Gerard D.

 

Available Areas

Nusa Tenggara Timur (Living)

 

Languages

English

 

Response Time

Less than an hour

 

Availability updated

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About

Something About Me :

Hi !

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.

WELCOME....

Tours

Flores-Indonesia's Wine Tasting With Gerard

Nusa Tenggara Timur
2 hours

FLORES’ WINE, locally known as Moke or Arak or Tuak. This virtual wine tour aims to discover the joy of tasting arak from the island of Flores, Indonesia. You will see and learn a series of arak-making processes both from lontar palm tree (Borassus flabellifer) and from Aren palm tree (Arenga saccharifera). The process starts with the preparation of working tools such as sliced knives, wooden tongs, containers for holding raw wine, then climbing palm tree, working on top of the palm tree, climb

FROM$55/ per group

Explore Flores' Inland Village, See Un-Faded Local Wisdom

Nusa Tenggara Timur
2 hours

In this tour, you will see beautiful countryside scenery, a vast expanse of wild grass that stretches from hill to hill as the breeding ground for hundreds of buffaloes, horses and cows, a vast mountain lake, a breeding ground for three types of giant eels of different colors, and meet with local villagers of Deturia village and see their life conditions from outside and inside the house. You can chat with them and share experiences with each other, and much more..

FROM$75/ per group

The Wonders of the Three Colored Crater Lakes of Kelimutu

Nusa Tenggara Timur
2 hours

What colors will we see today? That’s the question that is often asked by almost all foreign guests we guide so far when approaching the Crater of Lakes Kelimutu. The answer is no one knows for sure! Everything depends on the mood of the spirits inhabiting each of the three lakes. Mount Kelimutu with three crater lakes, each filled with "different colored boiling water", can be called Dark Green, Turquoise and Dark Brown if it does not change color to Red, White and Blue.

FROM$77/ per group

Flores-Indonesia Tribal Hand-Woven Fabrics

Nusa Tenggara Timur
2 hours

Flores offers unique woven fabrics for textile lovers. Women not only continue to make traditional clothes on the back of their loom, but also continue to wear them in their daily lives. There is a wide variety of kaleidoscopic designs - each region has a unique & enchanting textile culture, clothing style & motif. We will explore the extraordinary ancestral traditions from the "Bliran Sina" Cultural Arts Studio where textiles are the main form of artistic expression, which still plays a central

FROM$88/ per group

Kelimutu Lakes-Ritual of Providing Offerings to Ancestors

Nusa Tenggara Timur
2 hours

The Pati Ka Du'a Bapu Ata Mata ritual is a ceremony to give offerings or to feed the spirits of the ancestors on Mount Kelimutu. This ritual is carried out by the people of the Lio Tribe who inhabit the area around Mount Kelimutu. They believe that the first crater, Tiwu Ata Bupu, is the place where the spirits of parents who have always done good in their lives, while in the second crater, Tiwu Ko'o Fai Nuwa Muri is the home of the spirits of young people whose lives are full of happiness, and

FROM$80/ per group