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  • Cycling
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Day 1: Arrival Jakarta

Arriving in Jakarta you will be transferred from Soekarno- Hatta International Airport to your hotel in Jakarta. Jakarta is the capital and largest city of Indonesia. Situated on the northwest coast of the world's most populous island of Java, it is the center of economy, culture and politics of Indonesia. 


Day 2: Jakarta – Yogyakarta (by flight) visit Prambanan

You will be picked up from your hotel in Jakarta and will be transferred to the Soekarno Hatta International Airport for departure. Take your domestic flight from Jakarta to  Yogyakarta. Upon arrival at Yogyakarta airport, the driver will take you to visit the Prambanan temple before check in to your hotel in Yogyakarta. Prambanan Temple is also called Rara Jonggrang Temple. This is the biggest Hindu temple in Indonesia and one of the most beautiful temples in Southeast Asia. The height of the main temple is 47 meters, surrounded by smaller temples. In Southeast Asia, there are two biggest Hindu’s temples:  Angkor Wat temple in Cambodia and Prambanan temple in Indonesia. Built in the ninth century by Rakai Pikatan and was dedicated to Hindis Gods, Brahma, Visnu, and Shiva. 


Day 3: Yogyakarta, City Tour & Visit Borobudur Temple  

In the morning, you will be picked up and taken on a tour around the city. You will visit the Sultan Palace, the  Water castle, and Borobudur temple.  

Known as Kraton Kasultanan Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat this palace is the center of Javanese culture and has been turned into a museum. It is open daily for tourists who want to see the palace as well as the Javanese culture that is preserved within its walls. There are also daily traditional dance, music, puppet and poetry performances that can be viewed and enjoyed. 
Taman Sari also knew as Taman Sari Water Castle is a beautiful water park and former royal garden of Yogyakarta sultanate. Built-in the middle of 18th century and situated in the center of Yogyakarta City moments away from the Sultan Palace. Taman Sari consists of four distinct areas; a large artificial lake with islands and pavilions located in the west, a bathing complex in the center, a complex of pavilions and pools in the south, and a smaller lake in the east.  However, only the central bathing complex is well preserved today. It is now open to the public to enjoy and explore. 

Dating back to the 9th century, Borobudur is the largest Buddhist temple on earth and is located in central Java. Restored in 1970 with the help of UNESCO, the temple consists of six square platforms topped by three circular platforms. It is decorated with no less than 2,672 relief panels and has 504 Buddha statues of varying types. The main dome sits in the center of the top platform and is surrounded by 72 stupas each containing a Buddha statue. Only when visiting in person will you get a true appreciation of its immensity and stunning design, a highly recommended stop for anyone going through Java. 

Day 4: Yogyakarta – Malang

Today you will be pick up by a driver from your hotel in Yogyakarta to transfer you to Tugu Train Station. Enjoy the train ride crossing province from Central Java to East  Java. Upon arriving in Malang train station the driver will take you and transferred to your hotel in Malang.

Day 5: Malang - Bromo

Today you will go from Malang to Bromo via Pasuruan &  Probolinggo. On the way, you may have some stops at various places, such as Malang Art Deco, Malang City Square, Toko Oen Malang, Kajoe Tangan Church, Bird &  Flower market, Tugu Square, Tugu Historical Hotel,  Singosari Temple, Wonosari Tea Plantation. 


Day 6: Bromo Sunrise, Bromo - Ijen

Wake up early in the morning for the tour. You will be leaving the hotel using Jeep to go to the point of view, and waiting for the beautiful golden sunrise to appear. After sunrise, you will then drive to the sea of sand (Pasir Berbisik) to reach the parking area of Mt. Bromo. From the parking area, you can walk up to the summit of Mt. Bromo, where you will feel like walking on the surface of the Moon. After visiting Mt.  Bromo, you will be back to the hotel for a refreshing shower and breakfast.  

Please note that Bromo is an active Volcano and we cannot guarantee that it will be possible to visit the crater. The status can change daily and you will receive the most recent information at the time when you will receive the Entrance Ticket to Bromo. Please note, that even though the crater might be closed, it will be possible to visit the viewpoint. Exception: During major  Eruptions. Continue your journey afterward to Ijen. A private car with driver is available for this trip. 

Bromo, Ijen

Day 7: Ijen Crater Tour, Ijen - Ubud  

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, ending at the Park Ranger’s station to begin the hike to Ijen Crater, along a shady track with spectacular views. The stunning view is unveiled at the peak of 2380 meters above sea level. The lakes eerie color and smoke wafting from bright yellow sulfur deposits create a landscape that looks desolate and barren yet vibrantly alive. As the scene unfurls before you, miners do their daily descend into the crater, re-emerging with up to 80 kilos of ore carried in bamboo baskets along the treacherous path.

Once you’re finished you will walk down the mountain and be brought back to your hotel. Continue your journey to Ubud. On the way, you will board a ferry that will take you across the sea and into the island of Bali within 30 - 45 minutes, and then continue to drive by land. Leave the northwest coast to the central Bali passing rice terraces with the background of Mount  Batukaru, and local houses in between the lush trees. Another area of rice terraces will welcome you as you're approaching Ubud.

Some visits can be done on the way to the destination. Your route may be discussed with the driver during the day of travel and please note, that entrance fees are excluded unless mentioned otherwise below.  The duration of your private charter car is 10 hours commencing from your pickup time.


Day 8: Ubud, Full Day Tour (Campuhan, Gunung Kawi, Tirta Empul, Goa Rang Reng) 

The car is available for 10 hours starting from the time of pick up until the time of drop off. Today you will visit some  interesting place around Ubud such as below: 

The popular walk along the narrow spine between the eastern and western branches of Ubud’s Wos Rivers, known as Campuhan Ridge. The walk is not strenuous, but there are a few uphill sections, and some stairs in places. You don’t need hiking boots and plenty of folk get by in flip-flops, however, we’d recommend something a little more substantial. Take a hat as there’s little shade, and the sun can be scorching in the middle of the day.

 Bali's own Valley of the Kings is Gunung Kawi Temple in Tampaksiring. This collection of ten  candi is beautifully situated on the edges of river valley surrounded by rice fields and jungles  and has been one of the most sought after day trips for years. Created to evoke the appearance of temple fronts and designed to provide residence for the souls of ancient kings,  the candi is immersed into the valley walls on both sides of the Pekerisan River. The temple has a deeply rooted history and each of the 10 Candi construction that can be dated back to  the 11th century. It is believed that each temple served as a memorial to a deified royalty principally because they are shaped like the burial towers, or Candi’s, found throughout Central  Java. 

Tirta Empul is an important temple complex and holy mountain spring, located in the village of  Manukaya in central Bali. This site serves as a legendary setting of a traditional tale about  good versus evil. It is also a national cultural heritage site. The springs feeds various  purification baths, pools and fishponds surrounding the outer perimeter, which all flow to the  Tukad Pekerisan River. Various sites throughout the region and many archaeological relics  relate to local myths and legend.

Day 9: Ubud, North Ubud Cycling, Dinner with Locals  

After a morning pickup, you will be driven straight to your starting point in Tampaksiring. Once there you will be able to test out your bike, make any needed adjustments and quickly go through some safety instructions before starting the tour. Along the route, you will enjoy an abundance of rice field views, a scared village temple, traditional Balinese compounds, the 11th-century temple that is used for specific ceremonies and deep meditation. You will be accompanied by two guides the entire time who will not only make sure everything goes smoothly but also will give explanations of the places visited. The tour will end at one of their homes where you will get to enjoy a traditional homemade lunch before being transferred back to the hotel. 

One can learn a lot about the culture when visiting a Balinese family compound.  This Balinese dinner can be combined with a visit to a small shrine carved in the rocks dating back to the  11th century. Before dinner, you will get a guided tour through the family compound by your host. You will learn that there are more than one family living within the compound.  When a son of the family marries, his wife usually moves into this compound, so a compound is a place for extended families, each with their own sleeping quarters, but otherwise sharing the facilities. The compound is surrounded by a wall. Different buildings within the compound are laid out according to Balinese architecture where directions are defined by the location of the Gunung Agung, Holy Mountain. The family shrine is the most sacred area of the compound, and the host will explain what kind of offerings are placed at which shrine. You will be served dinner while sitting on the floor, and you can choose to eat with your hands just like the Balinese.  Family members drop in to enjoy the food but will find their place to eat anywhere in the compound. So do not expect to be seated on a table with the family around, as this is not the Balinese style. Selamat Makan.


Day 10: Ubud – Seminyak, via Temple Tour  

Pick up at your hotel in the morning for a transfer to the first of three temples of today's tour. Visit the unique Taman Ayun Temple, surrounded by moats and garden complexes. This temple has many shrines, pavilions and ponds. Secondly, proceed to the Tanah Lot temple. This is another unique temple situated on a rock just off the west coast of Bali. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. The third destination is the Uluwatu sea temple, built on a high cliff overlooking the Indian Ocean at Bali's southern tip.  
Then after finish a beautiful trip today you will be transferred to your accommodation in Seminyak. 


Day 11: Seminyak, Free at Leisure

Today you will have free time for leisure.


Day 12: Seminyak – Airport, Departure Bali 

You will be picked up from your hotel in Seminyak and will be transferred to Ngurah Rai International Airport for departure. Here our service ends and we wish you a safe journey. 


JakartaYogyakartaPrambananBorobudurMalangBromoIjenUbudTirta EmpulSeminyakBali

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