Essentials of Indonesia: Bali, Lombok & Yogyakarta

9 days from $2,646 per person*
  • Trek through Ubud’s jungles and caves with private guide.
  • Explore Loyok’s forests inhabited by wild black monkeys.
  • Explore the world’s biggest Buddhist monument, Borobudur.
  • Private transfers throughout.
  • Featuring expertly selected hotels.
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As the sun catches the golden temples that rise from bottle-green rice paddies, you’ll be left speechless at the grandeur of the world’s largest Buddhist temple complex that slumbers peacefully in rural Java.

In serene Ubud, trek through aromatic coffee, clove and cacao plantations that surround mountainous Munduk village; refresh your senses at a remote jungle waterfall; bask in the vibrant greens of the terraced rice fields in Jatiluwih; pay your respects at a holy temple on the southern slope of Batukaru Mountain; and visit Bayad village for an eco walk where you’ll learn about the healing powers of native plants. In Yogyakarta, you’ll explore the 9th century Hindu temples at Prambana; encounter the world’s largest complex of Buddhist monuments that rise from a patchwork of bottle-green rice paddies; and visit impressive Keraton Palace in the heart of the old city. In the island paradise of Lombok, you’ll cruise turquoise waters en route to the peaceful villages of Tetebatu and Loyok where you’ll trek through local forests filled with wild black monkeys, soaring mahogany trees, aromatic clove plantations and village temples. ... Show More »

From the rich art of Ubud and the lush rice paddies of Yogyakarta, to the ancient temples of Prambanan and the pristine pink-hued beaches of idyllic Lombok island, this trip combines a decadent cultural experience with Indonesia’s most breath-taking natural wonders. Of course, your knowledgeable team of local guides and private drivers will be at your side to ensure you get the most from every experience, and you’ll have ample opportunity to indulge your senses at a range of luxury spa resorts, charming colonial villas and boutique beach hotels.

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Denpasar (Bali) to Ubud (Bali)
    Denpasar (Bali) to Ubud (Bali)
    • Denpasar (Bali) - Ubud (Bali) [Airport (1 hr, 7 min)] - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 2 Ubud (Bali)
    Ubud (Bali)
    • Tour - Private - Munduk Nature Walk, Jatiluwih & Batukaru Temple with Lunch (10hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 3 Ubud (Bali)
    Ubud (Bali)
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Bali Eco Walk with Lunch (5hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 4 Ubud (Bali) to Denpasar (Bali) to Yogyakarta
    Ubud (Bali) to Denpasar (Bali) to Yogyakarta
    • Ubud (Bali) - Denpasar (Bali) [Airport (1 hr, 10 min)] - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Denpasar (Bali) - Yogyakarta [(1hr)] - Economy
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Prambanan Temple (4.5hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 5 Yogyakarta
    Yogyakarta
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day City Tour (5hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Discover Borobudur (5hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 6 Yogyakarta to Lombok
    Yogyakarta to Lombok
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Yogyakarta - Lombok [via Jakarta] - Economy
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 7 Lombok
    Lombok
    • Tour - Private - Tete Batu Trek with Lunch (9hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 8 Lombok
    Lombok
    • At Leisure
  • Day 9 Lombok
    Lombok
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Lombok - Denpasar (Bali) [(30mins)] - Economy
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Day 1: Denpasar (Bali) - Ubud (Bali)

Transfer from the airport to Ubud with a private vehicle and English speaking guide. Transfer time is approximately 1 hour and 7 minutes.

Accommodation: Pita Maha Resort & Spa (4*)

Etched into a hillside overlooking the Tjampuhan ridge, Pita Maha Resort & Spa encompasses private pool villas in a style reminiscent of a Balinese village. Located just 5 minutes from central Ubud, this boutique hotel is an elegant retreat steeped in local tradition. Named after the artistic association that nurtured creative talent during the 1930’s, Pita Maha Resort & Spa is an elegant hotel in Ubud where travelers can experience the true charm of Bali. Pita Maha means ‘great shining’ and this boutique resort honors the island’s artistic legacy.

Ubud
Ubud
Pita Maha Resort & Spa
Pita Maha Resort & Spa

Day 2: Ubud (Bali)

Depart in the morning from your hotel, and drive to Munduk village. Upon arrival, enjoy a beautiful trekking through coffee, cloves, cacao and other exotic tropical plantations around the village. Your guide will give you the insight to the mountain farming live and the importance of the plantations that once attracted the arrival of Europeans to the archipelago. Visit the lovely waterfall with its refreshing breezes. After short refreshment, it’s the time to leave Munduk village and drive to Jatiluwih. We are joining a pleasant walk to discover the beautiful terrace rice fields of Jatiluwih, a UNESCO world heritage site. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant nearby. Afterward continue visit the holiest temple of Batukaru temple, located on the southern slope of Batukaru Mountain. Amidst the pure mountain air and the  scent of the wet soil, one could feel the energy of this special place.

Accommodation: Pita Maha Resort & Spa (4*)
Jatiluwih Rice Field
Jatiluwih Rice Field

Day 3: Ubud (Bali)

In the morning, visit the Bayad Village and join your local Balinese guide for the eco walk through the jungle. Explore the wealth of healing plants with your guide. Start with coffee or tea and refreshments while having a short introduction on the venture. Continue with a light hike through the spice and herbal garden where you will be introduced to the plants that are used for first aid emergencies up to the treatment of chronic illnesses. Continue the walk down to a cave and return through the underground labyrinth to the finish point at Petanu Restaurant where your Indonesian lunch will be served. After, you’ll be driven back to your hotel.

Accommodation: Pita Maha Resort & Spa (4*)
Balinese Jungle
Balinese Jungle

Day 4: Ubud (Bali) - Denpasar (Bali) - Yogyakarta

Transfer from Ubud to the airport with a private vehicle and English speaking guide. Transfer time is approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes.

Fly from Denpasar (Bali) to Yogyakarta. Flight time is approximately 1 hour.

Meet your driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle and English speaking guide.

This morning, you will be picked up from your hotel and driven to Prambanan village to visit the Prambanan Temple. 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 3 major temples/shrines such as Candi Shiva Mahadeva, Candi Brahma, and Candi Vishnu. Enough time will be given to walk around and observe the beautiful carvings and the neighborhood shrines such as the Candi Palosan and the Candi Sewu. The Ramayana story is carved into the walls of the temples. 

Accommodation: Phoenix Hotel (4*)

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.

Yogyakarta
Yogyakarta
The Pheonix Hotel
The Pheonix Hotel

Day 5: Yogyakarta

Start your day with a cultural tour through the city. Your guide will bring you to the Kraton Sultan Palace walking over the remains of the past centuries, enabling you to understand the history of this artistic city. It was built in 1970 by Sri Sultan Hamengkubowono I., which is also a model of traditional Javanese palace architecture and it lies in the center of the municipality. Up to now, Kraton still serves as the Sultan Palace. Over 25,000 people live within the greater Kraton compound named Taman Sari, which consist of its own market, shops, batik, and silver cottage industries, schools, and mosques. You’ll also get to do a tour to the Water Castle. Afterwards, continue to Kota Gede which has been famed as the hub of Yogyakarta’s silver industry since the 1930’s. But this quite old town, which is now a suburb of Yogyakarta, was the first capital of the Mataram Kingdom, found by Panembahan Senopati in 1582. You will visit the busy silver workshops to watch the process.

This tour will bring you to the world's biggest Buddhist monument complex, 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 temples such as Pawon and Mendut Temple. 

Accommodation: Phoenix Hotel (4*)
Javanese Art
Javanese Art
Borobudur
Borobudur

Day 6: Yogyakarta - Lombok

Meet your driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle and English speaking guide.

Fly from Yogyakarta to Lombok via Jakarta.

Meet your driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle and English speaking guide.

Accommodation: Qunci Villas Hotel (4*)

Qunci Villas Hotel is 'The Boutique Hotel of Lombok', comprised of 20 units on a beautifully landscaped beachfront property with many of the units boasting an ocean view under swaying palm trees. It's a tasteful mixture of modern architecture combined with the architectural style of Lombok and Bali. The complex itself is specifically designed to take full advantage of stunning views across exotic gardens out across the sparkling blue waters of the Lombok Straits.

Lombok Fisherman
Lombok Fisherman
Qunci Hotel & Villas
Qunci Hotel & Villas

Day 7: Lombok

Visit the village of Tetebatu and Loyok, popularly known as a peaceful and tranquil village. You will do some soft trekking to the local forest inhabited by the wild black monkeys (pitu), mahogony trees, and clove plantations while enjoying the simple and natural way of life of the locals. You will also visit Lingsar temple, which symbolizes the harmony of Muslim and Hindu and Taman Narmada, a kingly garden which is also the replica of Lake Segara Anak in Mount Rinjani. Lunch will be provided along the way.

Accommodation: Qunci Villas Hotel (4*)
Tetebatu Monkeys
Tetebatu Monkeys

Day 8: Lombok

Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.

Accommodation: Qunci Villas Hotel (4*)

Day 9: Lombok

Meet your driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle and English speaking guide.

Fly from Lombok to Denpasar (Bali). Flight time is approximately 30 minutes.

Accommodation:
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  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
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Pita Maha Resort & Spa (4*): Ubud (Bali)

Etched into a hillside overlooking the Tjampuhan ridge, Pita Maha Resort & Spa encompasses private pool villas in a style reminiscent of a Balinese village. Located just 5 minutes from central Ubud, this boutique hotel is an elegant retreat steeped in local tradition. Named after the artistic association that nurtured creative talent during the 1930’s, Pita Maha Resort & Spa is an elegant hotel in Ubud where travelers can experience the true charm of Bali. Pita Maha means ‘great shining’ and this boutique resort honors the island’s artistic legacy.

Pita Maha Resort & Spa
Pita Maha Resort & Spa

Phoenix Hotel (4*): Yogyakarta

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.

The Pheonix Hotel
The Pheonix Hotel

Qunci Villas Hotel (4*): Lombok

Qunci Villas Hotel is 'The Boutique Hotel of Lombok', comprised of 20 units on a beautifully landscaped beachfront property with many of the units boasting an ocean view under swaying palm trees. It's a tasteful mixture of modern architecture combined with the architectural style of Lombok and Bali. The complex itself is specifically designed to take full advantage of stunning views across exotic gardens out across the sparkling blue waters of the Lombok Straits.

Qunci Hotel & Villas
Qunci Hotel & Villas
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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