If you like to travel and explore new places and have the opportunity to interact with the local communities, come join our trips at Heritage Tours!! We are passionate about engaging in cultural activities and truly try to live in the moment. We strive to be flexible, so we can readily adapt to new situations and opportunities as they occur. Making new friendships is an added bonus to traveling with Heritage Tours. You’ll meet people from all over the world.
There are essentially 2 types of trips:
Heritage Tours – which are supported by the IHS
Non-Heritage Tours – which are not supported by the IHS, because they involve water transport.
Both kinds of tours are organized by IHS members and these trips can be advertised in the E-News once they are approved by the board. Heritage Tours require members to do some research in preparation for the trip and to produce a small booklet for each group member and a copy for the library. Non-Heritage Tours are not required to make research booklets but they can if their leader decides to do so.
Trips are further classified as :
- Solo Lead : This trip is organized entirely by a single member of the IHS. This leader has taken the Tour Leader Training Session, has completed a reconnaissance trip to the designated area, or has led a trip to the area within the last 18 months. The leader makes all the arrangements for the trip following the IHS Policy. The leader uses a local guide from the vicinity and receives 100% reimbursement for his/her trip expenses from the rest of the group which goes on the trip.
- Group Lead : This trip is organized by a group of Heritage members who share the organizational duties amongst themselves. They may or may not use the assistance of a commercial guide or operator. One member of the group acts as the tour coordinator and has taken the Tour Leader Training Session. She/he is responsible for following the IHS policy. A commercial Tour Operator may handle the itinerary, transport, accommodation etc. All other aspects of the trip can be shared by the group. There is no compensation for the expenses of the Tour coordinator. Most study group trips, will fall under this category.
Trips are graded to help individuals decide whether they are suitable to participate in the tour. The level of fitness and physical exertion required as well as the amenities available are used as measuring tools to classify each trip. Tours consist of 5-10 people and generally last from 3-10 days. Every participant must be a member of IHS and at least 18 years of age.
It is important to note, the Heritage Society places importance on safety and keeping costs to a minimum. Each group participant must sign a Medical and Liability waiver before departure. Members must be honest with their own limitations. Equally important, is that people are adaptable and flexible to sudden changes and have a good sense of humor. People need to be tolerant with the level of services and amenities available as it may not be on par with that of their home countries.
Every Friday you will receive an E-newsletter from the Indonesian Heritage Society. Contact us further at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is a unique opportunity to travel all around the Indonesian archipelago with like-minded people who share your interest and curiosity to learn about the culture, history and people of Indonesia.
Please join us, we’re excited to meet and travel with you!