MAY 12-22, 2025 with Sarah

$5295 per person Double Occupancy / $5745 Single Occupancy

Welcome to Indonesia!

Come along on an unforgettable 11-day journey through the enchanting archipelago of Indonesia. This has been a destination on our wishlist for a very long time, and we are delighted to have found the perfect mix of city, beach, village, culture, food, and relaxation.

Begin your exploration in Jakarta, the bustling capital city, where you’ll experience the dynamic blend of modernity and tradition that defines this vibrant nation. Continue your adventure in Yogyakarta, where you’ll marvel at the ancient temples of Borobudur and Prambanan, UNESCO World Heritage sites that showcase Indonesia’s rich history and architectural wonders. We will travel to the island of Bali, where you’ll immerse yourself in the vibrant local culture, exploring ancient temples, lush rice terraces, and pristine beaches. Experience the serenity of Ubud, known as the cultural heart of Bali, where we will learn about traditional life and dine with royalty.

We expect that this much anticipated new destination will be popular, so book before it’s sold out.

Day One

OVERNIGHT: JAKARTA

Welcome to Indonesia! We will meet at our tour hotel for an opportunity to get acquainted with your fellow travelers and guides. Afterwards, head out for dinner with everyone to connect in a relaxed setting and discuss the exciting days ahead.

Day Two

OVERNIGHT: JAKARTA

Begin the day with a visit to Sunda Kelapa Port, an ancient harbor showcasing Indonesia’s maritime history. Venture into Kota Tua Batavia, the historical heart of Jakarta. Marvel at well-preserved Dutch colonial architecture, vibrant street art, and the iconic Fatahillah Square. Continue your exploration to Glodok, Jakarta’s vibrant Chinatown. Wander through narrow alleys filled with traditional markets, temples, and the lively atmosphere of this cultural hub. Enjoy lunch at a Chinese restaurant and learn the story behind the restaurant and its cuisine during an exclusive storytelling session with the owner. Explore the religious side of the city at Cathedral Church and Istiqlal Mosque, the largest mosque in Southeast Asia.

Day Three

OVERNIGHT: YOGYAKARTA

Board the train for a comfortable journey to Yogyakarta. We’ll have a relaxing and enjoyable travel experience passing through the picturesque scenery of Java. Your Yogyakarta exploration begins with a visit to Prambanan, a cultural and architectural marvel. Explore the intricately carved temples dedicated to Hindu deities, showcasing the cultural richness of Indonesia’s past. The evening continues with a delightful dinner, allowing you to savor local flavours and culinary specialties. Afterwards, immerse yourself in the vibrant cultural scene with the Ramayana Dance Performance, a traditional Javanese dance narrates episodes from the epic Ramayana, combining intricate choreography, colourful costumes, and live gamelan music.

Day Four

OVERNIGHT: YOGYAKARTA

Guided walking tour of Candirejo Village. Experience the authentic rural life of Java as you stroll through the village’s charming pathways, interacting with locals and witnessing traditional activities. Enjoy a traditional Javanese lunch amidst the picturesque surroundings. Head to Borobudur, one of the most iconic Buddhist temples in the world. Marvel at the grandeur of this UNESCO World Heritage site as you explore its intricate carvings and multiple levels. The temple’s structure symbolizes the Buddhist cosmology, offering a spiritual journey through its various tiers.

Day Five

OVERNIGHT: YOGYAKARTA

Visit Kota Gede, an ancient neighbourhood in Yogyakarta known for its rich history and cultural significance. Explore the narrow alleys, traditional houses, and discover the local craftsmanship that has been preserved for generations. Kota Gede is renowned for its silver industry, and you’ll have the opportunity to witness skilled artisans at work. Dive into the ancient art of Batik with a hands-on class in a local village – you’ll learn how to draw with wax on cloth and create a masterpiece to take home. Tonight, try some local cuisine at an exclusive dinner alongside the Gadjah Wong River. Listen to the owner’s story as you feast on Indonesian cuisine.

Day Six

OVERNIGHT: UBUD (BALI)

Fly from Yogyakarta to Bali, where you’ll be welcomed by the captivating beauty of the Island of the Gods. Upon arrival in Bali, a transfer will be arranged to take you to Ubud, a serene and culturally rich town surrounded by lush landscapes. The rest of the day will be free.  If you’re feeling adventurous, consider joining an optional evening tour to witness the captivating Kecak Dance Performance. This traditional Balinese dance, accompanied by a unique vocal chorus, takes place against the backdrop of a spectacular sunset.

Day Seven

OVERNIGHT: UBUD (BALI)

Early start to witness the breathtaking sunrise over Mt. Batur. Enjoy breakfast with a panoramic view of Mt. Batur and its serene caldera lake. Then venture to the village of Undisan for a guided tour of its lush rice fields. Gain insights into traditional farming methods and the cultural significance of rice in Balinese society. Explore the use of herbal plants in Balinese culture for various health conditions. Next, roll up your sleeves for a Balinese cooking class. Learn how to prepare local specialties under the guidance of a skilled chef.

Day Eight

OVERNIGHT: UBUD (BALI)

After a relaxing day enjoying the pool, you’ll join Balinese royalty for dinner at one of the exquisite royal palaces of Ubud. Of course, you’ll have to look your best, so an appropriate traditional outfit will be provided for you to wear. Immerse yourself in the stories told by a member of the royal family as they explain royal cultural traditions and provide an insight into royal family life. You’ll also watch an intricate and culturally significant Legong dance – a special performance that’s one of the most famous in the royal court.

Day Nine

OVERNIGHT: CANGGU

Embark on a scenic transfer to Taman Ayun Temple, a beautiful royal temple surrounded by lush gardens. Explore the architectural splendour and cultural significance of this historic site. Following the temple visit, proceed to Canggu and check in at your hotel. Canggu, known for its coastal charm and vibrant atmosphere, sets the stage for the next chapter of your Bali adventure. In the afternoon, you’ll have the opportunity to share a precious experience with a local healer during a blessing and purification ritual. This special ceremony, rooted in Balinese spirituality, aims to cleanse the mind, body, and soul.

Day Ten

OVERNIGHT: CANGGU

Today is yours to enjoy Canggu at your own pace. Consider exploring local warungs (restaurants) for a taste of Balinese cuisine, signing up for a surf lesson, taking a trip to Tanah Lot temple, or indulging in a shopping spree at one of the area’s lively markets. In the afternoon, prepare for a memorable experience. Board a private yacht for a scenic cruise along Bali’s southern coastline, exploring the beauty of Nusa Dua and the Bukit Peninsula. Raise a glass and toast to your fabulous journey as you sail into the sunset. Enjoy a delectable barbecue dinner onboard the yacht, surrounded by the breathtaking backdrop of the ocean. Take in the panoramic views of the sun setting over the Indian Ocean, creating a magical ambiance for the evening.

Day Eleven

TOUR ENDS

Our Indonesia tour ends after breakfast. Your guide will be on hand to help with transfers to the airport or wherever your adventures take you. Thank you and good-bye!

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Price: $5295 (Air not included) per person for a double occupancy room. Single Supplement is $450. We welcome singles and if you do not have a travel partner, please sign up for a single spot. In the event that a roommate is found, your booking can be changed to a double before final payment is due.

What’s included: 10 breakfasts, about half of the lunches and dinners and 10 nights lodging in boutique hotels. All admissions and fees for group activities. Transport within the tour and private guides, tips included.

Deposit Policy: A non-refundable deposit of $600 per person is due upon booking.

Indonesia tour begins in Jakarta (CGK).

Tour ends in Canggu, closest airport is Ngurah Rai (DPS).

If you have additional questions please email us at info@adventureswithsarah.net

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