Discover Java, Bali & Gili (13 Days/12 Nights) From AED6,025*

Ref: ICTTHI

  • Be amazed by Borobudur

  • See sunrise at Mount Bromo

  • Take a scenic train journey

  • Hike around Bali’s rice terraces

  • Relax on tropical Gili Trawangan

Day 1: Yogyakarta - Arrival

  (-/L/-)

Arrive at Adisucipto International Airport in Yogyakarta and meet with the guide and driver.

 

From the airport, visit a home batik factory and attend a short demonstration of Wayang Kulit, the famous Javanese leather puppet before enjoying lunch at a local restaurant.

 

Afterwards, proceed to the selected hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is free to spend at leisure. Relax at the hotel or head out for a bit of independent exploration.

 

Note: Legal check in time at 14:00

 

The remainder of the day is at leisure.

 

Overnight in Yogyakarta.

Day 2: Kraton - Taman Sari - Borobudur - Yogyakarta

(B/L/-)

After breakfast in the morning, travel along Jalan Malioboro to Beringharjo Traditional Market. The local guide will point out the exotic vegetables and spices unique to Indonesian cooking, as well as the seasonal tropical fruits.

 

Stepping up to the second floor, the guide will explain the tradition of jamu in Indonesia – a traditional medicine and beverage based on locally blended herbs and spices that’s used to treat a variety of ailments. 

 

Learn more about Yogyakarta’s historic and cultural traditions with a half-day city tour.

 

Start with a visit to the Sultan’s Palace, also known as Kraton.

 

Then, receive a transfer by local cyclo, becak, to Taman Sari Water Palace and Garden. 

 

Lunch in a local restaurant in Yogyakarta.

 

In the afternoon, with the guide, explore this massive Buddhist temple- the largest in the world- and discover the incredible history behind its construction. 

 

Continue with a visit to nearby Mendut Temple. Older than Borobudur, this pyramid-shaped temple houses three impressively carved stone statues.

 

Return to the hotel late this afternoon.

 

Overnight in Yogyakarta.

Day 3: Yogyakarta - Kaliadem Cycling- Prambanan Temple

(B/L/-)

Enjoy breakfast at hotel.

 

Drive to Kaliadem, around a one-hour drive from Yogyakarta for a two-hour cycling trip. Hop on a bike and peddle through the village with stunning view of Mt Merapi until the finish point in Candi Plaosan. (Cycling level: easy to moderate, mostly downhill) 

 

Sit back and relax after cycling in Prambanan Resto where your lunch will be served. Following lunch proceed to Prambanan Temple, the ancient Hindu temples built in the 9th century. 

 

Return to your hotel in Yogyakarta for the evening at leisure.

 

Overnight in Yogyakarta.

Day 4: Yogyakarta - Mojokerto - Ngadisari 

(B/L/D)

Receive a wakeup call at 05:30. A breakfast box will be provided by the hotel (to be eaten on board the train).

 

At 06:00, be transferred to Yogyakarta Railway Station for a scenic train ride to Mojokerto in East Java.  

 

The guide will be along on the journey.

 

Upon arrival in Mojokerto, meet with the local driver who will be waiting and travel by road to Ngadisari or Tosari, with a stop for lunch in a local restaurant along the way.

 

The final leg of today’s journey is a 4-hour drive to the village of Ngadisari or Tosari on the edge of Tengger Caldera.

Check-in at the hotel and freshen up before dinner at the lodge.

 

Overnight in Ngadisari or Tosari in Bromo.

Day 5: Ngadisari -  Ketapang in Banyuwangi

(B/L/D)

Awake early in the morning for a sunrise tour of Mount Bromo. Travel by 4WD jeep to a viewing spot with stunning views of Bromo volcano and its surroundings. 

 

Afterwards, continue by jeep down to the volcano caldera, often still covered by mist in the early morning. 

 

A 20-minute ride on horseback heads to a set of stairs which lead to the rim of the still-active Bromo crater.

 

Return by horse and jeep to the hotel in Tosari or Ngadisari for breakfast. Check out and continue by road to Banyuwangi via Probolinggo.

 

This is a full day of driving through some very scenic areas. A lunch stop and photo breaks will be made en route.

 

Follow a scenic coastal road in East Java to the hotel for the evening.

 

Upon arrival, check in and spend the rest of the evening at leisure -but be sure to tuck in early, as it’s another very early rise on the next morning.

 

Overnight in Banyuwangi.

Day 6: Mount Ijen - Kaliklatak Coffee Plantation

(B/L/D)

Awake early this morning for an excursion to Mount Ijen. Breakfast is served at the hotel before setting off by 4WD jeep (or, alternatively, a breakfast box will be provided).

 

After a 90-minute drive, reach the Paltuding Base Camp (1850m). The trek to the top is 3 kilometres and follows a wide, packed-dirt pathway. At the top of Mount Ijen is a large crater lake surrounded by sulphur mines.

 

Upon reaching the top (2,385m) take time to enjoy views of the crater lake which is 200 metres deep and contains about 36 million cubic metres of steaming, acidic water. 

 

Return via the same route to base camp and continue by road to the former Dutch Plantation of Kali Klatak. Take a delicious traditional lunch on arrival complete with a sampling of  local coffee before embarking on a tour to learn about the production and harvesting of produce such as cacao, coffee, pepper and rubber using techniques that have been handed down from generation to generation. Finish the tour with afternoon tea at a viewpoint that provides a fantastic vista across to Bali.

 

Enjoy dinner at your resort this evening.

 

Overnight in Banyuwangi.

Day 7: Banyuwangi - Lovina Beach

(B/-/-)

After breakfast in the morning, travel across the Bali Strait to the island of Bali by local ferry for a scenic journey to Gilimanuk, on Bali’s western shores.

 

Upon reaching Bali, continue by road to Lovina – one of Bali’s renowned volcanic black sand beach destinations, on Bali’s peaceful and scenic north coast.

 

After arriving in this sleepy town, wander along the beach or relax on your resort deck chairs under palm trees.

 

Overnight in Lovina.

Day 8: Lovina - Beji Temple - Kintamani - Ubud

(B/L/-)

Enjoy a leisurely start to the day before meeting the local Balinese guide and driver around 10:00. Start the morning with a visit to the Pura Beji, a temple famous for its beautiful stone carvings and for being the largest ‘rice temple’ in Bali.

 

Travel along the winding mountain roads before stopping at the temple of Pura Puncak Penulisan. 

 

Continue to the crater village of Kintamani, which offers spectacular views over Lake Batur and its volcano (1,412 meters).  

 

Here, enjoy a late lunch in a local restaurant.

 

Afterwards, continue the drive to Ubud, in the centre of Bali, and check into the hotel late in the afternoon. The rest of the evening is free to spend at leisure.

 

Overnight in Ubud.

Day 9: Ubud - Rice Field Walk - Monkey Forest

(B/L/-)

Enjoy breakfast before travelling north to the lush rice terraces of Tegalalang. Here, take a soft two-hour trek through the rice fields and learn from the guide about subak systems of rice irrigation, which are a signature method of cultivation in Bali.

Afterwards, visit the Blanco Renaissance Museum. The museum stands as testament to his love for Bali.

 

Take lunch at a local restaurant with views along the Ubud River.

 

Then, learn about the Hindu spiritual significance of the Pura Dalem Agung at Sacred Monkey Forest. The guide will also explain the architectural details of the Holy Bathing Temple and the Cremation Temple.

 

The rest of the afternoon is at leisure to explore the many arts and crafts that are available in central Ubud until being picked up from the hotel at 19:00. Early in the evening enjoy a local performance of one of the many styles of Balinese dance in a local village -one of the most magical experiences to be had in Bali.

 

Dinner at leisure.

 

Overnight in Ubud.

Day 10: Ubud - Kertagosa -Besakih - Candidasa

(B/L/-)

After breakfast, start the day with a morning tour of the traditional Ubud Market.

 

Continue to the smallest regency of Bali, Klungkung, to visit the former Royal Court of Justice known as Kertagosa.

The excursion continues along small, scenic roads to Besakih, which is also known as the ‘Mother Temple’ of Bali. Located on the western slopes of Mount Agung, Bali’s tallest volcano (2,567 m), Besakih is the largest and most religiously important temple on the island.

 

Take lunch at Maha Giri Restaurant, with stunning terraced ricefield views against a backdrop of Mount Agung, Bali’s tallest volcano.

 

Pay a visit to Tirta Gangga. Meaning 'water of the Ganges,' this sacred water palace was built in the early twentieth century by the last king of Karangasem. 

 

From here, drive to the nearby Taman Ujung Water Palace. Continue along roads of terraced rice fields to the less-visited east coast of Bali to the hotel in Candidasa.

 

Dinner at leisure.

 

Overnight in Candidasa.

 

Day 11: Candidasa - Padang Bai -  Gili Trawangan

(B/-/-)

Be picked up from the hotel for the transfer to the nearby harbour in Padang Bai (join-in transfer). From there, depart Bali on a speedboat to the Gili Islands.

 

Upon arrival in the tropical paradise of Gili Trawangan, be welcomed by our representative and transferred by cidomo (horse-drawn cart) to the hotel.

 

The afternoon and evening are at leisure to relax on the beach or take a bike ride around the island. Don’t miss sunset on the western side of the island with views across to Bali.

 

Overnight on Gili Trawangan Island.

 

Day 12: Gili Trawangan

(B/-/-)

Today there are no planned activities, so relax and enjoy or take an excursion. Options include snorkelling trips, touring of the other islands, scuba diving or glass-bottom boat excursions. In addition to being some of the clearest and bluest waters in Indonesia, the waters around the Gilis are also teeming with coral, a multitude of tropical fish, sea turtles and other marine life. 

 

Overnight on Gili Trawangan Island.

Day 13: Gili Trawangan - Lombok Airport - Departure

(B/-/-)

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast in the morning and spend some time on the beach before a mid-day departure.

 

Take a local boat in the afternoon to Lombok and, upon arrival, continue by car to Lombok Airport for a late afternoon flight to Bali or Singapore.

 

OPTIONAL TOUR:

Full day excursion Sasak Villages and South Lombok

 

In the morning, check out from the hotel in Gili Trawangan and transfer to the main island of Lombok by local motorized outrigger boat. Meet the local guide and driver and proceed to the southern part of the island. Here, spend the day learning about the traditions and customs of the Sasak people, Lombok’s main inhabitants. First visit Pondok Prasi Fishing Village and a nearby village known for its clay pottery. Continue to Sukarara Village and see traditional hand weaving of brightly patterned local cloths. Next, visit Sade and Rambitan Villages, home to some of the best examples of traditional Sasak lodges with thatched roofs and buffalo dung floors. While exploring these villages, have a chance to meet with locals and gain insight into their lifestyles.

Continue to the beaches of Kuta and Tanjung A’an, scenic and unspoiled beaches on the southern coast. The blue water is ideal for swimming or simply relaxing on the white sands.

Transfer to Lombok International Airport for a late afternoon flight. (Lunch not included)

If you would like to customize this itinerary, please provide us with your requirements by contacting us.

Services Include

  • Hotel accommodation in half-twin/double room with daily breakfast.

  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).

  • Tours and transfers by private air-conditioned vehicles.

  • English speaking local guides (for other languages supplements apply).

  • All entrance fees and tours as indicated in itinerary.

  • One way Speed boat ticket between Padang Bai in Bali and Gili Trawangan.

  • Empty return to Java for vehicle and guide is included.

Services Do Not Include

  • Visa arrangements.

  • International and domestic flights.

  • International and domestic departure tax.

  • Extra charge for non-English speaking guide in Lombok.

  • Meals other than mentioned above.

  • Camera/video entrance fees.

  • Personal expenses (drinks, laundry, telephone, tips etc).

  • Travel insurance.  

  • Other services not clearly indicated in the package inclusions above.

* The price is subject to different factors such as the number of persons, hotel, date of booking...

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