West Sumatra Coral to Cloud Forest- 7 Days
Reefs to Rainforests – West Sumatra really has it all. Where else in the course of a week can you camp on the palm fringed beach of an unspoiled island, swim with sea turtles over colorful coral reefs, discover fish that climb trees in a mangrove forest, shower under a waterfall in one of the world’s most beautiful valleys, explore the deep recesses of a cave on the Equator, see the world’s largest flower deep in the rainforest, hike through the cloud forest down the rim of a crater lake, and climb a 3,000 meter volcano to gaze in awe at it’s steaming caldera?
From sea eagles to hornbills, porpoise to puffer fish, and monkeys to mudskippers, wildlife will amaze you. Formal lessons will be offered in 12 fascinating ecosystems and geological features: island ecology, coral reefs, inter tidal zones, mangrove forests, rivers and aquatic invertebrates, tropical rainforest, cave geology and ecology, cloud forests, crater lakes, geothermal springs, active volcanoes and waterfall micro climates.
And there’s more! The rich and colorful traditions of the matriarchal Minangkabau culture will add a warm and wonderful human dimension to this extraordinary learning adventure.