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Whatever the excursion, or whatever your request - try us; we really understand Indonesia. Our regional team, established over 30 years, has the knowledge and experience to make it happen, and to link it seamlessly with nearby destinations. The largest archipelago on the planet encompasses Bali, its most famous island. From Ubud's rice terraces, ravines and arts, to the southern beaches of Sanur, Legian and Kuta, and the east's royal culture, a luxury A&K journey brings it vividly to life.
We can't guarantee you'll find the answer to life and the universe, but it's the type of exclusive access and contacts that puts an Abercrombie & Kent Indonesia holiday ahead of the pack. What else? Well it might be a reading from a traditional astrologer, or supper with Indonesia's greatest living adventurer, documentary maker, Lawrence Blair.
In neighbouring Lombok you'll find temples, palaces and pristine sand, while a short boat hop reveals the Gili Islands' translucent water and superb diving. Talking of which, the nearby marine reserve of Moyo Island witnessed a sartorial rescue by a favourite hotelier. After the airline lost an A&K guest's luggage, Amanwana's GM stepped in, lending his own trunks. The guest's verdict? Some of the world's best snorkelling (he didn't rate the swimwear).
We'd also recommend Komodo National Park - home to the eponymous dragon - and Java, site of UNESCO listed 9th Century temple, Borobudur. While tourists flock there at sunset, your A&K guide instead heads to a nearby hill, where, in glorious isolation, you watch the tropical sun drop behind the temple: precisely the sort of insider knowledge that gives an extra edge to our Indonesian holidays.
Denpasar (British Airways via Singapore, Thai Airways via Bangkok)
16 hours 30 minutes via Singapore
GMT +8 hours
Visa required for UK passport holders, issued on arrival
Yellow Fever certificate if arriving from an endemic area
Best time to travel
April - October
Indonesia is located very close to the Equator which means you have 12 hours of daylight daily. It is a year round destination with the western monsoon bringing the wet season from October to April providing nice, warm temperatures and rain in the afternoon, perfect for a nap, especially with a twist of sea-breeze in the coastal areas. The eastern monsoon brings the drier weather from May to September, which is generally a more popular time to visit
Our consultant (Annie Jensen) really was excellent designing a great itinerary minimising our time waiting around for transfers and both hotels, Four Seasons Bali and Oberoi Lombok exceeded our exceptions.
- SL, Hertfordshire
Suggested itineraries in Indonesia
Nights: 13 | from £2,780
Highlights of Indonesia
Nights: 10 | from £2,350
Java volcanoes and Bali
Nights: 12 | from £3,950
Islands, Savannas & the Amazon: Around the World by Private Jet
Nights: 25 | from £70,600
British Polo Day Sumba Island
Nights: 7 | from £6,445
Tiger Blue - The Komodo Islands
Nights: 7 |
Tiger Blue - Raja Ampat
Nights: 7 |
Suggested accommodation in Indonesia
South East Coast, Bali
Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay
South Coast, Bali
The Oberoi, Lombok