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Exotic Islands of Indonesia (18D/17N)

/ $2130 per person

Combining Java’s collection of amazing active volcanoes and huge Hindu and Buddhist temples with Bali’s stunning beaches, dense jungles and rice terraces, "Exotic islands of Indonesia" is a great way to experience the incredible contrasts and magical scenery of Indonesia.

Get to the heart of life on this famous archipelago by visiting rice paddies, remote villages, tea and coffee plantations. Be charmed by Indonesia’s rich cultural heritage, witness the traditional handicraft process of carving wood and producing batik, visit ornate temples and caves.

No other tour can show you so much of the islands of Java and Bali in all their glory and beauty in two weeks.

HIGHLIGHTS

  Stay in four islands of Indonesia - Java, Bali, Lembongan and Lombok

  Be greeted by the most amazing sunrise as you stay near the volcano crater

  Visit the most sacred temples of Indonesia - Prambanan and Borobudur

  Explore an amazing underwater world of Lembongan island

  Visit the art and cultural center of Bali - Ubud


Itinerary

Day 1. Jakarta - Yogyakarta (B)

After the domestic flight from Jakarta you will be warmly welcomed at the airport of Yogyakarta and then dropped to your hotel, which is only 40 minutes drive from the airport. You can relax after the flight and enjoy your free time before the program starts.

Accommodation: The Atrium Hotel & Resort 4*, Deluxe Room

Day 2. Plateau Dieng - Sikidang crater - Temple complex Arjuna - Colorful lake (B,L)

Day 2 offers an exciting trip to a “must see” destination called Plateau Dieng. The name "Dieng" comes from "Di Hyang" which means "Abode of the Gods". It appears as a very beautiful volcanic landscape, sulphurous springs and breathtaking colored lakes that make this place a fascinating natural wonder. Experiencing this wonder and beauty will make you understand why the ancient

Javanese people considered Plateau Dieng as the seat of supernatural powers. Even driving with our guide to the plateau you will experience some amazing sights, jaw dropping scenery as well as refreshing tea and coffee plantations.

Crater Sikidang is a very hot spring with a bubbling mud inside. You can walk all around the crater (using the facemask) and see it up close and personal, witnessing the bubbling mud boiling away. There is a wooden fence around the crater so you can observe this awesome act of nature in safety. Another place that you will visit during the tour itinerary is the Arjuna Temple Complex - one of the oldest temples in Java. It consists of 5 temples inside the complex and 4 more temples standing apart. All of them were built at the end of the XII century. In fact these 9 temples are the only ones that remain from around 400 temples, built long ago by the people of the Kalingga Kingdom under the reign of Sanjaya Dynasty. The last place of visit on this day will be a Colourful lake that changes colour tones from red and green to blue, white and even mauve. The atmosphere around the lake is calm, quiet and tranquil.

Accommodation: The Atrium Hotel & Resort 4*, Deluxe Room

Day 3. Prambanan - Borobudur (B,L)

This day tour,guided by our professional guide, begins with a visit to one of the world's largest Hindu temples - Prambanan, built in the IX century. This stunning temple complex is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and, hosting 224 shrines, is one of the largest in Southeast Asia. The main three temples of Prambanan are dedicated to Shiva (the destroyer / transformer), Vishnu (the preserver) and Brahma (the creator). Your next destination is the world's largest Buddhist Temple and is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site - Borobudur Temple, this was built in the IX century. The Borobudur Temple Compound is an example of Indonesia’s finest art and architecture and consists of three monuments - the Borobudur Temple and two smaller temples located to the east on a straight axis to Borobudur - Mendut and Pavon. All of them together represent phases in the attainment of Nirvana.

Accommodation: The Atrium Hotel & Resort 4*, Deluxe Room

Day 4. Jomblang cave - Bromo (B)

Today`s tour starts with some physical activity that will require a little courage but will reward you with sights that will blow your mind. ou will explore the Jomblang and Grubug caves, some of the biggest in Indonesia, surrounded with dense ancient forest. Be ready to try a single rope technique (SRT), to go down from the surface to the entrance of Jomblang cave. Our experienced caving instructors will give you all instructions and teach you how to overcome this exciting challenge. Once your 20-meters high adventure to the deep part of the earth will finish, you will be able to see Jomblang cave with your own eyes. There is no doubt that this awesome view will remain in your memory for a long time.

You will continue your journey to Grubug cave, connected to Jomblang cave by an alley 300 meters length. What you will see next will take your breath away, the fascinating 90 meter light pillar called "light from Heaven” will blow your mind. This is a wonderful moment to

capture with photographs of this utterly unique experience. This awesome cave has a diameter of 15 m and a depth of 100 m and it also hosts an underground river with a ‘Heaven light’ and surrounding cave view that offers a jaw dropping scene that you have never before seen in your life. Once you finish explore the caves, you will be taken to the airport for your flight to Surabaya and then a transfer to Bromo hotel. Take a rest - tomorrow you have to wake up early to do a Bromo sunrise trekking tour.

Accommodation: Jiwa Jawa Resort Bromo 4*, Deluxe Room

Day 5. Bromo sunrise trekking (B)

After waking up early in the morning and enjoying a quick breakfast you will begin your first sightseeing tour in a local transport Jeep to enjoy the first sightseeing excursion by a local transport Jeep and watch the unique and incredibly beautiful sunrise of Penanjakan. This is an ideal time to capture this special moment by taking photos and videos. You will continue by Jeep to one of the most iconic mountains of Indonesia, Mount Bromo. This majestic (and still active) volcano sits inside the massive Tengger caldera (volcanic crater) and is surrounded by the Laut Pasir (sea of sand) of fine volcanic sand. It is in this jaw dropping location that you can enjoy an exciting pony ride for about 15 minutes, after which, you can head back to the hotel to take a nice warm relaxing shower and slip into blissful slumber filled with the spectacular images of your morning. Once rested you can enjoy some free time to explore the surrounding area.

Accommodation: Jiwa Jawa Resort Bromo 4*, Deluxe Room

Day 6. Bromo - Bali, Nusa Dua (B)

After the breakfast we will transfer you to Surabaya airport and then you will take a one-hour flight to Bali. Our driver will warmly welcome you at the airport and drop you to your hotel in one of the most luxurious areas in Bali - Nusa Dua. Take a rest and enjoy the stunning surroundings as there are no more activities planned for this day.

Accommodation: Courtyard by Marriott Bali 5*, Deluxe Pool View

Day 7. Nusa Dua (B)

Today is a free day.

Accommodation: Courtyard by Marriott Bali 5*, Deluxe Pool View

Day 8. Nusa Dua (B)

Today is a free day.

Accommodation: Courtyard by Marriott Bali 5*, Deluxe Pool View

Day 9. Nusa Dua - Sightseeing tour in Ubud (B)

Today after the breakfast you will explore the heart of Bali, the cultural capital of the island - Ubud. Our professional english speaking guide will pick you up from your hotel and before checking into your accommodation in Ubud you will be taken to the first point of the route which will be the traditional Balinese villages Celuk, Mas and Tohpati, which are famous for their craftsmen who specialise in wood, batik, stones, pearls, silver, and gold. These local masters will share with you their experience of creating such beautiful crafts. Next you will visit the temple Tirta Empul, emerged in place of the sacred sources, the healing properties of which have been in use for 962 years. The temple consists of a series of courtyards with pools. It hosts bathing rituals which include spiritual and physical cleansing for humans. Next you will go to one of the oldest and most mysterious monuments of Bali - Gunung Kawi. It’s complex of structures is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The monument consists of huge altars carved into the stony slopes. The highlight of the tour is the Antonio

Blanco Museum. Today, the green jungle shrouded house on the banks of a mountain stream in Ubud is a picture gallery of his former master. Also during the tour you will see the amazing rice terraces Tegallalang and Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave). The name of this area is inspired by the image of elephant heads, which are carved into the rock at the entrance to the cave.

Accommodation: Puri Sebatu Resort 4*, One bedroom villa

Day 10. Ubud (B)

Today is a free day.

Accommodation: Puri Sebatu Resort 4*, One bedroom villa

Day 11. Ubud (B)

Today after the delicious breakfast you will enjoy a one-hour Balinese massage - the best thing to do in the morning to relax. Then you are free to spend the day on your own. There are no more activities planned for this day.

Accommodation: Puri Sebatu Resort 4*, One bedroom villa

Day 12. Ubud - Lembongan (B)

Nusa Lembongan is a small island off the southeast coast of the main island of Bali. This island paradise is a world away from the hectic pace of South Bali. Neither hawkers nor traffic mar the magnificent scenery; this is a fine place to simply put your feet up and relax. The water is some of the clearest you will find anywhere, a vivid aqua blue in color.  

Accommodation: Bay Shore Huts 3*, Superior Huts with Garden View

Day 13. Snorkeling trip in Lembongan (B)

Today we will organize a private snorkeling trip for you around Lembongan island. The marine life of Nusa Lembongan begins with its coral reefs and gardens, presenting a rainbow of hard corals, tabletop corals, brain coral and staghorns, as well as sea fans and plenty of soft coral including beautiful sponges. Moray eels and crabs as well as

small fish species such as fish-cleaning wrasse and clownfish live in and among the corals, and species like coral-eating parrotfish also are residents of the reefs. Larger species, such as barracuda and reef sharks patrol the corals looking for meals, but the major attractions of Nusa Lembongan are the graceful manta rays and the mola mola (otherwise known as the ocean sunfish) which is known as the world’s heaviest bony fish.

 

 

Accommodation: Bay Shore Huts 3*, Superior Huts with Garden View

Day 14. Lembongan (B)

Today is a free day.

Accommodation: Bay Shore Huts 3*, Superior Huts with Garden View

Day 15. Lembongan - Lombok, Senggigi (B)

The next destination of your amazing trip across the exotic islands of Indonesia is Lombok island. We will organize a fast boat transfer from Lembongan to Lombok and then you will be taken to your beautiful beachfront hotel. The rest of the day you can spend on the beach or at the pool, soak up the sun, drink cocktails and enjoy the amazing ocean and views.

Accommodation: Qunci Villas Senggigi 4*, Double Room with Garden View

Day 16. Cycling tour around Senggigi (B)

Today you will do a cycling tour which is a fun and healthy way to explore the Lombok countryside such as the rice fields, a temple and some of the local villages to give you a taste of the local daily life. This Cycling tour covers the Senggigi Town sea side road & the Batu

Layar district and includes a visit to Batu Bolong Temple, Batu Layar and the Teloke Villages where you can see the traditional Lombok snack makers. Your tour will be end in Meninting River bridge, where our car will be ready to drop you back to your hotel.

Accommodation: Qunci Villas Senggigi 4*, Double Room with Garden View

Day 17. Lombok - Bali, Tuban (B)

Today after the breakfast we will drop you back to Bali via fast-boat and then with a  private minivan. You can spend this day shopping in the Kuta and Seminyak area or simply relaxing in your beachfront hotel  The hotel is conveniently located close to the airport so you can get there the next day with as little hassle as possible.

Accommodation: Patra Jasa Bali Resort & Villas 5*, Deluxe Room

Day 18. Tuban - Airport (B)

Today after the breakfast and check-out from the hotel we will organize a transfer to the airport where you can catch your scheduled flight.

INCLUSIONS:

  • 3-night stay in The Atrium Hotel & Resort 4*, Deluxe Room, breakfast included
  • 2-night stay in Jiwa Jawa Resort Bromo 4*, Deluxe Room, breakfast included
  • 3-night stay in Courtyard by Marriott Bali 5*, Deluxe Pool View, breakfast included
  • 3-night stay in Puri Sebatu Resort 4*, One bedroom villa, breakfast included
  • 3-night stay in Bay Shore Huts Lembongan 3*, Superior Huts with Garden View, breakfast included
  • 2-night stay in Qunci Villas Senggigi Lombok 4*, Double Room with Garden View, breakfast included
  • 1-night stay in Patra Jasa Bali Resort & Villas 5*, Deluxe Room, breakfast included
  • Return airport transfer
  • All transfers between the hotels
  • Personal assistant throughout your stay
  • Restaurants and nightlife guide
  • One way flight Jakarta-Yogyakarta
  • One way flight Yogyakarta-Surabaya
  • One way flight Surabaya-Bali
  • One way flight Lombok-Bali
  • One way fast boat transfer Bali-Lembongan
  • One way fast boat transfer Lembongan-Lombok
  • 3 days guided tour in Yogyakarta (visit Prambanan and Borobudur temples, Plateau Dieng, Sikidang crater, Temple complex Arjuna, Colorful lake, Jomblang cave, Grubug cave)

 

  • Bromo sunrise trekking tour (including jeep transfer and horse riding in the crater desert)
  • Guided day tour to Ubud (visit Villages Celuk, Mas, Tohpati, Tirta Empul,Gunung Kawi, Museum Antonio Blanco, Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave), Rice terraces Tegalalang)
  • One hour SPA treatment (Balinese massage)
  • Snorkeling tour in Lembongan island (including all equipment)
  • Cycling tour to handicraft villages in Lombok
  • Entrance tickets to all places mentioned in the program
  • Meals mentioned in the program
  • Parking and toll fee
  • Welcome Kit (including organic aloe vera after-sun cream, insect repellent, motion sickness pills, beach bag)
  • Complimentary bottle of wine on arrival
  • Mobile 4G internet connection
  • Discount vouchers for tours, activities and spa
  • Tax 11% and service charges 10%

EXCLUSIONS:

  • Visa fees
  • Air tickets not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Early hotel check-in and late check-out
  • Personal expenses
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Any service not mentioned in the itinerary
  • High season surcharge
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