National Geographic Journeys: Discover Bali & Java (AEING)
Trip Style: Information Not available
Service Level: Upgraded
Physical Demands Rating: 1 - You'll have to walk around on your own, climb some stairs and carry your own bag. Easy does it.
Group Size: Max 16, Avg 12.
Meals Included: 14 breakfasts, 3 lunches
Accommodations: Not Availaible
Explore bustling Jakarta and Yogyakarta, Learn the art of batik making, enjoy a Balinese cooking class with a local chef, meet with a vulcanology expert at Mt Bromo, delve into the spiritual side by visiting ancient Hindu and Buddhist temples
Set loose your spiritual side on a 15-day tour to the stunning beaches and jungles of Bali and Java. Ride through Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park by jeep at sunrise. Visit the exquisite Bogor Botanical Gardens. Enjoy inner peace at ancient Hindu and Buddhist temples and stroll 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
- Offer valid through 3/31/2019
- 15 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Jakarta||Day 1 Jakarta|
Arrive at any time. Transfer to hotel included. Additional Notes: Should you wish more time to explore Jakarta on your own, we do recommend booking a pre-night. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Bogor||Day 2 Jakarta/Bogor (1B)|
Enjoy a guided city tour of Jakarta including the old city, Fathaillah Square and harbour. In the afternoon, depart for Bogor, with its stunning volcanic backdrop of imposing Mount Salak. Additional Notes: This is a fast paced tour covering a lot of ground using a variety of different modes of transportation and sometimes departure times can be delayed and roads a bit rough. We ask that you have a bit of patience and understanding that this is the nature of this type of travel. There also is a lot of walking and temperatures can be quite hot and humid, so bring a good pair of walking/hiking shoes and be sure to hydrate. Included Activities: Jakarta City Tour Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00-5.00 hours)
|Day 3||Bogor||Day 3 Bogor (1B)|
Visit the Botanical Garden in Bogor, a world famous institution for research and conservation that is home to 13,983 different kinds of trees and plants. With a local guide, tour the gardens and the Zoological museum before continuing on to a Gong factory to see how these unique instruments are made by local blacksmiths. Enjoy your afternoon at leisure. Included Activities: Bogor Botanic Gardens Gong Factory Visit
|Day 4||Bandung||Day 4 Bogor/Bandung (1B)|
Drive to Bandung and explore the city known as the "Paris of Indonesia," visiting a traditional puppet "wayang golek" maker along the way. Later, enjoy the angklung orchestra - with resonating melodies at this traditional bamboo instrument concert. Included Activities: Angklung Orchestra Performance Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00-2.50 hours)
|Day 5||Magelang||Day 5 Bandung/Magelang (1B)|
This is a long travel day, so wear comfortable clothes and have your book/e-reader ready. That said the scenery is stunning so sit back and enjoy the views. Transport: Train (6.00-7.00 hours) Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s))
|Day 6||Yogyakarta||Day 6 Magelang/Yogyakarta (1B)|
This is an early start day to best take advantage of the stunning sunrise. Included Activities: Borobudur Temple Complex Excursion Candirejo Village Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (1.00-2.00 hours)
|Day 7||Yogyakarta||Day 7 Yogyakarta (1B)|
Explore Prambanan, the largest Hindu temple complex in Java, and learn about the history of the temples. Marvel at what is considered some of the most stunning Hindu works of art in Asia. Return to Yogyakarta and enjoy the evening at leisure. Included Activities: Prambanan Hindu Temple Complex Excursion Transport: Private Vehicle
|Day 8||Yogyakarta||Day 8 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: Batik Experience
|Day 9||Malang||Day 9 Yogyakarta/Malang (1B)|
This is a long travel day, so wear comfortable clothes and have your book/e-reader ready. That said the scenery is stunning so sit back and enjoy the views. Transport: Train (7.00-8.00 hours)
|Day 10||Bromo||Day 10 Malang/Bromo (1B, 1L)|
Visit Ngadas, a village in the scenic Mt Bromo region. Experience the local culture in this G Adventures-supported community with a Village walk and local lunch. After, visit the volcanology office of Mt Bromo and meet with one of the experts who will explain how they monitor the volcano and discuss the 2010 eruption. Included Activities: Volcanology Talk at Mt Bromo Ngadas Village walk & lunch Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s))
|Day 11||Ubud||Day 11 Bromo/Ubud (1B)|
This is an early start day (approximately 2:30am) to watch the sunrise over the crater's rim. This is a popular view with both visitors and the local Buddhist Tenggerese, who can be seen giving offerings of food to receive blessings from the Supreme God Hyang Widi Wasa. Included Activities: Mount Bromo Jeep Excursion Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s)) Plane (1.00 hour(s))
|Day 12||Ubud||Day 12 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 13||Ubud||Day 13 Ubud (1B)|
Enjoy a full day at leisure to relax or consider the many optional activities. Opt to explore the stunning UNESCO-protected Jatiluwih Rice Terraces by electric cycle, visit the Monkey Forest, numerous temples, and markets. In the evening, opt to take in a traditional Kecak dance performance.
|Day 14||Sanur||Day 14 Ubud/Sanur (1B, 1L)|
Explore the spiritual side of Bali, following mountain roads through the jungle to visit Tirta Empul Temple and its bubbling springs believed to hold curative powers. Continue to Gunung Kawi, a Hindu temple complex surrounded by terraced rice fields then 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. Also enjoy lunch at the G Adventures supported-Bali Community Training Lunch Program. 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: Gunung Kawi Temple Visit Kintamani Visit Bali Community Training Lunch Program Tirta Empul Temple Visit Transport: Private Vehicle
|Day 15||Sanur||Day 15 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
Local Flights: All local flights are included in the cost of your tour unless otherwise noted. It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure.
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