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With a population of 135 million crammed into just under 140,000 sq kilometers, you’d think there’d be no room on Java left for adventuring. Densely populated as it is, this amazing stretch of Indonesia has loads of unexplored corners just waiting for travelers looking for something a little different. From Jakarta, you’ll venture to the curiously European-like city of Bandung (the “Paris of Java”) en route to Yogyakarta, home to the island’s monstrous volcanoes. Later, you’ll spend two days in Dutch colonial Batu before winding up on the gorgeous Balinese beaches of Sanur. (Hey, if you can’t beat the crowd, join it!)

Trip Type: Group trips average 12-15 travelers per departure.

Starts/Ends: Jakarta/Sanur (Bali)

Highlights:

  • Explore vibrant Jakarta
  • Take the train through terraced rice fields
  • Visit a Buddhist sanctuary
  • Meet the locals and learn the Javanese way of life

The "Explore Java Indonesia" tour starts in Jakarta and ends in Sanur. The tour that takes 9 days taking you from Jakarta to Sanur and through 5 other destinations in Indonesia. The Best of Java tour includes accommodation, staff & experts, meals included, transport and some activities. Please see the Includes section for more information.

 

Itineraries

Day 01

Arrive Jakarta, Indonesia

After arriving at Jakarta today, get transferred yourself to the hotel. Feel free to explore before your welcome meeting, but make sure you’re back in time to meet the group. After introductions, your tour leader will review the details of your tour. Please note that normal check-in times apply at our hotels, but you can usually store your luggage for the day if you arrive early. (Included: Accommodation)

Day 02

Jakarta/Bandung

Enjoy a guided city tour of Jakarta. In the afternoon, depart for Bandung. Opt to see the traditional angklung orchestra. A guided city tour will visit the former Batavia area, remnants of the colonial past, and tour the Sunda Kelapa Harbour. In Bandung, opt to see the angklung orchestra — resonating melodies created when children shake bamboo instruments. (Included: Private vehicle ride, Jakarta City tour)

Day 03

Bandung/Nglanggeran

Take the morning train to Yogyakarta, enjoying beautiful scenery along the way, then transfer to Nglanggeran village for a homestay. (Included: Train ride along with private vehicle)

Day 04

Nglanggeran/Yogyakarta

Enjoy a hike on Mt Nglanggeran before getting a closer look at local life. After lunch in the village travel back to Yogyakarta, visiting the Prambanan Hindu temple complex en route. (Included: Mount Nglanggeran Hike, Prambanan Hindu Temple Complex Excursion, Private vehicle Ride)

Day 05

Yogyakarta

Visit Borobudur, the largest Buddhist sanctuary in the world. Later, enjoy free time to explore Yogyakarta. Spend time at Borobudur and come away with a deeper understanding of the Buddhist culture here. (Included: Private Vehicle Ride, Borobudur Temple Complex Excursion)

Day 06

Yogyakarta/Ngadas

Continue the journey across the agricultural heartland of Java to Ngadas, a village in the scenic Mt Bromo region. Experience the local culture with a community homestay. (Included: Homestay and Local train ride)

Day 07

Ngadas/Malang

Visit Mt Bromo for a pre-dawn trek and watch the sunrise. Head back to Ngadas for lunch before exploring more of the village on an included walk. Later, travel to Malang for the night. Start early today (approximately 2:30am) for a pre-dawn trek across the “sea of sand” to watch the sunrise over the crater’s rim, popular with both tourists and the local Buddhist Tenggerese, who can be seen giving offerings of food to receive blessings from the Supreme God Hyang Widi Wasa. (Included: Private Vehicle ride. Sunrise Walk to Mount Bromo Viewpoint and Village Walk)

Day 08

Malang/Sanur

Drive from Malang to Surabaya airport for a short flight to Sanur and enjoy some free time. (Included: Private Vehicle and Plane ride)

Day 09

Depart Sanur

Your tour ends today here. End of our services. If you have scheduled return flight today then you can get transferred to DPS(Bali) airport via cab and take your return flight back to your home country.

– Accommodation: Hotels/Guesthouses (6 nights), Homestays (2 nights, multi-share)

  • Jakarta (Hotel Bintang Griyawisata or similar)
  • Bandung (Arion Swiss-belhotel Bandung or similar)
  • Nglanggeran (Nglannggeran Homestay)
  • Yogyakrta (Gallery Prawirotaman Hotel or similar)
  • Ngadas (Ngasas Homestay)
  • Malang (The Balava Hotel Malangor similar)
  • Sanur (Puri Dalem Hotel or similar)

Meals Included: 8 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners

  • Bandung: Breakfast
  • Nglanggeran: Breakfast. Dinner
  • Yogyakarta: Breakfast. Lunch
  • Yogyakarta: Breakfast
  • Ngadas: Breakfast . Dinner
  • Malang: Breakfast. Lunch
  • Sanur: Breakfast

Transport: Private van, walking, train, bike, plane.

Included activities:

  • Jakarta city tour: Tour Bandung and see the former Batavia area, where Jakarta began before it grew to its current size. Visit the Sunda Kelapa Harbour — once the main port of the Sunda Kingdom, it’s now a bustling port full of Makassar schooners.
  • Mt Nglanggeran hike: Hike to the top of Mt Nglanggeran, a now inactive ancient volcano. Pass through a narrow gap in the rock as you follow the path, which gets steeper towards the top. From the summit, enjoy views of the picturesque mountain range and lush surrounds.
  • Prambanan temple complex visit: Tour Prambanan, the largest Hindu temple complex in Java, and learn about the history of the temples. Built between the eighth and tenth centuries, these temples now stand as one of the most outstanding works of Hindu art. View their intricate design, particularly on the Shiva temple.
  • Borobudur visit: Take in the stunning artistic and architectural marvel that is the Buddhist Temple complex of Borobudur, a not-to-be-missed World Heritage Site. Learn about its interesting history and restoration; the site lay undiscovered under layers of volcanic ash until 1815, when Sir Stamford Raffles, then Governor of Java, ordered the area to be cleared.
  • Ngadas Homestay: Nestled amongst the green hills of the Mt Bromo region, the village of Ngadas is home to a Tengger farming community. Overnight with a local family participating in the community’s homestay program. Learn about the local culture, customs, and traditions from your hosts.
  • Mt Bromo sunrise visit: Head out before dawn to visit the viewpoint for magnificent Mt Bromo (2,392m), one of the most spectacular sights in Indonesia. Walk along the “sea of sand” and enjoy stunning views as the sun rises over the edge of the crater and be amazed by the volcano’s strange beauty, seemingly from another world
  • Village walk: Learn more about daily life in Ngadas with a village walk. Take in views of the scenic hills as you walk along, passing farming areas and stopping to visit the local temple, vihara, and mosque.
  • Internal flight
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

International Flights: Round trip flights from your departing city.

Visa: Visa cost is not included. Visa can be arranged by us for an additional cost if needed.

Travel Insurance: Travel insurance is not included in this tour. It can be arranged by us with additional cost.

– Airport Taxis:

  • Jakarta Airport to Hotel on Day 1
  • Sanur Hotel to Bali Airport on Day 09

Optional Activity: Angklung Orchestra Performance (Day 2): Please check with tour representative at hotel if you would like to included this activity. You can Opt to go to the angklung orchestra — a unique musical treat. Be moved by beautiful melodies at this traditional bamboo instrument concert performed by children.

– Miscellaneous expenses, Souvenirs etc.
– 5% GST on Total Package.
– Anything not specifically mentioned under the head “Trip Includes”

Pricing Name START END PAX PRICE
  • Shared Room - P1
    Saturday
    June 15, 2019
    9 days
    Sunday
    June 23, 2019
    85,000.00
    Per Person
  • Shared Room - P2
    Thursday
    July 25, 2019
    9 days
    Friday
    August 2, 2019
    90,000.00
    Per Person
  • Shared Room - P3
    Saturday
    July 27, 2019
    9 days
    Sunday
    August 4, 2019
    90,000.00
    Per Person
  • Shared Room - P4
    Saturday
    August 3, 2019
    9 days
    Sunday
    August 11, 2019
    90,000.00
    Per Person
  • Shared Room - P5
    Saturday
    August 24, 2019
    9 days
    Sunday
    September 1, 2019
    90,000.00
    Per Person
  • Shared Room - P2
    Saturday
    September 7, 2019
    9 days
    Sunday
    September 15, 2019
    90,000.00
    Per Person
  • Shared Room - P2
    Saturday
    September 14, 2019
    9 days
    Sunday
    September 22, 2019
    90,000.00
    Per Person
  • Shared Room - P6
    Saturday
    September 21, 2019
    9 days
    Sunday
    September 29, 2019
    88,000.00
    Per Person
  • Shared Room - P6
    Saturday
    October 5, 2019
    9 days
    Sunday
    October 13, 2019
    88,000.00
    Per Person
  • Shared Room - P6
    Saturday
    October 19, 2019
    9 days
    Sunday
    October 27, 2019
    88,000.00
    Per Person
  • Shared Room - P7
    Saturday
    November 16, 2019
    9 days
    Sunday
    November 24, 2019
    84,000.00
    Per Person
  • Shared Room - P7
    Saturday
    December 7, 2019
    9 days
    Sunday
    December 15, 2019
    84,000.00
    Per Person
  • Shared Room - P7
    Saturday
    December 14, 2019
    9 days
    Sunday
    December 22, 2019
    84,000.00
    Per Person
  • Shared Room - P8
    Saturday
    January 25, 2020
    9 days
    Sunday
    February 2, 2020
    102,000.00
    Per Person
  • Shared Room - P8
    Saturday
    February 22, 2020
    9 days
    Sunday
    March 1, 2020
    102,000.00
    Per Person
  • Shared Room - P8
    Saturday
    March 21, 2020
    9 days
    Sunday
    March 29, 2020
    102,000.00
    Per Person
  • Shared Room - P8
    Thursday
    April 9, 2020
    9 days
    Friday
    April 17, 2020
    102,000.00
    Per Person
  • Shared Room - P8
    Thursday
    April 23, 2020
    9 days
    Friday
    May 1, 2020
    102,000.00
    Per Person
ROOM TYPE                                                  PRICE
Shared Room

(Per person in a shared room for two people. If you’re booking together, you’ll be paired with your travel partner. Solo travellers are matched with a fellow guest of the same gender.)

                                   (+) ₹0 per traveller

Single Room

(Enjoy the comfort and privacy of your own room. )

                                  (+) ₹35,000 per traveller

01. 100% Deposit is required to confirm the booking.

03. The deposit is Non-refundable.

03. After final payment is made, money paid are 100% non-refundable, nontransferable. Name changes are not permitted.

Please be informed that most of the hotels have a standard check-in and check-out schedules as follows and are imposing a strict policy on early check-in and late check-out surcharge.

1. ACCOMMODATION
We will be travelling through areas where cold water showers are the accepted norm. Hot water facilities are often unreliable even when they are available. In keeping with our authentic tours, many of our hotels will not have hot water showers.

2. RAMADAN
Depending on the lunar cycle, Ramadan will fall between May and June months. Please note that Ramadan is a month of fasting observed by Muslims throughout the world, during which time the followers of Islam should not eat or drink between sunrise and sunset. There may be some limitations to services and disruptions to schedules during Ramadan in Muslim areas, but generally our tours still operate effectively during this period and food is available to non-muslims throughout the day. It is very important to display increased cultural sensitivity during Ramadan. Please wear loose fitting clothes, that cover knees and shoulders, and try to avoid eating, drinking or smoking in public out of respect for those who can't at that time.

You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on this tour. For minors traveling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

When packing be aware that dress standards are conservative throughout Asia. To respect this and for your own comfort, we strongly recommend modest clothing. This means covering shoulders and no short shorts. Loose, lightweight, long clothing is both respectful and cool in the predominantly hot Asian climate. Shorts should be knee-length. Singlets and tank tops are not acceptable. One piece bathing suits are recommended and topless sun bathing is unacceptable.

Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on any trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for our travelers. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter, and in particular the local people who make the world the special place it is. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our travel leaders have the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.

Conservative Dress:
• Modest clothing that covers knees and shoulders (Long pants, long skirts, shirts that cover shoulders)
• Shawl or scarf (for temple visits)

Documents:
• Flight info (required) (Printouts of e-tickets may be required at the border)
• Insurance info (required) (With photocopies)
• Passport (required) (With photocopies)
• Required visas or vaccination certificates (required) (With photocopies)
• Vouchers and pre-departure information (required)

Essentials:
• Binoculars (optional)
• Camera (With extra memory cards and batteries)
• Cash, credit and debit cards
• Day pack (Used for daily excursions or short overnights)
• Ear plugs
• First-aid kit (should contain lip balm with sunscreen, sunscreen, whistle, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, bandaids/plasters, tape, anti-histamines, antibacterial gel/wipes, antiseptic cream, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, rehydration powder, water purification tablets or drops, insect repellent, sewing kit, extra prescription drugs you may be taking)
• Flashlight/torch (Headlamps are ideal)
• Fleece top/sweater
• Footwear
• Hat
• Locks for bags
• Long pants/jeans
• Moneybelt
• Outlet adapter
• Personal entertainment (Reading and writing materials, cards, music player, etc.)
• Reusable water bottle
• Shirts/t-shirts
• Sleepwear
• Small travel towel
• Sunglasses
• Toiletries (Preferably biodegradable)
• Watch and alarm clock
• Waterproof backpack cover
• Windproof rain jacket

Warm Weather:
• Sandals/flip-flops
• Shorts/skirts (Longer shorts/skirts are recommended)
• Sun hat/bandana
• Swimwear

Age Requirements:  12+ (Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.)

Guiding Method: Live Guide Instructor

Guide Language: English