Experience an exotic once-in-a-lifetime journey through the isles of Indonesia. Led by expert private guide explore Bali, Yogyakarta, Lombok, Bali, Komodo National Park & Labuan Bajo stopping to immerse yourself in all the spiritual, cultural & historic highlights along the way. Featuring all transfers, internal flights 4 star hotels & much more.
Enjoy a transfer from the airport in South Bali to Ubud with a private vehicle and English speaking guide.
The Pita Maha is etched into the hillside that overlooks the Tjampuhan valley in Ubud. The Resort and Spa encompasses 24 villas that are spacious and elegantly designed in an Balinese style to anticipate every conceivable need. Immersed into the hillside overlooking the Tjampuhan valley in Ubud, the 5-star hotel Pita Maha Resort & Spa offers a holiday of wellbeing, leisure activities and Balinese culture on the enchanting Island of the Gods, Bali. Named after the artistic association that nurtured creative talents during the 1930's, Pita Maha means 'great shining' and today this boutique resort is an icon that showcases local artistry and design elements.
Depart in the morning from your hotel and transfer to the Munduk village. Upon arrival, enjoy a beautiful trekking experience through coffee plants, cloves, cacao and other exotic tropical plantations around the village. Your guide will give you the insight to the mountain farming life and the importance of the plantations that once attracted the arrival of Europeans to the archipelago. Visit the lovely waterfall with its refreshing breezes, a sure photo-opportunity. After enjoy a short refreshment then carry on to Jatiluwih, here you will enjoy a pleasant walk to discover the beautiful terrace rice fields of Jatiluwih, a UNESCO world heritage. After visiting Jatiluwih stop for lunch at a Bali organic farm. Afterwards continue your visit to the holiest temple of Batukaru temple, located on the southern slope of Batukaru Mountain.
Explore a nearly untouched part of the island of the Gods, enjoy breathtaking views and learn about the sustainable development of rural, poor villages in northern Bali. High up in the mountain villages of Muntigunung on the slopes of holy Gunung Agung, touched by people that live less privileged life than in one of the most remote and poor areas of Bali. With a minimum rain fall, the people of Muntigunung live from day to day, but with the project of Yayasan Masa Depan Untuk Anak-Anak (Foundation for children future), a watering project being support by Swiss-Indonesia non-profit organization that will help the local people in this Muntigunung village to improve their living conditions. Women are trying to generate income by making baskets and handicrafts which they sell to visitors. This is a great way to support poor local families and help them to generate a income by taking visitors on this beautiful trek. You will be able to join the villages, explore the locals lifestyles and help them to improve their everyday life.
Fly from Bali to Yogyakarta.
A transfer between the airport and your hotel with a private vehicle and English speaking guide is provided.
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.
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.
This tour will lead you to the ancient capital of Java, Solo (Surakarta). Pick up from the hotel and drive around 1 hour to Solo. Upon arrival in Solo continue to visit the Puri Mangkunegaran, located in the city centre. This royal palace dates back to 1757. Afterwards, proceed to visit the famous ever-crowded textile market Pasar Klewer. Try out your bargain skills, because this is the place to buy batik. Also see Solo's flea market, which sells antiques and all sorts of bric-a-brac. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. After lunch, drive 36 km east of Solo to visit Java's most mysterious and striking temples, Candi Sukuh. The temple stands 900 m above sea level on the western slopes of Gunung Lawu. This temple is an impressive example of the late Majapahit architecture. Afterwards, drive back to Yogyakarta
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.
Upon your arrival into the Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, you will be met by a representative whom will assist you with your luggage and begin your this Indonesian adventure. Hop aboard a private vehicle with driver and travel towards the Tosari Village, making stops en-route for photos if you'd like. There is also an option to stop for lunch along the way, as your expert driver/guide will take you to a recommended local restaurant for a traditional meal. Upon your arrival into the village, you will check into your accommodations, and have the remainder of the day to spend at your leisure.
Fly from Yogyakarta to Surabaya.
Mount Bromo is an active volcano that is a part of the Tengger massif, in East Java, Indonesia. At a height of 2,329 metres above sea level, it is not the highest peak of the massif, but is the most well known. The massif area is one of the most visited tourist attractions in East Java, Indonesia. The volcano belongs to the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park. The name of Bromo derived from Javanese pronunciation of Brahma, the Hindu creator god. Mount Bromo sits in the middle of a vast plain called the "Sea of Sand", a protected nature reserve since 1919. The typical way to visit Mount Bromo is from the nearby mountain village of Cemoro Lawang. From there it is possible to walk to the volcano in about 45 minutes, but it is also possible to take an organised jeep tour, which includes a stop at the viewpoint on Mount Penanjakan.
The Bromo Cottages Hotel is located in a peaceful and pleasant place, ideal for a week-end or holiday relaxation trip to near the picturesque Mount Bromo. The cottage boasts 80 Superior Rooms, 3 Suites, and 20 Villas, which are all well equipped with modern amenities and private bathrooms. The Bromo Cottages Hotel was established in 1991 with only had 66 rooms. Over times, some additions, improvements and renovations were done to the rooms, restaurant area and the most recently added, the passenger elevator, making this the ideal accommodation in the Mount Bromo area.
In the early morning hours, after breakfast and a coffee, you will head out with your driver/guide to one of the highlights of this journey. Drive to Mount Panajakan, an excellent viewing point, to marvel at one the world’s most beautiful sunrises. Travelling to such high altitudes can be quite chilly, and it is recommended that you bring a sweater along with you. After taking in the natural beauty of the Indonesian mountain ranges, you will continue your drive to Mount Bromo, crossing the Sea of Sand along the way. Upon your arrival at the foot of Mount Bromo, you will hop aboard a pony and make your way to the viewing point atop the mountain. After some brief viewing, travel back to the hotel, before making route towards Banyuwangi, for your overnight at the Ijen Resort.
Ijen Resort and Villas is the only luxury hotel in the region of Banyuwangi and inevitably the ideal base to visiting this beautiful region, particularly to visit the Ijen Crater, one of the most beautiful craters in the world. Perched at the edge of the rainforest of Ijen National Park and overlooking terraced rice fields to a row of volcanoes, each of Ijen Resort’s 37 rooms boasts superb views from their spacious bedrooms and balconies. Bungalows with superior, deluxe category and junior suites are ready to accommodate you with all facilities of modern comfort. Four hectares of beautiful garden and 360 degrees panoramic vistas of volcanoes, rainforest, terraced rice fields and view of the ocean make Ijen Resort and Villas itself a tourist destination. It gives you a new possibility to discover one of the hidden beauties of Indonesia.
Enjoy an early breakfast, here after you will be picked up by a four-wheel drive vehicle that will carry you through the rural villages, coffee and clove plantations and then into one of Java’s last rainforest's. Humidity, wildlife, giant ferns and big trees cover the slope of the mountain, to arrive at the Park Ranger’s post to begin the 90 minutes hike to the rim of Ijen Crater, along a shady track with spectacular views. The stunning view is unveiled at 2883 meters altitude. The lake eerie color and smoke wafting from bright yellow sulfur deposits create the landscape desolate, barren and vibrantly alive. Watching miners descending into the crater and finding them re-emerge carrying up to 80 kilos of ore on bamboo baskets along the treacherous path is a breathtaking reality. Afterward walk down the mountain were you will return to your hotel for refreshments.
Continue the trip to Ketapang habour where you will catch the public ferry to Bali.
Enjoy a transfer to the Matahari Resort with a private vehicle and driver as well as a ferry.
Nestled away between the Bali Barat National Park and the Java Sea, the secluded and exclusive Matahari Beach Resort & Spa is a perfect destination for connoisseurs of luxury and relaxation. Experience Matahari’s way of life. Wake up to the sound of chirping birds in the tropical garden, listen to the ocean waves during your morning yoga session, explore quaint neighbouring villages and surroundings on bike, and get pampered in the award winning spa before you indulge in a gourmet dinner in a romantic pavilion.
Guests of Matahari Beach Resort & Spa have thechoice to participate in a great variety of activities. The resort has a selection of tours that will take you to the most beautiful spots on the island. Active guests might opt for a guided trekking or mountain bike tour through thepicturesque landscape of the northwest, or explore the fascinatingunderwater world of Menjangan Island (part of Bali Barat national park).
Enjoy a transfer from Ubud to South Bali with a private vehicle and English speaking guide.
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.
Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.
In the morning, you will be picked up from your hotel in the South of Bali from either Sanur, Kuta, Seminyak, Tuban, Jimbaran, Nusa Dua or Tanjung Benoa and transferred by private vehicle to Denpasar airport to catch the flight to Labuhan Bajo.
Fly 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. Get onboard a speedboat for your tour 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 as well as numerous birds. Keep your eyes open as sometimes you will find the young Komodo dragons on the trees. A local ranger will lead you through this nature reserve, and then afterwards take a boat to Kalong Island to see thousands of bats flying out from their nest. Next proceed to Labuan Bajo for the night. Lunch will be served on board the boat.
The rest of the evening is at your leisure. Enjoy a pleasant dinner on your own arrangment.
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, enjoy a lovely breakfast served to you at your hotel. Afterwards, your private English speaking guide will pick you up for an excursion to the vibrant local market and Batu Cermin Cave.
Afterwards, your private guide will transfer you to the airport to catch your flight back to South Bali.
Upon arrival in Ngurah Rai airport, you will be greeted by a representative and then directly transferred to your hotel in South Bali to either Sanur, Kuta, Seminyak, Tuban, Jimbaran, Nusa Dua or Tanjung Benoa where you will overnight.
Fly from Labuan Bajo to Bali.
A transfer between the airport and your hotel in South Bali with a private vehicle and English speaking guide is provided.
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