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Grand Tour Java-Bali (14D/13N)

/ $2295 per person
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Yogyakarta, Java > Bromo > Ijen > Menjangan > Ubud > Nusa Dua

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.

HIGHLIGHTS

  See the famous and most sacred temples of Indonesia

  Experience the Ijen Blue Fire magic

  Watch the amazing sunrise as you stay near the volcano crater

  Take a dip in the lost jungle waterfall

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

  Raft down a jungle river


Itinerary

DAY 1. Jakarta - Yogyakarta (no meals) - Starting your Java holiday

Upon arrival at the airport of Jakarta, you will transfer to a domestic flight to its cultural sister Yogyakarta. At the airport of Yogyakarta, you will meet your personal driver who will drop you off at your hotel where you can take a rest after the flight and prepare for the interesting program of tomorrow.

Accommodation: Sofia Boutique Resort 4*, Deluxe with balcony

DAY 2. Borobudur - Prambanan - Mendut - Pavon temples (B,L)

This day tour, guided by our professional guide, begins with a visit to one of the world's largest Hindu temples - Prambanan, descending back to the 9th century. This stunning temple complex is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and it is home to 224 shrines. The three biggest temples in this complex are

dedicated to Shiva (the destroyer/transformer), Vishnu (the preserver) and Brahma (the creator). Your next destination is the world's largest Buddhist Temple, also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the famous Borobudur Temple. The Borobudur Temple was also built in the 9th century and it is an example of Indonesia’s finest art and architecture. The surrounding nature is also breathtakingly beautiful!

Accommodation: Sofia Boutique Resort 4*, Deluxe with balcony

DAY 3. Plateau Dieng - Sikidang crater - Temple complex Arjuna - Colorful lake (B,L)

Today, after filling your belly up with a good hearty breakfast, you will be taken to another highlight of Java Island. The next "must see" tourist destination is called Dieng Plateau. The name "Dieng" comes from "Di Hyang" which means "Abode of the Gods". Dieng Plateau is found in a beautiful volcanic landscape, home to sulfur springs and colored lakes. Exploring these lunar-like fairytale landscapes will make you understand why the ancient Javanese people considered Plateau Dieng to be a source of supernatural powers. You will be presented with facemasks as you reach Sikidang, a crater with hot mud bubbling inside. You can walk all around the crater which is quite an impressive thing to do.  Don’t worry, there is a wooden fence placed around the crater so you can observe this awesome natural phenomenon safely. Another interesting place you will visit today 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 from the complex. All of them were built in the late 12th century and these 9 temples are the only ones remaining from the 400 temples that were built here ages ago by the people of the Kalinga Kingdom under the reign of Sanjaya Dynasty. The next and last stop today is an enchanting lake that changes color tones from red and green to blue, white and even mauve. The atmosphere around the lake is calm, quiet and tranquil.

Accommodation: Sofia Boutique Resort 4*, Deluxe with balcony

DAY 4. Jomblang cave, Grubug cave - flight to Surabaya - Bromo (B,L)

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.

Accommodation: Jiwa Jawa Resort Bromo 4*, Deluxe Room

DAY 5. Bromo - free day at leisure (B)

After a delicious breakfast at the resort, you can go explore the beautiful surroundings and enjoy the lovely mountain views. The cool climate and peaceful ambiance of this village in the mountains of East Java, provide the perfect setting to relax after the intensive program of the last 4 days. Go to sleep early as tomorrow you need to wake up early for the magical Bromo sunrise tour.

Accommodation: Jiwa Jawa Resort Bromo 4*, Deluxe Room

DAY 6. Bromo sunrise tour, Pony ride, Trekking to volcano`s crater. Transfer to Ijen (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. Then, you will be transferred to your next destination - Mount Ijen.

Accommodation: Jiwa Jawa Resort Ijen 4*, Deluxe Room

DAY 7. Ijen “Blue Fire” trekking - ferry transfer to Bali - 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 3*, Lanai Cottage

DAY 8. Menjangan 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 3*, Lanai Cottage

DAY 9. Menjangan - Buleleng - Brahma Vihara Arama temple - Bratan lake, Ulun Danu temple - Jatiluwih rice terraces - Ubud (B,L)

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 luxury resort in Ubud where you can relax after a lovely day filled with new and wonderful sights and experiences.

Accommodation: Jannata Resort Ubud 4*, Deluxe Suite

DAY 10. 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.

Accommodation: Jannata Resort Ubud 4*, Deluxe Suite

DAY 11. Ubud - Campuhan Ridgewalk trekking - Tegenungan waterfall - Nusa Dua (B)

Rise and shine in the early morning to explore the beautiful nature of Ubud at the Campuhan Ridgewalk. Afterwards, enjoy a hearty breakfast and check out from Jannata Resort. Your personal driver will be ready to pick you up and drive you to the last destination of this amazing holiday: the beautiful white sandy beach of Nusa Dua in the south of Bali. On the way, you will visit the beautiful Tegenungan waterfall where you can go for a swim in natural spring waters.

AccommodationINAYA Putri Nusa Dua 5*, Deluxe Pool Access

DAY 12. 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.

Accommodation: INAYA Putri Nusa Dua 5*, Deluxe Pool Access

DAY 13. 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: INAYA Putri Nusa Dua 5*, Deluxe Pool Access

DAY 14. Nusa Dua. Transfer to Airport (B)

After breakfast, enjoy one last swim in the pool and one last dramatic gaze at the Indian Ocean, 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 Sofia Boutique Resort 4*, Deluxe with balcony
  • 2 nights stay at Jiwa Jawa Resort Bromo 4*, Deluxe Room
  • 1 night stay at Jiwa Jawa Resort Ijen 4*, Deluxe Room
  • 2 nights stay at NusaBay Menjangan 4*, Lanai Cottage
  • 2 nights stay at Jannata Resort Ubud 4*, Deluxe Suite
  • 3 nights stay at INAYA Putri Nusa Dua 5*, Deluxe Pool Access
  • 3 days guided tour in Yogyakarta (visit Prambanan and Borobudur temples, Plateau Dieng, Sikidang crater, Temple complex Arjuna, Colorful lake, Jomblang cave, Grubug cave)
  • 4 days guided tour to volcano Bromo & Ijen “Blue Fire”
  • 1 day snorkeling tour to Menjangan island (including snorkeling equipment)
  • Guided day tour to Brahma Vihara Arama temple, Beratan lake, Ulun Danu Temple, Jatiluwih rice terraces
  • White water rafting, including lunch
  • Morning yoga class and Campuhan Ridgewalk trekking
  • Visit Tegenungan waterfall
  • Guided 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 beach bag, organic aloe vera after-sun cream, insect repellent, motion sickness pills)
  • Complimentary bottle of wine on arrival at airport (or 2 young drinking coconuts)
  • Portable WiFi modem with 4G internet connection
  • Discount vouchers for tours, activities and spa
  • Private return airport transfer
  • All transfers between the hotels
  • One way flight Jakarta-Yogyakarta
  • One way flight Yogyakarta-Surabaya
  • Return boat transfer Bali-NusaBay Menjangan-Bali
  • West Bali National Park entrance fee
  • Free shuttle bus from Jannata 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
  • Tax 11% and service charges 10%
  • 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) - 215$ / person
  • Peak season (20 December - 10 January) - on request

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