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Bali and Java Adventure

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  • $2999
    Air+Tax Included
  • 12
    Days
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TANJUNG BENOA, UBUD, AND YOGYAKARTA

Immerse yourself in Indonesia’s most remarkable destinations on our air-inclusive Bali & Java tour, which features exciting cultural experiences. After arrival in Tanjung Benoa (Bali), begin this magical journey with a visit to the picturesque Tanah Lot sea temple, followed by a stop at the Taman Ayun Temple and Alas Kedaton Monkey Forest. The next day brings you to the Teras Agrowisata plantation to learn about agritourism, sample herbal coffees and teas, and try fried banana. You’ll also visit the Mother Temple of Besakih and village of Tenganan to observe traditional basket weaving and take a nature hike. You’ll then explore the Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave) and Kintamani on the way to Ubud. Your first day here includes the Jamu Organic Remedy Workshop, a visit to the Ubud palace, and more. Following a day at your leisure, travel to Yogyakarta (Java), where you’ll spend your last couple days admiring temples, incredible natural scenery, and many unique aspects of the culture.

Itinerary at
a Glance

  • 3 nights in Tanjung Benoa (Bali)
  • 3 nights in Ubud (Bali)
  • 2 nights in Yogyakarta (Java)
  • 1 night in Jakarta (Java)

Tour
Highlights

  • Tanah Lot
  • The Mother Temple of Besakih
  • Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave)
  • Bali Herbal & Nature Walk
  • Borobudur at Sunrise
  • Enjoy a traditional Ramayana Ballet Performance

Activity Level: Explorer 

Your Tour
Includes

  • Round-trip international airfare from Los Angeles or New York (+$100)
  • Airfare taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
  • Accommodations in First Class hotels
  • 15 Meals: 8 breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 2 dinners
  • Comprehensive sightseeing tours as per itinerary
  • English-speaking Tour Director throughout

Tour Itinerary

Click the Day by Day itinerary above (or swipe on mobile devices) to see the experiences that await on each day of your tour.

USA to Bali

Your unforgettable adventure to Bali & Java begins this evening as you check-in for your Cathay Pacific Airways flight bound for Hong Kong. Enjoy Cathay Pacific Airways award-winning service as you cross the international date line and jump forward one day en route.

Arrive Tanjung Benoa (Bali)

This morning, wake up in Hong Kong and board your onward flight to Bali. Upon arrival, you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel. This evening, enjoy a welcome dinner at a beach-side restaurant. Hotel Nikko Bali Benoa Beach or similar (D)

Tanjung Benoa (Bali)

After breakfast this morning, visit the Tanah Lot sea temple. Possibly the most famous and most photographed place in Bali, the temple sits majestically on a large offshore rock which has been shaped over the years by the crashing waves of the surrounding sea. After photographing the temple exterior and its unusual rock formations, visit Taman Ayun temple, a royal temple from the Mengwi Empire. This multi-layered temple is set in a beautiful park and surrounded by ponds. Continue to Alas Kedaton, a small forest where mischievous monkeys roam freely through the temple and forest. This…

Tanjung Benoa (Bali)

After breakfast, travel to Teras Agrowisata to learn about how agritourism boosts local economies. You will sample eight different types of herbal coffees and teas, and then choose one among the samples to enjoy with fried banana. Afterward, visit one of the most sacred Hindu Temples, Mother Temple of Besakih. Located in the slopes of an active volcano, Mt. Agung. Learn about the history of the temple and enjoy a tour of the temple complex, which features many striking monuments and eye-catching architecture. After lunch, travel to the village of Tenganan, known as the home of Bali’s…

Tanjung Benoa / Ubud (Bali)

After breakfast this morning, depart for Ubud with sightseeing stops along the way! First, enjoy a performance of the Barong and Keris Dance, a traditional Balinese dance narrating the fight between good and evil. Continue to Goa Gajah or Elephant Cave – an archaeological site of significant historical value located on the cool western edge of Bedulu Village and dating back to the 11th century. Descend into its relic-filled courtyard and view the rock wall carvings, central meditational cave, bathing pools, and fountains. Next, visit Kintamani, an area known for its stunning views of…

Ubud (Bali)

Following breakfast you’ll visit the Jamu Organic Remedy Workshop. Enjoy a nature walk as you pick your own herbs and learn about Indonesian traditional medicine, known as Jamu. Make your own organic body mask, body oil, and body scrub out of herbs and spices with a local farmer who takes you through all the steps from picking the herbs to creating the finished product. After lunch at a local restaurant, visit Museum Puri Lukisan. This museum opened in 1956 to preserve and exhibit both traditional and modern Balinese artwork. You’ll also visit the Ubud Palace. This compound was…

Ubud (Bali)

Today is at your leisure to rest and relax or explore Bali independently. Consider an optional white water rafting tour at Ayung River! (B)

Ubud / Yogyakarta (Java)

This morning, board your flight from Bali to Java. In Java, you’ll visit the Prambanan temple compound, the largest Hindu temple site in Indonesia, and one of the biggest in Southeast Asia. Built in the 9th century, this temple features typical Hindu architecture and is dedicated to Trimurti, the expression of God as the Creator (Brahma), the Preserver (Vishnu), and the Destroyer (Shiva). The Prambanan compound is also known as Rara Jonggrang complex and consists of three zones: first, the outer zone; second the middle zone, which contains hundreds of small temples; and the third is…

Yogyakarta (Java)

Early this morning, travel to Borobudur which is best seen at dawn. Enjoy a pre-dawn stroll through the dewy grass of the tropical garden. As the mist begins to lift, the sun scales the surrounding volcanoes and terraced fields and highlights the stone reliefs and the many faces of Buddha. Afterward, learn the art of batik at a traditional workshop. Batik is a cultural heritage activity that is passed down from generation to generation in Java. Before the workshop, you’ll learn about the batik making process and the Javanese philosophy behind some of the patterns. Have fun discovering…

Yogyakarta / Jakarta (Java)

This morning is at your leisure. Consider joining an optional half-day tour exploring the city of Yogyakarta. Later today fly from Yogyakarta to Jakarta. The balance of the day is at your leisure. FM7 Resort Hotel or similar (B)

Jakarta / USA

After breakfast this morning, transfer to the airport for your flight to Hong Kong and connecting flight to the USA. Arrive home filled with memories from your Indonesian adventure! (B)

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Rates are based on double occupancy.
Jan – Apr 2020 Departures: Single room supplement is $449.
May – Dec 2020 Departures:Single room supplement is $499.

NEW YORK DEPARTURES: Add $100 from Newark (EWR).

For more information on this tour, please contact us here or call us during business hours (Mon-Fri, 9:00-9:00 EST and Sat-Sun, 10:00-6:30 EST) at 800-337-7773.

Reservations and Payments
Reservations can be made by phone (1-800-337-7773) and will be confirmed upon receipt of $300 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit which must be received within 48 hours of reservation. Full payment is due 75 days prior to departure. Baggage fees may apply. Space and prices subject to availability. For complete booking information and terms & conditions click here.

Optional Tours Customize your trip with these optional tours.

Cooking Class

  • Day 7
  • From approx. $55 Per Person

Embark on a culinary adventure unlocking the secrets of authentic Balinese cooking! Visit a fully-equipped community village kitchen where you’ll use traditional ingredients and preparation methods. This optional tour begins with an early visit to the Ubud markets where you’ll pick from fresh herbs and spices, crisp vegetables, and choice cuts of meat before heading off on guided ‘padi’ expeditions. Upon return to the kitchen you’ll be guided by your host who will help you discover how to create your very own delicious authentic Balinese…

White Water Rafting at Ayung River

  • Day 8
  • From approx. $60 Per Person

Ayung River provides a thrill that starts the moment you push off from the riverbank! As you traverse both Class II and Class III rapids, you will wind through deep valleys with cascading waterfalls and towering cliffs of prehistoric significance. End the activity with hot showers, clean towels and changing rooms followed by a hot gourmet buffet feast at a restaurant overlooking majestic mountains and rice fields.

Yoga

  • From approx. $50 Per Person

Ubud is the right place to practice yoga. The atmosphere of this village fits well to holistic wellness activity. Located near rice fields, Ubud Yoga House is about 15 minutes walking from the main road. At this tranquil Yoga House, you will have a yoga lesson for an-hour, tailor-made to suit the group participants.

Yogyakarta Half-Day City Tour

  • Day 11
  • From approx. $30 Per Person

Explore the city of Yogyakarta! Here in Java’s cultural capital city, visit the enchanting grounds of the Sultan’s palace. To enter the kraton is to step back in time to airy 18th-century courtyards, typical Javanese architecture, and traditional old world values. Still the official residence of the Sultan, the palace is guarded by wizened old courtiers in traditional costume, complete with the kris, a Javanese ceremonial dagger, tucked into their sarongs. Continue to the nearby Taman Sari Water Castle situated inside Kraton Sultan’s Palace compound. The castle used to be…

Reviews

Tuyet H

Poor customer service. SmarTours received the $300 deposit check and cashed it on November 30, 2018, but claimed that the check was not received on December 6, 2018, and refused to do research. Misleading tour dates. SmarTours advertised tour dates as July 7 to July 19, 2019, but actual travel dates are July 8 to July 18, 2019. Two very tiring early morning departures to the airports in Bali and Java. The visit to the World Heritage Site Borobudur Temple in Java is too short. Tour Director Jack is excellent, hotels are great, meals are satisfying.

Paul S

Bali was fascinating but could have done without Java. While the two temples in Java were well worth seeing, there wasn’t much else to see or we were taken to see. While the batik factory was interesting, I could have done without it. My greatest concern was too much local flying (2 days worth) just to get to Jakarta to fly home for many more hours of flying. Hanging out at airports is not relaxing. We never got to experience Jakarta and were left on hold at an airport hotel. Reasoning was Jakarta too far away and too much traffic. Therefore suggest that only Bali be highlighted and drop Java. If Java included, extend tour by at least one day and include City tour of Jakarta. Would also suggest flying out of JFK. Getting to Newark is a pain. Cathay Pacific no great shakes. Also, no Optional tour offered in Yogyakarta. I do not recommend trip for people with knee/hip problems. Very many steps (some uneven) to climb in temples. No handrails. Many sidewalks, if they exist, are uneven, have cracks and holes. Point of fact, one person fell on her face and needed stitches at local clinic. While Arma hotel was beautiful it has too many stairs. Couldn’t even take up or down suitcases very easily. All food was wonderful wherever we went. Great variety and wonderful restaurants. Jack was a wonderful guide. Very knowledgeable, considerate and attentive to each persons needs. Finally, I am left wondering what my advantage was as a SmarTraveler. This was number 10 with 11 coming in April.

Paul S

Bali was fascinating but could have done without Java. While the two temples in Java were well worth seeing, there wasn’t much else to see or we were taken to see. While the batik factory was interesting, I could have done without it. My greatest concern was too much local flying (2 days worth) just to get to Jakarta to fly home for many more hours of flying. We never got to experience Jakarta and were left on hold at an airport hotel. Reasoning was Jakarta too far away and too much traffic. Therefore suggest that that only Bali be highlighted and drop Java. If Java included, extend tour by at least one day and include City tour of Jakarta. Would also suggest flying out of JFK. Getting to Newark a pain. Also, no Optional tour offered for Yogyakarta. I do not recommend trip for people with knee/hip problems. Very many stairs to climb especially in temples. No handrails. Many sidewalks, if they exist, are uneven, have cracks and holes. Point of fact, one person fell on her face and needed stitches at local clinic. While Arma Hotel was beautiful it has too many stairs. Couldn’t even bring up or take down my own suitcase. All food was wonderful wherever we went. Great variety and wonderful restaurants. Jack was a wonderful guide. Very knowledgeable, considerate and attentive to each persons needs. Finally, I am left wondering what my advantage was as a SmarTraveler. This was number 10 with 11 coming up in April.

Joe

It was my first SmarTours experience. Our tour guide Jack made it a wonderful and memorable vacation!
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