Explore the True Indonesia

“Only travelers know how to show the real archipelago of Indonesia to other travelers.”
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Explore the True Indonesia

“Only travelers know how to show the real archipelago of Indonesia to other travelers.”
Learn More

“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm, and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” – Jawaharial Nehru

Hi from Indonesia!


I am Dea Sihotang – your travel organizer and a dear friend to talk about your trip in Indonesia. I am a nature lover, an Indonesia and an avid traveler myself. I quited my corporate job to embark a solo backpacking in Indonesia, a mind-blowing experience that I never regret to do.


I live in Ubud, Bali, at the moment, but I left pieces of my heart everywhere I go. I went a lot of traveling by myself to another countries outside Indonesia too and the more I travel the more I am in love with Indonesia and want to show the real Indonesia to the world. Started from that idea, I build Archipelago Trails. Together with my Indonesian friends, we would like to create a trip in Indonesia that is enjoyable, comfortable and memorable for you. Our goal is to let you discover the real Indonesia, our authentic culture and beautiful natural places.


Rest assure, I will organise everything for you until you fall in love with Indonesia and don’t want to leave…


Discover the Unbeaten path

Female travelers support

The initial project to create Archipelago Trails because as a female traveler herself, Dea understands how vulnerable and difficult sometimes for female travelers to travel alone in unknown places. Archipelago Trails supports female travelers to feel comfortable, relax and enjoy their trip since they are being taken care and under the good hands and trustworthy people.


Archipelago Trails goals are to empower local guides, supporting local social projects and to let you have a real authentic experiences while showing you the best of Indonesia.

from east to west of indonesia

Indonesia is a country in Southeast Asia and the biggest Archipelago in the world with 5.120 kilometres from east to west. That’s longer than the distance from London to Tehran.

Indonesia has 18,307 islands according to a 2002 survey by the National Institute of Aeronautics and Space. People live on about 6,000 of these islands.

The famous islands of Indonesia are Java, Bali, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Papua, Sumatra, Maluku, East of Nusa Tenggara and West of Nusa Tenggara with so many small charming islands in between.

It’s a heaven for animal lovers, the unbeaten path explorer, photography addict, green scenery worshipper and lover of indigenous cultures.

a Video Tour through the archipelago

Have a glimpse of Indonesia with us…

What our friends say about us

“One of the great things about travel is that you find out how many good, kind people there are.” — Edith Wharton
“I hired the services of Dea and Valentina during my stay in Ubud, Bali. I cannot recommend them highly enough! Being a solo traveler they ferried me around on motorbikes so it was cheaper for me than hiring a vehicle. If you are keen to have more of an authentic experience whilst heping support local people this is a great option.” John Rushton

From Wales

In March of 2018, Dea organized an amazing 5-day tour to Flores Island and nearby islands for me. The land accommodation exceeded my expectation (especially Hotel Golo Hilltop in Labuan Bajo) and both my land tours and the 3 night “live-aboard” boat trip to the neighbouring islands was beyond fantastic. Dea is a personable and professional tour-organizer with great local knowledge, and quick to respond to emails regarding details of the trip. If you want to get off the beaten path and experience the real Indonesia, I highly recommend Dea and “Archipelago Trails.” She will assist you in making memories to last a lifetime! Klaus Ohlhoff

From Canada

Through a chance meeting with Dea Sihotang in Ubud in 2016, we became aware of the astonishing beauty and cultural diversity of this country.

As a result, we have used Archipelago Trails for several tours through Indonesia and intend to continue to travel with them again.

My wife and I have been fortunate to have visited many amazing places in our lives, but in particular our tour through Flores with Archipelago Trails will always remain with us as such an extraordinary experience.

Dea’s bright and cheerful personality, attention to detail and the contacts she has established throughout the country ensured we had a unique experience wherever we went.

She stands out as honest, reliable and truly competent. I would recommend her and her company without hesitation. Greg and Kerry Kelson

From Australia

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