Islands in the Sun

9 days from £1,345pp

Ready to take in the best of Indonesia? Starting off in Ubud, this unforgettable trip will whisk you through sacred temples, monkey forests and traditional markets, before an experience in Senggigi, where rainforests and secluded beaches await. 

Spread across nine days, this magical Indonesia adventure comprises two luxury resorts, where you'll have the chance to kick back and relax between activities and islet-hopping. Particular highlights of this trip include a walking tour around Ubud's famous landmarks, a cycling tour around Jatiluwih's rice paddies and a tour with a local outrigger, who'll hop you between the three Gili Islands, where you can swim, snorkel and explore exotic fish and colourful reefs. This memorable trip finishes with a trek through the rainforest to discover mesmerising waterfalls and a relaxing day at the hotel to spend at your leisure, leaving you with a satisfying taste of Indonesia's best offerings.

Highlights

  • Take in Sendang Gile waterfall

  • Visit the Sacred Monkey Forest

  • Cycle around Jatiluwih's terraced rice paddies

  • Trek Senaru rainforest to find Tiu Kelep Waterfall

  • Swim and snorkel around the idyllic Gili Islands

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An extraordinary moment from my time in Indonesia was watching the sunrise at Ijen after a big climb up (and even down into!) the volcano. The country has stunning scenery and wildlife, from smoking volcanoes to fantastic dive sites, Komodo dragons and cheeky orangutans.

Islands in the Sun

9 days from £1,345pp

Itinerary

This exciting trip to Indonesia includes international flights, a private car and driver, excursions, accommodation, breakfasts and some lunches and dinners.

From the first conversation until you arrive home from your holiday, you’ll be looked after by one of our Travel Designers who has travelled extensively in the region and will give advice from their personal experience on how to make the most out of your trip. All of our trips are entirely bespoke and we will continually refine your itinerary until it’s perfect.

Day

Location

Type

1-4

Ubud

Activity & Adventure

After touching down in Denpasar, you'll be met by a private guide and driver who'll transfer you to the idyllic Sankara Resort, where you'll spend three unforgettable nights. Recharge your batteries with a restful first night's stay and enjoy a half-day excursion around Ubud the next day; highlights of which include a visit to the Sacred Monkey Forest, where long-tailed macaques call home, and a guided walking tour around the town centre. Here, you'll have the chance to visit famous landmarks including the Saraswati Temple (a temple dedicated to the Goddess of Wisdom, Art and Knowledge), Puri Saren Ubud Palace and Ubud traditional market, before being transferred back to the hotel where you can enjoy the rest of your day at your leisure. 

On day 4 of your trip, you'll embark on a cycling tour of the terraced rice paddies in Jatiluwih village, taking in the mesmerising views over a fresh lunch before being driven across to Tegenungan waterfall, a beautiful hidden waterfall with cascading refreshing water. Take a snap, as this is one sight you'll want to remember.

Things to do

5-9

Senggigi

Beach + Activity & Adventure

Make the most of your last morning in Ubud as afterwards, you'll be privately chauffeured across to Padang Bai port, where an express boat will take you across to Teluk Kode port in Lombok. Upon arrival, you'll be directly transferred to the Katamaran Resort in Senggigi, where you'll have the afternoon to settle in and spend at your leisure. The next morning, prepare for a day of blissful slights as a local outrigger will be taking you around the three idyllic atolls known as the Gili Islands. Each Gili has something exceptional to offer; with Gili Air being the closest to the mainland, Gili Trawangan being the largest and most developed, and Gili Meno being the quietest and smallest of the bunch. With a population of 500, Gili Meno is particularly perfect for honeymooners thanks to its secluded white beaches and crystal clear waters. Snorkel and swim around the three different islets (we'll provide the snorkelling equipment) to explore its tropical fish and colourful coral reefs, before returning to the hotel and spending the evening as you wish. 

On day 7, you'll be chauffeured through coastal villages towards Senaru, neatly nestled between Mount Rinjani and the jungle's edge. Sitting 400 metres above sea level, Senaru offers a cooler climate as well as incredible views of majestic ocean scenery to the west and a spectacular volcano peak to the south. Trek for 30 minutes through its rainforest to find Tiu Kelep waterfall and the neighbouring Sendang Gile waterfall, a spectacular natural beauty that sits 600 metres above sea level and pours refreshing water believed to come from the 'fountain of youth'. Take a stimulating dip in the fresh waters before enjoying lunch at a local restaurant. 

On the final day of your trip, you'll be able to spend the day at your leisure at your beautiful beach-front hotel. Why not indulge in a pampering spa or massage treatment (at an additional charge) or enjoy a memorable yoga class in its scenic grounds? Alternatively, book in for a cooking class with the resident talented chef. 

The next day you'll fly home from Senggigi, feeling refreshed and revived after an unforgettable trip.

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