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INDONESIA

BALI & JAVA

Activities

  • Prambanan Temple

  • Yogyakarta Tour

  • Borobudur - home of largest Buddhist Temple

  • Train ride to Jombang

  • Mt. Bromo Sunrise Tour

    • 4WD Jeep rides by the Caldera

    • Optional miniature horse ride by the caldera included

  • Bali Hotel by the beach

  • Bali Tour

    • Pura Gunung Kawi​

    • Walk through rice paddies

    • Royal Temple of Mengwi

    • Lake Bratan

    • Ulun Danu

    • Mount Batukaru

    • and more!

Inclusions

  • Round-trip airfare from LAX 

  • Accommodations

  • 8 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 1 Dinner

  • Local Guides

  • Tour Host

  • All activities listed in the itinerary

Price

$3,199  

per person based on double occupancy

 

+$299 for single occupancy 

Fine Print

  • You must be able to walk with no problems; trip is not wheelchair accessible

  • $500 trip deposit per traveler (pay below)

  • Final payment due100 days before departure and must be made by check

  • Trip deposit and final payments are non-refundable once paid

Your Host: Camille Ostler

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August 12-21, 2024

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Day One & Two 
Board a flight to Jakarta, Indonesia from LAX (with a connection) and cross the International Dateline. 

Day Three
In the late morning, take a quick flight to Yogyakarta. This city in central Java is the only city in Indonesia still ruled by monarchy. It is also important  center for classical Javanese fine arts and culture . Check-in to your beautiful hotel and enjoy the afternoon at leisure. (B)

Day Four
Today's visit starts with a visit to Borobudur where you will explore the largest Buddhist Temple in the world.
Next, enjoy Mendut & Pawon temples. Then, you are off to Prambanan. This UNESCO site is the largest temple site in Indonesia, and second in Southeast Asia as a runner-up to Angkor Wat. (B,L,D)

Day Five
Arrive at Yogyakarta Railway Station to journey by train to Jombang - 3.5 hours away. Enjoy the scenic volcanic landscapes as you travel this morning. 
Continue to the nearby Trowulan, the site of the former capital of the Majapahit Kingdom who ruled the island of Java for centuries. Continue on a picturesque mountain road to the entrance of the Bromo-Tengger National Park. (B, L)

Day Six

Awake  early in the morning for an unforgettable sunrise tour of Mount Bromo. Travel by 4WD jeep to a viewing spot with stunning views of the Bromo volcano and its surroundings. Watch the sun as it rises up from behind the volcano in Penanjakan. The result is a spectacular display of nature the likes of which can scarcely be found anywhere else on the planet. Continue by jeep down to the volcano caldera, often still covered by mist in the early morning. The mist, combined with the grey ashen-covered ground create an otherworldly atmosphere, often compared to the surface of the moon.A 20-minute optional ride on miniature horseback heads to a set of stairs which lead to the rim of the still-active Bromo crater and an incredibly surreal experience. This afternoon, you will take a quick flight to Bali! (B)

Day Seven

Today, enjoy Bali at your leisure. Explore the city, get a massage, shop or enjoy the nearby beach! (B)

Day Eight

Set off on this Bali temple day tour to explore the island’s sacred temples and scenic spots. Begin with a visit to Pura Gunung Kawi. Set amid lush rice terraces in the village of Tampaksiring, Continue to nearby Pura Tirta Empul, a popular water temple for local devotees. Then take a soak in Tirta Empul’s cool spring water, with the water pouring from the numerous fountains that fill the pools.  Then lace up your hiking shoes for a gentle, one-hour walk through the rice paddies. (B, L)

Day Nine

Depart from the coast for a full day exploration of Bali’s lakes and hills. Drive towards Bedugul, anarea of the central highlands that is famous for its stunning beauty and three lakes. Stop at the Royal Temple of Mengwi. Admire this stunning piece of historic architecture, surrounded by a moat with multi–roofed meru shrines and intricately carved wooden gates. Next up is a visit to the traditional market of Bedugul where a myriad of locally-grown fruits vegetables and orchids are for sale. Browse the stalls alongside the locals, learning about the different uses of spices and herbs in Balinese cooking. Carry on to Lake Bratan, one of Bedugul’s three natural lakes. Admire the views of the peaceful waters and snap photos of Ulun Danu, a 17 th -century temple located on the lake’s edge. Head to the slopes of Mount Batukaru, Bali’s second highest mountain. (B, L)

Day Ten

Enjoy the morning at leisure! Transfer to the airport and arrive back to LAX. (B)

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