Cultural Encounter

The country with multitude of wonders dispersed across the islands, Indonesia is embracing the travelers with its diversity in the soul of heritage and culture. Immersive experience is what the country serves at the moment you arrive till the moment you depart – ensuring each of the crafted itinerary is embellished with the novelty of cultural encounter.

The cultural diversity in Indonesia never stands as many, instead combined altogether as one richness in the island that you choose to discover.

With more than 17,500 islands and 255 million inhabitants, the country has a diversity with each region being one-of-a-kind and on different rules and variety of traits. Delivering places in each region with a different characteristic everywhere you observe and encounter, the language, people, and community would vary to one another.

Every tribe of Indonesian people have a unique way of seeing a natural phenomenon and a geological process in which they settled in. The stories that were meant to describe and teach on the value of life, were kept by the ancestors and passed down to generations where each translates to their own individual experience. Thus the legends and myths were rooting deep in the heritage and culture of Indonesian people.

As the ancestors were of Nomadic tribe,  stories were mysteriously related to each other even though separated by islands and seas. About old civilizations and its archaeological findings such as Hindu and Buddhist temple ruins, there are the red lines that were connected through the dots, foretold by headmaster of the village or discover through the ruins in the deepest crook in remote island. The cultural experiences and encounters were made to unlimited extent to discover the one side of history and open to another.

Learn as you leave your trails behind, listen to the captivating stories and the mythical elements to. To some people, these are the part of Indonesia’s cultural heritage and what makes the destination a myriad collection of knowledge and culture that still upholds very dearly.

Cultural Yogyakarta

With twin Surakarta (Solo), is the cradle of civilisation on Java, full of history. Try the living museum of The Kraton or The Keraton (Sultan’s Palace), the famous Alun Alun, watch silversmiths crafting jewellery at Kotagede, shop at Malioboro Road and chase the sunrise in famous temples like Prambanan and Borobudur.

Historical Jakarta

One of the world’s greatest megalopolises, Jakarta is a dynamic and vibrant city. Its chaotic charm and juxtapositions can be found on every street. Jakarta is not only the seat of the national government and the provincial government, but it is also Indonesia’s political centre. It is also the hub of Indonesia’s national finance and trade. It is no wonder that you will find Jakarta as a dynamic city with around the clock activities throughout its populated area.

The Solo Batik Carnival

Batik has been recognised by UNESCO as a Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. The Solo Batik Carnival was first held on April 13, 2008, and it has become an annual tourism agenda ever since. The batik models show off the colourful costumes and also perform Indonesian dances where the visitors are able to learn about the local culture.

Saung Angklung Udjo

As music performance using traditional instrument made of bamboo, The Anglung is kept to play on its originality from the Saung Angklung Udjo where there hold the performance to preserve a unique Sundanese culture in West Java.

Ramayana Dance Performance

Inherited from the old tales of Hinduism, Ramayana tells a story of a lover in the setting of dancing performance held to amaze audience in the captivating folklore.

Capella Ubud

Health Retreat Glamping in Ubud

Capella Ubud

03 Days | 02 Nights

Routed at the outskirts of Keliki village, the Capella Ubud gives an ultimate experience of glamping right at the valley of Ubud’s tropical trees. Strong in design and character, each of the luxurious tents is unique to meet your sense of adventure with your needs for a personal indulgence.

Wow Borneo

Explore Sebangau National Park

Palangkaraya, Central Kalimantan

03 Days | 02 Nights

Home to over 6,000 orangutans, forming one of the world’s largest populations in the wild. This protected area is also a habitat for other endangered species such as the Malayan sun bear, gibbons, hornbills, the clouded leopard, and many more.

Java

Trail of Javanese Culture

Plataran Borobudur Resort | Mesastila Resort

05 Days | 04 Nights

Start on your journey to unravel the mystical history of Java from the stepping stone of Borobudur to personal storytelling from the Javanese Royal on the ancient kingdoms that live to this day.

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Expert Hosted Spice Islands Cruise

Spice Islands

08 Days | 07 Nights

Join a special scheduled cruise by Aqua Blu towards Spice Islands hosted by Ian Burnet. He has been organizing sailing voyages around the Eastern Indonesian archipelago since 2012 – where he conveys his passion and knowledge of the islands and spices.

Torajan Village

Discover The Unusual Toraja

Toraja, South Sulawesi

05 Days | 04 Nights

Toraja, a place that ventures way beyond the imagination. An Experience to witness the compelling combination of art, ritual, and death that’s central to the existence of one of Indonesia’s more confronting cultures.

Mandapa, A Ritz Carlton Reserve

Exclusive Escape to Ubud Valley

Ubud, Indonesia

3 Days | 2 Nights

Verdant rice paddies, meandering pathways, gently rolling hills and the soothing Ayung River set a glorious backdrop for Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve. Ubud is the perfect place to both escape and discover. To truly experience the magic, one must simply be willing.

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Sanctuary of Seclusion at Amanjiwo

Borobudur

03 Days | 02 Nights

Privacy and beauty of its setting in Central Java’s cultural heartland, Amanjiwo overlooks the Unesco World Heritage Site of Borobudur, one of Buddhism’s most sacred Mahayana temples. Perfectly placed for relaxation and reconnection in blissful surroundings.