21 Days Java – Toraja – Bali Overland Tour
Day 1 Jakarta Arrival (D)
Meet and greet upon arrival then transfer to hotel. Rest of the day is free for you to explore the city on your own. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 2 Jakarta – Bandung (B,L)
Breakfast at hotel. Leaving Jakarta to Bandung with some visits to Bogor Botanical Garden and tea plantations at Puncak Pass. Lunch enroute. Then proceed to Bandung for overnight.
Day 3 Bandung (B,L)
After breakfast fullday excursion to Lembang, a cool mountain for resort north of Bandung noted for its flower and vegetable fields. Continue to visit Tangkuban Perahu ’drive-in crater’, Bandung’s most wellknown nature attraction. Bathing opportunity at Sariater Hotsprings at Padasuka. On the way back to hotel visit the bamboo music school of Pak Udjo.
Day 4 Bandung – Baturaden (B,L)
Breakfast at hotel. Leaving hotel for Baturaden. On the way visit Cangkuang Lake and Temple. Stop to visit Naga Village, a traditional compound which still preserve its old customs and traditions, and Tasikmalaya noted for its bamboo plaited handicrafts. Late afternoon arrive at Baturaden and stay overnight.
Day 5 Baturaden – Yogyakarta (B,L)
After breakfast depart to Yogyakarta. On the way visit Dieng Plateau. Here are found some of oldest Hindu Temples of Java. The plateau was formed by the eruption of a huge volcano many millenia ago, but remains active until today. Then continue the trip to visit the majestic Buddhist Temple Borobudur. Arrive at Yogyakarta and direct check in to hotel.
Day 6 Yogyakarta (B,D)
Sightseeing Yogyakarta, the centre of Javanese arts and culture. Visit the Sultan’s Palace, Batik workshop, Leather handicrafts, Bird market, and the silverworks at Kotagede. In the afternoon, visit Prambanan Temple, the most beautiful Hindu temple in Indonesia. Dinner with dance performance.
Day 7 Yogyakarta – Malang (B,L)
Breakfast at hotel. Leave Yogyakarta for Malang in East Java province via Solo another center of Javanese culture. Then to visit the erotic Sukuh Temple, the waterfall at Tawangmangu, and Lake Serangan. Afterwards proceed to Malang where you will stay overnight.
Day 8 Malang – Bromo (B,L)
Breakfast at hotel. Morning sightseeing to Batu, wellknown as the little Switzerland with a lots of flowers, apple orchard and sightseeing at Malang. Afterwards visit Jago Temple and Singosari Temple, proceed to Sukapura your base to explore Mount Bromo.
Day 9 Bromo – Surabaya (B,D)
Wake-up call at 03.00 in the morning then a short drive will take you to Cemoro Lawang. From here riding on horse back for 30 minutes across the sand sea to the foot of Mount Bromo, then climb the 245 staircase up to the rim of the volcano. After this venture, return to hotel for a hot bath and breakfast. Then depart to Surabaya. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 10 Surabaya – Makassar (B,L,D)
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to airport for flight to Makassar. Meeting service and direct city sightseeing to visit the Fort Rotterdam, a compound built by the Dutch as the center of government and trade, Paotere anchorage where the Bugis sailboat harbour, and to Pantai Losari, more than a mile long seafront boulevard frequented by the locals to watch the sunset. Dinner at fine seafood restaurant.
Day 11 Makassar – Sengkang (B,L,D)
The overland starts with a visit to Bantimurung Waterfall, located in a steep limestone valley with lush vegetation popularly known by the scientist as the ’Butterfly Valley’. Brightly colored ornithoid butterflies, indigenous to this area, are considered among the most beautiful in the world. Sengkang, known for their traditional silk industry, and try to catch the beautiful view at sunset by taking a boat ride at Lake Tempe. Dinner with a Buginese dance performance.
Day 12 Sengkang – Tana Toraja (B,L,D)
Drive to Palopo, an important fishing port at Bay Bone. Also visit a traditional silk weaving home industry. After lunch at Palopo, drive two hours to Rantepao through the mountain range and wind down a road that offers superb views. As the first encounter withToraja, you will visit Nanggala, a traditional village with 14 big rice barns in front of two Toraja houses of the former King of Nanggala.
Day 13 Tana Toraja (B,L,D)
A full day excursion exploring highlights of the region. Visit the cliff graves at Lemo where the burial chambers are cut of the rock and several balconies are filled with ’Tau-Tau’, effigies of the dead. At the ancient cave graves of Londa many members of the local nobility are buried. Stop at Ke’te Kesu, a traditional village famous for its woodcarving and paintings. Visit the market of Rantepao with arrays of handicraft and souvenir shops.
Day 14 Tana Toraja (B,L,D)
Visit Pallawa to see beautiful ’Tongkonan’ or Toraja houses. Afterwards, drive up to Batutumonga, situated 1,300 meters above sea level, worth for the superb views of Rantepao and surrounding valleys. After a light lunch, start a two or three hours nature walk to explore infrequently visited tourist paths through small village compounds, plantations of coffee, vanilla, cloves, bamboo trees, and walk through the rice field. It is truly beautiful descent to Tikala, where the car is awaiting to transport you back to the hotel.
Day 15 Tana Toraja – Makassar – Seminyak (B,L)
Transfer to Makassar. Stop for refreshment at Bambapuang and view the ’erotic mountain’. Lunch at Pare Pare with ample opportunity for photo stops on the way to airport. Flight to Denpasar. Meeting service then transfer to Seminyak for beach stay.
Day 16-20 Seminyak (B)
Breakfast at hotel. Rest of the day is free at own leisure.
Day 21 Bali Departure (B)
Breakfast at hotel. Free program until transfer to the airport for your onwards flight.
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