19N/20D JAVA – BALI OVERLAND PACKAGE
Into the highlight of Java and Bali; nature, culture as well as a bit of adventure
Welcome to Jakarta upon arrival at airport Soekarno-Hatta first clear immigration followed by baggage claim and the custom formalities you will be met and greeted by our guide, then transferred to your hotel. En route having short city sightseeing drive passing National Monument, standing at 137-meters in height and capped with a 50 kgs flame of gold on top, it symbolizes the nation’s independence heading to SundaKelapaHarbour, It was once a busy harbor where Portuguese traded with Hindu Kingdom of Pajajaran in the 16th Century, now a fisherman wharf and inter island port. Stop at the old city Batavia to see historical Dutch building including Cafe Batavia, which has own international accolades for an interior decor that combine the elegance of the 1920’s and 30’s with a dollop of humor. Check in
Breakfast at hotel, leave for Bogor the drive passing through toll road, en route stop at the Miniature Park of Indonesia or well known Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, which covers more than 165 hectares and give visitors a glimpse of the breathtaking diversity of the Indonesian archipelago. Explore more about Miniature Park of Indonesia, walk through and enjoy traditional houses of the Batak of North Sumatra, the Minangkabau of West Sumatra and the Asmat of Irian Jaya. Continue to Bogor city well known as the Rain City, because of frequent rain showers, then visit Bogor botanical garden to see the world-class botanic gardens, situated just behind the stunning 19th-century presidential palace. This botanical garden was officially established by the Dutch in 1817 and featuring over 15,000 species of tropical plants from around the world. Within 87 hectares are over 400 palm species, 5,000 trees and an orchid house with 3,000 varieties. Further drive heads to Bandung passing through Puncak famous for beautiful view of tea plantation. Upon arrival in Bandung we check in hotel for overnight.
Breakfast at hotel, enjoy scenic drive passing through small town resort of Lembang surrounded by vegetable and fruit garden further to Mt. TangkubanPerahu. The winding road goes past the mountain forest up to the crater and the beautiful panorama of huge crater as well as surrounding area awaits you on arrival at rim of the volcano. Feel the fresh air and its cool climate. Next, walk down through the fine forest to Domas crater where you will find boiling water from the crater. Next walk to reach your car at parking area and drive down hill passing beautiful tea plantation to Sari Ater resort located on the mountain slope of TangkubanPerahu, providing Spa , health center, hot spring water pool where you can soak in the mineral rich water, which has been proven good for healing skin problem. Return to Bandung to continue to SaungUdjok for traditional Angklung music orchestra. Return top hotel for overnight.
Breakfast at hotel, a transportation will be ready to drop us to the train station for train ride to Jogjakarta. The journey passes beautiful mountain scenery, river, villages then crossing Central Java, upon arrival in Jogjakarta transfer to hotel. Check in for overnight.
After having breakfast at the hotel we will do a full day city tour visiting Sultan’s Palace where Javanese culture and tradition still strongly flourished. Then to the colorful bird market and Tamansari water castle, which was a recreation garden or a resting house for the Sultan and family as well as hiding place for royal family to defend against the enemy assault. Continue visit to the best-preserved ancient monuments in the world and listed as The World Wonder Heritage, built between the end of the seventh and beginning of the eighth century A.D by bySailandra dynasty. Borobudur was for about a century and a half the spiritual centre of Buddhism in Java, then it was lost until its rediscovery in the eighteenth century. Return to Jogjakarta continue visit to the largest and most impressive Shiva Temple Complex, called Prambanan Temple which consist of several sanctuaries of Shiva over 200 temples and shrines. The largest, the tallest one well known ‘LoroJongrang’ Temple is covered with wonderful relief depicting the Ramayana episodes, another appealing aspect is its glorious symmetry and grace, making it the most elegant and beautiful temple in Java. We drive back to the hotel for overnight.
Breakfast at hotel, the day is free at own leisure.
After breakfast at hotel and then transfer to Yogyakarta train station for train ride heading to Jombang. The train will pass through villages and rice fields. Upon arrival you will be pick up and drive continues by car to Malang.
After breakfast start short city sightseeing of Malang, visit the bird and flower market. Then continue to see the famous but small temple Singosari in the village of Singosari as well as Sumberawan temple located in the neighborhood. Take a few minute drive will bring you to the tea plantation Wonosari, high up in the mountains with beautiful views. You can visit the factory (at your own costs), walk around at the extensive plantation or have some drinks. If time permits we will have a chance to visit to Waterfall just behind the Purwodadi Botanical Garden. Walk down to waterfall through the nature and step on stones along the river. Continue drive passing serpentine road and mountainous view heading to Tosari village located on the slope on the mountain, upon arrival check in hotel for overnight.
Early morning wake up after a cup of tea/coffee drive with 4 wheels Jeep up to Mt. Pananjakan the highest view point (2700m) to see the sunrise. Enjoy the spectacular view of Mt. Bromo and surroundings (subject to the weather). Drive down hills passing the caldera continue horse riding to feet of Mt. Bromo then climbing up 250 steps to the crater rim. Enjoy the marvelous views of Mt. Bromo and its surrounding (subject to the weather). Return to hotel for breakfast and we proceed to drive heading to Kalibaru, a little town in East Java which is famous for the coffee and cacao plantation.
After breakfast we leave Kalibaru to drive to Banyuwangi the eastern tip of Java Island. As soon as we arrived hotel we check in and time for relax and preparation for the trek to Ijen.
After an early wake-up call travel with a four-wheel drive Land-Rover through exotic plantations and dense rainforests to the Park Ranger Station of Mount Ijen in Paltuding. Begin the 1,5 hours hike to Ijen crater along a shady trail with spectacular views. Rest along the rim of the volcanic crater lake at an elevation of 2,883 meters. The sulphuric lake reflects eerie color over the surrounding walls. Smoke wafting from bright yellow sulphur deposits along the shore create a landscape both desolately barren and vibrantly alive. Witness miners descend into the crater and re-emerge carrying up to 80 kilo sulphur ore on bamboo baskets along the 3 kilometers treacherous path. After absorbing this unique scene, walk down the mountain and return to hotel, then transfer to harbor Ketapang crossing the Bali by ferry, dropping to Pemuteran
Leave directly by boat from the hotel’s beach.
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 is famous destinations among snorkelers from all over the world. The beautiful corals of the island are not to be missed.
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We leave Pemuteran the northern coast of Bali and drive to the center of Bali on the rim of Mt Batukaru. On the way we will stop at Munduk village for a coffee break while enjoying the stunning view of the twin lake; Tamblingan and Buyan. And then as we drive down to the southern plains we will also stop at Bedugul a beautiful mountain resort with its lake and the small beautiful temple built on the lake dedicated to the goddess of the Lake Beratan. The next stop is Jatiluwih for a stunning view of terraced rice fields before we proceed to Umabian.
The trip to include to visit picturesque Royal Temple at Mengwi which is dating back to 1062, Monkey forest sanctuary at Kedaton village and the highlight of the tour is to visit Tanah Lot temple – a sacred 16 century temple built on a black lava rock 200 meters offshore. Experience the sun set beyond the temple and its magnificent view of the surrounding (if the weather permit).
Afternoon pick up at the lobby and then we drive to Ubud with a stop at Tanah Lot Temple – an ancient temple dated back to the 11 century built on a lava rock about 200 meters offshore. Enjoy the spectacular of the surrounding view with the back ground of the Indian Ocean before we continue to Ubud – Tjampuhan Resort for check in and overnight.
Pick up from the lobby of Tjampuhan Resort for the tour to Ubud – the artistic heart of Bali. First visit is at ARMA 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.
Afternoon pick up at the lobby and then transfer to Sanur for the rest of your stay before you leave back home. Check in at Peneeda View Resort.
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Free and Easy until departure – Departure transfer to the airport
End Of The Trip
- Transfer and sightseeing tour as per program with AC car and English speaking guide
- – 10 night accommodation base on twin share with breakfast
- – Entrance fees, parking, and refreshment
- – Train ticket Bandung – Jogjakarta by Lodaya or Argo Wilis, Jogjakarta – Jombang/Malang by Sancaka
- – 4 WD jeep tour at Mt. Bromo and Mt. Ijen and also horse riding at Bromo.
- – Ferry closing to Bali
Meals, beverages, travel insurance, tipping and personal expenses
- Transfers and tour as perogram with private AC vehicles and English / Dutch speaking guide
- – Accommodation
- – Daily breakfast
- – Entrance fee
- – Meal plans as in the itinerary
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