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11 Days Java Bali Combination

Java & Bali (Yogyakarta – Borobudur – Candirejo – Prambanan – Malang – Bromo – Surabaya – Ubud – Sanur)

Package Details

11 Days Java Bali Combination

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Overview

This tour lets you explore the highlights of two main islands in Indonesia, Java and Bali. It starts from the center of Java, Yogyakarta with its historical and cultural spots like temples and palaces. As you go to the east, you will have a chance to witness a magnificent view of sunrise at the most popular mountain in Indonesia, Bromo. Moving on to Bali, expect immersing with the local by cycling at the villages and practicing Balinese spiritualism in depth. The tours concludes with a relaxing stay nearby the beach.
 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visiting Prambanan Temple & Borobudur Temple
  • Exploring Yogyakarta town by becak (trishaw) traditional transportation
  • Witnessing sunrise in Bromo Volcano
  • Cycling tour through villages
  • Experiencing Balinese spiritualism
  • Relaxing on the beach

Details & Program

Day 01 : Arrival Yogyakarta – Hotel in Yogyakarta

Day 01 : Arrival Yogyakarta – Hotel in Yogyakarta

Upon arrival Yogyakarta, you will be transferred to your hotel in Yogyakarta. Yogyakarta is a colorful, vibrant city and it is considered the cultural capital of Java. It is a center for the production of handicrafts and traditional textiles and has Javanese dance, theatre and shadow puppet (wayang kulit) performances on most days of the week.

Accommodation :
Standard : Eclipse or similar
Superior : Duta Boutique Villa or similar
Deluxe : The Phoenix or similar
Meals included : N/A
Travel time : Approximately 1 hours

Day 02 : Yogyakarta – Borobudur Cycling Tour & Candirejo Andong Village Tour

Day 02 : Yogyakarta – Borobudur Cycling Tour & Candirejo Andong Village Tour

Morning depart from your hotel to have Borobudur Cycling activity. You will cycle around the village and visit Borobudur traditional market. Visit Borobudur temple before back to starting point to enjoy your lunch. Borobudur Temple is one of the greatest Buddhist monuments in the world. The temple consists of nine stacked platforms, six square and three circulars, topped by a central dome.
Continue transfer to Candirejo for having andong village tour. This small village took it in their hands to develop eco-tourism. The village is a few kilometers away from the Borobudur monument. During the tour, you will explore the village with a local guide and gain insight and knowledge of local customs and traditions. Art, handicrafts, traditional health drinks and the agricultural system of inter cropping will be shown. Back to your hotel in Yogyakarta.


Accommodation :
Standard : Eclipse or similar
Superior : Duta Boutique Villa or similar
Deluxe : The Phoenix or similar
Meals included : Breakfast & Lunch
Travel time : Approximately 8 hours

Day 03 : Yogyakarta – Becak City Tour – Prambanan Visit

Day 03 : Yogyakarta – Becak City Tour – Prambanan Visit

Depart from your hotel in Magelang to Yogyakarta. Discover Yogyakarta highlights by traditional transportation. Our tour by becak (rickshaw) starts from our office in the center of Yogyakarta. It is a short becak drive to the Alun-alun Kidul (South Square), the backyard of Sultan’s Palace. We take you to visit Taman Sari, the Water Castle where was once used by the royal family to spend their leisure time. A local guide will explain more about the history of the place. A special stop is made for your coffee break at a unique location; try a Javanese blend of coffee Tubruk. The becak driver will cycle you to the Keratons’ Palace.


A local guide will give the inside information of the palace and make sure that you see all the interesting areas. You have ample time to breathe the special atmosphere of this place. Once you enter the Keraton a slow-paced tempo atmosphere filled with tradition and history overwhelms you, making a becak the perfect way of transportation to discover the unique corners of the keraton. Leave the keraton and visit Vredeburg museum, this historical fort portrays Indonesia’s journey for independence via several dioramas. We include in the tour a tasty local lunch at the restaurant with nice ambiance. You end the day at the famous Malioboro Road for some shopping and local everyday life.
Continue visit Prambanan Temple, built in 850 A.D. This complex is dedicated to the supreme Hindu gods Brahma, Shiva and Vishnu.

Accommodation :
Standard : Eclipse or similar
Superior : Duta Boutique Villa or similar
Deluxe : The Phoenix or similar
Meals included : Breakfast & Lunch
Travel time : Approximately 8 hours

Day 04 : Yogyakarta – Malang by Train

Day 04 : Yogyakarta – Malang by Train

Morning depart from your hotel in Yogyakarta to train station where you will have train transfer to Malang. The city is well known for its mild climate. During the period of Dutch colonization, it was a popular destination for European residents. Until now, Malang still holds its position a popular destination for international tourists.

Accommodation :
Standard : The Balava or similar
Superior : Santika Premiere Malang or similar
Deluxe : Tugu Hotel Malang or similar

Meals included : Breakfast
Travel time : Approximately 8 hours

Day 05 : Malang – Bromo Day Tour – Malang

Day 05 : Malang – Bromo Day Tour – Malang

Morning depart from your hotel to have day tour to Bromo. The tour begins by driving around 2.5 hours via Tumpang and Ngadas. Across the sea of sand then up to Penanjakan the view point where you can enjoy the magnificent view of five mountains as a view. Afterward we drive to the sea of sand to reach the parking area of Mt. Bromo. From the parking area, you can either walk or ride a horse (own expense) to go to the summit of Mt. Bromo. Continue to visit Teletubbies hill right behind the volcano. A vast green savannah and blossom flowers will greet you, especially in the rainy season, and it is one of hunting spot for photographers. Drive through Ngadas village which has awesome scenery of local farming areas, then stop to 100 meter high waterfall, located between two giant cliffs, called “Pelangi” (rainbow) waterfall. Continue the journey back to Malang, you can stop to one of four Hindus temple in Malang, from 14th century, named “Jago” temple. This temple was built to honor king Visnuwardhana, the third king of famous Singhasari kingdom. Thereafter we will return back to Malang.

Accommodation :
Standard : The Balava or similar
Superior : Santika Premiere Malang or similar
Deluxe : Tugu Hotel Malang or similar

Meals included : Breakfast
Travel time : Approximately 9 hours

Day 06 : Malang – Surabaya – Flight to Bali – Ubud

Day 06 : Malang – Surabaya – Flight to Bali – Ubud

Depart from your hotel in Malang to Surabaya Airport and flight to Bali. Upon Arrival Bali, you will be transferred to your hotel in Ubud. Ubud is in the center of the island and is considered the cultural and artistic heart of Bali. It is also a good starting point for exploration of Bali’s temples and nature. There is plenty to do in Ubud and its surrounds.

Accommodation :
Standard : Sri Bungalows or similar
Superior : Sri Ratih or similar
Deluxe : Alaya Ubud or similar

Meals included : Breakfast
Travel time : Approximately 8 hours

Day 07 : Ubud - Half Day Cycling Tour (Moderate)

Day 07 : Ubud - Half Day Cycling Tour (Moderate)

Pick up at between 8.45 am to 9 am from Ubud area and drive to Laplapan Village where you will start to ride for almost two and half hours through villages and rice paddy. On the way, you will stop at local school to look around inside and explain the education system. Local school will be visited during school days from Monday to Saturday.
You will also walk into the rice paddies to learn how rice is grown and cultivated. Photo stop can be any time during the program. Further stop at the traditional Balinese home and go inside of the compound to see how people live inside and explain about the traditional Balinese home compound.
At noon, you will have lunch at the authentic Balinese home.

Note : Transfer is based on sharing with other participants

Accommodation :
Standard : Sri Bungalows or similar
Superior : Sri Ratih or similar
Deluxe : Alaya Ubud or similar

Meals included : Breakfast & Lunch
Travel time : Approximately 6 hours

Day 08 : Ubud - Spiritual Tour Gunung Kawi and Tirta Empul Halfday

Day 08 : Ubud - Spiritual Tour Gunung Kawi and Tirta Empul Halfday

Today you will see the spiritual sight of Bali in depth. The tour will start with creating an offering, called Canang in Bali. This offering will be brought to the temples to ask permission of the gods to enter the temple. The guide will explain about the offering and the way of making the prayer before you will take the holy bath to purify yourself.

At Gunung Kawi you will see the beautiful rice fields and the carved façade dating back to the 11th century. They are called the Kings tombs, commemorating the Udayana Kingdom. The guide will lead you on small rice field paths surrounding the complex. Back to the Foundation you will have lunch at a beautiful spot amidst the rice fields surrounding the class rooms of the foundation.

Accommodation :
Standard : Sri Bungalows or similar
Superior : Sri Ratih or similar
Deluxe : Alaya Ubud or similar

Meals included : Breakfast & Lunch
Travel time : Approximately 6 hours

Day 09 : Ubud – Sanur (Transfer Only)

Day 09 : Ubud – Sanur (Transfer Only)

Afternoon transfer from your hotel in Ubud to Sanur. Sanur is famed for its laid-back village atmosphere mixing tourism with the traditions of Balinese culture and religion.

Accommodation :
Standard : Swastika Bungalows or similar
Superior : Respati Beach Hotel or similar
Deluxe : Segara Village or similar

Meals included : Breakfast
Travel time : Approximately 2 hours

Day 10 : Sanur, Free Program

Day 10 : Sanur, Free Program

Today is free program for the whole day. Sanur is famed for its laid-back village atmosphere mixing tourism with the traditions of Balinese culture and religion. You can relax at the hotel or explore surrounding such as local market, restaurant, art shop, etc.

Accommodation :
Standard : Swastika Bungalows or similar
Superior : Respati Beach Hotel or similar
Deluxe : Segara Village or similar

Meals included : Breakfast
Travel time : Full Day

Day 11 : Sanur – Departure

Today is the end of the trip. At appropriate time, you will be transferred from your hotel in Sanur to Denpasar Airport for flight to your next destination.

Accommodation : N/A
Meals included : Breakfast
Travel time : Approximately 1,5 hour

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