We’ve recently been getting quite a few requests from people who want to travel that bit further for longer. Asia lends itself perfectly to this type of this experience, extended safaris throughout the Philippines and Indonesia allow you to see the scope of the regions diving and land based wonders in one complete trip. We really enjoy putting these kind of trips together, customising the itinerary to feature different tastes in diving – big fish, macro life, rich coral reefs, varying topography can all be found throughout different regions of the coral triangle.
You don’t need to blow the budget either, we’ve spent many years touring throughout Asia in search of accommodation to appeal to a range of budgets – we’re not saying you have to rough it, just that when you’re taking an extended tour you can forgive some of the extra luxuries you might find on a two week holiday. Duration can last anything longer than 2 weeks, we generally recommend adding around 5 to 7 nights per destination as this really allows you to get some diving in, perhaps spend a day or so exploring some of the local highlights above the surface and then prepare to move on. Whilst Indonesia will require more internal flights as you hop around the islands you’ll get more diversity in the diving whereas you can island hop by boat in the Philippines meaning less off gas time required. If you like beaches then head to the Philippines whereas you’ll be able to find more solitude in Indonesia generally.
If you prefer to travel in a group we have a number of safari style tours throughout Indonesia and the Philippines that include highlights above and below. Why not visit our expeditions page for more information, if you’re planning and bit trip and would like some help getting it just right then call us on 0800 855 0180 or email firstname.lastname@example.org