idGuides is an Indonesia-based ecotourism, outdoor education and expedition consultancy. We are registered as PT Giri Putih Mandiri, operating as “idGuides”. idGuides was established in 2009, and is best known in Jakarta for pioneering community ecotourism in Sentul as “Easy Escape Jakarta”, its expedition guides training program and its innovative and professional landscape and community-based outdoor education and expeditions program.
Our goal is to enable communities to access responsible ecotourism markets for conservation-based livelihoods, and to operate best practice expeditions and outdoor education programs throughout Indonesia, connecting people to idGuides-supported landscapes and communities.
idGuides takes people of all backgrounds on expedition in Indonesia, teaching outdoor skills, leadership and social and environmental awareness in some of the world’s most inspiring natural and cultural classrooms.
Our mission is to equip people to get out and explore, to develop positive ethical leaders in Asia, and to lead practical ecotourism development. idGuides is fully Indonesian-owned, co-founded by Krystyna Krassowska (KK), British professional expedition leader and RGS Fellow.
idGuides trails, challenges, training and expeditions equips people to get outdoors and explore Indonesia, to learn from locals and reconnect to landscape and heritage.
idGuides technical consulting expertise supports companies, organisations and governments to develop ecotourism plans and products, specifically trails, guides and adventure-challenge events, and guidance on standards, risk management and responsible operations.
idGuides non-profit development initiative, idGuides Connect, offers new career opportunities for disadvantaged young people in the expeditions field, and supports communities by training trail guides, setting standards, developing trails and accessing markets.