12 Days Java Bali Tour

START / END : JAKARTA / BALI

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JAKARTA - BANDUNG

In the morning at 08.00 am, your guide will pick you up from your hotel and start the overland journey to visit Bogor. Drive to Bogor is about 1.5 hours drive, then visiting Bogor Botanical Garden.  After that continue to Bandung, along the way you will passing through the huge tea plantation in Puncak area, with the cool weather and green view along the way.  You will stop by at the Gunung Padang megalithic sites to adore the oldest megalithic sites in southeastern Asia. Then continue to your hotel in Bandung area, enjoying free time on your own leisure and meals on your personal account. 
Hotel plan: Aston Braga Hotel or similar

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02

TANGKUBAN PERAHU – CIATER HOT SPRING - ANGKLUNG UDJO (B)

After breakfast at your hotel, then you will visit Tangkuban Perahu crater, an active 2000 m wide, surrealistic volcano at 1800 meter above sea level, you can have a light trekking around the crater. Then continue to Ciater Hot Spring with passing through the huge wonderful tea plantation. Here, you will have lunch and possible to take a bath in the hot natural water pool. In the Afternoon back to Bandung with stop at Padasuka village to enjoy the Angklung (traditional bamboo instrument) performance at Saung Angklung Ujo. 
Hotel plan: Aston Braga Hotel or similar

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03

BANDUNG – YOGYAKARTA (B)

Early breakfast at your hotel, then at the appropriate time transfer to Bandung train station. You will take Indonesia most popular public transportation to travel to Yogyakarta. Upon your arrival in Jogja, your guide will pick you up and then directly transfer to your hotel in Magelang area. 
Hotel plan: Manohara Resort or similar

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04

BOROBUDUR - DIENG PLATEU (B,L)

In the morning you will visit the magical temple of Borobudur, the largest Buddhist temple in Indonesia that was built in 9th century. This huge Buddhist pyramid is the largest Buddhism shrine in Indonesia. From your guide you can learn the Buddha philosophy by exploring the relief on Borobudur temple. Then you will continue to visit Dieng Plateau, you will explore the Arjuna temple, a complex of Hindu temple built in early 7thcentury and well known as the oldest Hindu temple in Indonesia. Then continue to visit Sikidang crater, one of several craters in Dieng plateu that is most active, and the Lake Warna (Color Lake), an exquisitely beautiful lake ranged by highland forest, the water color is turquoise and cobalt hues from the amount of sulfur reflected by the sunlight. On your way to Dieng or on your way back, you will see the beauty of countryside, fresh mountain wind and the plantation of coffee, tea, tobacco and other crops.
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05

YOGYAKARTA CULTURAL TOUR - PRAMBANAN (B,L)

After breakfast you will start your cultural Yogyakarta tour by visit Sultan Royal Palace, Water Castle (Taman Sari), Ngasem Bird Market, Batik Home Industry and Silverware at Kotagede. Then journey continue to visit Prambanan temple, the most important Hindu temple built on compound IX century by the three temples dedicated to Brahma, Shiva and Vishnu. Then back to your hotel and you can enjoy the time on your own personal leisure. 
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06

YOGYAKARTA – SURABAYA – BROMO AREA (B)

Early breakfast at hotel, then drive to Tugu station and take a morning train to Surabaya Station, it will take around 5 hours. Arrive at Surabaya at noon and continue with driving for about 3-4 hours to Bromo area. Check in to your hotel and enjoy free time at your own leisure and meals on your personal account.

Hotel plan: Lava View Lodge or similar

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07

SUNRISE VIEW PANANJAKAN – BROMO – IJEN (B)

At 03.00 in the early morning you'll be wake up and the Jeep will bring you to the world's most famous view point at Mt. Pananjakan on the rim of the Tengger caldera to enjoy the sunrise with its young volcanic including Mt Bromo and an active Mt Semeru in the background. Then if the condition allowed, the adventure continues to an active Mt. Bromo volcano to climb up 245 steps of stairs to reach the ridge of Bromo Caldera. After this we will proceed back to hotel for breakfast. Then the journey will continue to Ijen area. Overnight at hotel. 
Hotel plan: Ketapang Indah Hotel or similar

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08

IJEN – KETAPANG HARBOR – GILIMANUK HARBOR-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. By the crater-lake edge, there is evil smelling sulfur, where local people dig and carrying 60-70kgs on their bare shoulders for 2 miles ascending and descending the steep Mt. Ijen slopes. Afterward rejoin your car and drive back to the hotel. At check out time, drive to the harbor of Ketapang for ferry crosses to Bali Island. On arrival in Gilimanuk harbor Bali, continue to drive for your accommodation in Ubud. Lunch at local restaurant en route. 
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09

UBUD (B)

Two option you can choosse :

ORCHID GARDEN - KERTAGOSA - BESAKIH TEMPLE – TIRTA GANGGA

Morning visit to Bali Orchid Garden, Kertagosa in Klungkung, the pre-colonial justice complex of local kingdom that lay afloat on a giant lotus pond  then Balinese biggest and holiest temple at Besakih, majestically situated on the slope of Mt. Agung. Then come across Tirta Gangga the tranquil and ancient bathing pool of the king of the area

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EAST BALI TOUR

Morning drive up to Balinese biggest and holiest temple at Besakih, majestically situated on the slope of Mt. Agung. Come across Tirta Gangga the tranquil and ancient bathing pool of the king of the area. Then Next we visit Tenganan, an isolated native Balinese village where people lived undisturbly by outside influence for centuries

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10

BARONG DANCE, VOLCANOES & ART VILLAGE (B).

This Bali trip is an excellent tour program, starting to see the Barong and Keris Dance. The dance story presents the endless metaphysical battle between goodness and badness. The Barong is representative of the good force of nature. After the Barong performance tour will be continued Wanara Wana – a sacred monkey forest and Ubud the ancient King Palace of Puri Saren and the home of painters with their 'expressionistic' Ubud style paintings, Sribatu to explore the nice spices gardens. You will then stop for lunch at Kintamani Volcano while see the wonderful view of the active volcano and Lake Batur. After that, you will go to Sebatu, the holy spring water temple, Tegalalang the beautiful view of rice terraces, Goa Gajah the elephant cave temple. 
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11

TAMAN AYUN -TANAH LOT - ULUWATU TEMPLE & KECAK DANCE TOUR (B)

After breakfast, check out from your hotel. Today will start with a visit one of the Bali's most beautiful temples called Taman Ayun which remains from the Royal Mengwi Dynasty. Then you will continue to Tanah Lot temple placed on a huge rock surrounded by the sea at a high tide. Then check in to your hotel in Kuta area. In the afternoon we will drive to Uluwatu Temple situated about 70m on the cliff overlooking the bay. From there watch the rough seas of the Indian oceans rush forward, hitting the rocks beneath the cliff, and in the background. We will proceed to enjoy the Traditional Kecak Dance, a dramatic performance lasting about 45 minutes, where 25-50 dancers chant “cak” and throw up their arms, depicting a battle from the Ramayana where monkeys help Prince Rama fight the evil King Ravana. The dance will be performed on an open stage on a cliff in Uluwatu Temple complex, and in the background, a beautiful sunset colors the sky orange as it slowly disappears away, replaced by the moon at night. Proceed to the famous Jimbaran Beach for having dinner (Personal expense) right on the beach sand of Jimbaran Beach. Taste the grilled fish on the sand of a open-air beachfront café and enrich your dining experience with one not usually available at 5 star hotels. Feel the atmosphere! Then transfer to your hotel in Kuta area. 
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12

KUTA – TRANSFER OUT (B)

At the appropriate time transfer from your hotel to the airport, to catch your flight to your next destination.