(Yogyakarta, Mount Bromo)
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.
Meet your driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle and English speaking guide.
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 mountain farming life and the importance of the plantations that once attracted the arrival of Europeans to the archipelago. Visit the waterfall with its refreshing breezes - a great photo opportunity. After, enjoy a short refreshment, carry on to Jatiluwih where you can enjoy a pleasant walk to discover the beautiful terrace rice fields of Jatiluwih, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After visiting Jatiluwih, stop for lunch at the G Terrace Restaurant while enjoying the lovely views over the paddy (beverages are not included). Afterwards, continue your visit to the holy site of Batukaru Temple, located on the southern slope of Batukaru Mountain.
Explore a nearly untouched part of the island, enjoy breathtaking views, and learn about the sustainable development of villages in northern Bali. High up in the mountain villages of Muntigunung on the slopes of holy Gunung Agung, are people living less privileged lives. 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 A Future for Children), a watering project supported by a Swiss-Indonesia non-profit organization that will help the local people in this 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 local families and to help them generate 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. Flight time is approximately 1 hour.
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.
This tour will lead you to the ancient capital of Java, Solo (Surakarta). Upon arrival in Solo, continue to visit the Puri Mangkunegaran, located in the city center. This royal palace dates back to 1757. Afterwards, proceed to visit the famous ever-crowded textile market Pasar Klewer. Try out your bargaining 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 east of Solo to visit Java's most mysterious and striking temples, Candi Sukuh. The temple stands 900 meters 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.
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.
Once you arrive at Juanda International airport Surabaya, you will be met and greeted by a representative then driven to Tosari Village with some possible stops on the way for photos, or an optional lunch at a local restaurant. After, you will continue driving up to Tosari Village to check-in to the hotel.
Fly from Yogyakarta to Surabaya. Flight time is approximately 1 hour.
In the early morning, after breakfast, you will head out with your driver/guide to one of the highlights of this journey. Drive to Mount Panajakan to marvel at one the world’s most beautiful sunrises. 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. From here you will ride with a local pony to the foot of Mt. Bromo. Then you will walk up the 245 steps up to the rim of the mountain. After some brief viewing, you will drive back to the hotel.
After a short rest you will continue on to Banyuwangi for your overnight at the Ijen Resort.
Enjoy the rest of the afternoon at leisure.
After an early breakfast, 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 minute hike to the rim of Ijen Crater. The stunning view is unveiled at 2883 metres. Afterward, you will walk down the mountain and return to the hotel.
Continue on to the Ketapang habour where you will catch the public ferry to Bali. On arrival at Gilimanuk, Bali harbour, you will proceed to your hotel.
Enjoy a transfer to the Matahari Resort with a private vehicle and driver as well as a ferry.
Guests of Matahari Beach Resort & Spa have the choice 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 the picturesque landscape of the northwest, or explore the fascinating underwater world of Menjangan Island (part of Bali Barat National Park).
Transfer from Ubud to South Bali with a private vehicle and English speaking guide.
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 South Bali and transferred by private vehicle to Denpasar airport.
Fly from Bali to Labuan Bajo. Flight time is approximately 1 hour.
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 dragons, 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'll find the young Komodo dragons on the trees. A local ranger will lead you through this nature reserve. Next, take a boat to Kalong Island to see thousands of bats fly out from their nest. After the tour you will proceed to Labuan Bajo for the night. Lunch will be served on board the boat.
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.
Transfer to the airport in Labuan Bajo.
Upon arrival in Ngurah Rai airport, you will be greeted by a representative and then directly transferred to your hotel in South Bali.
Fly from Labuan Bajo to Bali. Flight time is approximately 1 hour.
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.
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.
Java Banana Bromo is located at Wonotoro, Sukapura in Probolinggo, East Java, 2000 metres above sea level, in a breezy mountainous tropical climate. From stunning modern, tropical architecture to well-crafted interior made of the best wood, with eco-friendly, water-based finishing, each lodge is designed within a beautiful landscape to be suitable for guests to have a familiar interaction through outdoor activities.
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 and deluxe categories and junior suites are ready to accommodate you with all facilities of modern comfort. Four hectares of beautiful garden and 360 degree panoramic vistas of volcanoes, rainforest, terraced rice fields, and views of the ocean make Ijen Resort and Villas itself a tourist destination.
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.
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.
Plataran Komodo Resort is the only luxury resort located on the island, a nature reserve east of Flores. Set on a beach in a secluded cove overlooking the Flores Sea, Plataran Komodo is a wilderness hideaway with accommodation in luxury villas. The protected marine park offers some of the best scuba diving and snorkeling in Indonesia, with pristine reefs boasting a rich array of sea life. Plataran Komodo is designed for the ultimate relaxation experience. Intimate, yet spacious, each villa stands on its own amidst a private tropical garden, and includes personalized service, security, and Xanadu restaurant and bar.
Olive Ramchand ,
June 03, 2014
"I have to admit, this was the BEST vacation I ever had. The tour was nothing less than Fantastic! The hotels were great, the guides were great, the transportation was great, the places were great, the people were great, the food was great and last but not least China, itself was out of this world. I'm so glad I booked this tour and would recommend this to anyone. Thanks so much for all your help, your interest and your recommendations. Steve in China was so attentive, he called constantly to make sure everything was fine. We really had a fabulous time and even my jaded husband who normally only seems to care about where the nearest golf course is, was impressed and had a wonderful time.
Thanks again, and unto the next vacation (although I don't know how we would top this one!!)
Jeanne Tarvin ,
April 21, 2014
"The tour was absolutely fabulous. It all started with the planning. Kathryn graciously accommodated our tight schedule and multiple needs, including a mid-trip change in plans. The tour guides and drivers were all great and extremely knowledgeable. The accommodations and meals were fantastic. I was apprehensive about going to China not knowing the language but it worked out great!"
January 15, 2014
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Bob Feldman ,
November 19, 2013
"I wanted to let you know that our trip to China was great! Everybody enjoyed themselves. When planning a trip I am always concerned about the itinerary, the vehicles and the guides. All 3 of these were great. The guides were particularly good and in this case really made the trip a pleasure. Overall a great trip. Thanks for all you did."
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October 10, 2013
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Wayne Gavioli ,
September 04, 2013
"We just returned from our thailand/cambodia trip. It was fantastic. You did a great job. The guides were excellent as was the drivers. We loved the Victoria Hotel you selected in Siem. Wish we had more time. Thailand met our expectations but our expectations for Cambodia were low and they exceeded them. Loved the places selected for the included lunches. Certainly would use Kensington again"
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August 30, 2013
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Tim Mesarch ,
August 02, 2013
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July 25, 2013
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August 07, 2013
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