Geko Local Expert

Arie Pagaka

From: Labuan Bajo, Flores
Specialty: Flores, Sumbawa, Komodo, Papua, Live-a-board tours SE Asia, private yacht tours

ArieI grew up in farming family in Labuan Bajo-Flores. I loved English language and dreamed that with English I may find the job after high school in Bima Sumbawa. In 1997, after graduation, I was hired by a Dutch travel agent as a tour guide for Europeans. I loved travelling and meeting people. For the last 15 years, I have been the cruise director on board three different luxury schooners and guided tourists threw Sulawesi, Spice Islands, West Papua, Java, Sumatra, Flores, Lombok, and Bali. I have also been providing over-land tours on Flores, Komodo, and Sumba islands since 2008. I love to share about Indonesia culture to anyone who is interested.