In this vacation tour you will learn about the daily life of the different ethnic minorities of Indonesia. You will also be in full contact with nature: dazzling landscapes of beaches, jungles, mountains and its unique wildlife.
Jogyakarta – Denpasar
Upon arrival at the Jogyakarta airport, on the island of Java, your private guide will be waiting for you to take you to the hotel. Check in and enjoy the rest of the day to explore the city on your own. Overnight at the hotel
Early in the morning, after breakfast, we will depart to Prambanan, a set of Hindu temples from the 8th to the 10th centuries, proclaimed Unesco World Heritage since 1991. We will return to the city of Jogyakarta to visit the Sultan’s Palace, the Castle of Tamansari Water, the swimming pool garden of the Sultan. We will rest then to enjoy a succulent lunch in a restaurant located inside the Sultan Palace Complex. We will continue our visit with the Borobudur Temple, a Buddhist temple built 1,200 years ago and one of the greatest wonders of Southeast Asia. Finally, we will visit the Temples of Pawon and Mendut, twinned to Borobudur. At our end, we will return to your hotel.
After breakfast, we will take an early train from the Tugu train station in Jogyakarta, to Jombang, where our driver will pick you up to go to the city of Malang, near the Bromo volcano. Once back to the Malang, we will enjoy a succulent lunch at a local restaurant. Afterwards, we can get some rest in our hotel, since next morning we will have to wake up very early.
At 01:00 AM we will travel from Malang to the slopes of the Bromo volcano, from where we will ascend in 4 × 4 to the top of Mount Penanjakan to enjoy the amazing sunrise, full of thousands of colors, in a surprising lunar landscape. We will descend again in 4 × 4 to climb again, this time riding a horse, the slopes of the still active Bromo Volcano. Smell the sulfur that the fumaroles of the volcano project and see the landscape from its top. We will have breakfast on our way back to the Surabaya airport, from where we will fly to the island of Sulawesi. Upon arrival, we will be picked up and transfered to the hotel to rest after an exhausting day.
At the agreed time, after breakfast, your private driver will transfer you to the Makassar airport to take a flight to Palopo in only 50 min, instead of the rough 8 hours that it takes to cover that distance by road. Upon arrival in Palopo, the guide will pick you up and will drive you for 2.5 hours, including a break to admire beautiful panoramic views of the mountains and the beautiful ocean. We will have lunch on the way and, upon our arrival to the Toraja region, we will visit the Bolu Market, where we will see the Toraja white buffalo, pigs and other local products such as Toraja coffee, kattokon lada (Toraja chilli pepper) and many others. Next, we will visit the traditional Kete Kesu village, surrounded by rice fields, nature and local handicrafts. In the afternoon, we will visit Londa, a mystical area full of culture and history, where we can see natural caves used by locals as cemeteries. There are two entrances to the cave, so we will enter through one and exit through another. We will arrive at the hotel around 5.30 pm, where we can rest. Overnight in our hotel.
The guide will pick you up at 08.30 am to start the day visiting the Tongkonan Papa Batu in Rembon, this being one of the oldest, unique and mystical tongkonan. In order to enter you need to call three times with your head in the wooden pillar. From here we will make a small trekking of 1000 steps that the Dutch soldiers made during the colonial period. We will visit then the only Tau Tau figures from the Toraja area, in Simbuang. The locals of this village are very skilled making these statues with buffalo bones, bamboo weavings and others. We will have lunch at a local restaurant in the middle of the rice fields. Next we will visit the tombs in the Kambira baby trees. In the afternoon, before returning to our hotel, we will go to Lemo, a mystical area rich in culture and history. Back to the hotel and overnight in Lemo
This day, at the agreed time, around 7.00 am, your private driver will transfer you to Palopo airport to take the flight to Makassar. Upon arrival at the Makassar airport, a private driver will transfer you to the hotel. Check in and free time. Overnight in Makassar.
At the agreed time, your private driver will transfer you to the Makassar airport to take the flight. Upon arrival in Labuanbajo, Isla de Flores, we will pick you up at the airport to transfer you, first by car, and then aboard a traditional boat, to a paradisiacal island. Take the rest of the day off to enjoy the transparent and warm waters, and enjoy snorkeling on the shore of the beach of your Resort.
Free day to enjoy this paradise island. Lay on the beach, dive or rest … whatever you feel like.
In the early morning we will pick you up in a private boat to embark towards the great adventure: The Komodo National Park and its surroundings! This day we will discover the Komodo Dragons on Rinca Island. You can visit the islands of Rinca and Komodo, which encompass the Komodo National Park. Upon arrival, we will make a gentle trekking watching a few meters from us the dangerous Komodo dragons, but always under the watchful eye of a “Ranger” of the Park. Later we will sail towards one of the many paradisiacal islands nearby to enjoy the wonderful snorkel in its warm and transparent waters, inside one of the best coral reef areas in the world and observe multicolored tropical fish, corals of thousands of colors, sea stars, giant tortoises… Finally, we will be off in front of the Flying Fox Island to see how thousands of giant bats fly over our heads from island to island to fetch fruit. After this wonderful spectacle of nature, we will head towards the city of Labuanbajo.
Our guide will pick us up to drive us to the airport and take the flight to the romantic island of Bali. Upon arrival at the airport, a driver will be waiting for you to go to the hotel.
We will pick you up at the hotel and we will go to the small village of Pejaten, where we will see the curious process of making tiles for Balinese houses, made manually and cooked with coconut bark. Next, we will visit a ceramics factory recognized worldwide for its fine quality and its beautiful details. We will continue our tour to see the local lifestyle in the market of Kerambitan and the artificial lake of Telaga Tunjung, where we will learn about the complex irrigation system. We will then go through cocoa plantations. We will rest briefly in a traditional house of a Balinese family, who will welcome us with a big smile and invite us to drink Bali coffee and traditional Balinese sweets, while they explain us the curious structure of a Balinese house. We will proceed with our tour until we reach the Temple of Tamba Waras, a historical temple of the king of Tabanan from the 15th century. Tamba means medicine and Waras means health. We will arrive at the famous Rice Fields of Jatiluwih, named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, where we will have lunch at a local restaurant overlooking the beautiful rice fields of Jatiluwih. Then we will go to one of the best and most elegant Bali Spas, where you will enjoy a relaxing Balinese traditional massage of 60min per Person * FREE *. Transfer to your hotel. Overnight in your hotel.
Today you will have the possibility to take advantage of the day doing some of the many available options: rafting in the Ayung river, trying the traditional massages in a spa, an elephant trekking through the tropical forest of Bali, a Scuba Diving class in the wonderful Sanur, a cruise to the idyllic island of Lembogan, a whole day of enjoyment in the sea (catamaran) and the beach .. or even to rent a vehicle to move on your own around the island.
At the agreed time, a private driver will transfer you to the Denpasar airport to take the return flight.