Treasures of Indonesia

  • Day 1

    Fly from London Heathrow to Yogyakarta, via Singapore, with Singapore Airlines & Air Asia.

    Flight

    Flight: SQ317 London Heathrow - Singapore 11.30 - 07.20 (overnight)

  • Day 2

    Singapore - Yogyakarta

    Flight

    Flight: QZ8103 Singapore - Yogyakarta 11.15 - 12.25

    Meet & Greet

    Meet & greet: Upon arrival at Yogyakarta airport you will be welcomed to Indonesia by your private English speaking guide, and then transferred directly to your hotel to check in.

    Accommodation

    Accommodation: Stay 2 nights at the Phoenix Hotel (Superior Room)

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    Afternoon at leisure: This afternoon you are free to relax at your hotel or explore the lively streets of Yogyakarta.

  • Day 3

    Yogyakarta

    Tour

    Morning Yogyakarta city tour: This morning you will be taken on a tour to explore the cultural highlights of Yogyakarta. Start with a visit to the "Sultan's Palace" or Kraton. The influence of the Mataram Empire dominated the region from the mid-18th Century, and Yogyakarta has since thrived under a powerful Sultanate that first resisted colonial forces and then negotiated a special autonomous status within the Republic of Indonesia. Parts of the Sultan's Palace, are open to visitors, including a number of open air buildings used for ceremonial purposes and museums with memorabilia showing the life and work of previous Sultans. The Water Castle and gardens of the Palace can also be visited, which is where the Sultans enjoyed their time with their many wives and concubines in a series of elaborate bathing pools. Continue with a tour of a traditional batik workshop to see the process involved in this traditional art form, and Kota Gede the original home of Yogya‘s silver industry where craftsmen have practiced for hundreds of years.

    Tour

    Afternoon tour of Prambanan: This afternoon you will be taken on a tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Prambanan, Java's largest Hindi Temple. The Sanjaya Dynasty built the 47m high temple dedicated to the three forms of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva in the 9th century and surrounded it with several smaller temples. The temples were first rediscovered by a British surveyor under the instruction of Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles in 1811.

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    Breakfast

  • Day 4

    Yogyakarta - Borobudur

    Road Journey

    Road journey from Yogyakarta to Borobudur: After breakfast this morning you will be met and transferred to your hotel near Borobudur, a drive of approximately 2 hours.

    Accommodation

    Accommodation: Stay 1 night at the Plataran Borobudur (Paddy Cabana)

    Tour

    Afternoon tour of Borabudur: This afternoon you will have a guided tour of Borobudur. Indonesia's largest and most impressive Buddhist monument, Borobudur is a vast structure with 9 levels and an awe inspiring setting in the midst of a fertile valley ringed by volcanoes. The temple was built as a pilgrimage site to teach followers how to practice the Buddhist way of life. Each level of the monument has intricately carved sculptures and symbology from the teachings of Mahayana Buddhism. The top level of the temple is a particularly spiritual place dotted with stupas housing Buddhist sculptures, with magnificent view of the surrounding countryside. After Borobudur visit the smaller temple at Mendut and then proceed to the village of Candirejo for a horse & carriage or bike ride to explore the local farms and see village lifestyles. You will come across cottage industries producing sweet potato crackers, traditional herbal medicine and bamboo carvings, and also see the traditional krubosiswo dance and.learn how to play Javanese Gamelan. Return to your hotel in the afternoon for some time to relax.

    Food

    Breakfast

  • Day 5

    Borobudur - Semarang - Tanjung Puting National Park

    Road Journey

    Road journey from Borobudur to Semarang: After breakfast this morning depart by road to Semarang.

    Flight

    Flight: TA2378 Semarang - Pangkalan Bun 13.10 - 14.05

    Road Journey

    Private transfer to the river port: Upon arrival in Kalimantan you will be met by your guide and transferred to the river port at Kumai, a 30 minute journey.

    Boat

    River journey to the Tanjung Puting National Park: This morning embark on a boat for the 15km journey up the River Sekonyer to the Rimba Lodge in the Tanjung Puting National Park. Along the way there will be the chance to spot proboscis monkeys and wild Orangutans.

    Accommodation

    Accommodation: Stay 2 nights at the Rimba Lodge (Emerald Room)

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    Afternoon at leisure: Upon arrival the rest of the day is free to relax in the magnificent surroundings of the lodge, or arrange a wildlife excursion locally.

    Food

    Breakfast & Dinner

  • Day 6

    Tanjung Puting National Park

    Tour

    Full day wildlife tour: After breakfast at your lodge take an hour long cruise followed by a trek in serach of Orangutans and proboscis monkeys in the forests of the Tanjung Puting National Park. There will be the chance to visit the famous research centre at Camp Leaky for the morning and afternoon feeding time for the apes being rehabilitated back into nature. Return to your lodge early this afternoon for some time to relax before dinner.

    Food

    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 7

    Tanjung Punting - Surabaya - Mount Bromo

    Boat

    River journey to Pangkalan Bun: This morning embark on a boat for the river cruise back to Pangkalan Bun. Along the way there will be the chance to spot proboscis monkeys and wild Orangutans.

    Road Journey

    Private transfer: Upon arrival at the river pier you will be met and transferred to the airport.

    Flight

    Flight: TA2343 Pangkalan Bun - Surabaya 11.45 - 12.40

    Road Journey

    Private transfer: Upon arrival Surabaya you will be met and then transferred by road to Mount Bromo with photo stops en route. The journey will take around 3 -4 hours depending on local traffic. A stop will be made for lunch (payable locally). On arrival, part way up the volcano, you will check into your overnight accommodation.

    Accommodation

    Accommodation: Stay 1 night at the Bromo Cottage (Standard Room)

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    Breakfast

  • Day 8

    Mount Bromo - Ubud

    Tour

    Sunrise at Mount Bromo: This morning wake up at 4am for the chance to see the sun rising over Mount Bromo. Depart from your hotel in a 4x4 jeep and ascend bumpy roads for 45 minutes to a viewing platform on Mount Pananjakan. As the dawn arrives enjoy panoramic views over the lunar landscapes of Mount Bromo and the surrounding mountains. After the sun has risen there is the opportunity to take a horse ride along the sea of sands to the foot of Mount Bromo, where a series of steps leads to the crater rim. At around 8am return to your hotel for a well-deserved breakfast.

    Road Journey

    Road journey from Bromo to Surabaya: After checking out of the hotel travel by road back to Surabaya, a journey of approximately 3 hours.

    Flight

    Flight: GA344 Surabaya - Denpasar 13.00 - 15.00  

    Road Journey

    Private transfer: Upon arrive in Bali you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Ubud. 

    Accommodation

    Accommodation: Stay 3 nights at the Kori Ubud (Superior Suite) 

    Food

    Breakfast

  • Day 9&10

    Ubud

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    Days at leisure / Choice of activities: On these days there is a variety of activities on offer in Ubud. Choose from either a tour of the area's art and culture, have a traditional Balinese cooking class or embark on a mountain bike adventure from Lake Batur. Please ask for prices and more details.

    Food

    Breakfast

  • Day 11

    Ubud - Komodo Islands

    Road Journey

    Private transfer: This morning you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Flores.

    Flight

    Flight: MV912 Denpasar - Labuan Bajo 08.30 - 09.35

    Road Journey

    Private transfer: Upon arrive at the airport of Labuanbajo, you will be meet by your guide and transferred to the harbour.

    Boat

    Accommodation: 2 night cruise aboard MV Keti (Private Cabin)

    Tour

    Today's activities: After a welcome briefing on board depart for Rinca Island in the Komodo National Park. Lunch will be provided en route. Upon arrive at Rinca Island take a trek to Waewaso to see Komodo dragons and other wild animals. In the early evening return to the boat for dinner and an early night.

    Food

    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 12

    Komodo Islands Cruise

    Tour

    Komodo Islands Cruise: Early this morning the boat sets sail for Komodo Island, and breakfast is served on board. Upon arrival at Komodo Island at around 8.30am take a trek to Banunggulung to see the Komodo dragons. Return to the boat at around 11.30am and continue sailing to Pink Beach, where there will be time at leisure for swimming and snorkelling before lunch is served on board. After lunch depart for Kalong Island, where you could watch thousands of bats flying out from their nests. Return to the boat for dinner and an early night.

    Food

    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 13

    Labuan Bajo - Jimbaran Bay

    Road Journey

    Private transfer: Upon arrival at the harbour you will be met and transferred to the airport for the flight to Bali.

    Flight

    Flight: TN293 Labuan Bajo - Denpasar 08.40 - 09.50

    Road Journey

    Private transfer: Upon arrival in Bali you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Jimbaran Bay.

    Accommodation

    Accommodation: Stay 3 nights at Villa Balquisse (Deluxe Jepun Room)

    Food

    Breakfast

  • Day 14&15

    Jimbaran Bay

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    Days at leisure: Days free to relax by the sea.

    Food

    Breakfast

  • Day 16

    Fly from Bali to London Heathrow, via Singapore, with Singapore Airlines.

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    Day at leisure: Today is free to relax at your hotel, or explore the area of Sanur.

    Road Journey

    Private transfer: This afternoon you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight to London, via Singapore.

    Flight

    Flight: SQ947 Denpasar - Singapore 20.05 - 22.35

    Food

    Breakfast

  • Day 17

    Singapore - London Heathrow

    Flight

    Flight: SQ306 Singapore - London Heathrow 01.10 - 07.35

Price guideline:

The above tour costs from £4,495*per person, based on 2 people sharing a twin or double room for departures in June staying at Villa Balquisse in Jimbaran Bay.

The supplement for the Jamahal Villas & Spa is £180 per person.

*Please note the price shown is indicative only and based on a departure in April. This price is subject to change at the time of booking, and depends on the date of departure and the availability of flights and accommodation.

The price includes:
• International flights with Singapore Airlines & Air Asia.
• Accommodation in a shared double or twin room throughout
• Meals as specified in the itinerary.
• Private transfers and tours with an English speaking local guide.
• Entrance fees for the sightseeing described above.
• Train and ferry tickets within Indonesia.
• Service charges, room tax and handling fees.

The price does not include:
• Personal insurance.
• Expenditure of a personal nature, such as drinks, souvenirs and laundry etc.

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