Welcome to Caraka Travelindo
Indonesia, the world’s fourth most populous country and one of the most culturally diverse, is sprawled across more than 17,000 islands with over 300 different ethnicities and dialects. Many travelers head straight to the Hindu island of Bali, but there is so much more to this vast country. The people, most of whom are moderate Muslims, range from modern urban professionals in Jakarta, to village farmers and fishermen on many of the islands, to Stone-Age tribal people in West Papua.
A former Dutch colony that became independent in the wake of World War II, Indonesia is a land of rich cultural and religious heritage, fascinating architecture, superb beaches and diving, unique wildlife, and remote village life. Remote Lands immerses you in Indonesian culture by providing insider access to private events and extraordinary people. Our luxury journeys introduce you to a multi-faceted selection of remarkable people, from government leaders and top businessmen to villagers and fishermen. Your interactions with these people will be stimulating, edifying and enlightening, and you will have a well-rounded and profound learning experience that you will value forever.
Facts Area: Total: 1,192,740 sq miles Land: 1,134,950 sq miles Water: 57,790 sq miles
Climate: Tropical; hot, humid; more moderate in highlands
Elevation Extremes: Lowest point: Indian Ocean 0 ft Highest point: Puncak Jaya 16,498 ft
Ethnic Groups: Javanese 45%, Sundanese 14%, Madurese 7.5%, coastal Malays 7.5%, other 26%
Religions: Muslim 88%, Protestant 5%, Roman Catholic 3%, Hindu 2%, Buddhist 1%, other 1%
Languages: Bahasa Indonesia (official, modified form of Malay), English, Dutch, local dialects, the most widely spoken of which is Javanese.
Country name: Conventional long form: Republic of Indonesia Conventional short form: Indonesia Local long form: Republik Indonesia Local short form: Indonesia Former: Netherlands East Indies; Dutch East Indies
Government type: Republic
Independence: 17 August 1945 (independence proclaimed); 27 December 1949 (Netherlands recognizes Indonesian independence)
GDP – per capita (PPP): $3,600 (2005 est.)
Currency: Indonesian rupiah (IDR)
Time Zone: Sumatra, Java and West & Central Kalimantan: GMT +7 Bali, Nusa Tenggara, South & East Kalimantan and Sulawesi: GMT +8 Irian Jaya and Maluku: GMT +9
Country Dialing Code: +62
Electricity: 230V 50HzHz
Such astonishing diversity is partially a product of Sulawesi’s tortured geography. The island’s four outstretched „arms“ are in a sense all separate; they rise from a deep seabed formed by contiguous folds in the earth’s crust but are isolated from one another by steep ravines, dense forests and forbidding peaks. Unlike many other Indonesian islands, only Sulawesi’s northeastern and southwestern extremities (the Minahasa and Makassar regions) are volcanic, and instead of gently sloping contours and broad plains, most of the island consists of jagged uplands and rugged plateaus lying 500 meter (1,600 feet) or more above sea level.
The central peaks of Sulawesi reach as high as 3,400 meters (11,000 feet). Sulawesi features, steep mountains, deep gorges, fast flowing rivers, blue highland lakes, lush rain forests, Savannah’s and white-sand beaches and a fascinating range of unusual flora and fauna. Many species of fauna found in Sulawesi can not be found else where in the world, like the black macaque, the babirusa wild boar, the anoa dwarf buffalo, the eccentric maleo bird, the saucer-eyed tarsier, and many beautiful and colorful butterflies.
We (Caraka Travelindo) provide inbound services for tourists and travellers from any country:
- Transfer of tourists arrival from the airport to hotel (Airport <-> Hotel)
- Hotel/Accommodation arrangement (Hotel, Resort, Cottages, Motel)
- Rent-A-Car (Car, Bus, Van)
- Providing tour packages (Culture Tours, Bird Watching, Nature & Adventure Tours, Island & Dive tours, Food & Entertainment)
- Provides services to personal tourist and group.
- Our staff and tour guide speaks English, French, Dutch and Local Languages.
We are committed to provide excellence and quality to our clients. For the outgoing and incoming client, we specialize in tailor-made itineraries for groups and for individuals without forgetting competitive prices or compromising our high level of service. Every client is important to us and we are happy to offer the most competitive rates whether it is for the individual client or for groups in their hundreds. All our itineraries are subject to change to suit the interests of the individual or group.
We specialize in providing value minded travelers group and independent tours around Sulawesi and other places in Indonesia. Our focus on personal service, attention to small details and creating wide range of tours to the travelers never change. Whether you are looking for a group tour, independent travel, family travel, or special interests travel, we will always make your dream holidays come true.
We invite you to experience the difference with us. We create a wide range of tours for your choices; all tours are carefully crafted by local experts, who inspect and choose the good hotels at good locations. Entrance fees are included; most meals at selective restaurants are also pre-arranged for you.