14D Cultural Indonesia Overland (4*/5*)

This 14 days Indonesia overland tour lets you to visit the cultural center and attraction in Indonesia’s major cities. Soak deeper and experience Indonesian culture and tradition! Not to forget that you will get to visit the nature’s wonder in between too!

Route : Yogyakarta – Magelang – Surabaya – Mt. Bromo – Lovina – Bedugul – Sanur – Ubud

Highlights : traditional leather puppet performance, Ramayana Ballet, Mt. Bromo, Sunset Kecak Dance, Tenganan Aga Village

 

Day 1     Yogyakarta – Magelang

Pick up at Yogyakarta Airport. After meet and greet with our driver and guide, we will proceed to Magelang area. Upon arrival, check in to hotel inside the Borobudur Temple compund.

Day 2     Magelang – Yogyakarta

Morning call at 4AM. This morning, you will take a guided tour through the dewy grass to the top of Borobudur Temple to see the sunrise. After a serene sunrise, you can go back to the hotel for breakfast, and re-visit it later for the more detailed view. After done in Borobudur, we will check out from the hotel, and proceed to Pawon and Mendut Temple in nearby area. Then we will transfer back to Yogyakarta, and visit Kotagede, a region famous for its fine silver handicraft. After done, we will proceed to your hotel for check in. After dinner, we will visit Sono Budoyo Museum to see the performance of traditional leather puppet (wayang kulit). After done, we will go back to the hotel for a good rest.

Day 3     Yogyakarta

After breakfast, we will visit Keraton Jogja (Sultan Palace) and Taman Sari. Then we will continue to Ngasem traditional bird market. After lunch, we will drop you off at Malioboro for your own free shopping spree, and test your ability to bargain cheap clothes and souvenirs. After done, we will visit Prambanan Temple, and then we will go back to the hotel for a refreshment. After dinner, we will leave for Prambanan Temple once again, to see the epic Ramayana Ballet dance performance.

Day 4     Yogyakarta

Today, we will visit Tembi Rumah Budaya (Tembi Culture House), where you can learn some traditional culture, like painting batik, making wooden mask and leather puppet, or get involved in traditional ceremony of jamas keris (depends on visiting day). After that we will go to Batik Plentong, where you can see the process of handmade batik fabric firsthand, and buy a high quality clothes and fabrics. After lunch, we will visit Parangtritis Beach, which famous for its Southern Beach Queen legend. Then we will head to the hype Prawirotaman area for dinner.

Day 5     Yogyakarta – Surabaya

This morning we will leave Yogyakarta and head straight to Surabaya. Upon arrival in Surabaya, check in hotel. Then you can have your own free time enjoying the historical hotel which dates back to 1910, and has several famous guests before such as Joseph Conrad and Charlie Chaplin.

Day 6     Surabaya – Bromo

After breakfast and check out hotel, we will proceed to Bromo area. Upon arrival in Bromo, check in hotel, and you can have your own free time and explore the beautiful surrounding area. You will be advised to rest early, because you will rise early morning the next day.

Day 7     Bromo – Lovina

Morning call at 3AM. We will be picked up with 4WD jeep and depart for Penanjakan 1 sunrise view point max. at 3.30AM. Done enjoying the warmth of the sunrise, we’ll go down and to the Bromo crater through the sea of sands with 2 options : walk the 3 km distance, or take the horseback ride. Both, you still have to hike a 250 steps of stairs to reach the rim. After this adventurous trip, your breakfast will be served at the hotel. Done in Bromo, we will proceed straight to Lovina area in Bali. Upon arrival, check in hotel.

Day 8     Lovina – Bedugul

After breakfast and check out hotel, we will proceed to Bedugul area. Then we will visit Ulun Danu Bratan Temple, which is featured in Indonesian 50.000,- rupiah’s banknote. After done in the area, we will proceed to your hotel, and you can have a free time enjoying the hotel’s surrounding.

Day 9     Bedugul – Sanur

After breakfast and check out hotel, we will continue to Candi Kuning Market, which more famous as Bedugul Fruit Market. Here you can find a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables, which is harvested from the nearby area. Then we will proceed to Sanur area with a stop at Taman Ayun Temple, which is a royal temple of Mengwi Empire. Upon arrival in Sanur, you can have a free time strolling around in the white sand beach.

Day 10   Sanur

Today you will have a free morning time on your own. Some suggested and most liked activities are massage and spa, joining a cooking class (including a shopping trip at the local wet market), oil painting and drawing classes, or rent and hop on a traditional fishing boat and get a unique experience. Then after lunch, we will proceed to Uluwatu area, where you can see the temple at the tip of the rock and face straight to Indian Ocean. Then we will proceed to their open air theatre to see the epic Kecak Dance Performance during the majestic sunset. After done, we will have a fresh seafood dinner at Jimbaran Bay. Then we will go back to your hotel for a good rest.

Day 11   Sanur – Ubud

After breakfast and check out hotel, we will proceed to Ubud area, with stops at Celuk and Mas village, which is the center of fine silver and wood carving handicraft. We will also visit Goa Gajah or Elephant Cave, a 9t century sanctuary. After done, we will proceed to your hotel for check in, and you can have a stroll in the artsy area of Ubud. After dinner, we will proceed to Puri Saren Agung to see traditional dance performance.

Day 12   Ubud

Early morning, we will leave the hotel and head to Batubulan area to see Barong Dance performance and hand weaving fabric making. After that, we will continue to visit Jatiluwih rice terrace, have a taste at the organic kopi luwak (civet coffee) and Balinese coffee, and a visit to Tampaksiring and Tirta Empul water temple. Then we will proceed to Kintamani area, and see the wonderful view of the active volcano and Lake Batur. After done, back to the hotel.

Day 13   Ubud

After breakfast, we will head to Besakih Temple, with stops at Goa Lawah (Bat Cave) and Tenganan Village, the village of Aga tribe who has its own culture and live in a walled-in isolated town. You will spend most of the afternoon enjoying the most beautiful and largest temple in Bali, Besakih temple. After done, back to hotel for a rest.

Day 14   Ubud

At agreed time, we will drop you off at Denpasar Airport for your flight back home. End of tour.

  • Private air conditioned car with licensed driver
  • English speaking licensed guide
  • 4WD jeep in Bromo
  • Petrol, parking, and toll fees
  • 13 nights accommodation in a 4* and 5* hotels based on double / twin sharing
  • Tour and entrance fees to all objects as listed in the itinerary
  • Meal plan : breakfast only
  • Daily mineral water
  • Treats of seasonal and exotic fruit if we find some along the way 🙂
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses (telephone, minibar, laundry, horseback ride, etc.)
  • Optional tours or additional meals
  • All kinds of alcoholic drinks (beer, wine, Smirnoff, etc.) and exotic drinks
  • Tipping for driver and guide will be very much appreciated
  • Thick jacket and friends (gloves, socks, warm hat, face mask if needed)
  • Swim suit
  • Personal Medication (including mosquito repellent and sunblock)
  • Cameras and enough memory (no worries if you don’t have enough.. we can send you the pics through email!)
  • Small plastic bags (please be a responsible traveler by not littering on the objects..)
  • Lots of smile.. 🙂

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