Indonesia Discovery 16
- 16 Days / 15 Nights
- Cultural, Wildlife
Upon your arrival in Jakarta, meet and greet by your guide and then transfer to airport hotel. Free program
In the morning, fly to Pangkalan Bun. Upon arrival at Pangkalan Bun Airport you will be picked up by our local staff and take you to Kumai to board on the boat. The boat is a traditional Klotok wooden river boat with a roof which forms the upper deck where you can view the rain forest as it glides by. The guide's team includes the boatman, a cook and expert guide. In the peaceful afternoon we will slowly explore the quite river by the klotok while observe the monkeys along the riverside. Dinner on the boat and overnight at klotok boat or Rimba lodge depend on your choice. (B,L,D)
After breakfast board the klotok to travel up river for about 2 hours boating and then up a side creek to Camp Leakey where the older orangutans are reintroduced into the rain forest. En route stop at Pondok Tanguy, the rehabilitation center for the new ex-captive orangutans. At Camp Leakey you will have opportunity to trek into the rain forest with your expert guide and the forestry rangers to appreciate the flora as well as perhaps sighting wild orangutans, gibbons, macaques, and birds. Lunch provided on boat. Afternoon visit the feeding station to see rehabilitate orangutans are given additional foods. We will then sail back down the river to overnight at klotok boat or Rimba lodge depend on your choice. (B,L,D)
At the appropriate time, we sail back to the boat harbor then drive to the airport for about 45 minutes. From the airport of Pangkalan Bun, we fly you to Semarang the capital town of Central Java. From Semarang, we drive for about 4 hours to Yogyakarta, the center of art and culture of the Javanese. On the way to Yogyakarta, make a visit to Borobudur temple. From the temple, we proceed to Yogyakarta and then transfer to hotel. Free program. (B)
Pick up by your guide at 09.00 and drive to Borobudur. On arrival, climb up the temple of Borobudur till the top of Arupadhatu. Then, from your guide learning the Buddha philosophy by exploring the relief on Borobudur, then visit Pawon and Mendut Temple. Continue exploring Candirejo village, a traditional Javanese village which is rich in its natural surrounding and being promoted for village tourism, portraying traditional Javanese culture and day life through traditional houses, plantation resources, art performances, farming and local food. You will participate in daily social activities to feel their real traditional village atmosphere, their culture and lifestyle. Return to hotel (B, L)
Hotel Plan :
Pick up by your guide at 09.00 and start your cultural Yogyakarta tour by visit Sultan Royal Palace, Water Castle (Taman Sari), Ngasem Bird Market, Batik Home Industry and Silverware at Kotagede. Lunch at local restaurant. 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. Return to hotel. (L)
Hotel Plan :
Note: no guide assistance in the train journey
Breakfast at hotel. Check out and depart to yogyakarta train station and catch your morning train to Malang city. Continue driving 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
At 4am the 4WD will bring us to the world's most famous view point at Mt. Pananjakan (2,750 m) on the rim of the Tengger caldera to enjoy the sunrise breaking over the volcano cones including Mt. Bromo and an active Mt. Semeru in the background. The views are breathtaking. We continue across the sand sea to the active Mt. Bromo volcano and climb the 2245 steps to visit the crater (2,500 m). Horseback ride, then he 4WD will bring you back to the lodge for breakfast. After a break, check out and drive to Kalibaru for your accommodation. Lunch at local restaurant en route. Stop in one of the beach in Jember, either Papuma beach or Watu Ulo beach, before check in and rest at your accommodation. (B, L)
Hotel Plan: Kalibaru Cottage
After breakfast, check out and start tour to Kalibaru plantation (see processing of coffee, rubber, chocolate etc). Continue drive around 2 hours for your accommodation in Ketapang, Banyuwangi for check in and rest. Lunch at local restaurant en route. Free program till night.
Hotel Plan: Ketapang Indah
In the midnight we will pick you up from your hotel and start the trip to see Blue Fire (not guarantee to see it, depend on the weather). Then short transfer to Paltuding Ranger Post for starting Ijen Tour – Ijen Crater shows a special type of volcanic feature common to Indonesia, about 1 km in diameter and 175 meters deep. The floor is covered completely by a warm lake, milky blue green in color, held back by a dam built many years ago by the Dutch, in order to keep the hot mineral, laden water from raining for the crop lands below. Afterward rejoin your car and drive back to the hotel. After break, check out and drive to Ketapang harbor and cross to Bali. On arrival in Gilimanuk harbor, Bali, continue drive to for your accommodation in Ubud.Lunch en route
Hotel Plan :
After breakfast, starting to see the Barong and Keris Dance. The dance story presents the endless metaphysical battle between goodness and badness. The tour will be continued to 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.
After breakfast, check out from your hotel. Today you will visit one of the Bali's most beautiful temples called Taman Ayun. Then continue to Tanah Lot. In the afternoon we will drive to Uluwatu Temple and enjoy the Kecak Dance, a dramatic performance. The dance will be performed on an open stage on a cliff in Uluwatu Temple complex. Proceed to the famous open-air beachfront café at Jimbaran Beach for having dinner ( Personal expense ) . Then transfer to your hotel in Kuta area.
Upon arrival at Labuan Bajo Airport, you will be met by our local staff and with a private car take short drive to the harbor to board on your boat and cruise to Rinca Island for about 1.5 hours away. Lunch will be served on boat. Rinca is one of the small islands in the Komodo National Park, home of various species of wild animals such as black buffalos, pigs, deer, monkeys, the Komodo Dragon, and birds. Together with your guide and the forestry rangers, you will trekking on this island in searching for the komodo Islands and other wildlife as well as the exotic fauna. From Rinca Island we will then proceed boating to Kalong Island, a small island covered by the mangrove trees surround the island and is the ideal habitat for the bats (flying foxes). In the late afternoon you will enjoy sepctacular view when thousand of bats flying out from the island in searching for food. Adventurous, healthy and fresh dinner will be prepared on boat.
Accommodation : on boat
After breakfast we sail to Loh Liang Station on Komodo Island, where we will do an hour trekking to Banunggulung, former feeding ground to see Komodo in wild. During our way to Banunggulung you will see other wildlife such as wild pigs, deer and various colorful birds. Then take a journey to famous 'Pink Beach' that offers a beautiful marine life of corals and colorful fish. After spending some time here for snorkeling, we return to Labuan Bajo for overnight at Labuan Bajo Hotel
Hotel Plan : Bintang Flores / Puri Sari or similar
After breakfast visit famous Batu Cermin Cave. Batu Cermin is the Indonesian name for Mirror Rock. Shown is the limestone Mirror Rock that gives this outcrop its name. Depending on the time of year the sun shines into the canyon between 9 am. and 10 am. and is reflected on the walls. This creates a spectacular visual effect. Transfer to Airport
Accommodation : Hotel in Bali
Free Program. Transfer to Airport (B). End of Your Trip
- Tailor Made Program
- Flexible Departure Date
- Private Trip