Highlights of Indonesia

classic, culinary and cultural journey through the main highlights of Indonesia. A 9 day tour taking in Java and Bali with visits to temples, UNESCO-listed sites, flower markets and lakes, plus free time at your leisure in the seaside town of Jimbaran on Bali.

9 days/8 nights | Prices from £1,890 per person

Including international return flights with Qatar Airways via Doha, internal flights, private transfers,  the services of English-speaking representatives and guides, and all accommodation on a mixed board basis.

Highlight of the trip

The stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site of Borobudur on Java is a colossal temple complex and one of the greatest Buddhist monuments in the world. Stroll amongst its temples and 500 or so Buddha statues and climb to the top to enjoy splendid views.

Route & Accommodation


  • Yogyakarta for 3 nights
  • Ubud for 2 nights
  • Jimbaran for 3 nights 




Day 1 Yogyakarta

Arrive into Yogyakarta. Be met by our English-speaking representative. At leisure in the hotel. Stay at Plataran Heritage Borobudur, Yogyakarta for 3 nights.

Day 2 Yogyakarta

A morning tour to visit the Sultan’s Palace, a fine example of Javanese architecture, the adjacent Taman Sari, a water palace and garden built for the Sultan’s harem and the Beringharjo Market known for its excellent selection of batiks, sarongs, and antiques. In the afternoon explore the Hindu temples of Prambanan where more than 200 temples are dedicated to the Hindu trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. Optional evening visit to a Ramayana Ballet performance with dinner.

Day 3 – Yogyakarta 

Drive to the magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Site of Borobudur, a colossal temple complex and the largest single Buddhist monument in the world. Visit nearby Mendut and Pawon temples. After lunch experience rural life with a horse cart ride through Candirejo village.

Day 4 – Yogyakarta to Ubud

Fly to Bali to be met by our Englishspeaking representative. Transfer to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Stay at Alila Ubud for 2 nights.

Day 5 – Ubud 

A full day starts with a visit to Bali’s largest flower market and the Ulun Danu Temple set on the edge of Lake Bratan. Travel to a working flower farm and enjoy picturesque views across the twin lakes of Buyan and Tamblingan. Savour a lunch of Indonesian and Balinese cuisine amidst magnificent panoramic views.

Day 6 – Ubud to Jimbaran

Visit the vast royal family temple, Taman Ayun, the sacred temple of Alas Kedaton, set in a forest inhabited by monkeys and large bats and Bali’s most photographed temple, the iconic Tanah Lot, perched on wave-lashed rocks. Journey on to the seaside town of Jimbaran. Stay at Keraton Resort, Jimbaran for 3 nights.

Day 7 & 8 Jimbaran 

A couple of days at leisure, and at the end of your tour, to relax and explore the delights of the seaside town of Jimbaran. Spend a day or two on the beach, visit the local fish market and make sure to dine on the tasty seafood for which the resort is known.

Day 9 – Return

Transfer to the airport for your return flight.


Please note all schedules are subject to change.


  • Porterage and tips are paid locally
  • Please dress considerately for temple visits
  • Daily tour durations vary between 1 & 8 hours and do not take into account the driving time between your hotel and start of the tour
  • We recommend travelling light with no more than one piece of hold luggage and a day bag
  • The flight from the UK Yogyakarta is not direct and takes a minimum of 23 hours, why not stop over in the UAE or Singapore?
  • Single travellers – please call for prices if you wish to book a single room or twin for sole use
  • Return international flights to Yogyakarta via Doha
  • Meet and Greet by representative at Yogyakarta Airport
  • Private transfers/ transport on tour unless indicated otherwise
  • Accommodation in selected hotels on a mixed board basis
  • Tours and activities as detailed in the itinerary

We Recommend

Optional excursion

Day 2 – Yogyakarta 

  • Ramayana Ballet and dinner 

Beach Extensions

  • Komodo & Rinca Island (5 days/4 nights)
  • Komodo Island (4 days/3 nights)
  • Beach Hotels on Bali (pages 72-81)

Add a beach stay to your tour and make the most of Bali’s legendary, white sandy beaches.