Spirit Of Indonesia
Raja Ampat, Ubud(Bali)

Limited Edition

Indonesia
December 01 - 10, 2022
9 Nights, Starting at $8,698 /person

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2 Home bases
2 Destinations
Activity level
Moderate
Service level
Premium
Group size
Max
10
Journey designed by
Mikael Audebert

Ubud is the cultural heartland of Bali and provides the perfect introduction into the magical Balinese way of life. A serene paradise of healing and relaxation, its abundance of ornate and aging temples, lush green rice paddies, and dense, wild jungles make Ubud the perfect location from which to embark on this 10-day long journey of rejuvenation. For four nights, we will explore the surrounding area of Ubud through temple visits, cooking classes and an immersion within the local community. From here, we will travel to Raja Ampat for the second half of our journey, which focuses on exploring the islands and discovering the many wonders of this diverse landscape through a selection of exciting, outdoor experiences. Translated to mean “Four Kings”, Raja Ampat captivates with the enigmatic beauty of its limestone karst island clusters. Spawned out of legendary myth, this setting continues to bewilder and enthrall explorers with dramatic landscapes that shelter secret lagoons, bays, and beaches. In between excursions to discover the world’s most biodiverse environments, Raja Ampat offers visitors the chance to discover or create their own perfect paradise.

Nights

4 Nights at our Luxury Jungle Estate

5 Nights onboard our Luxury ship

Meals

8 Breakfasts

7 Lunches

7 Dinners

Activities

Temple visits

Cooking classes and an immersion within the local community

Explore the islands from land and sea

And More

3 massages at the estate and 3 massages on board (option to secure additional ones)

Non-alcoholic beverages

Private VIP transfers and transportation throughout

Full staff & crew 24/7

Services of an AIV host throughout

Sales taxes, port changes & fees

Optional: Add the drinks package on board (all cocktails and drinks all day) $480/person

Highlights

Uncover two of Indonesia's incredible islands

On this journey, you will enjoy an all-inclusive package with a series of memorable tours and activities included (always optional in attendance), over 6 massages throughout, all meals paired with their international wines, VIP airport and hotel transfers, and much more.

Immerse Yourself in Indonesian Arts and Culture

A magical blend of culture, people, nature, activities, weather, culinary delights, nightlife, and beautiful accommodation. Bali is known for its alluring arts which includes traditional and modern dance forms, its splendid sculptures, its flashy paintings, excellent leather, beautiful metalworking and amazing music.

Itinerary

B = Breakfast
L = Lunch
D = Dinner
|The itinerary as presented may need to be modified from time to time to address possible logistical and weather challenges.
The itinerary as presented may need to be modified from time to time to address possible logistical and weather challenges.
Welcome to Bali & Ubud

Welcome to Bali & Ubud

Day 1

After a private transfer from the airport (by road - Helicopter transfers available), you are greeted at your home for the next four nights - a picturesque estate nestled into the jungle and rice fields of Ubud, bordering the Ayung River. Take your time soaking in your surroundings and shake off the jetlag with an afternoon of massages and pampering. Tonight, our Balinese chef has prepared an authentic dinner to welcome us to beautiful Bali!

Ubud and Its Temples

Ubud and Its Temples

Day 2

After our routine of yoga and fitness (optional, as always), enjoy the rest of the morning at leisure. An afternoon of both transformative and experiential travel then begins! We meet up with our spiritual guide to learn more about Balinese spirituality. Our afternoon then takes us to local temples and a visit to a local family home. Here, immerse yourself in the essence of Balinese life and culture. We then head to a traditional Hindu bath whose sacred springs are said to possess curative properties. Another massage and an incredible Indonesian-inspired dinner conclude the day.

A Foodie Paradise

A Foodie Paradise

Day 3

This morning, we make our way to the amazing Alila Ubud where we start with a locally prepared and inspired breakfast. We then join their Chef for a fascinating traditional cooking. Guests will have the opportunity to learn about some of the local cuisine and techniques, explore the vegetable gardens and indulge in a mixology class. After lunch, we end the day with a short walk around the local rice terraces and jungles, ending at a nearby Luwak farm for a tasting of the most expensive coffee in the world. Tonight, dinner is served at the property.

It's YOUR day

It's YOUR day

Day 4

Today is your day to relax so do as little, or as much as you'd like! Our guests will have a choice to enjoy some of our favorite activities (included) such as an afternoon of white water rafting through the jungle complete with an afternoon tea stop along the way. For the more courageous members of our group, a 2.30 AM wake-up call followed by a sunrise Volcano Hike is available. Others may opt for the 8 AM departure on a biking tour, discovering a different perspective of life on the island. If your body is telling you to relax, listen to it - take time to relax in the peaceful surroundings of the property for the day. A visit to the town of Ubud town using our complimentary transfers is on offer. Tonight, we are hosted at the Michelin level restaurant MOZAIC for an incredible private tasting experience, paired with international wines.

Meeting the Four Kings

Meeting the Four Kings

Day 5

This morning, we embark on a flight towards the archipelago of Raja Ampat, known as the "Four Kings". This afternoon, we are greeted by a welcome cocktail and a massage. Dinner is served as we set sail at sunset. The name Raja Ampat—literally ‘The Four Kings’—speaks of the mysterious folklore surrounding Indonesia’s most far-flung cluster of islands. Local stories tell of a woman who finds seven mysterious eggs, four of which hatched to become the kings that reigned over the archipelago’s four main islands, Waigo, Salawati, Batanta, and Misool. It’s said that the other three were not so lucky, and become a ghost, a woman, and a stone.

Sailing Paradise

Sailing Paradise

Day 6

More than 1,500 wild islands, cays, and shoals make up Raja Ampat’s 40,000 square kilometer area, which lies on the northwest tip of the Bird’s Head Peninsula in Papua (New Guinea). Underwater, the marine habitats are among the most biodiverse in the world with 1,200 species of fish and 550 species of hard and soft coral. Giant manta rays, black and white-tipped reef sharks, wobbegong sharks, sea turtles, pygmy seahorses, and schools of barracuda can often be observed. On this journey, kayaking, scuba diving, snorkeling, and even beach-going are on the schedule daily.

Jurassic Feel and a Picnic

Jurassic Feel and a Picnic

Day 7

Raja Ampat’s landscapes resemble something out of Jurassic Park with dense tropical jungle giving way to hidden waterfalls and jutting limestone cliffs. Prehistoric wall paintings can be found alongside cave bunkers and a seabed wreckage from WW2. Birdsong from parrots, hornbills, and birds-of-paradise are your soundtrack as you paddle through mangroves on a kayak, stroll on beaches fringed by thick tropical jungle, or meet the indigenous tribes. Today, we have planned to stop on one of the many deserted islands for a traditional Indonesian picnic, complete with bubbly, cocktails and beach time.

Wanderers Welcome

Wanderers Welcome

Day 8

For the most adventurous explorers, head off the boat for an early morning hike starting at 5.30 AM; the perfect time to spot the elusive Birds of Paradise. Raja Ampat has long been famous for its Birds of Paradise, ever since the ancient trade in their feathers in the 18th Century. Over 250 species have been connected to the archipelago including the well-known Greater Bird of Paradise. Some of these species can easily be seen during a short excursion. The uphill walk takes about 30 minutes but the reward is panoramic sunrise views from atop the island! Enjoy various water sports activities or indulge in a massage onboard.

One Last Hurrah

One Last Hurrah

Day 9

On this last full day aboard The Maj, we offer many opportunities to enjoy snorkeling, kayaking, or even a speedboat tour of the many limestone islands surrounding us. Right before sunset, we head out for visit to the nearby, pearl farms. It is an excellent opportunity to learn about the world of pearl farming; one of Raja Ampat's main sources of income. We close the day with a traditional BBQ dinner on a private beach, complete with traditional dances and songs.

Time to say

Time to say "Selamat Tinggal"

Day 10

After one last traditional breakfast enjoying a beautiful sunrise on board, we disembark and make our way to the local airport where you catch a connecting flight home.
For guests interested in extending, our team of experts would be delighted to research and assist with the design of a very exclusive (maybe romantic) escape beyond Raja Ampat and Indonesia.

Accommodations

Nag Shampa Estate

Nag Shampa Estate

Ubud, Indonesia

Nag Shampa, meaning “Incense of Love” is located in the peaceful village of Taro, where the ancient rhythm of life, prayer and ceremony, established over a century ago, still exists today. Approximately 30 minutes drive from north of the mountain town Ubud, Nag Shampa Estate is cradled in a landscape of gardens and mist laden ranges.

Nag Shampa Estate is composed of 8 oversized bedrooms, ranging from expansive Joglo style, to private pool cottages called Kubu’s. The Istana Suite occupies an entire Joglo to itself and comprises lounge areas, relaxation spaces, and a huge Master Bathroom.

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The Maj

The Maj

Raja Ampat, Indonesia

If to travel is to live, then a voyage aboard The Maj Oceanic might be the life you never knew existed. Learn, feel, understand, taste, and touch new things while awakening your inner explorer. Get up close with the world’s largest lizard species. Huddle together along the railings to spot nature’s great displays. Enjoy seafood the Jack Sparrow way. Or practice yoga to the sound of waves.

The Maj allows you to unwind and take the stress away without having to leave the boat. Guests can relax with locally-inspired spa treatments, or they can choose to enjoy a one-of-a-kind golfing...

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Admiral Suite | The Maj
Commodore Cabin | The Maj

Your Host

Doran Dennis
Doran Dennis
Journey Host and CEO of The Chronic Explorers

Your Choices

Admiral Suite | The Maj
Admiral Suite | The Maj

Admiral Package: Private Bridge Deck Suite With Balcony

$9,636 /person
Only one room left
Based on double occupancy
Deposit: $750/person
Final balance due: 90 days before departure
Commodore Cabin | The Maj
Commodore Cabin | The Maj

Commodore Package: Pool Cottage & Commodore Suite

$9,124 /person
Sold out
Based on double occupancy
Deposit: $750/person
Final balance due: 90 days before departure
Deluxe Cabin | The Maj
Deluxe Cabin | The Maj

Joglo Package: Joglo Cottage & Deluxe Suite

$8,698 /person
Based on double occupancy
Deposit: $750/person
Final balance due: 90 days before departure

Nights

4 Nights at our Luxury Jungle Estate

5 Nights onboard our Luxury ship

Meals

8 Breakfasts

7 Lunches

7 Dinners

Activities

Temple visits

Cooking classes and an immersion within the local community

Explore the islands from land and sea

And More

3 massages at the estate and 3 massages on board (option to secure additional ones)

Non-alcoholic beverages

Private VIP transfers and transportation throughout

Full staff & crew 24/7

Services of an AIV host throughout

Sales taxes, port changes & fees

Optional: Add the drinks package on board (all cocktails and drinks all day) $480/person

Good to know

All listed activities are optional in attendance

Our property selection is always subject to change as these are privately owned. In such rare instances, it will be substituted for one of equal or great value offering similar features and amenities.

Additional daily trips and excursions may be arranged

Travel insurance is recommended (Art In Voyage partners with Seven Corners)

How about extending?

Come early, or leave late. Allow our consultants to customize a pre- or post- extension to your journey.

Why travel with us?

Expertise & Flexibility

Friends /Family Spirit /Small Groups

Extensive and Generous Loyalty Program

Unpretentious Luxury Vibe

Exclusive Experiences

Smallprint

Our day-to-day itinerary may, from time to time and prior to departure, need to be altered or slightly modified to address possible unforeseen logistical and weather challenges. In such rare instances, Art In Voyage guarantees delivery of the content of the itinerary yet, in a different order.

All listed retreats (hotels, villas, and barges) are, at times, subject to changes. In such rare instances, similar or higher standards will be upheld.

Deposit non refundable in case of a cancelation by the guest more than 24 hours after making the reservation. However, it is fully insured in case of cancelation for covered reasens. click here to learn more

Find a replacement at least 30 days prior to departure and your journey will be fully refunded, minus a $150 per person administrative fee.

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