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This was our second trip with Remote Lands... On Java, our guide was excellent and we loved being the only people at Borobudur after the monument closed to the public.
Family from Indianapolis, Indiana

Indonesia: Ancient Ruins to Pristine Beaches by Private Jet & Yacht

Beat the hassle of flight delays and long wait times with this deluxe 10-day tour and fly in style with your own private jet. Fly to distant islands untouched by man with your personal Beechcraft King Air Turbo Prop jet. Start your adventure on the historic island of Java and discover the ancient temple ruins of Borobudur and Prambanan. Next, fly to Wamena, a charming town situated in the heart of the gorgeous Baliem Valley. Here, you’ll visit a traditional village and experience a local festival full of song, dance and delicious Indonesian cuisine. After, you’ll step on to a luxurious private charter cruise ship and enjoy a five-day sailing tour of the alluring Raja Ampat archipelago. Prepare to be captivated by pristine beaches, crystal blue waters and virgin coral reefs.

Why fly with a private jet?

Experience your Indonesian luxury getaway to the fullest by flying on your own private jet. Enjoy many advantages, which include saving valuable time and access to exclusive destinations. You’ll also travel in absolute comfort and feel more at ease while on your accomodating King Air Turbo Prop jet, a safer, speedier, and far more luxurious option than the commercial airlines route. 

Highlights
  • Venture to Prambanan and uncover extravagant Hindu temple ruins from the 10th century
  • Experience a local festival in Wamena and enjoy a delicious pig roast with locals
  • Uncover fascinating Indonesian artefacts at the Museum Sonobudoyo in Yogyakarta
  • Embark on a five-day private charter cruise and sail to remote islands in the gorgeous Raja Ampat archipelago
Day by Day Itinerary

View Indonesia Full Spectrum: Ancient Borobudur to stunning Raja Ampat in a larger map
Day 1

Begin your adventure by exploring the thriving city of Yogyakarta on your own. We recommend uncovering Borobudur, a ninth-century Buddhist temple complex considered to be the largest in the world. Here, you’ll take a stroll through the UNESCO World Heritage Site and discover breathtaking architecture against a gorgeous volcanic backdrop. In the afternoon, return to Yogyakarta and check in to your hotel. We recommend staying at the elegant Amanjiwo.

Day 2

Enjoy the day at your leisure in Yogyakarta. For those interested in more ancient ruins, consider visiting Prambanan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site dating back to the 10th century. Here, you’ll take a stroll through timeworn pathways and marvel at a series of elaborate Hindu temples adorned with impressive murals depicting divine Hindu gods.

Day 3

Explore the rest of Yogyakarta with a final free day in the city. We recommend learning about Indonesian history and culture at Museum Sonobudoyo, a Javanese archeology museum showcasing traditional masks, statues, textiles, weapons, gamelan instruments and more. After, consider visiting Kraton Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat, the Sultan’s stunning palace. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to see elegant treasures and relics in the Main Court.

Day 4
Wamena

After breakfast, board your personal jet and take a scenic flight to Wamena, a quaint town set in the beautiful Baliem Valley. In the afternoon, you’ll trek to a traditional village and interact with tribe members. Next, you’ll experience a local festival and partake in an evening of dancing, singing, storytelling and pig roasting. When the party is over, stay the night at the elegant Baliem Resort.

Day 5
Wamena

Wake up in Wamena and enjoy the day at your leisure. Consider hopping on a bike and pedalling into town to visit local markets bursting with clothing, fresh produce, electronics, handicrafts and more. Here, you can roam through endless aisles of unique vendors and shop ‘til your heart is content.

Day 6

Today, you’ll depart Wamena and fly to Sorong, a rustic town known as the gateway to the stunning Raja Ampat archipelago. From there, you’ll board a luxurious private charter cruise ship and sail to Misool, one of the four gorgeous islands in Raja Ampat. In the evening, indulge in a delicious dinner onboard, beneath the starry night sky.

Day 7

Drop anchor in the early morning and step on the island of Misool. Here, you’ll spoil yourself with a relaxing beach day. Take this opportunity to soak up the sun, rest on white sandy beaches and swim in pristine waters. Next, strap on a snorkel and dive under the sea to discover untouched coral reefs and tropical fish.

Day 8

Sail deeper into the Raja Ampat archipelago and discover remote islands usually inaccessible to travellers. Head to shore and embark on a scenic hike up rolling hills and lush jungles. Reach the summit and be spellbound by a beautiful view of ocean and endless greenery. After, return to the schooner and relax onboard in the evening.

Day 9

Arrive in Batana Island and experience a final day in paradise. Here, you’ll have the chance to take a final dip in crystal blue waters and unwind on virgin beaches. In the afternoon, sail to Markhesa Bay and visit a traditional village. Here, you’ll interact with locals and learn about Indonesian life and culture. After, lift anchor in the evening and enjoy one last sail back to Sorong.

Day 10
Raja Ampat – Departure

Arrive in Sorong at sunrise and depart the cruise ship after a hearty breakfast. Here, we wish you farewell, and are more than happy to assist you with your next travel arrangements. Head to the local airport and check in for your flight home or to your next exciting travel destination.

 

Suggested Accommodations

Location
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YOGYAKARTA
Amanjiwo

Amanjiwo

In the heart of Central Java lies Amanjiwo, built from Yogya, the area’s famed local limestone. The bell-shaped rotunda of the main building echoes the nearby Borobudur, an ancient Buddhist temple and one of Indonesia’s most visited sites. The resort offers unspoiled views of this wonder, in addition to the fertile paddyfields of Kedu Plain. Indonesian and Western cuisine are served in the Dining Room, which is opulently decorated with gold-leaf murals of scenes from the Hindu epic Mahabharata, and breakfast, lunch and light snacks can also be served in the colonnaded Pool Club that extends into the rice fields. Other places for guests to unwind include the library, art gallery, spa, tennis center and outdoor infinity-edge swimming pool. Amanjiwo’s 36 suites are arranged in two crescents, which frame the main building. Each suite is topped with a traditional volcanic ash tinted roof and interiors include hand-carved coconut wood furniture, exotic Javanese textiles and antique glass paintings. Wireless broadband access is available in all public spaces and in all accommodations.

 
 
WAMENA
Baliem Valley Resort

Baliem Valley Resort


Indulge in a timeless, unique and exotic experience when you stay at the Baliem Valley Resort in Wamena. The resort is a series of 15 traditional tree houses built to resemble those inhabited by the Korowai tribe. The entire resort reflects the local culture while providing guests with an authentic and comfortable stay. Enjoy a refreshing beverage at the charmingly coined “Stone Age Bar.” Peruse through the onsite New Guinea gallery for a peek into New Guinea's cultural works. Savor a fresh breakfast or dinner at the restaurant serving both international and Indonesian cuisine with a side of local entertainment. Rent a rubber boat and explore the river below. The resort is accessible from the Baliem Valley, Wamena and the airport. Transfer can be arranged through the hotel. 


 
 
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