Located in Sud East Asia, along the equator, the largest archipelago in the world, made up of over 17,000 islands, awaits you. Welcome to Indonesia!
Here you will literally be thrilled by its majestic volcanoes and eye-soothing green rice fields, its towering temples and age-old, ancestral rituals, its warm hospitality and the rhythm of the gamelan.
Add to that the extensive charm of its pearly white beaches and coral seas and your mental postcard is picture-perfect.
Hotels & Meals
Indonesian cuisine varies by region and is based on Chinese, European, Middle Eastern, and Indian precedents. Rice is the main staple food and is served with side dishes of meat and vegetables. Spices (notably chili), coconut milk, fish and chicken are fundamental ingredients.
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The tours in our brochures are just a few examples of travel itineraries possible. Each one can be tailored to suit your specific needs. If you want to book a specific destination or combine it with a mini-tour, we will gladly suggest a tailor-made offer. For a personalised day-by-day program please contact our destination experts.
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- All Belgian nationals travelling on a Belgian passport (children and babies included) must be in possession of an international e-passport (electronic) containing min. 1 blank page, valid for at least 6 months at the date of arrival. No visa required for tourism purposes not exceeding a non-extendable 30-day stay if the country is entered and exited by one of the following international air or sea ports: Soekarno Hatta-Jakarta, Ngurah Rai International Airport-Bali, Kualanamu International Airport-Medan, Juanda International Airport-Surabaya, Hang Nadm International Airport-Batam, Sri Bintan Pura Seaport-Tanjung Pinang, Batam Center Seaport-Batam, Sekupang Seaport-Batam, Tanjung Uban Seaport-Tanjuung Uban. Please check for the latest updates on travel advice and documents on http://embassyofindonesia.eu
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Java: + 6h (winter), + 5h (summer)
Bali, Lombok & Sulawesi +7h (winter), +6h (summer)
Indonesian Roupie; 1000 IDR = 0,06 EUR (31/10/2018)
Cash euros can be exchanged at most places. Credit cards are widely accepted as form of payment and ATMs are readily available.
Tipping is important and customary as it forms an integral part of the wages. Foresee €3/pers./day for your guide and driver and adapt according to courtesy.
During the rainy season from October to April you can expect a usually short but heavy shower a day.
Average Temperature (in °C):
Yogyakarta: a very pleasant town and ideal base to visit Prambanan and Borobodur
Balanced mix of nature (volcanoes), culture (temples) and fun (beaches)
Explore the Gili islands, a mere 45 min. by speedboat
Discover the age-old Batak culture
Spot urang-utangs in the jungle
Explore the unique funeral rites and sites of the Toraja
- Komodo & Rinca
Photograph them in the wild
- All themes (14)
- Individual (13)
- Nature (7)
- Best of (5)
- Adventure (4)
- Culture (10)
- Beach (2)
- Family (2)
Best of Bali @ Mathis
- (Amed - foreseen May 2019)
Behind the Mathis concept you will find a Belgian couple whose dedication is to create boutique hotels with character in natural, unique and romantic settings.
Spend seven days in refined luxury and romance. In Villa Mathis and Mathis Retreat you stay in the middle of nature, a stone's throw from trendy Seminyak and culture center Ubud. Ideal to explore Bali's island of gods and return to the serenity of your serene 'home' in the evening. You stay 3 nights in each Mathis.
From May 2019 (planned date) the Mathis Lodge opens in Amed. From then on, the stay will be 3x 2 nights instead of 2x 3 nights in these three wondrous places. Hence the double day-to-day program. After all, we want you to immediately discover the last offspring and region around it.
- 7 days
Best of Java - Deluxe
- Bromo Volcano
This tropical island in the Indonesian archipelago, just west of Bali, has many (f)aces. Often the extraordinary, world famous temples of Borobudur and Prambanan take the lion's share of attention, but nature in and around the Bromo volcano is simple unforgettable. A year-round magnificent destination.
- 7 days
Best of Java and Bali
- Solo & Kediri
- Taman di Blayu
This trip invites you to explore all the highlights of East Java and the island of Bali. For a complete immersion in Javanese culture there's nothing like Yogyakarta, located a stone's throw from the sites of Prambanan and Borobudur. Across the breathtaking landscapes of East Java constituted by rice paddies, mountains and plantations you set eyes on the Bromo volcano, an experience which is bound to be engraved in your memory! In Bali you combine luxury and authenticity in the form of a stay at some of the most beautiful places of Bali. You reside at beautiful, man-sized boutique hotels and visit the most sumptuous temples, go snorkeling and admire the beautiful landscapes of the interior on the Island of Gods.
- 13 days
- South Bali
- Northwest Bali
- Ubud province
Experience a combination of luxury and authenticity by staying in amazingly located boutique hotels famous for their friendly and attentive, personalized service. During this trip you will stay 2 nights at every location. All excursions are planned during your private transfers from one resort to the other. This leaves you a full day of rest and leisure to enjoy the hotel and its surroundings.
- 7 days
Extension Jogyakarta Only
Submerge yourself in the Javanese culture at the world-known sites of Prambanan- and Borobudur. Drive through the magnificent scenery of eastern Java with its typical and photogenic rice terraces, mountains and plantations and watch the sun rise from atop the Bromo volcano. This trip is bound to become a memory you will cherish forever.
- 4 days
Extension Komodo & Rinca
It is clear to see why the gigantic prehistoric inhabitants of the islands of Komodo and Rinca have been named 'dragons'. These protected mega-size lizards can grow up to 3 meters long. It's definitely worth the effort to go and explore Flores and to meet these famous creatures in person. Mindboggling...
- 3 days
- Flights Included
Do you dream to spend at least one romantic night in a hut on a white coral beach on bounty island ever? The island paradise of Lembongan will make your dream come true. Its small traditional huts on stilts await your visit! The small island of Lembongan is situated to the south west of Bali and besides the cultivation of seaweed, tourism is its main source of income. After the day tourists have left, the island is all yours. Welcome to paradise!
- 2 days
Extension Sang Giri Glamping
- The Giri
Are you looking for a unique experience that is and exclusive and affordable and unforgettable all at once? Look no further! Nestled among the beautiful rice terraces of- by UNESCO protected- Jatiluwih, lies the brand-new luxury tent camp, The Giri. And that were you will reside in a luxury tent surrounded by rice paddies, primary forest, hot springs, ancient temples and a stunning fauna and flora.The unforgettable views of Bali's volcanoes are courtesy of the tented camp.
- 3 days
- Punak Lakawan
- Kete Kesu
Rantepao is your base from which all your excursions with driver and guide around the island start. At your own pace you can enjoy the stunning mountain scenery, marvel at the unique Toraja-architecture and stand in awe at the rock graves and tau-tau puppets. You may attend funeral ceremonies and get acquainted with daily life and chores of these extraordinary people and their unique culture and lore.
- 4 days
Gili & Nusa
- Gili Trawangan
- Nusa Lembogan
Is there anything that speaks more to our imagination than exotic islands, deserted white sandy beaches, colourful coral, sea craters and clear turquoise-coloured seascapes? Hardly. That’s why this tour takes you hopping from island to island in-between Lombok and Bali (or vice verse). All is prearranged, all you have to do is go for it and enjoy!
- 7 days
Java from A to Z
- Dieng plateau
Explore Java at total liberty and travel from one WOW moment to the next... Java's spectacular train trips, impressive volcanoes, colonial cities, mysterious Hindu and Buddhist sites, tropical beaches... await your visit. Go and explore Java's many gems. An exhaustive list of magic memories to be cherished long after your return.
- 11 days
Menjangan Dynasty Resort
- Menjangan Island
Dynasty tented camp is a fully-fledged resort and spoils you with amenities such as a beach club, spa and a water sports center. So if you're keen on the idea of staying in a luxury tent and you like to fill your days with activities, that the Dynasty Resort is your thing. The beautiful surroundings, the proximity of the Menjangan island and the luxury tents offer an unforgettable glamping experience in Bali.
- 3 days
- Samsosir Island
- Bukit Lawang
On Sumatra, one of the largest islands in the world, you will discover the remnants of its ancient Batak culture which still lives on today especially around Lake Toba. The jungle invites you to get acquainted with its typical and lush fauna and flora ... and its playful orangutans!
- 6 days
Three Faces Of Bali @ Alila
- South-West Bali
This unique and luxurious journey is dedicated to nature, gastronomy, peacefulness and well-being. You reside in 3 luxurious Alila resorts, a chain which is renowned for its mindful choice of location, design and luxury in harmony with nature and local culture. Add to this service and outstanding hospitality and you know you are in for a memorable stay.
- 8 days