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Experience Our Indonesia

Our customized, private insider tours of Bali, Java, Lombok and Moyo Island feature our favorite places and experiences in Indonesia.

Why go...

Over-the-top luxury resorts, deep traditional culture, great food and beautiful landscapes, including beaches, volcanoes and terraced rice fields.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites...

The island of Java has two spectacular UNESCO sites: the ancient Hindu temples of Prambanan and the exquisite Buddhist temple of Borobudur.

Cook with the locals...

Artisans of Leisure can arrange a private cooking class at the home of a Balinese family to learn local recipes and food customs.

Splurge...

On a high-quality double ikat weaving from Tenganan village on Bali.

Breathtaking views...

The Aman resorts in Indonesia are known for their stunning views, including views of Borobudur temple from Amanjiwo and incredible ocean views from Amankila and Amanusa on Bali.

Best snorkeling...

The clear turquoise waters off Moyo Island are an underwater paradise of tropical fish and coral species.

If you love the performing arts...

Be sure to have us arrange for you to experience Indonesian shadow puppets, legong dance, kecak dance and gamelan music.

Don’t miss...

An early morning visit to a locals-only market in one of the villages outside Ubud, Bali.

Off-the-beaten-track...

Exploring the whitewashed residential backstreets of Yogyakarta’s Kota Gede (old town).

Romance and adventure...

Stay in a luxury tent at Amanwana on Moyo Island, and enjoy hiking, snorkeling, diving and relaxing on the beach.

Did you know...

That tempeh, the soy product popular among vegetarians, is originally from Indonesia? Try it fried as tempe goreng or cooked with sugar and spices as tempe bacem.

Favorite Balinese temple...

Peaceful Pura Gunung Kawi Sebatu, a beautiful Hindu water temple located in a lush forested area outside Ubud.

For jewelry lovers...

We can arrange an excursion to the John Hardy jewelry workshop on Bali to see the interesting Balinese-inspired architecture, learn about the jewelry-making process and browse the shop.

Foodies should try...

Balinese babi guling (roasted suckling pig), nasi campur (rice with a variety of meat, vegetable and fish dishes), tamarind soda and durian, a delicious but pungent fruit.

Must experience...

A local festival in Eastern Bali (fortunately, they happen frequently)

Favorite local breakfast dishes...

Bubur ayam, a savory rice porridge topped with shredded chicken and crispy fried shallots, and bubur ketan hitam, a sweet, black rice porridge with coconut milk. Both are made to perfection at Amanjiwo on Java.

Must buy...

Ikat weavings, baskets, upscale jewelry and housewares, ceramics, masks, woodcarvings, shadow puppets and paintings by local artists.

A day immersed in traditional culture...

Lombok has luxury hotels and also very traditional culture. We arrange private island excursions to waterfalls and villages nestled at the foothills of the volcano to see life among the rice paddies and crafts being made by local residents.

Romantic moment...

A private sunset boat charter off the coast of Eastern Bali or Lombok.

For active travelers...

We arrange private hiking excursions, whitewater rafting, biking, surfing and diving.

Cocktails...

We love having cocktails on the terraces of top Bali resorts such as Amanusa, Amankila and Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay while looking out at the ocean and enjoying performances by gamelan musicians.

Favorite pastime...

Enjoying the galleries, boutiques and local restuarants in the village of Ubud.

Experience Our Indonesia.

Contact Artisans of Leisure to start planning a private, customized tour.

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