Nusa Tenggara Timur (Living)
Less than an hour
Something About Me :
My name is Gerard. I am a National Licensed Tour Guide since 1994.
I was born and raised in Ende – Flores (East Nusa Tenggara). I spent my school days and work in Flores and Bali, and currently I am living in a Maumere.
I have worked as a receptionist and hotel guest guide, as an interpreter/ translator for Special Fisheries Consultant from the Van Camp Seafood Company - US, for the World Bank Consultants Jakarta Office, Co-manager of the KDP Community Conflict Negotiation Study and for the Short-Term Observation Team Europe Union in General Election Observation and Monitoring Missions in Indonesia, and longer I worked as a tour guide and as a Tour Operator until before COVID-19 where I enjoyed spending valuable time with people from various backgrounds and cultures and expanding my world and horizons.
I am also a tour guide trainer and have trained tour guides in Sikka and East Flores Regencies organized by Swisscontact Wisata and the Local Tourism Offices.
I am a self employed and I specialize in planning and organizing adventure trips as well as guiding tourists to Komodo, Flores, Lembata, Sabu-Rote and Sumba. I enjoy sharing about all the beauty of these islands with my customers in an informative, friendly & fun way.
My tours can introduce local special drinks--visit local palm wine makers, watch local music and dance performances, see the process of making traditional woven fabrics from hand spun cotton and natural dyes, see the ironsmith/ process of making knives and machetes , visiting remote villages that are less touristy, visits to enjoy nature such as walking/ hiking tours, folk games, tours for children, and more!
Let's have fun and get a unique experience with me!
Travel Highlights Around My Area :
• Discover the Komodo Dragon--the New 7 Wonders of the World,
• Experience Cultural Diversity,
• Watch the Art of Hand Woven Fabrics,
• Witness Whales Hunting Tradition,
• Explore Magnificent Volcanic islands,
• Snorkel the Most Pristine Under Water.
You Can Ask Me About :
Komodo National Park, Flores Island, Lembata Island, Sabu-Rote Islands and Sumba Island and any information relates to tourism activity. You also can ask me about opportunity of business investmen around these areas.