The following excursions and/or activities are usually available and may be arranged locally. Estimated costs are provided below for guidance only, are on a per person basis unless shown otherwise, and may depend on the number of participants. Prices quoted are correct as of the date these tour notes were originally issued but may change at any time due to currency fluctuations.
Please note: These activities are booked and paid for direct with the supplier and do not form part of your Explore holiday contract.
Maratua - Snorkelling jellyfish lake - 360,000 - 650,000 IDR (depending on numbers), Kayaking - 300,000 IDR, Paddle boarding - 300,000 IDR, Maratua Lake excursion - 150,000 IDR, Angkal Angkal cave tour - 150,000 IDR, cycle hire - 150,000 IDR, Snorkelling Equipment hire - 150,000 IDR per day.
Luggage: On tour
One main piece of baggage and a day pack. Please note: pack light. The international carrier will usually allow 44lbs/20kg or more and our preferred domestic airline in Indonesia also allows 44lbs/20kg. However some domestic airlines allow a maximum of 33lbs/15kg for your checked in luggage and occasionally we may have to use these airlines so we recommend you stick to that limit to avoid excess charges. Remember you are expected to carry your own luggage so don't overload yourselves. Hard suitcases are not suitable.
Bring a water bottle, insect repellent, suncream and a towel. Binoculars are useful for wildlife viewing. Bring a Camera for those unforgettable moments.
Tipping isn't compulsory, and we work hard to ensure that our leaders all receive a fair wage. You may however, want to recognise a leader that's done a great job or really added to your trip by giving them a tip. We're often asked about the recommended amount. It's a tricky one, and down to personal preference, but we'd recommend between £15 to £20 per person per week as a guideline.
Although entirely voluntary, tipping is a recognized part of life in this region of the world. Some local staff will look to members of the group for personal recognition of particular services provided. In order to make things easier for you, the Tour Leaders may organise a group's tips kitty and if this is the case, they will account for it throughout the tour. Accordingly you should allow £20 for tipping.