Singapore, Bali, Borneo and Indonesia

Program Overview

Spend 2 nights in Singapore, 2 nights in Bali, and 8 nights cruising the islands of Indonesia, including Bali, Java, and Komodo Island on a luxury itinerary that blends nature, culture, and history. Visit the UNESCO-inscribed Borobudur Temple, one of the largest Buddhist monuments in the world, and Prambanan Temple, the largest complex of Hindu temples in Indonesia. Enjoy a guided walking safari of UNESCO-designated Komodo National Park, home to the largest lizard on Earth, the Komodo dragon. Enhance your tour with the Siem Reap Pre-Program and/or the Bali Post-Program options. 

Program Details

October 17 to November 1, 2024 (Le Jacques Cartier)
From $7,970 plus air View Terms & Conditions
  • Tour the dynamic city-state of Singapore and visit the National Museum and the vibrant neighborhoods of Chinatown and Little India. 
  • Cruise the Singapore River by Bumboat and enjoy stunning views of Marina Bay from the rooftop of Marina Bay Sands. 
  • Explore Bali’s capital city of Denpasar and visit the Government Art Center for a performance of the traditional Barong dance depicting the eternal battle between good and evil. 
  • Visit picturesque Ubud, a city that has inspired European artists for over a century, and visit the studios and galleries of several prominent pioneering artists. 
  • Embark on a Zodiac excursion of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of Tanjung Putting National Park, where orangutans and proboscis monkeys thrive among the magnificent tropical rainforests. 
  • Visit Pamulang Village to experience first-hand the local traditions of rice-pounding and weaving, as well as a wedding procession and Sumbawa buffalo race. 

Day 1-2 - Depart home city/Cross the International Date Line 

Day 3 - Arrive in Singapore 

Day 4 - Singapore 

Day 5 - Singapore/Bali, Indonesia 

Day 6 - Bali/Denpasar  

Day 7 - Ubud/Sanur/Benoa/Embark Le Jacques Cartier 

Day 8 - Cruising the Java Sea 

Day 9 - Semarang/Java 

Day 10 - Cruising the Java Sea to Borneo 

Day 11 - Tanjung Puting National Park/Borneo

Day 12 - Cruising the Java Sea to Badas, Sumbawa 

Day 13 - Badas/Sumbawa Island

Day 14 - Loh Liang/Komodo Island 

Day 15 - Benoa, Bali/Disembark ship/Depart Bali/Cross the International Date Line 

Day 16 - Arrive in home city 

Le Jacques Cartier

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Siem Reap Pre-Program Option 

This 3-night pre-tour extension in Siem Reap immerses you in the rich culture and traditions of Cambodia and the Siem Reap province. Visit the royal walled city of Angkor Thom, the last capital of the Khmer Empire; the UNESCO-inscribed Ta Prohm, a 12th-century Buddhist temple that remains largely untouched by man; and the UNESCO World Heritage‑designated, 12th-century Angkor Wat. Savor an exclusive, private dinner at Kravan Temple. Accommodations are in the luxurious, Sofitel Angkor Wat.

Bali Post-Program Option  

Explore Bali’s stunning scenery, from volcanic calderas to bamboo forests, on this 3-night post-tour extension. Experience life in the rural villages of Kintamani and Batuan Village. See the active volcano, Mount Batur, with lunch overlooking Lake Batur and the valley. Be awed by a sunset tour to visit Uluwatu Temple, perched on cliffs above the sea at the southern tip of Bali, and gaze at the sunset over the Indian Ocean. Delight in a traditional Kecak dance performance and enjoy a day at leisure in Jimbaran Bay. Accommodations are in the luxurious, Four Seasons Jimbaran.

The Pre- and Post-Program Options are available at an additional cost. Details will be provided with your reservation confirmation. 

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Program Itinerary

Day 1 and 2 Depart home city/Cross the International Date Line

Depart your home city for an overnight flight and cross the International Date Line

Day 3 Arrive in Singapore

Arrive in Singapore and transfer to the Four Seasons Hotel Singapore.

Day 4 Singapore

Admire the golden dome of Sultan Mosque in Kampong Glam. Wander through multi‑cultural markets in Little India, its air filled with aromatic spices; and in Chinatown, with its restaurants, teahouses, and shops. Peruse local products ranging from batik fabrics, rattan baskets, and perfumes to foodstuffs, arts, crafts, and Chinese medicinal herbs. Take a scenic tour through the Civic District to see notable sites. Embark on a bumboat ride along the Singapore River. Cap off the day with stunning views from the iconic Marina Bay Sands SkyPark. Attend this evening’s welcome reception.

Day 5 Singapore/Bali, Indonesia

After breakfast, transfer to Changi International Airport for your flight to Bali. Transfer to the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay.

Day 6 Bali/Denpasar

In the bustling capital and gateway city to the Indonesian province of Bali, visit the Bali Museum, built in the style of temples and pagodas, with artifacts, masks, and weaponry dating from the Mesolithic Age; and Jagatnatha Temple, the largest Hindu temple in the city. In Batubulan Village, enjoy a performance of a traditional Balinese Barong dance. 

Day 7 Ubud/Sanur/Benoa/Embark Le Jacques Cartier

Ubud has emerged as Bali’s art epicenter. From sculpture, carving, and painting to textile design, beadwork, and basketry, Indonesia’s visual arts are diverse and plentiful. Here, visit multiple villages to admire silver and gold work, wood carving, and batik making. Marvel at rice terraces en route to lunch in the resort town of Sanur Beach. Embark the
Le Jacques Cartier.

Day 8 Cruising the Java Sea

Cruise through Indonesia’s amazing archipelago. Enjoy the Captain’s Welcome Reception this evening. 

Day 9 Semarang/Java

Today’s full-day tour takes you to UNESCO-inscribed Borobudur Temple, one of the greatest Buddhist monuments in the world; and Prambanan Temple, the largest Hindu temple in Indonesia with 240 temples in the complex. (Active) There will be an alternate excursion choice to take a guided tour of Semarang to see top city sites, the complex process of batik making, and Kota Lama’s Dutch Old Town.

Day 10 Cruising the Java Sea to Borneo

Enjoy onboard lectures as you cruise towards Borneo.

Day 11 Tanjung Puting National Park/Borneo

Prepare to see the great ape Orangutans, and possibly
long-nosed proboscis monkeys, as you explore the Tanjung Puting National Park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, while winding through the river jungle in a Zodiak boat. Float through the rainforest to see these fascinating primates for a thrilling experience. (Active) 

Day 12 Cruising the Java Sea to Badas, Sumbawa

Indulge in the ship’s amenities and the tropical views.

Day 13 Badas/Sumbawa Island

Travel to Pamulang Village for an exclusive cultural experience. The head of the village welcomes you to observe the local traditions of rice pounding and weaving, and experience an exciting Sumbawa buffalo race.

Day 14 Loh Liang/Komodo Island

Visit the UNESCO-inscribed Komodo National Park for a
1-hour walking safari with a park ranger and naturalist guide. Walk the beach for a sighting of the stealthy Komodo dragon, Earth’s largest lizard—growing up to 10 feet in length and weighing up to 300 pounds—in its only natural habitat in the world. Enjoy the Captain’s Reception and Dinner this evening. 

Day 15 Benoa, Bali, Indonesia/Disembark ship/Depart Bali/Cross the International Date Line

After breakfast, disembark the ship and transfer to the Bali Post-Program or continue on to the airport for your return flight home.

Day 16 Arrive in home city

Today, flights arrive in your home city.