Java and Bali : From Jogyakarta to Mount Batur

From East Java to Bali, this program will allow you not only to discover the most famous places but also the more secluded ones. It's the perfect combination between cultural discovery, trekking and hiking, with a bit of pristine beaches and underwater scenery.

Itinerary

  • Day 1 Bali or Yogyakarta Airport – Sanur

    Arrival in Bali airport or Yogyakarta airport. Welcome meeting by a member of Altaï team and transfer to hotel by private transportation. Meals not included

    Hotel Puri Kelapa – Sanur

  • Day 2 Denpasar - Borobodur – Yogyakarta

    Denpasar - Borobodur – Yogyakarta Morning flight with destination to Yogyakarta, then visit to the colorful central market of Beringharjo. You will then visit Keraton: the Sultan palace and its inseparable Taman Sari water palace. Enjoy your lunch before heading north west to discover the majestic Borobudur, one of the most famous Buddhist temple in South-East Asia. The magnificent structure dates back to the 8th century. It is now registered as one of UNESCO's world heritage. Return to Yogyakarta in the late afternoon. Check-in at your hotel.

    Hotel Puri Artha – Jogyakarta

  • Day 3 Prambanan - Gunung Purba – Yogyakarta

    Prambanan - Gunung Purba – Yogyakarta Visit to Prambanan temple in the morning. The temple is known as the biggest Hindu temple in Indonesia. After the visit, you will drive to Gunung Purba area. Enjoy a nice trekking in the rice paddies less travelled by the tourists, then climb up to the peak of Gunung Purba, an ancient inactive volcano with giant rocks and forests surrounding its area. When you reach the top you will discover a beautiful panorama of rice terraces and plantations. Drive back to Yogyakarta later in the afternoon and night in the same hotel.

    Hotel Puri Artha – Jogyakarta

  • Day 4 Yogyakarta – Sukuh/Ceto - Solo

    Yogyakarta – Sukuh/Ceto - Solo In the morning, drive to the east to the area of Mount Lawu. Along the serpentine road on your way to the hillside, you will see many plantations, mainly dominated by tea. Visit the two Hindu temples perched on the mountain: Sukuh and Cetho. This two temples are known by the locals as the "erotic temples", its architectural design shows a remarkable difference with the other Javanese Hindu temples. Upon your way back, you will enjoy a short walk around the tea plantations of Karang Anyar. Drive back to Solo to spend the night.

    Hotel Rumah Turi - Solo

  • Day 5 Solo - Mojokerto - Caldeira Tengger

    Solo - Mojokerto - Caldeira Tengger Morning train to Mojokerto (4 hours). Upon your arrival, your driver is waiting for you and will lead you to Cemorolawang, a village located on Tengger caldera, in front of Bromo volcano. According to your arrival time, you can walk down to discover the Tengger caldeira. Dine and night close to the caldeira.

    Hotel Cafe Lava - Cemorolawang

  • Day 6 Cemorolawang - Mt Penanjakan - Ketapang

    Cemorolawang - Mt Penanjakan - Ketapang Before the sun rises, you will leave on jeep to reach Penanjakan viewpoint. As the sun rises, you will witness a mind blowing scenery of Mount Batok, Bromo and the towering Semeru on the back. If you did't have enough time the day before, you will then go down in the caldeira to observe Bromo volcano from up close. As you reach the crater rim after a short hike, you will feel the rumbling sound of the volcano beneath your feet and watch the smoke coming out from the crater. After a good shower and breakfast in your hotel, you drive to Banyuwangi, a town on the eastern part of Java. Dinner and night in Ketapang village (5 to 6 hours drive)

    Hotel Ketapang Indah - Ketapang

  • Day 7 Kaliklatak rubber and coffee plantations

    Kaliklatak rubber and coffee plantations Today you will discover the plantations of Kaliklatak with a local guide. Depending on the season, you will watch local people harvesting rubber, coffee, or cloves as well as learning how they process it. Then you will have some coffee tasting with a view to Bali before starting to walk your way down to the entrance gate. You will have your lunch at a beautiful colonial house in the plantation, then drive back to the hotel in the afternoon to enjoy some free time by the pool of the hotel.

    Hotel Ketapang Indah - Ketapang

  • Day 8 Kawah Ijen - Pemuteran

    Kawah Ijen - Pemuteran At around 4AM you will leave and drive to Paltuding area (1.5 hour drive). You reach the parking when the sun rises and you will start trekking to the top of Kawah Ijen volcano (2 hours trekking). On your way up you will certainly meet some porters who are already hiking down with their first basket of sulfur of the day. At the top of the volcano you will enjoy the view on the acid lake. You return to the hotel at around noon so you can have lunch, and then you will cross by ferry to Bali. Drive to Pemuteran where you have dinner and sleep in hotel. You say goodbye to your Javanese driver.

    Hotel Kubuku Ecolodge - Pemuteran

  • Day 9 Menjangan Island - Pemuteran

    Menjangan Island - Pemuteran You continue with a Balinese driver. Today is dedicated for the underwater discovery and snorkelling on Menjangan Island, the marine part of Bali Barat National Park. Take a drive to Labuan Lalang jetty in the morning where you will cross on small boats. Upon your arrival on the island, you will discover the beautiful coral reefs and its tropical fishes in two snorkelling sessions. Lunch box provided. After that, enjoy a short walk to see the deers living in the island. Return to Pemuteran in the afternoon. Free time to relax. Night at the same hotel.

    Hotel Kubuku Ecolodge - Pemuteran

  • Day 10 Pemuteran - Munduk

    Pemuteran - Munduk In the morning to drive to Munduk area (2 hours drive) to make a trekking from villages to waterfalls. Lunch in Munduk and free time in the afternoon. You can also take a balinese cooking lesson (optional). Night in Munduk

    Hotel Puri Lumbung - Munduk

  • Day 11 Munduk - Jatiluwih - Ubud

    Munduk - Jatiluwih - Ubud In the morning, short drive to the Beratan Lake where you will visit the Ulun Danu Temple. You will then head to Jatiluwih rice terraces and trek from here to Besi Kalung temple. After this trekking, you will get back in the vehicles and drive to Ubud, the cultural capital of Bali. Dinner and night in Ubud

    Hotel Pertiwi Bisma 2

  • Day 12 Ubud – Gunung Kawi - Kintamani – Batur caldeira trekking

    Ubud – Gunung Kawi - Kintamani – Batur caldeira trekking From Ubud, you drive north east to Tampaksiring area. There you will discover Gunung Kawi mausoleum and Tirta Empul temple. You will reach Kintamani for lunch where you can enjoy the scenery on Batur volcano and its lake. In the afternoon trekking from Kintamani to the ancient lava fields (2 hours). You will sleep in a homestay by the lake.

    Hotel Caldera – Kintamani

  • Day 13 Mount Batur trekking - Sanur

    Mount Batur trekking - Sanur You start your trekking at around 4 am so you can reach the summit of Mount Batur for the sunrise. The trekking is a little bit steep but not too long. At the top ou can enjoy a coffee or tea waiting for the first lights of the day. If it's not too clouded the scenery is breathtaking, with the view on the lake and Mount Agung. After the descent, you will enjoy a bath in the hot springs. You will then drive to Sanur, by the beach where you can relax and shopping. Night in hotel in Sanur.

    Hotel Puri Kelapa – Sanur

  • Day 14 Sanur - Airport

    Sanur - Airport Depending on your plane schedule, free time, and then transfer to the airport and flight back to Europa.

Period & budget

When to travel?

The best period for travelling is during the following months:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Price

The price starts from 1250 euros per person, minimum 2 persons.

The budget is an indication of the price per person, subject to availability. Your local agent will send you a customized quote with the exact price. The price can vary according to availability, level of services, period of travel, number of participants, booking time frame and other items.

Included

- English speaking driver
- Domestic flghts between Bali and Yogyakarta
- Private transport
- accomodation + breakfast in 3 star category hotels, except in Bromo and Batur (2 stars)
- Meals : breakfast and Lunch
- Ferry crossing from Java to Bali
- First class train from Yogyakarta to Mojokerto
- Local guides for trekking if needed
- Transport by jeep in Bromo and Ijen area
- Entrance fees
- Mineral water

Not included

- Drinks
- Diners
- Tipping
- International flights
- Personal gratuities

Practical info

Staff

- Local Indonesian english speaking driver

Food

Dinners, lunches and breakfasts are served in local restaurants, hotels, homestays or picnics. Be careful not to drink water from a source you are not sure about. When walking, water must be systematically treated, and in the city, capped water only.

Your driver will provide you with mineral water every day to fill your gourd/bottle morning and evening.

Accommodation

- In hotels in double/twin rooms (standard equivalent to 2 or 3* European). Private sanitary facilities.

- In Guest house (equivalent to local hostels run by residents), simpler comfort.

Transportation

You only carry your things for the day, your heavy luggage stays on the bus during the day and your activities.

Budget & exchange

The currency in Indonesia is the Indonisian Rupiah, Rp (IDR)
Visit http://www.xe.com for the latest currency converter and exchange rates. You can withdraw Indonesian Rupiahs from in-country ATMs or exchange money at the airport/local currency exchange offices. ATMs and exchange desks are only found on bigger islands like Bali (Denpasar, Ubud, Sanur). The cost of an average meal in Java is around 3€ to 8€; in Bali it is 4€ to 11€.

When purchasing souvenirs, we ask that our travellers resist the tempatation to buy traditional items which are part of local families/the countries heritage. We also ask our travellers to respect the Species Protection Agreements (CITES) which aims to protect more than 2,500 species of animals and 30,000 species of threatened plants by prohibiting the trade of hides, ivory, scales, corals, shells, and the import of live exotic animals.

Tips

Tipping is not an obligation and must be left to everyone's discretion. However, in Indonesia it is common practice to leave one when you are satisfied with the service provided. Its amount depends on the assessment of the latter and must take into account the local economy. Tips that are too high, given the general standard of living of the country visited, destabilize local economic balances.

An amount of 3 to 6 euros per person/day is the average.

As a reminder, tips are a supplement and do not replace their remuneration. Indeed, anyone who intervenes on our trips is paid elsewhere.

Vital equipment

We recommend packing:
For your head:
  • A cap or sunhat
  • A good pair of sunglasses (level 3 or 4, glacier)
For your core:
  • 1 or 2 sets of thermals: long-sleeved thermal tops and full-length long johns
  • Long sleeved and short sleeved t-shirts, appropriate for hiking in
  • 1 fleece or equivilent
  • A breathable wind proof, waterproof jacket (Gore-Tex...)
  • A rain cape or protective waterproof bag for your daybag
For your legs:
  • 1 or 2 pairs of long shorts
  • 1 pair of walking trousers
For your feet and hands:
  • Your hiking boots (high-cut, thick soles...)
  • A pair of trainers
  • A pair of sandels for wearing in the sea
  • Thick walking socks
To keep you hydrated:
  • A good water bottle (min. 1.5 l)
For snorkelling:
  • A swimsuit
  • A long-sleeved rash vest to protect you
  • A short or pants to protect you
And do not forget:
  • A good sun-cream (SPF 50+, water resistant, biodegradable...)
  • Insect repellant
  • Towel(s)
  • A wash bag - your personal toiletries... biodegradable soap, shampoo and toothpaste, a toothbrush.

Helpful equipment

For your comfort:
- multi-purpose pocket knife.
- toiletries kit: biodegradable soap and shampoo, toothbrush, biodegradable toothpaste, razor, "no rinse" hand washing gel,...
- micro-fibre towel: intended for travel, it dries very quickly.
- bath towel or sarong
- waterproof "Zip Lock" pockets: to protect your important documents: passport, money or electronic devices: cameras, phones so they are not wet.
- plastic bags / or garbage bags: for waterproofing your belongings or to put your dirty belongings in.
- camera and/or camcorder and spare batteries and/or batteries. (Don't forget the battery charger).
- earplugs.

Luggage

All your luggage must be divided into 2 bags:

-->A flexible travel bag with side zipper giving easier access to its contents such as a marine bag of about 80 L and a maximum of 15 Kg. Luggage is transported by vehicle/boat

-->A 30-litre backpack to carry your belongings for the day.

Passport

To go to Indonesia travelers need a passport which is valid for at least six months after the date of entry. It is your responsibility to confirm your specific passport requirements and proof of onwards travel is required.

Visa

Travelers staying in Indonesia for less than 30 days do not need to obtain a visa. It is your responsibility to confirm your specific visa requirements.

Mandatory vaccines

No mandatory vaccinations are required to visit Indonesia. Recommended vaccinations are: Polio, Tetanus, Diptheria, Typhoid and Hepatitis A.

Health information & recommendations

It is your responsibility to check that your personal insurance covers everything in this trip. A consultation with your doctor is a prerequisite for any trip. Malaria prophylaxis is advised if your trip goes to Flores, Komodo, Sumatra, Sulawesi, the Sundra Islands or Kalimatan. Anti-malaria treatments are not necessary in Bali, Java or Lombok. Avoid contact with mosquitoes as much as possible: apply repellents, wear long trousers/sleeves and sleep with a mosquito net. The World Health Organisation can provide further details of the latest health news and medical advice.

Weather

Indonesia is positioned on both sides of the equator making it subject to a similar climate year round. As a rule the South is generally drier and less hot. The average temperature ranges between 24°C and 35°C (75°F and 95°F). We cannot guarantee no rain but we can suggest that the best season to visit Indonesia is the dry season, from mid-April to October/November.

Electricity

Indonesia uses European-style plugs with two round pins. Voltage is normally 220 V 50 Hz except in a few places where it is 110 V.

Sustainable tourism

As adventure and wilderness travel experts who run trips to some of the most remote parts of the world, we take responsible tourism very seriously.

We respect the ‘Leave No Trace’ outdoor ethical code and try to explore this beautiful location whilst causing minimal environmental damage.

The Leave No Trace policy can be summarized in 7 simple steps which we hope you will follow during our trip...
  1. Be prepared
  2. Stick to trails and camp overnight right
  3. Stash your trash and pick up waste
  4. Leave it as you find it
  5. Be careful with fire
  6. Respect wildlife
  7. Be considerate of other visitors

Over the years we have built up good relations with our local suppliers and we are keen to support local businesses as much as possible. We are a small company and we pay our local partners and suppliers directly insuring fair rates.

Our small group sizes not only provide a more intimate adventure but also cause less impact on the environment and local communities.

We expect all who travel with us to support and uphold our Sustainable Tourism philosophies.
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Region
Bali Java
Activity
Best of
Duration
14 days
Code
ALINJABAIND
Price
From €1,335
Level
2/5
Comfort
3/5

Strengths

- Borobudur and Prambanan temples
- Volcanoes : Bromo, Ijen, Batur
- Plantations of east Java
- Snorkeling :Menjangan island
- Ricefield of Jatiluwih in Bali
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