Leave everyday life behind & say hello to paradise as you delve into heavenly Bali, the island utopia of Lombok, ancient temples of Prambanan & vibrant Yogyakarta in Java. Private guide, chauffer & beautiful hotels promise a decadent cultural experience from beginning to end. Discover collections of Balinese art in Ubud then test your bargaining skills amidst a trove of treasures at the market. Stroll through valleys of rice paddies, discover enigmatic stories carved in lost temples & fight off evil with a traditional Kecak dance. Climb past swaying palm trees to the top of Borobudur for incredible mountain vistas. Complete your journey to nirvana by sunbathing on deserted islands, swimming in crystal clear waters & doing nothing at all.
Airport transfer with private vehicle and English-speaking driver.
The Pita Maha is etched into the hillside that overlooks the Tjampuhan valley in Ubud. The Resort and Spa encompasses 24 villas that are spacious and elegantly designed in an Balinese style to anticipate every conceivable need. Immersed into the hillside overlooking the Tjampuhan valley in Ubud, the 5-star hotel Pita Maha Resort & Spa offers a holiday of wellbeing, leisure activities and Balinese culture on the enchanting Island of the Gods, Bali. Named after the artistic association that nurtured creative talents during the 1930's, Pita Maha means 'great shining' and today this boutique resort is an icon that showcases local artistry and design elements.
Depart in the morning from your hotel and transfer to the Munduk village. Upon arrival, enjoy a beautiful trekking experience through coffee plants, cloves, cacao and other exotic tropical plantations around the village. Your guide will give you the insight to the mountain farming life and the importance of the plantations that once attracted the arrival of Europeans to the archipelago. Visit the lovely waterfall with its refreshing breezes, a sure photo-opportunity. After enjoy a short refreshment then carry on to Jatiluwih, here you will enjoy a pleasant walk to discover the beautiful terrace rice fields of Jatiluwih, a UNESCO world heritage. After visiting Jatiluwih stop for lunch at a Bali organic farm. Afterwards continue your visit to the holiest temple of Batukaru temple, located on the southern slope of Batukaru Mountain.
In the morning, visit the Bayad Village and join your local Balinese guide for the Eco Walk. During the eco walk you have the opportunity to explore a wealth of healing plants and spices. Upon arrival you will enjoy a break with a assortment of refreshments and a introduction about your surroundings, some history and what to expect during the eco walk. After your orientation enjoy a light hike through the spice and herbal gardens, here you will be introduced to the plants that are being used for first aid emergencies up to the treatment of chronic illnesses. Continue your walk down to the cave and return through an underground labyrinth to the finish point at the Petanu Restaurant where your car and driver await.
Fly one way from Bali to Yogyakarta.
You will be picked up by private vehicle with an English speaking guide and transferred between the airport and your hotel.
You will be picked up from your hotel and driven to the Prambanan village to visit the Prambanan Temples. The Hindu temple complex was erected in the 9th century while Java was ruled by the Hindu Sanjayas Old Mataram in the north. The complex consists of 4 major temples/shrines such as Candi Shiva Mahadeva, Candi Brahma and Candi Vishu, Candi Nandi as well as the Candi Sewu. The Ramayana story is carved into the walls of the temples. Enough time is given to stroll around and to observe the beautiful carvings.
This historic colonial style hotel has been fully renovated. The hotel offers the facilities and comfort of a modern hotel while maintaining the traditions of the past. All 144 rooms, including 10 suites, offer private balconies and are furnished in a modern style with local touches. The Paprika restaurant specializes in Asian fusion cooking. The 1918s terrace bar overlooks an open-air courtyard and the trendy Vino Wine Bar features nightly entertainment.
This tour will bring you to the world's biggest Buddhist monument complex. Pick up from the hotel and drive about one hour to visit Borobudur. Looming out of a patchwork of bottle-green paddies and swaying palm tops, this colossal Buddhist relic is one of the continent's marvels. Built around 800 A.D after the decline of buddhism and the shift of power to East Java, the monument was abandoned soon after its completion. For centuries the complex lay forgotten, buried under layers of volcanic ash. Climb up to the top and enjoy a wonderful view on the Menoreh mountains. Enough time is given to stroll around the complex and to discover its beauty. Afterwards continue to visit the nearby located temples such as Candi pawon, Mendut. Around lunchtime return back to the hotel.
You will be picked up from your hotel and begin your city tour by visiting the Keraton Palace, located in the heart of the old city. This huge palace of the sultans of Yogyakarta is effectively the center of a small walled city within the city. Over 25,000 people live within the greater Kraton compound, which contains its own market, shops, batik and silver cottage industries, schools and mosques. Next, you will proceed to the nearest bird market and afterwards, continue to Kota Gede. Kota Gede has been famed as the hub of Yogyakarta’s silver industry since the 1930’s. But this quiet old tow, which is now a suburb of Yogya, was the first capital of the Mataram Kingdom, found by Panembahan Senopati in 1582. Visit the busy silver workshops as well before being transferred back to your hotel.
Fly one way from Yogyakarta to Lombok.
Transfer between airport and hotel with private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide.
Qunci Villas Hotel is 'The Boutique Hotel of Lombok', comprised of 20 units on a beautifully landscaped beachfront property with many of the units boasting an ocean view under swaying palm trees. It's a tasteful mixture of modern architecture combined with the architectural style of Lombok and Bali. The complex itself is specifically designed to take full advantage of stunning views across exotic gardens out across the sparkling blue waters of the Lombok Straits.
Visit the village of Tetebatu and Loyok, popularly known as a peaceful and tranquil village. You will do some soft trekking to the local forest inhabited by the wild black monkeys (pitu), mahogony trees and clove plantations & enjoy the simple and natural way of life of the locals. You will also visit Lingsar temple, which symbolizes the harmony of Muslim and Hindu, Taman Narmada, a kingly garden which is also the replica of Lake Segara Anak in Mount Rinjani. Lunch will be provided along the way.
Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.
Fly from Lombok (Selaparang Airport) to Bali (Ngurah Rai International) today. The flight duration is approximately 25 minutes.
VISA/PASSPORTThe Indonesian government requires visitors to have a passport valid for at least six months following the date of arrival. Indonesian authorities regularly deny entry to all foreign nationals who arrive with less than six months’ validity on their passports. American and Canadian citizens are required to have a visa to enter Indonesia. Visa processing generally takes 7 working days for a Tourist Visa along with a visa processing fee of approximately $55. A 30 days visa can also be applied upon arrival at Jakarta International Airport. This visa costs approximately $25. Tourist passport holders may apply for a non-extendable visitor Visa-on-Arrival at airports.
Please note obtaining a visa is your responsibility. These requirements change often and therefore it is best that you check with the Embassy of Indonesia for the most up to date visa information.
HEALTHHealth insurance is required. Medical facilities are not widespread and poor quality. We recommend that you see a health-care provider who specializes in Travel Medicine. The doctor or health-care provider will determine what vaccinations and medication you will need, depending on factors such as your health and immunization history, areas of the country you will be visiting, and planned activities. For more information on travel requirements, visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website: http://wwwn.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/indonesia.aspx COUNTRY INFOCapital: Jakarta (Java). Government: Republic. Declared independence from The Netherlands in 1945. Language: Bahasa Indonesia is the official national language. Altogether, there are an estimated 583 languages and dialects spoken in the archipelago. The older generation still speaks Dutch as a second language and English is widely spoken in tourist areas. Religion: There is a Muslim majority of approximately 90%, with Christian, Hindu (mainly in Bali) and Buddhist minorities. Time: GMT + 7 (West) in Sumatra, Java and Western Borneo; GMT + 8 (Central) in Sulawesi, Lesser Sunda Islands, Bali and Eastern Borneo; GMT + 9 (East) in Papua and Maluku. Electricity: 220/250 volts AC, 50Hz but 110 volts is still used in some areas. Plugs used are European-style with two circular metal pins. Telephone: Country code +62 (followed by 22 for Bandung, 361 for Bali, 21 for Jakarta, 61 for Medan and 31 for Surabaya). Mobile Telephone: Roaming agreements exist with most international mobile phone companies. Coverage may be limited to main towns and cities. Internet: There are Internet cafes in all major cities and tourist destinations.
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