Frontiers Travel, the award-winning international travel company, recently unveiled an exclusive Frontiers-hosted departure, “Indonesian Interlude,” February 9-27, 2012. This is a cultural and wildlife journey encompassing Java, Bali and Borneo in the heart of the Malay Archipelago. One of the many highlights of the trip will be a 10-night cruise aboard Orion II hosted by the world’s leading expert on orangutans, Dr. Birute Galdikas. The theme of the cruise is “Faces in the Forest” and is designed to observe and interact with orangutans, the only great ape unique to Asia. For more information, call Frontiers Travel at 800-245-1950 or visit http://www.frontiersej.com/public/elegantJourneys/1/Indonesian_Interlude/main_menu_ej
Singapore is the gateway to the region and both the start and finish of the itinerary. Its sleek 21st century skyline will provide contrast to the lush natural beauty later in the trip. Guests will spend two days exploring this dynamic city state with incredible ethnic diversity. Accommodations are in the newly opened Fullerton Bay Hotel, overlooking the bay. From there, travelers fly to Yogyakarta on the island of Java. They will explore the largest Hindu temple in Indonesia, Prambanan, and then the largest Buddhist sanctuary in the world, Borobudur, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In Indonesia, the itinerary will feature the Amanresorts: firstly Amanjiwo, a 36-room property overlooking Borobudur and then Amandari in the Balinese village of Ubud.
Bali is aptly nicknamed “Island of a Thousand Gods,” and its verdant countryside, white sand beaches and old temples beckon us. It is also known for its rich cultural heritages, arts and crafts traditions, and numerous festivals throughout the year. Guests will visit some of the artisans in their ateliers, and enjoy private entrée dining venues during a three night stay.
Lastly, travelers will explore the southern and western coastlines of the third largest island in the world, Borneo, from the 100-passenger expedition style ship Orion II, which provides considerable creature comforts compared to what would normally be available on a land-based itinerary in this remote area. The host, Dr. Galdikas, founded Camp Leakey in Tanjung Puting National Park and has dedicated her life to studying and helping conserve orangutans. Dr. Galdikas is featured in the recent film “Born to be Wild” (an inspired story of love, dedication and the remarkable bond between humans and animals) which has generated much interest as it opened this spring in I-MAX theaters across the country.
For more information on this one-time only holiday, contact Frontiers co-President, Mollie Fitzgerald, at 800-245-1950 or email firstname.lastname@example.org