Indonesia Boutique Travel Route

【Country of Spice - Indonesia Tour】

Bali, Semarang, Yogyakarta, Bandung and Jakarta in Indonesia

As early as the Age of Discovery, European countries developed many new routes to reach the place that produced spices, and to look for popular oriental products such as tea leaves, silk and porcelainwares. Indonesia became the coveted treasure house of spices to many European countries for its great variety of spices. Not only was this island country an essential hub of the Maritime Silk Road initiated by Zheng He, but also an intersection where trades of the East and West met. Different powers were established to dominate the spice trading in Indonesia, such as the Lanfang Republic established by the Chinese, and the Dutch East Indies by the Dutch. Indonesia thus became a meeting place of different cultures. Up to now, Indonesia still dominates the spice trading in Southeast Asia. It has also become a member country of the G20 that leads the global economy. When visiting the country, you can revisit its flourishing trading history and enjoy the wonderful gourmets and landscape on this land of culturally diversity.

Day 1 Hong Kong——Bali, Indonesia
Morning:

Take a flight from Hong Kong to Bali, Indonesia.

Afternoon:

Enjoy sunbathing and water sports at Kuta Beach.

Night:

Enjoy an Indonesian style dinner at Seminyak near Kuta.

Day 2 Bali
Morning:

Head for the Tegalalang Rice Terrace in Ubud and breathe in the rural Bali air.

Afternoon:

Visit the Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park that offers you a thorough understanding of the Hindu culture.

Night:

Enjoy traditional Balinese gourmets and facilities at your resort hotel.

Day 3 Bali
Morning:

Visit the Besakih Temple, a sacred site for Hindus in Bali. You can take pictures with the unique “candi bentar”.

Afternoon:

Head for the Tanah Lot Temple, a famous ocean temple, to enjoy the magnificent view.

Night:

Enjoy Bali street food and go souvenir shopping.

Day 4 Bali——Semarang——Yogyakarta
Morning:

Take a domestic flight to Semarang. Then, visit Sam Poo Kong to learn about the history of the voyage of Zheng He, and the Indonesian Chinese culture.

Afternoon:

Head for Yogyakarta. Visit the Kraton Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat that offers you a glimpse of the history of Yogyakarta Sultanate.

Night:

Stroll around the Yogyakarta Old Town, and enjoy the local cuisine.

Day 5 Yogyakarta——Bandung
Morning:

Head for the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Borobudur Temple Compounds.

Afternoon:

Visit the Prambanan Temple Compounds, the largest Hindu architecture in Indonesia, to learn about the Hindu culture.

Night:

Return to Yogyakarta downtown. Have a nice dinner of traditional dishes before taking an overnight train to Bandung.

Day 6 Bandung——Jakarta
Morning:

After arriving at Bandung, head for the Museum of Asian African Conference to learn about the significance of the conference. Then, enjoy local gourmets at the floating market.

Afternoon:

Take the train to Jakarta Old Town. Upon arrival, visit the Jakarta History Museum to learn about the Dutch colonial history.

Night:

Visit the Istiqlal Mosque, the largest mosque in Southeast Asia and the third-largest in the world. Enjoy Indonesian style Dutch cuisine in downtown Jakarta.

Day 7 Jakarta——Hong Kong
Morning - Noon:

Have a full view of the entire Indonesia at the Beautiful Indonesia in Miniature Park. You can appreciate the traditional architecture, and the singing and dancing performances from different ethnic groups there.

Afternoon:

After enjoying a lunch of Indonesian cuisine, take a flight back to Hong Kong.

Last revision date: October 14, 2020