Indonesia

Over 17,000 islands make up the Indonesian archipelago. But for a lot of travellers, there’s only one that really matters; Bali. A volcano-dotted, beach-fringed paradise that’s serene and sensational by turns, from the green slopes of Mt Batur to the Bintang bodegas on Seminyak’s main party strip.

For us though, Bali tours are all about the little treasures. An out-of-the-way village stay at Sidemen, reef-diving the impossibly blue waters off Lovina, soaking up some tranquility in the Banja hot springs, or sipping lime-spiked smoothies in Ubud’s organic cafes. As always, when it comes to paradise, the hardest bit is choosing what to do first.

Located in Central Java, discover Borobudur, or Barabudur, which is a 9th-century Mahayana Buddhist temple in Magelang. It is the world’s largest Buddhist temple, and also one of the greatest Buddhist monuments in the world.

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Tour TypeTrip NameNo. DaysBookingsPrices per person
Independent TourTemples to Volcanoes7From $2,329.00
Independent TourBest of Java, Sulawesi & Bali15From $4,545.00

Temples to Volcanoes

Java is one of the largest and most populous islands in the world, so what better way to explore it than on a week-long overland adventure from its cultural heartlands to the rugged east.

Itinerary  
Day 1: Arrive Yogyakarta

Transfer from the airport to your hotel. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and then spend the afternoon creating your own batik.

Day 2: Yogyakarta

This morning explore the city visiting the Sultan’s Palace and Taman Sari before continuing the tour in a local becak (similar to a cyclo or trishaw). This afternoon visit the ancient Hindu temples at Prambanan.

Day 3: Yogyakarta - Borobudur - Yogayakarta

Depart this morning for the drive to one of the highlights of your trip, Borobudur. Explore this massive Buddhist temple - the largest in the world - and discover the incredible history behind its construction. Comprised of thousands of volcanic and river stone blocks, the temple was assembled entirely by human labour and took more than 75 years to complete. These days, the UNESCO World Heritage Site is still visible in its full glory- with magnificent carvings and an unusual, yet surprisingly beautiful bulk structure.

Day 4: Yogyakarta - Jombang - Mount Bromo

A very early departure today for the scenic train ride to Jombang in East Java. Travelling by train in Java is a wonderful way to meet local people and is also the best way to enjoy the volcanic landscapes of central and east Java. On arrival at Jombang you will be met and transferred to your hotel located on the edge of Tengger Caldera. En route visit the archaeological museum and the temples of Candi Bajang Ratu and Candi Tikus at Trowulan. After lunch, proceed to Mount Bromo passing by the coastal town of Pasuruan, which is located on the northeast coast of Java, before continuing by a picturesque mountain road to one of the entrances of the Bromo-Tengger National Park.

Day 5: Mount Bromo - Jember - Kalibaru

Rise early for a sunrise tour of Mount Bromo, travelling by 4WD jeep to a viewing spot with stunning views of the volcano and its surrounds. Follow this with a 20 minute ride on horseback that will take you to a set of stairs which lead to the rim of the still-active crater. Continue the long road journey to Kalibaru.

Day 6: Kalibaru - Mount Ijen

Explore the coffee and spice plantations of the remote area of Kalibaru. Here you will experience authentic rural Indonesian life. Travel on to Ijen and settle in to your hotel nestled amid rice fields and surrounded by jungle and woodlands with Mount Ijen looming in the distance.

Day 7: Mount Ijen - Lovina Beach (Bali)

Cap off this journey with an early start for an excursion to magnificent Mount Ijen, a large crater lake surrounded by sulphur mines. Once you reach the top of the volcano, spend some time enjoying the views of the 200 metre deep crater. Descend the mountain and travel by ferry to the island of Bali where your journey ends.

Inclusions 
Meals: 6 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 3 dinners
Transport:Airport transfers & Modern air-conditioned vehicle
Rail:Train Ticket: Yogyakarta - Jombang
Accommodation:6 nights
Guide:Local English Speaking Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

Best of Java, Sulawesi & Bali

This Indonesian journey is perfect for those who are curious about the region’s culture and searching for an experience that goes beyond the traditional sightseeing tour.

Itinerary  
Day 1: Arrive Yogyakarta

Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. This afternoon visit a traditional batik factory.

Day 2: Yogyakarta

Take a city tour by local cyclo and visit the ancient Hindu temples at Prambanan. This evening, enjoy a performance of traditional Ramayana Dances.

Day 3: Yogyakarta

Drive to Borobudur to explore this massive Buddhist temple.

Day 4: Yogyakarta - Mount Bromo

Take a scenic train ride to Mojokerto. Upon arrival, transfer to Mount Bromo.

Day 5: Mount Bromo - Surabaya

Rise early for a sunrise tour of Mount Bromo. Travel by 4WD jeep to a viewing spot with stunning views of the Bromo volcano and surroundings. Watch the sun rise from behind the volcano in Penanjakan. Later in the morning travel to Surabaya.

Day 6: Surabaya - Makassar

This afternoon fly to Makassar

Day 7: Makasaar - Sengkang

Explore the city of Makassar. After lunch, travel to the village of Sengkang. Enjoy a local Bugis style dinner.

Day 8, 9 & 10: Sengkang - Rantepao

Travel by road to Rantepao. Spend the next two days exploring the Toraja villages and learning about their unique culture.

Day 11: Sengkang - Ubud

Return to Makassar and fly to Ubud.

Day 12: Ubud

Visit Ubud Monkey Forest, the Royal Palace, ARMA Museum, the water temples and a plantation.

Day 13: Ubud - Sanur

En route to Sanur, visit Taman Sari Buwana farm. Stop at Taman Ayun Temple and witness an incredible sunset at the famous Tanah Lot Temple.

Day 14: Sanur

Spend the day relaxing. This evening experience the trance-like Kecak dance overlooking Uluwatu temple.

Day 15: Depart Sanur

Transfer to the airport.

Inclusions 
Meals: 14 Breakfasts, 10 lunches, 7 dinners
Transport:Airport transfers & Modern air-conditioned vehicle
Flights:Flight Ticket: Surabaya - Makassar - Ubud
Rail:Train Ticket: Yogyakarta - Mojokerto
Accommodation:14 nights
Guide:Local English Speaking Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary