INDONESIA | From Java to Bali
9 DAYS | 8 NIGHTS
2 PAX MINIMUM
The Republic of Indonesia is the largest archipelago in the world comprising 13,466 large and small tropical islands fringed with white sandy beaches, many still uninhabited and a number even still unnamed. Straddling the equator, situated between the continents of Asia and Australia and between the Pacific and the Indian Oceans, it is as wide as the United States from San Francisco to New York, equaling the distance between London and Moscow. Indonesia has a total population of more than 215 million people from more than 200 ethnic groups. The national language is Bahasa Indonesia.
Meet and greet at airport
Arrival and departure transfers
2 nights in Yogyakarta at Phoenix Hotel or similar
1 night in Bromo at Jiwa Jawa Hotel or similar
1 nights in Banyuwangi at Dialoog Banyuwangi or similar
4 nights in Ubud at Bisma Eight Hotel or similar
12 meals: 8 breakfasts and 4 lunches
Visit Hindu Temple of Prambanan
Visit the Kraton Sultan’s Palace
Visit Kota Gede
Visit Borobudur Temple
Climb up the top of the Menoreh Mountains
Visit the Pawon Temple and Mendut Temple
Train ticket from Yogyakarta – Jombang/Mojokerto
Excursion to Mt. Bromo
Excursion to Ijen
One way ferry ticket: Kepatang (Java) – Gilimanuk (Bali)
Visit Kerta Gosa
Visit Sebatu Temple
Visit the Pura Taman Ayun Temple
Visit the famous Tanah Lot Temple
Tours and transfers by private air-conditioned vehicles.
English-speaking local guide
All entrance fees
Duration: 9 days & 8 nights
Travel Style: Guaranteed Departures
Minimum Passengers: 2
Based on double occupancy
Type of Service: Private
All travelers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
VISA Requirements: No
A visa is not required for travelers with a valid US passport.
Physical Rating: 2 – Average
Some tours may include light hiking, stairs, and rough off-road adventures.
Service Level: Standard
Tourists class accommodations and mix of public and private transports and tours, select meals included
While it is our intention to adhere to the route described, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable, to make alterations. On Day 1 of the tour, you will be advised of any amendments.
DAY 1 | ARRIVAL – YOGYAKARTA
Upon arrival at Adi Sucipto Airport, you will be met by our representative. Along the way, visit Prambanan Temple, the temple of the “slender virgin” which also known as complex of Lorojongrang, consist of 3 major temples/shrines in the main area dedicated to respected Hindu’s Tri Murti trinity such as Candi Shiva Mahadeva, Candi Brahma & Candi Vishnu. Enough time is given to stroll and observe the beautiful carvings and the neighborhood shrines such as Candi Plaosan and the Candi Sewu. Continue to your hotel in Yogyakarta for check-in.
| Overnight in Yogykarta
DAY 2 | Yogyakarta
Breakfast at the hotel. You will start your day for a cultural tour through the city. Visit Kraton (Sultan Palace) walking over the remains of the past centuries, you will understand the history of this artistic city. It was built in 1756 by Sri Sultan Hamengkubowono I., which is also a model of traditional Javanese palace architecture and it lies in the center of the municipality. Up until now, Kraton still serves as the Sultan Palace. Over 25,000 people live within the greater Kraton compound named Taman Sari, which contains its own market, shops, batik and silver cottage industries, schools and mosques. Afterwards continue to Kota Gede, which has been famed as the hub of Yogyakarta’s silver industry since the 1930’s. But this quite old town, which is now a suburb of Yogyakarta, was the first capital of the Mataram Kingdom, found by Panembahan Senopati in 1582. You will visit the busy silver workshops to watch the process. Lunch at local restaurant. After lunch, we will bring you to the most spectacular and world’s biggest Buddhist monument complex Borobudur; built around 800 A.D. Looming out of a patchwork of bottle-green paddies and swaying palm tops, this colossal Buddhist relic is one of the continent’s marvels. After the decline of Buddhism and the shift of power to East Java, the monument was abandoned soon after its completion. For centuries the complex lay forgotten, buried under layers of volcanic ash. Climb up to the top and enjoy a wonderful view of the Menoreh Mountains. Enough time is given to stroll around the complex and to discover its beauty. Afterwards, we continue to visit the nearby located temples such as Pawon Temple and Mendut Temple. In the late afternoon, you will be transferred back to the hotel.
| Overnight in Yogyakarta
| Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 3 | Bromo
Following breakfast, start the day with a scenic drive to East Java by Sancaka train to Jombang.Mojokerto (depart at 07:25 from Yogyakarta). Along the way, you will discover the picturesque landscape. Once you arrive at Jombang/Mojokerto train station, continue by car to Tosari for 2 -3 hours nonstop ride. Lunch will be provided at local restaurant. In the afternoon, arrive at your hotel for check-in and overnight.
| Overnight in Bromo
| Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 4 | Banyuwangi
Following breakfast, depart to Penanjakan, witnessing the beautiful sunrise (if weather permits). The trip continues to cross the sand-sea to reach the foot of the mount Bromo as the starting point to climb up the stair to the crater. The spectacular view of the range of volcanoes (Bromo, Batok, and Semeru) is unveiled along with the rise of the morning sun. Note: the ideal time to visit Bromo is during the dry season, April to November. At any time of year, its cold on these mountains and night temperatures can get down to around 2-5 Celsius. Finally, head back to the hotel for refreshment and then continue driving to Banyuwangi and directly check in at your hotel in Banyuwangi. Lunch is at local restaurant en-route.
| Overnight in Banyuwangi
| Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 5 | Ubud
After an early wake-up call and breakfast, our vehicle carries you through the rural villages, coffee and clove plantations and then into one of Java’s last rainforests. Humidity, wildlife, giant ferns and big trees cover the slope of the mountain, to arrive at the Park Ranger’s post to begin the 90-minute hike to Ijen Crater, along a shady track with spectacular views. The stunning view is unveiled at 2883 meters altitude. The lake eerie color and smoke wafting from bright yellow sulfur deposits create the landscape desolate, barren and vibrantly alive. Watching miners descend into the crater and re-emerge carrying up to 80 kilos of ore on bamboo basket along the treacherous path. Afterwards, walk down the mountain and we drive back to the hotel. (Please note this excursion not suitable for elderly clients and clients with walking difficulties) Arrive at the hotel around 11:00 AM to continue the trip to Bali Island. We will pass Banyuwangi and then take public ferry via Ketapang Harbour. In the late afternoon, arrive in Bali and drop off at your hotel in North or South of Bali area (Note: Please be prepared for a long trip from Ijen to Bali. It takes about 05 hrs; Visit-subject to traffic and waiting time of ferry). Lunch is at local restaurant en-route.
| Overnight in Ubud
| Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 6 | Ubud
Following breakfast, head to the East Coast. Stop at Klungkung or Semara Pura Village for a visit at Kerta Gosa, the Hall of Justice, built in the 18th century. It is beautifully laid out within a moat and provides an exquisite example of the Klungkung style of painting and architecture which can be seen in their ceiling murals. Continue on to Besakih temple known as the “Mother Temple of Bali” located on the slope of Mt. Agung. Drive down through beautiful scenery and small villages you reach Kintamani, with breathtaking view to Mt. Batur with its crater lake, the biggest crater on the island. Further down back to Ubud with last stop at Sebatu Temple, a beautiful temple with ancient shrines surrounded by natural spring water pools with green hillside backdrop. Return to your hotel in Ubud and enjoy the rest of the day at your own leisure.
| Overnight in Ubud
DAY 7 | Ubud
Following breakfast, your morning is free at leisure. You can enjoy the rest of the time in the hotel or explore the hotel surrounding on foot. In the afternoon, visit one of the most beautiful temples in South Bali, the Pura Taman Ayun, former royal family temple. It was built in the 17th century by the former King of Mengwi as his family temple; the temple is situated in the middle of an artificial lake. It has three ascending levels of spacious courtyards containing rows of shrines and pavilions. Take a short walk through the complex and admire the impressive surrounding. Your last stop and highlight of this tour wait at the coast. The famous Tanah Lot Temple is one of the most important temples in Bali; it is built on a small island in front of the west coast making it the perfect spot to enjoy an amazing sunset when the golden red sky frames the temple roof and the waves crash into the rocks. Afterwards, return back to your hotel in Ubud.
| Overnight in Ubud
DAY 8 | Ubud
After breakfast at the hotel, the whole day is free at your own leisure. It is the time for you to explore the beauty of Ubud as the cultural heart of Bali on your own. You can also book optional tour such as White Water Rafting, Cycling tour or other adventure activities through our representative.
| Overnight in Ubud
DAY 9 | (DEPART)
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning is free at leisure until the check-out time (12:00 – standard hotel policy). At the appropriate time, you will be transferred to the Ngurah Rai International Airport for your departing flight.
Located in the heart of Yogyakarta, The Phenix Hotel Yogyakarta – MGallery Collection is luxury accommodations in a colonial landmark from 1918. The 5-star hotel offers a spa, a fine-dining restaurant and spacious rooms with free WiFi. The outdoor pool is large and open all-year.
Boasting classic interiors with Javanese and European elements in intricate details, the rooms at this property feature modern amenities such as flat-screen TV and air conditioning. Each room is fitted with a mini-bar and safety deposit box for your convenience. Hot shower facilities are available in the private bathroom.
The Phenix Hotel Yogyakarta – MGallery by Sofitel offers a well-equipped fitness center. The hotel also provides car rental services and free parking on site.
For a variety of fine meals, The Paprika Restaurant serves Indonesian, Western and Chinese cuisine in an open-courtyard setting. Cocktails and fine wines are served in the 1918s Lobby Bar.
Jiwa Jawa Resort Bromo
Located in Bromo and with Mount Bromo reachable within 2 miles, Jiwa Jawa Resort Bromo provides a tour desk, non-smoking rooms, a garden, free WiFi and a terrace. This 4-star resort has air-conditioned rooms with a private bathroom. There’s a restaurant.
All guest rooms in the resort are equipped with a flat-screen TV. Jiwa Jawa Resort Bromo has certain accommodations with mountain views, and the rooms have a electric tea pot. Guest rooms include a desk.
The accommodation offers a continental or Asian breakfast.
Hotel Santika Banyuwangi
Offering an outdoor swimming pool, free WiFi access and an on-site restaurant, Hotel Santika Banyuwangi is located just a 10-mintue drive from Banyuwangi City Center and presents a modern and elegant accommodations.
It takes a 35-minute drive from the property to Ketapang Harbor, and about 1-hour drive to the famed Ijen Crater. Getting to Banyuwangi Airport will take around 20 minutes by car.
Each room at this hotel is air conditioned and is fitted with a flat screen TV with satellite channels. Certain rooms feature a seating area for your convenience. You will find a kettle in the room. All rooms come with a private bathroom fitted with a shower. Extras include slippers and free toiletries.
The friendly staff at the 24-hour front desk are available to help guests with arranging airport shuttle service and laundry requests at additional charges. Meeting/banquet facility and business center are also available upon request.
Bisma Eight Hotel
Located a few minutes’ away from central Ubud, Bisma Eight offers spacious contemporary rooms with traditional Japanese soaking tub. It also features an outdoor temperature-controlled pool and free WiFi access throughout.
The contemporary air-conditioned rooms are fitted with parquet flooring, a safety deposit box and a flat-screen satellite TV. Each also features an electric kettle, a mini-bar and a dining table. The private bathroom comes with a bath or shower, hairdryer and slippers. There is also a seating area with sofa in the room.
Operating a 24-hour front desk, the staff at Bisma Eight can assist guests with laundry and ironing services at additional charges. The concierge service can provide luggage storage. Airport transfer and shuttle service are available at additional charges. Guests can workout at the fitness center or enjoy free daily yoga class upon request. Other facilities offered at the property include a garden, sun terrace and a library.The property offers free parking.
Some useful info about our tours (land packages).
UPGRADED HOTELS AVAILABLE (for an additional fee)
All tours and entrance fees are included
All taxes are included and NO HIDDEN FEES
International Airfare is not included, but we can book it for you at very competitive rates
A transfer fee may be assessed for alterations to packages, itineraries/tours and suggested arrival/departure dates
Price are based on double occupancy
Prices are per person and based on double occupancy. All prices are expressed in US dollars. Prices for vacation packages are subject to change without notice.
All travel documents are the responsibility of the passenger.
Travel insurance is highly recommended.