Begin your exploration of diverse Indonesia with a night in cosmopolitan, Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, and a city of contrasts. It is a dynamic city of daunting extremes with surreal juxtapositions on every street corner. It has the country’s top museums, the greatest diversity of restaurants, and awe-inspiring public spaces. Arguably the epicenter of Javanese identity and tradition, Solo is one of the least Westernized cities on the island. With its ancient Hindu temples that look like hand-drizzled sand castles, Jogjakarta is like the famous older brother of Solo. Central to the island’s artistic and intellectual heritage, Jogjakarta is where the Javanese language is at its purest, its arts at their brightest, and its traditions at their most visible. Continue your journey to Lombok, where you tour a temple, old Royal Court Gardens, and Holy Springs. Then fly to Bali, an Indonesian paradise that feels like a fantasy. The “artistic capital” of Ubud is the perfect place to see a cultural dance performance. Ubud is the heart of Bali, a place where the spirit and culture of the island are most accessible. Starting from $3095 person, including air, with weekly guaranteed departures.