Relax to the max on this 10-night holiday to the tropical paradise of Indonesia. Get ready for a tour of colonial Jakarta, observe orangutans on a Borneo houseboat stay and then soak up the sun on the beautiful island of Bali!
Sitting peacefully between the mighty Indian and Pacific oceans you’ll find Indonesia, the world’s largest island country. Made up of more than seventeen thousand islands, this tropical paradise boasts the second longest shoreline in the world after Canada, meaning there’s ample opportunity to surf and sunbathe. This, when blended with Indonesia’s rich cultural heritage and dynamic history, makes for an irresistible holiday concoction.
For two nights, fall in love with the cultural metropolis of Jakarta and its futuristic skyscrapers which graze the horizon. Running through the core of Indonesia's capital is not only a hodgepodge of differing cultures, ranging from Arab, European and Malay influences, but also a variety of historic treasures, such as the Museum Bank Indonesia and the harbour area of Sunda Kelapa whose roots can all be traced back to the time of the Dutch East Indies.
During a full-day of sightseeing, feast your eyes on the impressive Istiqlal Mosque (the largest in South East Asia) before brushing up on your history at the National Museum - an awe-inspiring display of Indonesian artefacts and ancient art. Then, wander the 500 year old Sunda Kelapa harbour and revel in the sights and delights of the Old Town before swapping Jakarta’s bulbous skyscrapers and urban feel for a relaxing stay on houseboat for three nights of bliss (with meals included).
During your delightful houseboat cruise, expect to see goofy orangutans peering out from between forest branches, swarms of endemic birds combing the undergrowth for food and fireflies dancing between Nipa Palms. At dusk, you’ll find yourself gazing up at a starry sky while tucking into your supper.
Getting up close and personal to orangutans at rehabilitation centres, watching feeding sessions and seeing where older orangutans are reintroduced into the rainforest will hopefully heighten your love for the animal kingdom during this enchanting houseboat stay. What next? We’ll whisk you off to Bali, a haven for Hindu festivities and glittering beaches with sand that cradles your toes so fiercely you’ll never want to leave.
Bali is bursting with heaps of sacred spaces which are beautifully embellished and a real sight to behold. You’ll be able to feast your eyes upon the Taman Ayun, Tanah Lot,Ulun Danu, Batuan and Uluwatu temples during the course of your stay. If these wonderful constructions don’t have you reaching for your camera, we don’t know what will…
And to top it all off, you’ll take a serendipitous stroll along the shores of Lake Bratan, home to the pleasant mountain village of Bedugul (a haven for luscious vegetables and botanical gardens) and enjoy a sensational dance performance at sunset on your last evening.
Exhilarating excursions coupled with first-class accommodation options!
- Return flights from UK
- Internal flight from Pangkalan Bun to Bali
- Internal flight from Jakarta – Pangkalan Bun
- A fabulous 2 nights’ stay in Jakarta
- A luxurious 5 nights' stay at the 4* Anumana Ubud Resort, Bali
- A memorable 3 nights' stay on Borneo Eco houseboat
- A tour of colonial Jakarta with breakfast & lunch
- Enjoy Full Board Basis on the houseboat
- Visit the intriguing Istiqlal Mosque and National Museum
- Enjoy a delicious lunch by the beautiful valley of Tjampuhan – beautiful to behold
- Take a tour of a rehab centre for ex-captive orangutans and watch them feed
- Discover the impressive Taman Ayun and Tanah Lot temples
- Get up close to Batuan Temple during a tour of Singapadu Village
- Discover Bedugul, a beautiful mountain village nestled on Lake BratanTour the Uluwatu Temple and watch a Kecak dance show as the sun sets
- Meal plans specified as per the itinerary
- Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
- Stay hydrated with bottled drinking water during transfers
- Professional and licensed English-speaking guide
- All entrance fees, donations and parking fees as per itinerary
City-hopping, wildlife-spotting and a houseboat ride!
- Step back in time in the capital city of Jakarta and discover the roots of the Dutch East Indies
- Journey into the Kalimantan rain forests on a houseboat – the best way to get up close and personal with nature
- Marvel at the mighty orangutans at a rehabilitation centre and observe scheduled feeding times
- Discover the picture-perfect Balinese temples of Tanah Lot and Uluwatu
- Enjoy mouth-watering local meals throughout your stay, including one on your houseboat
- Fall in love with the tropical island of Bali and its out-of-this-world beaches
- Go out with a bang! Throw some shapes at an exquisite sunset dance performance in Bali on your last night
Hotel Santika Premiere Hayam Wuruk is a 4-star hotel in the center of a historic colonial Dutch town.
Hotel Santika Premiere Hayam Wuruk features 271 elegantly appointed rooms for your utmost comfort. Modern facilities provide all your needs for comfortable and convenient stay. Each room at Hotel Santika Premiere Hayam Wuruk Jakarta is modernly designed and fitted with air conditioning, wardrobe, flat-screen satellite TV, an electric kettle, minibar, and a fridge.
Other facilities available at this hotel include a 24-hour front desk where friendly and professional staff are available to help guests to arrange laundry and drycleaning requests, car rental, airport transfer service, and access to meeting/banquet facilities at additional charges. There are also BBQ facilities, fitness centre, safety deposit box, room service, and luggage storage.
As for dining option, the on-site Kicir-Kicir Restaurant serves a wide range of Indonesian and International dishes, while the Club Premiere Lounge serves light snacks and refreshing beverages.
Borneo Eco Adventure Tour Cruise is in a houseboat named Borneo Eco Tour. The cabin rooms have Air Conditioning and fan. This Houseboat has 2 cabin rooms and each of cabin room has their own bath room. There is 1 restaurant, 1 room for the crews, kitchen and an open deck room for the clients. There is hot water for shower and clean water for drinking. Blankets and towels are provided. Open Deck Room is where one can stay out under the shelter above the cabin. The boats have electricity. These rooms are nice if you want to stay close to the forest and wildlife. During the day one can see monkeys or wild orangutans from the deck.
Anumana Ubud is a boutique hotel located mere metres from Bali's sacred Monkey Forest in the cultural village of Ubud. It is a contemporary property that blends artistic Balinese accents with essential facilities to anticipate the needs of groups and leisure travellers.
A total of just 39 stylish rooms have been designed to surround the refreshing waters of a lagoon-inspired swimming pool. Each room in Anumana Ubud Hotel comes with air conditioning and a private balcony or terrace. Complete with a refrigerator, the dining area also has an electric kettle. Featuring a shower, private bathroom comes with a hairdryer.
Uma Restaurant serves a la cart breakfast and international cuisines. Guests can enjoy light meals in Mana Lounge, or take a 10-minute stroll to find other dining options.
To enhance guests' stay, the hotel offers recreational facilities such as hot tub, outdoor pool, spa, massage, garden. No matter what your reasons are for visiting Bali, Anumana Ubud Hotel will make you feel instantly at home.
Day 1 ARRIVAL IN JAKARTA
Upon arrival at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta, one of our trusted representatives will escort you to your hotel by chauffeured vehicle. Your luxurious home for the next two nights will be located in the city centre.After roughly a 55 minute journey, check in and enjoy the rest of your day at leisure.
Day 2 JAKARTA – NATIONAL MUSEUM – SUNDA KELAPA HARBOUR – JAKARTA OLD TOWN
We'll have breakfast at the hotel and then spend the morning visiting Merdeka Square (Liberty Square), the National Monument (Monas) and the Presidential palace.
We'll stop off first at the Istiqlal Mosque, the largest mosque in South East Asia and able to accommodate a congregation of up to 120,000 people. Standing proudly across from the mosque is the old Catholic church – a sign of these two religious titans living harmoniously together in Indonesia. The Gereja Katedral was built in neo gothic style and consecrated in 1901 when it was very common for churches to be built in such a style.
Next we'll meander over to the National Museum, housing impressive artefacts which echo the stories of Indonesia’s history and territory. The museum is home to the largest collection of Hindu Buddhist ancient art, making it an ethnological, historical and geographical must-see.
Afterwards, feast your eyes on Monas (the Monument National), a 132 metre high tower perched in the centre of Merdeka Square and symbolizing both Indonesia’s struggles and commemorating its fight for independence.
Following that, we'll drive to Sunda Kelapa Harbor. 500 years old and linking the markets of the outside world in the 15th century, the harbour was the former site of Portuguese trading with the Hindu kingdom of Pajajaran in the early 16th century.
After a refreshing lunch at a local restaurant, get ready to visit Jakarta Old Town (known also as Batavia Town). Famous as the central trading site of Asia, the Old Town measures 1.3 square kilometres, is strategically located and boasts abundant natural resources. After exploring a little, we'll head back to the hotel.
OVERNIGHT IN JAKARTA
Day 3 DEPARTURE JAKARTA – PANGKALAN BUN – TANJUNG PUTING NATIONAL PARK (BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER INCLUDED)
Upon arrival at Iskandar Airport in Pangkalan Bun, meet your assigned guide and drive 30 minutes to Kumai Port in Central Kalimantan. Cruise up the Seikonyer River you will see nice vegetation around the river bank, Nipa Palm, Pandanus, and some kind of trees that growing up around the river. See some wildlife such as birds, Macaque, Proboscis Monkey and Orangutan, if the time still permitted you will visit Orangutan feeding in Tanjung Harapan at 15.00 PM. Then At 16.00 return back to the boat and continue boating up to observe and learning more about Proboscis monkeys along the river banks.
OVERNIGHT ON HOUSEBOAT
Day 4 HOUSEBOAT - PASALAT CAMP – CAMP LEAKY - HOUSEBOAT (BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER INCLUDED)
You’ll be up bright and early as we depart for Pondok Tanguy, a rehabilitation centre for ex-captive orangutans. We’ll head off at 7 am after breakfast and, upon arrival at the rehab centre, take a 30 minute walk into the woods to the feeding station.
Here we’ll watch the feeding time at 9 am and then return to the houseboat for a 2 hour sail upstream to Camp Leakey where older orangutans are reintroduced to the rainforest. At Camp Leakey you’ll also have the opportunity to do some trekking within the rainforest and feast your eyes on all the wonderful, colourful flora and fauna, as well as exotic animals such as wild orangutans, gibbons and macaques.
We’ll observe a second feeding time of the orangutans in the afternoon too. The boat journey in itself offers an exhilarating glimpse into the animal kingdom, so keep a look-out for proboscis monkeys swinging from trees by the riverbank and plenty of endemic birds fluttering around too.
Relax and unwind in the evening on the houseboat and marvel at the clusters of fireflies which gather between the growing nipah palms. Lunch and dinner will be served on the houseboat.
OVERNIGHT ON HOUSEBOAT
Day 5 HOUSEBOAT – PONDOK TANGGUY – TANJUNG HARAPAN VILLAGE – TANJUNG HARAPAN CAMP – NIPA PALM AREA
Breakfast will be followed by a boat trip to reach Pondok Tangguy, the second orangutan rehabilitation centre. Feeding time will be at 9am, so make sure you bring your camera to take some pictures! At 10am we will return to the houseboat and continue cruising to Tanjung Harapan Village to witness the Malayan settlement activities in the afternoon.
After a delicious lunch on board, we’ll cross to Tanjung Harapan Camp to witness the 3 pm orangutan feeding time. We’ll stay there for about an hour and then meander back to the boat and head down to the Nipa Palm area. Feast your eyes on the wonderful fireflies which populate this area!
OVERNIGHT ON HOUSEBOAT
Day 6 HOUSEBOAT – KUMAI – FLIGHT TO BALI - UBUD
Following a hearty breakfast, we’ll cruise down to Kumai by boat and transfer to Pangkalan Bun Airport for our next destination.
Upon arrival at Denpasar Airport, one of our representatives will be there to escort you to the Ubud area where you’ll check in to your hotel and spend the rest of the day relaxing.
OVERNIGHT IN UBUD
Day 7 UBUD AT LEISURE
Sink your teeth into a delicious hotel breakfast before enjoying a relaxing day. Lounge by the hotel pool, listening to music or reading a great book and feel your troubles fade away.
OVERNIGHT IN UBUD
Day 8 UBUD – TAMAN AYUN TEMPLE – ULUN DANU TEMPLE – TANAH LOT TEMPLE
After breakfast, you’ll be picked up from your hotel in Bali. Kick-start your tour with a visit to Taman Ayun, the Royal temple of Mengwi - Bali’s most sacred, impressive temple. Built in 1634, it is surrounded by a moat, so it feels like you’re standing in the middle of the lake. From here, we’ll proceed to Bedugul.
A pleasant mountain village located on Lake Bratan, Bedugul boasts botanical gardens, fresh markets and cool weather due to its high altitude. As the agricultural epicentre for vegetables, Bedugul’s food does not disappoint – you'll enjoy a set menu lunch at a local private retreat by the lake. After lunch, take a serendipitous stroll to the lake’s shore and board a Jukung (traditional boat) to reach Ulun Danu Temple.
Marvel at this magnificent water temple from a distance before heading to Tanah Lot Temple, one of Bali’s most iconic structures standing on a rocky islet that is only accessible at low tide. After a visit here, you’ll be escorted back to your accommodation.
OVERNIGHT IN UBUD
Day 9 UBUD – BALINESE COMPOUND – BATUAN TEMPLE – WAYANG PUPPETS - UBUD
Enjoy a delicious breakfast at the hotel before meeting your local guide for a tour of Singapadu Village where there are four major buildings and one family temple – a real treat to behold. Afterwards, proceed to Batuan temple and feast your eyes on the beautiful ornaments adorning each of its shrines.
Possibly the best part of your day will be spent discovering a wide range of Balinese masks and puppets. We'll head to the outskirts of Bali and have a look at 5900 Asian masks and Wayang puppets. This is not museum, though; it is an area built on 10,000 square metres, surrounded by beautiful rice fields and the place where Balinese culture comes to life.
Next, we’ll sink our teeth into a delightful set menu lunch at a local restaurant while staring at the beautiful valley of Tjampuhan. After lunch we'll head back to the hotel and stop off at Tohpati Village, famous for its beautiful Batik designs.
OVERNIGHT IN UBUD
Day 10 UBUD – ULUWATU TEMPLE – KECAK DANCE
After a wonderful breakfast we’ll drive to Uluwatu, a stunning holy temple at the southern tip of Bali sitting above the sea. The surrounding area is home to hundreds of mischievous monkeys considered guardians of the land.
And then we'll enjoy la crème de la crème of sunset experiences. One hundred Balinese dancers will perform the island’s most popular dance to a stunning backdrop of golden and orange hues bleeding over the horizon. The sensational dance performance tells the story of a love affair between Rama and Shinta.
OVERNIGHT IN UBUD
Day 11 DEPARTURE BALI (BREAKFAST INCLUDED)
It’s time to go! After your hotel breakfast, enjoy a full day at leisure until your designated pick-up time for your flight departure. We’ll provide a private transfer to Ngurah Rai International Airport along with a guide, so you don’t have to worry about making your own way there. We hope you’ve enjoyed your stay!
END OF TOUR
- We recommend that you buy a travel Insurance as any costs incurred due to mishaps, strikes, political unrest etc. are not included and will be passenger’s responsibility.
- Accommodation will be on twin sharing basis unless otherwise stated.
- The package is non-refundable for any inclusion items not used/taken.
- Anything not included in the package will be charged separately.
- Tips, bar, laundry, telephone calls and other personal expenses not specified above.
- Early Check in / Late Check out.