An incredible introduction to the wonders of Indonesia, this tour will immerse you in fascinating cultures, and showcase magnificent nature. There’s also plenty of options to extend your adventure and feel like a true explorer again!
Discover Java, an island bursting with fascinating traditions that have remained strong through the ages, before journeying to the island of Flores, gateway to Komodo National Park, where you’ll embark on an adventure in search of the infamous Komodo Dragon.
- Spot legendary Komodo dragons
- Taste the culinary delights of Yogyakarta
- Marvel at Borobudur sunrise
- Discover the heritage Laweyan batik village
- Explore the Bromo volcano by Jeep
- Be inspired by Flores beauty
- Cruise to Kelor and Rinca Islands
- Swim at the beautiful Pink beach
- Return international economy flights, taxes and current fuel surcharges (unless a land only option is selected)
- All accommodation
- All meals
- All sightseeing and entrance fees
- All transportation and transfers
- English speaking National Escort (if your group is 10 or more passengers) or Local Guides
- Visa fees for UK and EU passport holders
- Specialist advice from our experienced travel consultants ▪
- Comprehensive travel guides
Days 1-2: Fly to Yogyakarta
Fly overnight to Yogyakarta, the cultural and historical heart of Java. The rest of the day is free to spend as you wish.
Day 3: Explore Yogyakarta
Today, visit the Sultan's Palace and Taman Sari Water Castle. Later, learn about the art of leather shadow puppet making, a traditional craft, before a stroll through the Beringharjo market. This evening, dine in a Javanese house with a local family.
Day 4: Yogyakarta's Hidden Corners
Explore the hidden sights of the city, visiting a Buddhist vihara, a traditional 1,300-year-old medicine shop and the Puro Pakualaman, the palace of the princely state of Pakualaman.
Day 5: Historic Kotagede
A dazzling day of culture starts by exploring the historical neighbourhood of Kotagede by becak. Here you’ll see the thriving silver industry and visit traditional Javanese houses including an eclectic Kalang house, as well as Pasar Legi, a Javanese market.
Day 6: Borobudur Sunrise
Get up early for a magical sunrise at the enigmatic Borobudur, a 1,200-year-old temple, said to be the largest Buddhist structure on earth, set picturesquely amongst tropical foliage.
Day 7: Travel to Solo
Transfer to Solo. Stop en route to explore the spectacular Turgo Hills by jeep, driving up to a viewpoint where you can admire a panorama of the surrounding area, including Mount Merapi.
Day 8: Uncover Solo
An epicentre of Javanese culture, the city of Solo gives a wonderfully authentic glimpse of traditional island life. Explore the streets on a becak ride, stopping off at Triwindu market to browse the antiques.
Day 9: Train to Jombang
At Solo station, board the train to Jombang, taking a scenic ride through the countryside into East Java. On arrival, transfer over to Bromo. Set in the steep hills of the Tengger Valley, you will be staying at the foot of spectacular Tengger massif, and the famous Mt Bromo.
Day 10: Sunrise over Mt. Bromo
Rise early and ascend to Gunung Penanjakan by jeep for an epic sunrise over Bromo and the surrounding area. Journey across the Sea of Sand, a nature reserve, to Bromo itself where you can climb the 245 steps up to the rim to peer down into the crater.
Day 11: Travel to Surabaya
Drive to Surabaya, East Java’s capital. Visit the quirky House of Sampoerna, a cigarette factory housed in an old Dutch colonial building with a fascinating museum.
Day 12: Venture to Flores
Transfer back to Yogyakarta and fly to the island of Flores, a lush tropical island and the gateway to Komodo National Park.
Day 13: Komodo National Park
Enjoy a full day boat trip to Komodo National Park. On Komodo Island, walk to Banunggulung river bed with a park ranger; keep your camera at the ready as you hunt for gigantic Komodo dragons and enjoy the unusual nature of the island. Later you’ll be able to swim and snorkel at gorgeous Pink Beach and paradisiacal Kanawa Island.
Day 14: Kelor and Rinca islands
A second full day adventure to Komodo National Park, includes visits to Kelor and Rinca islands, two of the many tropical gems dotting the area. Head out on foot with a local ranger in search of Komodo dragons, tropical birds, buffalo, deer and pigs.
Day 15: Fly to Bali
After a morning at leisure, transfer to the airport and fly to Bali where you’ll spend the night close to the beach in Denpasar.
Day 16: Fly Bali to UK
Fly to the UK, arriving home the same or following day.
Go Beyond Tours
Venture off the beaten track to explore fascinating destinations away from the tourist trail. You will discover the local culture in depth and see sights rarely witnessed by other travellers. These tours take you away from the comforts of home but will reward you with the experiences of a lifetime. These tours include:
- Walking through classic sites
- Unique cultural experiences and encounters
- Off the beaten track destinations
Your accommodation is selected for convenience of location, comfort or character, and can range from a business hotel in one city to a family run guesthouse in a smaller town. In more remote areas, accommodation may be of a lower standard and may not have all western amenities.
Coaches: Coaches with air conditioning are used on our group tours for city sightseeing, short excursions to the countryside and longer transfers where necessary. However, mini buses may be used for smaller groups (under 10 passengers).
Planes: Internal flights are based on economy class, with reputable airlines.
Most of our groups consist of 10 travellers or more and will be accompanied by a national escort. There will usually be no more than 20 travellers in each group although you may encounter other Wendy Wu tour groups while you are travelling.
Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don't include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment's notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote.
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