Travel to Indonesia – Tours to the islands east of the Wallace Line

The Malay Archipelago, which is largely comprised of present day Indonesia and several other Southeast Asian states, is an amazing geographic phenomenon in one of the most volcanically active regions of the world. While Indonesia has already established itself as an international travel destination, the majority of its visitors only touch a few corners of this impressive region, typically the business and tourism magnets of Java and Bali.

It is rewarding to travel a little further east, crossing the Wallace Line to discover a wonderful world of natural beauty, cultural diversity and unique wildlife. The Wallace Line, named after the 19th-century naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace, runs between Borneo and Sulawesi, and continues between Bali and Lombok, describing the biogeographical dividing line that transcends travelers to a new fauna-rich, biodiverse landscape, that offers many endemic species.

East of the Wallace Line is an island realm far beyond the main tourist spots with an incredible wealth of nature and culture. Travel east of the Wallace Line to discover an archipelago which invites island hopping between thousands of islands with countless secluded beaches, diving into the best diving and snorkeling areas in the world. But it is also a region with incomparable fauna and biodiversity on land and under water, with volcanoes that are among the most active on earth, with dense jungle areas and their fascinating aboriginal inhabitants and a surprising richness of cultural diversity. Indonesia East of the Wallace Line is fascinating and full of adventure, so do not be surprised if it keeps drawing you back there again and again …

Travel to East-Indonesia

Travel to the exotic and touristically barely developed island world of East Indonesia and immerse yourself in your individual adventure.
Fort Tolukko, Ternate, Northern Moluccas, Spice Islands

Ternate

As one of the islands of origin of the clove tree, Ternate offers a rich cultural heritage due to its fascinating island history. Although a tiny place, it is the heart of and the gateway to the island world of the North Moluccas. Let yourself be enchanted and join our Culture & Nature Tour to Ternate.

Clove groves with a view, Tidore, Northern Moluccas, Spice Islands

Tidore

Tidore’s landscape is dominated by a volcanic mountain. Clove and nutmeg groves line the hillsides alongside sleepy villages, giving the island a peaceful atmosphere, 500 years after playing a pivotal role in the first circumnavigation of the world. Start your Tidore adventure and enjoy pure nature.

Secluded island life, Morotai, Northern Moluccas, Spice Islands

Morotai

Pacific terminus: Morotai is densely forested, with numerous rivers, lonely white beaches and surrounded by many small offshore islands. Its perfect location in the centre of the coral triangle and on the Pacific rim makes it a paradise for diving and surfing. Discover Morotai on one of our tours.

Sunset at the foot of Gamkonora, Halmahera, Northern Moluccas, Spice Islands

Halmahera

Halmahera stands out through its great diversity in both culture and nature. A multi-ethnic population, native tribes with their century-old traditions, a fascinating landscape, numerous endemic bird species and active volcanoes make up the charm of this island. Discover Halmahera!

View of Lokon Volcano, Tomohon, North Sulawesi

Sulawesi North

Sulawesi’s north offers countless things worth seeing. In addition to a breathtaking landscape with active volcanoes and nature parks with numerous endemic animal species, an equally diverse underwater world with great visibility is waiting to be explored. Join our Minhasa & Tangkoko Adventure.

Settlement with church in the Toraja Highlands, Sulawesi

Sulawesi Toraja

In addition to their impressive architecture, the Toraja also stand out from other ethnic groups in their extraordinary cultural characteristics. Their unique customs make a visit unforgettable. Immerse yourself in their fabulous cultural heritage and discover the world of the Toraja!

Indonesia’s region East of Wallace on the map

East of Wallace

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