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Asia | Gastronomic Delights of Singapore & Indonesia

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Asia, Indonesia, Singapore

Trip Duration

10 nights / 11 days

Immersed in a harmony of cultures and centuries-old traditions reflected within authentic cuisines, taste the flavors of Singapore and Indonesia. Alongside lush rainforests, beautiful beaches and sacred temples, experience Singapore's Michelin-star dining, and UNESCO-recognized hawker street food, plus Indian, Chinese and Middle Eastern influences of performative communal meals across the Indonesian archipelago for an all-encompassing taste of Asia.

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Day 1 |  USA / Singapore

Arrive in Singapore and meet your private transfer bound for The St. Regis Singapore. A prime destination for an enchanting epicurean experience, spend five magical nights in a regal executive deluxe guestroom, complete with an expansive French marble bath with unique freestanding tub, silk accents and signature butler service. Located in Singapore's prestigious downtown and embassy districts, delight in timeless elegance and sumptuous amenities including Remede Spa and relaxing pools, world-class dining experiences from artisan French and Cantonese delights to refined Michelin-star Japanese cuisine, plus signature cocktails in legendary Astor Bar.

Day 2 |  Singapore

Boasting more than one million plants from more than 5,000 species, be inspired by nature at the international Gardens by the Bay and OCBC Skyway Excursion. Delight in the towering radiating "super-trees" amid ultra-modern architecture at this blooming marvel, coming alive in the evening with a mesmerizing display of lights and sounds. Enjoy an indoor waterfall and jungle canopy in Cloud Mountain, panoramic views from the 420-foot suspended walkway, plus the incredible Flower Dome, filled with exotic varieties from five continents for an awe-inspiring experience.

For an evening to remember, stop at the Gardens by the Bay to partake in a sumptuous meal at Michelin-starred Marguerite Restaurant. Embrace the best of the season with tasting menus crafted into contemporary bites for all palates from beetroot salad and Roscoff onion custard with black truffle to Black Angus beef and New Caledonian blue prawn tagliolini.

Day 3 |  Singapore

Explore Singapore today at leisure. Spend some time at the futuristic ION Orchard, a posh megamall featuring haute couture, celebrity chef dining, art exhibitions and 56th-floor observation deck with telescopes. For a taste of culture, visit the many museums including The National Museum of Singapore featuring six centuries of history with a 3D presentation, or treat yourself to mouthwatering dishes from iconic hawker centers - large food courts with hundreds of stalls serving everything from basic rice and noodle dishes to must-try barbeque meats and satay skewers.

In the evening, experience a delicious and engaging Night Out at Chinatown & Bugis Village Excursion. A lively colorful enclave, discover countless shops, trendy wine bars, eateries, crafts and activities. See monuments and cultural heritage buildings, and learn to regulate your "yin and yang" with herbs and ancient practices at a Chinese medicine hall. Then, enjoy dinner at a local Chinese restaurant before you transfer to Bugis Village, followed a trishaw ride through the vibrant streets of Little India to the Singapore River where you will board a bumboat for a relaxing cruise.

Day 4 |  Singapore

Experience the sights, sounds and flavors of the city at leisure today. Travel through the Civic District, passing Padang, the historic Parliament House and the National Gallery on your way to Merlion Park and the iconic mythological creature overlooking Marina Bay. While in the Marina Bay area, check out the world's highest microbrewery on the LeVeL33 Beer Breweries Tour and Tasting. Learn about the artistic brewing process of craft beer making, their custom-made multi-ton fermentation tanks and copper kettles, and sample fresh brew tastings served on a paddle, along with a snack platter to share as you marvel at the beautiful city skyline.

On your final evening in Singapore, indulge in the expanse of culinary delights and global themes in the hotel including French and Italian cuisine, and hearty Cantonese, or savor Japanese Edo-style fare in Shinji by Kanesaka, a partner restaurant of The St. Regis Singapore. Then, cap your evening in at the elegant Astro Bar with a live jazz pianist, sipping an interpretation of the famous Bloody Mary cocktail, distinguished wines, champagnes and spirits as you reminisce about your exciting days in Singapore

Day 5 |  Singapore / Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Depart the hotel this morning for your short flight to Yogyakarta. Upon arrival, meet your private transfer to the Hyatt Regency Yogyakarta where you will spend the next three nights in tranquil sophistication in the heart of Java. Located close to shops, restaurants and attractions, immerse in 22 acres of verdant tropical gardens and a 9-hole golf course. Delight in Asian and Western fare, unique dining experiences including authentic street-foods under the stars and exotic cocktails, plus multi-level pool with waterslide, kids pool, full-service spa and kids Summer Camp at Hyatt.

Days 6 - 7 |  Yogyakarta

Enjoy the next two days at leisure. Bestow your respects at the Prambanan Hindu Temple or Borobudur Temple. Test your swing on the hotel golf course, bicycle through the rice paddies or drive an ATV through the tropical gardens. Hike Mount Merapi, go shopping on Malioboro street or spend your days relaxing at the spa or pool.

For 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 8 |  Yogyakarta / Bali

Board your private transfer for your comfortable flight to Ubud, Bali. Upon arrival, meet your private transfer to the acclaimed Four Seasons Bali at Sayan for two extraordinary nights. A lush hillside sanctuary 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 club 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 for 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 9 |  Bali

This morning, savor authentic breakfast flavors in the treetops of the elevated Ayung Terrace before your early afternoon departure to the charming village of Gulingan on the Mengwi Temple, Bali Monkey Forest & Tanah Lot Excursion. Wander through 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 and as the sun goes down, conclude your day at the sea rock formation that holds the lava-clad Sunset Temple at Tanah Lot.

Day 10 |  Bali

Immerse in the wonders of Bali at leisure today. Head to the rice fields and help the farmers plant rice, experience the sacred Tirta Empul water temple for a bathing ritual or embark on a private river rafting adventure. For a relaxing day onsite, stroll the resort trails of the enchanted forest, the riverbanks and gardens. Then, enjoy a private picnic by the Ayung River, complete with a chef and camp-style kitchen or learn how to make Balinese fare at the Sokasi Cooking School.

Celebrate your last night along the southwest sea cliffs of Bali on the Uluwatu Sunset Kecak Dance & Jimbaran Seafood Dinner Excursion. One of Bali's spiritual Hindu pillars, explore the 10th-century cliffside Uluwatu Temple and its remarkable location overlooking the Indian Ocean. Then, witness a traditional Balinese fire dance performance as the sun sets before heading to Jimbaran Bay beach for a seafood barbeque under the twinkling sky for a magnificent finale to your Asian getaway.

Day 11 |  Bali, Indonesia / USA

After a scrumptious open-air breakfast set in sublime Ayung Terrace, relax in your private transfer to the airport. Board your homeward flight and begin planning your next exquisite vacation enhanced with more delightful culinary surprises.

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