Leaders: Nick Upton and local guides.
Ground Price: £4250.00 – Jakarta/Jakarta
Airfare: £550.00 - £700.00(approx) - UK/UK
Single supplement: £580.00
Group size: Minimum for tour to go ahead 5 and maximum 8
Included in cost: Accommodation in twin rooms en-suite (mostly), all meals including picnic lunches where necessary, all entrance fees to National Parks, bottled water, transport throughout in air-conditioned vehicles, boat trips and services of leaders.
Not included: International airfare, insurance, departure tax, drinks, tips and items of a personal nature.
Accommodation: A variety of accommodation from smart airport hotels, pleasant wildlife lodges to simple homestays will be used. The quality of these ranges from very good to relatively simple but all are chosen either for their proximity to the birding sites and/or best quality for the area. There will be internet connections in most accommodation but not all.
Tour Code: This is a fairly standard tour for a developing country with travel being slow at times and a mostly moderate pace. There are some harder walks up mountain trails which will be done at a slow birding pace but participants do need to be fit enough to be able to walk all day on Gunung Gede and be able to deal with some steep sections at Gunung Kerinci. The tour itinerary is designed to break up these more energetic sections of the trip with easier birding and some comfortable hotels.
We can expect a variety of weather conditions over the course of this trip to Sumatra and Java. In the lowlands temperatures will be in excess of 30C with high humidity although up in the mountains it will be pleasantly cool for much of the time. Early morning/late afternoon temperatures in the mountains are likely to be quite chilly so a warm fleece/jacket will be essential at times and the possibility of some rain showers is quite high too.