Java, Kura Kura & Ubud: A Cultural Odyssey in Indonesia

This 11 night trip will see you traverse the ruggedly beautiful and zen-like island of Java, stop off on the idyllic private island and indulge in total luxury and relaxation in Bali. Embark on this captivating experience to discover the mystical hills of Ubud, slip back to ancient times at the Borobudur Temple compounds and unwind on the gilded sands of Kura Kura resort.

Ancient history in Java

In our eyes Java is one of the most peaceful spots in the world, with the added draw of fascinating ancient history and intriguing culture. Spend three nights at Amanjiwo; inspired by the ancient temples in the Amanjiwo Valley, this luxurious hideaway is spectacular yet still remains spiritual and true to its striking surroundings.

Make the most of your time here and discover the ancient history of this magical island with a private sunrise tour of the incredible Borobudur temple before it even opens to the public. Climb to the top to witness the sun rising over the volcanoes in the distance (what a way to start your day). Watching the deep purple and orange haze of the sun cast across the land as the fog and mist rolls through the valley below is a truly eerie yet awe inspiring experience.

Add an injection of culture to your Java time with a tour of the Batik Factory in Penang, which has been manufacturing these traditional cloths for more than a generation.

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Hit the beach

After the joys of Java we’ll take you to the untouched, powdery sands of the Karimunjawa Archipelago (still unknown to most), where you can indulge in some serious beach bum time at the luxury Kura Kura resort. Spend five nights in this exceptional resort, nestled in the midst of the Archipelago. Take the opportunity to visit and enjoy the rare beauty of the surrounding islands and to add a touch of adventure to your beach time try a spot of diving or snorkelling in the glistening island waters. Or why not set sail on a private sunset cruise?…the perfect end to a day of paradisiacal island living. For true adventurers looking to experience life as a castaway, set sail to the resorts remote desert island of Krakal. Located only a short journey away from the main resort, intrepid, would-be Robinson Crusoes can stay overnight in barefoot luxury without electricity surrounded by the pristine sounds of nature.

Peace in the paddy fields

Next, we’ll whisk you away to inland Bali and the dramatic highlands of Ubud, straight into your bolthole for the next three nights; the Hanging Gardens Resort. This honestly needs to be seen (and stayed in) to be believed. The stunning location in a mystical mountain valley may well have you drooling at the prospect of an extended stay here. Your spacious villa, perched high on the edge of the hillside, provides a blend of comfort and cutting edge modernity. The wow factor is everywhere here from your in-room infinity edged swimming pool to your glass walled sleeping pagoda to your view overlooking the confluence of the two Wos Rivers. Ubud, meaning medicine in Indonesian, is sure to soothe your soul and excite your senses. Take the opportunity to become an expert cook with a bespoke cooking lesson from one of the on-site head chefs who will gently guide you through the ins and outs of Indonesian cookery. If you don’t fancy the heat of the kitchen then how about a cycling tour to Mt. Batur or a trip to the paddy fields to mingle with the locals? For a truly unique experience, spend an evening enjoying a private dinner in the ancient temple nestled in the jungle below. The perfect ending to your Indo adventure.