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Leave everyday life behind... On Bali and Java, that's very easy!
Be amazed by spectacular natural spectacles!
The nature of the islands is imposing and diverse.
Typical Bali: The beautiful rice terraces.
You could soon enjoy this view live!
Jakarta is an experience in itself.
Java is full of surprises...
A dream pool, in the middle of greenery.
This environment seems almost mystical.
Here you can relax and unwind especially beautifully...
Experience the highlights of Bali and Java on a private guided tour
Spectacular hiking tours to active volcanoes
Discover cultural highlights like the Borobudur Temple
Accommodation in handpicked, exclusive hotels
Customized travel planning: We adapt the trip to your personal wishes
Java beckons with breathtaking volcanic landscapes, thousands of years old temples, magnificent palaces, and sleepy villages. On Bali, the island of gods and demons, fine sandy beaches, black lava coasts, and adventurous jungle worlds await you.
Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of foreign cultures, experience their rites and ceremonies, traditions, and unique ways of life.
Your adventure on the two Indonesian islands of Java and Bali begins with the pickup at the airport. From Germany, you can start either in Yogyakarta or in Semarang.
After your arrival on Java, the main island of the Indonesian archipelago, you will be welcomed at the airport of Yogyakarta. On the subsequent drive to Magelang, north of Yogyakarta, your route will take you past Ketep Pass. From here you will have a fabulous view of Gunung Merapi, the "Fire Mountain".
Semarang is located on the north coast of the island of Java and is the capital of the province of Central Java. Since Dutch colonial times, Semarang has also been an important port for maritime trade and is the seventh largest city in Indonesia with a population of 1.5 million.
Visit the landmark of Lawang Sewu, a masterpiece of Dutch colonial architecture. The building was constructed between 1904 and 1907 as the former headquarters of the National Railway Company of the Dutch East Indies. The name means "a thousand doors" in Javanese.
Travel time: Jogjakarta airport - hotel: about 2 hours 30 minutes / about 92 km
Travel time: Semarang airport - hotel: about 1 hours 30 minutes / about 64 km
1 night stay with breakfast in Jawa Tengah, Java
Start the day today at 10:00 a.m. with a walking tour of the MesaSTILA Café Plantation. Your local guide will explain all about the quality of the organic Robusta Café that grows on the property as you walk through the fields. At the coffee hut, you will observe the use of traditional techniques with which the coffee beans are roasted and ground. In the middle of the plantation, you will have the opportunity to taste café, as well as jamu, a Javanese herbal drink. Also see the organic vegetables and tropical fruits that grow there.
The rest of the day is free for you to spend as you wish. You will be spoiled for choice from a wide range of activities and a holistic wellness program.
1 night with breakfast in Jawa Tengah, Java.
After an invigorating and, above all, healthy breakfast, you will set out today to explore the most important sight in Java. The unique, mystical atmosphere at Borobudur Temple will remain in your memory for a long time. Buddha is omnipresent here. Devout pilgrims seek and find enlightenment here, giving visitors a sense of peace and contentment.
Overgrown jungle and the traces of several volcanic eruptions buried the most important Buddhist sanctuary in the world for centuries. Today, the complex looks like a spaceship from a distance, providing a glimpse not only of Buddha's life, but also that of the local people.
After an extensive visit, you will continue to the stupa restaurant, where you will be served a unique lunch.
In the afternoon, you will proceed toward Yoygyakarta, to your hotel.
Travel time: Hotel - Borobudur Temple: approx. 1 hour / approx. 42 km
Travel time: Borobudur Temple - Yoygyakarta : about 1 hour 30 minutes / about 60 km
1 night stay with breakfast and lunch in Yogyakarta, Java
Learn more about the history and cultural traditions of Yogya. You will start with a visit to the Sultan's Palace, popularly known as the "Kraton". This building, built between 1756 -1790, is a fine example of traditional Javanese Sultanate architecture. During a guided tour of the various rooms and chambers, you will learn interesting facts about the Javanese culture and heritage. Proceed to the neighboring Taman Sari, water palace and garden. This is part of the royal complex and was built over 200 years ago by the first Sultan as a bathing pool for his harem.
Lunch will be served afterwards at Bale Rao's restaurant.
In the afternoon, you will drive 17 km to the outskirts of Jogjakarta to visit the sanctuaries of Prambanan. The temples for the gods Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva are among the most beautiful and valuable in Hinduism. They were built in the 9th century and have been under the protection of UNESCO World Heritage since 1991. This temple complex belongs to the kingdom of Mataram. The kings of Mataram wanted to outdo the temple complex of Borobudur with the construction of Prambanan and even had the Opak river diverted for it to make room for the architectural legacy. Continue to Plaosan, a less visited temple.
1 night with breakfast and lunch in Yogyakarta, Java.
Board the train with your guide and enjoy the scenic train ride to Jombang in East Java (Planned train ride, Sancaka Pagi (Executive- morning train). Depart at 06:45 a.m., arrive at 10:33 a.m. Subject to change).
Train journeys are a wonderful opportunity to meet local people and also the best way to discover the volcanic landscape of East Java and Central Java.
Upon arrival in Jombang, you will continue by vehicle. You will continue to nearby Trowulan, an archaeological site of the former capital of the Majapahit Kingdom, which ruled the island of Java for decades. Visit the Trowulan Archaeological Museum, the Candi Bajang Ratu and Candi Tikus temples.
Lunch will be served at Dewi Sri Restaurant. Afterwards, you will proceed to Malang.
Train journey duration: Yogyakarta - Malang: about 4 hours.
1 night with breakfast and lunch in Malang, Java
Start touring Malang with a becak, a local bike. Start from Ijen Boulevard. The streets of Malang are filled with grand buildings from the colonial era. Marvel at the historical works and the local bird market before ending the tour with a visit to the city cathedral.
From here, cross the road to Toko Oen. Lunch will be served at this restaurant. This delightfully nostalgic place is located in a charming colonial building from the 1920s and has been open since 1936. The restaurant offers a mix of Dutch and Indonesian cuisine, as well as delicious homemade ice cream.
After lunch, begin your onward journey towards Mount Bromo via a scenic mountain road through breathtaking scenery to the entrance of Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park.
Arrive at your selected hotel in Tosari/near Mount Bromo, then check in.
Travel time Malang - Bromo: approx. 2 hours 30 minutes / approx. 60 km
1 night stay with breakfast and lunch in Tosari, Java
Get up early in the morning today to see the sunrise at Mount Bromo. You will drive by jeep to a viewpoint with magnificent views of the volcano and its surroundings. Take it all in.
You will climb the volcano, which is mostly covered in dense fog in the morning. The fog with the ground covered in gray ash creates an extraordinary atmosphere, often compared to the surface of the moon. A 20-minute-long horseback ride brings you to steps that lead you to the active crater rim of Bromo.
You back to your hotel by horse and jeep and have your breakfast. Afterwards, a long drive along the north coast of Java will take you to the eastern part of the island. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant along the way.
You will reach Banyuwangi in the late afternoon.
Travel time: Hotel - Borobudur Temple: approx. 6 hours / approx. 220 km
1 night stay with breakfast and lunch in Banyuwangi, Java.
Once again, it is worth getting up early today. You will drive by jeep through coffee and clove plantations to reach the village of Licin. Once here, you will begin an approximately 90-minute-long climb to the Ijen Crater. During the climb, marvel at the spectacular scenery. Once at the crater rim, enjoy the enchanting crater lake at an altitude of 2,883 meters. Here you have the unique opportunity to admire the unique play of colors of the deep blue crater lake in contrast to the smoking, bright yellow sulfur stones. The huge sulfur boulders have to be mined by the miners and carried down to the valley in bamboo baskets.
After descending into the valley, you will continue to the port in Ketapang, where you will board the ferry to Bali. Once on the island of gods and demons, you will drive along the north coast to Lovina.
Travel time: Banuwangi - Ijen Crater: approx. 2 hours / approx. 60 km
Travel time: Ijen Crater - Lovina: about 4 hours / about 140 km
1 night stay with breakfast in Lovina, Bali
After spending the morning as you wish, you will continue south to Ubud. On the way, you will stop at the Gitgit waterfall. With an impressive height of 35 meters, it is not the highest on the island, but the most famous.
Then continue to Ulun Danu Bratan Temple on the shores of Lake Bratan. The temple dedicated to the deities Shiva, Brahma, and Vishnu is one of the most important temples in Bali, and the most photographed landmark on the island.
You will reach Ubud in the afternoon and check-in to your hotel.
Travel time: Hotel - Borobudur Temple: about 2 hours / about 70 km
1 night stay with breakfast in Ubud, Bali
Spend the day however you want. Ubud is considered an arts town and a relaxing place in the heart of Bali. Ubud is especially popular for Balinese art as well as the beautiful surrounding landscapes. Although the town has not been an unknown village for a long time, it has managed to retain its charm and character. It is ideal for relaxing a bit and experiencing Ubud's sights and culture.
1 night with breakfast in Ubud, Bali
Depending on your departure time, you will be transferred to the airport and your trip will come to an end.
Travel time: Ubud - Denpasar Airport: approx. 1 hour 30 minutes / approx. 40 km
MesaSTILA Resort*****, Jawa Tengah, Indonesia
In 1932, the property was built on a coffee plantation. Since then, the coffee plantation has been expanded to include the cultivation of vegetables, fruits, and herbs, which are used in the hotel's own kitchen. Mesastila is a hidden diamond in the middle of a breathtaking landscape. The property includes historic buildings: the main residence of the former Prince of Java and the plantation owner's mansion.
The resort features a swimming pool, luxurious spa, tennis courts, restaurant, and bar.
The villas are furnished with numerous antiques and offer verandas with views of the plantations or surrounding mountains, as well as bath/shower, toilet, air conditioning, Internet access, minibar, safe, coffee & tea making facilities, and TV on request.
The Phoenix Hotel Yogyakarta *****, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Located in the heart of Yogyakarta, the landmark Phoenix Hotel Yogyakarta, an MGallery hotel very close to the popular Malioboro shopping street, is an imposing colonial building dating from 1918. The Phoenix Hotel offers 144 elegant Asian-European-style rooms and suites with balconies, a restaurant, a wine bar, and an outdoor bar overlooking the courtyard. You also have access to a pool, day spa, and modern meeting rooms.
Tugu Hotel *****, Malang, Indonesia.
This comfortable hotel is centrally located. Numerous sights can be reached in just a few minutes.
Relaxing moments are promised by the Aspara Spa, which offers massages. Dining options include Melati Pavilion Restaurant, serving Chinese and Western cuisine, and the romantic L'Amour Fou Restaurant, serving French and Italian dishes. At Roti Tugu Bakery and Sidewalk Café, enjoy freshly baked bread and local delicacies. At Tugu Tea House, enjoy complimentary afternoon tea, while BAN LAM Wine Shop & Bar treats you to cocktails.
Rooms at Hotel Tugu impress with their colonial-style design. All rooms offer satellite TV and a minibar.
Jiwa Jawa Bromo *****, Bromo, Indonesia
Hotel Jiwa Jawa Bromo, at the foot of Mount Bromo, is not only one of the most pleasant hotels in the region, it also offers a successful blend of art, culture, and architecture.
Ijen Resort and Villas - The Hidden Paradise ****, Banyuwangi, Indonesia
Ijen Resort and Villas offers guests an outdoor pool with views of the Ijen Crater, a bar, a garden, and a sun terrace. Continental and American breakfast is offered at the restaurant. The bright rooms offer magnificent views of the surrounding area.
The Lovina ****+, Lovina, Indonesia.
A selection of Balinese-style villas with a private pool and sea views await you at the 4.5-star The Lovina Hotel. Look forward to soothing spa treatments here. Wi-Fi is free of charge throughout the accommodation. The in-house Heliconia restaurant serves European, Mediterranean, Chinese, and Balinese dishes.
The attractively designed, spacious villas impress with their open-plan layout. Select accommodations offer full cooking facilities. A flat-screen TV and DVD player contribute to a pleasant stay in all accommodations. Your private bathroom is equipped with a bathtub or shower.
The Lovina is about 200 meters from a pristine beach. You can reach Lovina Beach after a 2-minute walk, and an excellent dolphin-watching spot can be reached after a 5-minute drive. A 2.5-hour drive separates you from Ngurah Rai International Airport.
A shuttle service to local destinations or day trips can be arranged at the tour desk. You can also make use of the barbecue facilities and fitness room. Laundry service is provided for your convenience.
Maya Ubud *****, Ubud, Indonesia
This top-class hotel complex is located in close proximity to the artists' and craftsmen's town of Ubud.
A lovingly landscaped garden surrounds the Maya. The complex fits harmoniously into this garden. The unique style and decoration of the accommodations with great attention to detail, each of which has a balcony or terrace, make up the flair of this perfect tropical paradise. Other hotel amenities include: conference rooms, business center, Internet access, laundry service, hotel safe, library, souvenir store, mini market, restaurants, café, bar, 2 outdoor pools, spa, wellness, yoga, pilates, meditation, cooking classes, fitness room, and bicycle rental.
The total of 48 luxuriously and individually furnished rooms are all equipped with shower, or bathtub, hairdryer, air conditioning, TV, telephone, Internet access, minibar with coffee and tea maker, and safe.
Duration of the trip: 11 days / 10 nights
2 nights at MesaSTILA Resort***** with breakfast in a Plantation Villa, Jawa Tengah, Java
2 nights at The Phoenix Hotel Yogyakarta***** with breakfast and lunch in a Deluxe Room, Yogyakarta, Java
1 night at Tugu Hotel***** with breakfast and lunch in a super deluxe room, Malang, Java
1 night at Jiwa Jawa Bromo***** with breakfast and lunch in a Deluxe Room, Tosari, Java
1 Night at Ijen Resort and Villas - The Hidden Paradise**** with breakfast and lunch in a Garden Suite, Banyuwangi, Java
1 night at The Lovina****+ with breakfast in a Deluxe Suite, Lovina, Bali
2 nights at the Maya Ubud***** with breakfast in a Deluxe Room, Ubud, Bali