Experience Indonesia like never before with this exquisite 14-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.
Touch down in Yogyakarta town and drive out to 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 a nearby hotel and rest up for the exciting days ahead.
Arise early this morning to watch the sunrise over Borobudur, a magical moment. Then, drive back to 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 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 your hotel 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 a resort or onboard 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, check into your hotel.
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. Overnight on Labuan Bajo.
This morning, depart from Labuan Bajo for Bali. Drive up to Ubud where you'll stay nestled in the verdant hills and rice paddies. Spend the rest of the day getting acquainted with your new lush surroundings.
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.
The Plataran Borobudur is a comfortable eco-friendly resort and spa located in Borobudur, an area situated in between two volcanoes in Central Java. The villas offer views of the Borobudur Temple, Mount Merapi, and the surrounding teak forests. The Plataran Borobudur is located approximately 1 ½ hours from the international airport that services Yogyakarta. Facilities include the Padma Spa Borobudur, a salon, fitness center, playground for children, and organic garden. Dining options at the resort include the Patio Lounge and Restaurant, the Stupa Lounge, and the Kastil Royal Dining Room.
Hotel Tentrem Yogyakarta takes its inspiration from a Javanese word that, in their culture, refers to a peaceful, tranquil, and calm state of being. This independent hotel prides itself on providing a quality experience to its guests by focusing on every detail. The property is situated just 5 minutes from downtown Yogyakarta and 20 minutes from the airport. Dining options include Kayumanis Coffee Shop for breakfast, lunch and dinner; Eboni Bar and Lounge for light fare and drinks; and The Grand Duck King for lunch and dinner.
The Phoenix Hotel Yogyakarta is situated in the heart of Yogyakarta just minutes from the popular Malioboro shopping district and 15 minutes from Yogyakarta International Airport. The hotel was originally commissioned in 1918 to be built as the private residence for a wealthy Chinese merchant. Later, the building served as the Chinese consulate. Asian and European influence can be seen in each of the hotel’s 144 rooms and suites, each with its own private balcony. Amenities include a spa, swimming pool, and fitness center. Dining options include Paprika, which offers Indonesian, Chinese, and Western cuisine and the 1918’s Terrace Lounge. Vino Bar offers a wine and cocktail selection.
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.
Ayana Komodo Resort is the first and only 5-star resort on Labuan Bajo's pristine Waecicu Beach. Just a one-hour flight from Bali, each of the resort's 12 suites and 189 premium guest rooms afford expansive ocean views looking out over the beach, sea and Komodo National Park. The national park is the only place in the world where visitors can observe komodo dragons in the wild and the underwater seascape is one of the preeminent marine environments of Indonesia. The resort organizes expert tours to witness komodo dragons, enjoy local fishing, and catch glimpses of underwater scenery while snorkeling. The hotel houses two main swimming pools, a children's pool, multiple bars, and a variety of dining options offering both Asian and International culinary delights. The resort is equipped with a gym, kid's club, and spa offering multiple treatments with single and double room options available.
Secluded in a quiet cove along Labuan Bajo Island's Waecicu Beach, the Komodo Resort & Spa is a luxurious destination for sun-kissed days of relaxation. Javanese style villas nestled flawlessly upon the beach merge local aesthetics with modern luxuries. Villas start at 213 square feet of space with standard king-size beds, LCD televisions, Wi-Fi, and rain shower-equipped bathrooms. Upgrade villas include spacious verandas, additional rooms, oversized verandas, and even private pools. There are three dining options — Xanadu, which serves an array of Indonesian and Asian dishes, Atlantis On The Rock for Indonesian and International comfort food paired with a refreshing drink, and the Atlantis Beach Club, which come nightfall doubles as a club where guests can enjoy casual International fare and a wide selection of beverages. The on-site Padma Spa employs local herbs and natural ingredients for its various available treatments that range from rejuvenating facials to intensive detox programs. Guests can rent water sports equipment like snorkeling devices, paddle canoes, and boogie boards directly from the hotel, and the resort's swimming pool is nestled right up against the beach and surrounded by inviting lounge chairs.
Amandari welcomes you to stay in central Bali at its 30-suite luxury property designed to resemble a traditional Balinese-style village with coconut wood posts, Javanese marble and volcanic stone. The suites come with a private garden, courtyard and outdoor sunken marble bath. The open-air restaurant serves Indonesian and Western cuisine with views of the lush gorge. Amenities at Amandari include a swimming pool, fitness center with state-of-the-art machines, private outdoor yoga classes, tennis courts and a library. Wi-fi is available in all rooms and public areas.The spa is surrounded by a lotus pond and has a beauty room, sauna, steam room and two bales (gazebos) for outdoor treatments. Amandari is approximately a 45-minute drive from the Denpasar Airport (DPS) in Bali.
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.
Situated above the treetops and perched dramatically over Bali’s sacred Ayung River gorge, the Four Seasons Sayan is a beautifully appointed and secluded jungle retreat. There are 18 suites and 42 ingeniously bamboo-camouflaged villas with private outdoor terraces, all decorated with local art, woodwork and hand-lomed fabrics. There are two restaurants, the casual, open-air Riverside Cafe, which has a wood-burning pizza oven, and the elegant Ayung Terrace, where the outdoor area is jaw-droppingly cantilevered over the gorge for spectacular views. The Four Seasons has a two-level, infinity-edge pool by the riverside, a fully-equipped fitness center and complimentary cycling or hiking excursions in the surrounding area. The Sayan’s spa has three spa villas designed with natural materials such as teak wood cabinets and flooring, hand-blown glass wash basins, and thatched roofs, and offers a full menu of holistic aesthetic and therapeutic treatments that draw from Ayurveda and other Asian traditions.
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.
Capella Ubud promises to bring guests close to nature while ensuring the luxury for which the hotel group has made its name. Not a single tree was cut in constructing the resorts 22 unique one-bedroom tents and two-bedroom lodges allowing for an immersive experience of the Ubud rainforest. Inspired by European settlers of the 1800s, the resort is designed by renowned architect Bill Bensley. Merging the spirit of adventure with modern comforts, all retreats feature a private salt water Jacuzzi pool, lavish indoor and outdoor bathrooms, spacious lounge area, luxurious and comfortable bedrooms, and two outdoor decks befitting intimate candlelit dinners. Additionally, all rooms enjoy modern conveniences such as air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, an Illy espresso machine, and a complimentary smart phone with ample data. There are various dining options offered from western flavors to gourmet Asian barbeque, as well as a state-of-the-art gymnasium, exclusive spa, and local storyteller for guests to enjoy. Various day trips can be arranged to experience nearby Hindu temples, the Puri Lukisan art museum, the sacred Wos River, rice paddy fields, and other natural splendors all readily accessible by foot or hotel transport.
Spend 13 days taking in the best Indonesia has to offer on this luxury journey. Immerse yourself in Bali’s fascinating culture, learning about rice planting and snakefruit farming, walk alongside the fearsome Komodo dragon in its natural habitat, and explore the ancient architecture of Yogyakarta on this incredible journey.
Discover authentic Javanese culture on this 6-day tour of Indonesia’s Java island. You’ll step into history at the Sultan’s Palace in Yogyakarta, capture an incredible view of Indonesia’s most active volcano, and raft down Elo river, while staying at luxury Indonesia hotels like the Amanjiwo.
Gather your closest loved ones and go on a 13-day adventure that celebrates the best of life, from bustling cities to postcard-perfect natural landscapes. Tap into the electric pulse of busy cosmopolitan cities whose frenetic energy is even more lively at night. Taste the fragrant cuisines that tell a story of the people’s past and present. Slow it down to soak it all in with moments of serenity in misty mountains and turquoise lagoons. Relish these good times with friends and family and create fond memories that will be unforgotten.
This 6-day tour of South Sulawesi will leave you spellbound, as it takes you through the sunny, friendly island’s beaches and forests. You’ll comb Bila beach, observe traditional boat building, meet tribes people living in the world’s oldest land, and check out the traditional hanging graves of Tana Toraja.
Explore the wilds of Indonesian Borneo on this exciting 10-day adventure. You’ll traipse through lush mangroves and rainforests, spotting remarkable animals, including the elusive orangutan, along the way. You’ll also have a chance to dive and relax at the luxury beachside Kura Kura Resort and visit a turtle sanctuary.
Spend 14 luxurious days languidly sailing the exquisite Indonesian archipelago from Maumere to Ambon. You’ll meet local tribespeople and learn about their daily lives, bathe in natural hotsprings, tour ancient forts, and hike through lush jungles, aboard your lush, air-conditioned, fully-equipped private schooner.
Some of Indonesia’s most spectacular, untouched scenery awaits on this eight-day cruise around the eastern equatorial islands. As well as time on the boat, a big emphasis here is on the time in the water, with ample opportunity to dive, snorkel, kayak or just swim around the dozens of islands making up this memorable part of the world.
Spend six days cruising around Komodo Islands, exploring uninhabited islets, prehistoric caves and trekking the jungles. Of course, the main attraction here are those slithery dragons, which roam the island along with lots of other wildlife. There’s plenty of time to snorkel or dive around the gorgeous reefs and pristine beaches too.
Travel Indonesia’s mystical Sumba island on this thrilling 10-day luxury journey. Trek through the area’s lush natural surroundings, far off the tourist path. You’ll interact with locals in their small villages, marvel at iconic ancient tombs, and relax at the five-star Nihiwatu Resort on a white-sand beach.
See the best of North Sumatra, Indonesia, on this remarkable 6-day luxury journey. You’ll get up-close and personal with the elusive orangutan at a sanctuary in Gunung Leuser National Park, take in the natural beauty of Lake Toba, the world’s largest volcanic lake, and interact with locals on Samosir Island.
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.
With Remote Lands you'll travel with people who have made Asia the solitary focus of their own lifelong adventure. As our guest, in the continent that our north American founders Catherine and Jay have adored and explored for decades, 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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