Travellers seeking the ultimate in adventure and relaxation will have their every need met with this one-of-a-kind 10-day tour. Fly to remote islands in your own private jet and see a side of Indonesia that most visitors never get to experience. You’ll start the unforgettable tour by uncovering Borobudur, a breathtaking Buddhist temple complex and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Next, discover orangutans deep in the jungles at Camp Leakey and participate in traditional Indonesian rituals in the ancient village of Kete Kesu. After, you’ll board an elegant private charter cruise ship and enjoy a four-day sailing tour of Komodo Island.
Why fly by private jet?
Enjoy a number of advantages by flying privately on your Indonesia bespoke tour. Commercial flights within the country are known for delays and cancellations. However with your personal jet, you’ll save valuable time and won’t have to worry about transfers or long waits. You’ll also travel comfortably, and feel at home on your private jet, a roomier and safer way to travel than by commercial airline.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.
Arrive in the historic city of Yogyakarta and drive a couple hours to your hotel, the luxurious Amanjiwo. Check in and enjoy the rest of your day at leisure. We recommend strolling to the local village market and observing craftsman practice their traditional handicraft skills. You may also choose to relax by the pool or engage in a fortune-telling session with a renowned palm reader. In the late afternoon, sip sunset martinis in Amanjiwo's rice fields overlooking the grand Borobudur and toast to the beginning of your adventure.
Rise early this morning to see sunrise over Borobudur, a stunning Buddhist temple complex dating back to the ninth century. You will be accompanied by a resident expert scholar who will engage you with in-depth discourse about the complex's history and cultural significance. A famous UNESCO World Heritage Site, Borobudur will take your breath away with its elaborate décor, complex architectural design and beautiful volcanic backdrop. Return to your hotel for breakfast and to relax before venturing out in the afternoon for a hike through rice fields and tropical jungle to reach a sacred Hindu temple. After a long day, return to Amanjiwo to unwind with a pampering spa treatment. Try the famed Balinese massage, a deep-tissue holistic treatment that delivers wellbeing and deep relaxation.
Spend your last day on Java in Yogyakarta town. Journey to Prambanan, a series of breathtaking Hindu temples and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The temples were built in the 10th-century and are still in incredible condition today. Here, you’ll take a stroll through ancient pathways and see elaborate murals depicting Hindu divinities. Consider visiting the Sultan’s elaborate palace and trek through the Main Court, an area home to glistening gold artefacts. In the afternoon, stroll one of Yogyakarta’s numerous lively markets for local handicrafts, traditional clothing, fresh spices and mouthwatering fruits and vegetables. Enjoy a feast of Javanese traditional dishes at a local restaurant and watch the moving Ramayana ballet, a performace depicting a well-known ancient Indian epic poem, before heading back to your hotel for the evening.
In the morning, step onto your own private jet and take a scenic flight to the gorgeous island of Borneo. Arrive in Pangkalan Bun, a charming town that rests along the beautiful Arut River. From there, continue to Camp Leakey, a famous orangutan research and rehabilitation center where you’ll take a guided tour of the camp and come face-to-face with the amazing orangutans. After your exciting encounter, return to the jet and fly onward to Makassar on Sulawesi Island for the evening.
After breakfast, feel free to discover Makassar on your own. Consider spoiling yourself with a beach day and traveling to Losari Beach for spectacular snorkeling, crystal clear waters and white sandy beaches. For the adventurous traveller, we recommend heading to the untouched island of Pulau Samalona for an exciting afternoon of scuba diving. Here, you’ll admire vibrant coral reefs and exotic schools of fish under the sea.
Begin the day by jetting onward to Tana Toraja, a highland region located north of Makassar covered in an endless array of misty mountains, bamboo groves, and rich green rich paddies. Make your way to Kete Kesu, a traditional village known for its fascination with death, and meet its tribal denizens. Witness an elaborate funeral ceremony followed by a tour of hanging graves and decorative burial sites. At Palawa village, take the opportunity to closely examine the unique traditional Palawa houses whose roofs curve upwards. Overnight at a local hotel.
Depart Tana Toraja in the morning and jet off to Labuan Bajo where you'll board a luxurious private schooner, your home for the next three days on the Flores Sea. Set sail for the gorgeous island of Kelor for a relaxing beach day. Once on shore, strap on a snorkel and discover beautiful coral reefs beneath the surface. After, head back to the schooner and enjoy dinner onboard.
Wake up in Komodo in the early morning and step foot into the island’s national park. Take a private guided tour of the reserve with a ranger and have the opportunity to see the frightening Komodo dragon in its natural habitat. Witness fascinating dens and nests, while learning more about the famous lizard. In the afternoon, consider hiking up to the stunning Rinca hills for a breathtaking view of endless green jungle and rolling hills. You may also be lucky enough to witness the island’s other inhabitants, including wild horses, deer and buffalo. As the day ends, you may wish to enjoy a Balinese massage onboard.
Continue sailing the Flores Sea in search of top dive and snorkel sites, many within Komodo Marine Park. Waters are plankton-rich, meaning aquatic life is plentiful and you may even have the rare chance to see the elusive whale sharks! Anchor off the shores of the stunning pink sands of Pink Beach and lounge on the shores, swim in the warm waters, or explore the rocky outcrops. In the late afternoon, return to your private schooner to enjoy sunset drinks as the sun sinks over the Komodo Island hills. Toast to your final night onboard and the end of your Indonesian adventure. Indulge in a final grilled fresh seafood feast beneath the stars.
Lift anchor and enjoy brunch under the sun as the schooner sails back to Labuan Bajo. Disembark, head to the airport, check in for your flight home or to your next exciting travel destination.
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.
At Toraja Heritage Hotel, guests are in for a real treat: located 2,300 feet above sea level, looking out over one of Indonesia’s largest mountain ranges, this hotel prides itself on following the architectural style of traditional Torajan clan houses, complete with traditional furnishings and handicrafts, and a roof shaped like a ship’s prow. But the hotel - the first four-star international hotel in Toraja - also provides world-class amenities and comforts seen around the world, with two outdoor swimming pools, a bamboo bar featuring fresh juice and a “drink of the day”, and even as a flying ropes course for the adventurous type! Venturing off-site, guests can enjoy visits to nearby sites including rice fields and a traditional plait center; staying on the grounds, they can indulge in a spa treatment and order some room service to their luxurious suite.
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. Flights and 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.
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