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Highlights of Indonesia; Bali, Java ,Tana Toraja, Flores and Komodo Island

Duration: 22

Overview

The Balinese people follow a form of Hinduism known as Agama Hindu Dharma. Balinese culture and religion impacts almost every aspect of life on the island and draws people to Bali to see and experience it. An important belief of Balinese Hinduism is that elements of mother nature are influenced by spirit.

Java Island is one of the most beautiful islands of Indonesia which has almost everything to satisfy your wanderlust. Our Java tour packages will take you to different hidden gems of this island - starting from the capital Jakarta to the ancient temples (e.g., Borobudur Temple and Candi Prambanan), mystic volcanic mountains (e.g., Mount Ijen, Mount Bromo), outstanding waterfalls (e.g., Curug Belot) and much more.

Tana Toraja or Toraja is one of the beautiful region at South Sulawesi Province. From the distance, one can see the jagged edges of the hill stretching side by side along the slop of the mountains. Moreover, one can be also find beautiful valleys in which bamboo and sugar palms are growing and the traditional houses with curved roof among the paddy field, beautiful and naturally carved and colored by the skill full people of Toraja. The Toraja people live in the highlands of South Sulawesi. The word Toraja comes from the Buginese language's "to riaja", meaning "people of the uplands"

One of the most unique and delightful aspects of Flores Island, besides its immense natural beauty, is its people and culture. Visiting Flores Island means getting to know the daily life of the local people and their lifestyles and traditions. Open-minded and friendly, the Florinese people are glad to introduce visitors to their culture and traditions. Experiences of the culture can happen off the main road when visiting the island’s villages and the areas surrounding them where the locals live.

Reaching up to 10 feet in length and more than 300 pounds, Komodo dragons are the heaviest lizards on Earth. They have long, flat heads with rounded snouts, scaly skin, bowed legs, and huge, muscular tails. Komodo dragons have thrived in the harsh climate of Indonesia's Lesser Sunda Islands for millions of years. They prefer the islands’ tropical forests but can be found across the islands. Though these athletic reptiles can walk up to seven miles per day, they prefer to stay close to home—rarely venturing far from the valleys in which they hatched.

Highlights

  • Laplapan village Ubud for cooking class. Local guide helps you to get everything and tells more about cuisine of Bali
  • Bali sightseeing: Gunung Kawi temple, Tampak Siring village, Tirta Empul temple, Batur volcano and Lake Batur,Gunung Kawi Sebatu temple and proceed to Tegalalang rice terrace
  • Visiting a unique Balinese houses setting where over fifteen family from one ancestor leaving harmoniously in one compound
  • Walking along with local farmers in a farmer hat and equipment toward the rice field could be something different. Further more, involve with them in traditionally rice cultivating process up to planting rice is amazing experience in your life
  • Enrich your knowledge with number of tropical fruits plantation and spices, while a local will demonstrate a climbing coconut.
  • Continue our trip to visit Ulun Danu temple at Lake Beratan
  • At Munduk on a soothing walk to observe the coffee, cloves, vanilla, avocado and other kind of plantation areas, proceed to the Red Coral waterfall
  • Opportunity to see spice gardens and farming in action then stop at Melanting temple
  • Bromo tour, to witness sunrise from rim of crater. The tour will conducted by pony riding cross sea of sand and climb up 245 stairs.
  • Enjoy your first day in Yogyakarta by visiting Sultan Palace then visit Prambanan Temple and biggest Buddhist temple in the world; Borobudur temple.
  • Take you out on the picturesque drive to Toraja with approx 8 hours driving along the Bugisnese villages with their typical houses
  • Stop on the Puncak Lakawan to enjoy the spectacular view
  • Full day exploring Toraja. First you will visit Lemo to see rows of Tau Tau statues and the hanging graves.
  • Onwards to Suaya to discover the secrets of baby trees, and then proceed to Londa to see ancient tombs in which the deceased was not buried, but placed among the rocks
  • At Kete Kesu one of the oldest Torajan villages we can see Tongkonan (the traditional ancestral house, or rumah adat of the Torajan people), and also the old traditional rice barns with colorful woodcarving. Explore Moni located in the slope of Mt. Kelimutu,trekking through over than 200 stairs up to the top at monument to see its picturesque three color lakes and the beautiful sunrise over the lakes if the weather permits
  • Bajawa with stops to see blue stone beach at Penggajawa Village and Boawae traditional village located at the foot of Ebulobo Volcano
  • Continue drive to Ruteng with stops in Aimere to see the process of making palm wine and Borong Stops in Ranamese Lake and other photo stops according to local happenings
  • Cancar to see the spider web style of rice fields and Lembor
  • Depart to Rinca for about 2 hours sailing. On arrival in Loh Buaya, Rinca to see the activities of Komodo dragons and other wild animals in their natural habitat
  • Kalong island to see thousands of bats flying out from their nests
  • Bidadari island for snorkeling and swimming
  • Ending your Indonesia tour in Seminyak beach for great sunset

Itinerary

Arrive in Ngurah Rai International Airport, Meet and greet by our guide and transfer to hotel for overnight in Ubud.

Breakfast at hotel and enjoy your day relax in the pool.
At 15.30 drive to Laplapan village Ubud for cooking class. Local guide helps to get everything and tells more about cuisine of Bali. Then proceed to local family visit the neighborhood and with a help of locals make a dinner from ingredients bought at the market and after dinner back to hotel for overnight.

Breakfast. Bali sightseeing: Gunung Kawi temple, Tampak Siring village, Tirta Empul temple, Batur volcano and Lake Batur. Lunch (at clients own expense). After lunch visiting Gunung Kawi Sebatu temple. If time lets proceed to Tegalalang rice terrace. Come back to Ubud. Overnight at hotel.

Visiting a unique Balinese houses setting where over fifteen family from one ancestor leaving harmoniously in one compound. Involve with them on their daily life to get a closely feeling, you will be welcomed  and teach how to wear Bali traditional uniform ,it is also for your souvenir .

Walking along with local farmers in a farmer hat and equipment toward the rice field could be something different. Further more, involve with them in traditionally rice cultivating process up to planting rice is amazing experience in your life. While enjoying passing on the rice field line, more variety vegetables could be seen and meeting other local farmers, then hold a short chat

Enrich your knowledge with number of tropical fruits plantation and spices, while a local will demonstrate a climbing coconut. He will then serve you a young coconut as refreshment. After lunch we will continue our trip to visit Ulun Danu temple at Lake Beratan before check in at hotel in Munduk

After breakfast,Leave from Puri Lumbung Cottages on a soothing walk to observe the coffee, cloves, vanilla, avocado and other kind of plantation areas, proceed to the Red Coral waterfall .Go back to hotel for lunch via a different route where you will have the opportunity to see spice gardens and farming in action then stop at Melanting temple before drive to Pemuteran for hotel check in 

Free days on the beach or enjoy our optional activities 

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 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 for catch flight IW 1813 to Jogjakarta about 1 hour . Arrive in Jogjakarta for overnight in your hotel 

Breakfast at hotel .Enjoy your first day in Jogjakarta by visiting Sultan Palace then visit Prambanan Temple and continue drive  about 2 hours to visit biggest Buddhist temple in the world; 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 and drive to Adi Sucipto Airport to catch flight GA 695 to Ujung Pandang (Makassar).

Upon arrival at Hasanuddin Airport Makassar, meeting services. Afterwards we will take you out on the picturesque drive to Toraja with approx 8 hours driving along the Bugisnese villages with their typical houses. We will stop for a photo-taking during the trip. Lunch will be served in a seafood restaurant in Pare-Pare. In the afternoon stop on the Puncak Lakawan to enjoy the spectacular view. Arrive in Rantepao in late afternoon. Dinner at local restaurant and overnight at Hotel.

After breakfast, a full day exploring Toraja. First you will visit Lemo to see rows of Tau Tau statues and the hanging graves. Onwards to Suaya to discover the secrets of baby trees, and then proceed to Londa to see ancient tombs in which the deceased was not buried, but placed among the rocks. At Kete Kesu one of the oldest Torajan villages we can see Tongkonan (the traditional ancestral house, or rumah adat of the Torajan people), and also the old traditional rice barns with colorful woodcarving. Lunch in Rantepao. Dinner at local restaurant and overnight at Hotel.

Free day and enjoy swimming pool  at hotel 

After breakfast, drive back to Makassar. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant in Pare-Pare. Arrive in Makassar in the afternoon. Directly transfer to the Hotel for dinner at local restaurant and overnight. 

Morning flight from Makassar to Ende via Denpasar by JT 741 & IW 1830 . Upon arrival transfer to a local restaurant for lunch. Then drive up to Moni located in the slope of Mt. Kelimutu and  check in at Kelimutu Eco Lodge or similar for dinner and overnight. 

Early morning at 04:00 AM drive up to Mt. Kelimutu for about an hour drive. Upon arrival at the parking lot, trekking through over than 200 stairs up to the top at monument to see its picturesque three color lakes and the beautiful sunrise over the lakes if the weather permits. Then return to the parking lot and drive back to the hotel. After breakfast drive to Bajawa with stops in Ende for lunch. Then continue to Bajawa with stops to see blue stone beach at Penggajawa Village and Boawae traditional village located at the foot of Ebulobo Volcano. Late afternoon arriving in Bajawa and check in at Sylverin hotel or similar for dinner and overnight. 

After early breakfast drive up to Bena megalithic village. Then continue drive to Ruteng with stops in Aimere to see the process of making palm wine and Borong for lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch drive up to Ruteng with stops in Ranamese Lake and other photo stops according to local happenings. Afternoon arriving in Ruteng and check in at Wisma Bunda Maria or similar for dinner and overnight. 

After having breakfast drive to Labuan Bajo with stops in Cancar to see the spider web style of rice fields and Lembor. Lunch will be served in Labuan Bajo before transfer to hotel for overnight

Breakfast at hotel relax in swimming pool until 12.00 then transfer to the harbor to get on board an AC Cabin boat and depart to Rinca for about 2 hours sailing. On arrival in Loh Buaya, Rinca to see the activities of Komodo dragons and other wild animals in their natural habitat. Then proceed to Kalong island to see thousands of bats flying out from their nests. Dinner and overnight are on boat. 

Early morning sail to Bidadari island for snorkeling and swimming. After breakfast return to Labuan Bajo to catch your flight IW 1899 back to Denpasar, Bali.

Upon arrival in Bali,meet and greet by our guide then transfer to your hotel in Seminyak 

Relax on the beach or enjoy optional activities 

Transfer to Denpasar Ngurah Rai International Airport for home trip.

More Information

  • Air-conditioned car  during the program
  • Tour program base on mentioned above
  • 20 nights accommodation + Daily breakfast  in Java ,Sulawesi, Bali, Flores & Labuan Bajo based on twin share 
  • 1 Night live aboard with local traditional boat during Komodo island tour
  • Jeep 4WD for Bromo sunrise tour
  • Horse ride for Bromo sunrise tour
  • Meals as mentioned in above program
  • Entrance fees, parking fees as per program
  • Ferry Pas from Ketapang – Gilimanuk Harbor
  • English speaking guide during the program + local guide 
  • Other optional tours
  • Tipping for driver and guide during the program
  • Other meals not mentioned in program
  • High and peak season surcharge may apply
  • Domestic flight from Surabaya – Yogyakarta / Yogyakarta – Makassar / Makassar – Ende via Denpasar / Labuan Bajo – Denpasar
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