Aman reveals ultra-luxury train voyage through Indonesia’s tree-lined hillsides and paddy fields

Aman Java train journey to Amanjiwo

The hotel group Aman, which is set to open several ultra-luxury resorts in Saudi Arabia in the coming years, has revealed a train voyage through Indonesia’s tree-lined hillsides and paddy fields ending at one of the brand’s most iconic properties.

The journey will take guests from the buzzing capital city of Jakarta to Amanjiwo in Central Java, where 36 thatched-roofed suites are surrounded by jungles and mountains just a stone’s throw away from the UNESCO-protected Borobudur temple.

The train’s carriages, adorned in Aman’s trademark minimalist aesthetic, will travel for seven hours through the region, where frenetic streets turn to tree-lined hillsides and pea-green rice paddy fields.

Breakfast and lunch will be served during the journey, along with afternoon tea accompanied by Amanjiwo’s resident anthropologist, Patrick Vanhoebrouck, who will share historic and cultural highlights.

After reaching Yogyakarta Tugu station, guests will receive a private car transfer to the iconic hotel, where stone steps descend in tiers to a magnificent swimming pool and the spa offers a menu informed by traditional Javanese healing.

Throughout their time at Amanjiwo, each guest will receive daily breakfast and one experience, with options including a traditional degustation dinner, a private picnic on the banks of the River Progo or sunset martinis overlooking dramatic vistas of the Menoreh Hills.

Amanjiwo Borobudur Suite in Central Java

A daily shuttle service from the hotel’s lobby to the nearby town of Borobudur means easy access to the area’s temple — a ninth-century marvel with 504 life-size Buddha statues.

Aman’s Journey Through Java is available on selected dates each month this year. Click here to see the full calendar and book your spot.