Explore The Ancient Bali

Arrive at the Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar and transfer to the hotel in Sidemen village. Dinner at hotel.

Early morning we will have 1 hour Yoga with instructor then after breakfast, we will continue for rice paddies and river trekking. Sidemen Trekking is a trekking package designed for those people who really want to know about situation in sidemen. Sidemen is a village in east Bali become a tourist resort because of the beauty of this place, cool weather, unique that is develop as a tourist destination to stay. On the way of Sidemen trekking, we will pass through the hanging wooden bridge that is fit for motor bike and human being to go through .Then walk up to the rice paddy fields with no clear step on it. We just take direction toward the mount Agung then follow the irrigation way of the water coming from. During the way of trekking, you will be  passing also village and temple used for praying by the local villages. The trek is going up and down the river following the counter of the land .Here you can see also the people working at their field like to plow, cultivate, plant the seed to harvesting .The trekking  Sidemen  is very good trek for those who really want see the varieties of mixture plantation, people and the daily life of local people. We also have good opportunity to learn about irrigation system in this traditional Subak because we will pass the most popular Subak of Beteng. Then we will drive back to hotel for Balinese food lunch . Afternoon we will drive to visit Tenganan Bali Aga Tribe village in East of Bali area. Back to hotel for overnight.

Depart hotel early morning  to visit Budakeling Village for astrology reading by the traditional priest and purification blessing. Budakeling is a small village south of Mount Agung, about 10 minutes to the west of Tirta Gangga, almost half way to Amed, the village is the center point of tourist destination point of East Bali. Budakeling is widely used though to refer to the Balinese Hindu community with Buddhist syncretism. Then continue to visit Taman Ujung ‘water palace’, with its complete and official designation of Taman Sukasada Ujung, is located in the village of Seraya in Karangasem regency. It’s the sister site of Tirta Gangga, also built by the late king of Karangasem. The complex consists of various large pools and historic structures set against a backdrop of Mount Agung and the eastern shoreline. The site suffered near devastation by showers of hot ash following the eruption of Mount Agung in 1963, and also weathered an earthquake in 1979. Restoration efforts throughout the decades helped it on its way to its current splendour, and it continues to appeal to both locals and visitors. Last we will visit Besakih Temple is often referred to as Bali’s ‘mother temple’ – a grand complex of at least 86 clan temples and shrines on the south-western slopes of Mount Agung. At least 70 celebrations take place at Besakih every year, as each shrine has its own anniversary. Besakih is considered to be the biggest and holiest of Bali’s temples. Its high location offers spectacular countryside views with rice paddies, hills, mountains, and streams. Exploring the whole site can take a day. Pura Besakih is the only temple open to every devotee from any caste group. Check in at your hotel in Klumpu, Bangli.

Breakfast at hotel. Leave hotel for visit Penglipuran village . Located in the south of the Bangli regency, about 35 km from Denpasar city, the peaceful village is popular among travelers worldwide as an excellent getaway from urban life. This is evident when you see how serene Penglipuran is from the traditional architecture of the houses as well as the immaculate gardens surrounding the village. In addition, every neighboring resident within the village lives harmoniously then continue visit  Puncak Penulsan temple ; A temple that endured since far before the ruling of Bedahulu Dynasty dated back in the eighth century. The old site acts as a religious center, known by local as Puncak Penulisan Temple. It is located on the highest spot of Bangli regency. Puncak Penulisan temple is a temple complex, in a site resembles a seven level terraces pyramid. In ancient Balinese Kingdom period, between 882 – 1436 AD, the community sanctified several temples, including Puncak Penulisan temple as a place to worship the spirit of ancestor as well as their ruler. Discovered artifacts from this ancient site encompass varies type of megalithic artifacts such as a stone carved with moon and sun image, a statue of Brahma, three pairs statues, two Lingga-Yoni as a symbol of Lord Shiva, Ganesha figure, and several mini rock shrine to worship the holy spirit. unlike other regions in Bali, in Puncak Penulisan temple, the ritual is led by a priest called Jero Kubayan. Furthermore, in every ceremony that takes place in the temple, is taking care by a group of people called Gebog domas. A group of people consists of 200 family heads from Sukawana, Kintamani, Selulung, and Bantang regions, bringing a total of 800 people. Gebog Domas played an essential role as a symbol of unity between villages as well as to strengthen the brotherhood. Stop for lunch at Kintamani with mount and lake Batur overview . After lunch we will drive to Pancering Jagat temple which located to the east of Lake Batur in Trunyan village, Pura Pancering Jagat is an ancient Hindu temple famous for the massive 4m tall statue of the village’s guardian spirit. Featuring a seven-tiered meru shrine, the temple is believed to have been built from a farmer’s discovery of the statue long ago. Check in at your hotel in Sebatu area.

The first stop will be the village of Trunyan. The locals in this village live a very traditional life, quite different from that in the rest of Bali. The Trunyanese do not cremate their dead. After a cleansing ritual, the corpse is placed in a bamboo cage, known as ancak saji, which is placed under the Taru Menyan tree. Taru Menyan means pleasant-smelling tree and gives off a scent that neutralizes the smell of decaying bodies. It is from this tree that the name Trunyan derives. Only the bodies of married people are placed in the bamboo cages. Continue the tour and visit another ancient village called Bayung Gede which is believed to be the one from which all the ancient villages of Bali derive. Many people come here to see the hanging newborn placentas, unique to Bayung Gede. In Trunyan, the bodies of the dead are placed on the ground without burial, but here it is the placenta that is not buried. It is the only village in Indonesia to have this custom. Your trip won’t be complete without a visit to Gunung Kawi Temple Sebatu, an important Hindu temple in Bali. Back to your hotel for overnight .

Bayad is home to some of the most spectacular scenery on the island of Bali and home to caves, waterfalls and beautiful flora and fauna that can only be truly explored on foot. The 6km trail leads from one amazing site to another. Besides the natural wonders, also visit Goa Maya, home to a number of sacred Hindu statues, a spice centre, and a herb and vegetable. Local guides are able to tell you all about the environment and how the trek contributes to the preservation of the lush forest. At the end of your trek, your guide will present you the opportunity to plant your own tree along the trekking path with your name attached to it (costs of tree planting are additional).Lunch at local restaurant . after lunch we will visit Gunung Kawi Temple. Visit tirta empul for purification blessing . Last we will visit Gumang Temple ; This temple is one of the cultural heritage areas in the upper Pakerisan river. There are many statues in the temple area that lie in the Natar Pura, (3 Lingga Yoni statues, Tepasana Trident statues, Mandala Stupa statues, Moon statues, Sun statues, Nandi statues, Astadala statues, and other stone statues) . According to the Archaeological Agency, the yoni phallus at the Gumang temple is one of the largest and oldest linga yoni in Southeast Asia. This temple is surrounded by a forest which stores many types of medicinal plants and various other plants that can only be taken for ceremonial purposes. Check in at your hotel in Ubud centre.

Breakfast at hotel. Firstly we will stop at Ubud Palace then continue visit Gedong Arca Museum , Bali’s Museum Gedung Arca, also known as Museum Arkeologi or the Pejeng Archaeological Museum, stands in the village of Pejeng, not far from Ubud. Established in the mid-20th century and renovated in 2016, the museum boasts an eclectic collection that covers archaeological finds from millennia of human occupation on Bali. The museum is not a common stop on Bali tours. Those with a keen interest in prehistory or archaeology can arrange a visit with a private guide, perhaps combined with stops at historic temples such as Gunung Kawi, Tirta Empul, and Yeh Pulu. We will continue our visit Durgi Kutri Temple ;  The place is in the village of Blahbatuh, Kutri. Here there are three temples into a complex, which can be visited easily, because it is located on the roadside of the highway Denpasar-Gianyar. The first temple is Pura Puseh, which stores the stone statues of the most beautiful Amoghapasa and Bodhi Satwa Awalokiteswara.

The Second Temple is Pura Bukit Dharma, which also has interesting florescence such as statue of Embodiment, Buddha statue and others. On top of this temple, as stated above, there is Pura Kedar man which can be reached by climbing dozens of stairs. In a small building on the top of this hill, there is a statue of the goddess Durga Mahisasuramardhini which is a beautiful sculpture artwork and considered as a statue of the manifestation of Queen Gunapryadharmapatni or Mahendradatta, the empress of King Udayana who ruled Bali Island in the early 11th century. Dating back to around the 12th century, Goa Garba is recognized as a temple for a giant. It is believed that the temple is related to a famous Balinese legend of an ancient Balinese Hindu military leader named Kebo Iwa. Last we will visit Pura Samuan Tiga Temple ; The temple’s name, Samuan Tiga, means ‘meeting of 3’ in the local tongue. This harks back to the historical consensus among previously conflicting Hindu sects at the time. Such conflicts were moderated and successfully resolved by the high royal priest, Mpu Kuturan. The meeting gave birth to the concept that each kingdom should have 3 main temples, each representing the mountain, the village and sea, as well as the ‘Tri Murti’ Hindu trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva.

Depart from hotel for Organic cooking class ; experience that takes place in a home, this is a unique experience that takes place at an organic community farm and kitchen run by a group of locals interested in sustainable and environmentally friendly practices. Enjoy cooking and dining in a rustic, traditional, outdoor Balinese kitchen. Some of the dishes you might try are nasi sela (rice with sweet potato), garang asem (chicken cooked with Balinese spices), tuna satay (traditional Balinese fish kebabs) and sayur urab (green vegetables with coconut and spices). You will end your meal with kolak (banana dessert) and Balinese coffee or lemongrass tea. After lunch we will visit Goa Gajah temple . Goa Gajah is thought to date back to the 11th century, although relics predating this time were found within proximity of the site. The first mention of Goa Gajah and the Elephant Cave was in the Javanese poem Desawarnana written in 1365. Back to hotel for rest .

Morning after breakfast we will drive to small village for 3 – Hour Silver Jewelry Making Class ; Silver jewelry making is an age-old Balinese craft that’s vital to the island’s rural economy. On this private tour from Ubud, try out the art coached by a silversmith at a traditional village workshop. Tour the village to understand the craft’s importance; and learn to shape, cut, and finish your design before keeping it as a memento. Pre booking will secure your place for a time that fits your schedule. Learn Balinese silver jewelry making on a private workshop tour from Ubud . Pre book to ensure your place for a class time that suits you Create a design with tutelage from a silversmith and keep it as a souvenir. Then stop by at Batuan traditional  house. After lunch we will visit Tegenungan waterfall before back to hotel

Leave Ubud village to visit Tihingan is where the music on the island comes from, a rare gem even in the artsy, culturally rich Bali. Indeed, the traditional Gamelan orchestra is one of Bali’s unique characteristics. From a simple celebration on the island’s rural villages to grand temple ceremonies, the orchestra is always played as an integral part of the festivity. With that being said, of all the villages throughout Bali, only a handful of villagers make a living out of crafting the traditional music instruments; and Tihingan in the Klungkung regency is one of the few. Then continue visit Kertagosa ; Royal court of Klungkung Kingdom, continue to Kamasan Village is a traditional painting community in Klungkung. It is renowned as the place where one of Bali’s famous painting styles originated, and the painters’ artistic skills have been passed down through generations. Although artworks vary subtly, the Kamasan style is prevalent throughout the region, featuring visual narratives in the form of wayang (shadow puppet) figures inspired by episodes from favourite Hindu epics, such as the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. Among the best examples of the painting style are the ceiling artworks of the Kerta Gosa ‘hall of justice’. Last we will visit Dasar Bhuwana temple before we drive to Sanur beach for overnight.

Breakfast at hotel. Taman Anyar Balinese Experience is ordinary Balinese daily life, you will learn how to be Balinese people. start from farming process, learn about Balinese house and temple, make offering, cooking class, make coconut oil and enjoy lunch with dance performance. the best way to avoid touristic place and start with traditions. After lunch we will visit Badung traditional market, the biggest market in Bali and last visit Bajra Sandi monument before back to hotel

Breakfast at hotel . Free days on the beach

Depart hotel early morning for catch speed boat to Nusa Penida island from Sanur harbor. What’s life without a little adventure? A tropical vacation shouldn’t just be about relaxing on beaches, so come have fun and explore all Bali has to offer with Bali Funtasea. Explore the charms of Nusa Penida and prepare to be amazed by the spectacular views that await you there. Embark on an island tour to Broken Beach, Angels Billabong, and Kelingking Beach; the three must-see iconic tourist destinations on the island. After lunch we will drive to Crystal Bay beach for swimming and relax on the beach. Afternoon back to Nusa Penida harbor for speed boat back to Bali. (English speaking driver only )

Breakfast at hotel . Free days on the beach

Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Ngurah Rai International Airport for flight HOME.

Discover Toraja Lombok Bali Culture & Nature

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Upon arrival in the morning  at Hasanuddin International Airport of  Makassar, meet with your guide and proceed to Rammang-rammang Village (the karst mountain) for a short walk on the rice fields, continue onboard a motorized fisherman boat to visit Kampung Berua and the traditional Bugis/Makassar Village. Light trek in the countryside to explore the local  life is planned. Continue your visit by car to discover  Leang-Leang Cave and Parang Tinggia Village to see hundred of bats nested surrounding trees, quiet impressing.

After breakfast, transfer to the airport to catch your flight to Palopo (not available daily) . On arrival in Palopo, drive to  Toraja (2,5 hours). En route visit Old Mosque and the traditional fisherman village in Palopo. We will drive on many curves and ascend road till we reach the altitude of 1000 m where you will witness superb views of rain forest and Palopo City from a distance. As we approach Toraja Land, the view gradually changes to rice terraces, traditional houses and unique Toraja Village. Arrive in Toraja in the afternoon, check in for overnight.

After breakfast, visit the fascinating villages of Tana Toraja with the unique Tongkonan Houses shaped like a ship bow and stern. Continue with LEMO, a grave yard on the cliff, SUAYA some old royal stone graves of the seventh king and SANGGALA, the tree for the dead babies. Then having lunch in a local restaurant. After lunch visit LONDA, ancient natural graves and puppets on the balcony representing the dead. Continue with visiting  KETEKESU, traditional Toraja Village.

After breakfast, visit buffaloes market, the local market then dropped off at a traditional village where you will start  trekking to the northern part of Toraja, deep into the country side. Trek up and down the hills passing through Toraja Villages, we will admire the beautiful landscape of Toraja countryside, rice terraces, old houses, coffee and cacao plantation, old graves etc. We will have the chance to see Toraja people doing their daily activities, people taking palm wine from palm tree, pounding rice, drying coffee etc. We will be walking on the footpath, rice terraces for about 3 – 4 hours (depending on your fitness level), late afternoon transfer back to hotel by car. Please be informed, if any funeral ceremony take place and guest is interested to see, then itinerary will be rearranged by guide on the spot to suit with guests preference.

After breakfast, transfer to Airport in Palopo (2.5 hours drive) to catch your flight (not available daily) back to Makassar then continue flight to Bali . Arrive in Bali, then transfer to your hotel in Sanur area for overnight .

Free Days on the Beach

Leave Gili trawangan early morning to Bangsal harbor, Lombok by local boat. Then we drive to Mataram city . The ethnic and religious diversity of the island and its population consisting of Sasak people, Balinese Hindus, and other ethnicities from further west and east in Indonesia becomes visible on a tour through the most interesting places and sites around the bustling yet relaxed capital city Mataram.

Visit the bustling Kebon Roek Market where, during the busy morning hours, locals are immersed in the daily activities of trading goods such as vegetables, spices, fish and meats as well as tobacco and other agricultural goods. This market is where all communities blend together. Visit Mayura Water Palace with its “floating pavilion” built in the middle of an artificial lake surrounded by mangosteen trees. It is part of the former kingdom of Karangasem in East Bali and was built in 1744. It combines both Hindu and Islamic architectural features and is quite a sight to behold. Continue to Lingsar Temple in the outskirts of Mataram to discover a fascinating syncretism between Balinese Hinduism and Lombok’s mystical take on Islam, the so called Waktu Telu. Built in 1714 by King Anak Agung Ngurah, the beautiful complex is nestled among rice fields and hosts different shrines with locational relationships to both the islands’ holy mountains. Nearby Pura Agung Narmada has been built as the summer palace of King of Mataram in 1805. When he was no longer able to climb the mighty Mount Rinjani to make offerings in the crater-lake Segara Anak, he built the palace as replica of the volcano and its lake. Narmada Palace and Park invite for a stroll through lush gardens that also host a swimming pool fed by natural holy springs. Drive to Tete Batu for overnight

Today after breakfast, begin a trek across the rice fields, plantations and fruit gardens of Tetebatu. Depending on the season, different crops are grown such as chilies, tobacco, and fruits like rambutan, jackfruit or durian and guavas. Farmers are usually busy with seeding, ploughing or harvesting and a trek through the fields and forests gives unique insight into the lifestyle of the rural community. Pass a monkey forest where, with a bit of luck, it’s possible to see monkeys jumping from tree to tree before arriving at the scenic Tibu Topat Waterfall. Enjoy the soothing waters of this gorgeous spot and be sure to snap a few photos. Afterwards, return by car to the hotel in Tetebatu. Upon arrival, take some time to freshen up before checking out. We will drive to Sade Sasak traditional village with stop on the way for lunch. Then we will drive to Lombok Kuta beach for overnight .

After breakfast, be picked up from the hotel by the guide and driver then transfer to Pink Beach on the east coast of Lombok. From here, start an exciting snorkeling excursion to  three different spots.

First, snorkel at a spot near the beach which features lots of coral in different shapes and sizes. There are blue coral, purple coral and yellow coral. Then continue by boat to the two small islets of Gili Petelu, connected by an exotic beach. Gravel on this beach make the water very clear and perfect for discovering the underwater-world. While on one side of the islets it’s possible to encounter small reef sharks, the other side is usually swarmed by lots of colorful fish. Continue to some of the deserted beaches around this area to enjoy a snack lunch under the shade of a tree or on the  boat or relax on the beach. Next, sail to Tanjung Luar past a small island with a fishermen village and huge fishing nets on wooden structures built in the ocean, which are usually inhabited by sea gulls. From Tanjung Luar,  continue by car to Kuta. En route make a brief stop at a salt panning place, where sea salt is cooked in fire and collected in conical containers almost resembling ice cream cones. Return to Kuta late in the afternoon for overnight .

Breakfast at hotel. Flight to Bali . Upon arrival in Bali, transfer to your hotel in Ubud for overnight

Leave hotel early morning with first stop will be Penglipuran ; one of traditional village in Bali, Continue the tour and visit another ancient village called Bayung Gede which is believed to be the one from which all the ancient villages of Bali derive. Many people come here to see the hanging newborn placentas, unique to Bayung Gede. In Trunyan, the bodies of the dead are placed on the ground without burial, but here it is the placenta that is not buried. It is the only village in Indonesia to have this custom then drive to Kintamani for lunch while overview of lake and mount Batur. After lunch we will drive to Gunung Kawi Tampak Siring and Tegallalang rice paddies before back to hotel for rest.

Take part in a day of shamanic healing and spiritual cleansing at Tirta Empul Temple. Firstly we will meet the Balinese healer near Ubud who will combines Yagna, Yatra and Mantra healing practices. The Yagna practice is performed to remove the negative factors in life, and to help find peace and happiness. Mantra practice, performed by reciting mantras, removes the lower vibrations of your system and elevates your energy. A mantra is a precise combination of sacred sounds, which forms a core of spiritual energy to stimulate high spiritual vibrations, inducing spiritual awakening and invigoration. The Yantra practice is designed to remove the afflictions that prevent you from achieving a certain goal. This can result in the removal of obstacles in your career or the bad intentions of your enemies. The ritual also protects you from negative forces, heals your aura and balances your chakra. The whole ritual is known as melukat by the locals and is done to spiritually purify the mind and soul. It can be practiced in any place considered sacred by the Balinese, then we will drive to Tirta Empul temple for most recommended this kind of purification.

After this first experience, we head a Balinese lunch in Ubud and after lunch we will visit Ubud palace and Monkey Forest before we back to hotel for overnight

Breakfast at hotel. Check out time at hotel at 12.00 noon . Transfer to Airport at 22.00 for your flight home

Explore Exotic Indonesia

Arrive in Jakarta International Airport  . Transfer to your hotel for overnight

Breakfast at hotel. Start your day in Jakarta with city tour around the city. First stop will be Old City Batavia. The Istiqlal Mosque with passing by Indonesia President palace before we stop at Indonesia monument. Back to hotel for rest .

Breakfast at hotel .Transfer to Jakarta Airport from flight to Pangkalan Bun by Trigana Air IL 708 at 09.25.

Upon arrival at the airport of Pangkalanbun direct transfer to the boat for cruise up for Rimba Lodge and afternoon watching proboscis monkeys and wild Orang Utan by boat. Dinner and overnight are provided on Klotok .

Breakfast at Klotok then half day trek for exploring The Orang Utans. Research for feeding time at 13.30  at camp Leaky by trekking at rainforest about half hours  watching  such as the King during feeding time at 14.00. Meals & overnight provided at Klotok.

Breakfast at Klotok, morning transfer to the airport for your flight to Semarang by Nam Air IN 195 at 08.30 . Arrive Semarang 09.30.

Upon arrival in Semarang , Meet and greet  by our guide and drive to Borobudur temple

BOROBUDUR TEMPLE was built during the golden age of Syailendra Dynasty, sometime in the beginning of the 8th century.The word BOROBUDUR is believed to mean monastery on a hill. It is derived from the words baram and buduhur. Bara is from Sangskrit word Vihara meaning a complex of temples monasteries or dormitories, Beduhur is a old Javanese word meaning above. BOROBUDUR TEMPLEwas built on a small hill in the Kedu Basin, a rich, fertile valley surrounded by the spectacular volcanoes.

To the East lies Merapi and Merbabu and to the North lies Sumbing and Sindoro.The unsual jagged Menoreh Hills encircle the temple to South and West. The temple is also located near the meeting place of two rivers, the Elo and the Progo, these rivers are believed to be symbolic of Gangga and Yamuna, two rivers feeding the Indus valley in India. We get a sense of the grandness of the landscape when we rise to final terrace of the monument wich opens up into 360 degrees view of the magnificent valley.

Breakfast at hotel .Enjoy your first day in Jogjakarta by visiting Sultan Palace,Taman Sari then to Batik Centre. Late afternoon visit Prambanan Temple and last ratu Boko temple before back to hotel for overnight.

Breakfast at hotel. Merapi takes and Merapi gives. Merapi destroyed and then Merapi provide. And Merapi always keep his promises.
Merapi, the most active volcano in Indonesia that erupting around 5 years cycle. Last 2010 eruption of Merapi was considered as the biggest eruption of Merapi in the century. it swept all the jungle and buried many villages deep under the pyroclastic cloud, Hot sand, Tons of stones and Ashes.
Our adventure will start early to get the better chance to see the whole Merapi. We explore Merapi ex eruption area using Jeep with the stunning view of the devastating effect of the eruption, the nature that try to heal and the amazing landscape.
Then, we will visit Ullen Sentallu Museum which is the best museum in Jogjakarta. Ullen Sentallu Museum is the museum about Javanese Culture and tradition, Jogjakarta-Solo Kingdom history, Hindus and Buddhist statue and history and many Javanese traditional things. This Museum will provide guide that will explain about the collection that they have in the museum

Breakfast at hotel .Transfer to Jakarta Airport from flight to Pangkalan Bun by Trigana Air IL 708 at 09.25.

Upon arrival at the airport of Pangkalanbun direct transfer to the boat for cruise up for Rimba Lodge and afternoon watching proboscis monkeys and wild Orang Utan by boat. Dinner and overnight are provided on Klotok .

At 3.30 in the early morning you will be wake up & start Mt. Bromo tour, to witness sunrise from rim of crater. The tour will conducted by pony riding ( own expenses ) cross sea of sand and climb up 245 stairs. After enjoy the surrounding of Mt. Bromo, back to hotel for breakfast and drive to Surabaya to visit Submarine Monument  Monumen Kapal Selam / navi museum / SEE Suramadu National Bridge.Last visit Sampoerna before check in at your hotel in Surabaya  

Early morning flight to Ujung Pandang .Arrive and drive to Toraja via Pare Pare.

Your journey takes you through several villages of the Bugis people whose stilted houses line magnificent mountain passes. Stop at a local restaurant in Pare-pare for a late lunch.

After lunch, the journey leads through several villages of the Bugis people, whose stilted houses line magnificent mountain passes. Stop at a local restaurant in Pare-Pare for a late lunch. The drive continues through the hills reaching Rantepao in the late afternoon. Rantepao is the small capital of Toraja, with an estimated population of around 450,000. The Toraja ethnic group is renowned for their elaborate funeral rites, traditional houses and spectacular carving and dancing. Here, spend next two days exploring the Toraja villages and learning about their unique culture and customs.

Check in to the hotel in Rantepao.

Dinner at the hotel.

This morning after breakfast, if the timing is right, have the chance to be immersed in the bustling life of the Torajan’s with a visit to their once-a-week traditional Buffalo Market in Bolu. This market is important to the local society as buffalos and pigs are an essential part of the intricate funeral ceremonies that take place here.

Note: Bolu Market depends on the schedule and is only held once every 6 days. In case there is no market on the day of visit, we will replace it by a visit to a local market in Rantepao. Afterwards, head south of Toraja and visit two traditional villages. After exploring these cultural hotspots, head to the villages of Lemo and Suaya, which are enveloped  by cliffs pierced with graves and tau tau (hanging effigies) of deceased nobility. These cliffs are also referred to as the ‘death balconies’ due to their perilous locations. Lunch is served in a traditional ‘Liong Tongkonan’ (local name for housing structure). While enjoying some unique local food, learn about the spiritual elements of ancestral Torajan architecture.

After lunch, visit Londa Village where wooden coffins are suspended by ropes and poles extending from the cliffs. Continue to Kete Kesu, a village which has one of the finest ensembles of Tongkonan (Toraja traditional houses) on the island. These boat-shaped houses have tall roofs made of slender bristles and create strange silhouettes in the sky. The Tongkonan facades boast many carved and painted motifs and a wooden buffalo head typically adorns the wealthiest homes. Kete Kesu Village also has a rice granary of the traditional Toraja country style. Return to the hotel late in the afternoon.

Dinner will be served in the hotel.

Overnight in Rantepao.

After breakfast in the morning, head to Palawa, a typical Toraja village, and then on to the highlands of Batutumonga for stunning views across the Toraja Valley.

In this incredible surrounding, take lunch at Mentirotiku Local Restaurant.

According to preferences, take a 1 or 2-hour light trek through fascinating Toraja villages.

Perched on the slopes of Mt Sesean, these villages offer beautiful views of rice fields dotted with large black rocks -remains of ancient volcanic eruptions. The one-hour trek leads through the villages of Lempo and Tinongbayo, while the easy two-hour walk leads through the villages of Bori and Tikala. In both instances, there will be an opportunity to meet locals and observe their traditional lifestyles. These villages have ancestral stone circles, part of the local lore of the Toraja people, with each stone representing an important noble who has passed away. They also feature impressive Tongkonan houses.

Return to Rantepao, with a stop at a Todi weaving factory where the ancient technique and motifs for Torajans textile known as Ikats are preserved. Return to the hotel late in the afternoon.

Dinner at the hotel.

Overnight in Rantepao.

Note: Between July and September (dry season) many funerals take place and during this period, and many Toraja migrants return home for the holidays. The program will be tailored to allow guests to attend a ceremony if they choose to do so.

 

After breakfast in the morning, check out from the hotel and begin the day’s journey to Sengkang.  Stop enroute in Enrekang and enjoy a  late lunch in a local restaurant.

After lunch, continue to the village of Sengkang, a former capital of the Bugis Kingdom which overlooks Lake Tempe, the largest lake in Sulawesi.  

Enjoy a Local Bugis style feast dinner at Glory Restaurant while soaking up spectacular views of the surrounding area.

Overnight in Sengkang.

Depart from Sengkang to Makassar city Tour , firstly we will visit The fort of Makassar harbour, also known as Fort Rotterdam dates back to 1545 and built by King of Gowa. Today, it is considered one of the best preserved examples of Dutch architecture in Indonesia. Walk to Museum Negeri La Galigo in the same complex, where about 5,000 itesm of exhibits, including sailing boats, artefacts from Tana Toraja, ancient musical instruments, and ethnic costumes are displayed. Paotere, is a large port where Bugis Pinisi sailing ships berth. They are hand-built in the South Sulawesi style by Bugis or Makassan shipwrights and trading all over Indonesia. UNESCO formally recognised the cultural significance of the boat-building and listed it as world’s Intangible Cultural Heritage The port and the nearby fish market are atmospheric places from dawn until mid-morning, when giant tuna and every sea creature imaginable are traded Somba Opu, a street lined up with souvenir shop, within walking distance from Losari beach. Late afternoon flight to Bali . Upon arrival transfer to your hotel for overnight

Breakfast at hotel . Relax on at hotel or enjoy optional tours

After breakfast drive to Monkey Rorest, Ubud palace ,Tegallalang for rice paddies. Then we will drive Kintamani for lunch with enjoy breathtaking view of Mount and Lake Batur then to Coffee plantation and last to Tirta Empul temple before back to hotel .

Breakfast at hotel . Free days in the hotel  

Depart after breakfast to visit  lake Temple at Lake Beratan of Bedugul, continue to Jatiluwih ; Unesco heritage rice paddies in Bali then last we will stop at Tanah Lot Temple for sunset before we drive to Nusa Dua for overnight

Breakfast at hotel . Relax on the beach or enjoy optional tours

Transfer to Denpasar Ngurah Rai International Airport for flight HOME

Discover Authentic Classic Bali

Arrive at the Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar and transfer to the hotel in Sidemen village.

Early morning we will have 1 hour yoga with instructor then after breakfast, we will continue with rice paddies and river trekking. Sidemen Trekking is a Bali trekking package designed for those people who really want to know about situation in sidemen. Sidemen is a village in east Bali become a tourist resort because of the beauty of this place, cool weather, unique that is develop as a tourist destination to stay. On the way of Sidemen trekking, we will pass through the hanging wooden bridge that is fit for motor bike and human being to go through .Then walk up to the rice paddy fields with no clear step on it. We just take direction toward the mount Agung then follow the irrigation way of the water coming from. During the way of trekking, you will be  passing also village and temple used for praying by the local villages. The trek is going up and down the river following the counter of the land .Here you can see also the people working at their field like to plow, cultivate, plant the seed to harvesting .The trekking  Sidemen  is very good trek for those who really want see the varieties of mixture plantation, people and the daily life of local people. We also have good opportunity to learn about irrigation system in this traditional Subak because we will pass the most popular Subak of Beteng. Then we will drive back to hotel for Balinese lunch . After lunch we will spend the day with 1Hour Balinese massage and Local children traditional activities inside the hotel.

Breakfast  at hotel. Drive East Bali for snorkeling at Blue Lagoon for 1 hour. Then we will stop at Tenganan; one of the Balinese traditional village or Bali Aga village, where you can see their traditional house and landscaping . Continue to Puri Agung Karangasem, Balinese monarcy in East Bali . Last visit we will visit Taman Ujung Palace King of Karangasem BALI. This place has a combination of Balinese, European and Chinese architecture with the three large pool which connected by a long bridges and beautiful pathways. Check in at your hotel in Tirta Gangga

Depart hotel early morning  to visit Lempuyang Temple . What a great moment to visit the magnificent Lempuyang Gate of Heaven, from this architecture  temple you can see the amazing Mount Batur from above. Not only mount Batur from this temple there is always a fog that will make this place into a gate to entering the heaven. Waw! That would be a eat experience in Bali , then we will visit Budakeling Village for astrology reading by the traditional priest and purification blessing. Budakeling is a small village south of Mount Agung, about 10 minutes to the west of Tirta Gangga, almost half way to Amed, the village is the center point of tourist destination point of East Bali. Budakeling is widely used though to refer to the Balinese Hindu community with Buddhist syncretism. We will drive to Amed for overnight

Wake up in the morning at 05.00 for traditional boat fishing trip takes you on the activity fishing area surrounding Amed ocean, or eastren part of Bali Island, in just 1 hour. You are going to troll for giant Tuna fish, Mackerel, Blue Marlin, and plenty of different types of deepwater game fishes. Additionally, we provide bottom angling that you have a great opportunity to catch such as snappers, scribbled filefish, blue crevally etc.

While fishing in Amed Ocean, get ready to enjoy gorgeous clear water surroundings through the fishing boat. Our professional captain carries you across the sacred area of Amed Ocean, or even the southern coast waters of Bali where you could see breathtaking sites, such as the ancient Agung mountain with Besakih temple then back to your hotel for breakfast.

After breakfast we drive to Tulamben beach for Snorkeling . Our snorkeling guide will take you to the left and in a very short time our snorkel guide will be pointing out the world famous USAT Liberty shipwreck. This really is a unique site where you can look 3 meters down and see substantial remains of the wreck that has been in the water for over 50 years. No snorkeler can fail to be impressed by the schooling jackfish that make the wreck home. Watching the fish swim in a huge circle that moves backwards and forward over the wreck is pretty awesome and a great photo opportunity. After lunch, we will drive back to Amed Beach for Snorkeling with guide ,  Amed is a small village clustered around a single road that circles the sheltered bay. This calm bay has little in the way of current and the snorkeling sites are reached directly from the beach. Amed or Jemeluk Bay is home to yet more of the incredibly diverse marine life that makes Bali snorkeling a real treat. Expect to find Parrot Fish, Angel Fish, Bat Fish, Moorish Idols, Snappers and so much more. You may even be lucky enough to see a Green Turtle or a Small Reef Shark.

Breakfast at Hotel. First stop will be at Julah Village is one of the Bali Mula villages that still maintain the traditions and culture that have been attached since time immemorial.While enjoying the beautiful surroundings, you can see how in the village there are no cheers or class divisions. The government system in this village that has existed since 923 AD is also unique because they adhere to the Hulu Apad system.If you want to see other uniqueness of Balinese Mula traditions and culture in Tua Julah Village, don’t forget to interact and mingle with the local community. Then continue visit Sekumpul Waterfall , Spilling down from dizzying heights of up to 260 feet (80 meters), Sekumpul Waterfall, a series of seven narrow cascades, is hidden away amid lush tropical foliage. Dirt paths lead to elevated viewpoints overlooking the falls and to rock pools at the foot, where visitors can cool off with a refreshing swim. Last before we take you for check in at hotel in Lovina Beach, we will visit eji Temple. Puri Beji Temple is located in Sangsit village, about 8 km in the east of Singaraja, built to honour the Goddess Sri, known as the goddess of rice. It is relatively a small temple compared to other touristic temples in South of Bali. Two dragons statues are standing as guards at the gate of the temples. The main attraction of this temple is the carvings that decorate almost all parts of the temple right from the main entrance, the second gate and to the main court. Bring along a bottle of water, sunblock and a hat as it can be really hot during the day here. Camera is a must. This temple is a must-visit if you are visiting Singaraja or Lovina, and especially if you have an interest in art and architecture.

Wake up early morning before breakfast for Dolphin tour by traditional boat of the Balinese fisherman . After breakfast we drive to visit Gedung Krtya. Gedong Kirtya was built in Singaraja by a Dutchman named L.J.J Caron who came to Bali to meet with kings and religious leaders to discuss the wealth of literary arts (lontar) that exist throughout Bali.

This museum started as a foundation called “Kirtya Lefrink – Van der Tuuk” whose job is to protect the literary arts. F.A Lefrink who was the Resident Assistant of the Dutch government in Bali at that time was very interested in Balinese Culture and many articles were written about Bali and Lombok. Dr. H.N Van der Tuuk, a historian who gave his land and buildings to be used as a museum which is now known as the Gedong Kirtya Museum.Then continue drive to Git Git Waterfall before we drive to Munduk for hotel check in.

Munduk village is one of the best destinations in Bali for waterfall lovers, with 3 of stunning waterfalls, such as; Laangan Melanting waterfall, Red Coral waterfall and Golden Valley/Munduk waterfall. Since the location of these waterfall is close each other hence the people only know this site as Munduk Waterfall. There are also hectares of clove, coffee plantations, and any other features that might lure travelers to stop to enjoy the stunning views there. Then we will visit Munduk Organic Coffee Plantation was established by a Balinese and European team working in partnership to bring back high quality coffee to Bali’s central hills region, thereby generating good incomes for farmers, protecting the environmental supporting the local Community while making exceptional coffees. Back to hotel for overnight

Check out from your hotel in Munduk, then we will drive to visit Ulun Danu Temple and Bedugul market for fresh fruit market direct from the farmer . Continue visit Jatiluwih; UNESCO heritage site and stop for lunch. After lunch visit Tanah Lot temple before we drive to Ubud for overnight.

Leave hotel and first stop will be Tegallalang for rice paddies then we continue to Kintamani for lake and mount Batur, here we will stop for lunch. Then we continue to visit Penglipuran ; one of traditional village in Bali. Last we will stop at Coffee plantation and Gunung Kawi temple before we back to hotel .

The first stop will be the village of Trunyan. The locals in this village live a very traditional life, quite different from that in the rest of Bali. The Trunyanese do not cremate their dead. After a cleansing ritual, the corpse is placed in a bamboo cage, known as ancak saji, which is placed under the Taru Menyan tree. Taru Menyan means pleasant-smelling tree and gives off a scent that neutralizes the smell of decaying bodies. It is from this tree that the name Trunyan derives. Only the bodies of married people are placed in the bamboo cages. Continue the tour and visit another ancient village called Bayung Gede which is believed to be the one from which all the ancient villages of Bali derive. Many people come here to see the hanging newborn placentas, unique to Bayung Gede. In Trunyan, the bodies of the dead are placed on the ground without burial, but here it is the placenta that is not buried. It is the only village in Indonesia to have this custom. Your trip won’t be complete without a visit to Kehen Temple, an important Hindu temple in Bali. It is located on the slope of Bukit Bangli. It is considered to be the original temple of Bangli. See the wonderful stairway to heaven and the unique wooden bell hanging from the old secret banyan tree.

Breakfast at hotel. Taman Anyar Balinese Experience is ordinary Balinese daily life, you will learn how to be Balinese people. start from farming process, learn about Balinese house and temple, make offering, cooking class, make coconut oil and enjoy lunch with dance performance. the best way to avoid touristic place and start with traditions. Transfer to your hotel for overnight in Sanur Beach area

Breakfast at hotel. Check out time at hotel at 12.00 noon .

Transfer to Airport for your flight home

Classic of Java & Bali Overland

Arrive in Jakarta, meet and greet before transfer to your hotel near Airport of Jakarta for overnight.

Arrive at Achmad Yani International Airport in Semarang and, after meeting the local guide and driver, receive a private transfer to the city centre of Semarang. Located on the north coast of the island of Java, Semarang is the capital of Central Java. An Important port on the Java Sea since the Dutch colonial era, Semarang, with its 1.5 million inhabitants is now the 7th most populous city in Indonesia.

Visit Lawang Sewu, the city’s main landmark and a masterpiece of Dutch colonial architecture. The building was built between 1904 and 1907 as the former headquarters of the national railway of the Dutch East Indies. Its name in Javanese means ‘Thousands Doors’. Lunch in a local restaurant in Semarang. In the afternoon proceed to the hotel near Ambarawa in Central Java’s highlands. Upon arrival at the hotel, freshen up and relax, and the rest of the afternoon is at leisure

Overnight at the hotel near Ambarawa (Losari or Salatiga).

Morning at leisure until before departing for a brief tour in the resort’s coffee plantation, and then check out time. After being picked up by the guide and driver, head to a small village on the slopes of Mt Sumbing for the start of a soft trekking experience.Enjoy lunch en route. Walk through rice fields and plantations and see local villagers at work taking care of their crops or processing charcoal.

Then visit Selogriyo Temple. Although it’s a rather modest temple, the walk there (about 2 hours) is beautiful and easy to do for everybody.

The next stop is a visit to OHD Museum in Magelang for a look at the area’s contemporary art  and one of the best private collections in the country. (OHD Museum closes on Tuesday)

Afterwards, continue to the Borobudur area and check in to the hotel

Wake up early in the morning to reach Borobudur before sunrise, leaving the hotel around 04:30. This is the most mystical time to see the temple where you can see Borobudur sunrise while you enjoy your breakfast from Dagi Hill. Then we will explore surrounding (we not allow to climb up the temple) this massive temple- the largest Buddhist temple in the world- and discover the incredible history behind its construction. Comprised of thousands of volcanic and river stone blocks, the temple was assembled entirely by human labour and took more than 75 years to complete. These days, the UNESCO Heritage site is still visible in its full glory with magnificent carvings and an unusual, yet surprisingly beautiful bulk structure. After an unforgettable walk around Borobudur temple and drive for a visit to nearby Pawon and Mendut temples which are older than Borobudur. Mendut is a pyramid-shaped temple which houses three impressively carved stone statues, and Pawon temple is a simple yet beautiful monument known for its precise symmetry. Afterwards, drive for traditional Javanese food cooking class where we will take you to experience exclusive cooking class. Our chef will teach you how to cook traditional Javanese food with prepare healthy and fresh traditional dishes. Learn how to tune the food by the herbs and spices from the Indonesian archipelago. Your host will supervise the right amounts while you’re peeling, chopping, seasoning and cooking the different ingredients together. Enjoy a delicious and healthy self-cooked lunch with Indonesia taste.Then, travel to the village of Candirejo for a taste of the local life. Start with a horse cart ride, known as a dokar, through this peaceful and architecturally charming village.

Travel along small lanes lined with traditional houses and stop to see village activities such as making cassava crackers, learn about the rotating seasonal plantations and the harvesting and drying of chili Also, learn how to climb the coconut tree and take a refreshing drink from a young coconut.

Then, have the opportunity to play the gamelan, a traditional Indonesian musical instrument, using an interesting teaching method devised by the villagers accompanied with tea, coffee and a local snack.

Return to the hotel in Borobudur late afternoon.

After breakfast and check out this morning, start travelling to Kaliurang, in the cool highlands near Mt Merapi (2,925m).

The village offers magnificent views of the active volcano and dozens of ravines which have been created by molten streams of lava.

Visit Ullen Sentalu, a privately owned heritage museum offering an intriguing insight into the world of the Sultans of Solo, Yogyakarta and the Mataram Kingdom. Please note that Ullen Sentalu Museum is closed on Mondays.

Afterwards, proceed to Kalidem Village for the start of a cycling adventure.

Located near Gunung Merapi, about one hour’s drive from the city, the village offers magnificent views of the active volcano and the dozens of ravines which have been created by molten streams of lava.

From this stunning village, and with Gunung Merapi as the backdrop, set off by bike on a 15km ride, mostly downhill. Passing through the various villages and countryside, there will be plenty of opportunities to stop for photos or chat to locals. The guide will also explain the various local agricultural landscapes, such as tobacco, rice and snakeskin fruit plantations and explain the processes of growing and harvesting these native crops.

After 15km, take lunch in a local restaurant while enjoying magnificent views of Prambanan Temple.

After lunch, be driven to the huge Prambanan complex, a set of temples built in the middle of the 9th century, about 50 years after the construction of Borobudur.  Very little is known about the early history of the complex, but it is thought to have been constructed to commemorate the return of a Hindu dynasty in Java.  The temples lay in ruins for hundreds of years, and it was only in the 1930s that restoration began.  Most of the temples within the complex have now been restored.

Follow the guide’s lead around the temple grounds while he or she explains the history, construction processes and religious significance of these buildings. After the tour, transfer to your hotel in Yogyakarta for overnight.

Start with a visit to The Sultan’s Palace, also known as Kraton, it’s central to Javanese cosmology as being at the centre of the Mount Merapi and Parangtritis Beach Lines. This building, constructed between 1756 and 1790, is a fine example of traditional Javanese sultanate architecture. Remaining today as the residence of the Sultan, this living museum features a showcase of Javanese culture and relics. Depending on the day of visit, there may also be a cultural performance ranging from Golek Menak Puppet‘s to classical Javanese Poetry performance known as Macapat that takes place at the temple.

Continue with a 30-minute ride by becak (similar to a cyclo or trishaw) and explore the neighboring Kauman Village built in the vicinity of the Kraton. This village is the central keeper of Islamic religion as authorized by the Sultanate. The small gangs (laneways) of this village are designed to ensure minimal disturbance of noise and traffic so as to not interrupt the Santri, or Islamic students, from their study. It is also said that by ensuring the laneways are only passable on foot – every man in the village is equal. 

End the becak ride at the Taman Sari Water Palace. This addition to the royal complex was built over 200 years ago by the first Sultan with bathing pools for his harem.

Then, visiting a home batik factory, attend a short 30 minutes demonstration of Batik course  and lunch in nearby local restaurant in Yogyakarta.

Drive to Kotagede a charming suburb of Yogyakarta famous for its traditional Javanese atmosphere and known for its silversmith workshops.

On arrival In Kotagede, depart on a leisurely bicycle tour around the area and visit a master baker’s house for a taste of Kembang Waru – a delicious type of cookie only produced in Kotagede.

Continue to the traditional market and explore this bustling Pasar, once the main market in the area. Resume the tour, arriving at the oldest mosque in Yogyakarta dating back from 1575. There, borrow a traditional Javanese costume before entering, a sign of respect to the former kings, and then explore the historical compound of the Mataram Kingdom and its Royal Cemetery.

End the visit of Kotagede with a walking tour amongst narrow laneways and discover the unique Kalang-style architecture indigenous to Kotagede – a combination of Javanese and Colonial styles. Return to hotel for overnight.

 

NOTE : Traditional Ramayana dances & dinner with optional expenses

Today after breakfast, start the day with a visit of Solo.

Also known as Surakarta, the city of Solo was founded in 1745 by a local king. The site for the new Mataram Kingdom’s capital was reportedly chosen through voices heard by the king. Solo is the capital of batik in Java and remains home to some of the most intact Dutch colonial architecture in Indonesia. Visit Keraton Mangkunegaran – a classical repository of classical Javanese art. Built as a palace for a ‘junior’ line of the royal family in the 18th century, the splendid building has an extensive collection of 14th century jewelry, majestic silverworks, traditional Javanese weapons and classical dancing body ornaments. End the morning with a visit to a well-known batik museum and learn about this famous Javanese art developed through the ages. Also, see craftsmen and women at work making new creations. Lunch will be served here as well.

Early in the afternoon, depart for a half-day excursion to Sukuh and Cetho, two of the latest Hindu temples built in Java before the island’s courts were converted to Islam in the 16th century.  Located on the western slopes of Mount Lawu (3,265m), this area, at the border between Central and East Java, offers spectacular landscapes with terraces covered by beautiful tea plantations 

Explore Sukuh, located at 910 metres in elevation, and take a look at its unique pyramidal shape -similar in style to the Mayan temples of Central America and its stone carvings of Hindu phallic symbols.

Continue the drive, passing through beautiful tea plantations to Cetho, another Hindu temple located even higher on the mountain and rarely visited. Its carvings are similar to Sukuh Temple, but the multi-tiered temple differs in architectural layout. Overnight in Solo.

After an early breakfast this morning, be transferred to Solo Railway Station for a scenic train ride to Jombang, in East Java. The guide will be along during the journey.

Travelling by train in Java is a wonderful opportunity to meet local people and is also the best way to enjoy the volcanic landscapes of Central and East Java. Upon arrival in Jombang, meet with the local driver.

Continue to the nearby Trowulan, the site of the former capital of the Majapahit Kingdom who ruled the island of Java for centuries. Visit the archaeological museum and the temples of Candi Bajang Ratu and Candi Tikus. From Trowulan, take lunch in a local restaurant before proceeding to Mount Bromo, passing by the coastal town of Pasuruan on the northeast coast of Java before continuing by a picturesque mountain road to one of the entrances of Bromo-Tengger National Park Check in at a hotel in Tosari or Ngadisari, on the edge of Tengger Caldera. 

Check-in late in the afternoon and freshen up before dinner at hotel’s restaurant.

Awake early this morning for an unforgettable Mount Bromo sunrise tour. Travel by 4WD jeep to a viewpoint with stunning panoramic views of the Bromo volcano and its other-worldly surroundings. Watch the sun rise up from behind the volcano in Penanjakan.

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 form to create an unusual atmosphere, often compared to the surface of the moon.

A 20-minute ride on horseback heads to a set of stairs which lead to the rim of the still-active Bromo crater for even more spectacular views. Return by horse and jeep to the hotel for breakfast. 

Check out and leave Tosari or Ngadisari for a drive to Ketapang, Banyuwangi about 6 hours drive with stop on the to see vegetation of East Java . Check in at your hotel in Ketapang, Banyuwangi

Awake early again this morning for an excursion to Mt Ijen. Breakfast is served at the hotel before setting off by 4×4 Jeep.Reach Paltuding, the base camp of Kawah Ijen located at 1,850m. The trek to the top is 3 kilometres and follows a wide, packed dirt pathway for about 1 hour 30 minutes. At the top of Mt Ijen is a large crater lake surrounded by sulphur mines. During the walk, it is highly likely to encounter local miners carrying loads of up to 70 kg, often barefooted, down the mountainside. Return to the hotel late in the morning.

In the afternoon, transport will be provided to the Ketapang ferry terminal near Banyuwangi. Check-in before crossing the Bali straits to the island of Bali by local ferry (45-minute journey.) . Upon reaching Gilimanuk on Bali’s western shores, continue by road to Lovina beach for overnight

Depart after breakfast to the north with stops en route in Pura Beji then we continue visit Sekumpul Waterfall  and last Julah Village before we drive to Amed Beach for hotel check in.

Early breakfast . Depart to Gate of heaven Temple to see the sunrise and mount Agung then we continue to visit Tirta Gangga, Karang Asem and last visit Tengana Village ; one of the oldest Balinese village in Bali , then check in at your hotel in Candidasa

Leave hotel and first stop will be Ubud Palace, Monkey forest , Tegallalang for rice paddies then we continue to Kintamani for lake and mount Batur, here we will stop for lunch (optional) . Then we continue to visit Penglipuran ; one of traditional village in Bali. Last we will stop at Tirta Empul holy spring temple before we drive back to hotel for overnight .

See the unique Balinese culture and experience some thing different on the island through cooking Experience. In this program you will learn more about Balinese spices and have greet opportunity to Cook authentic Balinese cuisine and taste delicious meals and will be guided by Balinese chef.

In this traditional Balinese cooking Class you will learn How to:

  • Visit traditional markets to see the daily activity in selecting local fruits, vegetables and spices that used for cooking.
  • Learn about the complex irrigation system, called “Subak” that is used in the paddy fields.
  • You will be welcomed into a traditional Bali Compound with a beautiful setting overlooking a deep ravine complete with spice plant organic.
  • You will meet the family who’s warmth will make you feel very welcome.
  • Make Bali offering for the Gods, Kuwangen and canang sari which area beautiful array of color and nature.
  • Make Traditional Bali Coffee, beans grown on the premises and roasted over an open fire to the crushing + straining then enjoy the best cup of coffee we believe you will ever have.
  • Make coconut oil, which is the best for Balinese cooking.
  • Make traditional Balinese spice paste used as a Base for many dishes –very fragrant and a sensation for your taste buds.
  • You will learn so much for in a short time.
  • The kitchen is run by Local Balinese Chef Ketut Budi who has studied at Hotel and Tourism Education Bali and who has worked at several hotels. He overlooks many hands that will later cater to all your needs.
  • No experience necessary.

After lunch , we will drive for 3 – Hour Silver Jewelry Making Class ; Silver jewelry making is an age-old Balinese craft that’s vital to the island’s rural economy. On this private tour from Ubud, try out the art coached by a silversmith at a traditional village workshop. Tour the village to understand the craft’s importance; and learn to shape, cut, and finish your design before keeping it as a memento. Pre booking will secure your place for a time that fits your schedule. Learn Balinese silver jewelry making on a private workshop tour from Ubud . Pre book to ensure your place for a class time that suits you Create a design with tutelage from a silversmith and keep it as a souvenir.

Breakfast at hotel. Check out time at hotel at 12.00 noon .

Transfer to Airport for your flight home

Discover Sumba Island Culture

Upon arrive at Tambulaka Airport / West Sumba , you are welcome by our guide representative then transfer to Ella Hotel or similar to check in .afternoon Visit: Sumba Museum, Ratu wulla ikat textile center, Bondu kapumbu village, Lendungara hills and enjoy the sunset at Mananga aba beach , while waiting your dinner at this restaurant and return to Hotel.
After breakfast at Hotel Drive to Kodi Area for Visit: Tosi Village, Ratenggaro Village ,Pero Beach , this place to see all the house are very high roof more than ten meters high. Lunch box will prepare on the beach or at Waikury salt lake afternoon return to Hotel via Waitabula here along the way back to hotel for dinner and over night at Hotel
After breakfast at hotel check out and visist: Manola traditional village , prai ijing, village and lai popu waterfall, and Visit Waigali Village to See the Andung ( Scoultree ) Praigoli Village to See the kajiwa Stone and Pasola Field, return to Marosi Beach on the Way stop at Waiwuang Village, and Wuntalaka vllage in this area the traditional houses are on the hilltop, lunch box will prepare at Kerewei Beach , and relax afternoon return to Hotel for dinner and overnight at Mananadang Hotel.
After breakfast at Hotel, check out and start drive overland to Waingapu ( East of Sumba ) within 137 kms distance . On the way stop can be made to PASUNGA village to see the Greatest stone Grave and the traditional houses of Sumbanese . Arrive in Waingapu continue to Hotel for check in and Lunch at Padadita Hotel Or Similar . Afternoon with 2 hours drive to PAU DAN RENDE Village to see the Kingdom of Greatest stone grave and some of the traditional houses which one of them its wall build from the Buffalo skin and as the center of Ikat traditional weaving .We pass thought the MELOLO . on the way we can enjoy the widest and beautiful view of grass field with its cattle’s. Afternoon drive back to Hotel. Dinner and overnight
After breakfast at Hotel, check out to the Airport to cutch your flight to next destination.

Discover Magic of Java and Bali

Arrive in Jakarta, transfer to your hotel in Jakarta for overnight
Breakfast at hotel . Early Jakarta city tour depart at 08.00 with visiting Old City or well known as Kota Tua, National Museum then Indonesia monument before transfer to Airport for afternoon flight to. Arrive in Yogyakarta International Airport, then transfer to your hotel for overnight in Borobudur area .
Wake up early in the morning to reach Borobudur before sunrise, leaving the hotel around 04:30. This is the most mystical time to see the temple where you can see Borobudur sunrise from Dagi Hill and enjoy your breakfast. Then after breakfast, we will take a walk to explore Borobudur temple from Dagi Hill . We will take a walk around Borobudur (we no longer allow to climb up the temple by Indonesia government), this massive temple- the largest Buddhist temple in the world- and discover the incredible history behind its construction. Comprised of thousands of volcanic and river stone blocks, the temple was assembled entirely by human labour and took more than 75 years to complete. These days, the UNESCO Heritage site is still visible in its full glory with magnificent carvings and an unusual, yet surprisingly beautiful bulk structure. You will admire the thousands of intricate carvings found along the walls of Borobudur and learn about the incredible history behind its construction. This UNESCO heritage site is sure to surprise even the most seasoned travelers. A mystical experience that will remain in your heart. Then continue for 1 Hour Meditation at Vihara Mendut which will be followed by a short exploration of the monastery, it is older than Borobudur, the pyramid shaped temple of Mendut houses three carved stone statues, learn about the history of the temple and the unique architecture. Then the Pawon Temple, located right on an axis between Borobodur and Mendut. Due to its simplicity and the contrast with the style used in East Java, it has been called a “jewel” of the architecture of Java times. Then back to hotel for rest. Afterwards, drive for traditional Javanese food cooking class where we will take you to experience exclusive cooking class. Our chef will teach you how to cook traditional Javanese food with prepare healthy and fresh traditional dishes. Learn how to tune the food by the herbs and spices from the Indonesian archipelago. Your host will supervise the right amounts while you’re peeling, chopping, seasoning and cooking the different ingredients together. Enjoy a delicious and healthy self-cooked lunch with Indonesia taste.Then, travel to the village of Candirejo for a taste of the local life. Start with a horse cart ride, known as a dokar, through this peaceful and architecturally charming village. Travel along small lanes lined with traditional houses and stop to see village activities such as making cassava crackers, learn about the rotating seasonal plantations and the harvesting and drying of chili Also, learn how to climb the coconut tree and take a refreshing drink from a young coconut. Then, have the opportunity to play the gamelan, a traditional Indonesian musical instrument, using an interesting teaching method devised by the villagers accompanied with tea, coffee and a local snack. Return to the hotel in Borobudur late afternoon.
After breakfast and start travelling to Kaliurang, in the cool highlands near Mt Merapi (2,925m). The village offers magnificent views of the active volcano and dozens of ravines which have been created by molten streams of lava. Visit Ullen Sentalu, a privately owned heritage museum offering an intriguing insight into the world of the Sultans of Solo, Yogyakarta and the Mataram Kingdom. Please note that Ullen Sentalu Museum is closed on Mondays. Afterwards, proceed to Kaliadem Village for the start of a cycling adventure. Located near Gunung Merapi, about one hour’s drive from the city, the village offers magnificent views of the active volcano and the dozens of ravines which have been created by molten streams of lava. From this stunning village, and with Gunung Merapi as the backdrop, set off by bike on a 15km ride, mostly downhill. Passing through the various villages and countryside, there will be plenty of opportunities to stop for photos or chat to locals. The guide will also explain the various local agricultural landscapes, such as tobacco, rice and snakeskin fruit plantations and explain the processes of growing and harvesting these native crops. After 15km, take lunch in a local restaurant while enjoying magnificent views of Prambanan Temple. After lunch, be driven to the huge Prambanan complex, a set of temples built in the middle of the 9th century, about 50 years after the construction of Borobudur. Very little is known about the early history of the complex, but it is thought to have been constructed to commemorate the return of a Hindu dynasty in Java. The temples lay in ruins for hundreds of years, and it was only in the 1930s that restoration began. Most of the temples within the complex have now been restored. Follow the guide’s lead around the temple grounds while he or she explains the history, construction processes and religious significance of these buildings. After the tour, transfer to your hotel in Yogyakarta for overnight.
Breakfast at hotel. We will start our tour by visit Sultan Palace the Keraton and experience the constant hustle and bustle of Javanese life as you tour the city of Yogyakarta in a becak, which is the local name for a rickshaw. With three tires and one seat at the front, the becak is manually pedaled by the driver to Taman Sari water castle, then by car continue for 1 hour Batik Painting class . After lunch we will visit Fort Vredeburg Museum and last visit Kota Gede before transfer to your hotel for overnight .
Today after breakfast, start the day with a visit of Solo. Also known as Surakarta, the city of Solo was founded in 1745 by a local king. The site for the new Mataram Kingdom’s capital was reportedly chosen through voices heard by the king. Solo is the capital of batik in Java and remains home to some of the most intact Dutch colonial architecture in Indonesia. Visit Keraton Mangkunegaran – a classical repository of classical Javanese art. Built as a palace for a ‘junior’ line of the royal family in the 18th century, the splendid building has an extensive collection of 14th century jewelry, majestic silverworks, traditional Javanese weapons and classical dancing body ornaments. End the morning with a visit to a well-known batik museum and learn about this famous Javanese art developed through the ages. Also, see craftsmen and women at work making new creations. Lunch will be served here as well. Early in the afternoon, depart for a half-day excursion to Sukuh and Cetho, two of the latest Hindu temples built in Java before the island’s courts were converted to Islam in the 16th century. Located on the western slopes of Mount Lawu (3,265m), this area, at the border between Central and East Java, offers spectacular landscapes with terraces covered by beautiful tea plantations . Explore Sukuh, located at 910 metres in elevation, and take a look at its unique pyramidal shape -similar in style to the Mayan temples of Central America and its stone carvings of Hindu phallic symbols. Continue the drive, passing through beautiful tea plantations to Cetho, another Hindu temple located even higher on the mountain and rarely visited. Its carvings are similar to Sukuh Temple, but the multi-tiered temple differs in architectural layout. Back to hotel in Yogyakarta for overnight .
Breakfast at Hotel. Morning flight to Denpasar, Bali. Transit Jakarta and Jakarta –Denpasar by GA 410 at 14.25. Arrive in Denpasar Airport at 17.20 and transfer to your hotel in Ubud .
Take part in a day of shamanic healing and spiritual cleansing at Tirta Empul Temple. Firstly we will meet the Balinese healer near Ubud who will combines Yagna, Yatra and Mantra healing practices. The Yagna practice is performed to remove the negative factors in life, and to help find peace and happiness. Mantra practice, performed by reciting mantras, removes the lower vibrations of your system and elevates your energy. A mantra is a precise combination of sacred sounds, which forms a core of spiritual energy to stimulate high spiritual vibrations, inducing spiritual awakening and invigoration. The Yantra practice is designed to remove the afflictions that prevent you from achieving a certain goal. This can result in the removal of obstacles in your career or the bad intentions of your enemies. The ritual also protects you from negative forces, heals your aura and balances your chakra. The whole ritual is known as melukat by the locals and is done to spiritually purify the mind and soul. It can be practiced in any place considered sacred by the Balinese, then we will drive to Tirta Empul temple for most recommended this kind of purification. After this first experience, we head a Balinese lunch in Ubud and after lunch we will visit Ubud palace and Monkey Forest before we back to hotel for overnight
The first stop will be the village of Trunyan. The locals in this village live a very traditional life, quite different from that in the rest of Bali. The Trunyanese do not cremate their dead. After a cleansing ritual, the corpse is placed in a bamboo cage, known as ancak saji, which is placed under the Taru Menyan tree. Taru Menyan means pleasant-smelling tree and gives off a scent that neutralizes the smell of decaying bodies. It is from this tree that the name Trunyan derives. Only the bodies of married people are placed in the bamboo cages. Continue the tour and visit another ancient village called Bayung Gede which is believed to be the one from which all the ancient villages of Bali derive. Many people come here to see the hanging newborn placentas, unique to Bayung Gede. In Trunyan, the bodies of the dead are placed on the ground without burial, but here it is the placenta that is not buried. It is the only village in Indonesia to have this custom. Your trip won’t be complete without a visit to Kehen Temple, an important Hindu temple in Bali. It is located on the slope of Bukit Bangli. It is considered to be the original temple of Bangli. See the wonderful stairway to heaven and the unique wooden bell hanging from the old secret banyan tree.

Leave hotel early morning with first stop will be Penglipuran ; one of traditional village in Bali, then drive to Kintamani for lake and mount Batur . Lunch will be in Ubud area  before we drive to Small village nearby for 3 – Hour Traditional Silver Jewelry Making Class ; Silver jewelry making is an age-old Balinese craft that’s vital to the island’s rural economy. On this private tour from Ubud, try out the art coached by a silversmith at a traditional village workshop. Tour the village to understand the craft’s importance; and learn to shape, cut, and finish your design before keeping it as a memento. Pre booking will secure your place for a time that fits your schedule. Learn Balinese silver jewelry making on a private workshop tour  . Pre book to ensure your place for a class time that suits you.  Create a design with tutelage from a silversmith and keep it as a souvenir.

Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to your hotel in Sanur Beach area

Breakfast at hotel. Check out time at hotel at 12.00 noon .

Transfer to Airport at 22.00 for your flight home

Perfect Bali Honeymoon

Arrive at Bali International Airport, meet and greet with our guide then transfer to your hotel in Ubud for overnight

  • Pickup from hotel in your Private SUV car;
  • Batubulan Village – Barong and Keris Dance: Dance describes the fight between good and evil where all performers wear unique Balinese masks with amazing music;
  • Batik Stone Carving and Art villages: Traditional Balinese stone carving for famous temples;
  • Kintamani – Mt Batur and lake: Enjoy the panorama of the semi-active volcano, Mount Batur which stands majestically over the beautiful Batur lake;
  • Temen – Coffee and Spices plantation: Experience the making of the most expensive coffee in the world and enjoy free testers of multiple coffee/tea flavors;
  • Tegallalang – Rice field terrace: Offers the stunning view of rice terrace fields with most romantic weather @ height of 600 meters above sea level;
  • Tirta Empul Temple: Beautiful temple with long rectangular stone carved pool, filled with koi and fed by the spring of 12 fountains;
  • Drop back to hotel.
  • Enjoy Romantic Candle Light Dinner inside your villa

Depart hotel early morning to visit Lempuyang Temple. What a great moment to visit the magnificent Lempuyang Gate of Heaven, from this architecture  temple you can see the amazing Mount Batur from above. Not only mount Batur from this temple there is always a fog that will make this place into a gate to entering the heaven. Waw! That would be a eat experience in Bali. Then we will visit Tirta Gangga water palace that located in northeast of Bali. This place is a Hindus Holy River. Then, we will visit Taman Ujung Palace King of Karangasem BALI. This place has a combination of Balinese, European and Chinese architecture with the three large pool which connected by a long bridges and beautiful pathways. Last we will stop at Karang Asem Kingdom Palace before we back to hotel.

Depart early morning from your hotel in Ubud for Bali Hai Cruises in Benoa harbor. Board Cruise and sail to Lembogan Island beach. Enjoy stunning ocean views with live music;

    • Have fun at beach with water sports;
    • Water Sports: Unlimited Banana Boat rides, Snorkeling, Semi Submersible Coral view;
    • 35 m water slide;
    • Full access to Beach Club resort with water sports equipment and facilities;
    • Locker, Shower, Swimming Pool, Volleyball court, Kids play area etc;
    • Guided Village Tour in electric car.
  • Full access to pontoon facilities including underwater viewing chamber;
  • Enjoy Veg/Non-Veg Barbeque buffet lunch;
  • Check in at Bali Hai Beach Club for overnight.
  • Enjoy hotel activities or relax on the beach.

Enjoy relax on the beach before transfer to Bali. Upon arrival in Benoa harbor, transfer to your hotel in Kuta for overnight.

Breakfast at hotel. depart for Ulun Danu lake temple in middle of Bali , then we will drive to Jatiluwih rice paddies for short trekking and lunch. After lunch we will continue to visit Tanah Lot temple before we back to hotel for overnight 

Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Ngurah Rai International Airport for your flight HOME 

Bali Wellness Holistic Tour

We will take you in early morning to secret Bali area which is one of the greatest places in Bali that has strong spiritual aura. There are many temples of Hindu Bali, the majority religion of Balinese people, located in these villages. This village located at the valley, surround of many hill and most of the area is a rice fields that irrigate by Subak, the Balinese traditional water system for rice field. The housing area separated with the field area, the housing area located at the right side from the road, and the field area located at the left side, that make this village very unique. The area is famous for stunning scenery, and a simple, traditional way of life, “peaceful”. On arrival you will enjoy cold face towel and herbal welcome drink, then enjoy 1 hour yoga class ,continue with rice paddies and river trekking ,then 1 hour 30 minutes traditional massage and face massage ,lunch with great of rice paddies surrounding and last visit to our Children foundation to join with the kids or just watching the kids to learning our tradition : how to make offering, how to learning dance Balinese, how to learning music Balinese. Back to hotel in late afternoon.

Yogyakarta Heart of Java

Arrive in Yogyakarta Airport for meeting service with our Local English speaking guide then transfer to Melia Purosani Hotel for overnight.

After breakfast at hotel we will start our tour by visit Sultan Palace the Keraton and Taman Sari water castle,Museum Kereta,the Royal Carriage museum passing through Gajah Mada university ,then visit Silver and Batik home industry at Kota Gede village and the last program we will visit Hindu’s Prambanan temple and sightseeing.Back to your hotel

After breakfast at hotel we start our program driving to Dieng Plateau ,passing through tropical plantation and vegetables in terrace found on this plateau, and visiting Sikidang crater, Panca Warna lake and Pandawa temple complex ,on the way back to Yogyakarta we visit biggest Buddhism’s Borobudur temple. Back to your hotel

After breakfast at 08.00 ,we drive directly to Solo about 1 hour 45 minutes to visit Mangkunegaran Palace,Kasunanan Palace,Kampong Batik Laweyan,lunch at local restaurant,and last we visit Pasar Klewer before back to hotel in Yogyakarta

After breakfast free program until time transfer to Airport for next destination