Hobson is known for his extensive knowledge of Southeast Asia and the Indonesian archipelago. He excels at planning itineraries in difficult-to-access locations like Raja Ampat and West Papua and can arrange a variety of trips, from relaxing getaways, like a luxury cruise from Java to Borneo, to adventures in Indonesia's smaller and wilder islands. Hobson can also arrange active, adventurous trips that incorporate motorbiking and kayaking, and itineraries that include wildlife observation—last year, he set up a tour that included a few days at Tanjung Puting National Park in Borneo, where research and supplemental feedings for ex-captive orangutans take place.
"We first discovered Jarrod completely by accident nearly five years ago while searching for a special, out of the ordinary, adventure worthy of a "Grand Family Reunion.” We knew we were onto something when we contacted Jarrod via Asia Transpacific Journeys. He asked us to write him a story about who we were and what are dreams were. From there, he gave us ideas and things to research, which spawned more inspired ideas. Then, he helped refine our thoughts and offered suggestions. Little by little, a one-of-a-kind journey came to be. How this amazing man juggled all the logistics of arranging such a complex, multifaceted adventure for all nine of us (all different ages and different interests) is hard to comprehend. The experience was incredibly diverse, truly eye opening, and seamless in every way. Journeys like this don't just happen. It's Jarrod Hobson with all his skills, intuition, creativity, and connections that make it all come together and enable dreams to become reality." - Dave and Kathy Quistad