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Aaranya Wildlife Odysseys

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Tuban, Indonesia
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About Aaranya Wildlife Odysseys
Ever thought there might be more to Komodo than the iconic dragon? Join on a journey of a lifetime to immerses you in the biological hotspot of Wallacea, exploring the islands and oceans, animals, plants and marine life, and the people and culture of Flores, Rinca and other smaller islands within the Komodo National Park. An Aaranya journey can also be taken as private tour, with you specifying your wish list, the locations of particular interest to you, the dates and individuals you want to share the experience with, and we will custom-design a trip especially for you.
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David O wrote a review Dec. 2019
Dingwall, Scotland, United Kingdom61 contributions47 helpful votes
We were on a two-night stopover in Singapore and contacted Ru for his suggestions. He set up a morning session in secondary forests - Draco sumatranus and D. Melanopogon, and Tropidolaemus wagleri were the highlights for me. After a break in the afternoon, we headed to the Pasir Ris mangrove for the evening. Superb views of Trimeresurus purpureomaculatus and Ahaetulla prasina, along with a couple of Cerberus schneiderii, and some sleeping Bronchocela cristatella. The guides were first rate: enthusiastic and knowledge. I would unhesitatingly recommend, either as a good way to see the best local sites or as an opportunity to get a feel of the habitats and species.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from Team_Aaranya, Manager at Aaranya Wildlife Odysseys
Responded 30 Dec. 2019
Dear David, We are very happy that you had a great experience and grateful for the feedback. We look forward to having you join us again on tour. Best wishes from Team Aaranya
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ptwilliams wrote a review Dec. 2019
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Went on two tours, one for birdwatching in the rice terraces, the second looking for snakes in the bush near Ubud. The tour of the rice terraces was great from a local, with the additional benefit of having local birds identified. At night, we went looking for snakes in a river bed and local forest. Two green vipers were seen right away, ten or so branch snakes, a vine snake, and a rat snake. Had weather been better, I'm told we could of seen cobra and whites tree frogs. The snaking (herpetology) guide was excellent, as well as the birding guide who pointed out many local spice and edible plants. Certainly something no other tour company can offer. Highly recommend.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from Team_Aaranya, Manager at Aaranya Wildlife Odysseys
Responded 30 Dec. 2019
Dear Paul, we are very happy that you had a great experience and grateful for the feedback. We look forward to having you join us again on tour. Best wishes from Team Aaranya
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Harry M wrote a review Nov. 2019
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I had a great time Aaranya Wildlife Odysseys. Everything was very well organised and all the guides we used were great people and very knowledgeable. On this trip we encountered a long list of target reptile species including Komodo dragons, a king cobra, and reticulated pythons. Would definitely recommend!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Team_Aaranya, Manager at Aaranya Wildlife Odysseys
Responded 10 Nov. 2019
Thank you very much Harry. We are happy we met your expectations. Looking forward to having you join us again.
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Yinxin wrote a review Sep. 2019
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Going with Aaranya is the best decision we'd made! The trip was well organised, comfortable, and perfect for a group of nature lovers with specific interests. (The food on the boat was also really delicious.) We came to Komodo hoping to see the snakes such as Russell's viper (Daboia siamensis), yellow lipped sea krait (Laticauda colubrina), both green and blue variants of the lesser sunda pit viper (Trimeresurus insularis), as well as birds like the helmeted friar bird and orange-footed scrubfowl, and we managed to see all of the above and more! Our guide, Agus, was a kindred spirit; it was so great to be guided by people who share the same passion and love for wildlife. We also did snorkeling with Aaranya on our way to Komodo Island and back to Flores, and they were very flexible in accommodating last minute changes to the plans. We were originally going to Siaba Besar to see turtles, but as we have already been there a few days before to dive and we saw many turtles, and one of our group members wanted to see more manta rays, our guided arranged with the boat captain to bring us to snorkel at Manta Point instead. And we saw 2 more mantas to add to our list. Aaranya also made sure their guests are well-prepared, with a packing list and info kit prior to our arrival at Labuan Bajo. They also prepared a physical copy of the guide book to the local herps for us, which was written by them. It was informative and very useful. If you want to see more than what regular tours can offer (usually just Komodo dragons, some wild boars and Timor deer), choose Aaranya and you would make the most out of your trip to Komodo. I would choose Aaranya again when I explore other destinations they offer, or if I come back to Komodo again!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from Team_Aaranya, Manager at Aaranya Wildlife Odysseys
Responded 7 Sep. 2019
Dear YinXin, we are extremely happy to hear that you had a fulfilling trip with us. Thank you for your feedback and we look forward to having you on tour with us again soon.
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Cat H wrote a review Jan. 2019
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Our trip to Rinca and Komodo was a specialized tour focused on reptiles and amphibians. As a herpetologist I was looking for a more in-depth tour than would usually be provided by other tour operators in the region, and Ruchira and his team certainly delivered. I was extremely happy with the level of knowledge displayed by both Aaranya staff and their local guides. I learnt a lot while on the trip and I enjoyed every second. Logistically Aaranya had all angles covered, and even when disruptions came up (as they tend to do in the tropics) they were handled with professionalism and a sense of humor :) I have taken many tours in different parts of the world over the years, and I would whole-heartedly encourage people to take a tour with Aaranya, it is guaranteed to be an experience you won't get anywhere else. Many thanks to the whole team! Cat Hendry
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Date of experience: October 2018
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Response from Team_Aaranya, Manager at Aaranya Wildlife Odysseys
Responded 13 Jan. 2019
Dear Cat, we are very happy to hear we met your expectations and thank you for your contribution in understanding and documenting the herpetological wealth of Komodo NP. Thanks to the efforts of you and the colleagues, the park will soon have its field guide to herps! Thanks again for joining Aaranya and we look forward to having you again. - Aaranya Team
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