Bespoke School Tour

January 16, 2020

A Bespoke School Tour Program

  • We understand the school's needs and will create a bespoke program that relates to several subjects taught in school, including but not limited to Art, Biology, Geography, and Bahasa Indonesia.
  • We will help you design a relevant travel experience and itinerary to suit both your needs and budget. We will also assist you in creating the risk management submission to the Victorian Department of Education.
  • Working together with the world’s peak body of Adventure Travel (ATTA) and BAKTI Kominfo of the Indonesian Ministry of Telecommunication, our local guides have undergone international certification and training in risk management and safety, experience design and product development, sustainable travel, photography, and 360 videography.
  • All risk management and safety issues will be identified, discussed, and managed through tailor-made programs that are discussed with the school in an open and collaborative manner.

General Information 

  • More conservative clothing is recommended in Indonesia, especially when visiting temples and participating in traditional ceremonies.
    It is advisable to wear t-shirts with sleeves, polo shirts, and knee-length shorts. Please note that uncovered shoulders and knees may result in students being denied entrance to many temples due to it being considered disrespectful.
  • Luggage should be packed in a medium-sized suitcase or bag. All items should be marked with the student’s name. 
  • Please remember that all students are responsible for packing & carrying luggage items. 
  • General Luggage: Indonesian/English dictionary, padlocks for suitcase, laundry bag or plastic bags for dirty clothes, poncho/raincoat, one warm jacket, small umbrella, lightweight t-shirts and shorts, sandals, comfortable walking shoes/runners (we’ll be doing a lot of trekking and hiking).
  • Two pieces of luggage are allowable: 1x check-in luggage and 1x carry-on luggage 
  • One medium sized soft bag, i.e. duffel bag or medium sized suitcase no more than 25kg 
  • Small backpack for day use to be placed in coach and in overhead lockers on the plane - no more than 7kg 
  • Any spare lithium & alkaline batteries must be kept in hand luggage. Camera should also be carry-on luggage. 
  • Restrictions apply to the amount of liquids, gels and aerosols you can have in your carry-on luggage. 
  • Please visit: transport/security/aviation/LAG/index.aspx for more information 

Prior to Departure 

  • Fill in and affix luggage tag to your luggage (you might like to also add some other identifying ribbon, etc.). 
  • Photocopy of passport and carry copy in your suitcase. Copy itinerary to leave with family. Check you have packed your passport. 

Why is a school tour to Indonesia important?

Indonesia, the second largest archipelago and the fourth most populous country in the world, with over 17,000 islands, 270 million people, and 800+ local languages is home to an incredible diversity of cultures, languages, and ecosystems.

Its cultural richness is evident in its diverse range of traditional customs and practices, from the ancient animistic beliefs of the East Nusa Tenggaran people to the complex art forms of Bali.From the intricate carvings and sculptures that adorn the island’s temples to the vibrant paintings, textiles, and daily offerings that can be found almost in all of the public spaces, Bali truly is a feast for the senses for any art lover.

In addition to painting and sculpture, Bali is also renowned for its traditional music and dance, which are an integral part of religious ceremonies and other cultural events.

Indonesia is also a country of incredible biodiversity, boasting the world’s third-largest areas of rainforest after the Amazon and Africa’s Congo Basin, it has the second-highest level of biodiversity in the world, and home to a significant proportion of the world’s animal and plant species.

It is also the location of the Wallace Line, a faunal boundary line that runs between Bali and Lombok and separates two distinct biogeographical regions:

  • To the west of the Wallace Line, the flora and fauna are generally more closely related to those found on the Asian mainland such as tigers, elephants, and orangutans, which are all related to Asiatic species.
  • To the east of the line, the flora and fauna are more diverse and include a mixture of species of both Asian and Australian origins. This area is known as Wallacea, and it includes a number of unique and endemic species that are found nowhere else on Earth.
    For example, the Komodo dragon that can only be found in the is- lands of eastern Indonesia.

Not just above grounds, Indonesia is home to more than 20% of the world’s coral reefs, and boasts the second-highest level of marine biodiversity in the world with more than 600 species of reef-building corals and over 3,000 species of fish as it is located

in the heart of the Coral Triangle, the world’s most biodiverse marine ecosystem.

Despite its many natural wonders, Indonesia faces numerous environmental challenges, including deforestation, pollution, and climate change. The country has been actively working to address these issues through initiatives such as forest conservation programs, marine conservation areas, and sustainable tourism development.

Overall, Indonesia is a country of great diversity, both in terms of its cultural heritage and its natural wonders. As one of the world’s most populous archipelagos, it offers a wealth of opportunities for exploration, discovery, and learning.

Our Bespoke School Tour to Indonesia

We are an Indonesia specialist Destination Management Company (DMC) that offers bespoke study tours to amazing destinations in Indonesia. We provide bespoke study tours to Jakarta, Bali, West Java, East and Central Java, Yogyakarta, West Sumatra, North Sumatra, Lampung Province, Riau Province, North and South Sulawesi, Toraja, South and East Kalimantan, East Nusa Tenggara, West Nusa Tenggara, and West Papua (Raja Ampat).

We collaborate with local and national government ministries, agencies, and international organizations to ensure standards and safety. We prioritize business ethics and the impact of travel on local communities and guides. That's why we work closely with our local guides and community-based tourism businesses to train and develop them according to international standards. Additionally, we assist you in meeting the stringent risk and safety standards set by the Department of Education while aligning with your educational needs and goals.

An Indonesia study tour offers more than just learning Bahasa Indonesia. It provides exceptional opportunities for geography and biology students to explore sustainability, climate change, and the biodiversity of the archipelagos. Meanwhile, arts and history students have the opportunity to learn about the diverse cultures, architecture, textiles, and daily life arts in Indonesia.

Value for Money

We offer value for money school trips. This means that when you travel with us, you can be sure to receive the best value for money accommodation with breakfast and engaging activities.

Value for Money Accomodation

For example, in Bali, you will stay at Mamaka by Ovolo at Kuta Beach or a similar option.

In Labuan Bajo, your accommodation will be Ayana Waecicu Beach or a similar option.

In remote destinations where no hotel is available, we provide the best value for money accommodation, all of which are the finest options in that particular destination.

Value for Money Activities

We offer value for money activities and collaborate with you to design the experience you want your students to have. This means you will have the opportunity to create your own itineraries that provide the best educational content and meet your budgetary requirements. Here are some examples of activities we offer in Bali and Flores and we have plenty more options available. Please feel free to discuss your preferences with us.

Please check out our 360 videos that we have created with our local guides on our YouTube channel Additionally, we have paid videos available on Vimeo On Demand, accessible by clicking the link here. All profits generated from these videos will be distributed evenly among the participating local guides, providing them with direct economic benefits.

All of our trips include the following:

  • Accommodations with breakfast
  • Insurance coverage
  • Some meals
  • Admission tickets
  • Local guides
  • Medics
  • Experienced and certified divers (for snorkeling activities)
  • Risk and safety management plan
  • Domestic plane tickets
  • Airport transfers
  • Transportations (coaches and boats for inter-island hopping)
  • Accompanied teachers traveling FOC (based on a 1:6 teacher to student ratio).

The itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Please contact us for more information

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