Once the seat of the Javanese Empire, the stunning and densely populated Java Island is a fascinating destination combining thriving modern cities with ancient culture and ruins. The Island of Bali, just off the coast of Java, is a contrast in people and landscape. This 11-day overland trek offers a wonderful comparison between these two rich and diverse lands. The tour begins in Jakata. Students then travel south visiting iconic sites until a short plane trip lands them in Bali for the final leg of the tour. Highlights include the world-famous Bogor Botanical Gardens, a Parahyangan cultural performance, the Sultan’s Palace in Yogyakarta and the Borobudur Temple Complex, built in the 8th century. There are also many opportunities for students to undertake cultural activities, meet locals and practice their language skill.
Secondary school Indonesian language students will improve language skills and increase their understanding of and respect for other cultures. This tour will also improve team bonding.