18D Java – Tanjung Puting NP – Bali – Komodo

See the highlights of Indonesia in one go! Visit the marvelous ancient temples and experience the rural life in Java. Take a flight and head to the largest island in Indonesia, Kalimantan, to see the orangutans, and sleep on a boat with the stars and fireflies. Head to Bali and enjoy the relaxing Island of God’s atmosphere, before you fly to Komodo Island to see the wild and soak in a pristine beaches.

Route : Yogyakarta – Magelang – Tanjung Puting National Park – Surabaya – Bromo – Ijen – Banyuwedang (Menjangan Island) – Ubud – Labuan Bajo (Komodo Island) – Kuta

Highlights : Borobudur Temple, Tanjung Puting National Park (orangutan tour), Mt. Bromo, Ijen Crater, Menjangan Island, Komodo Island

 

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 hotel close to Borobudur Temple.

Day 2     Magelang – Yogyakarta

Morning call at 4AM. This morning, we will drive to Punthuk Setumbu Hill to see the majestic and misty sunrise. From here you can also see the silhouette of Borobudur. After a serene sunrise, we will go back to the hotel for breakfast. After check out hotel, we will visit Borobudur Temple and take a guided tour for the more detailed view. Done in Borobudur, we will proceed back to Yogyakarta. Upon arrival in Yogyakarta, we will visit Kotagede and Tirtodipuran, a region famous for its fine silver handicraft and handmade batik cloth. You can have a live view of how the drawing and coloring process of batik firsthand. For dinner, we will take you to the hype Prawirotaman area. After done, we will proceed to your hotel for check in.

Day 3     Yogyakarta

After breakfast, we will visit Keraton Jogja (Sultan Palace) and Taman Sari. Then we will continue to Malioboro traditional street market for your own free shopping spree, and test your ability to bargain cheap clothes and souvenirs. After done, we will visit Prambanan Temple, have dinner, and then we will go back to the hotel for a good rest.

Day 4     Yogyakarta – Semarang – Tanjung Puting National Park

We will check out from your hotel at around 7AM, and head to Semarang Airport for our flight to Pangkalan Bun. Upon arrival in Pangkalan Bun, we will be transferred to Kumai, where our boating trip will start. Our first stop will be at Tanjung Harapan. We will trek at around 1km into the jungle to see the feeding of the orangutan. After done, we will go back to our boat and do monkey watching. We will then have dinner and overnight on the boat, while seeing thousands of fireflies around.

Day 5     Tanjung Putting National Park

After a simple breakfast on the boat, we will head to the second station, Pondok Tanggui, to feed breakfast to the orangutan. After done, then we will head back to the boat, cruising and passing through a small river with black water, where we usually see crocodiles hanging around. We will make another stop at Camp Leaky Station to give the orangutan’s their lunch. At night, we can have a light trek around the jungle to find night animals and the glowing mushroom.

Day 6     Tanjung Puting National Park – Surabaya

Early morning, we will head back to Kumai, where we will be transferred back to Pangkalan Bun for our flight to Surabaya. Upon arrival in Surabaya, check in hotel, and you can explore the hotel’s surrounding.

Day 7     Surabaya – Bromo

We will do a short city tour around the city, including a visit to the Submarine Museum and House of Sampoerna, and also have a local taste for lunch. After done, we will proceed to Bromo area. Upon arrival, check in hotel.

Day 8     Bromo – Ketapang

Morning call at 3AM. We will leave max at 3.30AM. We will be 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 Ketapang area. Upon arrival, check in hotel.

Day 9     Ketapang – Ijen – Banyuwedang

Morning call at 3AM. We will depart max. at 4AM to Paltuding post with a 4WD jeep, to where the hike to Ijen Crater would starts. The distance is about 3 km one way, and would take time about 4 hours return.  After exploring the magnificent crater, we will go back to the hotel for breakfast, quick shower, and check out. Then we will head to Ketapang Harbor to cross over to Bali. Then from Bali, we will continue to Banyuwedang, Buleleng Area, the closest point to reach Menjangan Island. Upon arrival, check in hotel and free program.

Day 10   Banyuwedang – Ubud

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 Ubud area, with a stop at Ulun Danu Bedugul Temple. Upon arrival in Ubud, check in hotel.

Day 11   Ubud

Free time for today. You can have a walk in the center of Ubud, visiting the Royal Palace, Ubud Art Market, or the Monkey Forest. You can also join a yoga class or take a scenic walk at Tjampuhan Ridgewalk.

Day 12   Ubud – Kuta

After breakfast and check out hotel, we will proceed to the southwest part of Bali and visit Tanah Lot, where you can see a temple built upon a rock ahead the shore. After done, we will proceed to Uluwatu area, where you can see the temple at the tip of the rock and face straight to Indian Ocean. If you want to, later you can proceed to their open air theater to see the epic Kecak Dance performance during the majestic sunset. After done, we will have a romantic dinner by the beach with a fresh seafood course at Jimbaran Bay (own expense). After done, we will head to your hotel for check in.

Day 13   Kuta – Labuan Bajo

After breakfast and check out hotel, we will proceed to Denpasar Airport for our next flight to Labuan Bajo. Upon arrival in Labuan Bajo, check in hotel.

Day 14   Labuan Bajo – Kanawa Island – Sebayur Island

Pick up at your hotel at 07.30. You will have your breakfast on board while cruising to the national park. Our first stop will be Kanawa Island, where you can snorkeling and relaxing at the beach. After lunch, then we will proceed to Sebayur Island, where we will set our camp and stay for the night. You can have your free time here for sunbathe, snorkeling, or diving (additional cost). We will enjoy sunset at the top of the hill or in the water. Dinner will be grilled fish while having a bonfire under the starry sky.

Day 15   Sebayur Island – Komodo Island – Pink Beach

Breakfast will be served at 06.00 by the beach. After breakfast, we will head to Komodo Island for 2 hours trekking with the dragons. Then we will visit Pink Beach, Manta Point, and Batu Bolong for an amazing snorkeling or diving with beautiful fishes, mantas, and corals. After done, we will cruise back to our camp at Sebayur Island for a sunset and beach side dinner.

Day 16   Sebayur Island – Mawan Island – Rinca Island – Kalong Beach – Labuan Bajo

After breakfast and enjoying the beach at Sebayur for the last time, we will cruising to Mawan Island for a snorkeling time with the mantas. After lunch, we will visit Rinca Island for a trek with the dragons and pop by a local gypsy fishermen village. The we will continue to Kalong Island, where coffee / tea break will be served while waiting for the sunset, when thousands of flying foxes will take off from the mangroves and head to mainland Flores. After done, we will cruise back to Flores port, and we will be dropped off at our hotel.

Day 17   Labuan Bajo – Kuta

After breakfast and check out hotel, we will then proceed to Labuan Bajo Airport for our flight back to Denpasar. Upon arrival in Bali, we will head to you hotel in Kuta 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. After dinner, we can go to Krisna Bali, where you can buy a wide range of souvenirs in a fixed cheap price.

Day 18   Kuta

Free program on your own, until time when we will drop you at Bali airport for your flight back home. End of tour.

  • 17 nights accommodation in a twin/double bedroom
  • Domestic flights and airport taxes during tour
  • Private air conditioned car with licensed driver
  • 4WD Jeep for Bromo and Ijen
  • Boat and snorkeling gear during Tanjung Puting (boat only), Menjangan Island and Komodo trip
  • English speaking licensed guide
  • Petrol, parking, and toll fees
  • Tour and entrance fees to all objects as listed in the itinerary
  • Meal plan : daily breakfast and lunch on day tour (plus dinner on boating nights)
  • Daily mineral water
  • Treats of seasonal and/or exotic fruit if we find some along the way 🙂
  • Optional diving in Komodo and Menjangan Island
  • Local donation in the national park (if needed)
  • Lunch on free days and daily dinner
  • Horseback ride in Bromo and Ijen Blue flame trip
  • 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 / windbreaker and friends (gloves, socks, warm hat, face mask if needed; all these can be cheaply purchased in Bromo)
  • Swim suit / wet suit, hat, shades, comfortable trekking shoes
  • 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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