16 DAYS ●
Go Beyond Tour
An incredible introduction to the
wonders of Indonesia, this tour will
immerse you in fascinating cultures,
and showcase magnificent nature.
There’s also plenty of options to extend
your adventure and feel like a true
The gorgeous views from the UNESCO listed world's largest Buddhist temple
One of Indonesia's most breathtaking sights, surrounded by the peaks of Kursi, Batok and Semeru
Gateway to Komodo National Park, see traditional villages and gorgeous tropical beauty
The largest living lizards, gaze upon the beast native only to select islands of Indonesia
Fly overnight 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.
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.
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. Transfer to
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, visiting the village by
horse drawn carriage.
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 village, to learn about this
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
spectacular Tengger massif, and the famous
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.
Transfer back to Yogyakarta and 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 paradisiacal Kanawa Island.
A second full day adventure to Komodo
National Park, includes visits to Kelor and
Rinca islands, two of the many tropical gems
dotting the area. Head out on foot with a
local ranger in search of Komodo dragons,
tropical birds, buffalo, deer and pigs. Cruise
on to the tiny Sembilan Island, where you can
swim in the crystal clear waters and discover
enchanting Jellyfish Lake!
After a morning at leisure, transfer to the
airport and fly to Bali where you’ll spend the
night close to the beach in Denpasar.
Fly to the UK, arriving home the same or
All of our tour departures include international flights and taxes in the price. If the dates we have available for this tour don't suit your needs, or you are not sure travelling as part of a group is for you, maybe a Private Tour would be more ideal. If your tour departs in less than 30 days, please call our travel experts to book.
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....Read more
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....Read more
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....Read more
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....Read more
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....Read more
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. ...Read more
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