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Our fascinating, varied and original Java Overland tour takes you on a 2-week tour by road, rail and boat through Central and East Java to finish at a charming eco-lodge in a little-visited corner of the island of Bali. Beginning in delightful Yogyakarta Town, we’ll travel through emerald paddy-fields, lush forests, coffee plantations and past towering volcanoes, traditional villages and…

The vast Indonesian Archipelago is a continent-sized nation in its own right so we’re going to limit this post to areas at present covered in our scheduled tours, namely the islands of Sumatra. Java and Bali. Despite the country’s huge area, UNESCO’s Indonesia World Heritage sites list currently stands at a meagre 5 cultural and 4 natural sites. Furthermore, even…

Now a sunrise visit to Java’s Mount Bromo volcano inevitably entails an early start. Very early. The reward for this short night’s sleep though is a truly unforgettable and we reckon unique experience and some truly awe-inspiring vistas (plus there’s plenty of available siesta time later in the day for the sleep-deprived). We’ve heard a few grumbles beforehand but never…

For those with the time and inclination why not try our 4 day, 3 night Jakarta extension prior to the start of your Java Overland tour in Central Java’s Yogyakarta. Indonesia’s capital city is certainly huge and bustling, often hectic and congested but, in our opinion, always fascinating. On this Jakarta add-on, we’ll show you what we reckon are a…

There must be days when the sun shines and skies are blue. (we’ve seen the photos in the tourist brochures), but it’s somehow hard to imagine Java’s remote Dieng Plateau without its characteristic swirling mists, dark pine forests and brooding, terrace-covered hills. The lush valleys, cascading rice terraces and villages clinging Provence-style to rugged hillsides would certainly look spectacular whatever…

Just a few years ago Malang’s Rainbow Village or Jodipan district was an embarrassing eyesore for city authorities and an unsanitary, squalid slum for residents. This old favella-style quarter of crumbling houses built almost one on top of another along the banks of the Brantas River in the heart of the city was considered a lost cause and slated for…

A FAQ to our All Points East office goes somewhat along the lines of; “so…if you call yourselves the Southeast Asia specialists why can’t I see any Indonesia tours?” Well, fair question and our only excuse, being a small, family-run business, is lack of time and resources but finally, not before time…we intend to put that right! Our first decision…

A Borobudur sunrise visit is definitely going to be one of the undeniable highlights of any Java, or for that matter, Indonesia tour. Certainly, a world-renowned site but just to remind you; UNESCO World Heritage Borobudur is a 9th-10th century Mahayana Buddhist Temple situated around 40 kilometres northwest of Yogyakarta City. A sunrise entrance pass costs extra so keep visitor…

All Points East’s private tours to Southeast Asia   In addition to our regular, scheduled itineraries we also organise tailor-made and special interest tours throughout Southeast Asia. Is there anywhere or anything you fancy that we haven’t yet covered in our regular tours – either in terms of activity or destination? Or perhaps you’re after a combination of regions or…

Here you’ll find a wide range of varied tour extensions which you can add before, after, or even on occasions during any of our regular tours. These stretch from a half-day, in the case of a cookery class, up to 5 or 6 days, or indeed for a beach or island extension – as long as you wish. For those…

Hanging around the Phnom Penh riverfront or Siem Reap’s ‘Pub Street’ tuk-tuk drivers will flock to offer you massages with; fish, their sister, grannie, themselves as well as attempt to flog you the gamut of soft and hard drugs – some may even offer you a ride – but turn up in Kampot these days you’re more likely to hear,…