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The Best of Indonesia

The Best of Indonesia

$3330 per person

Discover the wild face of Indonesia and the essence of this archipelago.

Immerse yourself in depth, from the ancient history of the magnificent ruins of Borobudur and Prambanan, to a boat trip through the jungles of Borneo, passing through the lands of the Torajas on the Sulawesi Island and its spectacular landscapes of mountains and rice fields. A few days of relaxation in Komodo, a paradise, enjoying the white sands and turquoise waters. Visit the Komodo National Park, discovering its legendary dragons. Sailing in the waters of Komodo is in itself an adventure. Spend some exciting days on The island of Nusa Penida, experience a motorcycle adventure and snorkeling with giant stingrays. As an extension to the itinerary we propose to visit the Java, Bromo and Kawah Ijen volcanoes which will be another highlight of the trip. An experience that will give you a deep knowledge and understanding about Indonesia, its culture, people and its Flora and Fauna.

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  • Departure/Return Location
    Jakarta/Bali
  • Included
    Accommodation
    Guide
    Meals
    Transport
  • Not Included
    Domestic Flights
    Insurance
    International Flights

Tour Plan

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Day 1
Meet & greet assistance at the Jakarta International Airport. Transfer to 7FM hotel, located about 15 minutes from the airport. Check in and relax at the hotel.  
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Day 2
Breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport and flight to Pangkalan Bun city.  Arrival to Pangkalan Bun and drive to Kumai. Cruise the Sekonyer river by boat visiting Tanjung Harapan, one of the entry points to the National Park where you will have the first contact with orangutans. Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Night on board
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Day 3
During the next few days enjoy the opportunity to see a great diversity of a rich ecosystem located in the south of the Borneo island. Visit two orangutan rehabilitation centers within the National Park. Each evening the Kotok dock is docked for the night, sleeping near the proboscidean colonies or next to the nipa palm areas where thousands of fireflies illuminate the jungle night.. Visit to the interpretation centre founded by the biologist Biruté Galdikas in Tanjung Puting National Park. The visit is made in a wooden “Klotok” boat of about 15 to 19 meters in length, dimensions that allow you to enjoy a large space during the days of navigation. Overnight at the top of the boat perfectly equipped to sleep with mosquito nets, mattresses and sheet. Meals are made on the same boat. The crew is composed of a captain, an assistant  and a chef, who together with our guide spend the night in a space separate from the customers. During the visit inside the National Park you are accompanied by the rangers and our local english speaking guide. Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner. 
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Day 4
Breakfast on the boat and return to Pangkalan Bun. Transfer to the airport and flight to semarang. Free afternoon to discover the city and its market in Malioboro street. Street musicians, horse drawn carriages, traditional restaurants and craft shops they are only a small part of the nightly show that every day is given on this street. Night accommodation.
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Day 5
Breakfast at the hotel City tour by Yogjakarta visiting the Sultan palace, the water castle, bird market and Kotagede village. Visit to Borobudur hindu temple (World Heritage), one of the largest  temples in the world, built between 760 and 825 ad and abandoned in the fourteenth century during the conversion of Indonesia to Islam. Lunch at a local restaurant. Transfer to the airport and flight to Bali. Arrival and transfer to the hotel (meals included: breakfast and lunch. 
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Day 6
Transfer to the airport and flight to Makassar. From the Makassar airport we will travel to the Maros region, one of the most beautiful places on the island of Sulawesi, known as "the kingdom of butterflies". A walk through the interior of its valleys between rice fields and tropical jungles. Experience having a tea with a Buginese family (predominant ethnic group in South Sulawesi). In a small motor boat navigation begins through the Pute river whose course crosses the interior of the Bantimurung National Park that has a rich and varied fauna such as the babirusa (endemic boar of Sulawesi) tarsius, kingfisher, black monkeys of Celebes.   Transfer to the hotel in Makassar and accommodation.
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Day 7
After breakfast at the hotel the journey continues on the "transulawesi" road towards the Torajas region. Visit the typical Bugis villages that inhabit the entire south of the island, known for their skill in building "phinisi" boats and for their houses built on pillars. A stop off for lunch at Pare Pare with a magnificent tropical landscape. Before arriving to Tana Toraja another stop off to have a drink at the viewpoint of the "Erotic mountain". The journey between Makassar and Toraja is about 7-8 hours by car including stops. Meals included: breakfast - lunch. 
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Day 8 & 9
During the next few days the journey continues to the Torajas region, with its traditional villages and houses in the shape of a ship's hull (Kete y Palawa). Toraja culture is one of the best preserved in Indonesia.   Visit the mountain area of ​​Batutumonga and trek for about two hours through small villages and see how the Toraja live in the mountains. Optional: rafting down the Maulu River and visit the Toraja region by motorcycle accompanied by a guide Meals included: breakfast, lunch.
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Day 10
After breakfast. By road to the capital of Sulawesi to take a flight to Bali. Arrive and transfer to the hotel. Lunch included.
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Day 11
Transfer to Denpasar airport (Bali) from your hotel. Flight to Labuanbajo (flower island). Arrival and transfer by road to the port to start the navigation on the traditional Indonesian wooden boat. Before starting the navigation the boat will stop at some of the virgin beaches formed by the remains of corals found in these waters for surface diving. Visit the Rinca or Mesa towns, known as gypsies of the sea due to their traditions of semi-nomadic sailors navigating the waters of the Indonesian archipelago with their small boats. Night aboard the boat in front of flying foxes Island, where every afternoon thousands of bats of almost half a meter in length leave in search of food to the nearby Flower Island. Overnight on the boat, in a private cabin perfectly equipped with mattresses, sheets or without cabin depending on the option chosen. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.   (Check for special wild dragons route)  
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Day 12
After breakfast go to Rinca Island. Arrival and visit to the legendary Komodo dragons, an endemic species, considered as the largest lizard in the world . A guided tour will take place in National Park accompanied by a guide. In the afternoon the navigation continues stopping in front of some of the virgin beaches for snorkeling. In Makassa point you can swim next to the big manta rays that every day go to the waters for deworming. Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner. 
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Day 13
After breakfast take a walk around the Komodo island to see another point where the dragons live. A visit to some of the villages located on the island next to the Komodo National Park.  In the afternoon the navigation continues to the port of Laubuan Bajo stopping before (if the weather and the conditions of the sea allow it in the island of Kanawa). Arrival in the city and transfer to the hotel.
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Day 14
Breakfast and transfer to the airport to take a flight back to Bali, arrival and transfer to the jetty to take an express boat to Nusa Penida Island. Whilst waiting for boat departure, purchases can be made, sunbathe on Sanur beach or eat in some of its many restaurants. On arrival to lombok, an enigmatic island a transfer to the hotel is provided.
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Day 15
Breakfast. A visit to the north of Nusa Island, transparent waters and abundant marine life, sheltering corals and fish. A visit to the Buyuk fish market. Stop at a restaurant for lunch. After lunch you will arrive at a hidden paradise, a dream beach with fine sands surrounded by coconut trees, close your eyes and feel the ocean breeze. Either by car or motorcycle you can discover the secrets of the Nusa Penida Island, with more flexibility to stop at the markets, beaches to take photos and enjoy the landscapes without rushing (in the case of motorcycles can be driven or with driver)
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Day 16
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the beach to board the boat to the north coast of Nusa Penida Island, stopping in front of wild beaches surrounded by cliffs. Dive into its crystalline waters to discover its seabed coral reefs and tropical fish (and with some luck also dolphins and stingrays). Visit one of the two manta ray cleaning stations where a dozen of these specimens come daily. In the afternoon transfer to Bali by express boat, arrival and transfer to the hotel.  
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Day 17
Breakfast Today you can choose two incredible activities to enjoy nature: trekking and rafting. The first in the exotic virgin forest of the volcanic mountains of Bali, accompanied by a guide who will explain everything about the flora and fauna in the area, including a walk inside the crater of a volcano with breathtaking views of the twin lakes Buyan and Tamblingan. Then after the walk visit the Banyumala waterfall, one of the most beautiful waterfalls in northern Bali.   The option of rafting on the Ayung River is excellent to enjoy natural beauties of Bali. On board the boat heading towards a mountain village, where you will receive basic notions of boat handling and where the descent begins in the pneumatic boats through the waters of the Ayung river. Its channel runs between magnificent straits for more than ten kilometers. Appreciate the incredible flora and fauna of the island as well as rural Balinese life.  
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Day 18
Transfer to the airport and flight to the next destination. End of our services.

Tour Location

Indonesia

Useful information about the country
  • Indonesia has a tropical climate. In most of the islands there is only a little difference between winter and summer, with average temperatures of 25 ° C to 30 ° C throughout the year. The dry season is from December to March and the rainy season from June to September.
  • The official language is Indonesian, although more than 500 languages ​​and dialects are spoken by its 246 million people.
  • The official currency is Indonesian Rupiah (IDR)
  •  Before making your trip, it is advisable to contact the embassy of your country at the destination or with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to report your trip and record your information.
 
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Price: 3330 The price includes:
  • Flights Jakarta -  Pankalang Bun
                     Pankalang Bun – Semarang                      Jogyakarta - Makassar                       Makassar - Bali                        Bali - Labuanbajo - Bali                       Boat express Bali – Nusa Penida - Bali
  • Accommodation in hotels and boats mentioned in the program in a standard room if no other option is mentioned.
  • Meals mentioned in the program
  • Transfer by private vehicles except Jakarta airport, Semarang and connection with express boat in Gilis Island, Lombok, Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan, which are done with the hotel vehicle and the companies of the boats
  • Transfer airport hotels
  • Visit by boat to the orangutan rehabilitation center in Borneo and Komodo National Park
  • Entries to Java and  Toraja temples
  • Local english speaking guide in Borneo, Komodo, Nusa Penida (spanish speaking guide on request in Borneo, Nusa Penida and Komodo)
and Spanish in Bali, Sulawesi, and Jogyakarta (during the months of June, July, August and September Spanish speaking guides according to availability)
  • Rafting or trekking in Bali to choose
  The price does not include:
  • International flights
  • Other excursions that are not mentioned in the program
  • Drinks and meals not mentioned in the program
  • Expenses caused by delays or cancellations of flights and ships and causes of force majeure.
  • Entry fees to all national parks and photos or videos are paid on arrival. Forest guards service, local government fees in all national parks, Ramang-ramang caves to be paid at destination. This price ranges between IDR 150,000 and IDR 240,000 per person per day depending on the day of the week or national or local holidays.
  • Supplement for weekends and holidays are in the price of the tickets of the temples and national parks to pay at the destination.
  • Excess weight of luggage on domestic flights. - the weight allowed on domestic flights is 10 to 20 kilos depending on the itinerary. The price per kilo ranges between 9,000 and 20,000 rupee
Notes:
  • Prices are subject to the category of the chosen hotel and the number of passengers sharing the rooms.
  • There is the possibility of adding or removing days of the program according to your preferences.
  • The sighting of wild fauna in any of the national parks proposed in this itinerary is not guaranteed
  • We recommend spending the last day of the itinerary in Bali or Jakarta to avoid the loss of connections of international flights.
Accommodation options Day 1 - Jakarta. A:Hotel 7FM Deluxe room 4*,  B:  Hotel 7FM Superior room 4* Day 2 - 3 Jakarta - Pankalan B un - Kumai -Kotok: Traditional Indonesian boat. Opcional: Kalimatan Explorer (19 meters of length with capacity for 6 pax offering small touches of comfort) Day 4 - 5 :  A: Tentrem Hotel Yogyakarta 5*,  B: Hotel Jogja Plaza 4*,  C: ibis Styles Yogyakarta Day 6: Makassar.  A: Melia Makassar 5*,  B: Aston Makassar 4*,  C: Fave Hotel 3* Day 7- 8- 9: Toraja.  A: Hotel Heritage Toraja estandar room 4*,  B: Lutha Resort Toraja 3* / Misiliana,  C: Hotel Torsina categoría turista  o similar Day 10: Bali: A: Sudamala boutique resort. Sanur,  B: Sadara Boutique Beach Resort – Benoa / Sense hotel Seminyak,  C: Harris Seminyak Cat. turista Day 11- 12 : Flying foxes island.  A: Boat with cabin.  Optional A+:  Warisan Komodo. Day 13:  A: Bintang Flores hotel 4*,  B & C: Luwansa hotel 3* / Optional boat  A+: Warisan Komodo. Day 14- 15 : Nusa Penida.  A: Semabu Hill Resort Penida ****, B: Namasete Boungalow *** SUP,  C: Bataran Garden / Pondok Arsa / Bintang Bungalow *** Day 16 -  17 - Bali.  A: Sudamala boutique resort. Sanur,  B: Sadara Boutique Beach Resort – Benoa / Sense hotel Seminyak,  C:   Harris Seminyak Cat. turista  
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