Touch down in Java and discover the bustling cities and small surrounding villages of East Java before heading across to Borneo for unbeatable experiences. Spend a couple of days trekking and discovering Indonesia’s untouched wildlife as you spot the unmissable orang-utans. Continue your Indonesian adventure and travel to Yogyakarta, the cultural capital of the archipelago.
Spend a few days in Ubud in Bali where culture, religion and tradition are a huge part of day to day life. In many ways you will feel like you are going back in time during your stay in Bali as you are surrounded by rice fields and a slower pace of life, in contrast to the bustling island of Java. Spend the rest of your holiday sailing the waters of Flores and Komodo and relaxing on the beach in Sanur.
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This 17 day program is ideal for travellers looking to discover the charms of the Indonesian archipelago. This immersive trip takes you from the temples of Borobudur in Jogjakarta to a private sailing trip in Flores across the crystal clear waters. Unique experiences, fantastic landscapes and calming moments, this is a complete trip that I can’t wait to organise for you.
Touchdown in Indonesia
Touchdown in Surabaya in West Java where you will be met at the airport by your driver. As you step off the plane and out of the airport you will be welcomed by smiling faces and a heat that warms your heart as well as your body. Your driver will transfer you to your hotel in Surabaya. Settle in, enjoy the hotel facilities or head out and explore the surrounding area and the city of Surabaya. Overnight at hotel.
Enjoy a leisurely morning as you adjust to your new surroundings. The city of Surabaya is alive with culture so there’s plenty to see if you fancy heading out on your own early in the morning. After breakfast at your hotel your driver will pick you and you will be taken on a guided city tour. On this tour you will see famous landmarks before finishing at the Tobacco museum – the city’s must visit! Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
In Central Borneo
Spend the morning at leisure in Surabaya. After breakfast you can choose to head out into the city or simply enjoy the hotel facilities. In the afternoon your driver will take you to the airport where you will take a flight to Palangka Raya, the capital of the Indonesian province of Central Kalimantan. We suggest you spend the evening relaxing and get an early night as tomorrow your Borneo trekking and cruise adventure begins!
After breakfast you will be taken to the port where you will board your private cruise boat. You will spend the next two nights on board cruising the waters and trekking the untouched jungles. Today you will cruise the water and enjoy the surroundings, taking in sights that you will only ever see here like orang-utans jumping from tree to tree, intense greenery that feed the locals as well as being a home to beautiful wildlife. Continue cruising the waters and as night falls you’ll anchor down and spend the night on board. Meals included.
Rise and shine on board! Early risers may enjoy watching the sun rise over the waters while sipping on freshly brewed Kalimantan coffee. After breakfast on board your day of trekking through the jungle will begin. Drinks and meals will be provided to ensure your energy levels are always high for this adventurous day. Different treks can be done depending on fitness levels, however a certain level of fitness is required. You will be following the paths of orang-utans, searching for these beautiful animals. A close encounter will be an experience like no other. After trek return to boat to continue cruising. Overnight on board.
In the morning you can choose to go trekking in the jungle for a last minute adrenaline boost, or simply enjoy cruising along the waters exploring the stunning surroundings. After lunch you will head back to port to disembark in Palangka Raya where you will spend the night. Enjoy relaxing here after your trekking adventure. Overnight in hotel.
En Route to Indonesia’s Cultural Capital
Spend the morning at your hotel before transferring to the airport to catch your lunchtime flight to Yogyakarta, Indonesia’s cultural capital. You’ll land in Yogya in the evening just as the city’s lights turn bright against the backdrop of the dark sky. Upon arrival you will be met by your driver who will transfer you to your hotel where you will stay for the next two nights.
An early start this morning so you can catch sunrise over the temples of Borobudur. This fantastic experience truly humbles the soul as the sleeping city begins to wake as the sun rises and the rays warm the temples. Sit back and enjoy this unique experience. After sunrise head out to explore the temples. Return to your hotel for breakfast and then jet off to Sultan’s Palace. You will have the evening free for you to explore the city and discover its wonders. Overnight in hotel.
Spend the morning at leisure either relaxing at your hotel and enjoy its luxurious facilities or head out and explore the city of Yogyakarta. There’s plenty to in this bustling city, from the thriving arts scene to unique culture and traditions. After lunch you will be transferred to the airport to fly to Bali. Upon arrival in Bali you will be met by your driver who will transfer you to your hotel in Ubud. Ubud is Bali’s spiritual capital surrounded by lush greenery. Check in to your hotel where you will spend the next three nights.
Tradition in Bali
Wake up in Ubud and enjoy a leisurely morning, listening to the sounds of the birds singing. Today you can choose to head to a traditional Balinese cooking class during which you will head to a local market to buy the ingredients. Alternatively you can choose to visit a Balian, a Balinese healer. Balinese healers are very well respected in Bali and a meeting with one of the remaining few is an experience to remember. The rest of the day can be spent exploring Ubud, visiting the world famous Monkey Forest, shopping or simply relaxing by the pool under the sun.
Rice Paddies and Temples
Spend the morning in your hotel enjoying a delicious breakfast and even a dip in the pool. After breakfast you will be transferred to the outskirts of Ubud for a Rice Paddy walk. This walk through the rice fields takes you through beautiful landscapes and also an opportunity to meet with local rice farmers and learn about their trade. This tour can be done by bikes too if you prefer. In the afternoon you will return to Ubud and have the opportunity to head to the local temples and museums. Overnight at hotel.
To Flores We Go
Enjoy your last breakfast at your hotel in Ubud, take in the lush green sights and breathe in the fresh mountain air. Your driver will meet you after breakfast to transfer you to the airport in Denpasar. Catch a domestic flight to Flores where you will be spending the next few days. Look out the window during your flight and you will see the crystal clear waters and islands dotted across. Upon arrival in Flores you will be transferred to your hotel.
Private Sailing Trip
Breakfast at your hotel before transferring to the local port to board your private boat for a two day sailing trip in the Komodo National Park. Crystal clear waters surround you, a private yacht and beautiful sea life… It really couldn’t get much better! Sail the waters around the Komodo National Park, disembarking on land to spot the infamous Komodo Dragons. Snorkelling equipment is provided so when the anchor is down, jump in and explore! Overnight on board.
Private Sailing Trip
Enjoy watching the sunrise from your private yacht before breakfast… Some may even enjoy a fresh seawater swim in the morning! Breakfast is served on board as well as snacks and lunch throughout the day. Continue sailing the waters today, stopping for snorkelling among colourful fishes on the beautiful reefs. In the afternoon you will return to the port to disembark. Transfer to hotel where you will spend the night in Flores.
Time To Beach
In the morning after breakfast you will transfer to the hotel to board your flight back to Bali. Upon arrival in Bali you will be met by your driver who will transfer you to your hotel in Sanur. Sanur is a bustling area of Bali that offers beautiful beaches and stunning surroundings. Quieter than Kuta and Seminyak, Sanur is a perfect place to relax. Spend the afternoon by the pool in your hotel or on the beach catching a beautiful sunset. Overnight at hotel.
Enjoy exploring the local area of Sanur or alternatively book with your driver to travel into the bustling regions of Seminyak. Seminyak is Bali’s shopping capital, with countless luxury shops and stunning ocean view bars and restaurants. If you choose to stay in Sanur, surfboards can be rented for a few hours out on the waves, or instead simply relax on a sunbed soaking up the last of your holiday sun. Overnight at hotel.
Time To Go
A bittersweet day as your beautiful Indonesian holiday comes to an end. Enjoy the last of the sun in the morning, sitting by the pool or playing in the sea. Last minute shopping can be done in town, or alternatively you can pack up your bags early and drive to Seminyak or Legian for some last minute shopping. Transfer to the airport in the afternoon for your evening flight back home. We bid you farewell and hope to see you soon again in Asia. End of services.
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