Exploring Java and Bali
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Yogyakarta is considered Indonesia’s cultural capital. There is so much art in this city - from the unique batik drawing on clothes, all the way to the shadow puppet theatre. Also the city is known amongst the locals as the foodie’s paradise. Do not miss out on the local cuisine, as every chef there, including the street stalls owners, take real pride in the quality of their food. In addition we will have the chance to visit one of the biggest Hindu temples in the world, followed by the biggest Buddhist monument on the globe! Then we will take you to the volcano Bromo, which is the picture perfect scenery, you can ever hope to catch on your camera. Then off to Kalibary, popular with the rural simple picturesque life. The last day we move to the amazing Bali.


Highlights:
Yogyakarta - the heartland of Javanese culture
Prambanan & Borobudur - the remarkable Hindu and Buddhist temples
Active volcano Bromo
Rural Kalibaru


 

Day 1: Arrival
Upon arrival at Jogjakarta we will pick you up and drive you to your hotel to rest and get
ready for the eventful second day.

Day 2: Yogyakarta (Jogja), Prambanan
Our journey starts at 8:30 am. We embark on a cultural sightseeing around Jogja. We will
check out the Sultan Royal Palace, the Water Castle (Taman Sari), drive to the nearby
artisan’s village of Tirtodipuran known for its Batik industry and then to Kotagede,
recognized for its silver jewelry workshops. In the afternoon, we will head to visit
Prambanan temple - one of the largest Hindu temples in South-East Asia. It was built in the
9th century, and it is a magnificent icon of Indonesia’s cultural heritage.

Day 3: Borobudur and Candirejo
The morning will take us to Mendut temple, followed by a visit to the Borobudur monument.
It is the biggest Buddhist monument in the world, an ancient site which was built in the 8th
century. Once it was the place where monks across Southeast Asia would to go to study and
practice Buddhism. Then the journey goes on to Candirejo village, where we swap the car
for a horse carriage, while exploring the country side and the richness of the villages
around.

Day 4. Bromo
Travel from Yogyakarta to Jombang by train. By the time we arrive in Jombang the driver
will be ready to pick you up and drive you to Bromo area.

Day 5. Kalibaru
At 3:30 am we take off on a race with the sun. We will drive to Mount Pananjakan’s view
point to see sunrise behind Mount Bromo and an active Mount Semeru, as background. This
is the picture you have undoubtedly seen on a cover of National Geographic or any
advertisement for Indonesia. One of the best views in the world, this sunrise, for sure.
Check out the gallery below.
Afterward, we drive down to the deserty area, where we drop the jeep, and take on this
active volcano on foot. There are horses available, for those who are not comfortable
walking in the sand. From the rim you can see a magnificent view and the smoking heart of
the volcano.
After, we get back to the hotel for breakfast, take shower, pack and drive back to Kalibaru
highland.

Day 6. Kalibaru, eco plantation tour
After breakfast we start an eco trip amongst the plantations of Kalibaru area. During some
trekking we will see trees of nutmeg, pepper, cinnamon, cocoa, coffee, cloves and coconuts.
Also see how the locals use traditional process to turn palm tree liquid into palm sugar. We
will also visit a dairy farm.

Day 7. Bali
After breakfast we will drive to Banyuwangi and stop for some sightseeing on the way. Then
we take the ferry towards Bali and take you to your hotel (Lovina, Pemutaran, Kuta и Sanur) for an onward journey. 

Day 8. Departure


Price Includes:
7 nights standard hotels twin / triple sharing room incl. breakfast
AC private transport
entrance fees
English speaking tour guides
train ticket Yogyakarta – Jombang executive class
jeep for Bromo Tour
ferry ticket for crossing to Bali

Not Included:
internationa; flights
airport taxes
insurance
tips
horse riding in Bromo

Additional Services:
Price pp. for a delux option is 826 EUR
Supplement pp. at 2-3 traveling together two (standard version) - 180 EUR.


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Exploring Java and Bali (Rated 4.84 / 5 Based on 19 Reviews.)

No special experience is needed; everyone who is in condition to cope with long Saturday walks in the forest can also cope with these tours. As a rule, the trips are short and at a low altitude. Often, it is your choice to join or skip a day-tour. The routes follow a hilly terrain without steep ascents and descents. Normally we walk 3/5h a day.

No special experience is needed; everyone who is in condition to cope with long Saturday walks in the forest can also cope with these tours. As a rule, the trips are short and at a low altitude. Often, it is your choice to join or skip a day-tour. The routes follow a hilly terrain without steep ascents and descents. Normally we walk 3/5h a day.

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