Java & Bali Explorer

Highlights

Learn about Indonesia’s history in Jakarta, Visit Bandung, ‘the Paris of Java’, Experience village life in rural Indonesia, Cross Java’s volcanic landscape, Cycle through Ubud’s laneways, Climb Mt Batur and witness the sun rising over Bali , Admire Bali’s beautiful lake temple

Tour description provided by Intrepid

Combining Java’s collection of earthly volcanoes and pre-historic jungles with Bali’s stunning beaches, Java and Bali Explorer is a great way to experience the incredible contrasts and magical scenery of Indonesia. Get to the heart of life on this famous archipelago by visiting rice paddies, tea plantations and remote villages. Be charmed by Indonesia’s rich cultural heritage, witness traditional dance performances and visit ornate temples. From the fervent pace of Jakarta to the back alleys of Ubud, the islands of Bali and Java are Indonesia’s most celebrated duo – a treasure trove of beautiful beaches, rolling hills and dynamic cities.

Itinerary

Jakarta
Indonesia's sprawling capital, Jakarta is a vast cultural melting pot which reflects the many faces of modern Indonesia.
Bandung
Once known as the 'Paris of Java', Bandung still retains relics of its Dutch colonial past with some fine examples of architecture from that era.
Pangandaran
A small fishing village popular with visitors looking for a coastal escape, Pangandaran offers fine-sand beaches, cottage industries and an impressive green canyon.
Yogyakarta
Java's cultural heart is an Intrepid favourite. From batik workshops to the nearby Hindu and Buddhist temples, 'Yogya' is one of South-East Asia's gems.
Seloliman Nature Reserve
Situated on the slopes of the sacred Penanggungan volcano, the peaceful Seloliman Nature Reserve is home to an environmental education centre set amid rice paddies and rainforest.
Mt Bromo
Set in the timeless homeland of the Tenggerese, the smoking crater of Mt Bromo is a spectacular sight as it sits inside the massive Tengger caldera.
Kalibaru
Surrounded by coffee planations and beautiful mountain scenery, Kalibaru is a small hillside village with a pleasant climate.
Tanah Lot
Home to one of Bali's most famous and venerated temples, Tanah Lot is a stunning sight best viewed at sunset.
Ubud
As Bali's main arts and cultural centre, Ubud is a wonderful place to experience the magic that has made this such a popular travel destination.
Sidemen
Set in the foothills of Mt Agung, the peaceful and friendly village of Sidemen is proof that Bali has pockets completely away from the tourist trail.
Mt Batur
An active volcano rising from a stark and spectacular caldera, Mt Batur is a stunning sight with the crystal-clear waters of Lake Batur below.
Lovina
Famous for the dolphins that patrol its coast, Lovina is a great place for fine food, traditional massage or a big night out.
Bedugul
Nestled in Bali's cool and misty highlands, the mountain town of Bedugal lies in a beautiful region of volcanic lakes and ranges covered in lush vegetation.
Ubud
Ubud has numerous art galleries and interesting museums to explore and plenty of woodwork, silverware and other handicraft shops to browse.