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Jessica Adriaansen

I'm Belgian, grew up in Africa, and also lived in several countries such as Portugal, England, Mauritius island and now Bali in Indonesia. As my biggest passion is traveling, it made sense to become a travel specialist so I can share my passion and help you organize the perfect holiday.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"I love snorkeling, diving and also trekking. I also appreciate calm days including spa treatments or relaxing at the beach. Indonesia is my specialty! "

How did you get involved in travel?

"My love for travel started when I was very young as my father is a pilot and used to take me with him very often. I love discovering the varieties of cultures and ways of living. "

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"I had a lot of unforgettable experiences in Indonesia but my favorite is definitely the day I got off the tracks in Ubud's surroundings and got lost in the rice fields. After some times I found a little Warung (local restaurant) and discovered the delicious Balinese specialties with locals. They shared their amazing culture with me and helped me find my way back. "

Featured trips & expertise

Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple
Bali Honeymoon - 8 Days

Spend eight days in two of Bali's most popular spots with this itinerary. You'll start off in Seminyak, visiting surfing beaches and watching the sun set. Then head to Ubud to take in the temples and wildlife and learn to cook in the Balinese style before you depart.

Terraced rice fields
Highlights of Bali - 8 Days

Explore the culture, countryside, and coastline of the "Island of the Gods" with this eight-day itinerary. Drive around the southeastern corner of the island through rice fields, temples, villages, the Monkey Forest, a volcanic caldera, and more before ending your trip on the beach.

Sunrise at Borobudur Temple
Highlights of Java - 6 Days

On this six-day tour of Java, Indonesia, you'll see some of the most magnificent sights the island has to offer. Enjoy unforgettable sunrises over volcanoes and ancient temples, learn about rural life on visits to traditional villages, and explore the fascinating city of Yogyakarta. You'll hike up a volcanic crater, go on a classic train ride through the countryside, and roam around Buddhist and Hindu archaeological wonders along the way.

Honeymoon in Bali - 14 Days
Active Honeymoon in Bali - 14 Days

Tied the knot and want a customized trip to celebrate your love? Try honeymooning in Bali. This tour combines culture, relaxation, beautiful landscapes, snorkeling, and a touch of adventure: the perfect combination for an unforgettable honeymoon.

Recent trip reviews for Jessica

Java Trip · Indonesia - Nov 18 - Nov 24, 2018

Traveler: Hilde H. - Local specialist: Jessica Adriaansen

The trip was AMAZING! So great to see and explore so much of east Java in such a short amount of time; Plateau Ijen, Mt. Bromo, Yojakarta, Borobudur and more :) The landscape is breathtaking (especially the sunrise over Mt Bromo) and I found myself time and time again in awe of the lush green surroundings.

A few things to call out - 1) underestimated the amount of time you spend traveling from one spot to another due to bad traffic, a lot of time spent in a car, and 2) the travel agency was... read more

The trip was AMAZING! So great to see and explore so much of east Java in such a short amount of time; Plateau Ijen, Mt. Bromo, Yojakarta, Borobudur and more :) The landscape is breathtaking (especially the sunrise over Mt Bromo) and I found myself time and time again in awe of the lush green surroundings.

A few things to call out - 1) underestimated the amount of time you spend traveling from one spot to another due to bad traffic, a lot of time spent in a car, and 2) the travel agency was a primarily french agency, so challenges finding an english speaking guide for our group - should have more explicitly called that out from the start.

Komodo and Padar tour · Indonesia - Oct 25 - Oct 27, 2018

Traveler: Sam G. - Local specialist: Jessica Adriaansen

Our trip was amazing! From start to finish we were taken care of. Sharif and his crew were very friendly and their hospitality was great. Sharif was very knowledgable about the area, spotting Mantas, Dolphins and baby sharks! We had some enforced changes to our itinerary, as we were unable to see Padar island which was a disappointment, but we always had interesting places to go, snorkel and view the wildlife. The crew cooked us a banquet for every meal, so we never went hungry! The... read more

Our trip was amazing! From start to finish we were taken care of. Sharif and his crew were very friendly and their hospitality was great. Sharif was very knowledgable about the area, spotting Mantas, Dolphins and baby sharks! We had some enforced changes to our itinerary, as we were unable to see Padar island which was a disappointment, but we always had interesting places to go, snorkel and view the wildlife. The crew cooked us a banquet for every meal, so we never went hungry! The facilities were basic, but we had everything we needed.

The highlights of the trip were definitely the animals we saw. The Komodo dragons on Komodo island, swimming with Manta Rays at manta point and watching the flying foxes exodus in their millions against the backdrop of the sun setting were really special.

The 3 days on the boat were an amazing experience and we would both highly recommend it to anyone.

Java Bali Lombok Flores and dragons · Indonesia - Aug 7 - Aug 22, 2018

Traveler: Phil T. - Local specialist: Jessica Adriaansen

Was an excellent trip, the guides on the ground were great, the communication in advance was very good. There were a few issues but aren't there always.

We have Yudi for a day I Yogyakarta , then Ovan for the rest of Java with Obbie driving and lastly Merta in Bali. Jessica was the initial contact and office based organizer.

The local guides had a deeper understanding of the best order to do things, when something should be busy or quieter - so whilst the things in a day were the same,... read more

Was an excellent trip, the guides on the ground were great, the communication in advance was very good. There were a few issues but aren't there always.

We have Yudi for a day I Yogyakarta , then Ovan for the rest of Java with Obbie driving and lastly Merta in Bali. Jessica was the initial contact and office based organizer.

The local guides had a deeper understanding of the best order to do things, when something should be busy or quieter - so whilst the things in a day were the same, the sequence in the day was shuffled by the local guides.

Highlights were the Ijen trek, the Kalibaru plantations and Jatiluwih rice terraces

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Jessica Adriaansen, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Phil,
Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience with us in Indonesia. I'm happy to read that you enjoyed your family trip and I hope you went back home with wonderful memories! :-)
We hope to see you soon again in Asia!

Sights and Adventure · Indonesia - Mar 13 - Mar 23, 2018

Traveler: Corinne L. - Local specialist: Jessica Adriaansen

Thank you Kimkim and Shanti for creating the best honeymoon experience for us! It was an unforgettable experience and we have fallen in love with Bali and all its culture. Wayan was an excellent driver and we will always be grateful for him. He took us to many of his favorite local warungs and even ordered our food for us and made sure we were ok (when there was a language barrier with the staff). Our trip would not be the same without him!

Matthieu was also wonderful. During our meeting, he... read more

Thank you Kimkim and Shanti for creating the best honeymoon experience for us! It was an unforgettable experience and we have fallen in love with Bali and all its culture. Wayan was an excellent driver and we will always be grateful for him. He took us to many of his favorite local warungs and even ordered our food for us and made sure we were ok (when there was a language barrier with the staff). Our trip would not be the same without him!

Matthieu was also wonderful. During our meeting, he made sure we were comfortable with our program and reassured us that he would be there at any time if we had any issues down the road. I am highly allergic to mold, and our initial room at Abian Ayu was covered in it. My husband and I are very low maintenance when it comes to room arrangements, but there was no way I would've been able to be comfortable in that room. Alvin contacted Matthieu, and within a matter of minutes, the hotel staff apologized and made other arrangements for us.

The service at The Alena was absolutely incredible. We felt so welcome everywhere we went, and the staff even remembered our names.

Places we visited that stood out the most: our entire stay at Gili, Uluwatu Temple (used on our free day), and Tirta Gangga.

All in all a fantastic, memorable experience. Thank you for everything!

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Jessica Adriaansen, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are so happy to hear you had a great trip and fell in love with Bali. We know your honeymoon is very special and we are so glad you let us be a part of making your trip dreams come true.

We always do our best to pick quality drivers and it is great to hear that your driver Wayan was so helpful; we will be sure to let him know.

Sorry to hear about the mold, we apologize for any inconvenience it caused. As it is a tropical climate, we are... read more

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are so happy to hear you had a great trip and fell in love with Bali. We know your honeymoon is very special and we are so glad you let us be a part of making your trip dreams come true.

We always do our best to pick quality drivers and it is great to hear that your driver Wayan was so helpful; we will be sure to let him know.

Sorry to hear about the mold, we apologize for any inconvenience it caused. As it is a tropical climate, we are aware these issues can arise, therefore our Travel Specialists are always available to help address any issues like this, and it is good to hear that Matthieu and the hotel quickly remedied this for you. We always want you to be very comfortable with your accommodation and are happy you had very good service at The Alena.

We look forward to and hope you allow us to help plan your next trip to Asia. Welcome to the Shanti Family! & Happy Travels!