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Indonesia - Java, Sulawesi, Bali, Komodo dragons

We have set tours to all parts of the many island state of Indonesia, including the fascinating island of Komodo with its famous dragons!  

Plus a short break stop-over in Jakarta on Java.


Whatever you are looking for we will have a tour to suit you. If not, we’ll make one specially for you!   

Java Explorer (5 Days/4 Nights)

Day 01  UK – Jakarta   Arrive Jakarta, greeted & transfer, to hotel for overnight.

Day 02  Jakarta – Bandung (BL)   Full day tour of the old Batavia area. After lunch travel to Bandung in the highlands. Overnight.

Day 03  Bandung – Yogyakarta (BL)   Travel by train to Yogyakarta, arrive and visit Prambanan temple before going to your hotel. Overnight in Yogyakarta

Day 04  Yogyakarta (BL)    Early morning visit Borobudur temple to see sunrise. Afterwards visit Candirejo, for a horse & carriage ride and see how vanilla and pepper grow.  Overnight in Yogyakarta.

Day 05  Yogyakarta – Airport (B) Transfer to airport for your onward flight.


TOUR COST:  GBP 580 per person, Double/Twin Room sharing (not including international airfares)

Tour cost includes: Accom in 4* hotels; all transfers; sightseeing with guide; entrance fees; meals as specified above (B=breakfast;L=lunch)

Tour cost does not include: International airfares; domestic airfares (approx USD 197 pp); visa fee; medical/holiday insurances; any items of a personal nature or not shown as included above

Leisurely Sulawesi, Flores and Bali 16 Days/ 15 Nights

Day 01  Airport – Makasar    Transfer from the airport and take a city tour.

Day 02  Makasar – Toraja (BLD)   Leave for Toraja highlands, eight hours drive thru mountain passes & Bugis villages with houses on poles. Lunch in a seafood restaurant, coffee stop at Bambapuang, where are spectacular panoramic views. Late afternoon, arrive Toraja.  Dinner and overnight in Rantepao.

Day 03  Toraja (BLD)   Full-day sightseeing inc cliff-side stone graves at Lemo. Lunch in Rantepao. Afternoon burial cave and woodcarving village. Dinner and o/night.

Day 04  Toraja (BLD)   Full-day tour inc Palawa; Sa’dan, traditional weaving villages of Marante & Bori. Lunch in Rantepao. Dinner and o’night at Hotel.

Day 05  Toraja – Airport – Bali – Tanjung Benoa (BL)   After breakfast, return to Makassar. Lunch, plus refreshments en-route then direct transfer to the Airport.

Arrive in Bali, to be greeted and transfer from airport to hotel for overnight.

Day 06  Bali – Airport – Labuan Bajo (B) After breakfast, morning flight to Labuan Bajo. On arrival transfer to hotel. Afternoon visit Batu Cermin Cave, Ujung fishermen village and the local harbour for sunset. Dinner served at local restaurant before return to hotel for overnight.

Day 07  Labuan Bajo (BLD)   Early morning transfer to the harbour to board boat to Rinca for Komodo dragons. Afterward to Komodo Island by boat, with lunch on board. Afternoon on Komodo Island, swim & snorkel at Pink Beach before returning to Labuan Bajo. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 08  Labuan Bajo – Ruteng (BLD)   Drive to Ruteng with stops in Cancar to view the spiderweb-style rice terraces and Ruteng Puu traditional village. Late afternoon arrive Rueng and check in to hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 09  Ruteng – Bajawa (BLD)  Visit local market then proceed to Bajawa with stops in Rana Mese Lake and Aimere to see the locals making palm wine. Afternoon arrive Bajawa and check in to hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 10  Bajawa – Moni (BLD)

Morning hiking to Wawo Muda volcano to see twin colour lakes. Then drive to Moni with stops at Bena megalithic village, Boawae and Wolotopo traditional village. Afternoon arriving in Moni and check in at Moni Eco Lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 11  Moni – Kelimutu – Maumere (BLD)  Early morning visit to Kelimutu to see its picturesque three colour lakes. Proceed to Maumere with stops in Moni local market, Jopu traditional village and Sikka weaving village. Afternoon arrivr Maumere and check in at Sylvia Hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 12  Maumere – Airport – Bali – Ubud (B)  Morning visit local market and Wuring fishermen village before transferring to the airport for your flight back to Bali. Arrive at Int Airport in Bali and transfer to hotel to overnight.

Day 13  Ubud (BL)  Today travel the back roads, seeing the Balinese people going about their daily lives and seeing some less visited parts of the island. Visit one of the most beautiful temples in Bali, Pura Batukaru, its small pagodas are very spiritual in design and feel. Plenty of time to photograph the area and village where you will have a simple local lunch. Continue to mountain area of Danau Bratan. A beautiful & important temple is built on a small island near the edge of a lake and is one of the most iconic images in Bali.

Day 14  Ubud (BD)  Pick up at 3pm today and head off on guided paddy expedition where you will learn about the most important food in Bali - rice! These beautiful paddy fields are the lifeblood of most villages in the area. Return to village, to be warmly welcomed into a Balinese family and expertly guided by your private chef, who will help you to create delicious authentic Balinese dishes. Before your meal you will visit the family temple for a blessing, then you can relax with a cool drink in your own private bale (roofed patio) overlooking the stunning countryside and enjoy your meal!

Day 15  Ubud (B)  Day at Leisure

Day 16  Ubud – Airport (B)  Have a breakfast and at the appropriate time, guide will pick you up and transfer to Airport.


TOUR COST:  GBP 2534 per person, Double/Twin Room sharing (Land only, not including international or domestic airfares)


Tour cost includes: Accom in 4* hotels; all transfers; sightseeing with English speaking guide; entrance fees; meals as specified above (B=breakfast;L=lunch;D=dinner)

Tour cost does not include: International or domestic airfares (approx USD 506 pp); visa fees; medical/holiday insurances; any items of a personal nature or not shown as included in the above

Java, Flores and Bali Adventure  16 Days/ 15 Nights

Day 01  Train Station to Surabaya By train from Yogyakarta to Surabaya and transfer to hotel for overnight.

Day 02  Surabaya to Malang (BL)   Explore the city of Surabaya, visiting Chinese Temple, the quaint Chinese shops & houses, the Arab Quarter, House of Sampoerna museum, famous for its cigarette factory.Afterwards transfer to Malang to overnight.

Day 03  Malang (B)  After breakfast at the hotel, you will explore the city of Malang, with wide roads and improved parks and also many colonial buildings.

Day 04  Malang – Bromo – Ijen (BL)   At midnight leave for the volcano with your guide and drive to the base of Mount Penanjakan & transfer to 4WD for the bumpy journey to the viewpoint. You will have the opportunity to have a hot drink and hire a puffer jacket for $1-2 before climbing the steps to the viewing platform. Overlooking the mountains, watching the sunrise, you will experience one of the most awe-inspiring and memorable vistas in the world. From here you may wish to venture into the old caldera and climb to the crater of Mount Bromo itself. Afterwards transfer to Probolinggo to board the train and transfer to Ijen for overnight.

Day 05  Ijen (BL)  After breakfast, you will be driven through rural countryside around Mount Ijen, passing by clove and coffee plantations to Pal Tuding ranger post, the trek begins from there. The Ijen plateau is a spectacular area of volcanic activity and one of the great natural wonders of Indonesia. Ijen Plateau trek may take 2 hrs and the route is very steep at times, but your hard work will pay off as you see the wonderful panoramic view. The crater and the lake has extraordinarily vivid aqua blue coloured water. Evidence of the volcanic activity is everywhere, with steaming water and brilliant yellow crystal line sulphur deposits. The trek will end as you arrive back in Pal Tuding, where your vehicle is waiting to take you back to your hotel.

Day 06  Ijen to Pemuteran, Bali by ferry (B)

After breakfast drive to Ketapang, from where you make the short trip to Gilimanuk in Bali by ferry. Following transfer to Pemuteran.

Day 07  Pemuteran (B)  Day at Leisure

Day 08  Pemuteran - Tanjung Benoa (BL) Today travel the back roads, seeing the Balinese people going about their daily lives and seeing some less visited parts of the island. Drive to village of Jatiluwih through magnificent scenery. Famous for the panorama of its rice field terraces, the word Jatiluwih literally means "really, really beautiful" and there is plenty of time to photograph the area and village where you will have a simple local lunch. Continue on to the mountain area of Danau Bratan, visiting Bedugul and Pura Ulun Danu Bratan, a very beautiful and important temple that was founded in the 17th century which is built on a small island near the edge of a lake and is one of the most iconic images in Bali.

Day 09  Bali – Airport – Labuan Bajo (B) Breakfast and transfer to Airport, flight to Labuanbajo. On arrival transfer to your hotel. Afternoon visit Batu Cermin Cave and Ujung fishermen village and the local harbour to view its picturesque sunset. Dinner will be served at a local restaurant before returning to your hotel for overnight.

Day 10  Labuan Bajo (BLD)  Early morning transfer to the harbour to board boat to Rinca for Komodo dragons. Afterward to Komodo Island by boat, with lunch on board. Afternoon on Komodo Island, swim & snorkel at Pink Beach before returning to Labuan Bajo. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 11  Labuan Bajo – Airport – Bali – Ubud (B)  After breakfast transfer to the airport for your flight back to Bali and transfer from airport to your hotel for overnight.

Day 12  Ubud (BD)  Pick up at 3pm today and head off on guided paddy expedition where you will learn about the most important food in Bali - rice! These beautiful paddy fields are the lifeblood of most villages in the area. Return to village, to be warmly welcomed into a Balinese family and expertly guided by your private chef, who will help you to create delicious authentic Balinese dishes. Before your meal you will visit the family temple for a blessing, then you can relax with a cool drink in your own private bale (roofed patio) overlooking the stunning countryside and enjoy your meal!

Day 13  Ubud (BL)  Ubud is a town in central Bali, far from the glamourous party scene of Kuta. Located amongst rice fields and steep ravines the town has a relaxing and calming ambience and famous as an arts and crafts hub with many local and international artists residing in the area. Your visit to Ubud on this full day trip will give you the opportunity to browse through the galleries of prominent Balinese and European artists at Antonio Blanco Museum. Later you can see how craftsmen work on gold & silver at Celuk village and the woodcarving galleries in Mas. Also, visit the main attraction the Ubud Palace, where the descendants of the last king of Ubud live today. Enjoy a scenic view of rice field terraces in Tegallalang on your way back from Ubud, stopping at Tampak Siring, where a palace was built by Indonesia’s former president Soekarno, and at the holy spring in the Puri Tirta Empul temple. After that you can make a stop at Batuan to see some traditional Balinese houses before returning to your hotel.

Day 14  Ubud (BL)  Today's activity is white water rafting down the spectacular Ayung River. An eight kilometre stretch of back to back Class 2 & 3 rapids. This is an action packed and wonderfully scenic one and a half hour journey followed by a hot buffet at a private restaurant overlooking classic rice field scenery with a typically Balinese, mountainous backdrop.

Day 15  Ubud (B)  Day at Leisure

Day 16  Ubud – Airport (B)

Have breakfast and at the appropriate time, your guide will pick you up and transfer you to Airport for your flight home.


TOUR COST:  GBP 2533 per person, Double/Twin Room sharing (Land only, not including international or domestic airfares)


Tour cost includes: Accom in 4* hotels; all transfers; sightseeing with English speaking guide; entrance fees; meals as specified above (B=breakfast;L=lunch;D=dinner)

Tour cost does not include: International or domestic airfares (approx USD 350 pp); visa fees; medical/holiday insurances; any items of a personal nature or not shown as included in the above.

Optional Extension:  

Bali Beach Stay 3 Days/2 Nights


Day 01  Denpasar – South Bali    Upon arrival at Denpasar airport, drive to your hotel and overnight in South Bali area.

Day 02  South Bali (B)  Free day at leisure.

Day 03  South Bali – Departure (B)  At appropriate time, pick up and transfer to Denpasar Airport for your next destination.


TOUR COST:  GBP 178 per person, Double/Twin Room sharing (Land only, not including international or domestic airfares) at Segara Beach Resort.


Tour cost includes: Accom in 4* hotels; all transfers; meals as specified above (B=breakfast; L=lunch; D=dinner)

Prices valid until 31 December 2016, but are subject to supplements for Christmas/New Year period 2016/17