Indonesia

Indonesia is a sovereign state in Southeast Asia and oceania, sharing land borders with papua New Guinea, East Timor and Malaysia. It is the world’s largest equatorial archipelago comprising 17,000 islands and is home to tigers, komodo dragons and orang-utans. It has some of the best surfing and white-sand beaches in Asia, a colourful culture and a mélange of ethnicities with rich traditions. There’s something for every interest in Indonesia!

COUNTRY INFORMATION

Capital : Jakarta
Official Language : Bahasa Indonesia
Government : Republic
Currency : Rupiah
Time Difference : Indonesia is 2 hours 30 minutes ahead of India
Best Time to Visit : May to September

TEMPLES & GITGIT WATERFALL AT NORTHERN BALI

Drive through countryside to the Ulun Danu Temple on the shores of picturesque Lake Bratan, with the magnificent Mount Batur (1239m) towering in the background. This Shivaite temple is the second most important temple after Bali’s mother temple, pura Besakih. Drive to Gitgit Waterfall and enjoy lunch at lovina Beach.

PERFORMANCE & VISIT TRADITIONAL BALINESE HOUSE

Visit Batubulan village to see a Barong Dance performance and visit a traditional Balinese house compound. Visit Celuk, a village known for its gold and silversmiths, Mas, a woodcarving center and Ubud, well known its traditional paintings. Drive to the mountain at Kintamani, to enjoy the spectacular view of Batur volcano. Have lunch (not included) at a local restaurant. See the stunning sunset at Tanah lot Temple by the sea.

REEF CRUISE AT LEMBONGAN ISLAND

Enjoy a full day on the luxury Bali Hai II catamaran moored alongside a purposebuilt pontoon in peaceful lembongan Bay. See the island’s exotic marine life and colorful corals from the semi-submersible coral viewer. Go snorkeling or enjoy unlimited banana boat rides, a cultural tour of the island or the exciting 35 m waterslide. Feast on a delicious buffet served in air-conditioned comfort.

DOLPHIN WATCHING TOUR

After your hotel pick up, drive to Tanjung Benoa to board your boat and sail to the dolphin spot point to see dolphins frolicking in blue waters. Enjoy optional refreshments and optional water sports.

EVENING CRUISE TOWARDS NUSA DUA WITH DINNER & LIVE MUSIC

Enjoy a champagne cocktail and canapes in the Marina garden and board the Aristocat, a 64ft sailing catamaran, to the sound of live music. Sail towards Nusa Dua for a memorable evening of fine dining and entertainment.

HIGHLIGHTS O JAKARTA

Drive through the bustling city, past important landmarks and visit National Museum, the finest in S. E. Asia, to see the world’s most complete collection Chinese porcelain. Visit Sunda Kelapa Harbor and Beautiful Indonesia in Miniature park, displaying diverse aspects Indonesia’s 27 different regions. In the Museum of Indonesia see a collection of artifacts and handicrafts.

FULL DAY BANDUNG TOUR

Leave for Bandung, the capital of West Java and Indonesia’s 3rd largest city. In colonial times, it was known as the “Paris of Java” because of its European ambience. Bandung shares with Miami a fine legacy of Tropical Deco 1920s architecture. Visit the rim of Tangkuban perahu Volcano and see the bubbling mud and sulphur below. Visit the nearby Ciater Hot Springs and Thermal Spa. After lunch at a local restaurant, go shopping at a textile outlet.

BINTAN ELEPHANT PARK

Home to seven Sumatran elephants, Bintan Elephant park offers a wonderful interactive adventure! Take an elephant ride into the forest. Feed the elephants. or simply sit back and enjoy our elephant show.

ENJOY ADVENTURE TREK AT BINTAN

Challenge the 340-metre high mountain of Gunung Bintan and enjoy breathtaking panoramic views from the summit. Trek through Bintan’s rainforest and see the giant trees which are more than 40 metres tall. Catch at glimpse of rare animals like the Silver leaf Monkey, Sun Birds, eagles and many more. Step under the waterfall and receive a shower of blessings according to local tradition.

MANGROVE DISCOVERY TOUR

Experience the beauty and mystery of nature with the awardwinning Bintan Mangrove Discovery Tour. Discover the flora and fauna of the mangrove. For a totally magical and out of this world experience, take a night mangrove tour and ride into a mesmerizing blanket of glowing fireflies.

SANTA MARIA CAVE

The Santa Maria Cave was built in 18th century by a Dutch pastor. on every Sundays, devotees flock here and sing songs of praise while enjoying a short get-together with the community.

PASER OLEH – OLEH

The Bintan resort’s very own market of gifts, pasar oleh-oleh is a cluster of Indonesian-style huts offering local Indonesian delicacies like Keropok (prawn or fish crackers), Emping (Belinjo crackers) and packets of dried seafood such as Ikan Bilis (anchovies), scallops and shrimps. A must-buy is the Kueh Lapis – a spongy and sweet square-shaped Indonesian cake baked to a layered perfection.

SURABAYA DISCOVERY TOUR

Surabaya is the 2nd largest city of Indonesia. See the Submarine Monument, Kayoon Flower Garden Market and the Joko Dolog Statue, built in 1289 to honor King Kertanegara of the Singosari Dynasti. Visit the Dutch colonial style House of Sampoerna, owned by one of the biggest cigarette clove factories. It is now a museum. Visit the cigarette factory behind to see the process of making cigarette cloves by hand. See the famous Komodo Dragon, the world’s largest lizard at Surabaya Zoo.

BROMO SUNSET & SAFARI PARK

Drive to the Taman Safari park blessed with tropical mountain views and an amazing collection of more than 1000 wildlife species, including 150 endangered ones like the Komodo Dragon and European Bison. Explore the park by vehicle. Drive to Cemorolawang village and continue on horseback to Mt. Bromo. Climb 247 concrete steps to the rim of the crater and watch a spectacular sunset.

LOMBOK CITY TOUR

Lombok Island lies east of Bali. Visit historical highlights like the. 1714 Mayura floating palace, the Meru Temple the biggest Hindu temple, and Narmada Water palace with a miniature of Mt. rinjani. Visit the oldest temple of lingsar with its unique history and taste the traditional food of Lombok.

YOGYAKARTA CITY TOUR

Visit “Kraton”, the magnificent palace of the Sultan, Tamansari (Water Castle) and then a traditional batik workshop to see batk being woven. Visit Kotagede – the original home of Yogya’s silverware.