Multi-Day Tour | Independent, Private

Borneo & Beyond (10 days)

Remote Lands, Inc

Jakarta, Indonesia To Borobudur, Indonesia

Valid for Departures Now Through: 30 Apr 2018


Day 1
Jakarta, Indonesia
Ritz Carlton Jakarta Dinner

You'll start your 10-day journey in Indonesia's frenetic capital, Jakarta. After being greeted at the airport, you'll be chauffeur-driven to your luxury hotel. Jakarta is a cosmopolitan city with plenty of great accommodation options  – we recommend the luxurious Ritz-Carlton or the elegant and historic Dharmawangsa Hotel. After check-in, enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure - shopping and fine dining are two popular activities in Jakarta.

Day 2
Tanjung, Indonesia
Rimba Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Begin the day early with gourmet breakfast at your luxury hotel before being transferred to the airport for your flight to the island of Borneo. You'll touch down in the riverside town of Pangkalan Bun, where you'll be greeted by your guide and transferred to Kumai, 20 minutes away. Here, you'll join a live-aboard boat, where you can relax and enjoy lunch as you make your way along the Sekonyer River to Rimba Lodge, your accommodation for the night. After you've checked in, you'll join a short afternoon expedition along the river, on the lookout for proboscis monkeys, crocodiles and water lizards. Many species of birds fly through the branches of Borneo's jungles, and if you're lucky you'll see its most famous – the hornbill, with its distinctive orange beak. Return to the lodge in time for dinner.

Day 3
Tanjung, Indonesia
Rimba Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

One of the greatest experiences of any Borneo excursion is coming face to face with an orangutan. Today you'll do just that, meeting these gentle animals at Camp Leakey orangutan foundation located in Tanjung Puting Reserve. Camp Leakey is a leisurely 2.5-hour cruise along the Sekonyer River, past the mangroves of Black River, giving you another chance to spot local wildlife. At Camp Leakey, you'll have the unique opportunity to observe and feed the orangutans, meeting the sanctuary's resident dominant male, Tom. You'll return to the boat for lunch, cruising onward to Tanjung Harapan Village. Here, you'll explore the Malayan and Semi Dayak settlements, where you can buy traditional Dayak handicrafts. After that, it's on to Tanjung Harapan rehabilitation camp, where you'll meet up with a ranger and see orangutans being prepared for their release back into the wild. Return to Rimba Lodge for the night.

Day 4
Kura Kura Resort Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

You'll leave the lodge early today to make your flight to Semarang. Upon arrival, you'll be met by a guide and escorted to your connecting flight to Karimun Jawa, 40 minutes away. In Karimun Jawa you'll board a speedboat and make the 45-minute trip to Kura Kura Resort on the idyllic island of Menjawakan. Kura Kura means "sea turtle" in Bahasa Indonesia, so-named after the turtles that used to lay their eggs in the sand nearby. After a period of absence, the turtles have returned and the resort has built a sanctuary for the babies where they can grow until they're old enough to be released into the sea. Enjoy a romantic dinner at Kura Kura, which serves up a variety of cuisines, including fresh seafood, authentic Indonesian and Mediterranean.

Day 5
Kura Kura Resort Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Enjoy two days at your leisure at Kuru Kuru Resort, swimming in the beachfront pool, lazing on white sands, diving nearby reefs, and kayaking around the calm waters of the lagoon. The Karimunjawa Archipelago offers a wide selection of world-class diving sites, with wrecks, fringing reefs and barrier reefs within close range of Menjawakan Island.

Day 6
Kura Kura Resort Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Enjoy more beach time today, or some beach lounging under the tropical sun. Alternatively, you may choose to spend your time enjoying cocktails on your patio. Accommodation at Kuru Kuru Resort is stylish and luxurious, offering rooms equipped with all modern conveniences – many with their own private pool.

Day 7
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Amanjiwo Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

You'll depart Kura Kura Resort after breakfast today, taking the speedboat back to Karimun Jawa. From there, you'll fly to Semarang – a flight of just 40 minutes – where you'll be greeted by your guide and escorted to your beautiful accomodation at the Hotel Tentrem in Yogyakarta. The three-hour drive across Central Java provides beautiful scenery as you wind between the lush green hillsides of active volcanoes. Once at the Hotel Tentrem, rest and reshen up before going to see the Prambanan Hindu shrine. This intricately carved 9th-century structure bears stone reliefs that tell the story of Ramayana, an epic poem that acts as an allegory for ancient Hindu teachings. After seeing the Ramayana carvings in person, you'll be treated to a dance performance interpreting their meaning. Enjoy dinner as you watch the show in the garden restaurant of Purawisata. In the evening, head back to the Hotel Tentrem and enjoy some of their amenities, which include an art gallery, tennis courts, a swimming pool, and their Gahara Spa and Fitness Center.

Day 8
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Amanjiwo Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today you'll enjoy some sightseeing throughout Yogyakarta, starting with the Kraton Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat – the Sultan's palace, a living museum showcasing Javanese culture. Built between 1756 and 1790, the kraton's design replicates the Javanese-Hindu Kingdom, with each architectural feature representing a different mythical location. Next, you'll go to Taman Sari Complex – also known as the Water Castle – an 18th-century royal garden retreat with an artificial lake. Remarkable architectural features here include an underwater tunnel, sunken bathing pools and meditation chambers.

Day 9
Borobudur, Indonesia
Amanjiwo Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This morning, you will leave Yogyakarta for Borobudur, an approximate 75-minute drive. Today, you'll visit Borobudur's most famous landmark – the Borobudur Mahayana Buddhist Temple. This beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site was constructed in the 9th-century, and seeing the sunrise here is a profoundly spiritual experience. A private guide will walk you through the temple grounds, explaining the myths carved into its stone reliefs. Today, you'll also visit Mendut Temple in Candirejo Village, home to a large Buddha Sakyamuni statue. This evening, we recommend that you stay at either the stunning Amanjiwo or the eco-friendly Plataran Borobudur.

Day 10
Borobudur, Indonesia
None Breakfast

Enjoy a hearty breakfast at your hotel this morning before being transferred by private vehicle to the airport for your departing flight.

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VIP Arrival

The following VIP services are complimentary for all Virtuoso guests upon arrival at participating airports.

  • Meet and greet as you disembark the aircraft
  • Luggage assistance
  • Escort through immigration and customs formalities
  • Escort to your private guide

Further services may be available, contingent upon individual airport regulations. Please enquire for further details.

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This 10-day adventure brings you deep into Indonesian Borneo, the gorgeous natural habitat of colorful wildlife such as orangutans, hornbills and proboscis monkeys. When you’re not cruising through mangroves and rainforests, you'll be exploring some of the most prolific spiritual and historical sites in Yogyakarta, including ancient Hindu and Buddhist. You'll also enjoy downtime in the spectacular Karimunjawa Archipelago, where you'll have free time to dive local reefs and wrecks, and swim in the sparkling Java Sea.


Cruising along the Sekonyer River, spotting monkeys and tropical birds in Borneo's virgin rainforest

Visits to orangutan rehabilitation centers, where you can get close to these beautiful creatures

Diving, swimming and turtle-watching at a luxurious beach resort in Karimunjawa Archipelago

Borobudur Buddhist Temple and Prambanan Hindu shrine – two of Java's most spiritual sites


About Us

Remote Lands is the world’s foremost ultra-luxe bespoke travel designer focused exclusively on Asia. We provide the very finest that Asia has to offer, from pool villas and private jets to unique experiences within far-flung cultures off the beaten path. Our attention to detail, personalized service, creativity and deep knowledge of Asia set us apart.

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  • Fully refundable, less a 15% of total trip price cancellation fee, if cancelled 91 days or more before departure, subject to the refund policies of each hotel, airline and other vendor
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By: Squash1

Reviewed on: 30 Jan 2013

excellent at making sure everything is taken care of...personal cell phone contact appreciated and very customized orientation...also very nice
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Bush

Excellent package

By: Mike53-Birmingham

Reviewed on: 27 Nov 2013

Shangri La Rasa Ria Resort in Kota Kinabalu was fantastic as was the Kinabatangan River Resort. Raimie our guide was first-rate!
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Barth