This introduction to the wonders of Indonesia will immerse you in its fascinating cultures, and showcase its magnificent nature. There are plenty of options to extend your adventure and explore as much as you like!
Our Incredible Indonesia tour will see you exploring the most iconic sites, delving into deep-rooted culture and dining on delicious cuisine.
See stunning views from the UNESCO listed world's largest Buddhist temple
View breathtaking sights surrounded by the peaks of Kursi, Batok and Semeru
Gateway to the Komodo National Park, see traditional villages and georgous scenery
The largest living lizards, gaze upon these beasts native only to select islands of Indonesia
Our Incredible Indonesia Tour has been thoughtfully designed and thoroughly researched to bring you a range of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, many of which are entirely exclusive to us.
Pay a visit to a leather shadow puppet maker to learn about the process behind their creation and how they are used in this traditional Indonesian performing art.
Venture out by jeep to the perfect Mount Bromo vantage point for sunrise views over the volcano and spectacular surrounding landscapes before exploring a nearby village.
Embark on an evening foodie tour by becak through the streets of vibrant Yogyakarta, tasting a variety of delicious local delicacies.
Fly to Yogyakarta, the cultural and historical heart of Java. The rest of the day is free to spend as you wish.
Today, visit the Sultan's Palace and Taman Sari Water Castle. Later, learn about the art of leather shadow puppet making, a traditional craft, before a stroll through the Beringharjo market. This evening, dine in a Javanese house with a local family.
A dazzling day of culture starts by exploring the historical neighbourhood of Kotagede by becak. Here you'll see the thriving silver industry and visit traditional Javanese houses including an eclectic Kalang house, as well as Pasar Legi, a Javanese market. Finally, dressed in Javanese costume you'll wander the sacred royal cemetery.
Explore the hidden sights of the city, visiting a Buddhist vihara, a traditional 1,300-year-old medicine shop and the Puro Pakualaman, the palace of the princely state of Pakualaman. The afternoon is at leisure before a foodie tour of the vibrant Malioboro Road. Transfer to Magelang.
Get up early for a magical sunrise at the enigmatic Borobudur, a 1,200-year-old temple, said to be the largest Buddhist structure on earth, set picturesquely amongst tropical foliage. Follow in the footsteps of ancient pilgrims to discover more of the complex before glimpsing rural life in the close-by Candirejo.
Transfer to Solo. Stop en route to explore the spectacular Turgo Hills by jeep, driving up to a viewpoint where you can admire a panorama of the surrounding area, including Mount Merapi. Browse the Sisa Hartaku Mini Museum before continuing to Kaliurang to visit the Museum of Mount Merapi and tuck into a Javanese buffet with beautiful views over the rice fields and volcano.
An epicentre of Javanese culture, the city of Solo gives a wonderfully authentic glimpse of traditional island life. Explore the streets on a becak ride, stopping off at Triwindu market to browse the antiques. This afternoon, visit Laweyan batik shop, to learn about this Javanese craft.
At Solo station, board the train to Jombang, taking a scenic ride through the countryside into East Java. On arrival, transfer over to Bromo. Set in the steep hills of the Tengger Valley, you will be staying at the foot of the spectacular Tengger massif, and the famous Mount Bromo.
Rise early and ascend to Gunung Penanjakan by jeep for an epic sunrise over Bromo and the surrounding area. Journey across the Sea of Sand, a nature reserve, to Bromo itself where you can climb the 245 steps up to the rim to peer down into the crater.
Drive to Surabaya, East Java's capital. Visit the quirky House of Sampoerna, a cigarette factory housed in an old Dutch colonial building with a fascinating museum.
Fly to the island of Flores, a lush tropical island and the gateway to Komodo National Park.
Enjoy a full day boat trip to Komodo National Park. On Komodo Island, walk to Banunggulung river bed with a park ranger; keep your camera at the ready as you hunt for gigantic Komodo dragons and enjoy the unusual nature of the island. Later you'll be able to swim and snorkel at gorgeous Pink Beach and paradisaical Kanawa Island.
A second full day adventure to more of the islands in Komodo National Park. Cruise across through the blue island-studded waters to Rinca Island, where a ranger will take you in search of dragons, tropical birds, deer and wild buffalo. Cruise on to Kelor and Angel Islands for opportunities to snorkel in the clear waters.
After a morning at leisure, transfer to the airport and fly to Bali where you’ll spend the night in Sanur beach.
Fly to Australia, arriving home the same or following day.
We draw from a wide range of hotels on our holidays, each one is chosen to suit the tour you are travelling on meaning your accommodation can range from a smart business hotel in one city to a family run guesthouse in a smaller town. Here are some examples of the type of hotel you can expect to find on this tour.
Gallery Prawirotaman Hotel, a blend of modern and Dutch colonial architecture, offers 94 comfortable rooms, each with a balcony. Facilities include a fitness centre, massage spa and adults-only pool. The hotel's lounge bar showcases a variety of artworks by local artists, and boasts views of both Mt. Merapi and Thousand Mountain Ridge.
Plataran Heritage Borobodur Hotel sits amid the rice terraces of Kretek village in Central Java, with views of the Menoreh Hills. Hotel amenities include a 30-metre outdoor lap pool, fitness centre and sanctuary spa, and all bedrooms have Wi-Fi access along with balconies or terraces. Come sunset, you may wish to refresh yourself in The Langit Menoreh Bar & Lounge, overlooking the pool and scenic Menoreh landscape.
The Royal Surakarta Heritage MGallery is ideally located in the heart of Solo, close to a number of the city's major highlights. Decorated in traditional Indonesian heritage design, the hotel offers intriguing Javanese ornaments and artwork throughout. Hotel amenities include an indulgent spa, a fitness centre and a semi-outdoor swimming pool. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.
Jiwa Jawa Resort Bromo, perched 2,000 feet above sea level in the volcanic Bromo Valley in eastern Java, is a small, environmentally-conscious hotel close to Mount Bromo and Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in the public areas of the hotel, such as the café and art gallery, where you will also find locally-produced artwork and photography.
Nestled in its own landscaped gardens, Novotel Surabaya Hotel & Suites is a small oasis in the central business district of Surabaya. Hotel facilities include a fitness centre, sauna, Jacuzzi, tennis courts and outdoor swimming pool. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.
AYANA Komodo Resort Waecicu Beach is a stylish beachfront resort boasting its own private white sand beach and a variety of bars and restaurants. All rooms include balconies with ocean views and offer complimentary Wi-Fi for your convenience. The hotel is also home to a luxurious spa, offering a variety of treatment options. Guests are invited to make use of the yoga deck, gym and two outdoor pools, one with a swim up bar.
Places Visited: Yogyakarta (3N) - Borobudur (2N) - Solo (2N) - Jombang - Bromo (2N) - Surabaya (1N) - Labuan Bajo (3N) - Komodo National Park - Denpasar (1N)
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There are no dedicated Solo departures for this year. You can enjoy any of our tours with no Single Supplement on our Happy to Share option or explore the solo departures in other years.
Extend your holiday or break up your journey with one of our extensions and stopovers. Choose from city breaks or some beach time, or spend more time in your chosen destination.