Java and Bali - Volcanoes and Gamelans in a tropical Eden

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• Discover Borobudur Temple
• Wander through the temple complex of Prambanan
• Sunrise hike to the crater of Mount Bromo
• Overnight boat journey to see Komodo dragons on Rinca and Komodo islands
• Swim or snorkel at Menjangan Island Reef (scuba diving available; not included)
• Explore Ubud, the cultural center of Bali
• Experience the arts, dance and culture of Bali

Fact File

• 20 land days
• Maximum 16 travelers
• All meals included
• Start in Yogyakarta and finish in Denpasar
• Includes 2 internal flights
• Includes 1 overnight on boat during Komodo adventure
• Activity Level: 2


We begin on the famed island of Java, and start our tour in the historic capital of Yogyakarta, the cultural center of Java. On a series of day trips, we shall explore temples and sites including Borobudur - the world's largest Buddhist temple and largest ancient monument in the Southern Hemisphere. We take the train to Surabaya and head south to Mount Bromo where we will watch the magnificent sunrise on the volcano, with an optional hike to the rim.

We continue to the exotic island of Bali, where we will divide our time between the artistic and cultural center of Ubud, and the beachside towns of Permuteran and Candidasa. While in Northern Bali, explore seldom visited Bali Barat National Park (particularly good for those interested in birdlife), or join a trip to Menjangan Island, with its spectacular snorkeling and swimming. Take traditional fishing boats to a white sand beach with crystal blue water for swimming.

Fly to Labuan Bajo, Flores, our base to see Komodo dragons, the world's largest lizard. We journey to Rinca and Komodo Islands by overnight boat, allowing us a magical experience where you can swim, snorkel or simply relax in nature, overnighting in a stunning sheltered bay instead of returning to the city! We also journey to the fascinating Manggarai, who perform the enthralling caci dance. We fly back to Bali for our farewell dinner and departure.

FROM: $6495 USD


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Comfortable, well-located accommodations with private bathrooms throughout. Includes 1 overnight on boat during Komodo adventure

Comfort notes

Some rough roads and long drives.

Itinerary - detailed itinerary

Day 1: Arrival
Day 2: Ancient Hindu Temple of Prambanan
Day 3: Yogyakarta - Artistic Heart of Java
Day 4: Sunrise at Borobudur
Day 5: To Mt. Bromo
Day 6: Volcanic Landscape of Mt. Bromo
Day 7: Bromo Sunrise, to Bali
Day 8: Bali Barat National Park & Menjangan Island
Day 9: To Mt. Batur & Ubud
Day 10: Bali Bird Park
Day 11: Traditional Home & Dinner With a Local Balinese Family
Day 12: Ubud - the Arts of Bali
Day 13: Ubud, Besakih Temple, to Candidasa
Day 14: Candidasa: Tirtagganga & Pasir Putih
Day 15: Candidasa, Fly to Flores
Day 16: Dance Ceremony of the Manggarai
Day 17: Komodo Dragon Adventure, Rinca Island by Overnight Boat
Day 18: Komodo Island, Snorkeling, Return to Flores
Day 19: Fly to Bali, Farewell Dinner
Day 20: Departure
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