14 Day Bali & Java Explorer
Indonesia is as varied as it is unique, from the Hindu-Buddhist monuments of Borobudur to the famous Komodo Dragons, countless deserted beaches and natural wonders grace an archipelago filled with mystique and beauty.
Bali is the jewel in the crown of Indonesia’s 17,000 islands. It is an island where the mystical and magic define everyday life in a paradise framed by sweeping beaches and natural beauty. The rich and intriguing culture is at once enthralling and hypnotic, with the island’s splendour exceeded only by the friendliness of its wonderfully charming people. Sun drenched beaches and exotic temples, thrilling adventures and world-class spas are all within proximity to boutique hotels, resorts and private villas - made famous by their Balinese designs.
Java on the other hand offers some of the world’s most iconic temples and alluring mountain landscapes. The scenery surrounding Mount Bromo and the Ijen Crater is simply magical. When you reach the lowlands of central Java it’s the culture that will take your breath away with the ancient temples of Prambanan and the legendary Borobudur.
This is a thirteen night in depth tour of Bali, eastern and central Java. The itinerary is designed to couple relaxing beach time on Bali’s most scenic beaches with exploring all the main sights and stunning cultural highlights of this inspiring region, whilst staying in some of the world’s best hotels. It’s ideal for people who like adventure and want to explore Indonesia’s culture, as well as taking a moment to relax and bask in all that Bali has to offer.
PriceFrom £5,399 per person based on Per person sharing
Best time to go
The drier months of May through to September make these the best months to travel to Indonesia.
Day 1: Departure
Overnight flight to Denpasar airport, Bali.
Day 2: The Mulia, Nusa Dua
Arrive in Bali and transfer in a private air-conditioned vehicle to your luxury hotel for the next 4 nights, the Mulia. The Mulia was voted as the best beach resort in the world by Conde Nast Traveller USA (2014). It’s located in Nusa Dua which is Bali’s most popular beach resort.
Day 3: The Mulia, Nusa Dua
Day at leisure. Enjoy the Mulia’s facilities and spa, explore the local town or just relax on the white sand beach on the hotel's doorstep.
Day 4: The Mulia, Nusa Dua
Cultural Bedugul and Tanah Lot tour. Start with a drive to Bedugul’s three stunning caldera lakes (Beratan, Buyan and Tamblingan), before journeying to Alas Kedaton Monkey forest, home to hundreds of macaque monkeys. Finish the day with a visit to Bali’s most famous temple complex Tanah Lot, where you’ll take in the amazing Balinese sunset.
Day 5: The Mulia, Nusa Dua
The second day is at your leisure
Day 6: Alila Ubud, Ubud
Your local guide will transport you between hotels. The Alila Ubud is a traditionally styled hotel and will act as the perfect base to explore an area famed as the cultural heart of Bali. After check-in, you’ll have a day at leisure where you can enjoy the Alila’s facilities or explore the town of Ubud.
Day 7: Alila Ubud, Ubud
Ancient Ubud and rice paddy tour. Spend the day exploring the temples, sights and markets of the traditional Ubud area with your private guide.
Day 8: Alila Ubud, Ubud
Rural Balinese culinary experience. The day starts with a trip to a local Balinese market to source your food, which you’ll later prepare, cook and finally sit down to enjoy with an expert Balinese chef.
Day 9: Ijen Resort and Villas, Ijen
You will be met at your hotel by your guide and transferred by private vehicle to the ferry at Gilimanuk harbour for the short cruise to Java. Upon arrival in Java, you’ll be transferred to the Ijen Resort. Please note that the Ijen Resort has been selected for its location, as well as it’s fantastic gardens. It is not a 5-star property but is the best currently available in the Ijen area.
Day 10: Java Banana, Bromo
You’ll have an early start for your excursion up to the summit of the volcanic Mt Ijen. An SUV will take you up to a height of 1850 metres through the striking scenery. You’ll then trek the final 3km to the summit for views of the emerald green lake and sulphur mines which fill the mountains crater. After the trek, you’ll be transferred to the train station for the 4 and a half hour train ride to the Java Banana in the vicinity of Mount Bromo. Again this is not a 5-star hotel, but is perfectly comfortable and is the best in the Bromo area.
Day 11: Amanjiwo, Yogyakarta
Today is an early start for your trip to the summit of Mt Bromo. First, you’ll be driven to Mt Penanjakan to witness the sunrise over Mt Bromo. After you’ve had your fill of photos you’ll be taken to Bromo itself for a hike to the summit. Finally, you’ll be transferred to Jombang for your 4-hour train journey to Yogyakarta. Here you’ll be taken to the incredible Amanjiwo, one of the worlds finest hotels.
Day 12: Amanjiwo, Yogyakarta
Temples of Prambanan valley and Javanese evening meal. Prambanan valley has the highest concentration of temples in Indonesia all stemming from the Classical Javanese period of the 8th to 10th century.
Day 13: Amanjiwo, Yogyakarta
Borobudur temple tour. Borobudur is Indonesia’s finest temple complex, a tour around its sights with a local guide is a fitting end to an amazing trip. You’ll then be transferred back to your hotel for a sundowner whilst watching the sunset behind the rice paddies.
Day 14: Departure
You’ll be transferred to Yogyakarta airport for your flight home.
Cleveland Collection tailor makes all itineraries to include highlights of your choice. Speak to one of our travel experts to create your perfect holiday based on your travel requirements.
- 4 nights at the Mulia Nusa Dua
- Cultural Bedugul and Tanah Lot tour
- 3 nights at the Alila Ubud
- Ancient Ubud and rice paddy tour
- Rural Balinese cookery experience
- 1 night at the Ijen resort and spa
- Mount Ijen at sunrise tour
- 1 night at the Java Banana
- Bromo sunrise experience
- 3 nights at the Amanjiwo
- Temples of Prambanan valley
- Borobudur temple tour
- Sunset martinis on the edge of the rice paddies
- Private vehicle transfers and guides are provided throughout
- Boat between Bali and Java
- Trains between Ijen and Bromo and between Bromo and Yogyakarta
- Economy class flights to Bali returning from Yogyakarta
*We try to keep our 'from prices' as accurate as possible, but please do be aware that when travelling in peak times such as Christmas and school holidays, prices shown will vary considerably.