Spend eight days amid the sweeping Tongokan roofs of South Sulawesi with this itinerary. You'll spend most of your time in Tana Toraja, an area known for maintaining many of its historic traditions amidst a backdrop of rice terraces, limestone cliffs, bamboo groves, and mountains. Then make your way south to the floating villages of Lake Tempe and beaches of Bira before you depart.
For over 12 years, we have provided our guests with the opportunity to discover new lands and cultures all across Asia, thanks to our Travel Expert’s wealth of knowledge and local expertise.
With offices in New Delhi, Pondicherry, Colombo, Kathmandu, Rangoon, Bali and Hanoi; Shanti Travel is local to the destinations you want to travel to, offering authentic and bespoke holidays and tours to over 22 destinations across Asia.
Shanti Travel is about providing our guests with bespoke holidays to Asia, creating memories that will last a lifetime. Our values below are what make us stand out from the crowd.
We are local to your destination
We are a team of over 90 Travel Experts based in our destinations for 365 days a year, with countless years of travel experience and over 12 years of local expertise. We share and continuously update our favourite spots, top tips and the best places to visit.
We are world travellers
Our team is made up of people just like you: we are curious travellers looking for new experiences, unusual discoveries and authentic encounters. We love to travel and explore new regions in Asia, which is why we love our jobs. Let us share with you our passion for travel and explore the roads of Asia together.
We make your dream holidays a reality
Our Travel Experts based in Asia will design your holiday especially for you to not only meet but exceed your expectations, making your travel dreams a reality. Trek day and night along the foothills of the Himalayas; last-minute honeymoon; meeting the forgotten tribes from Indonesia… Whatever your dream is, let’s make it a reality.
We are there to meet you on arrival
We believe that authentic travel experiences come from journeys that are led by a human face, encouraging beautiful encounters, special moments and cultural exchanges. Above all, as a local travel agency, we see ourselves as a facilitator for meetings with your Travel Expert, drivers, guides and most importantly, with the locals who open the doors of their countries to you.
We are on call 24/7
We believe in 100% tailor-made travel that you can adjust whilst on your holiday, and is that flexibility that is key to a serene journey. We provide all our guests with a local SIM card upon arrival which allows you to contact your Travel Expert 24/7. Questions, advice or change of plans; we’re at your disposal.
We design your holiday with you
We pride ourselves on providing our guests with unique, tailor-made holidays that are packed with authentic experiences for you to treasure. Our Travel Experts work with you to design your bespoke holiday sprinkled with plenty of surprises to keep you on your toes.
Our concept is local, our travel is sustainable
Deeply rooted in our beliefs is our commitment to promoting sustainable tourism and responsible travel. Our local concept sees us support the local economies to where our guests travel to, and our focus on authentic encounters helps preserve cultures and traditions.
We are highly recommended by our guests
We are committed to providing our guests with only the highest quality tailor-made holidays in Asia. We train all our drivers and guides, visit all the hotels we offer and test out any activity that we recommend.
Our tailor-made holidays are low cost, high quality
Our local concept means we can offer our guests the most competitive pricing on the market, cutting out the middleman and avoiding unnecessary costs. We make sure that all accommodations and services we provide you with are of the highest quality and fairest price.
Shanti Travel guarantee
Shanti Travel puts your safety first
We understand how important it is for you and your family and friends to feel safe whilst travelling. We put our traveller’s safety first so you can be sure that the only surprises you will have whilst travelling with Shanti are the wonderful places you will visit and the kind people you will meet.
Featured trips & expertise
On this six-day tour of Java, Indonesia, you'll see some of the most magnificent sights the island has to offer. Enjoy unforgettable sunrises over volcanoes and ancient temples, learn about rural life on visits to traditional villages, and explore the fascinating city of Yogyakarta. You'll hike up a volcanic crater, go on a classic train ride through the countryside, and roam around Buddhist and Hindu archaeological wonders along the way.
This is a truly unique expedition where we paddle our sea kayaks to some of the most remote beaches on earth, drifting over magnificent coral reefs, accessing little-visited coves and visit the only islands on Earth still inhabited by dragons, the famous Komodo dragon.
Recent Trip Reviews for Shanti Travel
Java trip, Indonesia - Nov 18 - Nov 24, 2018
The trip was AMAZING! So great to see and explore so much of east Java in such a short amount of time; Plateau Ijen, Mt. Bromo, Yojakarta, Borobudur and more :) The landscape is breathtaking (especially the sunrise over Mt Bromo) and I found myself time and time again in awe of the lush green surroundings.
A few things to call out - 1) underestimated the amount of time you spend traveling from one spot to another due to bad traffic, a lot of time spent in a car, and 2) the travel agency was... read more
Komodo and padar tour, Indonesia - Oct 25 - Oct 27, 2018
Our trip was amazing! From start to finish we were taken care of. Sharif and his crew were very friendly and their hospitality was great. Sharif was very knowledgable about the area, spotting Mantas, Dolphins and baby sharks! We had some enforced changes to our itinerary, as we were unable to see Padar island which was a disappointment, but we always had interesting places to go, snorkel and view the wildlife. The crew cooked us a banquet for every meal, so we never went hungry! The... read more
Java bali lombok flores and dragons, Indonesia - Aug 7 - Aug 22, 2018
Was an excellent trip, the guides on the ground were great, the communication in advance was very good. There were a few issues but aren't there always.
We have Yudi for a day I Yogyakarta , then Ovan for the rest of Java with Obbie driving and lastly Merta in Bali. Jessica was the initial contact and office based organizer.
The local guides had a deeper understanding of the best order to do things, when something should be busy or quieter - so whilst the things in a day were the same,... read more
Sights and adventure, Indonesia - Mar 13 - Mar 23, 2018
Thank you Kimkim and Shanti for creating the best honeymoon experience for us! It was an unforgettable experience and we have fallen in love with Bali and all its culture. Wayan was an excellent driver and we will always be grateful for him. He took us to many of his favorite local warungs and even ordered our food for us and made sure we were ok (when there was a language barrier with the staff). Our trip would not be the same without him!
Matthieu was also wonderful. During our meeting, he... read more