Highlights of Indonesia

Our Insider Experience

Rise early to be rewarded with spectacular views of the largest Buddhist temple at sunrise. Embark on Indonesia’s famous train journey to Yogyakarta, where picturesque views await you. Feel the refreshing breeze as you enjoy a delightful rickshaw ride to the Royal Palace. Immerse yourself in the cultural wonders of Indonesia on this captivating adventure.

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Tour Details

Specification: Highlights of Indonesia




12 Days



Group Size

16 (Maximum)

Tour Type

Group Journey

Trip Grading



Daily Breakfast


1 Dinner, 8 Lunches


3 – 4 Star Hotels


Per Person in Double Room


With 4 Persons

SKU IJDB-SGJ-19-2023 / 2024 Category Tags , , ,

On arrival, you will be welcomed and transferred to your hotel. In the evening, meet your fellow travellers over welcome drinks while your Tour Leader explains some important details and logistics of the journey ahead.

Today, we will drive past the National Monument and the Presidential Palace, Indonesia’s significant political site adorned with stunning artwork and architecture. Explore the Presidential Palace, where Indonesia declared its independence and gain insights into the lives of past presidents. Marvel at the neoclassical architecture, characterized by tall white columns and intricate façade. Journey to Fatahillah Square, also known as Old Batavia, the historical district of Jakarta. Immerse yourself in the rich heritage of this 16th-century walled city, visiting attractions like the Jakarta History Museum and colonial buildings. Witness the remnants of Kasteel Batavia, an old fort and trading post of the Dutch East Indies Company, at Sunda Kelapa, a bustling fisherman’s wharf and inter-island port. Our drive continues onward to Bogor, unveiling more of Indonesia’s captivating history and charm.

Explore the enchanting Bogor Botanical Garden, Indonesia’s first and foremost botanic garden, spanning 87 hectares. Amidst a bustling city of 1 million people, this meticulously maintained oasis is home to a diverse collection of trees, plants, flowers, lawns, and ponds. It is renowned globally for its research and conservation efforts, evolving and expanding over the years. Don’t miss the captivating orchid house, boasting an impressive array of 3,000 delicate varieties. As we leave Bogor, the road winds upward for approximately 30 minutes, leading us to Puncak Pass. Behold a breath-taking panorama of rolling green hills adorned with tea plantations. Conclude your day with a delightful Indonesian lunch at a local restaurant before returning to your hotel.

Bandung, once hailed as the “Paris of Java” and a beloved retreat for affluent tea and coffee plantation owners, showcases its rich colonial heritage with captivating Art Deco buildings. For the food-lovers, immerse yourself in the nostalgia as you savour authentic Dutch Beef steaks and crispy bitterballen in local restaurants. Our journey commences with an early morning drive to Ciwidey, meandering through picturesque strawberry fields until we reach Situ Patenggang, a serene lake enveloped in tranquillity. As mist gracefully descends from the hills, the landscape transforms into a magical spectacle. Next, we visit Kawah Putih, the mesmerizing White Crater, where shimmering shallow waters bear an ethereal snowy hue. Witness the evidence of its active volcanic nature as white plumes of smoke emerge from two vents at the lake’s edge. On our return to the city, we traverse rolling hills adorned with sprawling tea plantations. In the afternoon, delve into the enchanting world of traditional wooden doll puppet theatre, known as ‘wayang golek,’ and experience the captivating melodies of the bamboo orchestra, ‘angklung’ or Sundanese traditional bamboo musical concert featuring charming display of colourful dances performed by a talented group of children, showcasing the beauty of this culture.

Transfer to Bandung Train Station and embark on an executive train journey to Yogyakarta. Marvel at the verdant landscapes that unfold as we traverse the mountainous region near Bandung. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel. Take the opportunity to immerse yourself in the charming ambiance of the town. Yogyakarta offers a plethora of activities, particularly in the realm of arts and crafts. Known as the Javanese art capital, the city is adorned with hidden workshops and ateliers where you can discover exquisite souvenirs. Strolling through the alleyways and markets is a delightful experience, as the welcoming and relaxed atmosphere blends the essence of tradition and modernity. Witness the harmonious coexistence of ancient and contemporary art forms, creating a captivating tapestry of cultural encounters.

Wake up early to witness the majestic Borobudur Temple at sunrise. The serene beauty of Borobudur is at its peak during dawn, as the fresh air fills the surroundings. As the mist gradually dissipates, the sun casts its golden glow upon the volcanoes, terraced fields, and intricate stone reliefs, illuminating the countless faces of Buddha. It is a truly enlightening and awe-inspiring experience. After a fulfilling breakfast, our journey continues to Pawon Temple, believed to have been built as a tomb or mortuary temple for a king during the 8th-9th centuries. Our final visit takes us to Mendut Temple, a sacred place for Javanese followers of traditional mysticism and Buddhism. Praying at Mendut Temple is believed to bring blessings, including relief from illnesses. Mendut, Borobudur, and Pawon temples are aligned in a straight line, symbolizing their deep religious connection, although the precise rituals remain a mystery. Explore this spiritual trio and immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Java.

Embark on a unique and captivating exploration of Yogyakarta with a delightful ride on a traditional Javanese becak. Discover the grandeur of the Royal Palace, known as the Keraton, and delve into the history and culture of the region as you admire the royal clothing collections and valuable relics. Continue your journey to the enchanting Tamansari Water Castle, a hidden gem with a fascinating blend of Eastern and Western architectural styles. Uncover the ancient art of batik making, a cherished tradition intricately woven into the lives and heritage of the Javanese people. Venture to Kota Gede, a charming suburb adorned with narrow streets, traditional silversmith shops, and captivating mosaic-tiled houses, offering a glimpse into the aristocracy and royal merchants of the past. Conclude your Yogyakarta adventure at the majestic Prambanan Temple, a sprawling temple complex dedicated to Lord Shiva, adorned with intricate reliefs depicting the epic tales of the Ramayana. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural tapestry of Yogyakarta as you unravel the secrets of this captivating city.

Travel by train to Mojokerto before continuing the journey by car along the east side through Java’s heartland, passing endless teak forest and lush countryside until Mt Bromo. Indonesia is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire, with no less than 127 active volcanoes, it is home to the most well known volcano Mt Bromo. Its name, Bromo, derives from the Javanese pronunciation of Brahma, the Hindu creator god.

At 3.00 am depart to Penanjakan on the rim of tengger caldera by jeep to view one of the most spectacular sunrises. Enjoy the summit and admire the magnificent panorama over its caldera from 2,700 m, as well as an expansive area of sand/dust known as the Sea of Sand. Just outside the National Park there are some incredible viewpoints of Mt Bromo and its surroundings, which provide some of the most iconic and stunning views in all of Indonesia, especially at sunrise. After viewing this beautiful moment, head back to the hotel for breakfast. Continue your discoveries as we drive to Banyuwangi (takes about 6 hours drive). Along the way, enjoy a traditional lunch at a local restaurant. Upon arrival at Kalibaru the afternoon is at leisure.

Venture into the mesmerizing landscapes of Java’s Ijen plateau, where cocoa and clove plantations thrive against the backdrop of majestic volcanoes. Immerse yourself in the local culture as you meet friendly villagers and bask in the serenity of tropical gardens. Explore Harni’s plantation in Kalibaru, a picturesque village nestled amidst Java’s most breath-taking plantations. Witness a captivating coffee-making demonstration and delve into the process of crafting brown sugar. Be enthralled by a traditional dance performed by local children, who may even invite you to join in the festivities. Continue your journey to Bali, indulging in a delicious lunch at a local restaurant along the way. Enjoy a scenic drive of approximately 5 hours, passing through ever-changing scenes of idyllic paradise—tranquil rural villages, terraced rice fields, lush plantations, fragrant orchards, and enchanting forests.

Start your day with a captivating tour of Ubud, immersing yourself in its rich cultural heritage. Visit the renowned Tirta Empul Temple, also known as the Holy Spring temple, where a legendary tale of good versus evil unfolds. This sacred site holds significant cultural importance and is recognized as a national heritage site. Next, journey to Gunung Kawi Bali, the oldest ancient Hindu temple in Ubud, known for its historical and spiritual significance. After lunch, venture to the picturesque Rice Terrace at Tegalalang village. Marvel at the breath-taking views as the terraced rice fields cascade down the slopes, offering an enchanting photo opportunity. Continuing your exploration, visit the iconic Ubud Monkey Forest nestled in the heart of the town. This natural sanctuary is home to a diverse population of over 700 grey long-tailed macaques. Take a stroll along the paved pathways, meandering through the lush nutmeg forest and discovering ancient temples hidden amidst the dense foliage. The Monkey Forest is a cherished wildlife reserve in Bali. Conclude your day with a memorable farewell group dinner, savouring the flavours of local cuisine and reflecting on the wonderful experiences shared.

It’s time to say goodbye, but just think of all the wonderful stories you will take home. A transfer will take you to the airport for your onward travels.

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Sunday, 14 January 2024Thursday, 25 January 202427063363
Sunday, 11 February 2024Thursday, 22 February 202427063363
Sunday, 10 March 2024Thursday, 21 March 202427063363

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