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HEARTLAND OF INDONESIA

Embark on a journey to unveil the diversity of Indonesia by visiting two of the major islands that make up the archipelago, Java and Kalimantan

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What to Expect

Indonesia is the world’s largest archipelago, home to a chain of more than 17,000 tropical islands straddling the Equator between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. With East Timor and Papua New Guinea to the east, Australia to the south, and the Philippines, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand to the north, Indonesia definitely has something for everyone to explore: lush rainforests, exotic flora and fauna, cascading rivers, sparkling crater lakes, beautiful white sandy beaches, impressive volcanoes, limestone caves and an incredible diverse array of traditional ethnic groups who inhabit some of the most spectacular volcanic landscapes of the world.

Embark on a journey to unveil the diversity of Indonesia by visiting two of the major islands that make up the archipelago, Java and Kalimantan. Discover the richness of Java with its many beautiful landscapes; the warm welcome of the people; the strong preserved culture, beliefs and myth; combined with a journey through the jungles of Indonesian Borneo by staying on a a deluxe riverboat that takes you to orangutan conservation and feeding stations in Kalimantan. This 12-day discovery package provides you with a once-in-a-lifetime experience to discover two distinctive islands, perfect for those who are adventurous and seek an enriching experience, whilst visiting some stellar landmarks and locations along the way.

Indonesia is the world’s largest archipelago, home to a chain of more than 17,000 tropical islands straddling the Equator between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. With East Timor and Papua New Guinea to the east, Australia to the south, and the Philippines, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand to the north, Indonesia definitely has something for everyone to explore: lush rainforests, exotic flora and fauna, cascading rivers, sparkling crater lakes, beautiful white sandy beaches, impressive volcanoes, limestone caves and an incredible diverse array of traditional ethnic groups who inhabit some of the most spectacular volcanic landscapes of the world.

Embark on a journey to unveil the diversity of Indonesia by visiting two of the major islands that make up the archipelago, Java and Kalimantan. Discover the richness of Java with its many beautiful landscapes; the warm welcome of the people; the strong preserved culture, beliefs and myth; combined with a journey through the jungles of Indonesian Borneo by staying on a a deluxe riverboat that takes you to orangutan conservation and feeding stations in Kalimantan. This 12-day discovery package provides you with a once-in-a-lifetime experience to discover two distinctive islands, perfect for those who are adventurous and seek an enriching experience, whilst visiting some stellar landmarks and locations along the way.

What You Will Do

Day 1

Arrival Yogyakarta

(No Meals)

Java (also spelled Jawa), is the heartland of Indonesia. Lying southeast of Malaysia and Sumatera, south of Kalimantan and west of Bali; it is the fifth largest island in Indonesia, yet the most densely populated; especially in the nation’s capital, JAKARTA (formerly Batavia) on the northernmost tip of the island. Home to over 140 million people, Java is arguably Indonesia’s most complex and culturally compelling island. Flanked by limestone ridges and lowlands with a longitudinal mountain chain surmounted by 121 volcanoes, Java acts as Indonesia’s epicenter of culture and economic activity.

Upon your arrival at Adisucipto International Airport in YOGYAKARTA in Central Java province – dubbed as the heart of Javanese culture, you will be welcomed by your assigned guide who will escort you on a chauffeured vehicle directly to your hotel located in the city center, where you will stay for the next three nights.


Overnight at your choice of hotel in Yogyakarta (Standard OR Superior OR First Class Hotel)

Day 1

Arrival Yogyakarta

(No Meals)

Java (also spelled Jawa), is the heartland of Indonesia. Lying southeast of Malaysia and Sumatera, south of Kalimantan and west of Bali; it is the fifth largest island in Indonesia, yet the most densely populated; especially in the nation’s capital, JAKARTA (formerly Batavia) on the northernmost tip of the island. Home to over 140 million people, Java is arguably Indonesia’s most complex and culturally compelling island. Flanked by limestone ridges and lowlands with a longitudinal mountain chain surmounted by 121 volcanoes, Java acts as Indonesia’s epicenter of culture and economic activity.

Upon your arrival at Adisucipto International Airport in YOGYAKARTA in Central Java province – dubbed as the heart of Javanese culture, you will be welcomed by your assigned guide who will escort you on a chauffeured vehicle directly to your hotel located in the city center, where you will stay for the next three nights.


Overnight at your choice of hotel in Yogyakarta (Standard OR Superior OR First Class Hotel)

Day 2

Yogyakarta City Tour & Prambanan Temple

(B/L/-)

Have a sumptuous breakfast at the hotel’s restaurant and get ready to embark on a full-day excursion to unfold the history and culture of the city. Visit the 18th-century Sultanate’s palace of Kraton Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat and the former royal garden of the Sultanate Tamansari Water Castle. Authentic Javanese cuisine for lunch will be served at one of the best restaurants in the city. Proceed to visit a Batik Workshop to see the manual making process of this famous fabric and try your hand at making your own unique batik creation.

In the afternoon, visit the compound of Prambanan Temple which was built in the 9th century AD. The largest Hindu temple compound in Indonesia, the temples in Prambanan Archeological Park are decorated with reliefs illustrating the epic of Ramayana – dedicated to the three great Hindu divinities Shiva, Vishnu, and Brahma. There are 508 stone temples of various shapes and sizes, either in a complete and preserved condition or retained as ruins. Transfer back to your hotel and the remainder of the day is free at leisure.


Overnight at your choice of hotel in Yogyakarta (Same as Day 1)

Day 2

Yogyakarta City Tour & Prambanan Temple

(B/L/-)

Have a sumptuous breakfast at the hotel’s restaurant and get ready to embark on a full-day excursion to unfold the history and culture of the city. Visit the 18th-century Sultanate’s palace of Kraton Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat and the former royal garden of the Sultanate Tamansari Water Castle. Authentic Javanese cuisine for lunch will be served at one of the best restaurants in the city. Proceed to visit a Batik Workshop to see the manual making process of this famous fabric and try your hand at making your own unique batik creation.

In the afternoon, visit the compound of Prambanan Temple which was built in the 9th century AD. The largest Hindu temple compound in Indonesia, the temples in Prambanan Archeological Park are decorated with reliefs illustrating the epic of Ramayana – dedicated to the three great Hindu divinities Shiva, Vishnu, and Brahma. There are 508 stone temples of various shapes and sizes, either in a complete and preserved condition or retained as ruins. Transfer back to your hotel and the remainder of the day is free at leisure.


Overnight at your choice of hotel in Yogyakarta (Same as Day 1)

Day 3

Borobudur Sunrise

(B)

Wake up before the break of dawn and you will be transferred to the biggest Buddhist monument in the world, Borobudur. Situated in Magelang regency and nestled between the Progo and Elo Rivers, this sacred 8th-century monument is protected by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. A short, leisurely walk from the entrance and the steep narrow stone stairway will get you to the top of the monument. Erected on a hill, the top deck surrounding the mother stupa is the best spot to catch the sunrise promising a breathtaking panoramic view of the surroundings, serene ambience and near-mythical experience on a clear day. Explore the monument accompanied by an experienced guide and admire the most complete ensemble of Buddhist reliefs to be found anywhere in the world, with 1,460 narrative relief panels on the walls and the balustrades. Transfer back to the hotel afterwards. The rest of the day is free at your own leisure, this will give you opportunity to explore the city at your own pace.


Overnight at your choice of hotel in Yogyakarta (Same as Day 1)

Day 3

Borobudur Sunrise

(B)

Wake up before the break of dawn and you will be transferred to the biggest Buddhist monument in the world, Borobudur. Situated in Magelang regency and nestled between the Progo and Elo Rivers, this sacred 8th-century monument is protected by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. A short, leisurely walk from the entrance and the steep narrow stone stairway will get you to the top of the monument. Erected on a hill, the top deck surrounding the mother stupa is the best spot to catch the sunrise promising a breathtaking panoramic view of the surroundings, serene ambience and near-mythical experience on a clear day. Explore the monument accompanied by an experienced guide and admire the most complete ensemble of Buddhist reliefs to be found anywhere in the world, with 1,460 narrative relief panels on the walls and the balustrades. Transfer back to the hotel afterwards. The rest of the day is free at your own leisure, this will give you opportunity to explore the city at your own pace.


Overnight at your choice of hotel in Yogyakarta (Same as Day 1)

Day 4

Yogyakarta – Semarang – Pangkalan Bun – Tanjung Puting

(B/L)

Start your day with an early breakfast at the hotel. Check out afterwards and you will be picked up at the hotel lobby at 06:30hrs to drive north towards SEMARANG, the capital city of Central Java province. A major port during the Dutch colonial era, and still an important regional center and port today, the city spreads of over 144 square miles with a population of more than 2 million people. Arrive in Semarang approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes later, you will be transfered directly to Achmad Yani International Airport to embark on a 1-hour flight to PANGKALAN BUN.

Located in the province of Central Kalimantan, Pangkalan Bun is considered the key town serving as the entry point for visitors to this magical home of orangutans in the area of Tanjung Puting National Park. Here you can also see gibbons, macaques, proboscis monkeys, sun bears, wild boars, other primate species as well as reptiles in the rainforest jungles of Borneo. Being set aside by the Dutch colonial government for the protection of the orangutan and proboscis monkey, the park was designated as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1977 and a national park in 1982.

Upon arrival at Iskandar Airport in Pangkalan Bun, you will be welcomed by our assigned guide who will escort you throughout your stay in Tanjung Puting. Drive to the port in Kumai to get onboard a wooden ‘klotok’ boat and start your journey into the wilderness up the Kumai River. The ‘klotok’ boat equipped with a simple bathroom and western toilet provides you a rustic and local way of bathing, as you have to scoop the water up using a small bucket. This will be your ‘home’ on the river for the next three days with daily meals provided.

As the klotok cruises on a smaller Sekonyer River, the lush vegetation of nipah palm trees then slowly becomes vegetation of pandan trees, marking the border of the national park. Keep your eyes open and spot many exotic animals as your klotok cruises through the largest and most diverse protected example of extensive coastal tropical heath and peat swamp forest which used to cover much of southern Borneo. When the night starts to fall, have your bed set up and rest your eyes while listening to the sound of the crickets and other insects of the tropics.


Overnight on a Deluxe Klotok Riverboat

Day 4

Yogyakarta – Semarang – Pangkalan Bun – Tanjung Puting

(B/L)

Start your day with an early breakfast at the hotel. Check out afterwards and you will be picked up at the hotel lobby at 06:30hrs to drive north towards SEMARANG, the capital city of Central Java province. A major port during the Dutch colonial era, and still an important regional center and port today, the city spreads of over 144 square miles with a population of more than 2 million people. Arrive in Semarang approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes later, you will be transfered directly to Achmad Yani International Airport to embark on a 1-hour flight to PANGKALAN BUN.

Located in the province of Central Kalimantan, Pangkalan Bun is considered the key town serving as the entry point for visitors to this magical home of orangutans in the area of Tanjung Puting National Park. Here you can also see gibbons, macaques, proboscis monkeys, sun bears, wild boars, other primate species as well as reptiles in the rainforest jungles of Borneo. Being set aside by the Dutch colonial government for the protection of the orangutan and proboscis monkey, the park was designated as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1977 and a national park in 1982.

Upon arrival at Iskandar Airport in Pangkalan Bun, you will be welcomed by our assigned guide who will escort you throughout your stay in Tanjung Puting. Drive to the port in Kumai to get onboard a wooden ‘klotok’ boat and start your journey into the wilderness up the Kumai River. The ‘klotok’ boat equipped with a simple bathroom and western toilet provides you a rustic and local way of bathing, as you have to scoop the water up using a small bucket. This will be your ‘home’ on the river for the next three days with daily meals provided.

As the klotok cruises on a smaller Sekonyer River, the lush vegetation of nipah palm trees then slowly becomes vegetation of pandan trees, marking the border of the national park. Keep your eyes open and spot many exotic animals as your klotok cruises through the largest and most diverse protected example of extensive coastal tropical heath and peat swamp forest which used to cover much of southern Borneo. When the night starts to fall, have your bed set up and rest your eyes while listening to the sound of the crickets and other insects of the tropics.


Overnight on a Deluxe Klotok Riverboat

Day 5

Camp Leakey

(B/L/D)

Wake up to the sounds of nature and a jungle symphony; melodious bird chirps or the ascending scale of a cuckoo, the hooting calls of white-handed gibbons, and the songs of larger black siamangs in the treetops. Enjoy a simple breakfast as your klotok glides through Sekonyer River towards Camp Leakey. Along the way, your guide will help you spot exotic birds such as kingfishers, broadbills, hornbills, etc.

Set up in 1971 by Dr. Birute Galdikas together with Jane Goodall and Diane Fossey, Camp Leakey is the orangutan Research and Conservation Programme based at the landmark of a research station named after Professor Louis Leakey; to support research activities in the wildlife reserve. After fresh-cooked lunch provided onboard, a short trek to the feeding station along a wooden pontoon then following a jungle path will provide you an opportunity to observe an Alpha male being the king amongst all. Take nothing but photos, leave nothing but footprints.

Return to the klotok boat afterwards then proceed cruising again. Enjoy the afternoon sitting on the deck while spotting the proboscis monkeys on trees along the river banks as the boat glides through. Enjoy dinner served onboard while observing the magical spectacle of fireflies gathering between the growing nipah palms, then have your bed set up for a restful evening.


Overnight on a Deluxe Klotok Riverboat

Day 5

Camp Leakey

(B/L/D)

Wake up to the sounds of nature and a jungle symphony; melodious bird chirps or the ascending scale of a cuckoo, the hooting calls of white-handed gibbons, and the songs of larger black siamangs in the treetops. Enjoy a simple breakfast as your klotok glides through Sekonyer River towards Camp Leakey. Along the way, your guide will help you spot exotic birds such as kingfishers, broadbills, hornbills, etc.

Set up in 1971 by Dr. Birute Galdikas together with Jane Goodall and Diane Fossey, Camp Leakey is the orangutan Research and Conservation Programme based at the landmark of a research station named after Professor Louis Leakey; to support research activities in the wildlife reserve. After fresh-cooked lunch provided onboard, a short trek to the feeding station along a wooden pontoon then following a jungle path will provide you an opportunity to observe an Alpha male being the king amongst all. Take nothing but photos, leave nothing but footprints.

Return to the klotok boat afterwards then proceed cruising again. Enjoy the afternoon sitting on the deck while spotting the proboscis monkeys on trees along the river banks as the boat glides through. Enjoy dinner served onboard while observing the magical spectacle of fireflies gathering between the growing nipah palms, then have your bed set up for a restful evening.


Overnight on a Deluxe Klotok Riverboat

Day 6

Pondok Tanguy – Pasalat – Tanjung Harapan

(B/L/D)

Today after breakfast onboard your klotok, embark on a full day journey to explore another two feeding platforms in the national park. Cruising upstream will get you to Pondok Tanguy, the rehabilitation center for the new ex-captive orangutans. Walk on the wooden platform path built by volunteers from around the world to observe the feeding time at 09:00hrs.

Return to your boat then continue your journey cruising downstream to arrive at Pasalat Rainforest Station where several institutions and NGO’s are working on conservation efforts with a strong focus on reforestation in order to preserve the natural habitat of orangutans. Visit also Tanjung Harapan Camp where feeding time for orangutans is at 15:00hrs. Initially a former village site to see the park management facility constructed during the late 1970’s, it has a visitor information center where you can gather some information about the Tanjung Puting National Park and orangutans.

Return to boat then continue cruising the river, passing a local village settled along the river where you can stroll around to see the daily activities of the locals. Enjoy dinner served onboard and this evening would be your last evening sleeping on a riverboat.


Overnight on a Deluxe Klotok Riverboat

Day 6

Pondok Tanguy – Pasalat – Tanjung Harapan

(B/L/D)

Today after breakfast onboard your klotok, embark on a full day journey to explore another two feeding platforms in the national park. Cruising upstream will get you to Pondok Tanguy, the rehabilitation center for the new ex-captive orangutans. Walk on the wooden platform path built by volunteers from around the world to observe the feeding time at 09:00hrs.

Return to your boat then continue your journey cruising downstream to arrive at Pasalat Rainforest Station where several institutions and NGO’s are working on conservation efforts with a strong focus on reforestation in order to preserve the natural habitat of orangutans. Visit also Tanjung Harapan Camp where feeding time for orangutans is at 15:00hrs. Initially a former village site to see the park management facility constructed during the late 1970’s, it has a visitor information center where you can gather some information about the Tanjung Puting National Park and orangutans.

Return to boat then continue cruising the river, passing a local village settled along the river where you can stroll around to see the daily activities of the locals. Enjoy dinner served onboard and this evening would be your last evening sleeping on a riverboat.


Overnight on a Deluxe Klotok Riverboat

Day 7

Tanjung Puting – Pangkalan Bun – Surabaya

(B)

Have breakfast onboard as your boat glides on the Kumai river to arrive back at the port within two hours. A chauffeured vehicle awaits and your guide will escort you to the Pangkalan Bun airport for you to travel by air to SURABAYA. A port city on the island of Java, Surabaya is the vibrant capital of East Java province. A sprawling metropolis where modern skyscrapers mix with canals and buildings from its Dutch colonial past, Surabaya is the second most condensed city after Jakarta. It is known as the ‘city of heroes’ due to the importance of a battle fought in the city for Indonesian independence in 1945. Transfer directly to your hotel of choice in Surabaya and the remainder of the afternoon is free at your own leisure.


Overnight at your choice of hotel in Surabaya (Standard OR Superior OR First Class Hotel)

Day 7

Tanjung Puting – Pangkalan Bun – Surabaya

(B)

Have breakfast onboard as your boat glides on the Kumai river to arrive back at the port within two hours. A chauffeured vehicle awaits and your guide will escort you to the Pangkalan Bun airport for you to travel by air to SURABAYA. A port city on the island of Java, Surabaya is the vibrant capital of East Java province. A sprawling metropolis where modern skyscrapers mix with canals and buildings from its Dutch colonial past, Surabaya is the second most condensed city after Jakarta. It is known as the ‘city of heroes’ due to the importance of a battle fought in the city for Indonesian independence in 1945. Transfer directly to your hotel of choice in Surabaya and the remainder of the afternoon is free at your own leisure.


Overnight at your choice of hotel in Surabaya (Standard OR Superior OR First Class Hotel)

Day 8

Surabaya City Tour – Probolinggo – Cemoro Lawang

(B/L/-)

Check out after breakfast and then embark on a short city tour. Drive past the Monument of Surabaya - the symbol of the city - as you drive towards House of Sampoerna. It is believed that the name of the city was inspired by the tales of the white Sura fish and the crocodile. En-route you will also see the iconic Heroes Monument with its 41-metre tall obelisk. Officially opened by the first President of Indonesia Ir. Soekarno in 1952, it was built to commemorate the Battle of Surabaya on 10th November 1945.

At House of Sampoerna, which was founded in 1932, you can discover the story of the founding family and the development of Sampoerna's business, and observe a real hand-rolled production facility with more than 400 women hand-rolling cigarettes at a speed of more than 325 cigarettes per hour. Situated in ‘old’ Surabaya, the Dutch colonial-style building compound was built in 1862 as an orphanage. Serving as Sampoerna’s first major cigarette production facility, today the compound still functions as a production plant for Indonesia’s most prestigious cigarette Dji Sam Soe, equipped with a museum, a shop, a café and an art gallery. Sample the dishes in a notable art deco cafe building that combines antique painted windows and classic teak panelling with tasteful modern design. After lunch, proceed to drive towards the town of PROBOLINGGO and arrive at Cemoro Lawang – the major access point to Mount Bromo, where you will stay overnight prior to your journey early the next morning. Check in at a resort and the remainder of the evening is free at leisure.


Overnight at Jiwa Jawa Resort

Day 8

Surabaya City Tour – Probolinggo – Cemoro Lawang

(B/L/-)

Check out after breakfast and then embark on a short city tour. Drive past the Monument of Surabaya - the symbol of the city - as you drive towards House of Sampoerna. It is believed that the name of the city was inspired by the tales of the white Sura fish and the crocodile. En-route you will also see the iconic Heroes Monument with its 41-metre tall obelisk. Officially opened by the first President of Indonesia Ir. Soekarno in 1952, it was built to commemorate the Battle of Surabaya on 10th November 1945.

At House of Sampoerna, which was founded in 1932, you can discover the story of the founding family and the development of Sampoerna's business, and observe a real hand-rolled production facility with more than 400 women hand-rolling cigarettes at a speed of more than 325 cigarettes per hour. Situated in ‘old’ Surabaya, the Dutch colonial-style building compound was built in 1862 as an orphanage. Serving as Sampoerna’s first major cigarette production facility, today the compound still functions as a production plant for Indonesia’s most prestigious cigarette Dji Sam Soe, equipped with a museum, a shop, a café and an art gallery. Sample the dishes in a notable art deco cafe building that combines antique painted windows and classic teak panelling with tasteful modern design. After lunch, proceed to drive towards the town of PROBOLINGGO and arrive at Cemoro Lawang – the major access point to Mount Bromo, where you will stay overnight prior to your journey early the next morning. Check in at a resort and the remainder of the evening is free at leisure.


Overnight at Jiwa Jawa Resort

Day 9

Bromo Sunrise – Malang

(B/L/-)

Rising from the ancient Tengger caldera, the volcanic trio of Mount Bromo (2,392m), Mount Kursi (2,581m) and Mount Batok (2,440m) emerge from a vast crater that stretches 10km across. The smouldering cone of Bromo stands in a sea of ashen, volcanic sand, surrounded by the towering cliffs of the crater’s edge – giving it a lunarlike landscape with epic proportions and breathtaking views. Situated in Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park to the southeast of Surabaya, it is the only conservation area in Indonesia that has a sand sea with total area of 5,250 hectares at an altitude of about 1,200m which also contains the highest mountain in Java, Mount Semeru (3,676m) in the south, along with four lakes and 50 rivers.

Wake up when it is still dark for a journey to catch the majestic view of sunrise. Mount Bromo provides the backdrop for one of the most stunning sunrise views on earth. Depart from your resort at 04:00hrs on a 4WD vehicle and make your way to Penanjakan viewpoint to witness the awe-inducing Tengger Caldera before your eyes as the night turns into day. Your 4WD vehicle will then take you closer to the top of Mount Bromo. Arrive at the parking area, then from here you will proceed on horseback. The hike up through the 253-stone steps is worth the view from the top. Afterwards, continue on with the exploration of Tengger Caldera area where a unique ecosystem exists. Your 4WD vehicle drives over Pasir Berbisik, a landscape of volcanic sand that is reminiscent of an arid dessert, then a couple of hundred metres away feel as if you are transported into yet another different world of savannah.

Enjoy breakfast once you return to the resort and check out afterwards to continue on with your journey to MALANG in a chauffeured vehicle. Drive for two hours and transfer directly to your choice of hotel where you will stay for total three nights.


Overnight at your choice of hotel in Malang (Standard OR Superior OR First Class Hotel)

Day 9

Bromo Sunrise – Malang

(B/L/-)

Rising from the ancient Tengger caldera, the volcanic trio of Mount Bromo (2,392m), Mount Kursi (2,581m) and Mount Batok (2,440m) emerge from a vast crater that stretches 10km across. The smouldering cone of Bromo stands in a sea of ashen, volcanic sand, surrounded by the towering cliffs of the crater’s edge – giving it a lunarlike landscape with epic proportions and breathtaking views. Situated in Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park to the southeast of Surabaya, it is the only conservation area in Indonesia that has a sand sea with total area of 5,250 hectares at an altitude of about 1,200m which also contains the highest mountain in Java, Mount Semeru (3,676m) in the south, along with four lakes and 50 rivers.

Wake up when it is still dark for a journey to catch the majestic view of sunrise. Mount Bromo provides the backdrop for one of the most stunning sunrise views on earth. Depart from your resort at 04:00hrs on a 4WD vehicle and make your way to Penanjakan viewpoint to witness the awe-inducing Tengger Caldera before your eyes as the night turns into day. Your 4WD vehicle will then take you closer to the top of Mount Bromo. Arrive at the parking area, then from here you will proceed on horseback. The hike up through the 253-stone steps is worth the view from the top. Afterwards, continue on with the exploration of Tengger Caldera area where a unique ecosystem exists. Your 4WD vehicle drives over Pasir Berbisik, a landscape of volcanic sand that is reminiscent of an arid dessert, then a couple of hundred metres away feel as if you are transported into yet another different world of savannah.

Enjoy breakfast once you return to the resort and check out afterwards to continue on with your journey to MALANG in a chauffeured vehicle. Drive for two hours and transfer directly to your choice of hotel where you will stay for total three nights.


Overnight at your choice of hotel in Malang (Standard OR Superior OR First Class Hotel)

Day 10

Malang Free at Leisure

(B)

Malang is the second largest city in East Java with a great historical significance, as it was the seat of government of the ancient Kanjuruhan and Singosari Kingdoms during the 8th century. During the 17th century, the city became part of the great Hindu-Javanese Mataram kingdom. Popular due to its cool climate, attractive rural surrounds and easy access from Surabaya, Malang has retained much of its historical character, remains vibrant and is regarded as by far the most attractive large city in the East Java region. The whole day is free at leisure to give you an opportunity to relax and unwind , or to explore the quaint Dutch colonial town on your own leisurely pace.


Overnight at your choice of hotel in Malang (Same as Day 9)

Day 10

Malang Free at Leisure

(B)

Malang is the second largest city in East Java with a great historical significance, as it was the seat of government of the ancient Kanjuruhan and Singosari Kingdoms during the 8th century. During the 17th century, the city became part of the great Hindu-Javanese Mataram kingdom. Popular due to its cool climate, attractive rural surrounds and easy access from Surabaya, Malang has retained much of its historical character, remains vibrant and is regarded as by far the most attractive large city in the East Java region. The whole day is free at leisure to give you an opportunity to relax and unwind , or to explore the quaint Dutch colonial town on your own leisurely pace.


Overnight at your choice of hotel in Malang (Same as Day 9)

Day 11

Javanese Cooking Class & Museum Angkut

(B/L/-)

Today, discover the spiced flavors of Javanese cooking, providing a fascinating introduction to the exotic ingredients and unique culinary heritage of Java, as well as a valuable insight into the various techniques of food preparation and the cooking styles used. Pick up at the hotel lobby at 09:00 AM then drive to start your culinary adventure with a becak ride to a local market. Experience the hustle and bustle of the local market and source the freshest ingredients before continuing to start your class. The final task after the two hours in the kitchen is to sample and to enjoy the mouthwatering dishes you have prepared.

On the way to Museum Angkut, admire the beautiful Dutch colonial-style houses as well as the Alun-Alun town square. Museum Angkut was built in March 2014 to exhibit the many and various modes of transportation used throughout the world. It is the first modern transportation museum in Indonesia, with an ethos of education and entertainment and a building that houses many interesting automobiles from all over the world, complete with historical information about each vehicle displayed.


Overnight at your choice of hotel in Malang (Same as Day 9)

Day 11

Javanese Cooking Class & Museum Angkut

(B/L/-)

Today, discover the spiced flavors of Javanese cooking, providing a fascinating introduction to the exotic ingredients and unique culinary heritage of Java, as well as a valuable insight into the various techniques of food preparation and the cooking styles used. Pick up at the hotel lobby at 09:00 AM then drive to start your culinary adventure with a becak ride to a local market. Experience the hustle and bustle of the local market and source the freshest ingredients before continuing to start your class. The final task after the two hours in the kitchen is to sample and to enjoy the mouthwatering dishes you have prepared.

On the way to Museum Angkut, admire the beautiful Dutch colonial-style houses as well as the Alun-Alun town square. Museum Angkut was built in March 2014 to exhibit the many and various modes of transportation used throughout the world. It is the first modern transportation museum in Indonesia, with an ethos of education and entertainment and a building that houses many interesting automobiles from all over the world, complete with historical information about each vehicle displayed.


Overnight at your choice of hotel in Malang (Same as Day 9)

Day 12

Malang – Departure Surabaya

(B)

Check out at the designated time and drive back to Surabaya. You will be transferred directly to Surabaya’s Juanda International Airport for your onward flight to your next destination.

Day 12

Malang – Departure Surabaya

(B)

Check out at the designated time and drive back to Surabaya. You will be transferred directly to Surabaya’s Juanda International Airport for your onward flight to your next destination.

Accommodation

Standard

Novotel Yogyakarta

Strategically located in Yogyakarta, the hotel features spacious and cozy rooms. Unwind at the outdoor tropical pool, entertain your palate in our Italian restaurant, get fit in our fitness center, relax in our sauna. Novotel Yogyakarta's teams, known for their attention to detail, are expecting you!

Strategically located in Yogyakarta, the hotel features spacious and cozy rooms. Unwind at the outdoor tropical pool, entertain your palate in our Italian restaurant, get fit in our fitness center, relax in our sauna. Novotel Yogyakarta's teams, known for their attention to detail, are expecting you!

Deluxe Klotok Riverboat

Airy upscale rooms feature flat-screen TVs, balconies, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Upgraded rooms add sitting areas and pool and garden views; some add dining tables.


Airy upscale rooms feature flat-screen TVs, balconies, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Upgraded rooms add sitting areas and pool and garden views; some add dining tables.

The Alana (Surabaya)

The Alana Surabaya is a four star hotel, blends design, pleasure, and comfort. Less than 10 minutes from Juanda International Airport and close to the city’s main business areas. Close proximity to Jatim International Exhibition Center, DBL Arena, Shopping Center, Surabaya Carnival, Frontage, and the toll road to Sidoarjo and Gresik


The Alana Surabaya is a four star hotel, blends design, pleasure, and comfort. Less than 10 minutes from Juanda International Airport and close to the city’s main business areas. Close proximity to Jatim International Exhibition Center, DBL Arena, Shopping Center, Surabaya Carnival, Frontage, and the toll road to Sidoarjo and Gresik

Jiwa Jawa Resort (Bromo)

Jiwa Jawa Resort Bromo exists to match the natural beauty with a soulful service for those with an appreciation of beauty. Enjoy a breathtaking view from 2,000 metres above the sea level. Also, dine under the stars where nature’s sound serenades you.


Jiwa Jawa Resort Bromo exists to match the natural beauty with a soulful service for those with an appreciation of beauty. Enjoy a breathtaking view from 2,000 metres above the sea level. Also, dine under the stars where nature’s sound serenades you.

Harris Hotel (Malang)

Peacefully situated in the "green" of Riverside, nearby the Malang - Surabaya main road with an easy access to the bus station and to the airport, HARRIS Malang is The place for a constructive seminar or to simply and naturally relax.


Peacefully situated in the "green" of Riverside, nearby the Malang - Surabaya main road with an easy access to the bus station and to the airport, HARRIS Malang is The place for a constructive seminar or to simply and naturally relax.

Superior

The Phoenix Hotel (Yogyakarta)

Let us lead you into a land of traditions. Indonesia is a land of escape with its sublime white sandy beaches and stunning landscapes. But this dream destination also offers its visitors many cultural riches, where local crafts and age-old art blend together.


Let us lead you into a land of traditions. Indonesia is a land of escape with its sublime white sandy beaches and stunning landscapes. But this dream destination also offers its visitors many cultural riches, where local crafts and age-old art blend together.

Deluxe Klotok Riverboat

Airy upscale rooms feature flat-screen TVs, balconies, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Upgraded rooms add sitting areas and pool and garden views; some add dining tables.


Airy upscale rooms feature flat-screen TVs, balconies, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Upgraded rooms add sitting areas and pool and garden views; some add dining tables.

TS Suites (Yogyakarta)

Conveniently located at Town Square Surabaya, TS Suites Surabaya offers stylish accommodation, only a 30-minutes drive from the International Juanda Airport and Surabaya’s city centre. Free internet access is available.


Conveniently located at Town Square Surabaya, TS Suites Surabaya offers stylish accommodation, only a 30-minutes drive from the International Juanda Airport and Surabaya’s city centre. Free internet access is available.

Jiwa Jawa Resort (Bromo)

Jiwa Jawa Resort Bromo exists to match the natural beauty with a soulful service for those with an appreciation of beauty. Enjoy a breathtaking view from 2,000 metres above the sea level. Also, dine under the stars where nature’s sound serenades you.


Jiwa Jawa Resort Bromo exists to match the natural beauty with a soulful service for those with an appreciation of beauty. Enjoy a breathtaking view from 2,000 metres above the sea level. Also, dine under the stars where nature’s sound serenades you.

Santika Hotel (Malang)

Hotel Santika Bandung is set amidst cool and lush surroundings, offering a refreshing alternative to other destinations in tropical Indonesia. Our elegant hotel provides a calm and soothing accommodation for both long and short term visitors.


Hotel Santika Bandung is set amidst cool and lush surroundings, offering a refreshing alternative to other destinations in tropical Indonesia. Our elegant hotel provides a calm and soothing accommodation for both long and short term visitors.

First Class

Hyatt Regency Yogyakarta (Yogyakarta)

Hyatt Regency Yogyakarta is a 5 star hotel in Yogyakarta, the cultural heart of Java. The hotel is situated in the scenic outskirts of north-western Yogyakarta, elegantly set in 22 hectares of beautifully landscaped hotel gardens.


Hyatt Regency Yogyakarta is a 5 star hotel in Yogyakarta, the cultural heart of Java. The hotel is situated in the scenic outskirts of north-western Yogyakarta, elegantly set in 22 hectares of beautifully landscaped hotel gardens.

Deluxe Klotok Riverboat

Airy upscale rooms feature flat-screen TVs, balconies, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Upgraded rooms add sitting areas and pool and garden views; some add dining tables.


Airy upscale rooms feature flat-screen TVs, balconies, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Upgraded rooms add sitting areas and pool and garden views; some add dining tables.

Majapahit Hotel (Surabaya)

Originally built in 1910 by the famous Sarkies brothers, the Hotel Majapahit is a classic landmark institution filled with national pride, where history blends with romance and elegance. Its graceful colonial architecture with immaculate landscaped gardens


Originally built in 1910 by the famous Sarkies brothers, the Hotel Majapahit is a classic landmark institution filled with national pride, where history blends with romance and elegance. Its graceful colonial architecture with immaculate landscaped gardens

Jiwa Jawa Resort (Bromo)

Jiwa Jawa Resort Bromo exists to match the natural beauty with a soulful service for those with an appreciation of beauty. Enjoy a breathtaking view from 2,000 metres above the sea level. Also, dine under the stars where nature’s sound serenades you.


Jiwa Jawa Resort Bromo exists to match the natural beauty with a soulful service for those with an appreciation of beauty. Enjoy a breathtaking view from 2,000 metres above the sea level. Also, dine under the stars where nature’s sound serenades you.

Hotel Tugu Malang (Malang)

Tugu Malang is located at the heart of the old town, looking out to the main monument of Indonesia’s struggle for independence and a beautiful lotus pond park. Tugu Malang houses a vast, priceless collection of antiques influenced by the Javanese Babah Peranakan.


Tugu Malang is located at the heart of the old town, looking out to the main monument of Indonesia’s struggle for independence and a beautiful lotus pond park. Tugu Malang houses a vast, priceless collection of antiques influenced by the Javanese Babah Peranakan.

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