Java and Bali Highlights Tour
JAVA TOUR PACKAGES | Java
- USD /pax, min 2pax
Day 1: Arrival Jakarta (L)
Upon arrival in Jakarta, direct for Jakarta city tour visiting the Old Town Batavia and Sunda Kelapa harbor. Known as Kota Tua, it was the reminiscent of the vicinity during colonial times in 16th century. The city was only within Batavia walled compound (today Kota), while the surrounding areas was only kampong (villages), orchards and ricefields. From Kota Tua, it’s a short drive to National Museum, then visit the National Monument (Monas). Rest of the afternoon at leisure.
Overnight in Jakarta.
Day 2: Jakarta – Bogor – Bandung (BL)
Today’s program is to visit Bogor Botanical Garden with its collection of over 10,000 different species of tropical plants. The gardens officially opened in 1817. They were used to research and develop plants and seeds from other parts of Indonesia for cultivation during the 19th century. This is a tradition that continues today and contributes to the garden’s reputation as the center of botanical research.
The trip will also pass Puncak tea plantation, and an optional stop can be made here.
Upon arrival in Bandung, direct to visit an Angklung performance. The performance are shown by children and is an is a very interesting session. Angklung is a musical instrument made of two bamboo tubes attached to a bamboo frame. The tubes are carved to have a resonant pitch when struct and are tuned to octaves. The base of the frame is held in one hand, whilst the other hand strucks the instrument. This causes a repeating note to sound. Each of three or more performers in and angklung ensemble play just one note or more, but altogether complete melodies are produced.
Overnight in Bandung.
Day 3: Bandung (BL)
A fullday program to explore Bandung and its surrounding. A short drive within the city to the live of local people, then drive to Tangkuban Perahu mountainous area to see Tangkuban Perahu volcano. It is a dormant volcano which last erupted in 1959, and is a popular tourist attraction where tourists can hike or ride to the edge of the crater to view the hot water springs and boiling mud up close, and buy eggs cooked on the hot surface. Then visit a hot springs nearby.
In the evening, stroll to the city center for fashion or try out the varied local snacks.
Overnight in Bandung
Day 4: Bandung – Jogjakarta (B, Lunch Box)
By morning train to Jogjakarta (about 7 hours), and arrive in Jogjakarta in the afternoon. Transfer to hotel and rest of the day at leisure.
In the evening, you can make your own program to the famous Malioboro street, enjoy the hustle bustle and souveniers vendors, and try to bargain to get the best offer.
Overnight in Jogjakarta.
Day 5: Jogjakarta – Borobudur (BL)
On this day, visit Jogjakarta Sultan Palace “Kraton” which is built in grand and elegant Javanese architectural style, lies in the centre of the municipality. Next to the Kraton is the Taman Sari water castle, one a bathing pool for the king and his wives.
At Kotagede, a neat, little and old town of Jogjakarta which was once the seat of the mighty Mataram kingdom, you will have the chance to visit silver works industry.
Then drive to Borobudur, a Buddhist Temple located 42km west of Jogjakarta. It is one of the world’s most famous temple, standing majestic and serene on a hillock overlooking lush green fields and distant hills. The shrine is the world’s and most complete of Buddhist reliefs.
Overnight in Jogjakarta.
Day 6: Jogjakarta – Solo – Kediri (BL)
It’s about 6 hours driving to Kediri with stop in Solo at Mangkunegaran Palace, a classical repository of classical Javanese art and culture. It has numerous priceless treasures which is believed to be from Majapahit century. From Solo continue to Sukuh Temple, which has a distinctive thematic reliefs from other temples where life before birth and sexual education are its main theme.
Drive through scenic area of Tawangmangu and Magetan with its beautiful panorama. Arrive at Kediri in the afternoon, a lively city where one of the biggest cigarette's company, Gudang Garam, is located.
Overnight in Kediri.
Day 7: Kediri - Malang - Bromo (BL)
In the morning, drive to Mount Kelud to see its phenomenon, with its new-born dome of Kelud (this visit is subject to condition at the time). From Mount Kelud, heading to Malang via Batu and stop at Pujon waterfall. Malang a delightful town of well planned parks and wide, tree lined avenues. Once a major coffee growing centre, there is still a lingering and agreeable air of Dutch influence throughout this country town. From Malang, continue the drive upward to Bromo.
Overnight in Bromo.
Day 8: Bromo – Ijen (BL)
Early wake-up call, at 3am. Leave the hotel for Cemoro Lawang, about 1 hour drive, to get to the closest point from where to start the discovery of Bromo volcano. The trip continues on foot or horse-back (cost for horse riding is not included) to cross the sand-sea to get to the feet of Mount Bromo. The spectacular view of the range of volcanoes (Bromo, Batok and Semeru) is unveiled along with the rise of the morning sun. Bromo is one of the multitudes of active volcanoes throughout Java. The view of this site is particularly spectacular. Afterward drive back to the hotel for breakfast and prepare to departure to Ijen. Late afternoon arrival in Ijen, the evening at leisure.
Overnight in Ijen.
Day 9: Ijen – Pemuteran Bali (BL)
After an early wake-up call and breakfast, a four-wheel drive vehicle carries you through the rural villages, coffee and clove plantations and then into one of Java’s last rainforests. Humidity, wildlife, giant ferns and big trees cover the slope of the mountain, to arrive at the Park Ranger’s station, to begin the 90-minute hike to Ijen Crater along a shady track with spectacular views. The lake eerie color and smoke wafting from bright yellow sulfur deposits crate the landscape desolate, barren and vibrantly alive. Watching miners descend into the crater and re-emerge carrying up to 80 kilos of ore on bamboo basket along the treacherous path.
Afterward walk down the mountain and drive back to the hotel for shower.
Afternoon drive to the harbour of Ketapang for ferry crossing to Bali.
Overnight in Pemuteran.
Day 10: Pemuteran (B)
Day free at leisure in Pemuteran for rest, or book optional activities available such as trekking to Banjar waterfall, or trekking to West Bali National Park, snorkeling, diving or even cooking class.
Pemuteran is a quiet stretch of sandy beaches and calm waters, protected by an outlying reef which makes for safe swimming and snorkeling. This oasis in the far northwest corner of Bali has a number of artful resorts set on a little bay that's alive with local life. The villagers, once impoverished, have realized that healthy reefs and sea life draw visitors, so they've found relative prosperity as good stewards to the local environment. It is a place to come for a real beach gateway. Most people dive or snorkel the underwater wonders while here.
Overnight in Pemuteran.
Day 11: Pemuteran - Ubud (B)
In the morning drive to Ubud via the beautiful landscape of Munduk. Stop at the picturesque panorama of the twin lakes Tamblingan and Buyan. Arrive Ubud in the afternoon, directly visit Ubud Palace Puri Saren, then spend time to stroll in Ubud main market. Rest of the day at leisure to explore Ubud by your own.
Overnight in Ubud.
Day 12: Ubud - Sanur (B)
Morning free at leisure in Ubud. There are a lot of options availabe to do such as river trekking, cycling through ricefields, or visit the famous Ubud monkey forest.
In the afternoon drive to Sanur.
Overnight in Sanur.
Day 13: Sanur (B)
Day free at leisure.
Overnight in Sanur.
Day 14: Sanur - Departure (B)
Transfer to airport for your next flight, or drop at your next destination in South of Bali area.
End of Tour
Surcharge for high season (01 July-31 Aug 2015) at USD 25/person
Surcharge for peak season (24 Dec 2014 – 05 Jan 2016) at USD 50/person
Terms & Conditions:
- Price is net per person
- The price includes accommodation/meals/program as per itinerary
- The tour is using air-conditioned vehicle with professional English speaking guide
- Full payment to be received at least 3 weeks before departure date (and 5 weeks before for tour departure in high/peak season period)
- Payment is not refundable if the tour is cancelled within 2 weeks before departure (and 1 month before departure for high/peak season)
- Price is subject to change without prior notice