Great Indonesia – Java Bali Overland

  • 12 Days , 4 Cities
  • From $5,736
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Melukat ceremony is a ritual to cleanse the body – both spiritually and physically, from our present life as well as past lives – from negative elements by washing the body in holy water that flows from a beautiful freshwater spring inside the temple, Ocean, or on at Family temple of Balinese Priest.
Countries Visited Indonesia
Places Visited , Magelang, Blitar
Suggested Duration 12 days
Travel Styles Cultural Tours, Food Tours
  • DAY 1

    Welcome Jogjakarta, Indonesia

    Arrive at Jogjakarta International Airport, meeting service and transfer by dedicated car to hotel for overnight.

    What's included?

    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 2

    Jogjakarta - Excursion to Prambanan Temple, Sultan Palace, Water castle, Sonobudoyo Museum and Visit Prambanan Temple

    Breakfast at the hotel. At the appropriate time, meet and greet by tour guide for transfer with sightseeing and excursion to Prambanan Temple, Sultan Palace, Water castle, Sonobudoyo Museum, and a batik factory en-route. Proceed to visit Prambanan Temple. After all, excursions are done, proceed to the hotel for overnight.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 3

    Magelang - Explore Buddhist Temple Borobudur and Explore a small village and its surrounding plantations

    Breakfast at hotel. At the appropriate time, meet and greet by tour guide for a full day excursion to explore Buddhist temple. Today a visit to Borobudur Temple Tour visit Borobudur Temple, the massive stone stupa of Borobudur is one the greatest of all ancient architectural monuments. Built with forced labor from the surrounding countryside between about AD 750 and 850, Borobudur predates Angkor Wat in Cambodia by three centuries. Though a Buddhist creation, it incorporates Persian, Babylonian and Greek influences.
    Continue program for a tour to Desa Candirejo. Enjoy a “Dokar” - local horse carriage - ride or a bike ride to explore a small village and its surrounding plantations to witness the local way of life. Observe local home industries: sweet potato crackers making, traditional herbal medicine preparation, bamboo carving. Learn how to play the Javanese Gamelan. Attend and join if you wish a traditional krubosiswo dance which is easy to learn and very popular with local youngsters. Proceed to hotel in Magelang area for overnight.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 4

    Blitar - Explore Mangkunegaran Palace, and Local Antique Market

    Breakfast at the hotel. Morning drive to Blitar via Solo, Mangkunegaran Palace, and local antique market, then continue crossing the border between Central and East Java through tea plantations to the city of Blitar.

    Afternoon, arrive in the city of Blitar, then overnight at the hotel.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 5

    Bromo - Visit The Biggest Hindu Temple Candi Penataran in East Java

    Breakfast at hotel, morning visit the most important archaeological remains from the Majapahit period. Candi Penataran, located 10 km (6 miles) north of Blitar on the slopes of Mount Kelud. Candi Penataran is the biggest Hindu temple which occupies a special position among all temples to be found in East Java. Known to ancient literature and inscriptions as Palah, this temple appears to have undergone continuous construction for some two and a half centuries. Its importance can be witnessed further by the regular visits paid to it by King Hayam Wuruk of Majapahit, as mentioned in the Negarakertagama. Even though Penataran dates back to at least the reign of King Airlangga of Kediri at the end of the 12th century, the remains which we see today are almost entirely the work of Majapahit architects and builders.

    Afterward, drive to Bromo for overnight.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 6

    Ijen - Admire the Sunrise in Bromo

    In the morning, wake up and go to Bromo to watch Sunrise. After this back to the hotel and breakfast then continue for short rest before your next trip to Ijen for your next accommodation.

    Arrive at Ijen in the afternoon for overnight.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 7

    West Bali Explorer - Discover the Rural Villages, Coffee and Clove Plantations and one of Java’s Rainforests

    After an early wake-up call and breakfast, a four-wheel-drive vehicle carries you through the rural villages, coffee, and clove plantations and then into one of Java’s last rainforests. Humidity, wildlife, giant ferns, and big trees cover the slope of the mountain. From the Park Ranger’s post starts the 90-minute hike to Ijen Crater. The stunning view is unveiled at 2383 meters altitude. The lake's eerie color and smoke wafting from bright yellow sulfur deposits create the landscape both desolate, barren, and vibrantly alive. Watching miners descending into the crater and re-emerge carrying up to 160 pounds of ore on bamboo baskets along the treacherous path. Afterward, walk back down the mountain. Return to the hotel for a short rest. Then we will go to Ketapang for a ferry excursion, arrived at Gilimanuk, and then go to Menjangan for the next accommodation.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
    • Cruise/Boat Cruise/Boat
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  • DAY 8

    Transfer to Ubud

    Morning at leisure

    Recommended morning tour: Fill in snorkeling

    Breakfast at hotel. At the appropriate time, meet and greet by tour guide for direct transfer to Ubud for overnight.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 9

    Ubud - Enjoy the Balinese Ritual Purification Ceremonies and Balinese Healer

    Enjoy your breakfast and then meet with our representative for your transfer to the famous Balinese Medicine Man, Cokorda Rai. Using a combination of pressure point techniques [similar to Reiki], he assesses your body and clearly tells you what he sees is wrong. He offers you ways to overcome your pains/issues and clears any pain, discomforts, and stress you have in your body. Afterward, we will drive to Keliki and visit Akasha restaurant for a healthy lunch. The restaurant is surrounded by idyllic rice fields and jungle, overlooking the largest natural pool on the island. With their nutritious and organic food, they provide dishes that satisfy and energize in equal measure. Next, proceed to Tirta Empul for Melukat the Spiritual cleansing ceremony. Melukat ceremony is a ritual to cleanse the body – both spiritually and physically, from our present life as well as past lives – from negative elements by washing the body in holy water that flows from a beautiful freshwater spring inside the temple, Ocean, or on at Family temple of Balinese Priest. After the whole day, we will back to the hotel for your accommodation.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 10

    Ubud - Bali herbal Walks and Balinese Healthy Living Lesson

    Enjoy your breakfast and then meet with our representative for your transfer to Puri Lukisan Museum to meet with our local guide for the Bali herbal Walks. The herb walk takes about 2.5 hours, we will be walking along a rice field with a beautiful scenic Ubud area to learn about natural plants and herbs, which are commonly used in Balinese Traditional medicine from generation to generation. In addition to discovering herbs that grow along the edges of the Sawah, you learn of the methods the farmers use to cultivate rice. Although it doesn’t seem obvious how ownership of the sawah is established, narrow irrigation channels and different ground levels delineate who owns what patch of land. At the end of the tour, our guests will get a young coconut juice for refreshment. After herbal walks, we will continue the program to Nadis Herbal for a short lesson on making herbal medicine (Jamu) made from natural materials. Jamu workshop is a class dedicated to guests who want to learn how to make traditional herbal (Jamu) in Bali, this class is started by introducing the materials used, including the composition and function of those materials. After that, the participants will be taught how to make “jamu” step by step. At the end of the class, participants will taste and use the “Jamu” made by them. After the workshop, we will continue the program with healthy lunch at Moksa Ubud Plant. Moksa Ubud Plant is a restaurant that creates and presents healthy food in the most extraordinary and inspiring of manners, in a space that inspires beauty and creativity, with an attention to detail that encourages a second and third look an appreciation to the depth of character of everyone and everything involved. They are dedicated to bringing awareness to the Whole Picture: a permaculture garden that brings food and culture from the farm, the village, the society to the table, and then back out again to the community at large. After enjoying the healthy lunch, we will drive to Laplapan village for a healthy cooking class. Embark on a culinary adventure unlocking the secrets of authentic Balinese cooking, utilizing traditional ingredients and preparation methods, in a fully equipped community village kitchen. At the end of the class, participants will eat their dishes as their dinner meals. Afterward, drive back to your hotel in Ubud.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 11

    Ubud - Yoga Session at five elements, Cycling Trip Mambal village, and Body Massage at Visesa Ubud

    Breakfast and drive to Mambal village for a 1-hour yoga session at five elements. The practice of yoga makes the body strong and flexible; it also improves the functioning of the respiratory, circulatory, digestive, and hormonal systems. Yoga brings about emotional stability and clarity of mind. In the practice of Yoga, the ultimate aim is one of self-development and self-realization. In our yoga classes, you are exposed to a whole new philosophy of life. Modern medicine now recognizes that over 90% of all health disorders are psychosomatic in nature – they have their origin in the mind.

    Afterward, meet with our representative for your transfer to Mambal Village for a 2-hour cycling program. 2-hour cycling trip to the south of the busy center of Ubud through the village of Mambal where you drive past its rustic, lush surroundings, guided by one of our experienced local guides who happily share his/her knowledge about this beautiful area. Following your cycling trip, a healthy lunch is served in a nearby restaurant. After the cycling program, we will continue the program with 90 minutes of Body massage at Visesa Ubud, please choose 1 treatment for the below detail:

    Ratu Ayu Raga Ritual:
    Our special massage uses an oil elixir rich in anti-aging ingredients for your skin. Tapak Dara (Geranium) and Kesumba (Safflower) wonderfully restore youthful-looking skin, lifting and firming. Feel the muscle tension release, and feel a healthy smooth skin to touch.

    Bali Rejang Massage:
    This Balinese healing massage has been passed down through many generations and is based on the fluid finger movements of the Rejang Dance. It uses acupressure techniques to relieve tension and restore balance.

    Rice Farmer Massage:
    Inspired by the relaxation massage given to Balinese rice farmers after spending long days working in the fields, this treatment utilizes lower arm and elbow pressure to relieve sore muscles. It is the perfect therapy to address aches, pains, and tension.

    Ritual Tapak Bandawara:
    This ancient healing art from the neighboring island of Java focuses on the pressure points of the feet that correspond with different organs and muscles of the body. Together with a hand massage, this treatment improves circulation and overall wellness.

    After the whole day, we will back to the hotel for your accommodation.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 12

    Bali - Departure

    In the final day of the program, meet at appropriate time meet with our guide for private transfer to Denpasar Airport for home flight.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Transfer Transfer
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Starting from $5,736 per person

Price per person minimum 2 guests.
The rate is based on 5-star accommodation
Price excluding international flights
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What’s Included?

  • 11-Night Accommodation At the 5-Star Hotel on a bed and breakfast basis
  • Tours and transfer as mentioned in the itinerary with air-conditioned vehicle
  • English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees and donations
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Hand Sanitizer and face mask (new normal treatment)

Sightseeing Highlights Included

  • Sightseeing and excursion to Prambanan Temple, Sultan Palace, Water castle, Sonobudoyo Museum
  • Visit Borobudur Temple
  • Tour to Desa Candirejo
  • Visit Blitar via Solo, Mangkunegaran Palace, and local antique market
  • Visit the most important archaeological remains from the Majapahit period, Candi Penataran
  • Head to Bromo to watch Sunrise
  • From the Park Ranger’s post starts the 90-minute hike to Ijen Crater
  • Visit famous Balinese Medicine Man, Cokorda Rai
  • Witness Tirta Empul for Melukat the Spiritual cleansing ceremony
  • Visit Puri Lukisan Museum and experience the Bali herbal Walks (2.5 hours)
  • Participate in a healthy cooking class at Laplapan village
  • 1-hour yoga session at five elements at Mambal village
  • 2-hour cycling trip to the south of the busy center of Ubud through the village of Mambal
  • Relax with 90 minutes Body massage at Visesa Ubud