Best of Java and Bali

Discover the Indonesian islands of Java and Bali on this fascinating 11 night itinerary.

On this exciting tour you’ll have the chance to visit the stunning Borobudur Temple, witness the traditional arts of kris and silver making and watch Javanese dance in a cultural evening. Travel by train through the countryside and climb to the rim of Mount Penanjakan before spending six nights in Seminyak, Bali.

Tour highlights

    • Visit the Borobudur Temples 
    • Explore Yogyakarta on a city tour 
    • Spend a cultural evening at the Prambanan Temple 
    • Watch the sunrise and trek Mount Bromo 
    • Relax on Seminyak Beach

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival into Yogyakarta & Transfer to Magelang

Arrive into Yogyakarta Airport in Java, where you’ll be met by a representative and transferred to Magelang, an area surrounded by mountains. Check into your room at Plataran Borobudur, a boutique property just five minutes from Borobudur. Enjoy views over the Menoreh Hills from your private garden.

Accommodation: Plataran Borobudur

Day 2

Borobudur Sunrise & Dokar Ride

This morning visit the stunning Borobudur Temple, the largest Buddhist monument in the world. Set over three tiers and featuring over 500 Buddha statues, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of Indonesia’s most incredible sites.

Following your visit to the temple, you’ll take a traditional Dokar (horse-drawn buggy) or cycle through the country side to the village of Candirejo. Surrounded by plantations you will have the chance to learn about harvesting activities before sitting down to lunch at a local restaurant. Return to the resort in the afternoon.

Accommodation: Plataran Borobudur

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3

Cultural City Tour

Depart your hotel for a city tour of Yogyakarta (pronounced ‘Jogjakarta’), taking in the history and culture of the area. Drive through paddy fields and local villages before stopping to witness the process of kris (or keris) making; a traditional Indonesia dagger forged from nickel and iron.

Upon arrival into Yogyakarta you’ll visit the Sultan’s Palace with its ornate reception halls, open-air pendopos and 18th century royal park. End the tour with a stop to the Kota Gede district famed for its silver crafting. Check in to the Phoenix Hotel Yogyakarta in the afternoon and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Accommodation: The Phoenix Hotel Yogyakarta

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4

Prambanan Temple Tour

Spend the morning relaxing at your hotel or exploring the city further, before being picked up and transferred to the Hindu temple of Prambanan. Built in the 10th century, these jagged temples feature three inner shrines dedicated to Brahma, Vishnu and Siwa.

You’ll sit down to a cultural evening of entertainment with a ballet performance, bringing together elements of Javanese dance, drama, music and costume. During the performance, dine on a buffet dinner.

Accommodation: The Phoenix Hotel Yogyakarta

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5

Kertosono - Malang

Travel east by local train, passing through Javanese countryside, to Kertosono Station where you’ll be met and driven to the town of Keriri for lunch. Continue your journey to the colonial-era city of Malang, stopping on the way to take photos of the picturesque scenery. Check in to your hotel, the Tugu Malang, located in the heart of the city’s old town.

Accommodation: Tugu Malang

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6

Bromo Sunrise Trekking - Bali

Wake early in time to catch the sunrise over Mount Bromo. Travel by private jeep to the rim of Mount Penanjakan for spectacular dawn views of Mount Bromo, Mount Batok and Mount Semeru. Descend and cross the Laotian Pasir (Sand Sea) to the base of Mount Bromo, climbing 250 steps for more breath taking vistas.

You’ll have time to eat breakfast and freshen up before transferring to Surabaya Airport for your flight to Bali. Upon arrival, you’ll be met and taken to The Samaya Seminyak, your base for the next six nights.

Accommodation: The Samaya Seminyak

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7

Bali – Day at Leisure

On your first full day in Bali, sit back, relax and enjoy the world-class facilities available at the hotel. Start with a dip in your private swimming pool or lounge on the golden sands – just minutes from your beachfront villa.

In the evening, choose to dine at one of the two on-site restaurants: Breezes or Brasserie at the Royal Courtyard.

Accommodation: The Samaya Seminyak

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 8

Bali – Day at Leisure

Head out and explore Seminyak Town, taking the hotel’s complimentary shuttle into the centre. Stroll along the iconic main street, Jalon Oberoi (or ‘Eat Street’) and browse the art galleries, boutique clothing shops and independent surf-wear stores. Dine on local cuisine (we recommend nasi campur, a Balinese favourite) at one of the restaurants and watch the sun go down drink in hand, at one of the beachfront bars.

Accommodation: The Samaya Seminyak

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 9

Bali – Day at Leisure

Take a full day to relax (or be active) on the golden sands of Seminyak Beach. Try your hand at a new watersport with surfing lessons from one of the locals or keep to dry land and go horseback riding along the beach. Remember to keep your eyes peeled for turtles!

Accommodation: The Samaya Seminyak

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 10

Bali – Day at Leisure

Today, discover the cultural side of Seminyak with a visit to the red brick and sandstone Hindu temple, Pura Petitenget, set back from the hustle bustle. Take in its shrines, pavilions and vast courtyard; if you’re luck you’ll have the chance to witness traditional dance rehearsals.

In the afternoon head to one of the nearby towns of Legian and Kuta, famed for their nightlife!

Accommodation: The Samaya Seminyak

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 11

Bali – Day at Leisure

On your last full day at The Samaya Seminyak, rise early for complimentary morning yoga classes (available Monday, Wednesday and Saturday), be pampered at the SPA by Samaya with a facial or a massage or watch a traditional sarong demonstration.

End the day with a private meal beside your villa pool, dining under the stars. Speak to the staff about creating a meal specifically designed for you.

Accommodation: The Samaya Seminyak

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 12

Bali – Departure Flight

The morning is free to spend at your leisure, eating breakfast and preparing for check-out before your transfer to the airport for your return flight.

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Pricing

Travel in 2017 6th January 2017 - 31st March 2018

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