Indonesia Tours

Indonesia Tours

Indonesia Tours The Indonesian Archipelago consists of thousands of islands with a wide variety of cultures and landscapes. Tri Jaya Tour & Travel can bring you to the most beautiful places of this fascinating country. Tri Jaya is specialized in tours all over Indonesia and in Cultural and Historical Tours. On Sumatra we bring you to the most impressive places on the island such as Lake Toba, picturesque West Sumatra, tropical islands along the coast, the orang utan sanctuary in Bohorok and the elephants in Tangkahan. We can organize a Sumatra adventure for you with jungle trekking, orang utans spotting and elephant ride Besides Sumatra we do organize tailor made programs over Java, Sulawesi, Bali, Flores and Komodo. We offer tours all over Java, to the famous temples like the Borobudur, to Jogyakarta, Java’s cultural centre, to mount Bromo and all places of interest of this fascinating island. From Java we can bring you to Bali, the island of the Gods, as well as to Lombok and the Gili Islands. In Eastern Indonesia we offer tours over the flower island of Flores, often combined with Komodo island to see the largest lizard on earth Another impressive destination that we offer is Sulawesi with as highlight the Toraja Highlands. Tri Jaya Tour & Travel organizes tailor made tours all over the Indonesian archipelago. Historical tours Besides the highlights of Indonesia described above we introduce you to the places of historical interest, architecture and culture of the country. For those people with personal memories of Indonesia and for everybody who is curious what still can be found of Indonesia’s history. We... read more
Memories tours Indonesia to historical places of the past

Memories tours Indonesia to historical places of the past

Guests who visited Indonesia in search of places of the past.   The colonial times ended many years ago. However many people have memories of this period as it was part of their lives. Some returned to Indonesia to search with memories tours for the places where they, or  their parents or grandparents, had lived. They were looking for old houses, hospitals, plantations and former prison camps where they or their family had stayed during the Japanese occupation. Since 1992 Tri Jaya Tour and Travel has received guests who were in search of former Japanese civil internment camps. Most of them stayed in camps on Sumatra, some on Java. Below is a list of guests who travelled with Tri Jaya Tour & Travel over Sumatra and Java in search of these places.   Japanese camps in Indonesia The first part of the stories below is a shortened version of my presentation Twenty Years of Return Tourism on Sumatra and Java. This text has been presented at the conference “Travelling Heritages. Return-tourism of WW II-veterans, survivors and relatives to and from Indonesia and Japan”, October 20 and 21, 2011 at Dutch Institute of War Documentation in Amsterdam. In the text I use initials, if people would like to get in touch with one of the persons listed below you can send me an email. The information about Rudy Kousbroek and Hans Vervoort are quotations of publicized work, therefore I present them with their full name.   Memories tours Indonesia   The second part consists of people who travelled with Tri Jaya from 2012 on and who were looking for places... read more
A tour through West Sumatra

A tour through West Sumatra

After the long journey all the way from North Sumatra we finally arrive in West Sumatra, the beautiful highlands of the Minangkabau people. This is a unique society as the matrilineal system and heritage goes via the wife. It is the husband who has to follow the wife and her family. It is even more interesting if we consider the fact that the Minangkabau people follow Islam, a religion considered to be dominated by men. Before we enter the beautiful city of Bukittinggi, we pass by the small village of Palupu. In the jungle near this village we can see the Rafflesia, the largest flower on earth. Depending

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