(Ubud, South Bali)
Arrive in beautiful Bali and transfer by private vehicle to your hotel in Ubud. Next you will fly to Indonesian Borneo, one of the only places in the world where orangutans can be seen in the wild. Observe orangutans, proboscis monkeys, gibbons, tarsiers and other primate species in their natural habitat. Enjoy a Klotok river boat experience through the dense forest before flying back to Bali. No wildlife tour in Asia would be complete without a visit to Komodo National Park off the coast of Flores. You will witness the mighty Komodo Dragons as you explore Rinca and Komodo Islands. Tour includes internal flights, private guides and 4 to 5 star hotels. One of the only places in the world where orangutans can be seen in the wildlife. Observe Orangutans, Proboscis Monkeys, Gibbons, Tarsiers and other primate species in their natural habitat. Enjoy the Klotok river boat experience and the dense forest. The one and only place in this world to encounter these majestic dragons! Entering the Komodo National Park, the boat passes many small islands, while slowly gliding through the crystal clear water. The National Park rangers make sure that the incredible animals keep their distance. Enjoy an amazing time on a deserted island beach.
Airport transfer with private vehicle and English-speaking driver.
The Alam Shanti is located conveniently in Ubud of Bali, Alam Shanti Ubud offers visitors great comfort and pleasure during their stay. The hotel offers 8 separate villa rooms which are typical of the Alam Resorts that are owned and ran by a local Balinese family. This small number gives the spacious resort an extremely quiet and secluded feel in which to enjoy the traditional Balinese style villas with fully carved grand wooden doors and furniture including the grand poster bed with a long flowing mosquito net. Surrounded by rice paddies and tropical woods the Alam Shanti offers incredible views both from your personal villa and from any of the hotel's lush garden areas.
Start the day with a visit to Kerta Gosa, or Hall of Justice, built in 18th century in Klungkung. It is beautifully laid out within a moat and provides an exquisite example of the Klungkung style of painting and architecture which can be seen in their ceiling murals. Continue through spectacular views of terraced rice fields to Besakih temple, located on the slope of Mount Agung, Bali highest volcano. It is called Mother Temple of Bali as it houses ancestral shrines for all Hindu Balinese and a complex of nearly 24 temples. Our next stop is Kintamani where you can enjoy your lunch with a breathtaking view over the caldera lake, Danau Batur. Driving down, we arrive in the bottom of a lush green valley, where the Gunung Kawi temple, Bali largest ancient monument is located. It consists of 10 rock-cut candi (shrines) – memorials cut out of the rock face in imitation of actual statues and stand in 7m-high sheltered niches cut into the sheer cliff face. Our last stop will be Goa Gajah.
Fly one way from Bali to Yogyakarta.
You will be picked up by private vehicle with an English speaking guide and transferred between the airport and your hotel.
This tour will bring you to the world's biggest Buddhist monument complex. Pick up from the hotel and drive about one hour to visit Borobudur. Looming out of a patchwork of bottle-green paddies and swaying palm tops, this colossal Buddhist relic is one of the continent's marvels. Built around 800 A.D after the decline of buddhism and the shift of power to East Java, the monument was abandoned soon after its completion. For centuries the complex lay forgotten, buried under layers of volcanic ash. Climb up to the top and enjoy a wonderful view on the Menoreh mountains. Enough time is given to stroll around the complex and to discover its beauty. Afterwards continue to visit the nearby located temples such as Candi pawon, Mendut. Around lunchtime return back to the hotel.
You will be picked up from your hotel and driven to the Prambanan village to visit the Prambanan Temples. The Hindu temple complex was erected in the 9th century while Java was ruled by the Hindu Sanjayas Old Mataram in the north. The complex consists of 4 major temples/shrines such as Candi Shiva Mahadeva, Candi Brahma and Candi Vishu, Candi Nandi as well as the Candi Sewu. The Ramayana story is carved into the walls of the temples. Enough time is given to stroll around and to observe the beautiful carvings.
This historic colonial style hotel has been fully renovated. The hotel offers the facilities and comfort of a modern hotel while maintaining the traditions of the past. All 144 rooms, including 10 suites, offer private balconies and are furnished in a modern style with local touches. The Paprika restaurant specializes in Asian fusion cooking. The 1918s terrace bar overlooks an open-air courtyard and the trendy Vino Wine Bar features nightly entertainment.
You will be picked up by private vehicle with an English speaking guide and transferred between Semarang Airport and Yogyakarta.
Fly one way from Semarang to Pangkalan Bun on Borneo.
Upon your arrival at the Iskandar Airport in Pangkalabun, Central Kalimantan, you will be transfered to the pier for a boat cruise to Rimba Lodge.
Spend the afternoon at leisure, watching the canopy and lower branches of the dense forest in search for the local wildlife. The local Proboscis Monkeys are most often spotted in the tree systems alongside the river.
Rimba Lodge is perched on the edge of the Sekonyer River and surrounded by forest. Access is only by boat from the Port of Kumai. The timber Lodge is built in a series of adjoining elevated pavilions. Five pavilions contain 3 rooms and have their own covered verandah and boardwalk to the river’s edge. Amethyst, Sapphire and Ruby rooms are adjoining in one large pavilion. The walkways also join the restaurant, reception and lounge and office. The Lodge is just a few minutes by boat from the orangutan feeding station at Pondok Tangui and mid way upstream to Camp Leakey. A resident troop of macaques are often seen around the Lodge and Proboscis monkeys are also often visible across the river. This is a Lodge that feels truly remote.
Early in the morning you will depart on a half day of trekking to explore the local wildlife and there habitats. Explore the forest searching for a variety of primates, before heading off to the Research Center to observe the feeding of the Orangutans, Natai Lengkuas and Proboscis Monkey’s at roughly 11:30AM. Next you will continue to Camp Leaky, trekking through the rainforest. This camp was established in 1971 to support research activities in Tanjung Puting Wildlife Reserve. Now this area also functions as Orangutans rehabilitation centre. Over the years, the camp has served the research efforts of several scientists and students. Tourist will be able to walk on certain trails to observe without disturbing the research in progress. A lunch will be provide.
In the afternoon, enjoy some time on your own to relax.
Depart the Rimba Lodge via boat cruise for a transfer to the Iskandar Airport in Pangkalabun.
Fly one way from Pangkalan Bun to Surabaya.
Fly one way from Surabaya to Bali.
The Sandi Phala is a secret sanctuary on the magical island of Bali. The stunning boutique hotel is set within a shady tropical garden that gently spills on to a secluded private beach of soft white sand. The hotel renders the perfect place for subtle and rejuvenating stay on the island of Bali. It’s known for its enrapturing sunset experience, the hotel boasts 11 lavished suites with three different categories, set in the midst of a beautiful garden and each uniquely designed with a stunning Indonesian style of decor. Sandi Phala also features a fine dining French restaurant and a swimming pool, which is positioned where guests have a scenic view of the ocean.
In the morning, you will be picked up by a private vehicle from your hotel in the South of Bali either from Sanur, Kuta, Seminyak, Tuban, Jimbaran, Nusa Dua or Tanjung Benoa and transferred to Denpasar airport to catch the flight to Labuhan Bajo.
Fly one way from Bali to Labuan Bajo.
Upon arrival at Labuan Bajo airport on western Flores, you will be greeted by a representative and transferred to the pier of Labuan Bajo. From here, you will take a speedboat transfer to Batu Cermin Cave, Ujung fishermen village and the local harbor to see the breathtaking views of the sunset. Afterwards, you will be transferred to your hotel for the night. Lunch will be served at local restaurant.
Enjoy the rest of the evening at your leisure. Enjoy a pleasant dinner at your own arrangement.
The Bintang Flores Hotel is a five-storey hotel set in a spacious tropical garden. Located amid spacious grounds fronting a private beach, The Bintang Flores Hotel is both a destination in its own right and a convenient staging area for visits to nearby Komodo Island and world-class dive sites along the coast of Flores. Drawing on Indonesian architectural influences, The Bintang Flores Hotel combines local style and charm with modern conveniences and international standards of service. With a large swimming pool and private white-sand beach, the hotel offers complete water-sports facilities in a protected environment suitable for families.
In the morning, have breakfast at your hotel prior to being picked up by your English speaking guide. You will then be transferred to the pier to catch a speedboat transfer to Rinca Island in Komodo National Park. Walk through the typical dry forest and explore the Island of Komodo dragon, where you will find not just the dragons but you might also encounter other wild animals like, deer, wild buffalo, long-tailed macaque, wild Boar and also numerous birds. Following, the speedboat will take you to Komodo Island where you will take an afternoon trek in Banunggulung in Komodo Island. Then proceed to Pink Beach where you will be able to swim and snorkel before heading back to the hotel for the evening.
Lunch will be served at a local restaurant.
On your return, enjoy the rest of the evening at your leisure. Have a quiet dinner at your own arrangement.
Start of your morning with a nice breakfast at your hotel. Afterwards, you will be picked by a private vehicle and transferred to the airport to catch your flight to Bali.
Fly one way from Labuan Bajo to Bali.
Upon arrival in Ngurah Rai airport, you will be greeted by a representative and then directly transferred to your hotel in South Bali either to Sanur, Kuta, Seminyak, Tuban, Jimbaran, Nusa Dua or Tanjung Benoa for the evening.
The Intercontinental Resort is secluded within the boundaries of the exclusive neighborhood of Jimbaran Bay on Bali's southern coastline. The property is a perfect place for those who want to explore the white and sandy beach. Situated only a walk away from Bali's premier tourist areas, the InterContinental Resort is just a short drive from the city center. Blending modern conveniences with traditional Balinese architecture, the 425 luxury rooms offer you maximum comfort The onsite restaurants serve authentic Japanese cuisine as well as Italian specialities and P.J's the hotel bar is an ideal spot to unwind with a refreshing drink. The spa is an oasis of serenity and natural splendor for those seeking to replenish body, mind and soul.
VISA/PASSPORTThe Indonesian government requires visitors to have a passport valid for at least six months following the date of arrival. Indonesian authorities regularly deny entry to all foreign nationals who arrive with less than six months’ validity on their passports. American and Canadian citizens are required to have a visa to enter Indonesia. Visa processing generally takes 7 working days for a Tourist Visa along with a visa processing fee of approximately $55. A 30 days visa can also be applied upon arrival at Jakarta International Airport. This visa costs approximately $25. Tourist passport holders may apply for a non-extendable visitor Visa-on-Arrival at airports.
Please note obtaining a visa is your responsibility. These requirements change often and therefore it is best that you check with the Embassy of Indonesia for the most up to date visa information.
HEALTHHealth insurance is required. Medical facilities are not widespread and poor quality. We recommend that you see a health-care provider who specializes in Travel Medicine. The doctor or health-care provider will determine what vaccinations and medication you will need, depending on factors such as your health and immunization history, areas of the country you will be visiting, and planned activities. For more information on travel requirements, visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website: http://wwwn.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/indonesia.aspx COUNTRY INFOCapital: Jakarta (Java). Government: Republic. Declared independence from The Netherlands in 1945. Language: Bahasa Indonesia is the official national language. Altogether, there are an estimated 583 languages and dialects spoken in the archipelago. The older generation still speaks Dutch as a second language and English is widely spoken in tourist areas. Religion: There is a Muslim majority of approximately 90%, with Christian, Hindu (mainly in Bali) and Buddhist minorities. Time: GMT + 7 (West) in Sumatra, Java and Western Borneo; GMT + 8 (Central) in Sulawesi, Lesser Sunda Islands, Bali and Eastern Borneo; GMT + 9 (East) in Papua and Maluku. Electricity: 220/250 volts AC, 50Hz but 110 volts is still used in some areas. Plugs used are European-style with two circular metal pins. Telephone: Country code +62 (followed by 22 for Bandung, 361 for Bali, 21 for Jakarta, 61 for Medan and 31 for Surabaya). Mobile Telephone: Roaming agreements exist with most international mobile phone companies. Coverage may be limited to main towns and cities. Internet: There are Internet cafes in all major cities and tourist destinations.
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