15D Java – Bali Overland

This classic Java Bali overland tour will trace along the most interesting spot in both island, and we have picked the best of nature sights for you to enjoy! Visit Dieng Plateau that has plenty of wonders in one spot, live the center of Javanase culture in Yogyakarta, visit the active volcano of Mt. Bromo, do snorkeling or diving in beautiful underwater of Menjangan Island, and watch the dolphin dancing in the sea during sunrise.

Route : Jakarta – Bandung – Wonosobo – Dieng – Yogyakarta – Malang – Mt. Bromo – Kalibaru – Sukamade – Menjangan Island – Lovina – Ubud – Kuta

Highlights : Dieng Plateau, Mt. Bromo, Sukamade turtle beach, Menjangan Island, boating trip in Lovina

 

Day 1 Jakarta – Bogor – Bandung

Upon arrival at Soekarno-Hatta Jakarta International Airport and after meet and greet with the guide and driver, we will drive in less than two hours (with a nice traffic) to Bogor. Upon arrival in Bogor / Buitenzorg, we will visit Bogor Botanical Garden. This is the world famous garden with hundreds of different flowers and plants. After done, we will proceed directly to Bandung. Upon arrival, check in hotel.

Day 2 Bandung – Wonosobo

After breakfast, we will depart for Wonosobo. This is a long scenic drive. A lot of things to see along the way. Estimated time of arrival in Wonosobo is at dinner time. After dinner, check in hotel.

Day 3 Wonosobo – Dieng – Yogyakarta

Morning call at 3AM and going to Dieng Plateau. If you can ride a motorbike, this is your adventure time. Ride it through the dark and suburban road go to and watch the double sunrise, golden and silver sunrise. First, we will go to Sikunir Hill to watch the golden sunrise (rumor has it : the best place to see sunrise in the world) and after that, we will make a run to Arjuna Temple to see the silver sunrise (or you can just pick one to enjoy most). When the sun lights up everything, you can see why we prefer to ride a motorbike. After that, we will go back to hotel for having breakfast and check out, then proceed to Yogyakarta. Upon arrival in Yogyakarta, we will proceed to hotel inside Borobudur Temple complex for check in. Here, you will have plenty of time to see and explore the Borobudur.

Day 4 Yogyakarta

Morning call at 4AM. Then at 4.30AM, we will walk through the fresh air and dewy grass, heading to Borobudur Temple to see the sunrise from its top. After enjoying the sunrise, we will go back to hotel for breakfast and check out. Then we will continue to Yogyakarta city center and visit the Water Palace and Sultan Palace. After lunch, we will visit the biggest Hindu temple complex, Prambanan and Ratu Boko Temple. Check in hotel.

Day 5 Yogyakarta – Malang

After breakfast, we will continue to Malioboro Road to see the famous traditional market. After lunch, we will leave for Malang. Upon arrival, check in hotel and free program.

Day 6 Malang – Bromo

After breakfast, we will do some Malang city tour and Malang Temple tour, including Singosari Temple, Sumberawan Temple, and a Dwarapala Statue. After that, we will proceed to Bromo Area.

Day 7 Bromo – Kalibaru

Morning call at 3.45AM. At 4AM, we will picked up by 4WD jeep that will take us to Penanjakan view point for sunrise. After a little hike and enjoying the sunrise, we will go down and passing the sea of sand to go to Bromo Crater. Here you will have 2 choices, to walk up the 3km distance, or do a horseback ride. After done taking pictures, we will go back to hotel for breakfast and check out. Then we will proceed to Kalibaru.

Day 8 Kalibaru – Sukamade

After breakfast, we continue our tour to Sukamade Beach by jeep (or truck, depends on the height of the river flow). During the trip we will pass the traditional village, cocoa and coffee plantation, beautiful beach and rain forest. Upon arrival after dropping your luggage, we will go to the beach to release the baby turtle and watch the beautiful sunset. In the evening we will accompanied by local rangers to see the activities of wild turtle in the shore.

*PS : Turtle sightings are not guaranteed in this trip.. All would go back to nature.. And a sprinkle of your luck.. And all accommodation in Sukamade is very basic.. Please do understand and make a note : it’s in the middle of nowhere.. :)*

Day 9 Sukamade – Banyuwedang

After breakfast, we will depart from Sukamade, heading to Ketapang Harbor to cross over to Bali. Then from Bali, we will continue to Banyuwedang, Buleleng Area, the closest point if you want to reach Menjangan Island. Upon arrival, check in hotel and free program.

Day 10 Banyuwedang – Menjangan Island – Lovina

After breakfast, we will depart from Banyuwedang port to Menjangan Island. Here you will have about 4 hours for snorkeling and enjoying the underwater view. In the afternoon, we will proceed to Lovina area and check in hotel.

Day 11 Lovina – Ubud

Early morning, about 5AM, we will go to the middle of the sea, and waiting for a beautiful creature : dolphin to show up. After that, we will go back to hotel for breakfast and check out. Then we will continue our trip to Ubud area. Upon arrival, check in hotel.

Day 12 Ubud

You will have a free day to explore the green Ubud with fantastic rice fields. Also there’s Balinese art gallery nearby that you can stroll around.

Day 13 Ubud

Free program for the whole day.

Day 14 Ubud – Kuta

After breakfast, we will continue the trip to the famous touristy Kuta. We will check in to the hotel first, then go straight to the beach area. Here you will have a lot to explore. You can shopping (best price for clothes ; only if you can bargain hard!), do some water sport, or just chill around, sit back and relax in some cozy and very nice beach bar / resto. Kuta also famous for its sunset. So if you have time and not easily bored by the beach view and the sun heat, we suggest you wait until then.

Day 15 Kuta

After breakfast, we will go to Uluwatu area, and Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK) cultural park. Then we will drop you at Bali airport for your flight back home. End of tour.

  • Private air conditioned car with licensed driver
  • English speaking licensed guide
  • 4WD jeep in Bromo and Sukamade
  • Petrol, parking, and toll fees
  • 14 nights accommodation in a twin/double bedroom
  • Tour and entrance fees to all objects as listed in the itinerary
  • Meal plan : half board (breakfast only) or full board ; as per request
  • 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, 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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