Example Itinerary

Indonesia's Cultural and Natural Highlights by Private Jet

Duration
12 days / 11 nights
Price Per Person
Interests
Wildlife, Heritage, Celebrations
Destinations
Indonesia

Travellers seeking the ultimate in adventure and relaxation will have their every need met with this one-of-a-kind 12-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.

Highlights

  • Ultra-Luxe Travel: Criss-cross this island nation by private jet and private schooner. Make the most of your time while traveling in comfort and style.
  • World's Largest Temple: The megalithic Borobudur stands in the heartlands of Java, once forgotten and since found and now celebrated.
  • Komodo National Park: Walk with dragons on land and swim with schools of fish in the water.

Day-by-Day

Day 1

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Borobudur

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.

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Day 2

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Borobudur

Rise early this morning to see sunrise over Borobudur, a stunning Buddhist temple complex dating back to the ninth century.  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 to visit a local traditional Javanese village. Here you can enjoy an Andong ride through the village. After a long day, return to Amanjiwo to unwind. We suggest a pampering spa treatment. Try the famed Balinese massage, a deep-tissue holistic treatment that delivers wellbeing and deep relaxation.

Borobudur
Borobudur

Day 3

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Borobudur

Today, enjoy a hike to Selogriyo temple through the Javanese rain forest.  The 1.5 hours walk gives you different experience of walk. Enjoy stunning view rice terraced with coconuts tress backdrop, hiking through villager’s gardens to see various plantation of cassava, sweet potato and long beans. At your right you will see beautiful view of valleys with Majestic mountain background. The hike will end up in the sacred Selogriyo temple, a small Hindu structure located on the hill. It is not rich with epic stories like Borobudur and Prambanan, but nestled in a graceful natural environment it stimulates the feeling of peace. In an architectural sense, Selogriyo can be said to be modest. The temple was built in 9 BC, facing eastwards, about 5 meters in length, width, and height, and no open veranda. Enjoy some refreshments and walk around the village before returning to Amanjiwo where you will unwind for the rest of the day.

Day 4

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Makassar

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.

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Makassar
Makassar

Day 5

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Makassar

After breakfast, meet your guide and drive to Ramang-Ramang village. Upon arrival, board a boat and sail along the river which is flanked by spectacular karst mountains and limestone cliff formations. In the afternoon, return to Makassar and make a quick visit to Paotere Schooner harbor before spending the rest of your day at leisure.

Day 6

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Toraja »

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. 

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Day 7

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Toraja »

Begin the day with a visit to the local market to see locals trading their goods and animals. Here, people sell their buffalos with prices up to hundreds of millions for one buffalo. Done the traditional way, the transaction is settled with a bag of cash. The biggest market is held on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Then, continue to Batutumonga where you can enjoy views of rice terraces while having lunch at a local restaurant. Then, drive further up to Lokomata, the site of a local graveyard. Walk around the traditional villages of Toraja and observe the traditional homes, rock cliffs, and rice terraces before returning to your hotel for the evening.

Toraja
Toraja

Day 8

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Toraja »

If you are in luck, today you will attend a local funeral ceremony to witness this important traditional rite. Typically big funerals are attended by most of the villagers and there will be a dozen buffalos gathered. As the ceremony starts, the deceased will be moved to the ceremonial house and the buffalos will be sacrificed and cooked to serve the attendees. You can enjoy traditional cakes and refreshments as you observe the ceremony. Afterwards, continue to explore Toraja, including more villages and even the hanging coffins and royal burial sites.

Day 9

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Padar

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 Sebayor 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. The boat will moor overnight at Padar island.

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Day 10

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Rinca Island

Wake up in Padar this morning and embark on an early morning hilltop hike for spectacular sunrise rivews. Return to the boat for breakfast and enjoy sunbathing and more swimming along the iconic Pink Beach. After a picnic lunch on the beach, set sail to Nusa Kode. Here you can occasionally spot  wild Komodo Dragons swimming in the water as well as hanging out on land with a crowd of monkeys, deer, and wild pigs. Enjoy snorkeling around this area will you will also dock for the night.

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Rinca Island
Rinca Island

Day 11

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Komodo Island

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! You'll also cruise to Manta Alley, one of the signature sites in Komodo National Park where you can spot these peaceful rays with their enormous wingspans. Often schools of large bumphead parrotfish hang out here as well. After lunch onboard, cruise to a quiet, calm bay where you will anchor for the rest of the day. Here you can enjoy watersports and sundowners.

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Day 12

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Departure

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.

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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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