We are tour organizer and ground agent for cultural, social and nature exploration and trying to carry out responsible tourism with working area covers Indonesia Archipelago. We also provide services in organizing birdwatching trips in Indonesia’s birding areas.
In our work we are partnering with and involving local tour operators, local people, communities, progressive government agencies and NGOs throughout Indonesian in order to conduct informative, ecologically and socially responsible tours. This way will contribute to the local economy while simultaneously conserving Indonesia’s unique biological and cultural heritage and also offer a professional and authentic experience.
We work to fulfill demand of common travelers, birdwatchers, and travelers with special interest from basic to comfort standards, assist in arranging travel documents and permits to remote areas, supply clients with any necessary information on many destinations, build contacts with local guides at each site, and arrange air tickets to most destinations in Indonesia.
Our team and network:
SUMARAJA: Born in a place not far from Bogor, a city known for its botanical garden. He has worked with local community on Ecotourism Product Development as Means to Supplant Illegal Logging in Tangkahan area of Leuser National Park, North Sumatra. He is very popular escort for well known birdwatching tour leader and has been involved in handling birdwatching to the Islands of Sumatera, Java, Lesser Sunda and Molucca (remote eastern Indonesia)
AHMAD LISAWAN MANARA: “Iwan” as he is called by friends, from Medan in North Sumatera. He has conducted general tours and special interest tours in Nothern Sumatera wherein exploring Bukit Lawang, Lake Toba and Batak culture are amongst his specialties. He is co-founder North Sumatera Ecotourism Forum. He has taken part on training for ecotourism tour products and its marketing in Holland. Besides being active in tourism he is also developing his skill on filming by set up Wan’s Production Studio. He speaks English and Spanish.
ENDATNO or "Een": lives in Kersik Tuo, a village on the foot of Mount Kerinci. Een is specialist on birds exploration on Mount Kerinci and Tapan Road. He is also guide for reaching the peak of mount Kerinci or trekking around the Sumatran rain forest in Kersik Tuo and Danau Gunung Tujuh.
ROMAN: He spends many years to conduct and organize exploration to one of the most devastated volcano eruptions in 19th century named Krakatoa and also to the last home of Javan Rhino on Ujung Kulon National Park. He also leads cultural exploration on Baduy village, one of ethnic groups in western part of Java. He expands his interest on avifauna which has brought him into several journeys with remarkable international bird tour leader to Sumatera, Java, Bali, Lesser Sunda, Sulawesi, Halmahera and Papua
GUSTY: After few years working as branch office manager for a big travel company in Labuan Bajo, Gusty decided to be independent. His specialist is exploration on Komodo National Park and cultural exploration on Flores Island. Gusty is living in Labuan Bajo, entry harbor to Komodo National Park. He is our representative on Flores Island.
MAXIMILIAN “Maxi” WAGO: Maxi was born in Langa, one of the traditional villages in Bajawa (Central Flores). He starts his guiding by bringing people to explore nature and culture of Ngada People, one of ethnic groups on Flores Island. For the last few years his interest expanded to the birds of Flores. Today Maxi is our guide to explore birds on Flores. He is living in Bajawa, central part of Flores.
FREDDY HAMBUWALI: Sumba Island is his origin until now he still lives on his lovely island with its unique culture. Freddy is taking care of our clients to explore nature, culture and birds on Sumba Island
ONY MAEDA: Lives in Kupang on West Timor, he is very familiar with the area and has become local guide for various kind of journey. He is our guide to explore birds on West Timor
POLITARIUS: Founder of Go Indonesia Tour. Born in central Kalimantan (Indonesian part of Borneo), grew up amongst Bornean hunters & farmers, and now lives in Jakarta. His first involvement in tourism was in ’90 when he was about 19 years old by helping a group of 20 Scandinavian on trekking on Meratus Mountain Ranges in South Kalimantan. Since then he develops his knowledge and experience on organizing tours from simple one to expedition category such as crossing Borneo from Central to Eastern.
For the last 20 years he has expanded his work by leading and organizing several different types of tours to Sumatera, Java, Bali, Lesser Sunda Islands, Sulawesi, Moluccas and Papua.
Besides organizing and leading tours he is involved on a non government organization; www.simpulindonesia.org, an organization active on Indonesia ecotourism development, community based tourism, and environment campaign.
His non-tourism experience is when he worked part time on South and Central Kalimantan Production Forest Project. This is a pilot project to construct a guideline design for and assist timber concession holder to achieve certification on its timber.