Begin your Indonesian journey in the relatively small but bustling city of Yogyakarta on the Indonesian island of Java. With approximately a half a million inhabitants, and the stepping-off point for some of Indonesia's most important and impressive historical sites, the city has a lot to offer with its historical monuments, colonial buildings, beaches, markets, cultural activities, and opportunities aplenty to engage with the locals as they go about daily life.
Not far from Yogyakarta, is Borobudur, one of the largest Buddhist monuments in the world. Built in the 8th-century, it ranks with Bagan in Myanmar and Angkor Wat in Cambodia as one of the great archeological sites of Asia, if not in the world. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Borobudur is an easy day trip from Yogyakarta and is breathtaking at any time, but never more so than at sunrise and sunset. Nearby is Prambanan, another UNESCO World Heritage Site; a vast and impressive temple complex, home to some 224 individual Hindu temples.
Just an hour's flight from Yogyakarta is the island of Bali. Once a bohemian hideaway, Bali, now known the world over, still evokes an exotic sensation and an undeniable allure. It's most certainly on everyone's bucket list, and it is no wonder why. With an unrivaled combination of stunning beaches, majestic volcanoes, hillsides rich with verdant rice terraces, and ancient grand temples, Bali is surely worthy of its nickname, "Island of the Gods." Add the welcoming and cheerful nature of the Balinese themselves and you very well could have paradise on earth.
It is said that Bali is one island but many destinations, and we couldn't agree more! But, Bali is just the beginning of all that awaits your discovery in the wonderful country of Indonesia.
HIGHLIGHTS: Visit Borobudur, one of the largest Buddhist monuments in the world * See UNESCO World Heritage-listed Prambanan’s 224 Hindu temples * Take a cycling tour through Yogyakarta’s verdant countryside * Climb into a Volkswagen 181 convertible for a memorable day tour of Bali * Visit the home of the Balinese World-Musician, Gus Teja * Wander through the UNESCO World Heritage-listed rice fields of Jatiluwih * See Bali’s natural beauty under the water on a private snorkeling trip
Departs: Any Day
Price is from $7,895 per person based on double occupancy, and is subject to change based on seasonality, the number of persons traveling, and hotels and room categories selected by Guests.
Intra Tour Air: $175 per person
The Evolved Traveler donates a portion of proceeds from all land journeys through our Give Back program.
The give back from this journey is:
- 80 trees will be planted in reforestation efforts in each guest's name through our partnership with Carbonfund.Org
- An $80 donation will be made in each guest's name to Global Wildlife Conservation
- A $240 donation will be donated in each guest's name to one of the charity partners of your choice. You can find the list of our charity partners here: