ASIA World Indonesia has exclusively teamed up with US-based TravelQuest International, a specialist tour operator in solar eclipse travel, to organise special tours highlighting the solar eclipse in 2016.
A total solar eclipse will take place on March 9, 2016, when the moon will completely cover the sun for about two minutes and 45 seconds.
Renato Domini, managing director of Asia World Indonesia, revealed to TTG e-Daily that the DMC is targeting to attract 400 travellers to visit Indonesia for the stellar phenomenon.
Starting in Bali, the 10D/8N Solar Eclipse programme will feature prominently the island’s cultural and scenic beauty as it coincides with the days leading up to the Balinese New Year, Nyepi (Day of Silence), before taking guests to witness the event in Palu, Central Sulawesi, one of the best eclipse-viewing locations along the entire 2016 track.
“This trip is different from holidays most people take as it brings guests to the right place – Palu – at the right time, on the right day, to actually stand in the Moon’s shadow over the earth,” said Renato. “They will also be part of an amazing community of eclipse-chasing travellers to share this extraordinary travel experience with.”
Complementing the eclipse adventure are five special add-on tours, including the pre-eclipse 4D/3N Borobudur-Prambanan-Yogyakarta, as well as the 4D/3N Komodo Dragon Adventure, 4D/3N Orang Utan & Wildlife Explorer Kalimantan, 6D/5N Komodo Dragon Adventure and 6D/5N Orang Utan Wildlife Explorer Kalimantan which are scheduled after the natural event.