this is some of Comments and Testimonial by Our Client for Private Trip In Indonesia., and we are already handle hundreds Client for Private tour also some from International Travel Agency
We are members of the European Volcanologic Association since 1996 and we go on volcanoes around the World.
In September 2012 we go with Aris to the very rarely seen Volcano Batu Tara !
It was a very good trek (not easy if the sea is rough !) but we can take many beautifull pictures (night and day) and, mainly observe a Spectacular activity, I think sole and very different of others Strombolian Volcanoes !
Just going home we were informed than an other volcano awake close to Flores ! The hazard level of Paluweh volcano going from 1 to 2 october the 8th and 2 to 3 the 13th on a scale of 4 ! ! ! In early december we ask Aris if he can organise a trek for this (only 10 days after), and he answer it is possible (very good !)
It was the begining of the wet season but we can observe, however, the activ dome from a short distance and a lava “needle” shorter but similar this one of “Montagne Pelée” in Martinique during the disastrous eruption of 1902 ! ! !
Also we can see many “Pyroclastics Flows” starting from the east side of the dome, whith “plumes” sometimes 1000 m or more high ! ! ! And from a boat, one ending at 20 m of the shore ! ! !
And a special use of geothermal activity from an old dome. The inhabitants of this village condense the steam issued from many pits into bambou canes to have drinkable water ! ! ! Perhaps the lonely in the world ? ? ?
It was, sure, an unforgettable trip ! ! !
Pictures of Batu Tata & Paluweh . . . and many others Volcanoes in the World, on my Web Site : http://www.volcano-land.com/Indonesie-2012.php
Pierre & Ghislaine FORTIN from France
“Aris was a great guide during our 6-day volcano tour throughout Indonesia. He was able to make a custom trip that met our requirements and expectations on extremely short notice. His knowledge of the local area was exceptional and he was a pleasure to have as our guide. Highly recommended.
Raymond – Maryland – USA
Aris, Many Thanks to Showing us some of Your Volcanoes and Taking us to Up of Mt Semeru and Also Mt Kerinci, It’s Was a Really Great Trip. Matthew David Holt and Amanda Susan Ramsden, South Africa.
Provided an excellent service to all of us, taking care of our accomodation, porters, climbing and certainly telling us a lot of task about java, indonesia, people and its culture, everything was really at high level, Mt Semeru Treking, mount bromo and Kawah Ijen “Murat Myktybaev, moscow Russia”
It was very nice meeting you in Indonesia last June.
I often see documentaries on TV about volcanoes around the world, and each time, they talk about Krakatau. Last time, they even showed views from mount Bromo (as well as the inside of the crater) and mount Semeru. They even had a special section on Kawah Ijen. They were saying that it was the hottest natural water lake in the world, as well as the deepest acidic lake in the world. They also said that it was more acid than a car battery!
Thank you again for making us discover Java and its volcanoes. I will never forget it!
Celine Van Barren, USA, Seatle photos Trip here
Aris was a great guide and a good companion during our trip to Indonesia. Everything was well organized and ran smoothly which is a testimont to is abilities considering all the transport and additional help is locally sourced in each community we stayed with. He’s very knowledgeable of the local area and very attentive and flexible to our needs, able to modify the itinerary at short notice as required. He’s also an excellent cook and provides more than ample food and snacks on his trips with a flask of tea always at hand. Overall, I would highly recommend Aris to anyone considering visiting Indonesia and he offers much better value for money than any of the larger tour operators. You can also rest assured that with him, the money is invested in the local communities, helping them prosper in turn. Many Thanks Aris for a great trip. Dugald & Keirsten Wilson, England, Bristol
Thanks SO much for sending the pictures, they’re great !!
We had the perfect treck, with you and your team, again thanks so much, it was just what we were looking for.
I will send you some of our pictures and comments on the trip but we’ll make sure we recommend you, it was superb and very well organised.
Take care and speak soon
Marie Conteville – French Photos here
Aris was fantastic; from meeting us to saying farewell. Attentive to our needs and flexible when it counted, he ensured that we got the most from our volcano trekking and that of the Indonesian culture. With little trouble speaking English or understanding westerners, Aris is a friendly and jolly individual who often had us laughing about even the most mundane of subjects. His knowledge of the region and use of local guides and resources means that as an independent guide he cuts out the middle man and ensures the money stays in the local economy. Both my wife and I very much enjoyed our time in Indonesia and it was due in a large part to Aris.
Alex and Ro, England, London
I got in touch with Aris through this website and was very happy with the speed of his response. I had a very specific itinerary of East Java volcanoes in mind with very little time and although it involved a very tight schedule, Aris made it work for us. We were not dragged to places we didn’t want to see but were taken to absolutely every place we did want to see. In short, we were in control of our tour and are happy and grateful for having Aris organize it. Thank you Aris!
Anais, China, Beijing
We meet Aris Through in Internet, while trying to organise a Budget Surfing Trip in west Java. Aris was extremly helpfull and we were able to organise everthing via email before leaving Australia. Aris meet us at the Airport and wasted no time to go away Panaitan Island. The prices where appropriates for our budget & the times flexible. Aris speaks very good english and also throught us some Bahasa!, His photography was great, esperiothy after we broke our own camer, we got great waves in westjava with Aris and would have no reservations recomanding him as honest and trustworthy guides!. We plan to travel with him again
Cillian Stockdale, Iaim Ellis – Perth, Australia
When we were planning to hike Mt. Semeru, information about the trip was pretty scarce. Every travel agency we emailed to either offered ridiculous prices or not even bothered to reply. But then we came across Aris, who worked with us to tailor an itinerary and reply to all of our concerns. After getting to East Java, we were promptly picked up by our guide the next day, and we were on our way. Not only the organization of the tour was superb, from the driver to the porters, and of course the guides themselves, but we felt like we were really among the Indonesians, and not like tourists peeking from the bus window. Cooking up some Western food for us was a nice touch, and allowing us to go slowly during the trek was much appreciated. Overall, superb experience, very professional and friendly, and highly recommended
Evgueni & Sveta, Boston, USA’
We are now home in Brisbane after our great trip in Java. The rest our trip ewent of very well, we enjoyed our trip over to see krakatoa and it blowing out rocks and lots of balck smoke.We went to bogor and bandung and 2 more volcano craters. We stayed the last night in Jakarta, I so not like big cities and would much prefer to be in the country areas.I love our walks in Ujung Kulon and I want to thank you for looking after us so well. I enjoyed the company of porters even thought we could not communicate verry much with them. They were always very helpful and kind. Most of all, I wanto thank you for allowing me to weak your boots. I really apreaciated your kindness in so willing handing them over tome to wear. Your boots certainly made the walk so much more enjoyable for me, Thank you
Patricia Lawton,Queensland, Australia.
Just wanted to say hello and again thank you for all your work and help. I really enjoyed exploring your beautiful country and see such amazing nature. And of course it was a great experience for me to have you as a guide. You are a very nice guy and you organized everything perfectly. Thank you very much
Martin GengenBacher,Buergermeisteramt Hohberg, Germany
We climbed Mount Semeru in June 2008 with our two-year old daughter and hired Aris as our guide. We were pleased with the way Aris arranged our trip. He was a professional, friendly and organized guide, and was quite flexible enough to adapt to the needs of our toddler. We highly recommend a trek with Aris and would have no qualms about doing another trip with him. Cheers,
Stephen Lumb – Congleton, United Kingdom
This summer we visited Indonesia with aris as a guide. It was great!!!.Aris was an excellent and safe guide in volcano trekking(he provide all the items to have a good trip, and, in addition, he is an excellent cooker!).Moreover, he arrange other topics related to the trip such as flights, accomodation, orangutan tour and diving. We recomend Aris as a guide to visit Indonesia to the people interested on excitting and safe trekking volcano.
Jordi Roca Ferrer – Barcelona, Spain
The trip on the back of his motor bike to the remote Halimun NP was awesome. Aris is a very friendly, knowledgeable guy who is very much environmentally concerned as he involves locals into eco-tourism (home stays, guides). I will definitely join him for another nature-trip soon.
DR. Guido Bohne, Germany
Hello, Aris. Apa Khabar? thank you for guides us in the trip, amazing trip for me coz can see the beautiful and wonderful nature. thank you for your oleh oleh-(betul ke ejaan?) souvenir.haha…..hope to join ur trip again…but need to arrange the time……….
keep in touch… Maria – Kuala lumpur, Malasya
Thank you for guiding our visit to Indonesia, climbing volcanoes. Very great and recommended trip. Miren & Ricardo from San Sebastian, SPAIN Photos Trip see Here
And congratulations for reaching the Carstenz Pyramid’s summit.