14 Days Java Bali Tour

START : JAKARTA / END : BALI

Day 01: JAKARTA - BANDUNG 
In the morning at 08.00 am, your guide will pick you up from your hotel or directly from the airport, and start the overland journey to visit Bogor. Drive to Bogor is about 2 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.
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DAY 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. 
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DAY 03: BANDUNG – YOGYAKARTA - MAGELANG (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.
Note: no guide assistance in the train journey
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DAY 04: FULL DAY DIENG TOUR (B, L)
Today, after breakfast at the hotel you will you will continue drive to Dieng Plateau, where you will explore the Arjuna temple, a complex of Hindu temple built in early 7th century 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. In the afternoon back to hotel. Overnight at hotel in Borobudur area.
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DAY 05: BOROBUDUR SUNRISE - VILLAGE TOUR (B, L)
Early morning at 04.40 AM we will walk to Borobudur temple, in the dark of morning, climb up the temple of Borobudur till the top of Arupadhatu. Wait and see a dramatic and exotic sunrise. Then, with your guide learning the Buddha philosophy by exploring the relief on Borobudur temple back to hotel for B’ fast. Then start from Borobudur area, riding dokar, a horse carriage, and taking a walk exploring the richness of candirejo village to gain insight of daily local community either in custom, tradition, the agriculture system of inter cropping. Having direct experience with the local people in the field of planting, preparing the ground for cultivation, picking many kinds of the seasonal fruits is memorable chance young coconut water freshly pick up from the coco tree make a complete decoration. Then you will transfer to your hotel in Jogjakarta, the rest of the day is free time on your own leisure.
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DAY 06: 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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DAY 07: SOLO TOUR & THE SURROUNDING (B, L).
Today we continue our trip in Surakarta and the vicinity, popularly known as Solo, which competes with Yogyakarta as the centre of Javanese culture. You will visit Mangkunegaran Palace belonging to Surakarta royal family. You will stop also atTriwindu flea market. Next you will travel through pretty countryside to discover the mystery of Sukuh temple. A number of inscriptions dating from the period 1416 – 1459 have been found here. The main structure is shaped like a flat-topped pyramid, like no other building in ancient Indonesia. Candi Sukuh is unique among other classical monuments as you may find here many erotic relieves. Also, we will visit the nearby Ceto temple. Make a stop at Kemuning tea plantation. This tea plantation lies close to Sukuh and Ceto temple. This tea plantation lies on the hilly terrain, range from 800 - 1,000 meter above sea level, a nice place to enjoy fresh and cool mountain air.
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DAY 08: 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.
Note: no guide assistance in the train journey
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DAY 9: 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 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.
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DAY 10: KETAPANG - IJEN TREKKING – SUKAMADE (B,L,D).
At 05.00 o'clock in the morning you have breakfast with coffee or tea before we depart with our 4WD vehicle to Paltuding. We drive through the plantation and rainforest for about 1 hour. Paltuding is the point from where you start trekking to mount Ijen. It takes about an hour trekking - about 3 kilometres - to the top. On the edge of the crater you can enjoy a scenic panorama at Ijen crater lake. Besides, you can see a lot of sulphur miners with a load of arround 80 kilograms on their shoulders walking up the rim and down the slopes of the mountain. After you enjoyed the Ijen crater lake, finish ijen tour aound at 11.00 AM then  we drive through Pesanggaran to the protected Sukamade turtle beach, it will take time around 5 -6 hours.  an unspoiled three kilomtres of white sandy beaches on the Indian Ocean. While driving, we pass the extensive and famous plantations of East Java and the maountain rage of the Meru Betiri National Park. After we've arrived you still have time to visit the village near Sukamade beach, where you can witness local people making brown sugar. In the evening you will be guided by a ranger to find sea turtles that come ashore to lay their eggs. A female turtle lays more than one hundred eggs. She usually comes ashore around 19.30 and returns to the sea around midnight. Overnight in simple guest house in the Meru Betiri National Park. 


DAY 11: SUKAMADE – KETAPANG (FERRY TO BALI) – LEGIAN (B).
After breakfast you can further explore the surroundings of Sukamade. Hereafter, we are heading to the harbour in Ketapang around at 02.00 am, where you can take the ferry to Bali. On our way we will stop at a local restaurant for lunch. Overnight at Legian area, Harbor to Legian will take time around 4 hours in normal period.
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DAY 12: ULUWATU TEMPLE & KECAK DANCE TOUR-Half day tour (B).
In the morning until noon is free time on your own leisure. 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 back to your hotel
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DAY 13: 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. In the afternoon transfer to your hotel .
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DAY 14: TRANSFER OUT (B)
At the appropriate time, transfer to the airport, to catch your flight to your next destination.


INCLUDED:
* AC Land transportation
* Executive train from Bandung to Yogyakarta
* Executive train from Yogyakarta to Surabaya
* Public Ferry ticket from Ketapang (east Java) to Gilimanuk (Bali)
* Jeep for Bromo and Ijen tour
* Hotel on twin share basis
* Entrance fee to the each objects
* Kecak and Barong dance in Bali
* English speaking guide
* Daily breakfast at Hotel
* Toll and parking fee
* Meals as stated on the itinerary (B : Breakfast, Lunch)
* Tour and Excursion as per above tour program