Grand Tour Java-Bali (13D/12N)

/ $3240 per person
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Nusa Dua > Yogyakarta, Java > Bromo > Ijen > Menjangan > Ubud

This is an incredible two-weeks trip, full of adventures and unforgettable experiences on the beautiful islands Java and Bali - two of the biggest tourist destinations in the Indonesian archipelago. During this trip, you will learn about the unique cultures and traditions of these two islands, you will see incredibly beautiful landscapes and visit amazing natural attractions and cultural highlights.

There will be sunrises and sunsets at enchanting places, you will swim in natural spring pools at the foot of waterfalls, you will step on holy grounds and enter ancient Buddhist and Hindu temples.

You will encounter wild deer and monkeys, snorkel in crystal clear waters, witness a traditional fire dance and go rafting down a streaming river, surrounded by rainforest. All of these amazing experiences await you on this Grand Tour Java-Bali holiday package.


  Low contact travel

  See the famous and most sacred UNESCO-listed temples of Indonesia

  Experience the Ijen Blue Fire magic

  Watch the amazing sunrise as you stay near the volcano crater

  Enjoy snorkeling at one of the best spots in Indonesia - Menjangan island

  Swim in the ocean next to the breathtaking beaches that sit among the rocks

  Raft down a jungle river

  Visit the biggest Buddhist temple in Bali

  Dive deep beneath Java rainforest, to the largest Indonesia caves


DAY 1. Airport - Nusa Dua. Start your Java-Bali adventure trip

Your personal assistant will meet you at the international airport of Bali and your private driver will transfer you to a 5-star beachfront hotel in Nusa Dua. Featuring a large landscaped lagoon-inspired pool, this luxury resort is just a 5-minute stroll away from the perfect white sandy beach of Nusa Dua. You will have all day to relax on the beach and explore the resort’s facilities, gently adapting to Bali’s tropical climate and the beauty that surrounds you. Your amazing holiday has begun!

Accommodation: Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa 5*, Deluxe Room

DAY 2. Nusa Dua - Padang-Padang beach - Melasti beach - Uluwatu temple - Kecak fire dance (B)

Wake up the sound of the sea and sit down for breakfast. Today you will explore the beautiful Bukit Peninsula. The beaches and crystal clear waters of the ocean are just stunning in this area of Bali so take your time to swim, sunbathe and take photos. After a few hours of beach sun and relaxation, the journey continues to the famous Uluwatu temple, sitting at the edge of a high limestone ocean cliff.  The ocean views from up here are magnificent and there are lots of cheeky monkeys around. As the sun is about to set, a traditional Kecak dance starts and we got your prime seats to witness this enchanting Balinese dance performance with music, costumes and fired torches. If you are feeling hungry, we recommend you to head to Jimbaran Bay to munch on a seafood dinner by candlelight at one of the beachfront restaurants. Our driver will be happy to take you there.

AccommodationNusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa 5*, Deluxe Room

DAY 3. Nusa Dua - free day at leisure (B)

Today is a free day at leisure. You can visit Bali Collection shopping mall, relax at the resort and go work on that holiday tan at Nusa Dua beach.

Accommodation: Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa 5*, Deluxe Room

DAY 4. Morning flight from Bali to Yogyakarta. Prambanan temple, Keraton Royal Palace, Taman Sari Palace (B)

Welcome the mystical and exotic island of Java and a charming city of Yogyakarta! On the airport of Yogyakarta, you will be greeted by our guide and driver and will be taken to your hotel. Today you will explore one of the most significant temples and royal palaces of Yogyakarta, including UNESCO-listed Prambanan temple. This tour, guided by our professional guide, starts from visiting one of the world's largest Hindu temples - Prambanan, built in IX century. This temple complex, that is consists of 224 shrines, is also one of the biggest in Southeast Asia and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The main three temples of Prambanan are dedicated to Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma. The next site to visit is a Sultan Palace Kraton that is in the center of Yogyakarta city. At this place tourists can experience how the Javanese culture lives

nowadays and be preserved. Sultan Palace Kraton was built in 1790 and until now represents the walled city with it`s own shops, market, schools, mosques and also batik and silver industries. There are 25,000 people live here and around 1000 people are employed by the Sultan. Kraton is "must see" site in Yogyakarta to understand how the real, authentic life of Central Jawa is going now. Before going to the hotel, we will show you another remarkable palace in Yogyakarta - Taman Sari, the site of a former royal garden of the Sultanate of Yogyakarta. Taman Sari was originally built for multiple purposes yet now only several buildings remain. Some of its original functions were a place to rest, to meditate, to work, to hide and to defend the Sultan’s family.

AccommodationPlataran Heritage Borobudur Hotel 4*, Deluxe Room

DAY 5. Borobudur Sunrise tour & Plateau Dieng, Sikidang crater, Colorful lakes, Temple complex Arjuna, tea plantations (B)

Wake up early today as you are going to see, probably, the most beautiful and mystic sunrise in your life - a sunrise at famous Borobudur Temple, that was built in IX century. Borobudur Temple Compounds is an example of Indonesia’s 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 Temples. All of them together represent phases in the attainment of Nirvana.

Continue the trip to North, to beautiful Dieng Plateau. The name "Dieng" descends from the words "Di Hyang" and it translates to "Abode of the Gods". The scenic volcanic landscape, the sulfur springs, and the colored lakes make this place a real natural wonder, reminding of a fairy tale or a different planet. When wandering around here, you will understand why the ancient Javanese people considered Dieng Plateau as the seat of supernatural powers. Even the drive to get here offers impressive sights and on the way up, you will pass through tobacco plantations and sightly mountains.

The highlight of this day is standing on top of the Sikidang Crater where you are surrounded by steaming vents and bubbling mud ponds. With facemask on, you can walk all around the crater. A unique experience that is not meant for the faint-hearted. From here, you will drive to the Arjuna Temple Complex - home to some of the oldest temples in Java. Arjuna consists of 5 temples located inside the complex and another 4 just outside of the temple complex. All of them were built at the end of the 12th century. In fact, these 9 temples are the only ones remaining from the 400 temples that were built here ages ago. The last place to visit on this impressive day in Java is at an enchanting multiple-colored lake. Shimmering in shades of red, green, blue, white and mauve, this lake is really stunning and the atmosphere around the lake is wonderfully calm and quiet. A full day of impressive and magical places and now it's time to another beautiful Yogyakarta hotel - Sofia Resort.

Accommodation: Sofia Boutique Resort 4*, Premier Suite

DAY 6. Jomblang and Grubug caves - flight to Surabaya - Bromo (B)

Today`s tour starts with some physical activity that will require a little courage but your bravery is rewarded with a view that will blow your mind. You will explore the Jomblang and Grubug caves, which are some of the biggest caves in Indonesia, surrounded by dense ancient forests. Using single-rope technique (SRT), you will go down 20-meters to get to the entrance of Jomblang cave. Our experienced caving instructors will assist and keep you safe at all times. From Jomblang Cave, you will head to Grubug cave, a thrilling 300-meters underground trek, passing an underground river. The beams of sunlight shining into Grubug cave, which has a depth of a 100 meters, is an amazing view and the locals refer to it as ”light from Heaven”. After this deep dark cave adventure, your driver will take you to the airport where you will hop on a domestic flight that takes you to Surabaya. On the airport of Surabaya, you will be picked up by another private driver and transported to Bromo Hotel, where you will spend the night.

AccommodationBromo Terrace Hotel & Resto 3*, Deluxe Hill View

DAY 7. Bromo sunrise tour, 4x4 Jeep caldera safari, Pony ride, trekking to volcano`s crater (B,L)

You will wake up before sunrise, enjoy a quick breakfast and hop into a Jeep that will take you on today’s tour to see Mount Bromo. The jeep first takes you to Penanjakan, where you will watch the jaw-droppingly beautiful sunrise over Bromo. Don’t get too stunned, for this is an ideal time to capture this special moment on camera and video. You will continue by Jeep, driving through a desert-like landscape to get to the foot of Mount Bromo, one of the most iconic mountains of Indonesia. This majestic and still active volcano sits inside the massive Tengger caldera, a volcanic crater, and is surrounded by Laut Pasir which translates to ‘sea of sand. To get to the crater, you can enjoy an exciting pony ride for about 15 minutes and climb to the top. Afterwards,

you will head back to the hotel to take a nice warm relaxing shower thinking back on the spectacular images of this morning. After a good rest, you have free time to enjoy, exploring the surrounding area some more if you wish to do so.

AccommodationBromo Terrace Hotel & Resto 3*, Deluxe Hill View

DAY 8. Bromo. Transfer to Ijen (B)

Enjoy your breakfast and enjoy stunning mountain views that surrounds the hotel. There are no activities planned for today, so you can relax and take a rest after the active first week of the trip. Today at 12:00 we will organize your private transfer to Ijen hotel.

AccommodationGrand Harvest Resort & Villas Banyuwangi 4*, Suite Room

DAY 9. Volcano Ijen “Magic Blue Fire” trekking - ferry transfer to Bali - West Bali National Park, Menjangan (B)

Very early in the morning, under the light of the moon and stars, our local ranger will guide you on a trek to the crater of Mount Ijen. This is a very popular place for travelers from all over the world. Before starting the hike to Ijen Crater, you will pass coffee and clove plantations and see some of the rich and wondrous wildlife of this area. This exciting adventure then continues to a stunning crater lake that sits at a height of 2883 meters. This is the world's largest volcanic crater lake. Mount Ijen is mostly famous for the blue flames that are visible from the top of this volcanic mountain and indeed, it is a magical view and the climb up to get there is an experience to cherish for a lifetime. Back at the hotel, you can take a shower, have a rest and prepare for the transfer to Menjangan Island on the island of Bali. This journey will

take around 5 hours. A ferry will be taking you from Java to Bali and the rest of the journey continues by private transport. You will be staying at NusaBay Menjangan Resort, the only resort located within West Bali National Park. It is a 20-minute boat ride from the mainland of Bali.

Accommodation: NusaBay Menjangan 4*, Jungle Lanai Cottage

DAY 10. West Bali National Park. Menjangan private snorkeling trip (B)

Enjoy your breakfast early in the morning and prepare for an amazing private snorkeling tour in the sea that surrounds Menjangan Island. You will see beautiful reefs, coral gardens and exotic fish in all colors of the rainbow. You will also visit a big temple on the island and spot lots of wild deer. In the late afternoon, you will return back to the resort where you can take a rest in your beautiful cottage.

Accommodation: NusaBay Menjangan 4*, Jungle Lanai Cottage

DAY 11. Menjangan - Brahma Vihara Arama temple - Bratan lake, Ulun Danu temple - Jatiluwih rice terraces - Ubud (B)

After breakfast, you will check-out from the hotel and head over to the

cultural capital of Bali Island: the town of Ubud. You will be taken there by private transport and on the way, you will stop at several places of interest. Accompanied by our professional guide, you will visit the beautiful Buddhist Monastery Brahma Vihara Arama. From there, you will drive into the Bedugul Highlands to visit Beratan lake and the sacred Ulun Danu Lake Temple. You will also stop at the iconic Jatiluwih rice terraces where you can take the most amazing photos and in the evening, you will arrive at a beautiful resort in Ubud where you can relax after a lovely day filled with new and wonderful sights and experiences.

AccommodationThe Udaya Resort Ubud 4*, Suite Room

DAY 12. Morning yoga class - White water rafting (B,L)

Enjoy an early morning yoga class and a scrumptious breakfast at the resort, before you will be transported to Ubud’s streaming Ayung River where you will go on a thrilling rafting adventure. You will spend 2,5 hours on the river, rafting 11 kilometers in this gorgeous lush green river valley, passing waterfalls, cliffs, and rapids. The friendly and experienced team of instructors are trained according to international safety standards. The trip ends with a warm shower and delightful buffet lunch. Bring some extra clothes for you will definitely get wet during this river adventure.

AccommodationThe Udaya Resort Ubud 4*, Suite Room

DAY 13. Ubud - Airport (B)

After breakfast, enjoy one last swim in the pool and one last dramatic gaze at the Ubud jungles, for today is the last day of your holiday. Check-out from the hotel and your private driver is waiting to take you to the international airport of Bali from where your plane departs.

This package includes
  • 3 nights stay at Nusa Dua Beach Hotel and Spa 5*, Deluxe Room
  • 1 night stay at Plataran Heritage Borobudur Hotel 4*, Deluxe Room
  • 1 night stay at Sofia Boutique Hotel Yogyakarta 4*, Premier Suite
  • 2 nights stay at Bromo Terrace Hotel 3*, Deluxe Hill View
  • 1 night stay at Grand Harvest Resort & Villas Banyuwangi 4*, Suite Room
  • 2 nights stay at NusaBay Menjangan 4*, Jungle Lanai Cottage
  • 2 nights stay at The Udaya Resort Ubud 4*, Suite Room
  • Private guided 3-day tour in Yogyakarta (visit Prambanan and Borobudur temples, Keraton Palace, Taman Sari Water Palace, Plateau Dieng, Sikidang crater, Temple complex Arjuna, Colorful lake, Jomblang cave, Grubug cave)
  • Volcano Bromo private sunrise trekking tour on 4x4 Jeep & Horseriding
  • Volcano Ijen "Magic Blue Fire" private sunrise trekking tour
  • Half-day private snorkeling tour to Menjangan island (including snorkeling equipment)
  • Private guided full-day Bedugul tour (visit Brahma Vihara Arama temple, Beratan lake, Ulun Danu Temple, Jatiluwih rice terraces)
  • White water rafting in Ubud, including lunch
  • Morning yoga class in Ubud
  • Private guided full-day tour "Rituals of Bali (visit Padang-Padang beach, Melasti beach, Uluwatu temple, Kecak dance)
  • Personal 24/7 assistant throughout your stay
  • Restaurants and nightlife e-guide
  • Welcome Kit (including face masks, hand sanitizer, beach bag, organic aloe vera after-sun cream, insect repellent, motion sickness pills)
  • Complimentary bottle of wine on arrival at the airport (or 2 young drinking coconuts)
  • Portable WiFi modem with a 4G internet connection
  • Discount vouchers for tours, activities, and SPA
  • Private return airport transfer
  • All transfers between the hotels
  • One way flight Bali-Yogyakarta
  • One way flight Yogyakarta-Surabaya
  • Return boat transfer Bali-NusaBay Menjangan-Bali
  • West Bali National Park entrance fee
  • Free shuttle bus from The Udaya Resort to Ubud center
  • Professional English-speaking guide during a sightseeing tour
  • Entrance tickets to all places mentioned in the program
  • Daily breakfast and other meals mentioned in the program
  • 11% government tax and 10% service charge
  • All our vehicles are equipped with standard sanitary items and disinfected
  • 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 (1 June - 15 September) - 250$ / person
  • Peak season (20 December - 10 January) - on request

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