Java – Bali Overland

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                      Java – Bali Overland
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                      Java – Bali Overland
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                      Java – Bali Overland

The Concept

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. 

Itinerary Day By Day

DAY 1 AUSTRALIA – JAKARTA

Depart Australia on your flight to Jakarta. On arrival, you will transfer to your accommodation.

DAY 2 JAKARTA (B)

After breakfast, enjoy a half day city tour visiting Monas, the National Monument built during the Sukarno era. Also visit the Museum Pusat, Pasar Ikan and the port area. In the afternoon, visit Taman Mini, a 100 hectare park that features the 27 provinces of Indonesia.

DAY 3 JAKARTA – BANDUNG (B)

Following breakfast depart Jakarta by coach for Bandung. En route you will visit the safari park and the world famous Bogor Botanical Gardens.

DAY 4 BANDUNG (B)

After breakfast this morning travel to the giant crater of Tangkuban Perahu. Return to Bandung, then proceed to the village of Padasuka to see a Parahyangan cultural performance, including traditional Angklung music and Saman dancing.

DAY 5 BANDUNG – YOGYAKARTA (B)

Check out after breakfast and travel to Yogyakarta by train. Your accommodation will be at Indraloka Guesthouse (or similar).

DAY 6 YOGYAKARTA (B)

Following breakfast this morning you will take a half day city tour, featuring the Sultan’s Palace, the museum, batik and silverworks and a Wayang puppet performance at the Leatherworks.

DAY 7 YOGYAKARTA (B)

After breakfast you will visit a cultural school. Here, students undertake cultural activities in either dance or Gamelan. In the afternoon, visit the Borobudur Temple Complex, built in the 8th century by the Sailendra Dynasty.

DAY 8 YOGYAKARTA (B)

After breakfast this morning you will have your final visit to a cultural school. In the afternoon, visit Prambanan, the largest and most beautiful Hindu temple in Indonesia.

DAY 9 YOGYAKARTA – SANUR (B)

Check out after breakfast then transfer to the airport for your flight to Denpasar. On arrival, you will be transferred to your accommodation. In the evening, enjoy a performance of the Kecak dance.

DAY 10 KINTAMANI (B)

Today, after breakfast, enjoy a full day tour first visiting Batubulan to watch the exciting Barong dance performance. Then proceed to the silversmiths at Celuk, the woodcarvers at Mas and on to Kintamani for lunch and spectacular views of the volcano. On the return journey, visit the artists’ colony at Ubud.

DAY 11 SANUR – AUSTRALIA (B)

Following breakfast at your accommodation, today’s activities are at your teachers’ discretion, before an evening transfer to the airport for your return flight to Australia.

DAY 12 AUSTRALIA

Morning arrival in Australia, (subject to flight schedules).

Inclusions
  • Return international economy airfares, including pre-paid taxes and charges
  • Airport transfers
  • 10 nights' accommodation (hotel and guesthouse), with breakfast daily
  • Full day city tour of Jakarta by private coach, including guide
  • Private coach transfer Jakarta – Bandung, with guide and entrance to Safari Park
  • Full day tour of Bandung by private coach, including guide and entrance fees
  • Train travel Bandung-Yogyakarta, including guide
  • Touring as per itinerary, with private coach and guide