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Adventures in Indonesia

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Imagine sailing around coral-fringed islands aboard a 34m yacht, snorkelling on pristine reefs and venturing into the realm of the Komodo dragon. It’s just one of the exciting family holidays to Indonesia offered by Exsus. Another option combines luxury and adventure in Bali and Sumatra, while the Invigorating Indonesia itinerary fills an unforgettable fortnight with everything from elephant-back riding to white-water rafting.

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Exsus says

Indonesia is one of the world’s most diverse and rewarding destinations for an adventure holiday. We’ve created some amazing itineraries specifically with families in mind, with private tours and luxury accommodation as standard of course!

  • adventure
  • ideal for summer
  • sailing option

For a holiday with a difference, embark on our 12-night family learning adventure to Bali, where you and your family can venture into a monkey forest and stay in a yurt in an eco-friendly camp, filling your days with fantastic activities that immerse you in local culture, such as exploring rice plantations and learning traditional Balinese dances. There’s also plenty of time for beach relaxation on beautiful Jimbaran Bay.

If you pick our To Komodo & Beyond holiday, as well as visiting the temple and hiking to secret waterfalls in Borobudur, and staying in the heart of the jungle and biking down volcanoes in Bali (not to mention staying on the island of Sumba and in glitzy Hong Kong), you’ll also get to explore the Indonesian archipelago on board the magnificent Tiger Blue, a traditional 34-metre crewed yacht which accommodates up to 12 guests.

Sail around the islands of the Komodo National Park and meet their residents, the legendary komodo dragons, and visit local villages and tribes. Activities include world-class fishing, kite-surfing, water-skiing, snorkelling and scuba diving – Tiger Blue is a licenced PADI Dive Centre. All the necessary gear is on board (and included in the price).

Young wildlife enthusiasts will love our Orangutans & Dragons family adventure, where you can see animals in their natural habitat, from monkeys in the forest to orangutans in the jungle (while staying on a private luxury houseboat on the river), as well as enjoy a week-long cruise around the Indonesian islands, to meet komodo dragons, snorkel and dive with colourful marine creatures and tuck into tasty barbecues on the beach.

Indonesia is at its best between March and September – so it’s a great choice for your Easter or summer holiday.

Find out more about our luxury holiday ideas in Indonesia and family adventures worldwide.

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