Great opportunity to visit some of the Asia’s most exotic destinations! 5* Garuda Indonesia has put on sale flights from London to Sulawesi, West Papua, Timor, Schouten or Maluku Islands with fares starting as low as £457! for a round trip!
If you think Sulawesi’s geography looks fantastic on the map, just wait until you see it for real. The massive island’s multilimbed coastline is drawn with sandy beaches that fringe coral reefs and a mind-boggling variety of fish. Meanwhile, its interior is shaded by impenetrable mountains and jungles that are thick with wildlife, such as rare nocturnal tarsiers and flamboyantly colourful maleo birds. Cultures have been able to independently evolve here, cut off from the rest of the world by the dramatic topography. Meet the Toraja highlanders, with their elaborate funeral ceremonies in which buffaloes are sacrificed and balok (palm sugar wine) flows freely; the Minahasans in the far north, who offer spicy dishes of everything from stewed forest rat to grilled fish; and the Bugis, who are mainly found inhabiting Sulawesi’s coastal regions and are Indonesia’s most famous seafarers.
Welcome to the original Spice Islands. Back in the 16th century when nutmeg, cloves and mace were global commodities that grew nowhere else, money really did ‘grow on trees’. It was the search for the Moluccas’ (Maluku’s) valuable spices that kick-started European colonialism and, thanks to a series of wrong turns and one auspicious land swap, shaped the modern world. When the islands’ monopoly on cloves and nutmeg was broken in the 18th century, Maluku settled into gentle obscurity.
With mountains to climb, untouched reefs to dive, and ancient traditions that have survived the ravages of war, Asia’s newest country offers some of the world’s last great off-the-beaten-track adventures. Get an insight into Timor-Leste’s dark history in Dili’s museums, then venture out of the capital for wild cultural experiences. Head for the hills to hike to jungle caves, wander misty mountain village markets, and sip local coffee on the terrace of a grand Portuguese pousada. Bump along diabolical roads in search of your own perfect beach, stopping for photos of the stunning seascapes as you grip the rugged cliffs along the north coast road.
November 2017 – June 2018
Nov 7-21, Nov 28- Dec 14, Dec 5-20, Jan 16-31, Jan 18- Feb 2, Feb 3-24, 6-19, 8-23, Mar 8-22, Jun 7-21
London – Manado (Sulawesi) – London
London – Makassar (Sulawesi) – London
London – Palu (Sulawesi) – London
London – Kendari (Sulawesi) – London
London – Kupang (Timor) – London
London – Sorong (West Papua) – London
London – Biak (Schouten Islands) – London
London – Ambon (Maluku Islands) – London
London – Ternate (Maluku Islands) – London
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