Discover volcanoes, dream beaches, jungles, fascinating exotic cultures and an incredible flora and fauna
We have put together various tours through the fascinating island world of East Indonesia for you. Islands like Ternate, Tidore, Morotai and Halmahera, also known as the Spice Islands, belong to the northern Moluccas and are still largely untouched by tourism. A trip there feels like an adventure to some of the last undiscovered destinations on earth. North Sulawesi and Toraja are a little better known, but no less charming.
There is no mass tourism on our tours. You are always alone with your guide. Sometimes you will meet few or no western tourists on your tour.
Our tours east of the Wallace Line are unique discovery tours, challenging trekking experiences, impressive volcano excursions in one of the world’s most active volcanic regions, jungle adventures and the experience of unique flora and fauna.
We appeal to people, who would like to travel individually but not alone – travellers who want to discover untouched places and get to know their people, culture, flora and fauna. We can also help scientists and ornithologists explore east of the Wallace Line, discovering species that can’t be found anywhere else in the world.
Our tour suggestions for you:
And remember, we want you to be able to travel as individually as you wish. Our tours are therefore flexible. If you have any requests for changes, please let us know.
Culture & Nature Tour, Spices & Species Tour: Our beginner tours are ideal for those who want to experience something different. For these tours you should be of average fitness. The tours can be a bit strenuous, but the strain is manageable and you will get a comprehensive insight into the highlights of the different islands. Both tours are “same-same but different”. Do you prefer snorkelling, diving or bird watching? Then opt for the Spices & Species Tour. This tour takes you to Ternate, Tidore and Central Halmahera. Are you more of a landscape person? Then you will love the Culture & Nature Tour, which takes you to Ternate, Tidore and West Halmahera. The island visits are about equally strenuous on both tours, as you will visit fortresses and plantations in hot and humid conditions above 30 degrees.
Volcano Adventure: Our expedition tours to the volcanoes of the island of Halmahera are perfect for those with a very good level of fitness and basic physical condition. On the way, you will pass through quite rough terrain and you will be on very narrow paths, which can sometimes be a bit steep and slippery. Some of the overnight stays on these tours are very basic, which we think adds to the adventure and anyway there is no alternative!
Minahasa & Tangkoko Tour: This tour is especially suitable for jungle fans and national park enthusiasts. Animal lovers will also be thrilled to meet the last endemic black crested macaques. For the tour through Tangkoko National Park in North Sulawesi, you should have an average level of fitness. The tour is not quite as strenuous, but as we are moving through the rainforest, you should be able to cope with muddy and slippery spots. The tour offers you a lot of fascinating nature experiences.
Morotai Tour: Our beginner’s tour to a beautiful and lonely island off the coast of Halmahera. Morotai enchants with breathtaking panoramic views, reserved but very friendly people, lots of untouched jungle, beautiful bays, lakes, waterfalls and brilliant diving sites. This tour is ideal as a follow-up tour and/or for relaxation. If you want to experience the Robinson Crusoe feeling, this is the right place for you. You don’t need to be very fit to visit Morotai, but it is an advantage to be good on your feet, because there is a lot to explore.
Toraja Tour: This tour is for all those who are interested in foreign cultures and would like to gain an insight into the unique death cult of the Toraja people of Sulawesi with all its peculiar rituals. It may not be everyone’s cup of tea to visit a deceased person at home or to witness an animal sacrifice, so its your decision how deep you want to go with the experience. On the tour, you will also take some gentle strolls through traditional Toraja villages and the surrounding countryside to let the beautiful landscape work its magic on you.
Speaking of exploring: In addition to their unique nature and wildlife, the islands of eastern Indonesia also offer plenty of cultural highlights. We have compiled the Moluccan island events for you. Each island has its own sights and attractions, such as the Legu Gam Festival on Ternate, the Rera Tumding Festival on Halmahera or the incredibly colourful Tomohon International Flower Festival in Sulawesi North.
Our tip: If possible, plan your trip to coincide with these events. It is worth it! Of course, we will support you in your planning through our local contacts.