Beyond Bali, much of Indonesia is unknown to many Australians. But in many respects, Indonesia is Australia’s most important overall relationship. Yet the historical and cultural differences of our nearest neighbour are vast, possibly among the widest of any pair of adjoining countries.
Strong relationships are based on mutual knowledge and understanding – and travel plays an important role. So it is a good time to visit one of the most interesting societies in the world, accompanied by an authoritive and highly qualified leader.
For the traveller, opportunity knocks, and here is a frequently overlooked destination that begs exploration. Join Heritage Destinations on a 14 day tour across Java from August 17 – 30, 2016, with Ian Burnet, the author of the recent book Archipelago – A Journey Across Indonesia, as your leader.
Our starting point is the capital Jakarta, centre for government, politics and business – the brain of Indonesia. West, Central and East Java follow including travelling by train to Bandung and Yogjakarta, the World Heritage listed sites of Buddhist Borobodur and Hindu Prambanan and other interesting centres such Solo and Malang before we depart Java at Surabaja. The program concludes in Bali with an optional extension to the rugged Nusa Tenggara island of Flores and the dragons of Komodo National Park another World Heritage listed site. The 8 day Flores extension is from August 31 – September 8.
For all the tour details please go to the Heritage Destinations website: