Travelling to the lesser-known of islands of Indonesia can sometimes be a hassle. There are so many things that we have yet to prepare and book, and not to mention the flights, boats, and whatnot, to actually reach this lesser-known islands. Once we get to the island, we also have to deal with the locals, which, for some destinations, can be remotely hard. This is why open-trip travel is now the trend. With packages offered to exotic destinations like Banda Neira, Alor, Mount Prau, Raja Ampat, Derawan, and many others, it’s hard not to be excited. For those eager to travel these remote parts, joining an open-trip group can help a great deal saving time making sure all is booked and prepared. But the downside to these kinds of travel group is that they don’t always have a program running, but when they do, you can make sure that it’s really affordable and completely hassle-free! plus we get to meet new friends that are just as eager as we are to explore! Grab your back-packing gear and follow these accounts for more adventure in life, through wonderful Indonesia…..
If destinations like Alor, Mount Prau, Banggai, Banda Neira, what you have in mind, then perhaps @ibupenyu is one of the option out there. They organize many open-trip programs, and all you have to do is follow their Instagram to see what packages they are offering next! You can also check their website, here.
A more mainstream choice for those who want to travel the cities and islands of the archipelago, hassle-free. @lautbiru_trip offers exotic destinations like Derawan, Labengki, Raja Ampat, Sumba island, and many more. They have programs running most of the time throughout the year but be sure to check the newest ones on their Instagram, and you can also check their website, here.
Worthy of our attention, @1000_guru invites travelers to travel and teach. The group was found in 2008 and has more than 100k followers on Instagram. Their destinations include some remote villages and islands like Entikong in West Kalimantan or the more popular, Labuan Bajo in Flores. They have attracted so many followers and those who want to travel the archipelago and meet the local kids and students who live far from the city’s hustle and bustle. An amazing way to see things in perspective, and actually give back, to the community.
Relatively new, @triphemat started their open trip group by offering packages to Bromo, Derawan and Kepulauan Seribu. Slowly expanding new packages and destinations, @triphemat is one of the so many independent travel organizers that sees the high demand for trips to exotic destinations in the archipelago both for locals and internationals.
If you want to learn more of Indonesia’s past, the rich culture and heritage of the country, and more, @campatour is the best for you! Some of packages on offer include destinations with strong historical significance. From visiting the Indonesia archaeological mecca, Sangiran to learning more of the Betawi culture at Setu Babakan, there are too many packages to choose from. And if you opt for beautiful islands, they have destinations like Raja Ampat, Banda Neira, and more, as well. Check their website here for more information.
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