Our TeamNature Trails Indonesia
Benyamin Mallisa is from Toraja country and lives in the North Toraja district capital of Rantepao. He knows all about the place and is ready to take you around and show you the landscapes and the traditions of his place.
Hermas and Edo
Hermas S Maring (right) lives in Putussibau in West Kalimantan, where he is a driving force in local area development based on natural resources. Hermas has set up his own NGO, called KOMPAKH, which among other things organises an implements tourist tours, especially trekking or boating into the Heartland of Kalimantan or what has been called the Heart of Borneo. Among the Kompakh staff Edoardus ‘Edo’ Ratungan (left) is in charge of field trips.
Jack Ranger lives in Ketambe, where he and his colleagues in the KPLK, an organisation to improve the skills and resources among local guides, work as guides along the trails into Gunung Leuser National Park
Nick Jewell is a GIS expert, familiar with many parts of Indonesia. He provides advice on maps and facilities to help us find our way in the wilderness.
Mendel has a long experience of planning, organising and leading tours all over Aceh province. His base is in Banda Aceh. The tours include trekking in remote mountains and bicycle tours in Banda Aceh or around the coffee plantation areas in the highlands. He has his own web page: www.acehexplorer.com
Pak Yusuf is also based in Banda Aceh.
He is retired after many years with the Govt. Tourism Service, and very well qualified to take you around to see both culture and vistas.