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Java in Depth including Air

Duration
8 Days
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US$ 2,559

The extensive island of Java has much to offer the visitor including attractive botanical gardens, tea plantations, active volcanoes, hot springs, rice paddies and ancient temple complexes.


Start your itinerary in Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital. Stay overnight, then the following morning depart for Bandung, Indonesia’s third largest city. Bandung is blessed with a strong European atmosphere and surrounded by lush and beautiful mountains. En route, stop at the Taman Mini Indonesia Indah which is a park offering a synopsis of all aspects of daily life in Indonesia spread over several pavilions and also at the BogarBotanical Garden and Tea Plantation. Arrive in the late afternoon in Bandung.

The following morning, visit the Tangkuban Perahu Crater, an active volcano where one can view bubbling mud and hot springs at the edge of the crater.  Return to Bandung and go to the jeans market where you can buy quality merchandise at inexpensive prices. Overnight in Bandung.

Next morning, head to the train station for your journey into the hillsides of Java eventually arriving at Wonosobo, a charming small city wedged between two mountains. Overnight in Wonosobo.

The next morning brings a trip to the Dieng Plateau with its collection of ancient Hindu temples dating back to the 8th Century. Continue to Borobudur, a vast BuddhistTemple complex and a UNESCO World Heritage site. The temples are built in 10 terraced sections to express the sacred number of certain Buddhist rituals and offers beautiful shaped reliefs on the walls and balustrades representing a Ramayana epic.  Arrive eventually in Yogyakarta in the late afternoon. Yogyakarta is a centre of culture and tradition and is the second most popular tourist destination in Indonesia after Bali. It is also one of the oldest cities and has some interesting and attractive Dutch Colonial era buildings. Stay overnight.

The following morning, visit Prambanan, an amazing collection of Hindu Temples and another UNESCO World Heritage site. The temples are sharp and jagged in style and date back to the 9th Century. Afterwards, continue to Kraton and visit the Sultan’s Palace, a grand complex with elegant pavilions and an excellent example of typical Javanese architecture built in 1790. After that, have a demonstration of Batik making and visit a silver factory.  Overnight in Yogyakarta.

The next morning is free to explore the city before transferring to the airport for departure.

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Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,559

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Day 1

Depart North America

Depart North America today for your flight to Indonesia

Day 2

Arrive in Jakarta

Arrive Jakarta. You will be met and transferred to your chosen hotel by a Goway representative. The balance of the day is at leisure. Enjoy a complimentary welcome dinner at Alila Jakarta

Meal Plan Dinner
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Hotel Santika Premiere Hayam Wuruk

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    Hotel Santika Premiere Hayam Wuruk



    Hotel Santika Premiere Hayam Wuruk is a 4-star hotel in the center of a historic colonial Dutch town. Today, the street lies at the heart of thriving business district, with an abundance of shops and offices and a bustling atmosphere day and night. Close to ...

    Hotel Santika Premiere Hayam Wuruk is a 4-star hotel in the center of a historic colonial Dutch town. Today, the street lies at the heart of thriving business district, with an abundance of shops and offices and a bustling atmosphere day and night.

    Close to Jakarta's "old city," just north of Gambir railway station and the Monas Monument, Jalan Hayam Wuruk is a major thorough fare connecting the city's old and new districts.

    Facilities

    • Ballroom
    • Cafe
    • Concierge
    • Fitness Centre
    • Lounge
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Restaurant
    • Swimming Pool

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Day 3

Jakarta to Bandung

This morning you will visit Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, which showcases the best of Indonesia in one small park, giving visitors a glimpse of the diversity of Indonesia’s archipelago in a single location. It represents Indonesia's provinces and their outstanding characteristics, reflected most strikingly in the exact regional architecture of the province. It also has its own orchid garden in which hundreds of Indonesian orchid varieties are grown. There is also a bird park with a walk-in aviary, a fauna museum and recreational grounds. The special interest here is the Museum Indonesia, a richly decorated building in Balinese architecture, that houses contemporary arts, crafts and traditional costumes from the different regions of the country.

Continue drive to Bogor, a cool city about 60km south of Jakarta. Bogor is known as “city of rain” due to its frequent rain showers. The city spreads over a basin near Salak, and Mount Gede volcanoes. Visit the Bogor Botanical Garden located in the city center and adjoining to the presidential palace compound of Istana Bogor. It covers an area if 87 hectares and has more than 13,000 different kinds of trees and plants of various origin. With lots of rain even in dry season, it makes the garden an advantageous location for the cultivation of tropical plants.

Drive further to Bandung, and enjoy another stopalong the way to view the vast tea plantation in Puncak. Late afternoon arrive at your hotel for your two nights’ stay in Bandung.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Novotel Bandung Hotel

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    Novotel Bandung Hotel



    Novotel Bandung is located in central Bandung, and makes the perfect base for exploring the rich colonial architecture of the city. The hotel offers 156 spacious rooms with contemporary design. Facilities include a swimming pool, fitness centre, in-house restaurant and bar. Enjoy a relaxing massage, ...

    Novotel Bandung is located in central Bandung, and makes the perfect base for exploring the rich colonial architecture of the city. The hotel offers 156 spacious rooms with contemporary design. Facilities include a swimming pool, fitness centre, in-house restaurant and bar.

    Enjoy a relaxing massage, followed by a dip in the swimming pool. Get a taste of Indonesian with The Square restaurant truly authentic Indonesian and Asian cuisine at Novotel Bandung.

    Facilities

    • Fitness Centre
    • In House Restaurant and Bar
    • Swimming Pool

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Day 4

Bandung

After an early breakfast, depart to visit Tangkuban Perahu crater, an active volcano that dominates the northern side of Bandung basin. Driving via the old Dutch resort town of Lembang which lies at the foot of the volcano in the midst of a lush market garden area famous for its fruits, vegetables, flowers and dairy products. From Lembang, the road skirts the eastern flanks of the volcano, passing through verdant tea plantations. After about 9km, you reach the Tangkuban Perahu Nature Reserve gate. There is a whole series of craters to walk around and even down into, where sulfurous steam gurgles out of muddy fissures in the earth.

From Tangkuban Perahu, it’s about 30 minutes’ drive to Ciater Hotsprings, a nice park with small pools to sit or swim. The streams and pools are fed by warm mineral springs, as a result of the heat from the nearby volcano.

In early afternoon drive back to Bandung. Coming closer to the city, drive around for sightseeing to see the city’s landmarks. Pass by Gedung Sate, a public building that was designed according to a neoclassical design incorporating native Indonesian elements by Dutch architect J. Gerber. Its common name, Gedung sate, is a nickname that translates literally from Indonesian to “'satay building”, which is a reference to the shape of the building's central pinnacle - which resemble the shape of one of the Indonesian traditional dish called satay.

Next, for an immediate introduction to the sounds of this provincial capital, try your hand at regional music by joining local children from a traditional “angklung orchestra” Mang Udjo. This unusual form of music creates sweet resonating melodies, by the gentle shaking of bamboo instruments. Be prepared to get involved, this is a fun and very hands-on workshop.

In the late afternoon, the cooler climate makes wandering the city streets a pleasure. Walk along Cihampelas street, familiarly known as ‘Jean Street’, here you can shop at the famous bargain fashion boutiques with their outlandish shop fronts.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Day 5

Bandung to Wonosobo

After breakfast, transfer to Bandung train station for a morning train ride discover the hillsides of Central Java and the vast ricefields and countless traditional Javanese hamlets. Lunch box will be provided. 

After about 6-7 hours on the train, you will arrive at Kutoarjo station . After you check in at the hotel in Wonosobo, the balance of the day is at leisure to explore this little charming city on the slopes of the Dieng Plateau.

 

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Kresna Hotel

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    Kresna Hotel


    Kresna Hotel Wonosobo is conveniently located in the popular Wonosobo area. Both business travelers and tourists can enjoy the hotel's facilities and services. Service-minded staff will welcome and guide you at the Kresna Hotel Wonosobo. Entertain the hotel's recreational facilities, including outdoor pool, pool (kids), ...

    Kresna Hotel Wonosobo is conveniently located in the popular Wonosobo area. Both business travelers and tourists can enjoy the hotel's facilities and services. Service-minded staff will welcome and guide you at the Kresna Hotel Wonosobo. Entertain the hotel's recreational facilities, including outdoor pool, pool (kids), billiards, garden

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Day 6

Wonosobo to Yogyakarta

Dieng Plateau is a marshy plateau that forms the floor of a caldera complex on the Dieng Volcanic complex near the city of Wonosobo in Central Java. Referred to as “Dieng”, it sits at 2200 meters above sea level, far from major population centres. The name “Dieng” comes from “Di Hyang” which means “abode of the Gods”.

Depart early morning and drive to Dieng plateu for a glorious morning through mountains. Here, the rugged landscape is too harsh for cultivation of rice and market gardens. By the roadsides in these enchanting highlands, villagers set up impromptu markets selling vegetables and hardy pulses. Finally the road reaches the awe-inspiring Dieng Plateau. This mystical location is the breathtaking setting for Java’s oldest temples, Dieng Temples, a Hindu centre of worship since the 7th century and traditionally seen as the seat of Java’s supernatural powers.

After the temples, also visit the Sikidang crater, one of craters in Dieng. It is the most easy to reach due to its location. Sikidang crater is formed from volcanic eruption in Dieng Plateau centuries ago. This is an active crater where you could see the volcanic activity in the form of volcanic mud that bursts with poisonous gas that pepper in the form of thick white smoke.

Also stop at two lakes that are located close to each other, only divided by plains running down between them. Telaga Warna is a beautiful lake with turquoise hues caused by the bubbling sulfur deposits around its shores. While Telaga Pengilon is a clear lake which is named after the Javanese word for “mirror” because of its calm and clear surface.

Return to hotel for late breakfast and check-out, then travel down to Magelang. In the afternoon you will explore and unravel the mysteries behind Borobudur Temple. The colossal Buddhist monument was built by hand from thousands of volcanic and river stone blocks during the 8th and 9th centuries. Some 432 serene faced Buddha images stare out over the surrounding rice fields and distant mountains.

Visit also the nearby exquisite Mendut Temple, even older than Borobudur. Here, you can see three magnificent and well preserved carved stone statues set inside the pyramid shaped temple. At Pawon Temple admire the relief panels and beautiful architecture of this small and solitary Javanese temple.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

The Phoenix Hotel Yogyakarta MGallery by Sofitel

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    The Phoenix Hotel Yogyakarta MGallery by Sofitel



    Elegantly set in the heart of Yogyakarta, close to Malioboro street, the majestic building of The Phoenix Hotel Yogyakarta, dating back to 1918, revisits in style the classical bygone era with a fusion of Asian and European decor. This MGallery by Sofitel boutique hotel, features ...

    Elegantly set in the heart of Yogyakarta, close to Malioboro street, the majestic building of The Phoenix Hotel Yogyakarta, dating back to 1918, revisits in style the classical bygone era with a fusion of Asian and European decor. This MGallery by Sofitel boutique hotel, features a restaurant, a wine bar offering creative cocktails, a terrace overlooking an open courtyard, an inviting swimming pool, an indulgent day spa and modern conferencing facilities for your exclusive experience.

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    • Fitness Centre
    • Outdoor Pool
    • Parking

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Day 7

Yogyakarta

After breakfast visit the Prambanan Temple, widely regarded as the most beautiful and graceful Hindu temple in Indonesia. It consists of many temples with sharp, jaggedly sculpted towers, the tallest of which rises a staggering 47 metres into the sky.

Then visit the enchanting grounds of the Kraton (Sultan’s Palace) with its typical Javanese architecture and traditional old-world values. Still the official residence of the Sultan, the palace is guarded by old courtiers in traditional costume, complete with the kris, a Javanese ceremonial dagger tucked into their sarongs Visit a batik-making home industry where you can see the process of making batik from the drawing, colouring/“batik-ing”, and washing until it becomes a beautiful piece of cloth.

At Kota Gede, which is home to Yogyakarta’s famous artisans, visit silversmith workshops with the sights and sounds of silver being sculptured into fine ornaments and delicate jewellery.

Return to hotel for a rest.

In the evening gather for dinner followed by an evening performance of the classical Ramayana ballet at Purawisata. Watch the local dance troupe performing one of Java’s most famous dances.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 8

Depart Indonesia

You will be transferred to the airport this morning for your flight back to North America.

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DEPARTURES:

Daily

From Vancouver CAD

Travel Dates 2019

13 May – 24 May

$3,579

25 May – 21 June &  2 July – 14 August 

$3,739

22 June – 1 July

$3,999

15 August – 10 December  

$3,559

11 – 20 December

$4,249

For departures from:
Victoria – add $120
Kamloops – add $210
Kelowna – add $140
Calgary / Edmonton – add $170
Winnipeg – add $260
Saskatoon / Regina – add $190

From Toronto  CAD

Travel Dates 2019

13 – 24 May & 16 September – 30 November

$3,879

25 May – 21 June & 2 July – 14 August

$4,169

22 June – 1 July

$4,439

15 August – 15 September &  1 – 10 December

$3,909

11 – 20 December

$4,919

For departures from:
Montreal / Ottawa – add $70
Quebec / Thunder Bay – add $200
Halifax / St Johns – add $270

From New York  USD

Travel Dates 2019

21 May – 3 July & 4 – 23 October & 10 – 20 December

$2,999

4 July – 25 August 

$2,899

26 August – 3 October & 24 October – 9 December

$2,559

For departures from:
Denver – add $200
Miami / Boston – add $340
Houston – add $300

From Los Angeles  USD

Travel Dates 2019

13 May – 9 December

$2,939

10 – 20 December  

$3,789

For departures from:
Seattle / Dallas – add $280
San Francisco – add $190

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Roundtrip airfare and taxes from North America to Indonesia
  • Local airfare 
  • 6 nights' first class accommodation
  • All the transfers and sightseeing tours as per the itinerary
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Breakfast daily
  • 4 lunches and 3 dinners

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not specifically indicated
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities

OTHER INFORMATION: 

Book by 31 July 2019. Airfares used in the above pricing is subject to availability, and they have to be purchased by a certain date.  As they are the cheapest airfares, they do include restrictions that include but not limited to; no pre-seating, luggage costs at time of check in and will not present the best flying time or routing.  Please inquire for full details on above and chat with our experts on all available airfare options

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.


8 Dec 2019
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