Ubud culture, Komodo dragons and Borobudur's temples

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This eight-day trip covers the highlights of Indonesia and is a perfect option for families. You will start your trip in Ubud experiencing authentic Balinese culture. With lush greenery and steep rice terraces that flank the soaring banks of the Ayung River, Ubud is one of Bali’s most scenic and relaxed destinations. It is also peppered with the island’s most important holy sites, temples and artisan workshops.

You will then head to Komodo National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the legendary Komodo Dragon. The park is made up of three main islands – Komodo, Rinca and Padar – and the waters that separate them are full of vibrant marine life. Spot the island’s indigenous famous inhabitants, the fearsome predators that look like they stepped straight out of the Jurassic period, on an exciting speedboat tour.

Your trip will finish in peaceful Java discovering the awe-inspiring Borobudur Temple. Borobudur is one the greatest ancient architectural monuments, comprising six square platforms topped by three circular platforms and is decorated with 2,672 stone relief panels and 504 Buddha statues. A sunrise tour of this UNESCO World Heritage site is the perfect way to round out this trip.

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Days 1-4

Ubud

Flights & transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to your hotel in Ubud

Accommodation in Ubud

Three nights in Ubud Three nights in Ubud

With lush greenery and steep rice terraces that flank the soaring banks of the Ayung River, Ubud is one of Bali’s most scenic and relaxed destinations. It is also peppered with the island’s most important holy sites, temples and artisan workshops. Spend time exploring the local culure, taking in the epic landscape and relaxing in this beautful part of Bali.

Ubud Cultural Tour Ubud Cultural Tour

Start the day with a morning tour of the traditional Ubud Market. This is the best time to see the market as it is full of fresh produce from all over the island. Next learn the art of making unique Balinese offerings, or ‘canang sari’, an integral part of Balinese culture that permeates daily life. At Pura Dalem Agung, in the Sacred Monkey Forest, learn about the Hindu spiritual significance the temple and present your offering. Take lunch in a local restaurant a small village surrounded by terracing rice fields and away from the crowds followed by a soft one hour trek through the rice fields where you guide will explain the ‘subak’ systems of rice irrigation that is common to Bali. Finally, bathe in a refreshing pool of holy water at Pura Tirta Empul, a popular local Balinese temple where your guide will explain the importance of the water and cleansing ceremonies in Hindu culture.

Gentle trek in the rice paddies of Ubud Gentle trek in the rice paddies of Ubud

Transfer to Tegalalang and take a soft one hour trek through the rice fields where you guide will explain the ‘subak’ systems of rice irrigation that is common to Bali. Rice fields are a signature of Bali and these quiet verdant paths lined by palm trees provide great photographic opportunities.

Ubud Zip-Lining Tour Ubud Zip-Lining Tour

After a safety briefing, you are free to go on any of the circuits of Bali Treetop Adventure Park, which vary in difficulty, as many times as you want. There is a variety of activities including: high-flying swings, rope ladders, breathtaking jumps and a 160-meter long zip-line. After lunch at a restaurant overlooking Lake Bratan, visit the famous Ulun Danu Temple and Bedugul Traditional market.

Visit Ubud's Sacred Monkey Forest Visit Ubud's Sacred Monkey Forest

Visit the Sacred Monkey Forest, a nature reserve and Hindu temple complex. Make your way to Pura Dalem Agung where you will learn about the Hindu spiritual significance the temple. This temple is located at the highest point in the forest and is still used for ceremonies. Your guide will also explain the architectural details of the Holy Bathing Temple and the Cremation temple.

Flights & transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to Denpasar Airport

Flight

Flight from Bali to Labuan Bajo

Transfer

Private transfer to your resort in Komodo National Park

Days 4-6

Komodo Islands

Accommodation in Komodo Islands

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Two nights exploring Komodo National Park Two nights exploring Komodo National Park

Explore the renowned UNESCO World Heritage Site of Komodo National Park. This stunning park is home to the legendary Komodo Dragon and is made up of three main scenic islands - Komodo, Rinca and Padar - and the pristine waters that separate them are full of vibrant marine life. Most people make the journey to Komodo National Park to see its famous inhabitants, the fiersome predators that look like they stepped straight out of the Jurassic period. Cruise the islands on one of our luxury private vessels or explore the region by speedboat between the islands. The diving and snorkelling in this region is some of the best the world too.

Private speedboat tour to Komodo Island Private speedboat tour to Komodo Island

You’ll sail to Loh Liang Pier on Komodo Island, the largest and most famous of all the islands in the Komodo National Park. It has the largest community of Komodo dragons as well as many other animals, including world horses, buffalo and pigs. From here you will start your trek with a local park ranger who will tell you all about the dragons as well as life on the island. You'll also visit a watering hole where animals drinks and the dragons watch their prey. You’ll then continue by boat to the Pink Beach where you can relax on the colourful sand or snorkel with schools of tropical fish. Finally, you’ll visit Rinca Island which is mostly covered in savanna. Here you’ll have another chance to see the dragons and embark on another short trek before sailing back to Flores.

Flights & transfers

Transfer

Private Transfer to Labuan Bajo Airport

Flight

Flight from Labuan Bajo to Yogyakart via Bali

Transfer

Private transfer to your hotel near Borobudur

Days 6-8

Java

Accommodation in Java

Two nights around Borobudur Two nights around Borobudur

Spend your days in this peaceful area of Java discovering the awe-inspiring Borobudur Temple, which is particularly impressive at sunrise. During your time here you can also enjoy elephant tours, cycle rides and visits to local villages.

Sunrise tour of Borobudur Sunrise tour of Borobudur

You will be collected from your hotel early this morning and transferred to Borobudur to witness the sun rise over the enormous stone monument of Borobudur, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Borobudur is one the greatest ancient architectural monuments, comprising six square platforms topped by three circular platforms and is decorated with 2,672 stone relief panels and 504 Buddha statues. The main dome, located at the center of the top platform, is surrounded by 72 Buddha statues seated inside perforated stupa. Built with peasant labor from the surrounding countryside between AD 750 and 850, Borobudur predates Angkor Wat in Cambodia by three centuries and although it is a Buddhist creation, it incorporates Persian, Babylonian and Greek influences.

Flights & transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to Yogyakarta Airport

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