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Tour Itinerary

Past, present and future blend into an unforgettable journey in a tropical paradise, steeped in culture and nature as you stroll through gardens of tomorrow in Singapore, explore ancient kingdoms in Java, visit flower-filled temples on Bali, and see dragons of yore on timeless Komodo Islands. Singapore sights, gems of Java, Bali highs and Komodo giants combine with stays in luxurious exotic resorts to make this small group adventure culturally enriching in every way. Go back to the future in sophisticated Singapore... discover jeweled palaces and sandstone temples in Borobudur... overnight in Yogyakarta for dinner and a ballet performance at 10th-century Prambanan Temple... experience the beauty and blessings of Bali in Ubud... take a private boat ride to a Komodo island for a walk amidst dragons found nowhere else... and find bliss as you cast your kites and cares to the wind in Bali's Jimbaran Bay.

Countries Visited

Indonesia , Singapore

Cities Visited

Bali , Singapore , Yogyakarta

  1. Day 1
    Arrive Singapore

    Tour begins: 5:00 PM. A transfer is included from Singapore's Changi International Airport to the historic Raffles Singapore, a landmark of colonial elegance since it opened in 1887; declared a National Monument by the Singapore government, the hotel has just reopened after a meticulous restoration worthy of its iconic reputation as one of the city's most luxurious retreats. During its 130-year reign, it has witnessed Singapore's early colonial era, the Japanese Occupation in World War II, and its independence. Join us for a private welcome reception and dinner in this legendary setting tonight with a taste of the hotel's famous Singapore Sling.


    Meals:   Dinner
  2. Day 2
    Singapore Sights

    Always a surprise to first time visitors, Singapore blends tradition with technology, evoking images of a futuristic and efficient Jetson-style setting with a nostalgic nod to its storied past. Start your morning off with a walking tour of Singapore's colonial district, before embarking on a bumboat ride back in time along the Singapore River. Explore the incredible architectural sights, both past and present, on a drive through the city, stopping at a private house for lunch with your local host. Learn what it's like to live in this modern city-state, governed by rules and regulations that make this one of the lowest crime, scrupulously run destinations in the world. This evening is yours to experience a taste of Singapore.


    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  3. Day 3
    Futuristic Gardens by the Bay

    Start the day with a lecture by a local expert before embarking on a visit to themed gardens "where wonder blooms" in a 250-acre fantasyland of space age biodomes, high-tech Supertrees and whimsical sculptures. Your guided tour includes time to wander amidst flowers that thrive in dry Mediterranean climates around the world in the Garden Dome and through rainforest vegetation in its tropical Cloud Forest complete with a waterfall. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Easy to navigate, Singapore is a compact city with an array of fascinating ethnic neighborhoods, designer boutiques and a legendary street food and restaurant scene tempting with culinary creations difficult to resist.


    Meals:   Breakfast
  4. Day 4
    Fly to the island of Java

    A morning flight brings you to another world when you land in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Step off the plane in a cultural hub of puppetry, arts, sandstone temples and jeweled palaces that speak volumes about the soul city of Indonesia. After lunch at a local restaurant, ride a rickshaw to the Taman Sari Water Palace, meaning perfumed garden. The site of an 18th century royal garden and bathing complex built to please the Sultan. The 12,600 acre grounds include water gardens, polls and artificial lakes, along with some 59 different buildings, some connected by underground tunnels. Then drive through the countryside to the town of Magelang in central Java, where your hotel is near the world's largest Buddhist temple.


    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  5. Day 5
    Discover Borobudur

    Sunrise is an extraordinary time to take in the 1,200-year grandeur of Borobudur, a colossal Buddhist temple whose resilience equals its long-standing legacy as a mountain of a thousand statues. Join us at dawn as we visit this 9th-century wonder, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site for treasures untold. Its sculpted bas-relief panels depict the teachings of the Buddha and are allegedly designed to guide "the faithful" on a journey of spiritual enlightenment. Return to the hotel for breakfast then climb aboard a horse cart as you explore the Candi Rijo village, stopping to meet the locals. Spend the afternoon as you wish, before joining us for a lecture about the historic kingdoms of Java. Dinner tonight is at your hotel.


    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  6. Day 6
    A palace in Yogyakarta & temples in Prambanan

    Enjoy a leisurely morning before driving to your hotel in Yogyakarta, renowned as a center of traditional arts and cultural heritage. Visit the royal Sultan Palace in the Kraton, effectively a walled city with shops, cottage industries and mosques, and where the sultan and his family live today. Continue to Prambanan Temple, built in the 10th century; a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is the largest temple compound dedicated to Shiva in Indonesia. Your visit sparkles with a special dinner at a local restaurant followed by a ballet performance that comes to life through more than 200 professional dancers and musicians who perform on an open-air stage with the temples as a backdrop.


    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  7. Day 7
    Fly to Bali

    Fly early this morning to the capital city of Bali, Denpasar. Touch down for a drive to Ubud in the middle of the island, stopping for lunch in a local restaurant and a visit to the Monkey Forest; home to over 700 monkeys and 186 species of trees, in the village of Padangtegal. Arrive at your resort late afternoon and enjoy dinner at your leisure.


    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  8. Day 8
    Life in Ubud

    Experience a taste of daily life in one of the prettiest places on Earth as you embark on a walking tour of the Subak Guliang Village. See how its residents live as your guide shares anecdotes about the local customs and culture. Lunch in the village is overlooking the rice fields that blanket the landscapes here and is followed by a blessing and rituals performed by the priest of the temple you'll visit. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy as you wish. You have the option this evening to go on a hike through the Bali Rice fields led by your local guide.


    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  9. Day 9
    The art of cooking or an art museum

    Accompany a local on a visit to the village market this morning, before your choice of activities. Learn how to cook traditional Balinese recipes during a cooking class or visit an art museum and attend a talk on Balinese art. The evening is at leisure at your resort.


    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  10. Day 10
    Fly to Flores, gateway to the Komodo Islands

    Spend the morning on a kite flying excursion before having lunch at a local restaurant in Bali. An afternoon flight brings you to the island of Flores for a two-night stay at a secluded seaside resort nestled in a quiet cove on Waecicu Beach and a boat ride away from the island in Komodo National Park where the famous dragons roam. This evening, meet up for a sundowner and barbecue dinner on the beach where you will be introduced to traditional music and dance.


    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  11. Day 11
    Boat ride back in time to the land of the dragons

    Hop aboard a motorboat for a ride across the bay to Komodo National Park and the island home of the giant Komodo dragons. Your local guide will lead you down paths to see these rare lizards in their natural habitat, providing insights about their behavior and pointing out the wildlife that share the landscapes with them. You may spot horses, buffalo, deer, wild boar, snakes and monkeys along the way. Board your boat again for a ride to an isolated tropical island for a picnic lunch and time at leisure for swimming and snorkeling. The evening is free to enjoy a leisurely dinner at your resort.


    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  12. Day 12
    Fly back to Bali

    Fly back to Bali for a two-night stay at a Four Seasons Resort in Jimbaran Bay. For many, this part of Bali is paradise found. It's a land of jeweled beaches, sun-kissed and shimmering in white, black and gold, and necklaced by crystalline waves, aqua-tinted and ocean fresh, forested mountain slopes, emerald hued, mangroved bays and tiered terraces adorned with rice and flowers as far as the eye can see. Visitors long to lose themselves in its ethereal embrace, savoring a treasure trove of natural riches and spiritual gifts impossible to resist. Enjoy some time at your hotel this afternoon to relax. This evening, join us for Sundowner cocktails and dance. Sundowners are also a favorite way to end the day for locals and visitors alike and when sunset provides the setting for a traditional Balinese Kecak dance performance, the day and place become more magical still.


    Meals:   Breakfast
  13. Day 13
    Clifftop Uluwatu Temple

    Temples play an important role in life on Bali and this morning's visit to Uluwatu Temple, perched on the top of a steep cliff overlooking the sea, helps you understand why. Still functioning today, Uluwatu is one of six key temples believed to be Bali's spiritual pillars and one of nine temples believed to keep evil away from the island. Watch out for the monkeys as you gaze out at the stunning views 230 feet above the sea. Later this morning, visit Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park, home of the Garuda Wisnu Kencana statue. Standing at 394 feet, the statue portrays the Hindu God, Vishnu, riding on his trusted companion, Garuda and is made of 24 segments held together by 754 modules made of copper and brass. Return to your beachfront resort for an afternoon of bliss and join us tonight for our farewell reception and dinner.


    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  14. Day 14
    Journey home

    Tour ends: Bali. Fly home anytime. An airport transfer is included to Ngurah Rai, Denpasar Bali airport from the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay. Allow a minimum of three hours for flight check-in at the airport.


    Meals:   Breakfast

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Inclusions

Past, present and future blend into an unforgettable journey in a tropical paradise, steeped in culture and nature as you stroll through gardens of tomorrow in Singapore, explore ancient kingdoms in Java, visit flower-filled temples on Bali, and see dragons of yore on timeless Komodo Islands.

Singapore sights, gems of Java, Bali highs and Komodo giants combine with stays in luxurious exotic resorts to make this small group adventure culturally enriching in every way. Go back to the future in sophisticated Singapore... discover jeweled palaces and sandstone temples in Borobudur... overnight in Yogyakarta for dinner and a ballet performance at 10th-century Prambanan Temple... experience the beauty and blessings of Bali in Ubud... take a private boat ride to a Komodo island for a walk amidst dragons found nowhere else... and find bliss as you cast your kites and cares to the wind in Bali's Jimbaran Bay.

  • TAUCK EXCLUSIVE - An overnight stay in Yogyakarta including dinner and an opportunity to explore 10th-century Prambanan Temple up close, touring the complex aboard a private train by day and in the evening attending a ballet show performed by some 200 dancers and musicians
  • Discover Singapore, past and present, during a 3-night stay at its most historic hotel, a city architecture tour, an artist-hosted lunch at a private house and a futuristic Gardens by the Bay visit
  • Enjoy a taste of life on Bali, visiting the Monkey Forest in Ubud, learning about village traditions, and choosing a cooking class, an art museum visit or a hike in the rice fields with a local guide
  • Spend two nights at a beachfront resort on Flores, a boat ride away from Rinca Island in Komodo National Park where its famous dragons reign over landscapes you'll explore with a local guide

Health and Safety Protocols for Tauck Tours

Traveling with Peace of Mind
Our commitment never wavers – to earn your trust by always doing the right thing. As we explore the world together again, this will be more important than ever as we adapt to living and traveling in the presence of COVID-19.

Tauck is 95-years young this year, and our ability to weather many storms over the decades is a result of our values and beliefs – as a family and as a family-owned and led company. In addition to the guiding light of these values, our extensive experience, local knowledge and global support network help to ensure your safety on every Tauck journey. Building upon our bedrock of award-winning guest care, we have worked tirelessly to prepare for your return following the COVID-19 hiatus in travel. With guidance from leading experts, including the CDC and WHO, together with our internal Global Response Team and, most importantly, with feedback from thousands of our guests, we have redefined how we will conduct our experiences as we resume travel.

Tauck is Prepared for the Unexpected
For decades, Tauck has operated in over 70 countries in all 7 continents. Over this time, our staff and network of supplier partners have always been there to support our guests and team on the road. Our guests travel with a comprehensive, built-in support system that starts with the care and local knowledge of our Tauck Directors and extends to our network of partners around the world, including hoteliers and transportation companies.

At the core of our ability to quickly and effectively respond to the unexpected is our Global Response Team - a group of over 50 employees across all departments who stand ready to spring into action around the world. This team has plenty of experience, from weather events, high and low water on rivers, earthquakes, volcanic ash, civil unrest and work stoppages. They have also dealt with past virus outbreaks including the SARS and Zika viruses.

The Tauck Travel Well Pledge
Before we operate tours and cruises, all Tauck employees, our supplier partners and our guests will take Tauck’s Travel Well Pledge.

As a company, we will follow our enhanced protocols with diligence and rigor; review them frequently as the landscape changes and always make common-sense decisions grounded in purpose and pride. We embrace these new and necessary measures to combat COVID-19 and will do our very best to provide the Tauck care we have been honored to deliver for 95 years.

OUR NEW HEALTH & SAFETY PROTOCOLS
Consistent with our commitment to the well-being of our guests, we are implementing enhanced health and safety protocols. These protocols may vary by geographic regions and will certainly evolve over time, as science and society respond to new realities:

Tauck Staff
Prior to interacting with guests, each member of Tauck’s field staff is trained in enhanced protocols and participates in a personal health screening.

Once on tour, our Tauck Directors and supporting staff are responsible for maintaining these protocols with a special focus on cleanliness and physical distancing. They will relay critical information regarding requirements, advise when protocols are mandatory – such as wearing a face covering in group settings – and help facilitate guest care through communication with appropriate parties should a guest become ill on tour. All Tauck staff will adhere to the same requirements.

Guest Responsibility
When joining a Tauck journey, every guest is responsible for their own health and, in turn, the protection of their fellow travelers, the Tauck staff, our suppliers and the places we visit. Guests will pledge to follow the direction of the Tauck staff and adhere to health and safety protocols.

Guests are expected to wear face coverings in all group settings, to wash their hands frequently and to adhere to supplier and government regulations. While supplies of face coverings, gloves, and hand sanitizer will be available, guests are asked to bring such personal items for their own comfort.

Small is BIG
For many years, Tauck has emphasized and invested in more choices of activities, resulting in smaller groups for activities like sightseeing and events. This is consistent with our mantra that “Small is Big” – small groups and smaller ships with fewer guests.

We initially focused on these elements to improve the guest experience. Yet today they take on an additional dimension; small group experiences and more personal space are critical in providing the peace of mind our guests expect. Accordingly, we are offering even more small group experiences and limiting guest numbers across all of our journeys.

We have been working diligently with our partners to be prepared to welcome you back when the time is right.
Tauck has worked meticulously with our global supplier partners to plan for every itinerary following the hiatus in travel. All partners, whether they be a hotel, museum, small ship/riverboat, restaurant or other partner, have been thoughtful about how to provide a Tauck experience in this environment.

And while it's impossible to list all of the enhanced health and safety protocols for the hundreds of Tauck partners across the globe, we would like to share a representative sample of what you can expect:

Hotels
Our hotel partners all have world-class health and safety protocols. However, these guidelines may vary depending on local situations and regulations. Here are some typical examples:

  • Upon-arrival, health questionnaires and temperature checks may be required. Some hotels may even require daily temperature scans.
  • Social distancing may be required in public areas, bars and restaurants.
  • High-touch areas such as railings, door handles and elevators will undergo enhanced cleaning.
  • In-room measures may include removal of tent cards and magazines. Common use items, such as coffee makers and minibar amenities may be on demand.
  • High-touch areas, such as light switches, thermostats, remote controls and door handles will be subject to enhanced and frequent cleaning.
  • Guests will have the option to determine housekeeping frequency.
  • All hotel staff will undergo daily health screenings.

Ships and Riverboats
We have worked closely with our cruise partners to ensure the best possible health and safety protocols and to ensure the care and service you expect from Tauck:

  • Guests on cruises and river journeys will be required to complete a health questionnaire and will undergo a temperature check prior to boarding. In some instances, our ship partners will conduct daily temperature checks.
  • Face coverings and physical distancing will be required in most public spaces for guests and crew alike.
  • Meals may be offered at staggered times and self-serve buffets will be eliminated.
  • In-cabin measures include removing common use items. Coffee makers, minibar amenities and housekeeping will be on demand at guest discretion.
  • Ship staff will undergo daily health screenings.
  • All vessels will have medical staff onboard.

Sightseeing and Local Activities
Many of our experiences are exclusive and/or private and that’s important in taking care of you. Whether it be a guided tour, a visit to an iconic museum or private home, a musical performance, or any other special Tauck activities, we are applying the same rigor to health and safety protocols:

  • Tauck listening devices will be sanitized thoroughly and frequently.
  • Sightseeing is being adjusted to ensure proper physical distancing.
  • Admission times at venues may be altered to ensure no crowding.
  • Paper tickets, handouts and the like may be eliminated.

Dining
Tauck has always been known for a la carte dining; having more freedom to decide when and with whom to dine now has more value than ever. Additionally, our partners whether they be hotels, ships, special venues or restaurants, are raising their already rigorous hygienic standards. Here are some examples:

  • Waitstaff will likely be wearing face coverings and gloves.
  • Seating will be adjusted to accommodate physical distancing.
  • Self-serve buffets will be eliminated. Common use menus will no longer be used unless sanitized.

On-Tour Transportation
Keeping on-tour transportation safe is a major focus of our team who has worked with hundreds of partners to ensure continuity in health and safety protocols:

  • On motorcoaches and other on-tour ground transportation, such as airport transfers, guest should expect physical distancing and will be required to wear face coverings.
  • Prior to each trip, our motorcoaches, vans, airport transfer vehicles and on-tour aircraft will undergo a deep sanitizing process.
  • Luggage may also be sanitized at each movement.
  • Drivers will wear gloves and face coverings during all guest-facing interactions.
  • Drivers will frequently clean handrails, door handles, arm rests, tables, seats, air conditioning/HVAC units, restrooms and overhead storage areas.

Our Supplier Partners are ready for you
Tauck is proud to have worked closely with our partners around the world, many of them for decades, to deliver the quality, comfort and safety you expect. Whether it be hotels and resorts, riverboats and small ships, restaurants, event venues or transportation companies, their meticulous health and safety protocols reflect their leadership and well-earned respect in the travel industry. The following are some select health and safety protocols. We will update these on a regular basis.

In addition to our supplier partners, we have also been actively engaged with global travel organizations to standardize health and safety protocols throughout the travel industry. TourCare is one example:

TourCare are health and sanitation guidelines developed by the tour industry's major global associations: the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA), The Canadian Association of Tour Operators (CATO) and the European Tourism Association (ETOA). Tauck, and our supplier partners, meet and exceed these guidelines that require members to adhere to the highest standards in the industry.

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Accommodations


The Phoenix Hotel Yogyakarta
Plataran Komodo Resort & Spa
Tanah Gajah, a Resort by Hadiprana
Amanjiwo
Four Seasons Resort Bali
Raffles Hotel Singapore

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Questions & Answers

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

Tauck Tours Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.5
Accommodations
4.4
Itinerary
4.6
Professional Staff
4.7
Repeat with Operator
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Value for Money
4.3

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Our trip was amazing and we had to he most amazing guide Leah she went above and beyond

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Maya was absolutely wonderful! I only want to book with her for any future travel.

The Tauck tour exceeded our expectations.Our tour director was exceedingly well informed and organized.She was the best.

The tour was one of our best. Tauck's attention to detail and covering nearly 100% of our costs or fees and booking 5* hotels is why we liked the trip.

Fantastic vacation! Exceeded all our expectations! Trip of a Lifetime!!!

Tauck delivered as promised and more. The tour director was very helpful and knowledgeable. We wouldn't hesitate to book with them again.

Tauck provides great tours. This is our 4th with Tauck. They provided transport for us even when our itinerary was different than usual. The Tauck tour director was wonderful.

The Tour director (Mark) is excellent, the accommodation were first class and convenient and most included meals were very good. We also were blessed with a wonderful group of fellow travelers which I believe is due to Tauck's reputation.

Tauck does a wonderful job in providing a variety of great travel experiences in a worry free environment where every small detail is taken care of.

Both AffordableTours.com and Tauck are very professional organizations who ensure your traveling experiences are exceptional. Highly recommend both and we keep coming back to book with both.

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