General

Rough Rough Music, diversify, discover, nature, trekking, culture, Borobudur, Prambanan, Bromo volcano, Kawah Ijen volcano, yoga, meditation, scuba diving, music, Gili, turtles, volunteering, rice fields, beaches.

GiliTA TRAVEL PROPOSITION – INDONESIA – Ask Julie
Bali – Lombok – Java
2 people (2 adults) – One double room

Duration: 24 days

Destinations:
Ubud (Bali) – Gili Air (Lombok) – Kuta (Lombok) – Munduk (Bali) –
Menjangan (Bali) – Ijen volcano (Java) – Bromo volcano (Java) –
Yogyakarta (Java) – Uluwatu (Bali)

Price: 2137€, per person

(Included: Travel Design, travel consultancy, lodging and transfers with
private driver/ guide). *

* The name of Julie’s company is “Let’s Feel Free”. You can book different activities on location. We believe during a trip you have to keep a certain form of freedom. Therefore, you don’t have to climb a volcano summit if its pouring rain, but you can decide to have a spa wellness or shopping day instead. The GiliTA team will remain available to book tours on location, or by WhatsApp for advice and ideas. We can also book them in advance on special request.


ITINERARY

TRAVEL SUMMARY

DAY 1- 5: UBUD (BALI) (4 nights)

Ubud is the most refreshing cultural city in Bali. Enjoy the beauty of Bali’s nature and the activities it offers, with rice fields, river views and rain forest surrounding you. Ubud means medicine in Indonesian. Ubud is the capital of yoga and meditation in Bali. People come from all over the world to reconnect with themselves.

DAY 5 – 10: GILI AIR (LOMBOK) (5 nights)

The Gili islands have something to make every traveller happy. After travelling the world for 6 years, I’ve decided to call this island home. No motorised vehicles are allowed on the island. The island is most famous because it’s crawling with marine life. Gili is the ideal place for snorkelling, scuba diving and beach parties. You’ll be here for Blooming island festival! Lets Dance!

DAY 10 – 13: KUTA (LOMBOK) (3 nights)

South Lombok has views to inspire artists and photographers with the sublime panoramic beauty that unfolds beach after beach, bay after bay, all around the coast.

DAY 13- 15: MUNDUK (BALI) (2 nights)

Munduk is located in Singaraja, my favourite part of Bali. On top of the lakes, amongst hidden waterfalls and the local villagers climb up in the trees, cultivating cloves. It is the Land of the fresh strawberries. Observe the scenery and mind-blowing views of the valley below.

DAY 15 – 17: PEMUTERAN (BALI) (2 nights)

Pemuteran is a popular and tranquil oasis in the northwest corner of Bali where the gleaming black sand invites you to relax and enjoy the sunset while the cool waters trickle your feet. This place offers you crystal clear water to snorkel and dive, and an authentic marine life. Located just across from Menjangan Island, on the border of Bali Barrat National Park.

DAY 17 – 18: IJEN VOLCANO (JAVA) (1 night)

With its one-kilometre wide turquoise- coloured acidic crater lake and the electric- blue flame of Kawah Ijen. This 200 metres deep fairly easy hike will blow your mind!

DAY 18 – 19: BROMO VOLCANO (JAVA) (1 night)

Bromo is one of Indonesia’s most famous volcanos. Mount Bromo is part of the Tengger massif, its 2329 metres high and a fairly easy climb. It’s most famous for the stunning views of la caldeira de Tenggar.

DAY 19 – 20: BROMO – YOGYAKARTA (JAVA) (1 night)

Transfer from Bromo to Yogyakarta by train, through an amazing scenery of rice fields and unforgettable panoramas.

DAY 20 – 23: YOGYAKARTA (JAVA) (3 nights)

Yogya is the departure place for visiting the Borobudur and Prambanan, a student’s city, known for its traditional art and cultural heritages. The Sultan’s palace has classical Javanese dance
performances and gamelan concerts. Discover Indonesia’s most vibrant cultural city!

DAY 23 – 24: ULUWATU (BALI) (1 night)

Uluwatu is a small village in South Bali, between beach and rice fields. Very relaxing, it’s a nice area to surf, bike in the rice fields, and discover the famous temple of Uluwatu and its famous music inspiring kecak dance. You’ll recognise it from a famous psy-trance producer, let me know which one when you guess it :-).

DAY 24: TIME TO DISCOVER ANOTHER COUNTRY!

Which instrument to learn in Indonesia?

The diverse world of Indonesian music genres was the result of the musical creativity of its people, and also the subsequent cultural encounters with foreign musical influences into the archipelago. Next to distinctive native form of musics, several genres can traces its origin to foreign influences; such as gambus and qasidah from Middle Eastern Islamic music, keroncong from Portuguese influences, and dangdut with notable Hindi music influence.

There are so many languages in the world because each country has different language with the others. That is why there are sayings who said that music is a universal language which can touch and unite people no matter where that music comes from.

Have you ever liked a song even though you do not understand its language? This is a concrete example that music is a universal beauty which does not have to be said. Music instrument has a magical touch to make the song sounds beautiful. Here are some Indonesian music instruments from Indonesia which amaze the world.

The most popular and famous form of Indonesian music is probably gamelan, an ensemble of tuned percussion instruments that include metallophones, drums, gongs and spike fiddles along with
bamboo flutes.

Wayan’s uncle is an international renowned gamelan player. If you’d like, an introduction to gamelan, Wayan can arrange it for you, or we can also book it in advance if you prefer. More information and addresses in your road book.

 

Kacapi suling is a form of Sundanese music from West Java. It is essentially tembang Sunda minus vocals, and also at interludes between songs at a typical Tembang Sunda performance. The higher pitched kacapi rincik, the lower pitched kacapi indung and the suling flute are the instruments used for kacapi suling.

 

The angklung is a musical instrument from Indonesia made of a varying number of bamboo tubes attached to a bamboo frame.

The tubes are carved to have a resonant pitch when struck and are tuned to octaves, similar to Western handbells.

Angklung is a traditional music instrument which often being performed world concert or world music  performances. It is made of some bamboo tubes which attached to a bamboo frame.

Those tubes are carved so that they have resonant pitch. One hand is to hold the frame meanwhile another hand shakes the instrument. Angklung belongs to Sundanese people and is originated from West Java.

 

Not only functioned as the traditional instrument, angklung becomes the cultural identity for Sundanese communities. It promotes several values such as teamwork, mutual respect, and social harmony.

UNESCO recognized as a Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity in 2010. In order to celebrate its 5th year anniversary as the UNESCO cultural heritage, an angklung concert was held in United
States and it is making 500 audiences enchanted.

Angklung is the instrument played by the children in Gili Air. It is usually played in a group; each player plays one note. The whole is also called a gamelan.

Kulintang is a modern term for an ancient instrumental form of music composed on a row of small, horizontally laid gongs that function melodically, accompanied by larger, suspended gongs and drums.

The sasando, also called sasandu, is a tube zither, a harp-like traditional music string instrument native to Rote Island of East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.

The name sasando is derived from the Rote dialect word
”sasandu”, which means “vibrating” or “sounded instrument”.

The Gong; is one of the most familiar traditional instruments for you, right?

Gong is also included as one instrument in gamelan. The shape is rounded big and it has bulge in the middle part. Gong is a traditional musical instrument from Central Java.

Bonang is used as the leader in gamelan but gong is functioned as a guardian of  gamelan performances.

Now gong is not only used for gamelan performance but also as the symbol of inauguration in several ceremony or events.

Gambus is a stringed instrument comes from Riau. This music instrument is pretty similar with Kordofun.

It is played like guitar, you pluck it with your fingers. Gambus is related closely with Islam, it is said that this music instrument is used as a way to spread Islam in the past. You can find gambus easily in Sumatra island.

This musical instrument is an accompaniment of singing in wedding occasion or any celebratory events, the songs that are played is usually identically with Islam. To make the rhythm more beautiful, this musical instrument is accompanied by marwas (another musical instrument). It has a unique shape which is a squash or water gourd so you can recognize it.

Gendang is one of the most favorite musical instruments in Indonesia.

Even though gendang is only considered as a complementary musical instrument but its popularity is no joke. There are no specific way to play gendang, you only have to hit it with your palm therefore each gendang player has his/hr own characteristics in playing this musical instrument.
Gendang nowadays is used as a magic touch in dangdut music. The gendang’s surface itself usually made of animal’s skin such as cow skin. It can be found in many places in Indonesia.

Let me know which instrument speaks to you and I’ll find a great teacher through my networks for you. You can probably do an introduction in Bali and then again in Java. It will give you two different perspectives; through two different cultures. Let me know how you feel. I can give you the contacts to book on locaton, or we can book it for you.


DAY 1- 5: UBUD (BALI) (4 nights)

Ubud is the most refreshing cultural city in Bali. Enjoy the beauty of Bali’s nature and the activities it offers, with rice fields, river views and rain forest surrounding you. Ubud means medicine in Indonesian. Ubud is the capital of yoga and meditation in Bali. People come from all over the world to reconnect with themselves and find peace.

TRANSPORT:

Our Balinese driver will pick you up at the airport and drive you to Ubud.

LODGING:

Yoga, Meditation and Retreat center

The Yoga center is a gem in a sacred paradise. Love and inspiration have been built into the artistically crafted studio and retreat center.Bali is irresistible and this Yoga center captures the essence of the island.

The Yoga center was created by its founders; for the sole purpose of bringing together community and giving back to the island of Bali.

Located in the heart of Ubud, Bali’s cultural hub, The Yoga center is Southeast Asia’s full service yoga studio and holistic healing retreat center. Launched in 2007, The Yoga center buildings have an indigenous Balinese feel to them. Coupled with a spiritual vibe, The Yoga center is at once earthy and rustic, relaxing, friendly and
unpretentious.

 

As a center dedicated to healing and  renewal, The Yoga center provides a lush and inspiring  environment for the nourishment of body,
mind and soul.

 

The Yoga center is open 360 days a year from 7am – 9pm with over 15 classes & workshops each day to choose from. These are taught with the deep knowledge and large hearts of the studio’s established & visiting faculty.

Daily classes and workshops range from traditional yoga styles of Classical Hatha, Vinyasa Flow, Power, Pranayama, Restorative, Iyengar, Kundalini, Yin and Anusara. Other modalities include Meditation, Sound Healing, Kirtan and Ecstatic Dance. There are also retreats and yoga teacher trainings with visiting faculty on a regular basis.

 

The Yoga center contains an established Center for Wellness and Healing offering private sessions with experienced and qualified therapists of Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Craniosacral Therapy, Naturopathy and much, much more. The center also has a cleanse and detox department with colonics, self-guided Cleanse Programs and Detox Retreats. Further rejuvenation treatments are available at the on-site Ayurvedic Spa where therapies are customized based on your dosha type.

ROOM TYPE:

The double room offers calm, quiet and convenient access to the entire Yoga center property.

For anyone wanting to linger, relax and nourish after class, the Garden Kafe has a fabulous healthy menu (stocked by their own organic farm) and the Juice Bar serves cold-pressed healthy elixirs made fresh on the property each day.

At The Yoga center there is something for everyone, from beginners to experienced practitioners. They welcome you to join The Yoga centers family!

 

ACTIVITIES IN THE AREA

You can visit Ubud city: the Water Palace, the monkey’s forest, the traditional market, enjoy yoga or a Balinese dancing show… but also so many things to see outside of the city like Tampat Siring temple or all the handcraft villages around Ubud.

Call one of our guides, you’ll have their number in the road book to book all activities yourself on location, book at your hotel, or ask locals. Our team will also be available for daily inspiration, on call by Whatsapp.

 

To share a unique moment with a local artist, you can book at your hotel a woodcarving course at Made Ada Gallery, the most famous sculptor in Bali. Become a sculptor for a day and leave with your creation!


ACTIVITIES SUGGESTED BY JULIE FOR YOU

My friend’s volunteer program in Bali works with two local schools in Ubud, with around 500 children attending their English classes every week. Their classes are held Monday through Thursday in the afternoon
(2pm – 3.30 pm & 4pm – 5:30pm).

All of the children attend their formal school classes between 7:30am and 12:30pm, and attend their English classes at Volunteer Programs Bali as extra afternoon lessons.

Most volunteers will be teaching basic English, with topics such as objects in our school bag, classrooms, places, numbers, and family members.

The classes are flexible, depending on outside factors such as school holidays, ceremonies, so it’s important for volunteers to adapt and easily accommodate to these changes. All volunteers typically will co12
teach with at least one other volunteer to work as a team during classes.

New arrivals are usually placed with experienced volunteers to make the transition easier for both the children and the volunteers. Flexibility and teamwork between the volunteers is extremely important for days when they often combine classes, and to exchange ideas of what is generating the best response from students.

Kim told me that if you’d like to prepare a class and teach music to them, you’re most welcome. They have no budgets for materials, so you’d have to bring everything.

Let me know if you’d like to do this and I’ll send you a quotation. You can also just book it yourself in Ubud, all our contacts and addresses will be available in your road book, once you’ve confirmed your booking.


DAY 5 – 10: GILI AIR (LOMBOK) (5 nights)

The Gili islands have something to make every traveller happy. After travelling the world for 6 years, I’ve decided to call this island home. On this eco- island, no motorised vehicles are allowed. The island is most famous because it’s crawling with marine life. Gili is the ideal place for snorkelling, scuba diving and beach parties. You’ll be here for Blooming island festival, 13-Apr-19! Lets Dance!

TRANSPORT

Private driver Ubud – Padangbai
Fastboat Padangbai – Gili Air

In Gili Air, hop on any horse cart in the harbour and ask for Slow Villas where Gili Travel Agency’s team will give you a warm welcome.

LODGING:

Slow Private Pool Villas

10 contemporary luxury villas – Balinese conception, built in the middle of a beautiful island, GILI AIR, not far from Bali. Slow is a concept, based on the slow spirit (slow cooking, slow moving, slow stretching), a unique way to get back sense of the essential value of life.

Each room offers the same comfort: one or two bedroom villas with terrace, swimming pool, kitchenette and office space, comfortable sunbeds, lovely coconut garden. Particular care to the quality of the beddings, the home stylist Valérie Barkowski has added her touch of originality with a predominant color selection of orange, grey, red, green, Bordeaux or black. Choose your holiday color!

 

ROOM TYPE
One bedroom villa with private pool

As soon as you set foot on Gili Air, you’ll feel your body and soul fill up with an extreme sensation of relaxation. Eco friendly island, there are no motorized vehicles on Gili Air, the only way to get around is with the wonderful local horse-carts (Gili taxi), by bicycle or by foot. The friendly locals will help you climb aboard a horse-cart, to ensure your safe arrival at Slow – Gili Air – Private pool villas.

Designed by the architect Christian Lechien, the spa at Slow Villas adds a wellness appetite to the villa complex, which is essentially designed for you to recharge and fully relax: three massage rooms, a bath for
relaxation and a pilates/yoga studio.

Slow Spa’s architecture is inspired by the round curves of the island, making you think of a bamboo cathedral. The central window adds air and light to the whole ensemble with gentle curves.

The peaceful feeling and the silence are supporting the architecture that’s built around the natural elements, thus recalling Slow’s philosophy.

The treatments: massages, facials, treatments for hands and feet, and therapy through movements, respond to our belief at Slow in relation to wellness. For Slow Spa’s signature treatments we use products that are natural and alive, especially fresh aloe vera cultivated on-site.Slow Spa’s architecture is inspired by the round curves of the island, making you think of a bamboo cathedral. The central window adds air and light to the whole ensemble with gentle curves. The peaceful feeling and the silence are supporting the architecture that’s built around the natural elements, thus recalling Slow’s philosophy. The treatments: massages, facials, treatments for hands and feet, and therapy through movements, respond to our belief at Slow in relation to wellness. For Slow Spa’s signature treatments we use products that are natural and alive, especially fresh aloe vera cultivated on-site.

Slow Villas and Spa is the result of a Belgian trio, who joined forces to create a home away from home. Our goal, your happiness!
ACTIVITIES IN THE AREA

The island has plenty of things to do. It is surrounded by white sandy beaches, crystal clear blue water and pristine coral reefs. Ideal for snorkeling, scuba diving, kite surfing, surfing, wake boarding, and any
other water sport.

Our team of Gili Travel Agency will help you book any activities around the Gili’s with pleasure. Every villa has its villa directory filled with ideas and activities that you can do around the Gili’s. I’m looking forward to welcome you in Gili Air.

There also are two wonderful yoga centers, where you can indulge wellness. Yoga, meditation, fligh- high yoga, acro- yoga, salsa courses… or try a horseback riding around the island for sunset, or a cooking class…

 

ACTIVITIES SUGGESTED BY JULIE FOR YOU

The circus is in town! They’re going to put Gili Air’s beach on fire!

13 of April 2019

Daytime: Circus show for the kids at the local school – fundraiser

 

At night: Psy-trance party at Lucky’s Bar.

Blooming / Burning island festival, has been taking place since 6 years now. All circus performers from the Pirates retreat come to Gili Air for the closing party. A gallon of petrol will be burned in one night.

Watch videos of previous editions:

2016
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-8orZTF1Ec&feature=youtu.be
2013
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9iI7pDnl_Y


VOLUNTEER AT THE LOCAL SCHOOL

Every Saturday we offer community classes, as it’s a special time of the year, we’ll probably stay after the circus show of the Pirates and the kids can show you the Angklung instrument. A typical Indonesian instrument built in bamboo. Its super interesting to see how it’s played.

 

We started all our classes by wondering what could make these kids happier as they already are in whatever condition they are in. Extracurricular is an alien term for them. When we brought in music instructor to teach them how to play a set of Angklung, their face lightens up. Soraya Foundation acknowledges how music creates ambiance, boost creativity, and confidence. With all the benefits of learning it and merely its presence, we hope that making it regular will bring us closer together.


DAY 10 – 13: KUTA (LOMBOK) (3 nights)

South Lombok has views to inspire artists and photographers with the sublime panoramic beauty that unfolds beach after beach, bay after bay, all around the coast.

 

TRANSPORT:

Speedboat from Gili Air to Teluk Nara
Our private driver will drive you from Teluk Nara to Kuta

LODGING:

Yoga Retreat center

Mana Retreat Lombok is located in Kuta, Lombok. They have Yoga classes every day, cinema, spa, restaurant and an incredible array of places to stay in.

Boasting a year-round outdoor pool. The hotel has a sun terrace and a spacious area with wooden flooring where guests can take daily yoga classes with a surcharge. Free private parking is available on site.

 

ROOM TYPE:

Garden room double bed

 

All units have a seating area with views of the tropical garden. Every room is equipped with a private bathroom and a bidet.

There is a shop and a vegetarian restaurant at Mana Retreat. Guests can also enjoy a movie in the evening, 4 times a week.

ACTIVITIES IN THE AREA:

Rent a motorbike and discover the Lombok southern unspoiled beaches: Kuta beach, Tanjung Ahn, Mawun and Selong Belanak. Have a surf lesson with locals on the beach. Book a tour with Wayan and visit the villages where local people make pottery, basket weaving from grass, bamboo and rotan accessories.


DAY 13- 15: MUNDUK (BALI) (2 nights)

Munduk is located in Singaraja, my favourite part of Bali. On top of the lakes, amongst hidden waterfalls and the local villagers climb up in the trees, cultivating cloves. It is the Land of the fresh strawberries.  Observe the scenery and mind-blowing views of the valley below.

 

TRANSPORT:

Our private driver will drive you from Kuta to Lombok Praya Airport.

Booked by the guests : Flight from Lombok (LOP) to Bali (DPS). Usually I use skyscanner.net, choose a morning flight.

Our Balinese Private driver will drive you from Bali (DPS) airport to Munduk.

LODGING

Balinese Homestay

 

This Balinese Homestay is one of my favorite places in Bali. It’s a lovely local family guesthouse, on the top of a valley. The breakfast is exquisite, served with fresh orange – strawberry juice, in season and stunning views of the valley below.

ACTIVITIES IN THE AREA

Call one of our guides, you’ll have their number in the road book to book all activities yourself on location, you can also ask the locals, they know their area the best and they’ll love to share the beauty of their country with you. Travel free! All our favorite activities and addresses in and around Munduk you will receive in your roadbook: hiking with a local guide to Balinese waterfalls or in the rice fields, discover the temples and the traditional villages, or book a biking tour to discover Jatiluwih, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

ACTIVITIES SUGGESTED BY JULIE FOR YOU

Ulun Danu Bratan Temple is Located in Bedugul Village, the temple of the Lake Goddes at Bratan is one of Bali’s most visited and most spiritually important temple.

 

There is a small off the beaten track temple up in the forest. Your guide will take you on the lake, in a local carved long wooden boat; you’ll hike through the forest, before you reach the temple. More info and contact details will be given to you in your road book. We can book it for you in advance or you can book it directly with the homestay on location.


DAY 15 – 17: PEMUTERAN (BALI) (2 nights)

Pemuteran is a popular and tranquil oasis in the northwest corner of Bali where the gleaming black sand invites you to relax and enjoy the sunset while the cool waters trickle your feet. This place offers you crystal clear water to snorkel and dive, and an authentic marine life. Located just across from Menjangan Island, on the border of Bali Barrat National Park.

TRANSPORT

Our private driver will drive you from Munduk to Pemuteran, which is located just in front of Menjangan island, bordering Bali Barrat National Park.

 

LODGING:

Beach Resort

With a strong emphasis on relaxation, privacy and personal services they are able to cater for all your   needs. Enjoy their full pampering service. Their experienced staff will ensure your stay in Bali is one of your greatest memories.

 

The Beach Resort and Spa offers a unique location, by the monsoon forest of West Bali National Park. … This Resort and Spa is located just off the Menjangan Bay, a popular starting point for snorkeling and diving adventures.

 

The suites are decorated with natural colors and fabrics. Set in a lush tropical garden, each features a spacious sun deck and a private bathroom with natural hot spring water.

ACTIVITIES IN THE AREA

Pemuteran and Lovina are the best areas in Bali to do an early boat trip to watch the dolphins during sunrise.

 

The scuba diving in the area is pristine. Our partners organise 2 to 4
dives a day. More information and contacts will be available in your
road book.


DAY 17 – 18: IJEN VOLCANO (JAVA) (1 night)

With its one-kilometre wide turquoise- coloured acidic crater lake and the electric- blue flame of Kawah Ijen. This 200 metres deep fairly easy hike will blow your mind!

TRANSPORT

Our private driver will drive you from Pemuteran to Gilimanuk, where you’ll board the ferry to Java.

In Java our guide will be waiting for you at Ketapang ferry port. He will drive you to the trekking hotel near Kawah Ijen.

LODGING

Trekking Resort

 

 

ACTIVITIES IN THE AREA

You can book and pay the Ijen trek directly with the hotel on location or choose to book in advance with us, or our contact on location. Novan, our special driver and guide in Java. Let us know if you’d like to book and pay in advance.

Start the day by driving to Ijen’s crater. At the foot of the crater, a stunning walk awaits you, with a beautiful panorama, on a turquoise lake with sulfur fumes. Usually the trek starts at 1AM.

 

The locals carry out the sulphur on their shoulders. Don’t miss the volcano trek at night, thanks to the sulphur; the blue fumes cover the inside of the volcano.

 

You’ll walk into Ijen to see the Blue fires around 2AM. Then you’ll walk back to the hotel, check out and our private driver will drive you to Camara Lawang.

You’ll arrive at your hotel around 6PM, near Bromo.


DAY 18 – 19: BROMO VOLCANO (JAVA) (1 night)

Bromo is one of Indonesia’s most famous volcanos. Mount Bromo is part of the Tengger massif, its 2329 metres high and a fairly easy climb. It’s most famous for the stunning views of la caldeira de Tenggar.

TRANSPORT :

You’ll wake up at 2:30AM and go by jeep to Penanjakan view point, to see the sunrise. You’ll return to the hotel around 9AM.

LODGING :

Trekking Lodge

Located in Bromo and with Mount Bromo reachable within 2 miles, this trekking Resort provides a tour desk, non-smoking rooms, a garden, free WiFi and a terrace. This 4-star resort has air-conditioned rooms with a private bathroom. There’s a restaurant.

Guests at Jiwa Jawa Resort Bromo will be able to enjoy activities in and around Bromo, like cycling.

 

All guest rooms in the resort are equipped with a TV. The Resort has certain accommodations with mountain views, and the rooms have an electric teapot. Guest rooms include a desk.

The accommodation offers a continental or Asian breakfast.

ACTIVITIES IN THE AREA

You can book and pay the Bromo sunrise trek directly with the hotel on location. We will mention in the booking emails that you will join the sunrise Bromo tour the next day. Let us know if you’d like to book and
pay in advance. After booking confirmation, we’ll give you the contacts of Novan, our favorite guide of the area and you can book it directly with him. We arrange transfers and lodging.

Start the day with watching the sunrise on the caldeira de Tenggar. After which you will cross the sandy desert to climb the volcano, where you’ll spend the night (trekking level : medium).

 

The Bromo volcano is part of the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park. Brahma, the Hindu creator god, is where the name of Bromo is derived from. Workers collect sulfur from inside the caldera.

TRANSPORT:

Novan will transfer you to Gubeng train station around 12:00. He will board you on the train to yogya (included).


DAY 19 – 20: BROMO – YOGYAKARTA (JAVA) (1 night)

Transfer from Bromo to Yogyakarta by train, through an amazing scenery of rice fields and unforgettable panoramas.

 

TRANSPORT & LODGING

Night in the train.


DAY 20 – 23: YOGYAKARTA (JAVA) (3 nights)

Yogya is the departure place for visiting the Borobudur and Prambanan, a student’s city, known for its traditional art and cultural heritages. The Sultan’s palace has classical Javanese dance performances and gamelan concerts. Discover Indonesia’s most vibrant cultural city!

TRANSPORT

Our private driver will be waiting for you at the train station in Yogyakarta to drive you to your hotel.

LODGING:

Colonial City Hotel

Located in the heart of Yogyakarta, This colonial hotel is luxury accommodations in a colonial landmark from 1918. The 5-star hotel offers a spa, a fine-dining restaurant and spacious rooms with free WiFi. The outdoor pool is large and open all-year.

 

Boasting classic interiors with Javanese and European elements in intricate details, the rooms at this property feature modern amenities such as flat-screen TV and air conditioning. Each room is fitted with a mini-bar and safety deposit box for your convenience. Hot shower facilities are available in the private bathroom.

The Hotel offers a well-equipped fitness center. The hotel also provides car rental services and free parking on site.

For a variety of fine meals, The Restaurant serves Indonesian, Western and Chinese cuisine in an open-courtyard setting. Cocktails and fine wines are served in the 1918s Lobby Bar.

ACTIVITIES IN THE AREA

Call one of our guides, you’ll have their number in the road book to book all activities yourself on location, you can also ask the locals, they know their area the best and love to share the beauty of their country. Travel free! Upon special request we can also book it for you.

Visit the city – The Sultan Palace « Kraton » – « becak » The local cycle rickshaws – The ruins of the water castle – « pasar » The market – The ancient bath of the Sultan – The traditional batik fabric – The Ramayana dance – The Mundut’s temple – Discover a typical Javanese village – Witness a gamelan performance – observe the vanilla or chilly harvesting

DAY 1

We haven’t planned any activities today. Free time to rest and discover the buzzing city after the flight. I advise you to treat you on a good massage, followed by a delicious dinner, I know an excellent address where they cook excellent food, a fusion between French and Indonesian cuisine. You’ll get more information in your road book after confirming your booking and we remain available via Whatsapp during your holiday.

 

DAY 2

Daytrip: Visit Borobudur and the temple of Prambanan

The Temple of Borobudur (UNESCO) is the biggest Buddhist temple in the world.

Visit the temple of Prambanan, an assembly of 240 temples (UNESCO).

 

DAY 3

Enjoy the beauty of the cultural city center; visit the Kraton (Sultan Palace), the birds market, Marlioboro street…

Play one of Indonesia’s most well known instruments, gamelan. More information and contact will be in your road book.


DAY 23 – 24: ULUWATU (BALI) (1 night)

Uluwatu is a small village in South Bali, between beach and rice fields. Very relaxing, it’s a nice area to surf, bike in the rice fields, and discover the famous temple of Uluwatu and its famous music inspiring kecak dance. You’ll recognise it from a famous psy-trance producer, let me know which one when you guess it :-).

TRANSPORT:

Private driver from hotel in yogya to the airport Flight, booked by the guests, Yogyakarta to Bali DPS, book a morning flight, I usually use skyscanner.net.

In Bali our Balinese driver will pick you up at the airport and drive you to your hotel in Uluwatu.

Uluwatu is a laid back area in Bali with beautiful beaches and luxury cliff top resorts and villas. It’s a great place to relax and get away from the crowds.

Although part of the beauty of Uluwatu is relaxing, there are still other things to do. Surfing, beach days, beach clubs, visiting Uluwatu Temple and the Kacak fire dance are some. There are also local cafes and warungs, restaurants in hotels and some other restaurants and bars for eating and evenings out.

 

Located atop the limestone cliffs of the Bukit Peninsula, Uluwatu is Surfer HQ. You’ll find the beaches that you thought only existed in postcards. Surfer babes and beach bums flock to Uluwatu chasing waves and famous Sunday sessions at Single Fin which might just host the most enchanting sunsets on the island. Head to Bingin beach for a wave or a snorkel, or just hang out like the cool cats did in the 70’s at one of the Warungs on the beach. You won’t see a pair of long pants or closed toe shoes for miles.

Uluwatu Temple, or Pura Luhur Uluwatu, one of six key temples believed to be Bali’s spiritual pillars, is renowned for its magnificent location, perched on top of a steep cliff approximately 70 metres above sea level.

The kecak fire dance is one of Bali’s most iconic art performaces, famous for its dominant use of human vocals in place of gamelan instruments to accompany the dance- drama at its core. Your visit to the island won’t be complete without seeing a show, and the best place to do so is at the cliff-top amphitheatre located just south of the Uluwatu temple on Bali’s southern Bukit peninsula… and at sunset for added drama.

 

LODGING:

Ocean view beach resort

 

The beach resort provides a private beach area and guestrooms with free WiFi. The property is set 5 km from Uluwatu Temple and 3.5 km from
Suluban Uluwatu Beach. Each room comes with a terrace with views of the sea.

At the guest house, the rooms are equipped with a wardrobe. Each room includes a private bathroom with free toiletries. The units will provide guests with a fridge.

You can enjoy a continental breakfast. The accommodation offers 3- star accommodation with a hot tub. Guests at Rock’n Reef will be able to enjoy activities in and around Uluwatu, like snorkelling.

Padang Padang Beach is 600 m from the guest house. Ngurah Rai International Airport is 19 km away.

This is our favourite part of Uluwatu.

DAY 24: TIME TO DISCOVER ANOTHER COUNTRY!

 

 

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