This Indonesia travel experience offers a magical mix of cultural delights and natural beauty. See impressive temples in Yogyakarta, experience the rustic charm of Ubud, and find your little piece of paradise on the Gili Islands. Ancient landscapes, mystical experiences, and warm, welcoming people, await you on this Indonesia tour.
Yogyakarta in Java is a unique place for the appreciation of contrasts. Yogyakarta is best known for its two historic temples: Borobudur Temple, a 9th century Buddhist monument and UNESCO World Heritage site, and Prambanan Temple, dedicated to the divine Hindu Trimurti (trinity).
Prambanan Temple Tour Spend half a day exploring the UNESCO World Heritage site of Prambanan Temple, a 9th century Hindu temple complex. The structures are located about a 45 minute drive away from the city of Yogyakarta. These imposing temples contain three important shrines, dedicated to the Hindu holy trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. Learn about the symbolism and the ancient history of the temples from your local guide as you observe the grand buildings. (Half Day; Private activity & transfer; Travel time to activity: 1 hr; Duration: 4 hrs; Fitness level: Easy; If you have a preference for timing, please tell your travel consultant at the time of booking, otherwise our team will schedule the tour at the best available time.)
Borobudur is considered the garden of Java, due to its agricultural heritage and timeless fertile lands. Borobudur is most famed for its ancient 9th century Mahayana Buddhist temple, located on a hill between the twin volcanoes of Sundoro-Sumbing and Merbabu-Merapi, and next to Progo River and Elon River.
Borobudur Temple Sunrise Visit Witness a spectacular scene of the sun rising from behind the magnificent Borobudur Temple. Start from your hotel before dawn and drive to the Borobudur Temple – the largest Buddhist temple in the world. Gaze in awe as the intricately detailed architecture reveals itself at the first rays of dawn, while you climb up the three tiers inside the complex. At the terrace, discover 72 openwork stupas, each containing a statue of the Buddha. Embrace the mystic beauty of the temple as the sun rises, soaking in the cool air and swirling mist of the surrounding jungles. Marvel at the silhouette of the majestic Mount Merapi to the aast. The sunrays bring to light the sheer enormity of this active volcano. After sunrise, drive to the nearby Dagi Hill. Feast on sumptuous breakfast with amazing views of the Borobudur temple nestled amid lush greenery. (Half Day; Time of Day: Morning, 0600 – 1000 hrs; Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness Level: Easy; Meal Included: Breakfast)
Explore Borobudur’s Local Villages By Bicycle And Visit And Local Flavor At Borobudur Market Explore rural life on this enjoyable bicycle ride through Ngaran Village early in the morning. Ride through the by-lanes with your local guide to catch glimpses of villagers going about their daily lives Soak in the beautiful sights and sounds of the countryside beyond the village, against the backdrop of the emerald Menoreh Hills. Ride up to Jowahan Village and learn about rural cottage industries. Watch skillful village potters at work, visit a Javanese rice cracker factory as well as a traditional tofu factory. Make a pit stop for a local coffee tasting session. Savor the flavor of Indonesian Luwak coffee, and hear the story behind the distinctive brew. You could also try your hand at gamelan with local artists, the traditional ensemble music of the region. (Half Day; Time of Day: Morning; Duration: 2 hrs; Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness level: Easy; Please bring comfortable shoes and sun hats). Find a bit of local color on this early morning visit to a local market in Borobudur. Get to know the ‘Garden of Java’ a bit more intimately beyond its spellbinding century-old Buddhist monuments. Various cultural pursuits await you around this Indonesian temple town, including a visit to its bustling local bazaars. Reach the town’s vibrant marketplace early to catch all the action. Marvel at the masses of fresh produce that arrive at the market each day; and interact with the local Javanese for an insider’s view of the day’s best buys. Try some of the freshly cooked and delicious breakfast dishes at the food stalls. Get authentic spices and gourmet ingredients as souvenirs for friends and family back home. (Half Day; Time of Day: Early Morning; Duration: 2-3 hrs; Private Activity & Transfer; Please bring comfortable walking shoes). (Half Day; Private activity & transfer; Time of the day: Anytime; Travel time to activity: 1 hr; Duration: 4 hrs; Fitness level: Easy, Please bring walking shoes, insect repellents and sun hats)
Ubud is the cultural heart of Bali. Home to the country’s royal family, the town is rich in art and at the center of Balinese craft and traditional dance.
Treasures Of Ubud By Bicycle Prepare for a glimpse of local life where humans live in harmony with nature. Cycle through the traditional rural Balinese setting and interact with master craftsmen and artisans in their homes. Look upon stunning views of the terraced rice fields in community farms where you might get to see harvesting or planting activities depending on the season. Sip some fresh coconut water as you see firsthand the Subak system of irrigation unique to the region. Wrap up your bike tour with an organic lunch at a restaurant set amid a rice field. In the afternoon, set off to see the picturesque town with its cafes, bookshops, and boutique stores. Enjoy the natural beauty of the town as you make your way to the Agung Rai Museum of Art. Head to the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary that sprawls over 27 acres of cool and dense jungle in Padangtegal village. See the grey-haired macaque monkeys at this reserve and temple complex which functions as a crucial spiritual, educational, economic, and conservation center for the village. Move on to see Puri Saren Agung that dates back to the 19th century and served as the residence for the royal family. Built by Ida Tjokorda Putu Kande, the founder of the Ubud kingdom, this palace features the traditional style of exquisite wood carving. Stop by Ubud Art Market situated right across the palace before returning back to your hotel. (Full Day; Time of Day: Morning; Duration: 6 hrs; Private Activity; Fixed Time; Fitness Level: Easy;)
HD- Mt.Batur Sunrise Trek & The Holy Spring Of Tirta Empul Catch the sunrise over Mt Batur with an early morning trek to the peak. You will leave your hotel around 3am and reach the starting point of the trek after a 1 hour drive. The climb up to the peak takes 60-90 minutes and the final stretch is quite steep. Experience a breath-taking view of the sunrise and a panoramic view of the valley and Lake Batur below. Coffee or tea as well as a light breakfast can be had at the peak. After your climb down, energize your body and mind with a swim in the hot springs at the shore of Lake Batur before visiting the Tirta Empul Palace, a holy spring water temple at Tampak Siring Village where you can watch Balinese Hindus purifying their souls. (Full Day 3AM till noon, Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness Level: Moderate-Difficult; Please bring warm clothing for the trek at dawn as well as bathing suits. Torches will be provided).
Gili Trawangan in Lombok region is the largest and most populated of the three established Gili Islands. What makes the island a paradise today is that there are no motorized vehicles, just bicycles and the local cidomo – a small horse cart.
Transfer from Sanur Hotel to Denpasar Airport (45 mins)
Price & Inclusions
Option 1 From $ 4,390 /person
Option 2 From $ 5,790 /person
Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.
Accommodation in one double room for 14 days / 13 nights
Meals as indicated
Flights mentioned below on Economy Class unless otherwise specified:
Yogyakarta – Denpasar
All activities as listed :
Java, Yogyakarta: Prambanan Temple Tour (Half Day)
Java, Borobudur: Sunrise at Borobudur Temple
Java, Borobudur: Explore Borobudur’s Local Villages by Bicycle and visit and Local Flavor at Borobudur Market
Bali, Ubud: Treasures of Ubud by Bicycle
Bali, Ubud: Mt.Batur Sunrise Trek & The Holy Spring of Tirta Empul
All airport and hotel transfers
A high-quality air conditioned vehicle with a safety-tested chauffeur for all activities specified in the itinerary
All activities specified in the itinerary, including entrance fees wherever applicable, accompanied by our tour guide
Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting you during your trip
Welcome kit including all important documents and information regarding your itinerary
Fees and taxes
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