Multi-Day Tour | Escorted, Group, Private

Classic Java and Bali (9 days)

Trails of Indochina - Vietnam

Jakarta, Indonesia To Seminyak, Indonesia

Valid for Departures Now Through: 20 Aug 2018

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Jakarta, Indonesia
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Arrive in Jakarta

Welcome to Jakarta! Today you will arrive and settle into hotel.

Day 2
Jakarta, Indonesia
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Jakarta

Located on the north coast on the western part of the island of Java, Jakarta is a huge, sprawling metropolitan city with a population of more than 10 million people. Jakarta finds itself with juxtaposed luxurious houses next to roadside shacks, and state-of-the art cars fighting for space with dilapidated buses.

Visit the old town of Jakarta hitting the city’s highlights. Visit the National Museum, holds collections, focusing on Indonesian culture and history with inscriptions, keris (traditional Javanese dagger), traditional boats, fabrics, musical instruments, jewellery and other ancient artefacts. At Fatahillah, a 1.8 acre central square, take time to explore the side streets leading away from the square to spot crumbling colonial relics. Other highlights from your exploration of Jakarta include stops at Museum Wayang, exhibiting 16th century puppets, and Sunda Kelapa, the city’s historic port, before enjoying a traditional Indonesia dinner. Lunch is also included.

Day 3
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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Travel from Jakarta to Yogyakarta

Prambanan Temple, built in the 10th century, this Indonesia’s largest temple compound dedicated to Shiva. Rising above the centre of the last of these concentric squares are three temples decorated with reliefs illustrating the epic of the Ramayana, dedicated to the three great Hindu divinities (Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma) and three temples dedicated to the animals who serve them. Spend time exploring the temples many spires before a local-style dinner and dance show.

Day 4
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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Borobudur and Yogyakarta City

Sultan’s Keraton Palace, effectively a walled city, is an unique compound is home to around 25,000 people. Market, shops, batik and silver cottage industries, schools and mosques, employ 1,000 local residents, providing useful trade and employment. Built between 1755 and 1756 it is one of the finest examples of Javanese palace architecture, providing a series of luxurious halls and spacious courtyards and pavilions. Next, walk to Taman Sari Royal where was bathing and resting place of the Sultan.

A traditional lunch is enjoyed before visiting Borobudur, the largest Buddhist temple in the world. Built in three tiers with a pyramidal base with five concentric square terraces, Borobudur from above mimics a mandala. The total surface area is 2,500 m2 that includes 72 openwork stupas, each containing a statue of the Buddha. Surrounded by volcanoes in the background, Borobudur is a fantastical highlight.

Day 5
Ubud, Indonesia
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Yogyakarta to Ubud, Bali

Travel to Bali from Yogyakarta. Bali has been the favorite destination for locals and international tourists for many decades. Full of magnificent beaches, breathtaking sceneries, marvelous trinkets and interesting culture, Bali is ideal for people wanting to escape from daily activities,

Visit Puri Saren Agung, located in the heart of Ubud and built in 1917, the Ubud Royal Family still lives here. Wander around most of the outer compound and explore the traditional building. Walk to the nearby Pasar Ubud, a colourful market selling handicrafts and textiles coming from the neighbourhood villages before enjoying the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 6
Ubud, Indonesia
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Ubud Spiritual Journey

Today is totally about a journey awakening your spirituality. Morning yoga in an open pavilion starts your day before a local Indonesian lunch. In Dalem Pingit, visit a small temple by the river where you will have blessing and purification ceremony conducted by local Hindu Priest. The small waterfall near the temple is believed to cure various diseases. The guardian of the temple will accompany you to present the offering at the main temple. Meet with a Balinese shaman, where he or she will do palm reading and open your spiritual chakra, an energy point along the central meridian of the body.

Day 7
Seminyak, Indonesia
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Ubud to Seminyak

Today is free at leisure until check out your hotel and drive to the southern part of Bali for a visit a Royal Family temple known as Taman Ayun located in Mengwi. The temple was built in 1634, by a king of Mengwi dynasty. An impressive complex stand on a small island surrounded by a handmade lake. Continue to Alas Kedaton, a megalithic sacred temple in a forest inhabited by thousands of monkeys and hundreds of big bats. Next, to Bali's most photographed temple, Tanah Lot. Perched on a little rocky islet that is inaccessible during high tides. Entered Tugu hotel on the sea side, with a wide collection of priceless antiques and rare artifacts. Walk along the beautiful surrounding and feels the magical atmosphere of Tugu hotel, while enjoy your cocktail and canapes with the magnificent sunset.
Day 8
Seminyak, Indonesia
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Seminyak

Today is free at leisure to discover Bali in your own or enjoy the resort facilities.

Day 9
Seminyak, Indonesia
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Departure

Transfer from Seminyak to the airport for your departure flight.

Tour Features

Experience(s)

  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Sightseeing
  • Walking & Biking
  • Wildlife & Nature

Description

Immerse yourself in the spiritual journey to Indonesia. Explore the highlights of Jakarta and visit the sacred temples in Yogyakarta, Ubud and Seminyak. Be amazed at the unique structures and breathtaking scenery surround these religious monuments.

About Us

Trails of Indochina had its humble beginnings in 1999 as a boutique inbound tour operator. Headquartered in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), and now with more than 250 employees throughout the region, Trails of Indochina has grown to be a full-service Destination Management Company and tour operation across Indochina. At Trails of Indochina, our personal relationships can make anything possible. We invite you to experience our part of the world where you will uncover the hidden gems and see a different perspectives of Southeast Asia.

Insider Tip

Vietnam is a top destination for foodies with its cuisine differing greatly from north to south. We suggest a combination offood experiences including food tours, cooking classes and craft beer tours.

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By: Andy37


Reviewed on: 02 Sep 2015

Overall, our experience was a great one. The drivers, tour guides, etc were all there to pick us up and get us to where we were going and everyone was extremely friendly and outgoing. We did have a minor issue with a few additional charges that we were given and we were not told (at all) that any of them would have been an extra charge. Additionally, our tour guide in Bali seemed to be really pushing us to sign on to additional tours with him on days that we had chosen to be on our own. Our experience on Lombok was top-notch, however in Bali, the tour guides were much more chatty with what seemed their prescribed talk and not so attentive to specific questions that we had. Additionally, when we were picked up for our bike tour, the guide asked to see our itinerary, as he had no idea what we were supposed to be doing. We ended up not doing a number of activities outlined on the itinerary and instead just did what the guide wanted to do. We had a great time, but these were concerns.
Travel Advisor:  Sari Greene

Very informative

By: Jandm42


Reviewed on: 21 Nov 2015

They made the arrivals and departures very easy. All guides were personable and very well informed. They added greatly to our travel experience.
Travel Advisor:  Judy Perl

Recent trip

By: Fletch


Reviewed on: 31 Jan 2017

Our experience was excellent. The organization proved to be very professional and reliable
Travel Advisor:  Cheryl Everhart

Southeast Asia

By: David Nixon


Reviewed on: 19 Feb 2017

The tour, with a few exceptions, we well organized. We saw most of what there was to see. The hotels and guides were excellent.
Travel Advisor:  Roxanne Girard