Example Itinerary

Jetting Through Historic Indonesia: Borobudur to Bali

Duration
10 days / 9 nights
Price Per Person
From $83,600
Interests
UNESCO, Heritage
Destinations
Indonesia
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Uncover the fascinating history of Indonesia with this luxurious 10-day tour of some of the country's best historic sites. Travel in style and experience the ultimate in comfort and convenience by flying to destinations on a private aircraft. Feel at home on your own personal Beechcraft King Air Turboprop and discover remote lands, ancient relics and abandoned kingdoms, without having to deal with the hassle of long transit times, waits and delays caused by commercial air transportation. Start your adventure off by marveling at Borobudur, the largest Buddhist temple complex on the globe and visiting Prambanan, a series of elaborate Hindu temples. Next, fly to Pangkalan Bun and stop at Camp Leakey, a famous orangutan research and rehabilitation center. Here, you’ll witness exotic orangutans in their natural habitat. After, experience ancient Indonesian rituals at Kete Kesu and witness the deadly Komodo dragon at Komodo National Park. Finish your travels in Bali and take a stroll through the gorgeous Water Palace or hike through the ancient Elephant Cave to see Buddhist remnants and antique statues.

Why fly by private jet?

Being transported around in your own personal aircraft is the best way to discover the hidden gems of Indonesia. Commercial flights within the country are often unreliable and it is not unusual for flights to be late or cancelled altogether. Rest assured as your personal King Air Turboprop will get you to your destinations in a comfortable and timely manner. Time is precious while you're on vacation, so don’t waste it layovers and worrying about flight delays! 

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

  • Island-Hopping by Jet: Travel in style and experience the ultimate in comfort and convenience by flying privately. Leave complex commercial flight schedules behind and just jet there.
  • Torajaland: This highland region is home to lush rice terraces, misty mountains, and a village famous for its macabre culture. See an extravagant funeral ceremony, hanging graves, decorative burial sites, and learn about the significance of it all.
  • Spiritual Bali: Escape into the lush green rice fields of Ubud. An idyllic bike ride takes you past waterfalls, bucolic villages, and to secret temple where a water blessing awaits.

Day-by-Day

Day 1 Yogyakarta

Arrive on the island of Java and explore the lively city of Yogyakarta on your own for the day. Consider making a trip to the outskirts of town to marvel at Borobudur, a 9th century Buddhist complex considered to be the largest Buddhist structure in the world. A famous UNESCO World Heritage Site, the ancient temple is sure to amaze and astound travellers with its unique architectural style, historical significance and beautiful volcanic backdrop. After, head back into town and check in at your hotel. We recommend staying at the luxurious Amanjiwo Hotel.

Day 2 Yogyakarta

After breakfast, see Yogyakarta at your leisure for the day. We suggest visiting Prambanan, a complex made up of ornate and intricate Hindu temples. Built in the 10th century, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is still intact and adorned with art and murals depicting Hindu gods. Here, you can take a stroll through timeworn pathways and feel yourself go back through the ages as you experience ancient Indonesian history and culture.

Yogyakarta

Day 3 Yogyakarta

Today, you’ll enjoy one last day in Yogyakarta. We recommend visiting one of Yogyakarta’s numerous bustling traditional markets for an unforgettable shopping experience. Take a stroll past endless aisles of vendors and shop for fresh produce, exotic spices, local handicrafts, clothing and more at Pasar Beringharjo, Pasar Kranggan or Pasar Klithikan Pakuncen.

Day 4 Makassar

This morning, step into your elegant private plane and enjoy a scenic flight to the fascinating island of Borneo. You’ll arrive in Pangkalan Bun, a charming town that sits on the beautiful Arut River. From there, you’ll make your way to Camp Leakey, a renowned orangutan research and rehabilitation center. Here, you’ll take a tour of the camp and have a chance to witness exotic orangutans in their natural habitat. In the afternoon, depart from Borneo and fly to Makassar on the island of Sulawesi.

Day 5 Makassar

Wake up in Makassar and enjoy exploring the lively city on your own for the day. We suggest journeying to Old Gowa to see the remains of the ancient Kingdom of Gowa. Here, you’ll have the chance to walk through the former royal residence known as the Museum Balla Lompoa, which houses a variety of regal artifacts. You’ll also get to see the impressive wooden Bugis-style palace and tour an ancient tomb compound.

Day 6 Toraja

After breakfast, board your personal jet and head to Tana Toraja, a highland region on the island of Sulawesi. Famous for its stunning scenery, Tana Toraja will take your breath away with its bamboo forests, misty mountains and lush rice fields. In the afternoon, trek to Kete Kesu, a traditional village famous for its fascination with death. Here, you’ll witness a sacred funeral ceremony, hanging graves and embellished burial sites.

Toraja

Day 7 Ubud

Begin the day by flying to Labuan Bajo and continue to Komodo Island by speedboat. After a scenic river ride, you’ll arrive at Komodo National Park and enjoy a guided tour with a knowledgeable park ranger. Here, you’ll get up-close and personal with the dangerous Komodo dragon and even venture to their secret lairs. In the afternoon, leave the park and fly to Ubud, where you will stay the night. We recommend checking in at the elegant COMO Shambhala Estate or Ritz Carlton Mandapa.

Day 8 Ubud

Today, you’ll have the chance to explore Ubud on your own. We suggest visiting the Puri Saren Agung, also known as the Water Palace. Here, you can take a stroll through lavish temples adorned with gold décor and intricate statues. The palace was home to kings until the 1940s and some royal descendants still live there to this day.

Bali

Day 9 Ubud

Enjoy another day at your leisure in Ubud. Consider journeying to the exciting Elephant Cave known as Goa Gajah. Built in the ninth century, the cave is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a popular destination for travellers. Here, you can walk through an opening shaped like a demon’s mouth. From there, you can trek deep inside and discover timeworn statues, Buddhist remnants, waterfalls and more.

Day 10 Departure

Finish your amazing adventure off with one final free day in Ubud. We suggest a bicycle tour to discover the gorgeous Indonesian countryside. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to visit rich bamboo forests, lush rice paddies and traditional villages. After, we say farewell, and are more than happy to assist you with your next travel arrangements. In the afternoon, head to Ngurah Rai International Airport and check in for your flight home or to your next exciting travel destination.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

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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