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Welcome to Indonesia

With more than 17,000 islands, it can be hard knowing where to head and where to skip in Indonesia. Ampersand's tailor-made itineraries will ensure you are visiting the spots that are best suited to your needs. There is much to choose from: seek retreat surrounded by paddy fields, volcanic views and crashing rivers in Bali’s cultural heart, Ubud, or wind down at a spectacular beachside hotel or villa. Beyond Bali’s shores you’ve got a plethora of other options: Java, Lombok, Komodo Island, Sumba, Sulawesi and Raja Ampat. Indonesia also has some fabulous traditional phinisi boats for luxury sailing adventures in her remote eastern seas, which are perfect for scuba diving enthusiasts.

Indonesia - the world's largest archipelago - consists of thousands of sublime tropical islands. The islands are fringed by glorious beaches, making then perfect for those who love the outdoors, and places like Bali & Lombok have some of the best surfing beaches in the world. Across its many islands, Indonesia consists of distinct ethnic, linguistic, and religious groups. Despite its large population and densely populated regions, Indonesia has vast areas of wilderness that support the world's second highest level of biodiversity which can be experienced by scuba diving, jungle trekking or mountain climbing. Travelling through Indonesia, no two places will be the same; from religion and culture to scenery and landscape, the diversity of this archipelago will leave you wanting to discover more. At the heart of Indonesia lies the island of Bali, with its central interior of rice terraced mountains in Ubud, vivid Hindu culture, ancient civilisations and numerous temples. Unlike the rest of Indonesia which is predominantly Muslim, almost all the Balinese practice Hindu Dharma. The island is often referred to as 'the island of a thousand temples', and there is a pervasive sense of peaceful spirituality. Bali virtually invented the concept of the boutique hotel; villas are filled with antiques, textiles and handicrafts, offering a sense of sophisticated intimacy which makes travellers feel like guests rather than clients, and offers an experience rarely available anywhere else in the world.

Neighbouring Bali is Lombok, home to some of the best surf and a less crowded beach scene than Bali. Lombok doesn't have the same depth of culture, but is unbeatable for peace on the beach and is only a short boat ride away from the secluded Gili Islands. The further east you decide to travel from Bali, the more remote Indonesia becomes, and such remoteness offers innumerable special experiences - whether it's spotting Komodo dragons or diving around Misool Eco Resort on Raja Ampat Island. Indonesia's most populated island, Java, has an abundance of sights of interest, from the grand temple of Borobudur to the bustling cities ofJogyakarta and Jakarta. Indonesia has so much to offer that experiencing everything in one trip is simply impossible; the trick is to do less and plan to return the following year.

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Sumba Sea Safari – Tiger Blue & Nihiwatu Lodge

13 days from £4,990

Ampersand is excited to unveil this exceptional new itinerary which combines five days sailing the Komodo Islands aboard Tiger Blue with five days relaxing at Nihiwatu Lodge on the stunning island of Sumba. We are huge advocates of both experiences and combining them together promises the holiday of a lifetime. * Set date departures on 2nd & 7th October 2014.

The Best of Luxury Bali, Indonesia... The Ultimate Aman Experience

8 days from £2595

Start at the Amankila – a wonderful sanctuary for romantic, spiritual and active pursuits. Continue to the Amandari in the cultural heart of Ubud, overlooking natural forests and a cascade of rice paddies. End at the Amanusa, a relaxing microcosm of all things Balinese with extensive facilities including spa, gym and nearby golf clubs.

A Heavenly Journey through Bali, Indonesia with Alila Villas & COMO hotels

14 days from £4325

Ampersand Travel Bestseller

Both soulful and luxurious, this heavenly holiday captures the very best of Bali staying at her finest hotels. Begin beachside at the hip Alila Villas Soori; next, retreat inland for a spa retreat at the acclaimed COMO Shambhala Estate. End in style at the Alila Villas Uluwatu, dramatically set on the limestone cliffs of Bali's southernmost tip.

Luxury Voyage around Indonesia’s Komodo Islands on Alila Purnama

13 days from £7495

This trip combines the effortless style and luxury of all Alila properties, both on land and at sea. Go island-hopping around the tropical islands of the Komodo National Park in style on board Alila’s new luxury boat, the Alila Purnama, with time at Alila Villas Uluwatu and Alila Villas Soori in Bali at either end.

Luxury Indonesian Island Tour... Aman Bali & Beyond

12 days from £3990

Begin at the Amandari in Ubud, Bali, set amidst forests, rivers and emerald rice paddies. Next, to the Amanwana for a luxury desert island adventure! Set on the secluded wildlife reserve of Moyo Island, you arrive by seaplane and sleep in a luxurious über chic tented camp. Next, experience the all-suite Amankila back in Bali and end at the majestic Amanjiwo in Java’s rural interior.

Wellness and Discovery at COMO Shambhala Estate in Bali, Indonesia

8 days from £2980

Ampersand Travel Bestseller

Whether you want total relaxation, post-natal fitness or to improve your athletic performance, this package is the perfect introduction to the stunning COMO Shambhala Estate. It includes half-board meals, accommodation and activities including yoga, pilates, fitness, steam, sauna and vitality pool sessions, guided walks and wellness talks, and three 60-minute massage treatments. 

Indonesian Sojourn on board Silolona

11 days from £9365

One of the newest and most exciting vessels to grace the Indian Ocean, Silolona is a truly modern classic sailing vessel on which no expense has been spared. The discerning traveller, accustomed to understated elegance and exquisite cuisine, will discover an unforgettable mode of transportation from which to journey from island to island. Special set dates: 31 May - 5 June 2014.