Discovery Journeys

2D1N LOMBOK ISLAND

DAY1
Visit Sukarare renowned for its traditional weaving, the techniques for which have been handed down from mother to daughter for generations. Each pieces of cloth is woven on a handloom in established patterns and colors. Some fabrics are woven in as many as four directions and interwoven with gold thread. They can be so complicated that they take one person three months to complete. Lombok’s terracotta pottery is gaining an international reputation for its quality workmanship. In the village of Banyumulek (clear – water) you can see pottery makers painstakingly molding vases, jugs and plates in exactly the same way as they have been crafted for centuries.
DAY2
Admire what former capital of Lombok under the Balinese rajahs has to offer, Located almost in the city center is Mayura Water Palace, built in 1744. The remains of a Balinese royal complex set in an idyllic park with avenue of mangos teens. Continue on to Narmada summer palace – that has historical connection with Mayura Water Palace - built in 1727 by an old Balinese king. Too frail to journey to the summit of Mt. Rinjani to make his offerings, he had this garden laid out around a spring as a miniature replica of the volcano and the lake. Drive through country side to see rice field and traditional farming. Visit Sade, a hamlet built in the traditional Sasak (Lombok ethnic group) style. The houses are made entirely of adobe, roofed with alang – alang (a type of long grass). Last stop will be Kuta beach – the magnificent south coast – where you may have lunch in a local restaurant close to the beach – but not included on the package. Back to the airport for your return flight

2D/1N YOGYAKARTA TOUR

DAY 1
Transfer from your hotel to Denpasar airport for a flight to Jogyakarta where you will be met by our guide for your sightseeing tour. Experience the constant bustle of Javanese life as you head for Borobudur Temple approximately 90 minutes’ drive to the north of City of Jogya. Dating from the 8th century, this huge BuddhistTemple consists of six concentric outer terraces and three circular terraces above them.

Its walls are sculptured in bas relief extending over 6kms in length. With its lush mountain backdrop this must surely rank among the world’s most impressive sites. A visit is also included to the 9th century Hindu temple complex at Prambanan. Largely in ruins yet still with fine contours and intricate stone carvings. Return to airport or overnight at hotel
DAY 2
After breakfast an additional tour of the artistic city of Jogyakarta. Visit the Sultan’s Palace, seat of java’s most powerful royal family (closed on Monday), a factory producing Java’s finest batik and a centre where the famous WayangKulit leather puppets are painstaking crafted by hand. Transferback to the airport for your return flight to Bali

2DAY/1NIGHT RINCA TOURS (one night onboard)

Day 1 - DENPASAR - LABUAN BAJO – RINCA (L,D)
Depart to LabuanBajo from NgurahRaiAirport of Denpasar Upon arrival at KomodoAirport of LabuanBajo, you will be met and transferred to the harbor to board the boat to RincaIsland. Track through typical dry forest on Rincaisland. The mix vegetation of KomodoNational Park provides habitat and shade for different animals on the park. Deer, buffaloes, pigs, wild board, long tail-macaque feed on various leaves, fruit, flowers, roots and grasses found in the park. Komodo dragon – scientifically described in 1912 as VaranusKomodoensis – the largest monitor lizard in the world. They are top predator and all animals in the park are potential prey of Komodo dragons. A park ranger will lead the track. Afternoon cruise backto LabuanBajo. There is opportunity for swimming or snorkeling at BidadariIsland. Lunch, dinner and overnight onboard.
Day 2 LABUAN BAJO – DENPASAR (B)
After breakfast, you will be transferred direct to airport for the flight to Denpasar.

KAWAH IJEN – THE APOCALYPSEMOUNTAIN - 2 DAYS / 1 NIGHT

DAY 01 :DENPASAR – BANYUWANGI L - D
A morning departure from your hotel in Bali via minibus whisks you along the island’s scenic west coast, a slice of the real Bali few tourist see. Stop for photos amid terraced rice fields, rustic villages, surging surf beaches and beautiful BaliNational Park during the two and a half hour drive to Gilimanuk. Short ferry crossing to java. Lunch is provided in a local restaurant, afterward proceed for a city tour in the small town of Banyuwangi, bechak( pedi-cab) ride visiting the Kampongs in the city, traditional market and Chinese temple, End of the afternoon drive to Ijen Resort and Villa. Dinner and overnight.
Day 02 :IJEN CRATER B – L
Early wake –up call. After breakfast at the hotel drive on a four wheel drive vehicle to the slope of MountIjen, passing through plantations and rainforest. This is one of the few left in the island of Java with giant ferns and big trees. Pause at the Park Ranger’s post before hiking further up to the slope of the crater. About one hour and half to two hours is needed to ascend the rim of the crater along a shady track with amazing views. Take a rest on the edge of the crater at 2883 meter altitude. The sulfuric lake reflects eerie color over the surrounding walls to give an apocalypse like impression. Men seeking the sulfur descend into the crater and climb back up along the dangerous rim with loads of up to 80 kilos on their shoulders. The crater observation will take at leisure. Afterwards drive back to the hotel for Lunch and in the afternoon at departure to Bali( Sanur/Kuta/Ubud/Nusa Dua area ).

10D9N JAVA - BALI OVERLAND

D-1 = ARRIVAL JAKARTA
Arrival at Jakarta International Airport then transfer to hotel. Overnight at Alila Jakarta
D-2 = JAKARTA - BANDUNG (B/L)
Drive to botanical garden. Continue through a manicured landscape of tea plantation and terraced rice fields for overnight in Bandung. Overnight at Savoy Homann
D-3 = BANDUNG (B/L)
A full day tour covering a dormant volcano (approximately 25 mmiles-1 hour), vast tea plantation, a spring spa to relax in a travel weary limbs, and memorable traditional performance of bamboo music
D-4 = BANDUNG – BATU RADEN (B/L)
Drive through magnificent terraced rice fields, and lush countryside. Visit distinguished Naga village. Overnight at Queen Garden BatuRaden
D-5 = BATURADEN - YOGYAKARTA (B/L)
Drive thru mountainous region to Dieng plateau passing some beautiful countryside, rural villages, and terraced rice fields. Visit some oldest Hindu shrines dated 5th AD. Drive to Yogyakarta Overnight at The Phoenix Yogyakarta
D-6 = YOGYAKARTA (B/L)
One of the highlights of whole trip covering the mighty monumental Borobudur Buddhist temple, Sultan palace with many spiritual symbols, the traditional workshops of batik, silver, and leather puppet shadow.
D-7 = YOGYAKARTA - MALANG (B/L)
Visit to Prambanan temple known as the most elegance Hindu shrines, traditional market, lush countryside and rural villages. Overnight at Santika Malang
D-8 = MALANG - BROMO (B/L)
Malang city tour visit Chinese temple, Bird market and Ceramic Dinoyo - transfer to Bromo via Nangjajar Village. Overnight at Bromo Cottages
D-9 = BROMO - KALIBARU (B/L)
Early morning Bromo tour by jeep to Penanjakan view point, further down on horseback to reach the crater rim, back to hotel for breakfast and Drive to Kalibaru passing picturesque countryside, rural villages, tobacco drying houses, and thick tropical forest. Overnight at Margo Utomo resort at Kalibaru.
D-10 = KALIBARU - BALI (B/L)
After Breakfast, short plantation tour around the villages and drive to Ketapangharbour and board ferry crossing the shallow Bali strait. Proceed further to your hotel in Bali. Drop off and services end.




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