Free your spiritual side against a backdrop of stunning beaches and jungles in Bali and Java. Travel by cycle-rickshaw to local markets and the Sultans Palace in Yogyakarta. Find your inner peace at ancient Hindu and Buddhist temples. Take high tea at the Mangkunegaran Palace and stroll the coastline of the unforgettable beaches in Sanur. Discover the perfect blend of beauty and Buddhist zen in this incredible corner of the world.
Arrive at any time. Transfer to the hotel and enjoy a welcome dinner.
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Yogyakarta is very walkable, so a stroll around the fascinating bird market is always interesting. If silver is of interest to you, then a trip to Kota Gede to pick up a hand-beaten bowl or some fine filigree is definitely worthwhile. As the home of arts, this really is the place to take in a Wayang (puppet) show or a dance performance, usually based on the Ramayana story.
Bicycle Rickshaw Tour
Enjoy an excursion to the Buddhist Temple complex of Borobudur, travelling on foot and by horse cart alongside a local guide. In your free time, opt to visit Kraton, an 18th century palace or Taman Sari Water Castle.
Borobudur Temple Complex Excursion
Horse Cart Ride
Solo, also known as Surakarta, was selected by Pakubuwono II as the new capital of the Mataram Kingdom following the sacking of Kartasura in 1745. Ranking alongside Yogyakarta at the heart of Javanese culture, Solo boasts Kraton Surakarta, the magnificent 18th century palace and museum of the Royal Family, as well as producing some of the finest Batik in Java.
Prambanan Hindu Temple Complex Excursion
Mangkunegaran Palace Traditional Dance and Tea
Private Vehicle (2.50-3.50 hours, 65km)
Take an excursion to the slopes of Mount Lawu including a visit to the Candi Cetho and Candi Sukuh Temples. Opt to visit the Batik Museum.
Mount Lawu Excursion
Jump on a train and journey to the colonial city of Malang. Enjoy free time to visit local parks, markets, or temples.
Local train (7.00-8.00 hours)
Take a scenic excursion to Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park by jeep to catch the sunrise. We then ascend to the top of Mt Bromo, part of the Tengger Caldera, the largest volcanic range in the area. Later, visit the volcanology office at Mt Bromo and meet with one of the experts who will explain how they monitor the volcano and discuss the 2010 eruption.
Mount Bromo Jeep Excursion
Volcanology Talk at Mt Bromo
You'll be inspired by the laid back way of life, the beauty, and the scenic splendour that is Ubud. Get to know the town on an orientation walk provided by our CEO.
Private Vehicle (2.00-2.50 hours)
Plane (0.50 hour(s))
Free time today allows us to opt to enjoy a display of traditional Kecak dance or maybe roam the Gianyar night market for some local cuisine. Other options include strolling through the rice fields, devouring delicious organic foods, or white water rafting.
Balinese Home Cooking
Explore the spiritual side of Bali, following mountain roads through the jungle to visit Tirta Empul Temple, its bubbling springs believed to hold curative powers. Continue to Gunung Kawi, a Hindu temple complex surrounded by terraced rice fields. Eventually make your way to Kintamani, perched 1500m (4921 ft) above sea level on the edge of a crater overlooking Lake Batur, with active Mount Batur towering above. Arrive in Sanur this evening.
Tirta Empul Temple Visit
Gunung Kawi Temple Visit
Explore Sanur and enjoy a visit to the southern beaches of Dream Land and Padang Padang and the clifftop Uluwatu Temple. This evening, opt to join our CEO for a farewell dinner at Pecatu Hill, overlooking the lights of Kuta and the largest Vishnu Statue in the world.
Explore Southern Bali
Private Vehicle (0.50 hour(s))
Depart at any time.
We recommend booking post-accommodation in Sanur to further explore or take advantage of the beaches.
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Trip Name: Explore Bali & Java
Duration: 12 Days
From Price: 2711
Trip Code: 155166
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