Java - Bali Overland Adventure

12 Days / 11 Nights

Yogyakarta - Borobudur - Dieng Plateau - Prambanan - Surabaya - Bromo - Ketapang - Ijen Trekking - Bali - Ubud

Start with Borobudur, the world's largest Buddhist monument, see Telaga Warna lake which constantly changes colours. Tour Yogyakarta and Prambanan, go horseback riding at Mt. Bromo, hiking at Mt. Ijen, then whitewater rafting, cycling and trekking in Ubud, Bali.

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Day 1. Arrive Yogyakarta (-/-/-)

On arrival at Yogyakarta airport your guide will meet you and transfer you to your accommodation.

The rest of the day is free to relax.

Day 2. Borobudur - Dieng Plateau (B/-/-)

Early morning departure for a full day Borobudur and Dieng Plateau tour. Visit Mendut & Borobudur temples. Mendut is a Buddhist temple that is thought to have acted as a way-point on the road to Borobudur. Borobudur is a Buddhist stupa and temple complex dating from the 8th century, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This is one of world's truly great ancient monuments, the single largest Buddhist structure anywhere on earth, and few who visit fail to be taken by both the scale of place, and the remarkable attention to detail that went into the construction.  Later we continue driving passing through tea & tobacco plantations along the road between Parakan - Temanggung and visit Telaga Warna, a lake, that due to a natural phenomenon changes it's colours. At times it is green, yellow, purple or even taking the colors of the rainbow. This phenomenon occurs because of the high sulfur content in these waters, so that when the sun hits the water, it reflects in varied colors. Visit Sikidang Crater and the oldest Hindu Temple complex in the area. Lunch will be served at local restaurant. Return to hotel.

Day 3. Yogyakarta City Tour - Prambanan (B/-/-)

After breakfast at the hotel, start the day with a Yogyakarta city tour visiting Yogyakarta Palace, Water Castle, and a batik and silverware home industry. After that continue to visit Prambanan Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a collection of massive Hindu temples built by the Mataram Kingdom, rulers of central Java. Originally there were 240 temples in the complex but many of them have deteriorated or been looted leaving just scattered stones. Back to Yogyakarta and overnight at your hotel.

Day 4. Yogyakarta - Surabaya - Bromo by Train (B/-/-)

After breakfast, transfer to Tugu train station and depart by train to Surabaya. On arrival in Surabaya, meet with your local guide, who will transfer you to your hotel in the Bromo area. Lunch at a local restaurant en route. 

Day 5. Bromo Sunrise Tour - Ketapang (B/-/-)

At 4am a 4WD will take you to one of the world's most famous viewpoints at Mt. Pananjakan (2,750 m) on the rim of

the Tengger caldera to enjoy the sunrise breaking over the volcano cones including Mt. Bromo and an active Mt. Semeru in the background. The views are breathtaking. We continue across the sand sea to the active Mt. Bromo volcano and climb the 2245 steps to visit the crater (2,500 m). A horseback ride, then the 4WD will bring you back to the lodge for breakfast. After a break, drive to Banyuwangi / Ketapang. Lunch at local restaurant en route.

 

Day 6. Ijen Trekking - Ketapang Harbour - Gilimanuk Harbour - Bali - Ubud (B/-/-)

We rise very early for our Mt. Ijen (2,400 m) excursion. This volcano offers a savannah landscape, ruggedly

beautiful panoramas, grand hiking, and a placid, brightly yellow crater-lake. Near the summit of Mt. Ijen is a gorgeous crater filled with a haunting turquoise-blue lake with its surface streaked in the wind blown patterns of yellow sulfur vapor. Afterwards rejoin your car and drive back to the hotel. At check out time, drive to the harbor of Ketapang to take the ferry to Bali Island. On arrival in Gilimanuk harbor Bali, you will be driven to your accommodation in Ubud. Lunch at local restaurant en route.

Day 7. Ubud (B/-/-)

Breakfast at the hotel. A full day free at leisure for exploring this attractive town with its numerous places of

interest. Organized optional sightseeing can be arranged locally.

Day 8. Ubud / Whitewater Rafting (B/-/-)

This morning we take you to a breathtaking 2 hours rafting journey, 13 kilometers

long in the famous Ayung river. You will paddle over 25 rapids; pass numerous waterfalls, fern laden canyon, sleepy grottos, through narrow gorges and swift moving torrent. During the voyage you will see nature run wild; untouched tropical rain forest greets you on every side; and iridescent Kingfishers swoop through vine hung gorges, as one moment you are floating through shaded pools and the next moment you are sent, swirling through bolder strewn rapids. At all times the rafting is fun, the scenery is ever changing, like the river itself. We provide ‘riverdry’ bags for your camera and an extensive US$ 25,000 medical insurance cover. To finish the trip, an excellent buffet lunch is served in our award winning Bali Garden Restaurant located on the bank of the Ayung River. Freshen up in our changing rooms and showers facilities before our air-conditioned vehicles takes you back to your hotel in Ubud.

Day 9. Ubud / Mountain Cycling (B/-/-)

The mountain cycling ‘Batur trail’ descends from the lip of one of Bali’s most famous volcanoes. Using new aluminum “Montana Lightweight” mountain bikes, we cycle down from 5,000 feet, an interesting and essential part of the Bali cycling program. We cycle through spectacular mountain scenery, areas of dense tropical rain forest with its

isolated hamlets, and past bamboo plantations. A selection of comfortable, extremely well maintained bicycles are available and we provide mountain bike helmets and gloves, as well as US$ 25,000 medical insurance cover. The trip begins with a brunch on the 14 km wide caldera of Batur. Air conditioned support vehicles

with cool drinks and cold towels are never far away. We finish our journey back in Ubud and an excellent lunch will be served before returning back to your hotel.

Day 10. Ubud (B/-/-)

Breakfast at the hotel. A full day free at leisure for exploring this attractive town with its numerous places of

interest. Organized optional sightseeing can be arranged locally.

Day 11. Ubud / Mountain Trekking (B/-/-)

Deep in the heart of Bali lies dense untouched tropical rainforest. We transfer you to one of Bali’s still active volcanoes and our mountain guide will lead you on an unforgettable experience through real jungle flora - the home of monkeys, wild boar, deer and Bali’s magnificent bird life. Experience unique sights as the skill of our guides enable you to go to an area which is only accessible with their insight and knowledge. We rest in the dense forest, and an excellent lunch is provided at the end of the trek before you are transported back by air conditioned vehicles to your hotel in Ubud.

Day 12. Departure (B/-/-)

Today you will be transferred to your hotel in Kuta/ Sanur/Nusa Dua if you intend to stay longer in Bali, or to the airport according to your flight schedule for your flight back to the UK.

The itinerary may be subject to change depending on circumstances.

HIGHLIGHTS

PRICES AND INCLUSIONS

12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS FROM £1,660 per person

based on 2 people travelling together

The price includes:


Domestic flights and train tickets according to the itinerary.

Hotel accommodation on a twin-shared basis in 4 star hotels according to local standards

Quality private air-con vehicles & experienced drivers for all transfers and sightseeing.

Experienced English-speaking local guides throughout the tour.

Entrance fees for all listed attractions.

Breakfast at the hotels only, additional cost for full board including picnic lunches and brunches.

Horseback riding in Bromo.

Jeep in Bromo.

 

The price does not include:

 

Return flights from the UK to Indonesia.

Anything not specifically mentioned above

Visa fee for Indonesia

Tips to the guide and driver

Travel insurance

Personal costs such as drinks, laundry, etc.

TRIP NOTES

Package Price in Peak Season 15 June - 15 September 2017: from £1,990 per person

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