(Ubud, South Bali)
(Yogyakarta, Mount Bromo, Lombok)
Intoxicatingly exotic, immerse yourself in a world of smiling people, golden temples, pink beaches and the legendary Komodo Dragon on this thrilling Indonesian adventure. With biking, monkey dance ceremony, jungle safari, catamaran cruise, colourful markets, mystifying temple tours, glass bottom boat ride, craft workshops and endless sunshine, the action is endless! Led by friendly expert private guide explore Bali, Yogyakarta, Bromo, Lombok, Komodo National Park & Labuan Bajo stopping to immerse yourself in all the spiritual, cultural & historic highlights along the way. Featuring all transfers, internal flights, 4 star hotels & much more.
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.
Start your cultural trip with a visit to Tohpati, which is known for its batik and continue to Celuk, the center of exquisite silver works and Mas, for fine woodcarvings. Enter Ubud, the cultural heart of Bali with many fine art galleries, and a home to a score of local and foreign artists. One of them is Agung Rai Museum of Art which has an extensive collection of paintings by Balinese, Indonesian and foreign artists in classic Balinese and contemporary styles. Afterwards, you can test your bargaining skill at Ubud art market prior to a visit to Puri Saren Agung whose royal family ruled Ubud from the late 1800’s until 1917.
Witness this theatrical experience. The "Cak" or "Kecak" dance is the well-known “monkey dance” which is originally derived from a sacred sanghyang dance, it has subsequently been added to and adapted, incorporating scenes from the story of Ramayana. The Kecak dance is an amazing cacophony of interlocking sounds – 100 men, representing the Ramayana’s monkey army sit in concentric circles and chant. Their arms are thrown up to the skies, fingers outstretched, but the sounds and gestures have no meaning other than to drive out evil.
Today's excursion will lead you to the rural heartland of Bali which presents an altered landscape and a different history. Your first stop is Pura Taman Ayun, founded by the King of Mengwi in the 17th century. It has three ascending levels of spacious courtyards containing rows of shrines and pavilions and is surrounded by a wide moat. The next one will be Lake Bratan, where a crater lies serenely in the midst of an elongated valley, formed centuries ago. A small temple called Pura Ulun Danu Bratan to honor Dewi Danau, goddess of the lake, can be seen on the lake promontory. Stroll along Candi Kuning market, where local fruits, vegetable and flowers are sold. After lunch, the trip continues through breathtaking valleys of rice paddies near Jatiluwih to visit Pura Luhur Batukau temple, in dense jungle near the peak of Gunung Batukau, Bali’s second highest mountain. The ancient temple complex has a number of separate sanctuaries joined by damp mountain paths, bubbling springs and a large rectangular lake with a shrine in its midst.
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.
Hyatt Regency Yogyakarta Hotel is situated in the scenic outskirts of north-western Yogyakarta, elegantly set in 24 hectares of beautifully landscaped hotel gardens. The idyllic location of this hotel affords stunning views of Mount Merapi (the sacred mountain of Java), Seribu Mountain and Java's beautiful landscape. The Hotel is located 15 minutes from Yogyakarta Airport. Hyatt Regency Yogyakarta offers a full range of hotel recreational facilities including a nine-hole golf course and floodlit driving range, floodlit tennis courts, a multi-level free-form pool, and a hotel health club where hotel guests may enjoy.
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.
Fly one way from Yogyakarta to Surabaya.
Arrive at Juanda International airport Surabaya, meet and greet by our representative and directly transfer to Bromo. Passing rice filed and sugar cane fields and stops at Pasuruan to view its colorful fishing village and salt refinery.
Check in and the rest of the day is at your own leisure.
Welcome to the Java Banana Bromo, your mountain home where adventure begins. Here, guests can enjoy one of the most beautiful sunrise on earth over Mount Bromo. From stunning modern, tropical architecture to well-crafted interior made of the best wood, with eco-friendly, water-based finishing. Each lodge is designed within a beautiful landscape to be suitable for guests to have a familiarity interaction through outdoor activities. Take a horse back ride or hike through the sea of sand and savannas of the ancient caldera of Tengger, and its surroundings mountains. Located at Wonotoro, Sukapura in Probolinggo, East Java, Java Banana Bromo is situated in 2000 meters above the sea-level, in breezy mountainuous tropical climate around 14–18°C during daylight and 6–10°C at night.
Morning call at 04.00 am and coffee break then drive to Mt. Pananjakan (2770 M); a viewing point to get the best view of Mt. Bromo and experience chilly winds while you witness what people call the spectacular sunrise in the world (subject to the weather condition). Afterwards drive down to Mt. Bromo crossing the sea of sand. From here we will change ride with a local pony to the foot of Mt. Bromo. Then walk up the 245 steps straight up to the rim of the mountain and experience the great view on top. Return to your hotel for breakfast.
Spend the rest of the day at leisure around your hotel before your private airport transfer to Surabaya Airport.
Fly one way from Surabaya to Bali.
The Sandi Phala is a secret sanctuary on the magical island of Bali. The stunning boutique hotel is set within a shady tropical garden that gently spills on to a secluded private beach of soft white sand. The hotel renders the perfect place for subtle and rejuvenating stay on the island of Bali. It’s known for its enrapturing sunset experience, the hotel boasts 11 lavished suites with three different categories, set in the midst of a beautiful garden and each uniquely designed with a stunning Indonesian style of decor. Sandi Phala also features a fine dining French restaurant and a swimming pool, which is positioned where guests have a scenic view of the ocean.
Fly one way from Bali 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.
The highlight of this full day tour is the deserted island of Gili Nanggu, with its beautiful beaches and clear turquoise water. On the way you will have the opportunity to sample the daily life of the local Sasak people. Visit the morning market at Kediri and stop off at the village of Banyumulek to see the Sasak women producing earthenware pottery, as they have done for generations. Continue on to sacred Mt. Pengsong, and the Hindu temple, which is inhabited by hundreds of holy monkeys. Sail from Lembar, by traditional motorized outriggers, for the 30 minutes trip to Gili Nanggu, where there will be time to relax and swim on this pristine island. Lunch will be provided midday.
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.
The Intercontinental Resort is secluded within the boundaries of the exclusive neighborhood of Jimbaran Bay on Bali's southern coastline. The property is a perfect place for those who want to explore the white and sandy beach. Situated only a walk away from Bali's premier tourist areas, the InterContinental Resort is just a short drive from the city center. Blending modern conveniences with traditional Balinese architecture, the 425 luxury rooms offer you maximum comfort The onsite restaurants serve authentic Japanese cuisine as well as Italian specialities and P.J's the hotel bar is an ideal spot to unwind with a refreshing drink. The spa is an oasis of serenity and natural splendor for those seeking to replenish body, mind and soul.
A sunset outing to the southwestern tip of Bali for a visit of the Uluwatu Temple, which is perched precipitously atop sheer cliffs that drop straight into the pounding surf 250 feet above the sea. This is one of the grandest and oldest temples in Bali, built in 11th century. Watch the spectacular sunset overlooking the Indian Ocean and enjoy the mystic atmosphere before you are driven to Jimbaran Beach for an extensive BBQ Seafood Dinner on the beach.
In the morning, you will be picked up from your hotel in the South of Bali from either Sanur, Kuta, Seminyak, Tuban, Jimbaran, Nusa Dua or Tanjung Benoa and transferred by private vehicle to Denpasar airport to catch the flight to Labuhan Bajo.
Fly one way from Bali to Labuan Bajo.
Upon arrival at Labuan Bajo airport on western Flores, you will be greeted by a representative and transferred to the pier. Get onboard a speedboat for your tour transfer to Rinca Island in Komodo National Park. Walk through the typical dry forest and explore the Island of Komodo dragon, where you will find not just the dragons but you might also encounter other wild animals like, deer, wild buffalo, long-tailed macaque, wild Boar as well as numerous birds. Keep your eyes open as sometimes you will find the young Komodo dragons on the trees. A local ranger will lead you through this nature reserve, and then afterwards take a boat to Kalong Island to see thousands of bats flying out from their nest. Next proceed to Labuan Bajo for the night. Lunch will be served on board the boat.
The rest of the evening is at your leisure. Enjoy a pleasant dinner on your own arrangment.
The Bintang Flores Hotel is a five-storey hotel set in a spacious tropical garden. Located amid spacious grounds fronting a private beach, The Bintang Flores Hotel is both a destination in its own right and a convenient staging area for visits to nearby Komodo Island and world-class dive sites along the coast of Flores. Drawing on Indonesian architectural influences, The Bintang Flores Hotel combines local style and charm with modern conveniences and international standards of service. With a large swimming pool and private white-sand beach, the hotel offers complete water-sports facilities in a protected environment suitable for families.
In the morning, enjoy a lovely breakfast served to you at your hotel. Afterwards, your private English speaking guide will pick you up for an excursion to the vibrant local market and Batu Cermin Cave.
Afterwards, your private guide will transfer you to the airport to catch your flight back to South Bali.
Fly one way from Labuan Bajo to Bali.
Upon arrival in Ngurah Rai airport, you will be greeted by a representative and then directly transferred to your hotel in South Bali to either Sanur, Kuta, Seminyak, Tuban, Jimbaran, Nusa Dua or Tanjung Benoa where you will overnight.
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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