JAVA AND SULAWESI
WEST, CENTRAL, EAST JAVA & SULAWESI
ROMANTIC INDONESIAN TOURS
This tour is available for individual / group departures throughout the year
16 DAYS – 15 NIGHTS
DAY 01 : JAKARTA – ARRIVAL ( D )
On arrival in Jakarta as the capital of Indonesia,meeting service by our tour guide and directly to hotel for overnight stay.
DAY 02: JAKARTA – BOGOR – BANDUNG WEST JAVA (B.L.D)
After having breakfast, depart for visiting Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (The Indonesia in Miniature Park), then proceed to Bogor, visiting the Zoological Museum and visit the world famous botanical garden. After that, we continue the trip to Bandung via Puncak highland through the tea plantation with magnificent view. Lunch served at local restaurant. Overnight in Bandung.
DAY 03: BANDUNG WEST JAVA (B.L.D)
After Breakfast at hotel Visiting Tangkuban Perahu Volcano Crater, Crater Hot Springs. Lunch will be served at local restaurant. The afternoon will be a free time, and then return to Bandung for staying overnight.
DAY 04: BANDUNG – BATURADEN ( B.L.D)
After breakfast at hotel. Proceed the trip to Baturaden Hill Resort of Central Java. The trip will stop at Kampung Naga, a typical Sundanese Village and Tasikmalaya Handicrafts. Lunch & dinner will be served at local restaurant. Overnigt in Baturaden
DAY 05: BATURADEN – DIENG – BOROBUDUR – YOGYAKARTA CENTRAL JAVA
Breakfast at the hotel and depart to Wonosobo then drive up to Dieng Plateau to see the ancient Hindu Temple, Sulphur Springs and Multi-color Lake. Down to Wonosobo for lunch then proceed to Yogyakarta, make a stop at the famous Borobudur Temple.
DAY 06: YOGYAKARTA TOURCENTRAL JAVA ( B.L.D)
After breakfast at the hotel, visiting Sultan’s Royal Palace (Kraton), Tamansari Water Castle, batik home industry and Kotagede silverworks. Lunch at local restaurant and continue visiting the 9 th century Prambanan Temple and also the nearby smaller Sambisari. Return to Yogyakarta to stay overnight. Watching Ramayana Ballet. ( Optional ) program
DAY 07: YOGYAKARTA – MOUNTAIN BROMO EAST JAVA ( B.L.D)
Breakfast at the hotel, driving eastward to Mount Bromo (2,382 m) of East Java. Arriving at Mt. Bromo in the evening then staying overnight. Lunch will be served at local restaurant.
DAY 08: BROMO TOUR – MAKASSAR SULAWESI (B.L.D )
Early in the morning At 03.00 AM, we will drive a jeep to see beautiful sunrise from Pananjakan Hill, enjoy the magnificent panoramic of Gunung Bromo, Gunung Batok and Gunung Semeru from the top of the hill, proceeding to see Bromo Crater by riding horse, then returning to the hotel for breakfast, proceeding to Surabaya Airport for flight to Makassar South Sulawesi. Arrive in Sulawesi meeting service by our tour guide and transfer to Hotel for overnight stay
DAY 09 : MAKASSAR – TANAH TORAJA (B.L.D)
After having breakfast depart to Toraja Land, one of the most mysterious provinces in Indonesia. The drive will take you through forests of ebony, teak and mahogany, lush and dense with orchids in all colors of the rainbow growing in abundance. En route stop for lunch in Pare Pare. Arrive late in the afternoon at Toraja Land where a 4-star resort will be home for the next 3-nights. B L D
DAY 10 : TANAH TORAJA TOUR (B.L.D)
After breakfast embark on an all-day excursion of Toraja Land. The Toraja are a mystic people who believe that they are descended from heaven and came to earth in ships, thus their houses resemble up-turned ships. One of the mysterious aspects of Toraja culture is their worship of the dead. The Hanging Graves, tombs carved into cliffs in the forest, guarded by wooden effigies are a fascinating and eerie sight. After exploring the cliff graves you continue to a traditional Toraja village with rows of “boat houses”. Here you can observe local artisans at work. Late afternoon return to the hotel with time to relax until dinner either at the hotel or at a local restaurant. B L D
DAY 11 : TORAJA TOUR (B.L.D)
This morning an excursion will take you into the mountains to an elevation of almost 6000 feet. This area is known for its coffee and tea plantations, one which you will visit. Later you are the guests of the manager of a self-reliance group, natives who have been trained to manage their natural resources, thus having become self-reliant, rather than to be substituted by government assistance. Dinner this evening is either in the village or at the hotel. B L D
DAY 12 : TORAJA – BUGIS TOUR (B.L.D )
Today you leave Toraja to travel to Sengkang located in an area that is home to the primitive and exotic Buginese. The drive along mountain roads will take you through a scenic national park. At noon you arrive in Sengkang. After checking into the hotel and pausing for lunch visit Tempe Lake aboard a traditional boat to see the floating houses of the Buginese. Back at the hotel enjoy your tropical surroundings before meeting for a traditional Buginese dinner. B L D
DAY 13 ; SENGKANG – TANJUNG BIRA ( B.L.D)
After breakfast visit local weavers to observe the making of silk fabrics and the beautiful traditional sarongs. Then continue to Bira making stops along the way to visit a rubber plantation and a village of boat builders whose craft has been passed on through the centuries. Later in the afternoon arrive in Bira where you will stay in a hotel facing the turquoise sea dotted with dozens of green islands. Overnight and dinner in Bira. B L D
DAY 14 : FULL DAY TANJUNG BIRA TOUR (B.L.D)
Free at leisure and after breakfast, full day tour in Bira and you can snorkeling, diving (optional ) or crossing from isle to isle. the afternoon return to the hotel for dinner and overnight. B L D
DAY 15 : TANJUNG BIRA – MAKASSAR (B.L.D)
After breakfast leave Bira to travel to Makassar, the capital of South Sulawesi. En route visit a local village and a sea-salt producing farm. Arrive at Makassar in time for lunch. After checking in your 4-star hotel the afternoon is at leisure to go shopping. Dinner is in nearby restaurant where you will sample the specialties of local cuisine. B L D
DAY 16 : MAKASSAR – DEPARTURE (B.L.)
This morning embark on a city tour of Makassar visiting Fort Rotterdam build by the King of Makassar in 1645, as well as several other historic sights in the city. Later transfer to the airport for your flight back to your home or your other tour destination in Indonesia
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