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Discover gorgeous Indonesian islands on this luxury trip to volcanic Java and idyllic Sumba, plus a cruise around the wildlife wealthy Komodo Islands

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  • All accommodation with breakfast (some hotels may include further meals)
  • All internal flights
  • All private ground transfers
  • All tours specified in the itinerary description
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At a glance

This twelve-day Indonesian trip begins with a stay at Java’s impressive Amanjiwo hotel. With views of the majestic Borobudur Temple, your time here can be filled with as much culture or relaxation as you like, before moving onto far-flung Sumba and Nihi Sumba Island, one of the finest resorts in the world. This heavenly slice of island life can be spent surfing and horse-riding at the picture-perfect beach, visiting local villages, swimming in cool waterfall pools or simply indulging at your luxury retreat.

The second half of this trip then takes you sailing around the UNESCO-awarded Komodo Islands on a lavish five-night cruise. While away your days with complete R&R as you journey around lush islands and pristine beaches. Those that are keen to explore will also be well entertained with exciting wildlife adventures of searching for the infamous Komodo Dragon on land and diving among colourful fish and reefs in azure waters.

Example Trip Itinerary

Days 1-4

Borobudur

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Arrive at Yogyakarta Airport

Transfer

Private transfer from Yogyakarta to Amanjiwo

Accommodation in Borobudur

Three nights at Amanjiwo Three nights at Amanjiwo

Spend your days relaxing at the ever peaceful Amanjiwo luxury hotel. Set within an authentic ampitheatre in rural Java, you can cycle around the surronding villages or take a trip out to Borobudur where a ninth century Buddhist sanctuary is found. Jacada Travel can arrange tours and excursions for you.

Private guided tour of Borobudur Temple at dawn Private guided tour of Borobudur Temple at dawn

Both a shrine to Lord Buddha and a place for Buddhist pilgrimage, Borobudur comprises six square platforms topped by three circular platforms, and is decorated with 2,672 relief panels and 504 life-size Buddha statues, each sculpted from a single stone. The monument occupies a modest plateau and from the top gallery, beautiful views of Central Java are revealed.o lift, the sun scales the surrounding volcanoes and terraced fields, and highlights the stone reliefs and the many faces of Buddha. Glimpsing Borobudur for the first time is often a deeply felt emotional experience. Later in the day, visits can be made to appreciate the historic and cultural context of this enduring monument. Personal guides will bring to life the knowledge contained within the reliefs. Go by 'andong', the traditional horse cart used daily by villagers throughout the region.

'Village Cycling and Suroloyo Peak Hike' 'Village Cycling and Suroloyo Peak Hike'

Start cycling from Amanjiwo, stopping off to see how tofu and tempeh is still traditionally made. Continue riding to another village which specializes in making pottery and then on to Kali Tengah Village which is the starting point for your trek. The 90 minute walk leads up through a string of small settlements, farms and plantations of cloves, coffee and sweet potato. Rest in Suroloyo before climbing 280 steps up to a peak of the Menoreh Hills for an incredible view down the valley and to the mountains beyond. Cycle part of the way back on a scenic route down to Borobudur.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer from Amanjiwo to Yogyakarta Airport

Flight

Flight from Yogyakarta to Denpasar

Flight

Flight from Denpasar to Sumba

Days 4-7

Nihi Sumba Island

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Transfer to Nihi Sumba Island

Accommodation in Nihi Sumba Island

Three nights at Nihi Sumba Island Three nights at Nihi Sumba Island

Spend some lazy days at Nihi Sumba Island. All your meals and non-alcoholic drinks are included, so relax, soak up the sun, watch the sunset then enjoy an atmospheric dinner in the restaurant or at one of the many romantic locations among the grounds. Swim in the crystal-clear waters, go mountain biking and paddle boarding or simply kick back with a yoga or meditation session. To mix things up a bit, why not try an excursion out to a traditional Sumbanese village? The choice is yours.

Nihi Sumba Island: Open-water fishing trip Nihi Sumba Island: Open-water fishing trip

Get up bright and early for an open-water fishing trip. Seventeen miles off the coast of Sumba, head to Nihi Sumba Island's FAD (fish aggregating device), a raft covered with algae which attracts little fish and, in turn, bigger fish. Now it is an incredible fishing spot where you can catch mahi-mahi and wahoo, which will later be served to you at dinner as sashimi. If you like, you can also jump in and snorkel with the fish, tiny sharks, and often dolphins, too. You can try your hand at spear-fishing, too.

 Nihi Sumba Island: Massage and manicure Nihi Sumba Island: Massage and manicure

Relax after a morning at sea with a massage and a manicure on the terrace of your villa.

Nihi Sumba Island: Sumbanese Village Visit Nihi Sumba Island: Sumbanese Village Visit

Start the day with yoga with Nihiwatu's resident expert and after breakfast head off to a local Sumbanese village to visit the locals and learn about the work of the Sumba Foundation (which receives all the profits from Nihi Sumba Island).

Nihi Sumba Island: Surfing Lesson with Mark Healey Nihi Sumba Island: Surfing Lesson with Mark Healey

Head down to the legendary wave for a surfing lesson with famous pro surfer Mark Healey.

Nihi Sumba Island: Morning Hike to Nihi Oka Nihi Sumba Island: Morning Hike to Nihi Oka

Start the day with a hike to Nihi Oka, which is about 90 minutes away. On your hike, you'll pass villagers bathing in the river, Sumbanese horses and kids on their way to school. On arrival at Nihi Oka, a beautiful clifftop spot, you'll be greeted with cold towels and a coconut cut down from the top of the palm trees by your guide. Then you'll be shown to your breakfast table under the shade of a huge tree and overlooking the surf, where you'll be served Sumbanese coffee, fresh fruit, cakes, eggs, bacon and toast. You'll then be picked up in an open-top jeep and taken back to the resort.

Nihi Sumba Island: Paddle boarding Nihi Sumba Island: Paddle boarding

Today you will have the chance to learn how to stand-up paddle board.

Nihi Sumba Island: Horse racing Nihi Sumba Island: Horse racing

Today you will watch a local horse race on the beach. Place your bets on the horses (the proceeds go to the Sumba Foundation) and enjoy some cocktails as the sun goes down over the surf.

Days 7-11

Komodo Islands

Komodo yachts

Five days aboard your luxury Komodo Island cruise Five days aboard your luxury Komodo Island cruise

Spend your days sailing around the marine-rich waters of the Komodo Islands. Enjoy trips to islands in search of the legendary Komodo Dragon, snorkelling and diving in some of the world's most exciting reefs and simply relaxing on your luxury cruiser. The exact itinerary will depend on which you choose, our travel designer will help you choose which suits you best.

Diving and snorkelling around the Komodo Islands Diving and snorkelling around the Komodo Islands
Visit the Pink Beach on Komodo Island Visit the Pink Beach on Komodo Island
Trekking to see the dragons on Rinca and Komodo Island Trekking to see the dragons on Rinca and Komodo Island

Explore Rinca and Komodo Islands to witness the legendary Komodo dragons.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private Transfer to Labuan Bajo Airport

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