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Jakarta to Ubud tour
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Jakarta to Ubud

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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
14 days
From: $ 1,602 $ 114 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Yogyakarta is one of South-East Asia's standout spots, and a cycling trip takes you through its backcountry, a world of flower-studded fields and smiling locals
  • Take a guided walk through the jungle and rice paddies of Seloliman Nature Reserve, then sit back, relax and soak up the ambience under the stars
  • Climbing Mt Bromo in the early hours of the morning is an adventure to remember. If the conditions are right, you'll be rewarded with a dazzling sunset over mist-laden volcanoes
  • Get behind the scenes of some of Java's fascinating local industries – from coffee, cocoa and palm sugar to traditional Javanese medicine
  • There's plenty of time to chill out at beautiful Pemuteran by the beach

Short Description

Don’t be fooled into thinking Indonesia is ‘just another island getaway’, because the scale of experiences you’ll have in this magical country are truly epic. Miles of empty beaches, steamy verdant rainforests, volcano-studded valleys, culture-rich cities, ancient temples – and that’s just the places they tell you about. From Yogyakarta to Mt Bromo, Seloliman to Ubud, take this journey and fall in love with incredible Indonesia.

Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Trip Type Small Group Tour
Off the beaten track trips will stretch your comfort zone. They don't always feature tourist highlights, but dive deeper into local life and culture.
Itinerary Focus Off the Beaten Path
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport N/A
Start City Jakarta
End City Ubud

Destinations

Indonesia

Cities & Attractions

Bali Jakarta Ubud

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Itinerary

Day 1 Jakarta

Selamat datang! Welcome to Indonesia. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6pm today. Please look for a note in the hotel lobby or ask the hotel reception where it will take place. We'll be collecting your insurance details and next of kin information at this meeting, so please ensure you have all these details to provide to your leader.  If you arrive early, check out some of Jakarta's interesting museums, such as the Wayang (puppetry), Balai Seni Rupa (fine arts) and Maritime museums. The National Museum is great for first-time visitors. For city monuments, don't miss Si Jagur, an old Portuguese cannon ornately decorated with sexual imagery, or the Monas (National Monument) dedicated to the spirit of the Indonesian people.

Day 2 Jakarta

Familiarise yourself with the city on a full day tour with your local guide. Take in Sunda Kelapa port, where the Dutch first landed, temple-filled Chinatown and the old town of Batavia. Visit a Chinese mansion (Chandra Naya) and gain an insight into the beautiful Peranakan architecture. Wander about Fatahillah Square, then explore the religious side of the city at Cathedral Church and Istiqlal Mosque, the largest mosque in South East Asia. Meander through the antique market at Jalan Surabaya.

Day 3 Pangandaran

Today there's some distance to cover, so you will spend most of the day travelling. Travel by train to Purwokerto City (approximately 5.5 hours), then take a private minibus to Pangandaran (approximately 3 hours). Pangandaran is a small fishing village popular with visitors looking for a coastal escape. The Penanjung Nature Reserve on the adjoining peninsula boasts some impressive flora and fauna.

Day 4 Pangandaran

Set off on a tour of the local surrounds, villages, cottage industries and the impressive green canyon. Your day trip begins with a stop at a local market to check out the produce and home industries such as palm sugar and rice cracker production, as well as the famous Javanese 'Wayan Golek' (traditional wooden puppets). Then you'll continue to the Green Canyon. Hop aboard your boat and travel upriver (approximately 30 minutes) through superb jungle scenery, before stopping for a swim up into the canyon itself. This spot, whose water is green as its name suggests, is a popular hangout for locals, so take the opportunity to interact. Your day concludes at a nearby beach where you can take a break for lunch and swim in the afternoon before heading back.

Day 5 Yogyakarta

Head inland by private minibus (approximately 1 hour) before catching a train to Yogyakarta (approximately 4 hours). This town is one of South East Asia's real gems. It's Java's cultural heart, has a great atmosphere and is an Intrepid favourite. From batik workshops to the nearby Hindu and Buddhist temples, 'Yogya' offers a great array of cultural avenues to explore.

Day 6 Yogyakarta

Rise early to catch the morning light and avoid the crowds at Candi Borobudur, the largest Buddhist structure on earth. This magnificent World Heritage site is set in a tranquil park. As you approach, you'll see the enigmatic temple rise before you, looming above the tropical foliage. With your local guide, follow the route of ancient pilgrims, circling the mandala-shaped structure from the early realms towards Nirvana. It's truly one of South East Asia's treasures. Afterwards, enjoy an afternoon of free time. You might like to visit one of Yogya's other heritage temples – this time perhaps of the Hindu variety. Prambanan Temple is the largest Hindu complex in Java. This evening perhaps catch a performance of the epic Ramayana Ballet. Your leader will be able to check dates and availability for you.

Day 7 Yogyakarta

Pedal out of the city on a cycling tour (approximately 6 km) through the rice fields and countryside surrounding Yogyakarta. See the locals in this area making various goods, from bricks to tofu to tempe. As well as palms and lush green grasslands, you will see the odd burst of yellow and pink flowers by the side of the road, which make for great photo opportunities. This cycling tour is on relatively flat ground, so it won't be too strenuous. There will be ample time to take in all the interesting scenes of slow-paced local life. You will then have a free afternoon today and there is many activities for you to choose in Yogyakarta. Perhaps a cooking class to learn about Indonesian cuisine or limber up with a yoga class, there is something for everyone.

Day 8 Seloliman Nature Reserve

Travel by train (approximately 4.5 hours) before transferring on a minivan (approximately 1 hour) to Seloliman Nature Reserve. The peaceful Seloliman Nature Reserve is situated on the slopes of the sacred Penanggungan volcano. Meet some of the volunteers working at the Seloliman Environmental Education Centre and eat delicious, locally grown organic produce cooked by their staff. The centre's accommodation is atmospheric, with open-air bathrooms built in harmony with the surrounding forrest, so take this opportunity to relax. This is a beautiful spot to appreciate nature – be sure to sit under the stars tonight and take in the ambience of the mountainous surrounds.

Day 9 Seloliman Nature Reserve - Mt Bromo

Join reserve staff on a walk around the reserve, learning about the local environment and the Javanese tradition of herbal medicine (approximately 2.5 hours). You'll gain an insight into local flora and fauna, traditional farming methods, rice production, the mini hydro electricity plant and the local village coffee shop. Finish up with a traditional Jamu demonstration and a tasting of 'Javanese medicine'. Continue on to Mt Bromo, the timeless homeland of the Tenggerese (approximately 4 hours). The still-active Mount Bromo (2,329 m) is the most well known volcano of the Tengger massif. This region is also the homeland of the Tenggerese and the steep, cultivated hills of the Tengger Valley. Our accommodation tonight is in villa’s and each villa has 2 rooms with a lounge room and one shared bathroom between the 2 rooms. Retire early tonight, in preparation for tomorrow's early start.

Day 10 Mt Bromo - Kalibaru

Your early start today (around 3am) will be well worth it, trust us. First you'll drive to a lookout point in jeeps for sunrise over the sea of sands. If the weather is clear, the sunrise over this eerie sea of volcanoes is an unforgettable experience. Afterwards descend in your jeep to the sea of sands and climb up to to the volcano crater to take a peek inside (note this can be closed during periods of volcanic activity) The ascent is not too difficult (approximately 45 minutes), but it can be very cold, so don't forget to bring extra layers of clothing. It's also worth bringing a scarf to cover your nose and mouth, as it can get dusty. Note that Mount Bromo is one of the highlights of the trip but it’s very popular, so during holiday periods expect it to be crowded. Return to the hotel to freshen up and then depart midmorning to Kalibaru in a private minivan (approximately 5.5 hours). You'll stop for lunch en route, then arrive in the afternoon, with time to relax by the pool or perhaps indulge in a local massage.

Day 11 Kalibaru - Pemuteran

Head out early in the morning to tour nearby coffee, cocoa and rubber plantations. You'll see how rubber is processed, how coffee is dried, and, if there's time, how cocoa is fermented. Before you set off, enjoy a nice cup of coffee or tea and snack on fried banana. Travel by minibus to the far eastern end of Java, Gilimanuk (approximately 3 hours). There is often a lot of heavy traffic on this stretch of road as it's the main entry point for Bali, so there may be some delays. Next you'll board a ferry across the Java Strait (approximately 1 hour), before boarding another minibus for a journey along the west coast of Bali (approximately 1 hour). Travel on to Pemuteran, your destination for the next two nights.

Day 12 Pemuteran

Enjoy a relaxing day in this gorgeous beach side spot. Maybe start the day with a relaxing yoga class and then explore the local area at your own pace. Visit the surrounding monkey-filled temples, go swimming, snorkelling, or simply sit back, relax and watch the fishermen go about their work.

Day 13 Ubud

Make the journey to Ubud (approximately 5 hours). En route, stop in at Taman Ayun Temple, taking in the impressive Balinese architecture while you stroll around the tranquil gardens. Ubud is Bali's main arts and cultural centre, recently made famous by the Hollywood movie 'Eat Pray Love'. It's a wonderful place to experience the magic that has made Bali such a popular travel destination.

Day 14 Ubud

Your trip comes to an end after breakfast this morning. There is plenty to see and do if you're staying longer. Hire a bicycle and explore the surrounding rice paddies and small villages, or visit galleries, museums and handicraft merchants in town.

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Excellent trip that I really enjoyed. It was true to the description and my expectations. To get to destinations the trip involves some long travel days but I was expecting that and really enjoyed seeing the Indonesian world going by. The trip had a good mix of busy times and more relaxing recovery times.
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I thoroughly enjoyed this trip as I did a previous Intrepid trip in Japan. Small group, well organised, great guide with excellent knowledge and attention to detail/ passenger comfort and positive experience and I felt we saw a good mix of modern and traditional Indonesia
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Tour guide was excellent, good knowledge and found out information when requested, good local guides and transport, all ran smoothly. After a long day's travel there was accommodation with a good swimming pool followed by a quieter, less damending day.
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THE TRIP WAS VERY WELL MANAGED AND ORGANISED I DONT BELEIVE I WOULD HAVE GAINED THE CULTURAL EXPERIENCE AND LOCAL KNOWLEGE ANY OTHER WAY. TRAVELLING WITH A LIKE MINDED GROUP OF PEOPLE ENHANCES THE EXPERIENCE.
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Nova was an excellent trip leader. I cannot fault him in the slightest. The trip was well organised and flowed pretty well. Nova was very welcoming, helpful and showed the whole group a good time.

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sukio was absolutly the best guide i've ever had!_x000D_
from the beginning on he was here for everyone and he gave me always a safe feeling. i've never felt that safe and confortable before, and i had a day alone before the trip in jakarta, wich was not that easy in this big city as a blonde and white european girl._x000D_
however- sukio was open to us, to everyone and question and the most important he was always carrying about us! on the whole trip we had some special places and hotels wich were not easy to stay if we see that i'v just lifed in the rich swiss. but sukio was always there, perpairing us for everything special and new, telling us what a problem could be, for example the bungalow in seloliman, where we had cold water for shower and a shower outside with frogs- and i dont like frogs.:-) but at least i enjoyed. _x000D_
he always said us what the next departure is and what kind of hotel, people, traditional usings, etc. there are. _x000D_
he always made sure we enjoy every minute of our trip and he never ever sat down before we were pleased or served. he went in bed at least and get up first._x000D_
next to he's very well doing as a guide, he is an amazing person with a big knowledge of indonesia and their religion and tradition. i talked a lot to him about the religion and he was always open, explaining me. also to the whole group. he talked alot about every village we were and their usings._x000D_
he was always in a good moode and he handled difficult situations perfect. everyone was happy in the end of the day. he joind us on optional trips and he was always there. by the way- the cycling tour in jogja was a very good tour and we enjoyed it! help on the ricefield. was said that this tour was not included._x000D_
unforunatly my english is not that good, but, all you need to know is, that sukio is doing he's job perfect! of course not all was perfect for everyone, but sukio made it! his handling was great. the way he is and the way he was carrying about us and our feelings in this big big world was amazing!_x000D_
and i will, well i am telling every friend who's contacting me about my great trip i had with sukio and our woderful group. i just can highly recommend this tour as i had it with him as a guide!
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Group Size:

Small Group - 24 max

Maximum Number of People in Group: 12

Accomodations

Guesthouse (4 nights),Hotel (9 nights)

Guides

All Intrepid group trips are accompanied by one of our group leaders. The aim of the group leader is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. Intrepid endeavours to provide the services of an experienced leader however, due to the seasonality of travel, rare situations may arise where your leader is new to a particular region or training other group leaders. Your leader will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the places visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. At Intrepid we aim to support local guides who have specialised knowledge of the regions we visit. If you were interested in delving deeper into the local culture at a specific site or location then your leader can recommend a local guide service in most of the main destinations of your trip.

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Finish point

  • Artini 2 Cottages
  • 2 Jalan Hanoman
  • Padang Tegal
  • Ubud
  • Bali
  • 85071
  • INDONESIA
  • Phone: +62 361975689
  • Fax: +62 361 813956

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