- Board your flight to Yogyakarta, Indonesia Meet at the airport and board your flight to Yogyakarta before transferring to Megalang. Yogyakarta (often also called Jogja, Yogya or Jogja) is located in middle of Java Island in Indonesia. A thousand years ago, Yogyakarta was the center of the ancient Mataram Kingdom which was prosperous and highly civilized. This kingdom built many impressive temples including the largest Buddhist temple in the world.
- Travel to Megalang Meet your tour director and board your coach to Megalang.
Borobudar TempleTanah Lot TempleTegalalang Rice TerracesPuri Saren
- Borobudur Temple sunrise visit Find a quiet spot to sit and wait for the sun to rise over the horizon from the top of temple, enjoying the serene and spiritual atmosphere that seems to have infiltrated every rock. As you look out to the hills and forests surrounding you it isn’t hard to imagine how explorers must have felt when they stumbled out of the forest in 1814 to find such a sight lost to the world for almost 500 years. The awe-inspiring monument features the largest and most complete collection of Buddhist relief sculptures on the walls of its seven terraces - all of which detail the story of Buddhist cosmology.
- Travel to Yogyakarta
- Gamelin and Batik workshop In Yogyakarta, learn about the traditional music of Gamelan learn how create Batik. Batik is a technique of applying wax-resistant dye to fabric made in Indonesia.
- Fly to Bali Transfer to the airport and board your flight to Bali.
- Travel to Ubud Coach transfer to Ubud.
- Free time to explore Ubud
- Balinese cooking lesson Embark on a culinary adventure unlocking the secrets of authentic Balinese cooking, utilizing traditional ingredients and preparation methods, in a fully equipped and safe community village kitchen. Start early at the Ubud markets, where you can pick from fresh herbs & spices, crisp vegetables and choice cuts of meat, before heading off on a guided ‘padi’ expedition.
- Puri Salen Palace visit Explore the palace that was the official residence of the royal family of Ubud.
- Travel to Sanur via Tegalalang Rice Terraces Enjoy the beautiful panoramic view of rice terraces and fresh air. If lucky, you will see the rice being harvested by a group of local farmers.
- Free time to explore Sanur Perhaps stroll along Sanur’s 4km beachfront taking in elegant old villas, local fishing boats, the odd cow grazing in the luscious garden of a local resort.
- Tanah Lot Temple visit Later in the afternoon, visit the Tanah Lot Temple. Famous for its sunset views, it was built in the 16th century on a rocky islet 200 metres off shore.
- Pura Luhur Temple visit Uluwatu Temple, or Pura Luhur Uluwatu, is renowned for its magnificent location, perched on top of a steep cliff approximately 70 meters above sea level. As one of the 6 key temples considered to be Bali's spiritual pillars, Uluwatu also shares the splendid sunset backdrops as that of Tanah Lot Temple, another important sea temple located in the island's western shores.
- Free time to explore Sanur
- Kecak Dance Performance Enjoy a Kecak dance performance, featuring the love story of Prince Rama and Princess Shinta.
- Waterbom Bali Park Today head to Waterbom Park, a fun-filled water park home to 16 waterslides!
- Bali Museum visit After breakfast visit the Bali Museum. Originally established in 1910 by a Dutch official who had the idea to collect and preserve Balinese antiquities and cultural objects by creating an ethnographic museum.
- Free time to explore Sanur
- Night markets Afterwards visit the main Denpasar Market. This traditional market is opposite the village temple. You may also want to visit Kumbasari market across the Badung River where the local Balinese buy the traditional ceremony items.
- Farewell Enjoy some free time for last minute shopping and practising Bahasa Indonesian before bidding Bali a fond Selamat tinggal and transferring by private coach to the Denpasar International Airport for the return flight to Australia.
- Welcome home