Experience Indonesia like never before with this exquisite 13-day tour. Fly from island to island on your own private aircraft and uncover the country’s hidden gems, usually inaccessible to most travellers. Ride in style and cruise the sky in your personal Beechcraft King Air Turboprop, seeing untouched destinations, ancient attractions and tropical wildlife. Begin your journey in the bustling city of Yogyakarta, and make your way to Borobudur, the largest Buddhist temple in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After wandering the ruins, fly to Pangkalan Bun and spend the day with exotic orangutans at Camp Leakey. Next, make your way to the gorgeous Baliem Valley and enjoy a local village festival featuring traditional song, dance, storytelling and pig roasting. Continue your journey to the stunning Raja Ampat archipelago and discover pristine coral reefs and vibrant schools of fish while snorkeling. Finally, finish your adventure in Bali and explore the rustic countryside of Ubud, carpeted with lush rice paddies and endless bamboo forests.
Why travel by private jet?
Traveling in your own private aircraft is the ultimate way to experience Indonesia. The biggest advantage is the time savings - most commercial flights in Indonesia connect in major hubs like Jakarta and Bali, but with a private jet, you can avoid this hassle. Furthermore, you won’t have to worry about flight delays or cancellations. Indonesia is yours to discover on your own King Air Turboprop - a reliable, safe, and comfortable choice for your Indonesian getaway.This itinerary is an example. It’s designed to inspire you and provide you with thoughtfully curated ideas. You can choose to do this exact itinerary or completely personalize it. All trips are 100% bespoke.
Start your adventure in the bustling town of Yogyakarta. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to uncover the historic city at your own leisure. We recommend visiting Borobudur, an ancient Buddhist temple complex and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Considered to be the single largest Buddhist structure on the globe, Borobudur will take your breath away with its intricate architectural style and stunning volcanic backdrop. In the evening, check into your hotel and rest up for the exciting days ahead. We recommend staying at the hospitable and elegant Amanjiwo.
Today, you’ll enjoy another open-ended day in Yogyakarta. Consider journeying to the outskirts of the city to discover Prambanan, a series of elaborate Hindu temples built in the 10th century, another UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, you’ll take a stroll through ancient pathways and uncover temples decorated with murals depicting great Hindu divinities.
Make the most of your final day in Yogyakarta and explore the ancient town at your leisure. We recommend exploring the Kraton Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat, the breathtaking palace that is home to the royal Sultan. Here, you can walk through the Main Court, an area carpeted with elegant artifacts and rich décor. In the afternoon, consider visiting the Affandi Museum, a charming art gallery and museum built around the former home of the late Affandi, one of Indonesia’s most famous painters.
After breakfast, board your luxurious private aircraft, and fly to the stunning island of Borneo. Here, you’ll uncover Pangkalan Bun, a quaint town situated on the scenic Arut River. In the afternoon, you’ll take a day tour of Camp Leakey and have the opportunity to come face-to-face with exotic orangutans. After, return to your aircraft and head to Makassar, the largest city on the island of Sulawesi. After your arrival, you’ll check into your hotel (we recommend Hotel Aryaduta Makassar) and relax this evening.
This morning, depart Makassar and fly to Tana Toraja, a highland region in Southern Sulawesi. Step off your personal plane and take in the scenic view of rich green rice terraces, bamboo groves and blue misty mountains. Here, you’ll take a day trip to Kete Kesu, a traditional village famous for its fascination with death and the afterlife. In the afternoon, you’ll experience an extravagant funeral ceremony in the village and see hanging graves and decorative burial sites. After, you’ll fly to Ambon and rest at your hotel for the remainder of the evening.
Start your day by flying to Wamena, a charming town situated in the heart of the beautiful Baliem Valley. Here, you’ll visit traditional villages, interact with tribal families and learn about another part of Indonesian life and culture. After, you’ll take part in a local festival and experience an evening of song, dance, storytelling and pig roasting. When the festivities are over, check into the luxurious Baliem Resort and enjoy a night of peace and quiet.
Board your private plane after breakfast and fly to Sorong, a charming town known as the gateway to the gorgeous Raja Ampat Archipelago. From there, you’ll transfer to a private boat and sail to Misool, one of the four major islands in Raja Ampat. After your arrival, head to your hotel and rest up for an adventure-filled day ahead. Lodge at the Misool Eco resort, or a private charter.
Wake up in paradise and enjoy a day of beachcombing, snorkeling and hiking in Misool. Home to an abundance of untouched coral reefs, you’ll have the chance to dive under the sea and experience vibrant coral gardens and tropical fish. Feel free to bask under the warm sun and relax on white sandy beaches. For those interested in the great outdoors, consider more hiking through the lush jungles and scenic hills nearby.
Begin the day by returning to Sorong and flying to Manado in the afternoon. After your arrival, enjoy the day at your leisure. We recommend visiting the Tangkoko Nature Reserve, which is home to tarsiers and macaques. Here, you can take a guided tour of the park and get up-close and personal with exotic primates and other exciting wildlife. In the evening, consider checking in to the breathtaking Siladen Resort & Spa, which is situated across from the spectacular Manado volcano.
In the morning, fly to Labuan Bajo and make your way to the island of Komodo by speedboat. Here, you’ll explore Komodo National Park and come face-to-face with the lethal Komodo dragon. In the afternoon, enjoy a private guided tour as a park ranger leads you to the secret lairs of the dragons. After, depart Komodo and fly to Ubud. In the evening, consider staying the night at the COMO Shambhala Estate, a hotel in the heart of Ubud that caters to every type of need and want.
Enjoy a free day in Ubud and take this opportunity to uncover the breathtaking island of Bali. We recommend venturing into the famous Monkey Forest, a sacred jungle home to mischievous Balinese long-tailed macaques. Trek deep into the forest and you’ll find the Pura Dalem Agung Padangtegal, an ancient temple dedicated to worship of the dead.
Make the most of your last day in Ubud and explore the region at your leisure. We recommend visiting Goa Gajah, a cave dating back to the ninth century and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, you can walk through an entrance in the shape of an elaborately-carved demon’s mouth. Continue inside and follow narrow pathways to uncover ancient statues, waterfalls, rice fields and Buddhist remnants.
On your final day, we wish you farewell, and are more than happy to assist you with your next travel arrangements. Head to Ngurah Rai International Airport and check in for your flight home or to your next exciting travel destination. For those staying in Ubud, we recommend taking in the scenic wonders of the area by renting a bicycle and pedaling through lush countryside and rich green rice paddies.
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.
For ease, comfort, and five-star luxury, visitors to South Sulawesi, Indonesia need look no further than Hotel Aryaduta Makassar. Part of one of Indonesia’s leading hospitality brands, this hotel is geared toward business travelers, offering modern conveniences and amenities while providing a comfortable place for guests to rest their heads. The hotel, situated on the famous Losari sea, has 226 rooms and suites ranging from Superior and Deluxe rooms to the Aryaduta Club rooms and suites, whose guests may take advantage of lounge and complimentary breakfast, tea, and cocktails on the Club Floors. All guests may enjoy quality dining in the sun-drenched Bellini All Day Dining Restaurant, the cocktail and art lounge, Le Bar Atelier, and The Rotunda, a snack bar with an exquisite view. Just a 20-minute drive from Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport and within walking distance of major tourist attractions, Hotel Aryaduta Makassar is the perfect base for business and pleasure.
Ambon Island is part of the Moluccas archipelago in Indonesia, a home to beautiful beaches, landscapes, and the Natsepa Resort. Affording scenic views of Baguala Bay and the mountains of the Leitimur Peninsula from private balconies, the resort's 96 rooms and suites are beautifully designed. The accommodations also offer Internet access, flat-screen televisions, coffeemakers, and lush bathrooms. Two outdoor pools grace the resort along with an elegant restaurant serving dishes with Moluccan, Indonesian, Asian, and international flavors.
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.
An exclusive dive resort and conservation center located in the southern portion of Raja Ampat, Misool is set in a remote, extremely biodiverse archipelago. The resort itself works with the local population to preserve the nearby coral reefs, and provides sustainable employment to the inhabitants of the area. Misool comprises eight over-water cottages, set on stilts above the turquoise waters; four North Lahoon Villas, and seven South Beach Villas. All rooms are built from local resources, and feature plush beds, climate control, and sweeping views of the beach, the ocean, or the resort’s private lagoon on the northern side of the island. The resort’s restaurant serves organic, locally-sourced ingredients prepared in a variety of Western and Asian dishes. In addition, Misool possesses a dive center with chartered boats and private guides, as well as a spa offering, among others, aromatherapy and aloe vera treatments. Given its secluded location, access to Misool is via speedboat from Sorong harbor, a scenic, four-to-five hour journey.
Navigate the waterways and explore the islands in luxurious style and comfort on your private schooner. Remote Lands offers a range of vessels for your stay, with air-conditioned cabins, en-suite bathrooms and spacious decks on which to relax and admire the views. With your own private boat, you will have the freedom to explore this amazing territory at your leisure, stopping off for diving, island-hopping, snorkeling, swimming and trekking. Schooners are equipped with a full crew, in order to make your stay as comfortable and special as possible.
COMO Shambhala Estate is a haven of wellness situated in the heart of Ubud. The Estate is the flagship property of the COMO Shambhala brand and offers the services of a wide variety of health professionals, including a nutritionist, naturopath, Ayurvedic doctor, physiotherapist, as well as fitness, yoga and pilates instructors. The property’s spacious rooms and suites have a host of amenities including direct dial telephones, Internet access, satellite TV, a DVD player, CD player, electronic safe, private bar, and COMO Shambhala bathroom amenities. Hotel amenities are equally plentiful: indoor and outdoor fitness centers, a natural spring that feeds into Kedara garden, which has four treatment bales and other relaxation areas, lap and hydrotherapy pools, a full-service business center, Ojas, the Sanskrit word for “essence of life” and the name for the Estate’s principal treatment area, a yoga pavilion, pilates studio, rock climbing wall, tennis courts and two restaurants.
A stay at COMO Uma Ubud Bali in the beautiful, green Balinese countryside guarantees peace and relaxation. From its location amidst rice fields, to its services and amenities, guests are sure to unwind in this tranquil oasis. Just a short drive from Ubud, famous for its artists and culture, the hotel offers a free shuttle bus service and the knowledgeable staff can arrange tours and treks for guests to explore the local area. After a day of hiking, rafting or watching cultural shows, guests can return to their beautiful accommodation at Uma. The 46 suites and rooms are perfectly in keeping with the gorgeous natural surroundings whilst being tastefully decorated and equipped with all the mod cons. Dining too is a delight at Uma, from the rustic Italian cuisine at Uma Cucina to the seasonal local menu at Kemiri. What’s more, the poolside bar serves up tasty cocktails.
Set amid lush rolling hills and rice paddy fields, surrounded by the mandapas for which it is named and overlooking the Ayung river in Ubud, there’s scarcely a more picturesque location for a peaceful getaway then at Mandapa, a Ritz Carlton Reserve. Each of the 60 private villas and suites is attended by a personal butler and features its own outdoor space with views of the natural scenery in abundance. Guests can relax on their terrace, in their private pool or within the elegant interior, or opt to venture out to enjoy the resort’s outdoor vitality pool, indulging in a light snack from the pool bar. Full relaxation is guaranteed at the spa, where local herbs are used in ancient therapies, or in the fitness center where yoga pavilions overlook the river’s waters. Dining, meanwhile, is a delight: with four outlets to choose from, guests can enjoy fresh cuisine from Bali and beyond in beautiful settings.
Price is based on double or twin hotel room occupancy and includes accommodation, transfers, car/driver, English-speaking guide, activities and entrance fees, breakfasts and some casual lunches while touring. Optional special activities will be quoted separately. Most personal expenses, including dinners, alcoholic beverages, spa treatments and gratuities can be paid on the spot while traveling. Prices may vary depending on season, choice of accommodation and other factors.
Other than your long-haul flights (not included), all flights are by private jet charter. Price includes jet charter, ground arrangements, landing permits and any repositioning charges. Changes in landing fees or fuel prices may cause the itinerary price to vary.
With Remote Lands you'll travel with people who have made Asia the solitary focus of their own lifelong adventure. As our guest, you'll discover Asia on a journey that is completely, authentically your own, adapted from our own remarkable experiences and adventures over the years.
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