Upon arriving at Jakarta's airport, you will board a domestic flight to travel to Yogyakarta. Reach Yogyakarta and meet your driver who will drop you off at your hotel. Take rest and prepare yourself for interesting days ahead.
Visit one of the largest Hindu temples in the region, Prambanan, which dates back to the 9th century AD. Enjoy a guided tour of the temple with your guide. This stunning temple complex is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is home to 224 shrines. The three biggest temples in this complex are dedicated to Shiva (the destroyer/transformer), Vishnu (the preserver) and Brahma (the creator). Your next destination is the world's largest Buddhist temple, also a UNESCO World Heritage site, the famous Borobudur, which was also built in the 9th century AD.
Travel to the Dieng Plateau after a hearty breakfast. The name 'Dieng' comes from the words 'Di Hyang,' which mean 'abode of the gods'. The plateau is situated amid a beautiful volcanic landscape and is home to sulfur springs and colored lakes. Explore these lunar-like, fairytale landscapes to realize why the ancient Javanese people considered the plateau to be a source of supernatural powers. Head for Sikidang, a crater with hot mud bubbling inside. Your next destination is the Arjuna Temple Complex - one of the oldest temple complexes in Java. It consists of 5 temples inside the complex and 4 more temples outside. All of them were built in the late 12th century when the area was part of the Kalinga kingdom under the reign of the Sanjaya Dynasty. Your last stop today is an enchanting lake that changes color tones from red to green to blue to white and even mauve. The atmosphere around the lake is calm, quiet and tranquil.
Today`s tour requires courage on your part. Travel to Jomblang and Grubug caves, some of the biggest caves in Indonesia, both of which are surrounded by dense ancient forests. Using the single-rope technique (SRT), you will descend 20 meters below the surface to reach the entrance of the Jomblang Cave. Our experienced instructors will assist you and keep you safe at all times. Head for the Grubug Cave next. Enjoy a thrilling, 300-meter journey in the darkness and see an underground river. After the cave adventure comes to an end, your driver will take you to the airport from where you will catch a domestic flight to Surabaya. Meet your driver at the airport and transfer to Bromo Hotel upon reaching Surabaya.
After a delicious breakfast at the resort, you can head out to explore the surrounding areas and enjoy lovely views of the mountains. The cool climate and peaceful ambiance of this village in the mountains of Java provide the perfect setting to relax after the intensive program of the last 4 days
Wake up before sunrise. Hop into a four wheeler after a quick breakfast and head for Penanjakan to see the jaw-droppingly beautiful sunrise over Bromo. Continue driving through a desert-like landscape to reach the foot of Mount Bromo, one of the most iconic mountains of Indonesia. See the majestic volcano located inside the massive Tengger Caldera, a volcanic crater, which is surrounded by Laut Pasir, which translates into the ‘sea of sand'. Enjoy an exciting pony ride to reach the crater and climb on top of it. Head back to the hotel to take a nice, warm shower before transferring to your next destination - Mount Ijen.
Travel with our local ranger to the crater of Mount Ijen, a popular destination for tourists from all over the world, before sunrise. Mount Ijen is mostly famous for the blue flames that are visible from the top of this volcanic mountain. Before starting the hike, you will pass through coffee and clove plantations and see a variety of wildlife. Continue hiking to reach a stunning volcanic crater lake located at the altitude of 2883m. This is the world's largest volcanic crater lake. Return back to the hotel and prepare for traveling to Menjangan Island. Enjoy a 5-hour ferry ride from Java to Bali. Check in at NusaBay Menjangan Resort, the only resort located within West Bali National Park.
Prepare for an amazing private snorkelling experience after breakfast. See beautiful reefs, coral gardens and exotic fish of all colors. Visit a big temple on the island and see lots of wild deer. Return back to your resort late in the afternoon.
Check out of your hotel and travel to the cultural capital of Bali: the town of Ubud. You will be taken there by private transport, stopping at several places of interest. Accompanied by our professional guide, you will visit the beautiful Buddhist monastery called Brahma Vihara Arama. Next, drive into the Bedugul Highlands to see Beratan Lake and the Ulun Danu Lake Temple. Stop on reaching the iconic Jatiluwih rice terraces to enjoy the beautiful sceneries and take pictures. Arrive at a beautiful luxury resort in Ubud where you can relax after a lovely day.
Enjoy an early morning yoga class and a scrumptious breakfast at the resort before heading for the Ayung River where you will go on a thrilling rafting adventure. Spend around two and a half hours paddling on the river while enjoying the beauty of this lush green river valley. Our friendly and experienced team of instructors are trained according to international safety standards so that you can rest assured about your safety. The trip ends with a delicious buffet lunch. Bring some extra clothes, for you will definitely get wet during this river adventure.
Explore the beauty of Ubud while hiking Campuhan Ridge Walk, a scenic nature trail. Enjoy a hearty breakfast and check out of your accommodation. Your driver will drive you to the last destination of this amazing holiday: the beautiful, white sandy beach of Nusa Dua in the south of Bali. Visit Tegenungan Waterfall on the way. Swim in the pool below the waterfall if you want to.
Wake up to the sound of the sea. Head out to explore the beautiful Bukit Peninsula after breakfast. The peninsula is famous for its beaches and crystal clear waters. Relax on the beach and swim in the sea. Travel to the famous Uluwatu Temple, which sits on the edge of a high, limestone ocean cliff. The view of the ocean from up here is magnificent and there are lots of cheeky monkeys around. Enjoy a traditional Kecak dance show after the sun sets. We have got you booked in the prime seats from where you can best enjoy this enchanting Balinese dance performance.
You have a free day today. Visit places you want to, relax in the resort or work on that holiday tan on the Nusa Dua Beach.
After breakfast, enjoy one last swim in the pool and one last dramatic gaze at the Indian Ocean, for today is the last day of your holiday. Check out from the hotel and take the car to Bali's international airport to catch your flight back home.
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