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Sulawesi & Halmahera - Wallacean Endemics I

offered by supplier M17026 (read about supplier)

Key Information:
Tour Duration: 18 day(s)
Group Size: 8 people
Destination(s): Indonesia  
Specialty Categories: Birdwatching   Wildlife Viewing  
Season: August
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 4630 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 4630 US Dollar (USD)

Our Sulawesi & Halmahera – Wallacean Endemics birding tour comprehensively covers much of the region’s available habitats, from the highland mountains and luxuriant lowland rainforest of Sulawesi to the Australasian influenced Halmahera in the Moluccan ‘Spice Islands’, maximizing our chance to find the more than one hundred range-restricted bird species confined to this fabulous region. A colorful host of parrots, fruit-doves and an awesome assortment of endemic kingfishers combine with sought-after avian gems such as Ivory-breasted Pitta, the incredible Maleo, Purple-bearded Bee-eater, the remarkable Knobbed Hornbill, Purple-winged Roller, Olive-flanked Hylocitrea (recently placed in its own monotypic family), and an opportunity to watch the extraordinary bird-of-paradise called Standardwing at its display site.

Please note: these prices are subject to foreign exchange fluctuations.

Tour Dates - 9th to 26th August (18 days)
Tour Price - IDR53,750,000 per person sharing (see below)
IDR7,855,705 approximate cost of domestic flights
(Tour price fixed in Indonesian Rupiah, other rates subject to exchange rate fluctuations)
Tour Size - Limited to 8 participants, 1 leader & 1 local leader

THE ITINERARY
9th August - Arrival in Makassar, Sulawesi
10th August - Karaenta Forest followed by flight to Palu then transfer to Lore Lindu National Park
11th & 12th August - Lore Lindu National Park
13th August - Morning in Lore Lindu National Park and return to Palu
14th August - Fly to Manado and transfer to Dumoga-Bone National Park
15th & 16th August - Dumoga-Bone National Park
17th August - Morning at Gunung Ambang and continue to Tangkoko Nature Reserve
18th August - Tangkoko Nature Reserve
19th August - Flight to Ternate and boat to Sidangoli, Halmahera
20th to 22nd August - Travel to Subaim (two nights) for Foli birding and return to Sidangoli
23rd August - Kali Batu Putih
24th August - Birding at Kali Batu Putih and return to Ternate
25th August - Fly to Manado and afternoon birding activities
26th August - Departure from Manado

GROUP SIZE:
This tour will be limited to 8 participants and 1 leader.

FINANCIAL ARRANGEMENTS: The fee for the Sulawesi and Halmahera – Wallacean Endemics tour is IDR 53,750,000 per person sharing. (Please note: The price does NOT include the domestic flights as mentioned in the itinerary. As a general guideline, we suggest you budget +/- IDR 7,855,705 per person. We can book these flights on your behalf at no extra charge.)
The single supplement costs for the tour is IDR 4,200,000 and will be charged if you wish to have single accommodation. If RBT cannot provide you with a rooming partner although you choose to share, the single supplement will become applicable. We will, however, make all reasonable efforts to ensure that a rooming partner is found if you do wish to share.
Should you wish to pay for this tour in Great British Pound (£), Euro (€), or US Dollar (US$), please refer to our website for the current exchange rate.
For the current exchange rates please click here.

This includes:
•all meals from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 18;
•bottled drinking water;
•all lodgings;
•ground transportation;
•extra activities mentioned in the itinerary;
•reserve entrance fees; and
•all guiding services (including tips for local guides and services.)

The tour fee does not include:
• Visa fees;
• ANY flights (see above);
• any beverages;
• special gratuities; and
• telephone calls, laundry and other items of a personal nature.

IMPORTANT NOTES:
a) Due to constantly fluctuating exchange rates, we now quote our tours in 4 currencies. The tour price is however fixed only in the currency printed in bold (IDR - Indonesian Rupiah), and the actual cost in the other currencies listed will be adjusted according to prevailing exchange rates at the time of final invoicing (usually 3 months before the tour.) The same applies to approximate domestic flight (where applicable) and single supplement rates, which are also quoted in the respective fixed currency.
b) Rates are based upon group tariffs; if the tour does not have sufficient registration (a minimum of 6 paying participants) a small party supplement will have to be charged.
c) Furthermore, these costs are subject to unforeseen increases in tour related costs and may have to be adjusted as a result.
d) Lastly, we may be forced to change or alter the itinerary and / or the designated leader/s at short or no notice due to unforeseen circumstances; please be aware that we will attempt to adhere as close to the original program as possible.

Tipping:
As noted above, gratuities (drivers, hotel staff, restaurants etc) are included on this tour. However, this does not include your leader. If, therefore, you feel that he has given you excellent service, it is entirely appropriate to tip him.

Special Notes:
•This tour involves some moderate walking with a couple more strenuous treks possible at Lore Lindu. You should be in good health and of reasonable fitness to undertake this tour. If you have any physical limitations or medical conditions of any sort please do let the office know in advance of the tour.
•We will be birding in some remote areas well away from modern medical facilities.
•Many of the hotels are of reasonable standard during the tour, although in some areas where we will be staying the only accommodation available are basic guesthouses with no hot water and shared facilities.
•Transport is in comfortable vehicles, each person having a window seat, and 4x4 vehicles where required. The roads are mostly in fair condition, although we will encounter some curvy roadways with potholes, while in a few areas we have rougher unpaved roads to traverse. Due to the nature of the topography, there is the possibility of landslides interfering with out trip, though we have minimized this risk by undertaking the tour during the drier season.
•Most days in the lowlands will be hot, dry and sunny, but overcast conditions are fairly frequent and some rain, heavy at times, can be expected. In montane areas it will range from very cool to warm. The humidity is often rather high.

ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE DETAILS:
This tour does not include ANY airfares. The tour will depart from Makassar airport (airport code UPG) on day 1 and, as it is an arrival day, you are welcome to arrive at any time on this day or before. Further meeting details in this regard will be forwarded to you in due course. The tour will conclude Manado International Airport (airport code MDC) on day 18. If you wish to arrive early and/or depart late and would like assistance in this regard, kindly contact the office.

FLIGHTS:
Jakarta or Bali are the main ports of entry for international flights in Indonesia. We have the capacity to advise you on the best route according to your preferences, but your local travel agent will best be able to book these flights for you. We can, however, book the internal flights for you.
IMPORTANT: please DO NOT book your international flights until you have consulted the office for confirmation on the status of the tour.
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Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Tour Price (Per Person) US$4,630 * £2,780 * €3,380 * IDR53,750,000
Single Supplement IDR4,200,000, Flights (Approx cost) IDR7,855,705

About This Supplier
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At M17026 we have been delivering unbeatable birding and wildlife holidays since 1998. Our birding tours are professionally guided, fun and educational. They follow expertly planned itineraries and represent exceptional value for money. If you have not yet experienced the joys of world birding with us, we would be...

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