15N/16D BALI – IJEN CRATER - JOGJAKARTA

(Explore the highlights of Bali and the exotic of East Java and Middle Java)

  • 15 nights / 16 days
Day 1 – Arrival Denpasar Airport, Transfer To Ubud


Upon arrival at Denpasar airport, meeting and greeting by our guide then transfer to Ubud for overnight. The rest is free at own leisure.

Overnight at accommodation in Ubud

Day 2 – Ubud Evening Tour (13:30 – 21:00)


Breakfast at hotel

Ubud Evening Tour (13:30 – 21:00)

Afternoon pick up from the lobby of the resort for the tour around Ubud – the artistic heart of Bali. First visit is at NEKA Museum from which tourist can also learn very closely the history of Balinese arts, culture as well as the daily life of Bali through the masterpieces of well-known Balinese artist as well as foreign artist once who resided in Bali for long time.  Then walk around in the rainforest beneath the lush and green towering trees to enjoy the nature and the monkeys inhabit the rainforest. We visit Gunung Kawi ancient pilgrimage of King Udayana the first king that ruled in Bali, then we drive to Tegalalang village to see beautiful view of terraced rice fields before proceed to see spectacular sight of thousands White Heron arriving homes in Petulu Village. They nest on the trees along the road through the village, and make a spectacular sight as they fly in and commence squabbling over the prime perching places. We drive en-route back to Ubud center for dinner (not included) and Balinese performance at the Ubud Palace.

Overnight at accommodation in Ubud

Day 3 – Enchanting East Bali Tour (08:30 – 16:00)


Breakfast at hotel

Enchanting East Bali Tour (08:30 – 16:00)

After breakfast we pick you up at the lobby then travel along the scenic of the southern coast into the eastern part of the island – a perfect unspoiled gateway. The magic of Bali’s mystical appeal has a lot to do in this part of the island; unique blend of local traditions and beautiful countryside.  This tour will take you to explore the eastern highlight of Bali with stops on the way such as mysterious Goa Gajah “Elephant Cave” dating back to the Bali’s 11th century, Tihingan village to see the process how the Balinese “gamelan” orchestra is made in very traditional way, Kerta Gosa “ancient court of Justice” during the reign of Semarapura King around 18th century. See a large series of unique mural of “karmic law” beautifully painted as a relic of olden day justice. We drive inland to Sidemen Village – beautiful countryside and stop at a home industry to see how the process of making Balinese “ikat” from spinning the yarn, dying process until it finished by using traditional tools. Drive to inner side countryside and passing lush and green Rendang village an elevation on the rim of Mt. Agung. We then proceed to visit a beautiful Kehen Temple which was built in the 11th century. Set in 8 terraces the temple was also known of its beautiful carvings surround the wall and is believed as one of the most sacred temple in the region. We en-route back to the hotel with the last stop at a small village called Panglipuran – wander the bamboo plantation and the traditional village which holds such unique customs.

Overnight at accommodation in Ubud

Day 4 – Ubud – Munduk Tour (09:00 – 17:00)


Breakfast at hotel

Ubud – Munduk Tour (09:00 – 17:00)

We leave Ubud in the morning and drive further inland to the western part of Bali in the rim of Mt. Batukaru area and up to a small village in the mountain resort north of Bali. We drive to countryside – through a scenic drive ‘off the beaten track’ with time to stop and appreciate the tranquil beauty of Bali. Your guide will enlighten you on the Balinese farming traditions, villages and farmland in the fertile volcanic foothills of the Batukaru Mountains. You will see abundance of tropical fruit, spices, coffee, vegetables, and flowers. It’s no wonder that the community here is considered Bali’s farming elite – they have created a true masterpiece – an endless and intricate jigsaw of finely-curved rice terraces in brilliant shade of green, with glistening waters, so soothing to the eyes. As we drive to north through beautiful countryside we will made some stops on the way enjoying the beautiful surrounding of Bedugul and also the panoramic view of the twin lakes; Buyan and Tamblingan before we proceed to Munduk Village.

Overnight at accommodation in Munduk Village

Day 5 - Trekking Munduk Interrior (08:00 – 12:00)


Breakfast at hotel

Trekking Munduk Interrior (08:00 – 12:00)

Munduk Village is famous for the nature lover; the spectacular landscape and has a variety of fascinating walks and treks. The village is surrounded by tropical rainforest, rice terraces and farms producing; coffee bean, clove, vanilla and etc. Visitors are welcome to explore this delightful landscape which is extremely suitable for any outdoors activities. The village is at the elevation about 900 meters above sea level and the average temperature is about 20 – 25 degrees Celcius. We can organised different kind of treks range from 2 hours to half day trip depending on your condition and preference.

Overnight at accommodation in Munduk Village

Day 6 – Munduk – Pemuteran Bay (10:00 – 15:00)


Breakfast at hotel

Munduk – Pemuteran Bay (10:00 – 15:00)

This morning we will leave peaceful Munduk Village drive through picturesque villages down to Pemuteran Bay at the north-west coast area. Some stop will be made at natural hot spring and beautiful small Buddhist monastery before we proceed to Pemuteran bay. Pemuteran occupies a narrow coastal strip about 3 kilometers wide at most with wonderful mountain views to one side and the sea on the other and very close to the West Bali National Conservation. Pemuteran is very well known for divers and snorkelers for its beauty of their coral reefs and marine life. But don’t worry if you are not a diver you can just unwind yourself at their relaxing beach.

Overnight at accommodation in Pemuteran

Day 7 – Trekking At West Bali National Park


Breakfast at hotel

Trekking At West Bali National Park

A guided trek through the national park is a special back-to-nature adventure.  Experienced national park guides will take you on an easy journey through the areas where the local flora and fauna can be seen in their natural habitat.
The park today encompasses 10% of Bali's total land area. If managed wisely, the tourism potential of its adjacent marine reserve is almost unlimited. The 76,312-hectare (777-square-km) Taman Nasional Bali Barat, is the wild side of Bali. Since Bali is such a densely populated, intensively cultivated island, very little of Bali's forests are left. The Bali Barat Park is mountainous and consists of primary monsoon forest, mangrove forest, lowland rain forest, savanna, sea grass vegetation types, coral reefs, sandy beaches and both shallow and deep sea water.
The Park has 175 species of plants, 14 of which are endangered species like bayur (Pterospermum javanicum), ketangi (Lagerstroemia speciosa), burahol (Stelechocarpus burahol), cendana, or sandalwood (Santalum album), and sonokeling (Dalbergia latifolia).

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SNORKELING AT MENJANGAN ISLAND
Just off the northwest coast of Bali lies the tiny island Pulau Menjangan (Deer Island), an uninhabited island 8 km wide, surrounded by hectares of excellent coral reef. The island is situated in the protected marine reserve of the Bali Barat National Park and has a very diverse eco biology. Most visitors rate this as the best snorkeling spot in Bali, and divers place it high on their list too. Menjangan National Park are famous destinations among snorkelers from all over the world. The beautiful corals of the island are not to be missed.

Overnight at accommodation in Pemuteran

Day 8 – Pemuteran – Banyuwangi (Java) (10:00 – 12:00)


Breakfast at hotel

Pemuteran – Banyuwangi (Java) (10:00 – 12:00)

Morning pick-up at the hotel you stay at Pemuteran. Cross the Bali strait and proceed to Banyuwangi. Check-in at hotel in Banyuwangi for a rest and preparation to Ijen.

Overnight at accommodation in Banyuwangi.

Day 9 – Ijen Crater Tour – Banyuwangi – Kalibaru (B,L)


Breakfast at hotel

Ijen Crater Tour – Banyuwangi – Kalibaru (B,L)

Around 04:00 in the morning, our 4WD vehicle (jeep) will bring us to the village of Licin and then continue to the slope of Mount Ijen, passing through plantations and rainforest. This is one of the few remaining on the Island of Java with giant ferns, plants & big trees, this journey takes approximately 1 hour from the hotel by private car. Arrive at the parking area of Mount Ijen, approximately 1 until 1.5 hours will be required to ascend slope of mount Ijen to reach peak of Ijen Crater and along the path, you will enjoy the stunning natural scenery with fresh air & shady. Resting on the edge of the crater at an altitude of 2883 meters and enjoy best panorama of the lake of sulphate where reflects spectacular view in the surrounding walls to give the impression like doom. The sulfur mining workers go down into the crater and climb back up by passing dangerous path on the edge of Ijen Crater with the load as much as 80 kilograms on their shoulders. This is really a dangerous & hard job. Here also, you will enjoy the beautiful scenery in the crater of Ijen as one of God's amazing creation. Do not forget to take pictures in this area as a proof that you have visited one of the most amazing places on earth. After enjoyed the natural scenery at Crater of Ijen and then descend the slope of Mount Ijen until vehicles parking area where our vehicle is waiting for escort you to visit plantations then we will be back to the City of Banyuwangi for having lunch at a local restaurant. Afterward, we will continue our trip to Kalibaru highland. Then stay overnight and having dinner at Margo Utomo Cottages or similar hotel where located in the middle of many kind of plantations (Coffee, Rubber & Cocoa plantations) with nice hill view.

OPTIONAL  PROGRAM:
If the weather is good enough, you will have a chance to see blue fire at Ijen Crater but you are required to leave from the hotel around at 12:00am (midnight) and there will be extra cost for mining worker who will lead us to see blue fire at Ijen Crater (you can pay him on the site).

Overnight at Margo Utomo Cottage or similar – Standard Room + breakfast

Day 11 – Kalibaru High Land – Mount Bromo (B,L)


Breakfast at hotel

Kalibaru High Land – Mount Bromo (B,L)

Having breakfast at your hotel, then enjoy morning free program in hotel area with natural hill view & plantations (Coffee, Cocoa, Rubber & Cloves) till time to continue our trip to Mount Bromo area and it will take about 4-5hours.

Overnight at Lava View Lodge or similar + breakfast

Day 12 – Sun Rise Mount Bromo Tour – Jogjakarta By Train. (B)


Breakfast at hotel

Sun Rise Mount Bromo Tour – Jogjakarta By Train. (B)

Early morning wake up, you walk to a nearby point from where a magnificent sunrise can be observed. It is a magic moment when the sun casts its first rays over a sea of sand. At its periphery, volcanic cones rise up from the earth's surface. Mount Bromo is one of them, hissing and fuming with volcanic activity. This awesome sight was the result of a prehistoric eruption thousands years ago. In a shimmering distance you'll have stunning views over the Semeru massif. Circumstances allowing, you will move toward Bromo for a final ascent to its peak. Then back to your hotel for breakfast. After breakfast we drive to (Jombang/Surabaya/Malang) for a train transfer to Jogjakarta

SANCAKA TRAIN leaving Jombang by 18:25 seat Executive Class.
Arrival at Jogjakarta by 22:32 – meet and greet by tour guide and transfer to hotel.

Overnight at Dusun Jogja Village Hotel – Standard Room, with breakfast

Day 13 – Jogja Palace – Prambanan Temple Tour (B)


Breakfast at hotel

Jogja Palace – Prambanan Temple Tour (B) (09:00 – 16:00)

After have breakfast, our journey van java would be start, first we will explore jogja by becak (a local pedicab) with three-wheeled vehicles to feel the real Jogjakarta's ambiance) our first destination is Benteng Vredeburg, a Dutch heritage building museum By traveling approximately 15 minutes, you will pass the heritage building of Tugu train station, Malioboro shopping street area, Beringharjo traditional market. Our first stop is at the Sultan Palace, is an exotic place with traditional Java ambience in the middle of Jogja city which has captivate a lots of tourists both local and foreign countries is really provides a unique, interesting, beautiful, pleasurable and fun atmosphere. Then continue to Taman Sari Water Castle - a place where King’s daughters have a bath – symbolize doing ritual of Javanese treatment before they became a princess of Java. Then we will continue to see batik how is batik making process, located in Tirtodipuran Street, a legendary street for batik production and art. En-route back to your hotel our last visit to day is Prambanan Temple, an extraordinarily beautiful building constructed in the tenth century during the reigns of two kings namely Rakai Pikatan and Rakai Balitung. Soaring up to 47 meters (5 meters higher than Borobudur temple), the foundation of this temple has fulfilled the desire of the founder to show Hindu triumph in Java Island. This temple is located 17 kilometers from the city center, among an area that now functions as beautiful park.

Overnight at Dusun Jogja Village – Standard Room, inclusive breakfast

Day 14 – Borobudur And Country Side Tour (B) (09.00 – 14.00)


Breakfast at hotel

Borobudur  And  Country Side Tour (B) (09.00 14.00)
(inclusive  entrance  tickets)

After breakfast, start your journey to explore the world heritage, Borobudur temple. Formerly 1 of 7 wonder world, the biggest Buddhist temple in the world, UNESCO World’s heritage, with a local guide we would see 1460 relief panels and 504 Buddha effigies in its complex. It is not surprising since architecturally and functionally, as the place for Buddhists to say their prayer, Borobudur is attractive to visit for everyone. Then we drive to deep countryside up to Menoreh hill about 800 m above sea level. Enjoy the stunning view of huge ancient caldera surrounded by active volcanoes in Java; Mt Merapi, Merbabu, Sumbing and Sindoro.  You also could see Borobudur temple is just a little spot, prove how incredible of the God is. After this, continue our program to the first ancient open air christian church of Sendang Sono which is popular with the Maria cave & healing springs water, the place of pilgrimage situated in the village of Banjaroyo. The villagers live here produce a lot of assiry oil plant for fragrant perfume, kakao for chocolate, & clove tree for cigarette along the area.

Overnight at Dusun Jogja Village – Superior  Room, inclusive breakfast

Day 15 – Departure transfer for flight to Bali Flight Jogjakarta – Denpasar


Breakfast at hotel

Departure transfer for flight to Bali
Flight Jogjakarta – Denpasar

Meet and greet and transfer to Kuta
Overnight at Holiday Inn Baruna – Superior Room inclusive breakfast

Day 16 – Day at leisure


Breakfast at hotel

Day at leisure

Transfer to the airport for the flight home

End Of The Pacakge Trip

Inclusive :

  • All accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Tours and transfers as in the itinerary
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All entrance fees as in the program on the itinerary
  • English speaking guide

EAST JAVA :

  1. Accommodation for 1 nights as per program, based on standard room and daily breakfast
  2. Tours & transfers as per program
  3. AC private coach
  4. Entrance & parking fees as per program
  5. 4-wheel-drive vehicle in Ijen
  6. Turangga Train ticket SUB/Malang/Jombang - JOG, Executive Class.
  7. Guide service
  8. Ferry from Ketapang – Gilimanuk

JOGJAKARTA :

  1. Air tickets for JOG - DPS (Rate subject to change by the airline)
  2. Accommodation for 3 nights as per program, based on standard room and daily breakfast
  3. Tours & transfers as per program
  4. AC private coach
  5. Entrance & parking fees as per program
  6. Guide service

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