Amazing Java Bali Overland

Duration: 12 Days

Overview

Many tourists only experience the lush, volcanic panoramas of West Java (Jawa Barat) through the murky window of a lumbering bus or train, but this dramatic, diverse region has plenty to detain the inquisitive traveller who enjoys breaking away from the standard Java traveller circuit. Historically, it's known as Sunda, and its people and language are Sundanese. While Java island located in west part of Bali with it is culture where the Javanese ethnic group in Indonesia, centered in the Central Java, Yogyakarta, and East Java provinces. A cultural mingling occurred in the southwestern part of Central Java, bringing together Javanese culture and Sundanese culture to create the Banyumasan culture. In the central Javanese court cities of Yogyakarta and Surakarta, contemporary kings trace their lineages back to the pre-colonial Islamic kingdoms that ruled the region, making those places especially strong repositories of classical Javanese culture. Classic arts of Java include wayang puppet shows, gamelan music, and Batik painting . The Balinese culture and Hinduism affects almost every aspect of life on the island. It’s a unique mix between sacred Hindu-Dharma and sophisticated local customs. The Balinese honour their ancestors and the spirit world and perform religious rituals based on the ancient Balinese calendar. People wearing their ceremonial attires is a common sight.

Highlights

  • Jakarta city sightseeing pass Merdeka Square, Presidential Palace, stop at National Monument, and visit National Museum reputedly to be the finest in the South East Asia
  • Drive passing  through  the huge tea plantation in Puncak Area, which has beautiful sightseeing “a green view”
  • Enjoy the Angklung (traditional bamboo instrument) performance at Saung Angklung Ujo
  • Visiting Tangkuban Perahu, a smoldering 2000 m wide, surrealistic volcano 1800 above sea level and Ciater Hot Spring
  • Discover Java from west to central by executive train
  • Stop at Prambanan Hindu’s temple was built during the Canjaya dynasty in the 9 century
  • Explore Yogyakarta city by visting Sultan Palace, the Kraton built in 1755
  • With Rickyshaw or Becak visit Tamansari
  • Visit to Tarumartani Cigar Factory since 1918, Taru Martani always created the formulas for blending tobacco to create cigars with high color of tastes to satisfy the craves of cigars lovers
  • The Borobudur Temple is one of Seven wonders of the world which was built by SANMARATUNGGA in the most glorious time of CAILENDRA Dynasty in the 8 century
  • Enjoy 4WD Jeep to reach Penanjakarta for sunrise. You will enjoy the magnificent view of Mt. Semeru and Mt Bromo from the summit of Mt. Penanjakan
  • With 4WD Jeep ride visit Ijen Crater for the trail that leads up to the active beautiful crater of Kawah Ijen volcano
  • Visit Gitgit Waterfall then Ulun Danu Temple, stop for lunch at Jatiluwih ; UNESCO Heritage site for rice paddies then Tanah Lot Temple

Itinerary

Upon arrival Jakarta airport meeting service with guide then transfer to hotel about 1 hrs.

Drive passing National Monument

  • National museum;
  • Merdeka Square;
  • Istiqlal Mosque;
  • Independence statue;
  • Chatolic Cathedrale;
  • President/Meredeka Palace.

TMII (2 hours for visiting TMII)

Stop and visit The Kota Tua or old city of Jakarta and Sunda Kelapa Harbor Bogor Botanical Garden (1 hour for visiting the garden) and Photo stop Puncak. Check in at your hotel for overnight.

Breakfast at Hotel, Depart from hotel then visiting Tangkuban Perahuabout 45 minutes driving, a smoldering 2000 m wide, surrealistic volcano 1800 above sea level. Continued to Ciater Hot Spring with passing through the huge wonderful tea plantation. Here, you will have lunch by personal account and possible to take a bath in the hot natural water pool. Afternoon back to your hotel in Bandung and free program. Then visiting Padasuka village to enjoy the Angklung (traditional bamboo instrument) performance at Saung Angklung Ujo. Back to hotel for overnight.

Early breakfast at Hotel, then (06:00 am) transfer to Bandung Train Station for your next journey to Jogjakarta by Argowilis Executive (07:00-14:08). Arrival Jogjakarta then driving to Prambanan temple about 45 minutes from Jogjakarta Train Station, (15:00-16:30) visit Prambanan Hindu’s temple, Prambanan built during the Canjaya dynasty in the 9 century. Check in to your hotel (17:15).

Breakfast at hotel, (09:00) depart from hotel and driving to Sultan Palace, (09:20-11:30) visit to Sultan Palace, the Kraton built in 1755, a large part of Kraton is used as museum and holds an extensive collections and it becomes a living museum of antiquities and grandeur. The architect of this elaborate retreat built between 1758 and 1765 was a Portuguese from Batavia. Continued visit to Tamansari by Becak traditional vehicle, It was no doubt intended as a cool place for the Sultan and ladies of the heaven to relax in the days when it was surrounded by gardens and from the tower overlooking the pools the Sultan was able to witness what was going on down below. From the Palace, we will proceed to visit the factory of hand made batik factory (11:45-13:30). Here you can still see the clothes are being made manually.

Jogjakarta is famous also of its silver ware which is still, until nowadays made manually. Continue visit to Tarumartani Cigar Factory (14:00-15:00), since 1918, Taru Martani always created the formulas for blending tobacco to create cigars with high color of tastes to satisfy the craves of cigars lovers. These days, the company produces fourteen types of cigars which are well known worldwide, namely: Cigarillos, Extra Cigarillos, Senioritas, Panatella, Slim Panatella, Half Corona, Corona, Super Corona / Grand Corona, Boheme, Royal, Perfecto, Rothschild, and Churchill.

The fourteen types of cigars have become promising export commodity. The shipment of cigars has reached markets in Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Czechoslovakia, the United States, Asia, and soon Eastern and Central Europe, and the Southeast Asian countries. Taru Martani blends three formulas of cigar mixtures, namely: 1) natural cigars (pure tobacco), 2) flavor cigars (tobacco with accent sauce of Mint, Amareto, Vanila, Rum and Hazelnut), and 3) mild cigars (with mild tobacco).

The main material of tobacco comes from Besuki area, Jember, East Java. It is called Java Besuki. The taste is dominant and the color is brownish black. It is used for inner liner wrap (omblad) and outer liner (dekblad) of the cigars. The filler is a combination of Java Besuki and tobacco from Havana – Cuba, Dominican Republic and Brazil. The uniqueness of Taru Martani cigars is that all the processes are hand rolled. Every single cigar is carefully and accurately wrapped by hand to become a quality of cigar. (15:30) Back to your hotel and free program.

Option: Dinner Ramayana Dance /Duration 3,5 hrs (18:30-22:00)

Breakfast at hotel, (08:30) After breakfast driving Dieng Plateau abot 3 hours drive and then continue to Borobudur, Located northwest of Jogjakarta, (09:30-11:30) the Borobudur Temple is one of Seven wonders of the world which was built by SANMARATUNGGA in the most glorious time of CAILENDRA Dynasty in the 8 century, the entire monument was conceived as a Buddhist vision of the cosmos in stone, starting in the everyday world and spiraling up to Nirvana-eternal nothingness, The Buddhist heaven. (11:40-12:15) Mendut & Pawon temple also visited. (13:30). Back to your hotel and free program.

Mankunegaran palace of Solo and drive by Bus to Bromo about 9-10 hours.

Arrival in Bromo for overnight.

Wake up call at 04.30 am start with hot tea then leave early morning to Mount Bromo by jeep to Sunrise from Penanjakan Hill (by local transport (Jeep) Mount Bromo crater.

After breakfast drive to Banyuwangi via plantation road about 7-8 hours drive.

Check in at hotel.

Early breakfast at hotel (05:00) starting point from your hotel at Banyuwangi area ride to 4WD Jeep and driving to Ijen Crater (1h:30) we drive a short way to the start of the trail that leads up to the active beautiful crater of Kawah Ijen volcano (about 1 h 30 soft trekking climbing) with its famous blue acid lake (which is the most acid in the world!) and the hot, partly liquid sulphur deposits. (8:00-10:00) The fumaroles are so hot that sulphur comes out as green vapor. (12:00) After plenty of observation time, we leave the Ijen Plateau and drive to Ketapang Harbour to take the one hour trip ferry boat to Bali (15:00) Transfert to your hotel in Legian Kuta.

Depart after breakfast to the Middle of Bali. Visit Royal family temple of Taman Ayun, Ulun Danu Temple, stop for lunch at Jatiluwih ; UNESCO Heritage site for rice paddies then Tanah Lot Temple for sunset.

Transfer to Airport for your flight home.

More Information

Price: 1.499 / person

Inclusions

  • Air-conditioned car during the program
  • 11 nights accommodation + Daily breakfast
  • Tour as mentioned on above program
  • AC-Deluxe Bus/Car private
  • Executive train ticket Bandung-Jogjakarta
  • Jeep 4WD and Pony ride for Bromo tour
  • Jeep 4WD for Ijen Crater tour
  • Entrance fees, parking fees as per program
  • Ferry Pas from Ketapang-Gilimanuk Harbor
  • Return transfer / Drop off at Pemuteran Bali
  • Local English speaking guide during the program

Remark:
INDONESIA TRAIN SCHEDULE
BDG-JOG by Argowilis Executive BDG: 07:00-JOG: 14:08

 

Exclusions

  • Meal if not mentioned in program
  • Drinks, gratuities and expenses of a personal nature
  • Tipping for guide and driver is compulsory
  • Travel insurance
  • Any Optional
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