Explore the highlights of Java and Enchanting Orang Oetans in Wildlife Adventure of Kalimantan
- Indonesia and Bali
Explore the cultural highlights of Central Java, from the spectacular sight of the World Heritage site of Borobudur rising from the startling green paddy fields to the vibrancy of Yogyakarta’s kraton complex. Cruise through the wilds of Kalimantan to explore a pristine jungle environment which is home to a large community of wild orangutans, a variety of birdlife including many kingfishers and woodpeckers and even clouded leopards and civet cats. Trek through the striking landscapes of East Java where rugged volcanoes soar above the surrounding jungle. Join us on this trekking adventure through the beautiful forests of Eastern Java, as we ascend to climb the active Mount Bromo for an impressive sunrise hike. Anyone who visits Java cannot fail to be impressed by the string of volcanoes and dramatic mountain ranges which dominate the skyline of this island.Read more
Explore the cultural highlights of Central Java, from the spectacular sight of the World Heritage site of Borobudur rising from the startling green paddy fields to the vibrancy of Yogyakarta’s kraton complex. Cruise through the wilds of Kalimantan to explore a pristine jungle environment which is home to a large community of wild orangutans, a variety of birdlife including many kingfishers and woodpeckers and even clouded leopards and civet cats. Trek through the striking landscapes of East Java where rugged volcanoes soar above the surrounding jungle. Join us on this trekking adventure through the beautiful forests of Eastern Java, as we ascend to climb the active Mount Bromo for an impressive sunrise hike. Anyone who visits Java cannot fail to be impressed by the string of volcanoes and dramatic mountain ranges which dominate the skyline of this island.
This journey offers the more discerning traveller a vivid and rewarding experience of an intensely striking land and culture, a tapestry of religions and historical influences and splendid landscapes that make it the enchanting 'Garden of the East'. What a wonderful way to end this exhilarating adventure on the island of Bali.
Upon arrival in JOG Airport, meet and greet your guide at arrival gate then you will be further transferred to the hotel. The rest evening is free at leisure.
After breakfast we will drive in to the villages nearby Prambanan temple where you will enjoy an easy cycling exploring the village. Away from the busy traffic and the pollution of the city you discover authentic traditional Javanese life. Cycling through small villages nearby Prambanan passing Lumbung, Bubrah, and Sewu Temples while enjoying the panorama of seasonal local plantations including the rice fields, tobacco, sugar cane, mais, tomato, cassavas, chili, egg plants and many others. In the villages you pass through, daily life goes on, a stop will be made at a local house to meet the people and you may try out the local harvest. A chance to get to know things beyond the tourist attractions!
Visit as well to the Prambanan temple complex. Return to hotel and free at leisure
Today you will explore the surrounding Jogjakarta by firstly visit the Sultan Palace or Keraton then continued to Taman Sari water castle and Kota Gede with its silversmith. Here you will also have chance to experience riding on a becak (pedicab). Afterwards drive further to Magelang and visit Borobudur, Pawon and Mendut Temples. Proceed to your next accommodation in Magelang
Depart from Magelang to Semarang to catch your flight to Pangkalan Bun (schedule is subject to changes). Upon arrival in Pangkalan Bun Airport, meet your guide at arrival gate then proceed to Kumai to get into your boat. Onboard, crossing Kumai river in approximately 15 minutes to reach Seikonyer river, the main river in National Park. Lunch will be served on the boat.Passing the river with full of probiscus monkeys to observe. dinner and overnight on the boat (L,D)
The following important information for Borneo trip on houseboat :
1. Breakfast on boat: toast, eggs, fruits, tea and juices
2. Lunch and Dinner will be simple Indonesia or Chinese food.
It would be better to wear long pants during trekking and also while on boat to avoid mosquito bites.
If you enter the forest and want to see orangutan feeding, then there might be much more mosquito’s than on boat.
Hat and sun glasses will be necessary when the temperature becomes very warm
It is advisable to wear special trekking shoes or sneaker would be fine because when you enter the forest, the trip will be rather difficult since there are many obstacles as the tree roots that will disrupt your trip in the forest. Therefore you need to wear shoes.
Bring also some shoes as a replacement when it’s getting wet.
Bring your own medication and also mosquito and insects repellent, sun block cream
Malaria is small case but just to make sure, it would be better if they have already the vaccine before departure.
Bring your toiletries such as toilet paper, towels, soaps, toothpastes and toothbrushes because it will be not provided on boat
Bring your own blanket because the temperature at night might be cooler because the boat is open
Simple mattress and pillow will be prepared on boat.
Additional light snack and soft drinks
All necessities of meals on boat will be brought from mainland (Kumai) because during the boat trip, there will be no sellers or traders. On boat, there will be a cook join the trip.
You could also bring extra foods, snacks, soft drink or mineral waters and could be bought upon arrival at airport.
Bring also enough cash money which could be taken upon arrival at airport. You will need cash money to buy extra foods, snacks or soft drinks or for the expenses of permit fee camera or handy cam during the trip, personal expenses, tipping for guide and driver and unexpected situation.
Camera & Handy cam
The camera and handy cam fee are not included yet in the program and could be directly paid on the spot. Bring also extra batteries and phone / camera charger.
Bring also flash light, light body pack for trekking and rain coat.
After breakfast, you will have a visit to Pondok Tanggui, the second rehabilitation center where you will see babies and juveniles at feeding area around 09.00 AM, taking pictures while having the information from your guide about them. Continue your trip to reach the highlight of National Park, Camp Leakey area. It will pass the black river which is full of wildlife within such as many kind of birds, primates, fish, also crocodiles.
At 12.00 is the lunch times which will be served by our own cook which special various food. Arriving at Camp Leakey, continued by hiking track into the forest to gain information of the heterogen forest wildlife while observing some wild animal as well. We continue our tour by following orangutan feeding program which is being held at 14.00, bringing milk and fruits, feeders will lead us to the state platform.
You will enjoy the situation till 16.00 back to the boat, downstream to River mouth for overnight and having dinner onboard.
After breakfast on the boat, boating down to Kumai then transferred to the airport for your further flight to Surabaya (the schedule is subject to changes).
Upon arrival in Surabaya, meet our guide then continue your trip to Cemoro Lawang for overnight. It will be quite long driving but you will have chances to stop on the way for making pictures.
After a very early morning wake-up call, you will start your trip to Mount Bromo, which the locals consider to be sacred. After a short but steep jeep ride we will take you to a view point to witness a glorious sunrise. Only when the first rays of dawn appear, you realize the splendor of the environment. A wide, rolling sea of sand is enclosed by perpendicular walls of a few hundred meters high. In a shimmering distance you`ll see some of the highest mountain tops of Java. Then you`ll drive into the huge caldera, across a wide open terrain. The final stretch to the base of Mount Bromo. You have to climb a few stairs to have an awesome look into the crater of an active volcano.
Afterwards return to hotel for breakfast and continue your trip further to the east. Late afternoon arrival in Kalibaru, check in and free at leisure.
This morning we will visit one of the biggest plantation in the far eastern tip of East Java and explore the surrounding the plantation. This 1000ha privately held and run plantation is dedicated to coffee, cocoa, rubber clove and spices. Visitors can walk through century old factories, witnessing the the processing and packing of the crops Depending on the time of the year, you may be able to see the harvesting of coffee or cloves. The surroundings at 600 meter above sea level, are magnificent. Palm trees and tropical rain forest seal the plantation off from the rest of the world. Walking through the village and past the local school and clinic, one realizes the plantation is completely self sufficient. Everywhere people will greet you with courteous smiles.
In the afternoon drive further to Randu Agung for overnight in the middle of the rice terraces.
Ijen is a fascinating mountain in East Java, very near to the Strait of Bali. It takes a 4wd jeep drive from the nearest hotel to the base camp from where you can hike all the way to to the summit. It is an easy trail and path to follow and on the way you meet the sulfur people. These tough locals carry 80kg baskets, filled with "yellow gold", the result of a mining process on the top of the mountain near a formidable crater lake. Up on the rim of this mighty extinct volcano, the views are truly stunning. Whatever direction you turn, mountain tops peak aloft the clouds. Down at the jade colored lake, steam from deep down inside the earth is transformed into yellow crystals upon contact with the atmosphere.
After excursion drive back to hotel and the rest afternoon is free at leisure.
In the morning soft trekking through the rice terraces and villages in the surrounding hotel, see how the villagers cultivate their ground in traditional way. Afterwards continue driving to Ketapang harbor and crossing Bali straits by ferry to Bali. Proceed driving to your next accommodation in Sanur.
The whole day is free at leisure
Free at leisure until departure time, meet your guide at hotel lobby for transfer service to Denpasar airport, onwards to your flight back home.
Accommodation: Room check out time at 12.00h, please store your luggage at concierge, you may use the general hotel facilities until pick up time.