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Day 1 - Arrive Yogyakarta - Transfer to Magelang
Arrive at Yogyakarta International Airport.  After passing through airport formalities and retrieving your luggage you will be met by our representative holding a Red Savannah signboard at the main exit and transferred to Amanjiwo where you will spend the next three nights.  The drive will take around 1½ hours and on arrival you will be able to relax in your luxurious and spacious suite.

Overnight:  Amanjiwo in a Borobudur Suite (no meals included)

Day 2 - Borobudur
Rise early (at approximately 5:00 AM) to witness the sun rise over the world famous Borobudur temple.  This is the best time of the day to explore this fascinating Buddhist Temple, which UNESCO rightly calls one of the greatest Buddhist monuments in the world.   Rediscovered by Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles in 1814, it quickly caused a sensation among the world's scholars.  It was the Sailendra dynasty that embraced Mahayana Buddhism in the early 9th century and after 70 years,  the temple was completed in AD 830. Structurally, Borobudur is a massive pyramid that rises up from the green plains like its neighbouring volcanoes.  From its 150,000‐square‐foot base,  one has to climb up six tiers to the top. The top level is dotted with 72 small, latticework stupas, each with a statue of Buddha inside, visible through the grates.  It is estimated that over one million blocks of stone were used in the construction.

Your guide will then escort you on to nearby Mendut temple. Older than Borobudur, built around AD 800, it is located less than two miles away and is an impressive archaeological site in its own right.  Examine carvings that depict scenes from Buddhist literature along with Indian morality parables on the exterior, as well as a rare Buddha statue seated on a chair within the temple itself.

Return to the hotel for breakfast as the crowds start to arrive and spend the rest of the day at leisure to relax or explore by yourself.

Overnight:  Amanjiwo in a Borobudur Suite (Breakfast included)

Day 3 - Yogyakarta - Prambanan Temple
After breakfast your guide will collect you and take you to visit the Kraton. This is the Sultan's Palace that was built between 1756 and 1790; a splendid example of traditional Javanese court architecture. Conceived not only as the Royal residence, but built as the focal point of the entire kingdom, the palace was built as a miniature model of the Javanese‐Hindu State.  Each gateway, pavilion, courtyard, even trees and open fields ('alunalun') carry a different symbolical meaning.

Afterwards jump into a becak (Rickshaw‐pedicab) to visit the Taman Sari Complex, which is also known as the Water Castle, built in 1758 as an elaborate retreat with a two‐story mansion built on an elevated mound arising out of an artificial lake. Its impressive facilities include an underwater tunnel, sunken bathing pools, meditation chambers and 18 lavish tropical gardens. 

Finish at the beautiful 9th century Prambanan Temple.  Built by the Sanjaya Dynasty, a Hindu group thought to be political rivals to the Buddhist Sailendra rulers in the area, Prambanan is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the largest Hindu temple complex in Indonesia .  The complex was largely abandoned in the 930s following an eruption of Mt. Merapi.  Many of its 240 structures subsequently collapsed during a major earthquake in the 16th century, and they were largely forgotten by the outside world until the 19th century.  More damage was inflicted during the 2006 earthquake and although the buildings are still in various states of repair, they retain an aura of being lost in time, awaiting discovery.

Return to your hotel by mid-afternoon and relax.

Overnight:  Amanjiwo in a Borobudur Suite (Breakfast included)

Day 4 - Yogyakarta - Denpasar - Ubud
After a relaxing morning you will be transferred to Yogyakarta airport for your flight to Denpasar. 

Upon arrival in Denpasar Airport you will receive a VIP Meet & Greet whereby you will be met on entering the terminal by our representative holding a Red Savannah signboard.   He will assist you through all airport formalities and retrieve your luggage before introducing  you to your guide who will be waiting in the Arrivals Hall.  You will then be driven up to the village of Ubud, a drive of pproximately 1½ hours.  Once there, you can relax or explore the vibrant village of Ubud.

Overnight:  Como Shambala in a Terrace Villa (Breakfast included)

Days 5 - 6  - Ubud
Two full days at leisure to enjoy the superb wellness facilities at this exceptional health retreat, with plenty of time to discover Ubud's many restaurants, boutiques, shops and galleries or to wander out into the small forest or rice fields to observe the local way of life.

Overnight:  Como Shambala in a Terrace Villa (Breakfast and dinner included)

Day 7 - Ubud - Denpasar - Moyo
An early start as your guide meets you at 06h30 to drive you to the airport for your scheduled float plane to Moyo Island.  The flight time is one hour and you land in the bay directly in front of The Amanwana (weather permitting).   You will be warmly welcomed by the Amanwana team and shown to your luxurious tented accommodation where you will spend the next four nights.  If you are a keen diver there will be an opportunity to take a night dive this evening if you wish.

Overnight Amanwana in an Ocean Tent (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Days 8 - 10 - Moyo Island
Three full days to relax and enjoy all that Amanwana has to offer.   For land lubbers, the island is a nature reserve full of fabulous nature trails, waterfalls, bathing pools, flora and fauna and for those with a passion for water, Moyo offers a range of non-motorised water sports and some of the best diving in Indonesia.

Overnight Amanwana in an Ocean Tent (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 11 - Moyo Island - Denpasar - Nusa Dua
After a leisurely morning, fly back to Denpasar on the scheduled float plane from Moyo Island.  On arrival you will be met and transferred to Amanusa for your last night.

Overnight Amanusa in a Deluxe Suite (Breakfast included)

Day 12 - Nusa Dua - Denpasar - Depart
A full day at leisure until it is time to transfer to the airport and fly to Singapore to connect with your international flight home.

Overnight flight (no meals included)

Price from £6,531 / $10,449 per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room.
Upgrade to a Borobudur Pool Suite at the Amanjiwo for an extra £300 / $480 per person

 

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