Sumatra is the most western island of Indonesia and considered by many to be the most interesting and diverse in the archipelago. The island boasts a huge natural diversity; dense jungle and giant crater lakes, rivers, waterfalls and towering volcanoes. Sumatra is also home to several different ethnic groups like the once legendary head hunters and cannibals on Samosir, and the colourful Minangkabau tribe in Bukittinggi.
Endless tea plantations, smoking volcanoes, bright rice paddies, and historic colonial cities. That’s what you can expect to encounter on your journey across Java from Jakarta in the west to Kalibaru in the far east. You’ll travel across Java by private car with your own driver, giving you plenty of flexibility. This way you can set your own pace, stopping wherever and whenever you want.
Bali is full of surprises. You’ll be astounded by the the infinite shades of green and the fantastically rich culture and religion. During your trip, you can sleep amidst green rice paddies, climb Mount Agung, visit traditional villages and explore the lesser-known interior of this fascinating island. The Balinese people have refined taste in architecture and design and you’ll notice this in the tastefully decorated cottages, outdoor bathrooms, charming interiors and exotic gardens.
Lombok is the most popular of the islands, but it has still managed to retain a relaxed atmosphere. At Sekotong you’ll find long white beaches and sparkling blue seas, also plentiful on the castaway Gili Islands. Further inland, world-famous Indonesia pottery is made by traditional means (without a potter’s wheel) in three small villages. Flores has yet to be discovered by mass tourism, and the hilly countryside is home to several ethnic groups that still live by ancient means.