National Geographic Journeys: Explore Bali & Java (AEBNG)

Countries Visited: Indonesia
Trip Style: Information Not available
Service Level: Upgraded
  • All the adventure you want, with a softer landing
  • Handpicked, character-rich accommodations with upgraded amenities services
  • Upgraded and private transport, including flights to maximize time
  • More included meals, activities and transfers
    Physical Demands Rating: 2 - There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
    Group Size: Max 15, Avg 12.
    Meals Included: 11 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner
    Accommodations: Not Availaible

    Explore bustling Yogyakarta by bicycle rickshaw, enjoy a Balinese home cooking class with a local chef, meet with a vulcanology expert at Mt Bromo, take a traditional Javanese dance class and high tea at Mangkunegaran Palace, delve into the spiritual side by visiting ancient Hindu and Buddhist temples

    Set loose your spiritual side on a 12-day tour to the stunning beaches and jungles of Bali and Java. Travel by cycle-rickshaw to local markets and the Sultan's Palace in Yogyakarta. Enjoy inner peace at ancient Hindu and Buddhist temples. Take high tea at the Mangkunegaran Palace and stroll the coastline of the unforgettable beaches of Sanur. Inspired by Buddhist zen, find harmony in this incredible corner of the world.
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    Tour Operator
    G Adventures
    12 Days
    Escorted - Yes
    Day 1YogyakartaDay 1 Yogyakarta (1D)
    Arrive at any time. Transfer to the hotel and enjoy a welcome dinner. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting Transport: Private Vehicle
    Day 2YogyakartaDay 2 Yogyakarta (1B)
    Yogyakarta is very walkable, so a stroll around the fascinating bird market is always interesting. If silver is of interest to you, then a trip to Kota Gede to pick up a hand-beaten bowl or some fine filigree is definitely worthwhile. As the home of arts, this really is the place to take in a Wayang (puppet) show or a dance performance, usually based on the Ramayana story. Included Activities: Bicycle Rickshaw Tour
    Day 3YogyakartaDay 3 Yogyakarta (1B)
    Enjoy an excursion to the Buddhist Temple complex of Borobudur, alongside a local guide. In your free time, opt to visit Kraton, an 18th century palace or Taman Sari Water Castle. Included Activities: Borobudur Temple Complex Excursion
    Day 4SurakartaDay 4 Yogyakarta/Surakarta (1B)
    Solo, also known as Surakarta, was selected by Pakubuwono II as the new capital of the Mataram Kingdom following the sacking of Kartasura in 1745. Ranking alongside Yogyakarta at the heart of Javanese culture, Solo boasts Kraton Surakarta, the magnificent 18th century palace and museum of the Royal Family, as well as producing some of the finest Batik in Java. Included Activities: Prambanan Hindu Temple Complex Excursion Mangkunegaran Palace Traditional Dance and Tea Transport: Private Vehicle (2.50-3.50 hours, 65km)
    Day 5SurakartaDay 5 Surakarta (1B)
    Take an excursion to the slopes of Mount Lawu including a visit to the Candi Cetho and Candi Sukuh Temples. Opt to visit the Batik Museum. Included Activities: Mount Lawu Excursion Transport: Private Vehicle
    Day 6MalangDay 6 Surakarta/Malang (1B)
    Jump on a train and journey to the colonial city of Malang. Enjoy free time to visit local parks, markets, or temples. Transport: Local train (7.00-8.00 hours)
    Day 7MalangDay 7 Malang (1B, 1L)
    Take a scenic excursion to Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park by jeep to catch the sunrise. We then ascend to the top of Mt Bromo, part of the Tengger Caldera, the largest volcanic range in the area. Later, visit the volcanology office at Mt Bromo and meet with one of the experts who will explain how they monitor the volcano and discuss the 2010 eruption. Included Activities: Mount Bromo Jeep Excursion Volcanology Talk at Mt Bromo Transport: Private Vehicle
    Day 8UbudDay 8 Malang/Ubud (1B)
    Youll be inspired by the laid back way of life, the beauty, and the scenic splendour that is Ubud. Get to know the town on an orientation walk provided by our CEO. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00-2.50 hours) Plane (0.50 hour(s))
    Day 9UbudDay 9 Ubud (1B, 1L)
    Free time today allows us to opt to enjoy a display of traditional Kecak dance or maybe roam the Gianyar night market for some local cuisine. Other options include strolling through the rice fields, devouring delicious organic foods, or white water rafting. Included Activities: Balinese Home Cooking
    Day 10SanurDay 10 Ubud/Sanur (1B)
    Explore the spiritual side of Bali, following mountain roads through the jungle to visit Tirta Empul Temple, its bubbling springs believed to hold curative powers. Continue to Gunung Kawi, a Hindu temple complex surrounded by terraced rice fields. Eventually make your way to Kintamani, perched 1500m (4921 ft) above sea level on the edge of a crater overlooking Lake Batur, with active Mount Batur towering above. Arrive in Sanur this evening. Included Activities: Tirta Empul Temple Visit Gunung Kawi Temple Visit Kintamani Visit Transport: Private Vehicle
    Day 11SanurDay 11 Sanur (1B)
    Explore Sanur and enjoy a visit to the southern beaches of Dream Land and Padang Padang and the clifftop Uluwatu Temple. This evening, opt to join our CEO for a farewell dinner at Pecatu Hill, overlooking the lights of Kuta and the largest Vishnu Statue in the world. Included Activities: Explore Southern Bali Transport: Private Vehicle (0.50 hour(s))
    Day 12SanurDay 12 Sanur (1B)
    Depart at any time. Additional Notes: We recommend booking post-accommodation in Sanur to further explore or take advantage of the beaches. Included Activities: Departure Day

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