Pea-green paddy fields, mountain peaks and pristine white beaches will be unlocked in a cloud of luxury by the new Aman experience, A journey through Java.
Dedicated train carriages organised by luxury rail operators PT Kereta Api Pariwista will take you through Java from Jakarta through to Central Java where landscapes of temples blend into tree-lined hillsides and mountain vistas.
Travel in style, with an exquisite Aman breakfast and lunch served on board, surrounded by the opulence of one’s private carriage.
Learn along the way, accompanied by Amanjiwo’s resident anthropologist, Patrick Vanhoebrouck, who shares the region’s historical and cultural highlights. Sip on a crisp glass of champagne with afternoon tea before reaching Yogyakarta Tugu station feeling refreshed, where a 60-minute private transfer to Amanjiwo awaits.
Amanjiwo’s 31 Borobudur-inspired suites lie in two perfect crescents below the central rotunda – most with individual swimming pools opening onto private gardens.
The resort’s restaurant, bar and terraces all foster serenity, overlooking a ring of volcanoes, while stone steps descend in tiers to a magnificent swimming pool.
Dedicated to holistic wellness, Amanjiwo offers a spa menu informed by traditional Javanese healing, while a fully equipped gym suite, tennis court and private yoga sessions help guests find peace within. This journey includes two nights to experience this inspiring location.
Close by is the temple of Borobudur, a 9th-century marvel with 504 life-size Buddha statues for guests to explore.
Included in this journey is one experience of your choice, which could be a traditional Makan Malam degustation dinner served in the grand colonial restaurant, a private Aman picnic on the banks of the Progo river, or sunset martinis overlooking the Menorah Hills.
Although Australians may not be able to enjoy the dates this year, which are from 24 to 26 September, 16 to 18 October, 13 to 15 November and 25 to 27 December, there will be further dates announced for 2022.
The journey is also available on a private charter basis for a minimum of eight guests, allowing groups of friends or family to travel to Amanjiwo in the safety and security of their own private carriage.
The journey includes a luxury one-way train journey from Jakarta Gambir to Yogyakarta Tugu station, including breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea and alcoholic beverages, and a two-night stay at Amanjiwo with daily breakfast and a private transfer and one experience included.