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Unveiling Java's Soul: A Gentleman's Journey Through Time with Aman

The Journey Through Java with Aman is an experience reserved for the modern gentleman, a seeker of experiences that enrich the soul and cultivate a deeper appreciation for the world's wonders. Are you ready to embark on yours?

By Lifestyle Editor

Imagine yourself, a modern gentleman, embarking on a timeless adventure. Java, Indonesia, beckons with ancient treasures, emerald landscapes, and a journey aboard a luxurious train adorned in the elegance of Aman.

This isn't just a vacation; it's a pilgrimage through the heart of a culture. The bustling streets of Jakarta fade into the distance as you depart from Gambir Station, enveloped in the warmth of Javanese hospitality. Settle into your private carriage, a haven of comfort and style, as the panoramic vistas of Central Java unfold before you.

A Feast for the Senses and the Soul

Aboard this chariot of indulgence, exquisite Aman breakfasts and lunches satiate your palate. Sip on a crisp glass of champagne with afternoon tea as the resident anthropologist, Patrick Vanhoebrouck, unveils the island's rich tapestry of history and cultural gems. Each twist and turn of the track reveals a new chapter waiting to be discovered. Imagine the thrill of glimpsing a forgotten temple peeking through the dense foliage, or a traditional village nestled amidst emerald rice paddies. These fleeting encounters spark the wanderer's spirit within, a yearning to delve deeper into the island's forgotten stories.

Reaching Borobudur's Tranquil Embrace

The journey culminates in Yogyakarta, where a private transfer delivers you to the haven of Amanjiwo. This aptly named "Peaceful Soul" resort, nestled amidst breathtaking beauty, offers panoramic views of the Kedu Plain and the majestic Mount Merapi. Your private thatched-roof suite awaits, complete with a plunge pool and serene gardens, a sanctuary for relaxation and rejuvenation. Step onto your balcony and inhale the fresh mountain air, the gentle murmur of nature a soothing balm for the soul.

Unearthing Ancient Secrets and Living Traditions

Three glorious nights unveil the magic of Java. Explore the awe-inspiring 9th-century temple of Borobudur, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that stands as a testament to the island's rich history. Imagine yourself walking amongst the 504 life-size Buddha statues, each one whispering tales of a bygone era. Delve deeper by hiring a local guide, their insights enriching your understanding of this magnificent structure. Venture beyond the temple walls and trek through lush landscapes, immersing yourself in the vibrant life of local villages. Witness traditional crafts being practiced, witness the warmth of Javanese hospitality, and experience a world untouched by time. These cultural encounters broaden your perspective and leave you with a newfound appreciation for the diversity of human experience.

Culinary Delights and Unforgettable Moments

Indulge in a "Makan Malam" degustation dinner, a symphony of flavors served in the resort's grand colonial restaurant. Imagine the explosion of spices on your palate, each bite a testament to the culinary artistry of Indonesia. Savor a private picnic by the Progo River's tranquil banks, surrounded by the symphony of nature. Picture yourself relaxing on a plush blanket, the gentle murmur of the river a soothing soundtrack to your private culinary experience. Raise a glass of martini at sunset while the Menoreh Hills paint the sky in breathtaking hues. These are moments to be cherished, memories etched forever in time, a testament to the impeccable service and attention to detail that defines the Aman experience.

A Gentleman's Farewell: Reflecting on a Journey Beyond Compare

As dawn paints the sky on your final morning, a private transfer whisks you back to Yogyakarta. The return train journey allows you to reflect on this extraordinary adventure, a testament to the timeless allure of Java and the impeccable hospitality of Aman. This wasn't just a vacation; it was a transformation. You return home not just with stunning photos and souvenirs, but with a deeper appreciation for the world's rich tapestry of cultures and the enduring spirit of history. The Journey Through Java with Aman is an experience reserved for the modern gentleman, a seeker of experiences that enrich the soul and cultivate a deeper appreciation for the world's wonders. Are you ready to embark on yours?

The Journey Through Java is available on selected dates throughout 2024: 

  • 9 – 12 February

  • 29 March – 1 April

  • 12 – 15 April

  • 26 – 19 April

  • 9 – 12 May

  • 21 – 24 May

  • 14 – 17 June

  • 21 – 24 June

  • 19 – 22 July

  • 16 – 19 August

  • 30 August – 2 September

  • 13 – 16 September

  • 4 – 7 October

  • 11 – 14 October

  • 15 – 18 November

  • 20 – 23 December

The journey includes a luxury return train journey from Jakarta Gambir to Yogyakarta Tugu station inclusive of breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea and alcoholic beverages alongside a three-night stay at Amanjiwo with daily breakfast, private return transfers, and one culinary experience included.

For further details & booking, visit Aman website here.

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