(12 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis) Bali & Java
This itinerary is highly recommended for travelers who want relaxation, soft adventure, and in-depth cultural touring in Bali and on the neighboring island of Java.
Begin in Bali with several days of pure luxury and beachside relaxation at a resort in Jimbaran Bay. Days are free for you to enjoy the spa, beach, tennis, golf, water activities, cooking school, nearby shops, and superb local seafood restaurants as you please.
Next, fly the short distance to Yogyakarta, a university town on the neighboring island of Java. Yogyakarta is renowned for its traditional arts, whitewashed villages, and proximity to Borobudur, the largest Buddhist monument in the world. Stay at the Amanjiwo, a favorite Aman resort, located in the lush hills overlooking Borobudur. With a private guide, visit Borobudur at dawn, the most magical time to visit. Another day, explore the fascinating Hindu temples of Prambanan, and visit the sultan’s palace in Yogyakarta. Other touring options include hiking in the forested hills, visiting galleries and studios of local artists and craftsmen, or taking a horse cart ride through rural villages.
Return to Bali for several days near Ubud, the cultural heart of Bali. With your private guide and driver, tour the studios of noted artists and craftsmen, visit the Monkey Forest, and explore Ubud’s most interesting museums and art galleries. Spend a day touring eastern Bali, the island’s most traditional region, visiting revered temples, royal palaces, and Balinese villages known for their high-quality weavings, silk and traditional architecture. During free time, enjoy Ubud’s many cafes and boutiques and take advantage of your resort’s spa and your private plunge pool; or book additional activities such as river rafting, mountain biking, or cooking classes.
Arrive Jimbaran Bay, Bali
Arrival transfer to resort for 3 nights
Days 2 & 3
At leisure at beach resort
Bali - Java
Flight to Yogyakarta, on Java, for 4 nights. Half-day private tour of Yogyakarta and Prambanan temples
Early morning private tour of Borobudur. Afternoon at leisure
Half-day touring options include: hiking in the hills, a horse cart ride through villages, meditation, biking or walking to nearby villages
At leisure at resort
Java - Ubud, Bali
Flight back to Bali for 4 nights in Ubud. Visit artisan studios and local villages en route
Morning private touring in Ubud. Evening Balinese dance performance
Full-day excursion to villages, palaces and temples in eastern Bali
At leisure in Ubud and at resort
Private airport transfer
Jimbaran Bay (Bali):
Four Seasons Jimbaran Bay
Four Seasons Sayan
Per person (double occupancy)
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