Enchanting Islands of Indonesia Tour
Experience an exotic, once-in-a-lifetime journey through the isles of Indonesia. Led by expert private guide, explore Bali, Yogyakarta, Komodo National Park and Mount Bromo, stopping to immerse yourself in all of the spiritual, cultural and historic highlights along the way.
This adventure includes all transfers, internal flights, premium hotels and much more.
Incredibly, there's only one place in the world to meet the majestic Komodo Dragon, and we bring your there for a unique, and unforgettable experience.
Entering Komodo National Park, your boat passes many small remote islands, while slowly gliding through crystal clear water. On land, you'll be led by a local ranger to find several of these endemic dragons, while also encountering other fauna such as deer, buffalo, long-tailed macaque, and wild boar.
Just one of the many highlights of your incredible journey through Indonesia.
Meet your driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle and English speaking guide.
Accommodation: Phoenix Hotel (4*)
This historic colonial style hotel has been fully renovated. The hotel offers the facilities and comfort of a modern hotel while maintaining the traditions of the past. All 144 rooms, including 10 suites, offer private balconies and are furnished in a modern style with local touches.
The Paprika restaurant specializes in Asian fusion cooking. The 1918s terrace bar overlooks an open-air courtyard and the trendy Vino Wine Bar features nightly entertainment.
This morning, you will be picked up from your hotel and driven to Prambanan village to visit the Prambanan Temple. The hindu temple complex was erected in the 9th century while Java was ruled by the Hindu Sanjayas Old Mataram in the north.
The complex consists of 3 major temples/shrines such as Candi Shiva Mahadeva, Candi Brahma, and Candi Vishnu. Enough time will be given to walk around and observe the beautiful carvings and the neighborhood shrines such as the Candi Palosan and the Candi Sewu. The Ramayana story is carved into the walls of the temples.
This tour will bring you to the world's biggest Buddhist monument complex, Borobudur. Looming out of a patchwork of bottle-green paddies and swaying palm tops, this colossal Buddhist relic is one of the continent's marvels.
Built around 800 A.D. after the decline of Buddhism and the shift of power to East Java, the monument was abandoned soon after its completion. For centuries the complex lay forgotten, buried under layers of volcanic ash.
Climb up to the top and enjoy a wonderful view on the Menoreh mountains. Enough time is given to stroll around the complex and to discover its beauty. Afterwards, continue to visit the nearby temples such as Pawon and Mendut Temple.
A transfer to from Yogyakarta to Solo, with a private vehicle and English speaking guide is provided. Transfer time is approximately 2 hours and 5 minutes.
Today enjoy a full day tour of the ancient capital of Java, Solo (Surakarta). Start the day with a visit to the Puri Mangkunegaran, located in the city center.
This royal palace dates back to 1757. Afterwards, proceed to visit the famous ever-crowded textile market Pasar Klewer. Try out your bargaining skills, because this is the place to buy batik. Also see Solo's flea market, which sells antiques and all sorts of bric-a-brac. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. After lunch, drive east of Solo to visit Java's most mysterious and striking temples, Candi Sukuh. The temple stands 900 meters above sea level on the western slopes of Gunung Lawu.
This temple is an impressive example of the late Majapahit architecture. Afterwards, drive back to your hotel in Solo.
Accommodation: Alila Solo (4*)
Located at the gateway to Solo, “The Spirit of Java”, Alila Solo is a modern urban retreat that is set to become an icon in this heritage-rich city. A city steeped in ancient traditions and heir to the Mataram kingdom, offering access to the many cultural and natural wonders of Central Java, from royal palaces and magnificent, mysterious temples to exquisite batik textiles.
This landmark luxury hotel, Solo Indonesia rises above the city’s main commercial avenue, sets new benchmarks not only in service and style but also offering the largest ballroom and events space in Central Java.
Whether in the city on business or to lap up the culture, guests can indulge in bespoke service and a myriad of technology-driven, resort-inspired facilities – from Executive Lounge to Spa Alila, from rooftop bar to grand ballroom – that are second to none in the region, making Alila Solo an ideal venue for business travelers, corporate retreats and relaxing city escapes entwined with enriching cultural encounters.
Enjoy an early breakfast at your hotel before taking a scenic transfer to the train station to catch your Executive Train to Bromo. Arrive at Mojokerto train station and visit Trowulan, a major center of the vast empire Hindu Majapahit (1293-1500). Proceed to Cemoro Lawang by car and check in to your hotel in Bromo.
Lunch will be served at local restaurant.
Accommodation: Jiwa Jawa Resort Bromo (4*)
Jiwa Jawa Resort Bromo is located at Wonotoro, Sukapura in Probolinggo, East Java, 2000 metres above sea level, in a breezy mountainous tropical climate.
From stunning modern, tropical architecture to well-crafted interior made of the best wood, with eco-friendly, water-based finishing, each lodge is designed within a beautiful landscape to be suitable for guests to have a familiar interaction through outdoor activities.
In the early morning, after breakfast, you will head out with your driver/guide to one of the highlights of this journey. Drive to Mount Panajakan to marvel at one the world’s most beautiful sunrises.
After taking in the natural beauty of the Indonesian mountain ranges, you will continue your drive to Mount Bromo, crossing the sea of sand along the way.
Transfer from Mount Bromo to Probolinggo Train Station with an English Speaking Guide. Upon arrival at Probolinggo Train Station you will board a train with your guide to Banyuwangi. Upon arrival at Banyuwangi train station you will be transferred to your accommodation. Transfer time is approximately 6 hours.
Enjoy the rest of the afternoon at leisure.
Accommodation: Ijen Resort & Villas
Ijen Resort and Villas is the only luxury hotel in the region of Banyuwangi and inevitably the ideal base to visiting this beautiful region, particularly to visit the Ijen Crater, one of the most beautiful craters in the world.
Perched at the edge of the rainforest of Ijen National Park and overlooking terraced rice fields to a row of volcanoes, each of Ijen Resort’s 37 rooms boasts superb views from their spacious bedrooms and balconies.
Bungalows with superior and deluxe categories and junior suites are ready to accommodate you with all facilities of modern comfort. Four hectares of beautiful garden and 360 degree panoramic vistas of volcanoes, rainforest, terraced rice fields, and views of the ocean make Ijen Resort and Villas itself a tourist destination.
After an early breakfast, you will be picked up by a four-wheel drive vehicle that will carry you through the rural villages, coffee and clove plantations, and then into one of Java’s last rainforest's.
Humidity, wildlife, giant ferns, and big trees cover the slope of the mountain, to arrive at the Park Ranger’s post to begin the 90 minute hike to the rim of Ijen Crater. The stunning view is unveiled at 2883 meters. Afterward, you will walk down the mountain and return to the hotel.
Continue on to the Ketapang harbor where you will catch the public ferry to Bali. On arrival at Gilimanuk, Bali harbor, you will proceed to your hotel.
A transfer between the harbor and your hotel with a private vehicle and English speaking guide is provided.
Accommodation: Matahari Beach Resort & Spa (4.5*)
Nestled away between the Bali Barat National Park and the Java Sea, the secluded and exclusive Matahari Beach Resort & Spa is a perfect destination for connoisseurs of luxury and relaxation. Experience Matahari’s way of life.
Wake up to the sound of chirping birds in the tropical garden, listen to the ocean waves during your morning yoga session, explore quaint neighbouring villages and surroundings on bike, and get pampered in the award winning spa before you indulge in a gourmet dinner in a romantic pavilion.
Guests of Matahari Beach Resort & Spa have the choice to participate in a great variety of activities.
The resort has a selection of tours that will take you to the most beautiful spots on the island. Active guests might opt for a guided trekking or mountain bike tour through the picturesque landscape of the northwest, or explore the fascinating underwater world of Menjangan Island (part of Bali Barat National Park).
Transfer from Pemuteran to Ubud with a private vehicle and English speaking guide. Transfer time is approximately 3 hours.
Accommodation: Pita Maha Resort & Spa (4*)
Etched into a hillside overlooking the Tjampuhan ridge, Pita Maha Resort & Spa encompasses private pool villas in a style reminiscent of a Balinese village. Located just 5 minutes from central Ubud, this boutique hotel is an elegant retreat steeped in local tradition.
Named after the artistic association that nurtured creative talent during the 1930’s, Pita Maha Resort & Spa is an elegant hotel in Ubud where travelers can experience the true charm of Bali. Pita Maha means ‘great shining’ and this boutique resort honors the island’s artistic legacy.
Depart in the morning from your hotel, and drive to Munduk village. Upon arrival, enjoy a beautiful trekking through coffee, cloves, cacao and other exotic tropical plantations around the village.
Your guide will give you the insight to the mountain farming live and the importance of the plantations that once attracted the arrival of Europeans to the archipelago. Visit the lovely waterfall with its refreshing breezes.
After short refreshment, it’s the time to leave Munduk village and drive to Jatiluwih. We are joining a pleasant walk to discover the beautiful terrace rice fields of Jatiluwih, a UNESCO world heritage site. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant nearby.
Afterward continue visit the holiest temple of Batukaru temple, located on the southern slope of Batukaru Mountain. Amidst the pure mountain air and the scent of the wet soil, one could feel the energy of this special place.
Today you will drive to Tampak Siring, about 10km northeast of Ubud. Visit the 11th century Gunung Kawi Temple, also known as the royal tombs, where flights of stairs lead down to the valley of the sacred Pakerisan River.
Two sets of temples were carved out on the cliffs on either side of the river as a memorial for one of Bali’s most ancient royal family. Afterwards continue to visit a holy spring of Tirta Empul, surrounded by a large shrine to honor the God Indra.
There are bathing pools which are believed to have strong curative powers. On the hill behind this temple is a presidential guest house built by the late President Soekarno.
In the morning, you will be picked up from your hotel in South Bali and transferred by private vehicle to Denpasar airport for your flight to Labuan Bajo.
Fly from Denpasar (Bali) to Labuan Bajo. Flight time is approximately 1 hour.
Upon arrival at Labuan Bajo airport on western Flores, you will be greeted by a representative and transferred to the pier. Get onboard a speedboat for your tour transfer to Rinca Island in Komodo National Park.
Walk through the typical dry forest and explore the Island of Komodo dragons, where you will find not just the dragons, but you might also encounter other wild animals like, deer, wild buffalo, long-tailed macaque, wild boar as well as numerous birds.
Keep your eyes open as sometimes you'll find the young Komodo dragons on the trees. A local ranger will lead you through this nature reserve. Next, take a boat to Kalong Island to see thousands of bats fly out from their nest. After the tour you will proceed to Labuan Bajo for the night. Lunch will be served on board the boat.
Accommodation: Plataran Komodo Resort (4*)
Plataran Komodo Resort is the only luxury resort located on the island, a nature reserve east of Flores. Set on a beach in a secluded cove overlooking the Flores Sea, Plataran Komodo is a wilderness hideaway with accommodation in luxury villas.
The protected marine park offers some of the best scuba diving and snorkeling in Indonesia, with pristine reefs boasting a rich array of sea life. Plataran Komodo is designed for the ultimate relaxation experience.
Intimate, yet spacious, each villa stands on its own amidst a private tropical garden, and includes personalized service, security, and Xanadu restaurant and bar.
In the morning, enjoy a lovely breakfast served to you at your hotel. Afterwards, your private English speaking guide will pick you up for an excursion to the vibrant local market and Batu Cermin Cave.
Transfer to the airport in Labuan Bajo.
Fly from Labuan Bajo to Denpasar (Bali). Flight time is approximately 1 hour.
Upon arrival in Ngurah Rai airport, you will be greeted by a representative and then directly transferred to your hotel in South Bali.
Accommodation: Samaya Seminyak (4*)
The Samaya in Seminyak is set right in the heart of a sophisticated residential scene occupying two prime positions - one being a Seminyak beach front location with spectacular, unobstructed ocean views during the day and arguably the finest location in the area to catch the famous Seminyak sunset, whilst the other property The Samaya Royal Courtyard Villas which are just located across the street, 2 minutes apart and a few minutes from the bustling entertainment and shopping district of Legian, 20 minutes from Bali International Ngurah Rai Airport.
Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.
Meet your driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle and English speaking guide. Transfer time is approximately 25 minutes.
Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)
Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.
14 days from $5,726 per person*
- Search for komodo dragons in the wilds of Rinca Island.
- 4x4 into Java’s rainforests then hike to the rim of Ijen Crater.
- With your private guide, explore the mysterious Candi Sukuh temple.
- Visit local villages and get a sense of daily life in northern Bali.
- Featuring expertly selected premium accommodations.
Trip Terms & Conditions
- Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
- Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
- Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
- Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
- Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
- Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
- Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.
* USD per person, double occupancy. Custom designed personal tour. Prices subject to change.
Average Rating For
- Excellent 5
- Very Good 4
- Average 3
- Poor 2
- Terrible 1
4.3 / 5.0