16 days Java and Bali Exploration tour

(Covers area of Yogyakarta, Bromo, Sukamade and Leisure on Bali)

Day 1
Arrive in Yogyakarta at... We will fetch you from the airport and transfer to hotel Grand Rosela or similar for overnight stay. Here you can rest after your long journey, take a nice walk or swim.

Day 2
Yogyakarta tour. After breakfast we will make an excursion to Borobudur temple, one of the great wonders of the world. This temple built in the 8th century and has the most complete ensemble of Buddhist relics in the world. It is standing about 40 meters above the ground with 10 terraces, each smaller then the one below rising to the Great Stupa of Buddha on the top. From Borobudur, we will also visit the nearby smaller temples, Mendut with its huge Buddha statue and Pawon temple. After that we return to Yogyakarta to make a city tour in this beautiful city. We will visit: Keraton (the Sultan palace) built in 1755. Nearby Birds market and Water Castle. In the afternoon free at your own program. Overnight stay in hotel Grand Rosela or similar.

Day 3
Yogyakarta - excursion to Prambanan temple. In the morning we drive to Prambanan temple, the most beautiful Hindu temple in Java. Thereafter to batik workshop to see the intricate processing of the Batik cloths, Kota Gede famous for fine Javanese silver works. In the evening you can enjoy dinner and Ramayana Ballet (optional). The best performance of Ramayana Ballet is in Prambanan Amphitheatre (open air). Overnight stay in hotel Grand Rosela or similar. 

Day 4
Yogyakarta - Solo - Malang. After breakfast depart to Solo. In Solo you will visit the Mangkunegara Prince Palace and Triwindu flea market. Thereafter we continue the trip to a small hill town of Malang in East Java province. Overnight stay in hotel Kartika Graha or similar in Malang.

Day 5
Malang - Sukapura. In the morning you can do city tour in Malang. Here you can visit the colonial buildings and make a stop for coffee break and snack at the famous Toko Oen (optional). At noon depart to Sukapura at the foot of mount. Bromo. Overnight stay in hotel Lava View in Sukapura.

Day 6
Bromo - Kalibaru. Getting up before dawn for the famous Bromo excursion to see the beautiful sunrise views over mount Bromo and its surroundings. You can climb the mount Bromo by foot or horse riding (can be hired but on your own account). It is suggested to wear a jacket as the temperature can be very low on the top of the volcano. After enjoying the beauty of mount Bromo, return to hotel for breakfast. Then we drive further to the east to Kalibaru plantation. Overnight stay in hotel Kalibaru Cottages or similar in Kalibaru.

Day 7
Kalibaru - free program. In the morning you can do your own program in this plantation. Kalibaru is one of the most important plantation area that established during the Dutch colonial occupation in East Java. Nearly al the mountain valley planted with coffee, cacao and rubber plantation. Here you can watch the entire process of making coffee from the harvesting? through packaging. Overnight stay in Kalibaru cottages or similar.

Day 8
Kalibaru - Sukamade. Depart in the morning to Sukamade via the lush tropical rain forest and plantation. Arrive at Sukamade in the afternoon and overnight stay in a simple guest house named Wisma Sukamade. After dinner (included) you can do night excursion to Sukamade beach for observing the wild turtle comes on shores from the ocean to lay their eggs escorted by the local rangers. Return to the guest house by midnight.

Day 9
Sukamade - Ijen plateau. After breakfast free at your own program to explore the surrounding area of Sukamade which is still practically void of people. In the afternoon leave Sukamade to Ijen plateau. Overnight stay in Arabica Homestay.

Day 10
Ijen Plateau - free program - Ubud. In the morning you can do a half day hike to the spectacular Ijen Crater (optional). The sulfuric lake of Ijen reflects eerie colors the surrounding walls to give an apocalypse like impression. Here you can watch how local people seeking the sulfur descend into the crater and climb back up along the dangerous rim with loads of sulfur on their shoulders. At noon we depart to Ketapang harbor from where we embark the ferry to cross the Java strait to Bali. Arrive in Gilimanuk harbor we proceed to the artist village of Ubud. Overnight stay in De Munut Cottages or similar in Ubud. Type of room: Standard.

Day 11
Ubud - excursions. The excursions will start in the afternoon by visiting 3 different locations. Firstly you will visit the temple at Taman Ayun (beautiful garden) at Mengwi. This temple is surrounded by a moat, was built in 1634 for the Royal family. The next stop is the Monkey forest at Kedaton, where over 500 monkeys of varying sizes inhabit the forest along with numerous fruit bats. Finally to Tanah Lot Temple, which is built on an outcrop of rock just off the coastline and can only be reached by wading across at low tide. When the tide is high, waves thunder around the island and at sunset, the spray and sun weave fantastic rainbows. Thereafter we return to Ubud. Overnight stay in De Munut Cottages or similar in Ubud. Type of room: Standard.

Day 12
Ubud - free program. In the morning free at your own program. You can walk through Monkey forest street where a lot of fine galleries are available. Overnight stay in hotel Ulun Ubud or similar in Ubud. Type of room: Emerald room.

Day 13
Ubud – full day tour - Kuta. After breakfast we drive to Batubulan to see the Barong and Kris Dance. Further visit the handicraft villages of woodcarvers and silver and goldsmiths. Then to Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave) that dates back to the 11th century. At Penelokan-Kintamani you can enjoy the spectacular panorama of mount and lake Batur. Thereafter we drive to the south to visit Besakih temple, the mother temple of Bali and Klunkung - Kertha Gosa (hall of justice). In the afternoon drive to Kuta. Overnight stay in hotel Aneka Beach or Adika Sari Bungalows in Kuta area. Type of room: deluxe.

Day 14
Kuta - free at your own program. No transport and guide. Overnight stay in hotel Aneka Beach or Adika Sari Bungalows in Kuta area. Type of room: deluxe.

Day 15
Kuta - free at your own program. No transport and  guide. Overnight stay in hotel Aneka Beach or Adika Sari Bungalows in Kuta area. Type of room: deluxe.

Day 16
Kuta area - airport. Today we transfer you to the airport for your flight to next destination. The end of your fine tour on Java and Bali.

The prices for the above tour are :

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2 - 3 persons

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6 - 8 persons

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Single Supplement

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The prices are already included:

- Overnight stay in above mentioned hotels based on twin share bedrooms

- Daily breakfast

- English speaking guide

- Transportation using an air-conditioned car incld. Fuel

- Driver, his meals and overnight accommodation costs

- Excursions as mentioned in the above itinerary

- Entrance and parking fees

-Cost of the ferry from Ketapang to Gilimanuk on day 10

- All transfers that mentioned in the above itinerary

Not included:
- Air tickets and airport taxes
- Insurance
- Personal expenses such as tips, donation, drinks, lunches, dinners, meals (except are mentioned above), ..etc.

Individual Tour
The above tour program is an individual tour. You will travel individually with your own driver and guide. There is no body else in your transportation. You have your own privacy and decide your own time.