Resort, Indonesia

    The Lembeh Resort is a luxury resort in Sulawesi. There are some fantastic dive sites to enjoy from the resort. And there are many fascinating activities for non divers as well.

    You can find the resort in its own private cove in a beautiful section of Indonesia. And you will enjoy many different activities, delicious meals and comfortable accommodation

    There are different accommodation options available. And you can choose from the Luxury Cottages with ocean views, Garden View Rooms and Cliffside Villas.

    Your meals at the Lembeh Resort are made fresh from ingredients produced by local farmers. And the dining room offers stunning views of the region.

    There are different activities to enjoy. Explore the surrounding wildlife and culture with your professional guide. And you can find different animals in surrounding rainforest.

    Animals to find include:

    • Tarsiers
    • Iconic hornbills
    • Black-crested macaques

    You can also relax in the resort spa to relax in this stunning environment. There are different markets to explore, hiking trails and kayaking opportunities.

    The resort is enjoyed by divers and non-divers alike. However, there are some fantastic dive sites nearby. With your trained marine biologist guide, head out to some favorite areas. Find hundreds of colorful fish and other marine life.

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    The Lembeh Resort

    Bitung, Sulawesi

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  6. The Sumatra EcoTravel Junglebook Tour

    The Sumatra EcoTravel Junglebook Tour, Indonesia

    The Sumatra EcoTravel Junglebook Tour offers a fantastic 8-day experience of Sumatra’s rainforests.

    Explore the rainforest with your knowledgeable guide to enjoy stunning scenery, diverse wildlife and cultural experiences.

    From your base at the comfortable and rustic EcoTravel Cottages, head out each day to explore the region. And your tour can be customized to your interests.

    You will spend two of these days devoted to finding the iconic orangutans. These are the favorite wildlife sightings in the area. And you will head out on a walking and camping experience in the Gunung Leuser National Park.

    Other activities to enjoy on your tour include:

    • Seeing the elephants of Tangkahan
    • Cycling the villages of Bukit Lawang
    • White-water rafting in Marike
    • Visiting the famous bat cave in Bukit Lawang

    Your accommodation then offers comfortable beds and a private bathroom with hot water. Only breakfast is included. However, there are a number of restaurants nearby.

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    The Sumatra EcoTravel Junglebook Tour

    Bukit Lawang, Sumatra

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  7. The Wow Borneo Tour

    The Wow Borneo Tour, Indonesia

    Explore the jungles of Borneo on the appropriately named Wow Borneo tour. Travel into the wildlife-rich and steamy rainforest aboard comfortable, tranditionally styled boats.

    On your itinerary, enjoy guided rainforest tours and river cruises aboard comfortable and renovated klotok boats. The boats can accommodation 12 people. Althought traditional, the boats offer air-conditioning. And they feature comfortable suites with en-suite bathrooms.

    Explore the incredible Kalimantan area of Indonesian Borneo. And the tour focuses on nature, culture and this incredible environment.

    Choose to visit the Sebangau National Park or Tanjung Puting National Park. And in Tanjung Puting, you can find the famous Camp Leakey. This is where you enjoy the fantastic orangutans and you will also visit a traditional Dayak village.

    In the intimate dining room, enjoy a mix of Asian fusion meals prepared by dedicated kitchen staff.

    To extend your visit to Borneo, you can also combine the rainforest with a cruise to the incredible Komodo National Park on the Indonesian Wildlife Icons Tour.

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    The Wow Borneo Tour

    Sabah, Borneo

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  8. The Lombok Lodge

    The Lombok Lodge Tour, Indonesia

    For a luxurious family holiday in Indonesia, the Lombok Lodge offers some incredible packages and experiences. And is positioned just a 10-minute boat ride from the famous and beautiful Gili Islands.

    The lodge overlooks the beautiful Medana Bay. And you will enjoy luxurious suites. The style is modern and minimalist and was designed by award-winning Italian architect and interior designer Vittorio Simoni.

    The lodge offers only 9 Lodge Suites giving you a luxurious and exclusive experience of Indonesia. Your elegant suite features large, comfortable beds. And they are equipped with an iPad for the Lombok Lodge Hotel Application and The Lombok Lodge Apple Tv Movie-and Music System.

    Enjoy your en-suite with Hermès premium bathroom amenities.

    The lodge cuisine is served from the lodge’s three high-quality restaurants. And you can even choose romantic private dining experiences.

    There are a variety of tours, packages and experiences to enjoy.

    Head out on a snorkeling experience from the white sandy beaches of The Gili Islands. You can enjoy watching the turtle release from the Gili Meno Turtle Nursery. And you will watch the baby turtles on their first experience of the ocean. There is also horse riding at Gili Meno to suit all levels for riders including beginners & children. And you can also enjoy an experience of stand up paddle boarding in the beautiful turquoise waters.

    If you enjoy diving, there is also the PADI Dive Center and the team of professional scuba divers. You can also enjoy Rinjani trekking tours and an exclusive helicopter trip to the Mount Rinjani Volcano. Of course, you can simply relax on your holiday with the Lombok spa massage and relaxation treatments.

    You can also explore Indonesia on fantastic package tours. These include:

    • Lombok & Java
    • Lombok & The Gili Islands
    • Lombok & Gili Fun
    • Lombok & Sumba
    • Lombok & Moyo Island
    • Lombok & Glamping at Moyo
    • Lombok & Komodo
    • North & South Lombok

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    The Lombok Lodge

    Lombok, Indonesia

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  9. The Coral Adventurer & Geographer Cruises

    The Coral Adventurer, Indonesia

    The Coral Adventurer and Coral Geographer provide modern cruising vessels for the Indonesian archipelago of islands.

    Offering fantastic family adventures, enjoy cruises and guided tours of the incredible East Indies, Spice Islands and New Guinea regions of Indonesia.

    The cruise accommodates 120 passengers. And all of the suites provide fantastic views. You will be served delicious meals in the dining room. And you can relax in the comfortable social areas. There are then a few different indoor and outdoor bars to enjoy a refreshing drink in the evenings.

    Visit fascinating regions. You will visit the different islands to enjoy diverse wildlife, beautiful scenery and learn more about the different cultures.

    The islands you will visit include:

    • Misool in Raja Ampat
    • Alor in the Lesser Sundas
    • Buton in Sulawesi

    On your itinerary, you can enjoy the iconic orangutans of Borneo. And you can follow the historic routes of the spice traders as you cruise the Banda Islands. There is also an itinerary to enjoy some of the world’s best snorkeling experiences as you voyage to Raja Ampat.

    No matter your chosen itinerary, friendly and knowledgeable guides will accompany you for island tours to help you make the most of this incredible region.

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    The Coral Geographer

    Singapore

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Ash - Author & Travel AdvisorAbout the Author: Ash Card is a frequent visitor to the Tropics and has a passion for helping visitors get the best experiences from tropical locations. Ash is a contributor to both TourTheTropics.com and ThinkJungle.com writing about tropical destinations, rainforests and wildlife. Feel free to contact Ash for tour help in the tropics. When not helping tourists with tours and info, Ash can be found salsa-ing the night away or posing near waterfalls.
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