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Asia | The Glory of Indonesia

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Trip Duration

9 nights / 10 days

An island country and the world's largest archipelago brimming with natural wonders from volcanoes and rainforest creatures to beautiful beaches, discover the wonders of Indonesia. With its magical harmony of cultures and history, explore a royal palace or sacred temple, witness a traditional dance performance, savor authentic cuisines and shop artisan handicrafts for an all-encompassing experience.

Below is just a sample of the immersive itineraries our Destination Specialists can create. Click on the experiences links in the itinerary to see other curated excursion choices offered by Journese. Our Destination Specialists are happy to book our hotels and excursions highlighted in the itinerary below, or let them know if you would like something customized. And, feel free to offer our non-hyperlinked suggestions to your clients to further explore the destination.


Day 1 |  USA/ Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Arrive in Yogyakarta and meet your private transfer to the Hyatt Regency Yogyakarta. Set amid 22 acres of verdant tropical gardens and a 9-hole golf course, close to shops, restaurants and attractions, spend the next three nights in tranquil sophistication. Delight in Asian and Western fare, plus unique dining experiences, multi-level pool with waterslide, kids pool, full-service spa and Camp Hyatt for kids.

Day 2 |  Yogyakarta

Following a delicious specialty coffee in Bogeys Teras, get to know the city with the Yogyakarta City Excursion. The heart of Javanese culture, explore the sultan-built 18th-century Palace of Yogyakarta complex, also known at The Kraton, its elegant architecture, museum displaying royal artifacts and beautiful pavilions. Continue to the royal Taman Sari Water Castle and marvel at its workshop, meditation area and bathing pools. Your final stop is in Kota Gede to observe the silver handicraft process, with time to shop for a favorite keepsake.

Tonight, dine under the stars with the tranquility of the golf course at Angkringan at Hyatt in the hotel. Delight in authentic Jogja street food, including artful dishes of Nasa Goreng Kembrang (fragrant fried rice) or Mie Godog (stir-fried noodles). Or, order a wood-fired pizza or variety of cultural offerings at Kemangi Bistro.

Day 3 |  Yogyakarta

Enjoy your day at leisure. Bestow your respects at the Prambanan Hindu Temple or Borobudur Temple. Test your swing on the hotel golf course or bicycle through the rice paddies. Hike Mount Merapi, go shopping on Malioboro street or spend your day relaxing at the spa or pool.

A memorable night of culture and heritage, journey to Purawistata with your private transfer for a mouth-watering Indonesian buffet dinner on the Dinner with Ramayana Excursion. Then, sit back and delight in the colorful costumes, inspiring music and traditional Ramayana dance performances, revealing the epic Hindu love story of Rama and his beloved wife, Sita.

Day 4 | Ubud, Bali

Board your private transfer for your comfortable flight to Ubud, Bali. Upon arrival, meet your private transfer to the Four Seasons Bali at Sayan for two remarkable nights. A lush hillside haven nestled along the Ayung River valley with a dramatic footbridge entry, immerse in posh teak-clad suites, tantalizing culinary adventures and dining rituals, chef-led Sokasi Cooking School, riverside pools, Sacred River Spa, kids activities and curated experiences.

This afternoon, stroll through beautiful rice fields to Gulingan Village to experience the art of Balinese cooking on the Rural Charms of Bali excursion. Delve into local culture through flavor and fun as you savor an array of delights, preparing herbs and spices delicious treats, along with rice and vegetables to devour in under a thatched pavilion. Then, fly a traditional kite and learn to play the Gamelan bamboo instrument for a memorable Balinese experience.

Day 5 | Ubud

This morning, sip your coffee and savor authentic breakfast flavors in the treetops of the elevated Ayung Terrace before your early afternoon departure on the Mengwi Temple, Bali Monkey Forest & Tanah Lot excursion. Journey into the countryside to the charming village of Gulingan. Wander through the tropical flora and iconic rice fields to sample local tasty delicacies in a Balinese pavilion before visiting the royal 17th-century Mengwi Temple complex. Once a place of worship, marvel at its surrounding moat and gardens, and the many shrines within. Continue to the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary for a playful interlude andas the sun goes down, conclude your day at the sea rock formation that holds the lava-clad Sunset Temple at Tanah Lot.

Day 6 | Ubud

Welcome your day in paradise with a tranquil sunrise breakfast before exploring Ubud at your leisure. For a nature adventure, float through the jungle on a river rafting experience or discover remote valleys, temples, and famous volcano with a guided bike ride tour. Savor a day of complete relaxation with the hotel's transformative Tri Hita meditation program, healing spa ritual or simply laze by the pool.

Sip afternoon tea or your favorite handcrafted cocktail at Jati Bar before your evening of extraordinary flavors and aromas at the Chef's Table at Sokasi at the hotel. Incorporating the herbs and vegetables grown in the hotel's garden and prepared in the open riverside kitchen, celebrate your last night in Ubud with a masterfully prepared seven-course dinner. With the magic of the swaying banyan trees and twinkling lights, bask in tantalizing signature dishes from classic Balinese recipes including pork belly and duck roasted in an underground clay oven for an enriching evening.

Day 7 |  Ubud/Nusa Dua, Indonesia

Board your private transfer to Nusa Dua and The Ritz-Carlton, Bali for three glorious nights along the banks of the Indian Ocean. Distinguished and luxurious, revel in lavish Balinese-styled sanctuaries, bespoke amenities, exquisite dining options, wellness spa, infinity beachfront pool, curated cultural activities and experiences, and Ritz Kids program.

Unwind this afternoon with a rejuvenating sea-inspired therapy from The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Bali, relax poolside or beachside, or savor traditional, royal or Indonesian afternoon tea and light fare offerings at The Ritz-Carlton Lounge & Bar. Then, choose celebrated seafood, international and delectable Indonesian cuisines from the hotel's restaurants.

Day 8 | Nusa Dua

Start your day with a flavorful breakfast in the hotel before a taste of Bali's history on the Denpasar City Excursion. Together with a local guide, discover Bali's colonial past at the urban Puputan Square in city center, continuing to the Bali Museum to view many Indonesian wonders, from prehistoric relics to 20th-century artifacts and cultural displays. Then, get your bargaining skills ready for a visit to the Pasar Badug food market, where food and spices reign, and the Bali Art Center complex, showcasing Bali's art and culture.

Days 9 - 10 | Nusa Dua/USA

Begin your day at leisure with an authentic soul purification ritual with the rising sun, one of the daily yoga classes or invigorating laps in the ocean side pool before indulging in a la carte delicacies in Senses, Breakfast Restaurant this morning.

Later, try your hand at culinary arts with a Dadar Gulung (coconut pancakes) cooking class and coffee workshop or sushi-making class, learn the craft of Canang Sari flower offering, master the ocean waves with a surf lesson or move your hands and feet with a Balinese dance lesson. For one last cultural visit, explore the ancient Uluwatu Temple, perched high above the sea, and its sunset Kecak dance performance.

As the sun sets on your final night in Indonesia, head to the beach for a bonfire before your special barefoot barbeque by the beach. Delight in the tropical breezes and gentle waves as you toast to a wonderful vacation together, savoring succulent Balinese fare and reminiscing about your exciting days in Indonesia. In the morning, board your transfer to the airport for your comfortable homebound flight.

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