One of Indonesia’s larger islands, Java is where the country’s capital, Jakarta lies. Java is host to numerous volcanoes, national parks and rainforests, making for a spectacular geography. The tea and rice plantations also make for a picturesque landscape. Java is also home to great ancient monuments such as the stupas of Borobudur and the Prambanan temples
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"Registan Square in Samarkand - The sight was so extraordinarily beautiful it took our breath away, and we all stood silent for several minutes, just taking in the scene. I think this site is one of the wonders of the world.
Dr. Eva Simmons"
"Seeing so many animals in their natural surroundings and our guides ability to spot wildlife and his knowledge of the animals and plants we saw. The private journey was well worth the extra cost because our guide got to know what we wanted to see and did his best to find the things that were most interesting to us.
Mrs Christine Crouch"
"The guide, Valentino, was very efficient, excellent with local knowledge, always pleasant and punctual; an essential requirement. Comparing the desert and Patagonia is like comparing chalk and cheese. All the places had inspirational characteristics. Food and wine were varied and of a high standard.
Mr Stephen Fidler"
"This was a fabulous trip from beginning to end with charming and attentive local guides throughout and wonderful accommodation. The dawn balloon ride over Bagan was particularly magical as was the opportunity to get very close to the fishermen on Inle Lake – a photographer's dream!
Mr Peter Bradbrook"
"To all your staff and those of your associates in Peru a very big and heartfelt thank you. The professionalism, support and guidance given throughout our tour were nothing but high quality and we would have no hesitation in recommending your tours to anyone.
Mr Stuart Jones"
"If we had to pick one [inspirational] moment it would be walking out of the Siq at Petra to see the Treasury. But to be honest there were so many amazing places it is difficult to pick one out.
Mr Christopher Clark"
"A wonderful holiday and very pleased with all aspects of the itinerary put together for us by Cox and Kings.
Mr Mark Hodgson"
"There were almost too many highlights to single out just one. However, I would have to include the first sight of the Taj Mahal in any shortlist. There were so many other wondrous buildings. We also greatly enjoyed the trip to the local village in Jaipur as it gave us a better insight as to how the rural community live.
Mrs Gwendoline Wilkins"
"The most inspirational moment was the first view of Registan Square in Samakand, which was the primary reason for our Uzbek trip and the overwhelming genuine friendliness of the Uzbek people.
Mr John Bourne"
"[Inspirational moments include the] dawn boat ride at Varanasi, walking out to see the Taj Mahal early morning and the lakes at Udaipur.
Dr Alan Watson"
"An enjoyable and memorable tour which will remain the ‘experience of a lifetime’.
D J Barlow and H F Gregg"
"The most inspirational moment was when we reached the summit of Sigiriya and viewed the wonderful vista. I would urge anyone who visits Sri Lanka not to miss this. It is truly worthwhile.
Dr David Rainford"
"The landscapes of Namibia were more than I had imagined and the people so friendly. All your hotels and lodges were perfect. Once again, many thanks for a wonderful holiday. We will certainly use Cox & Kings again!
"Visiting Machu Picchu was particularly exciting as the setting is so strange and unworldly - and its resident population of llamas is very beguiling! Seeing the sun rise over Lake Titicaca was also unforgettable.
Mr Charles Cox"