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  • 9 days family tour over Java and Bali

    Pack up the gang and head into Java's cultures on a family adventure as your sense of adventure doenst't disappear just because you have kids.... Even better, every child is adventurous. If you’ve been putting off a Javanese family holiday because of the language barrier or logistical worries, don't. With this tour you will discover the best of Java’s street markets, taste Malang's finest bakso, sip tea in the Bromo highlands and visit Indonesia's finest temples. Experience Java the right way: as a family. Java is brimming with unforgettable memories.  


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    Long & short itinerary - 9 days family tour Java & Bali

    Please, read the day by day itinerary below. If you click on a day, you can read the full itinerary. This 9 days family tour is designed for a family with children between 4 and 12 years of age. Indonesians realy adore children and are natural caretakers. This is what makes your holiday more than just a holiday: a relaxing experience.

    Arrival in YogyakartaSymbol day 1 - Family tour in Java with end in Bali

    Symbol day 1 - Family tour in Java with end in Bali Arrive in Yogyakarta

    Your driver is waiting for you at the airport or at the train station. He will make your arrival smooth and guide you to your hotel in Yogyakarta. Your hotel is situated on the famous Malioboro boulevard; the 'shopping-for-souvenirs-street'. You can rest, take a swim, head to the spa, or get acquainted with Yogya.

     

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    Ibis Hotel Malioboro- a good start for your stay in Indonesia. Situated at the Malioboro boulevard. The hotel offers a spa and an outdoor swimming pool.

    Day 2 of your Family tour Java and BaliVisit the Borobudur and cycle through the villages surrounding Indonesia's most famous temple

    Day 2 of your Family tour Java and Bali Visit the Borobudur & cycle through the villages surrounding Indonesia's most famous temple

    Cycling YogyakartaIn the morning you will visit the Borobudur temple, the largest Buddhist temple in Indonesia. The temple was built in the 9th century. Overlooking impossible apple green sawahs, swaying palms and surrounded by eye-catching volcanic peaks, this monumental Buddhist structure has survived Gunung Merapi’s eruptions and many earthquakes. The Borobudur remains as mysterious and as beautiful as it probably also was about 1200 years ago.
    One can find three monasteries in the neighborhood of the Borobudur. You are welcome to join the monks at prayer if you like.
    If your are ready to continue,visiting villages is next on your day-trip. The cycling trip will take you to rice fields, other kinds agricultural land, and farms. You will meet locals at work on the fields and at home, and get to know how they live. Many villagers have at home some extra incoming earning activity - home industry - to provide them with extra income. Feel free to give a helping hand and ask questions. If you prefer to go by horse cart, to see it all a little differently, come along!

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    Ibis Hotel Malioboro

    Symbol day 3 - Family tour in East Java with drop in Bali, IndonesiaWater fun in Yogyakarta

    Symbol day 3 - Family tour in East Java with drop in Bali, IndonesiaWater fun in Yogyakarta

    The lighthouse and the pirate ship greet you at the entrance to Jogja Bay Pirates Adventure Waterpark. Open from 09.00 to 18.00 to experience numerous spectacular slides, artificial waves, and a running river. There is also a swimming pool for the smallest with their own slides and other water fun. You can easily spend a whole day as there are also numerous locations with different kinds of food. The store in the pirate ship might even provide you with some souvenirs...

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    Ibis Hotel Malioboro

    Day 4 - Family tour - start Yogyakarta and end in BaliBy train from Yogyakarta to Malang

    Day 4 - Family tour - start Yogyakarta and end in BaliBy train from Yogyakarta to Malang

    By train from Yogyakarta to MalangThe Executive train departs at 08.00 in the morning. Have some breakfast before you head to the train station. This ride is an experience. It shows you parts of Java you wouldn't see if you travel by car. The sceneries are beautiful and the kids have some space to stretch their legs, do some games and play with Javanese kids. At 15.30 you are picked up in Malang and by car you head in about 1 hour to Batu village.

     

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    Pohon Inn Hotel- This hotel is located at the entrance of the zoo named Jatim Park 2. The rooms have WiFi and ac, although not really necessary in this refreshing village in the hills. In the hotel one can find a restaurant with a plateau that twiddles slowly to observe some tigers and panthers. In the zoo one can find besides many many animals, a fun park with more than a few attractions and a fun swimming pool. The zoo is open from 09.30 till 17.30.

    Symbol day 5 - Family Tour - East JavaWhat would you and your family like to do today?

    Symbol day 5 - Family Tour - East JavaWhat would you and your family like to do today?

    Family tour Java and BaliToday the options are open. The possibilities are rafting, waterfalls, hot springs, swimming, several kinds of musea, fun parks and the zoo. Make your choice.

     

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    Hotel Pohon Inn

    Symbol day 6 - Family tourBatu local life & Malang as the refreshing city with character

    Symbol day 6 - Family tourBatu local life & Malang as the refreshing city with character

    A walk through the farmer's fields. If you like, you can give them a helping hand. Immerse yourself in Javanese village live. Your guide will help you to feel at ease and enjoy the surroundings and the villagers. Drink a cup of coffee with a newly met family... You will also visit the local tofu factory where soy beans are processed. An interesting process....
    In the afternoon you will drive to Malang where you will spend the night. The babysitter is available in case you would like to spend an evening together.

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    Hotel Pelangi - it is one of Malang's oldest hotel as it was built around 1915. It is located at Malang's heart, at the town square which was transformed into a nice public park. The hotel has a small but fine swimming pool and the colonial atmosphere is adding to the experience.

    Symbol day 7 - Family Tour by SmartineDiscover Malang, visit an orphanage and Hawai Waterpark

    Symbol day 7 - Family Tour by SmartineDiscover Malang, visit an orphanage and Hawai Waterpark

    Kampong Warna-Warni in Malang, East JavaTake it easy today. You can discover Malang, with or without a guide and with or withour your kids. Our babysitter has her experiences and very well knows how to entertain them. It is her nature to entertain kids, who immedeately will feel at ease and love to share time with her. You can also as family visit the orphanage Al Kaaf in Jabung. Hawai Waterpark which isn't that far from the city center is a favourable activity to start or end your day.

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    Hotel Pelangi

    Symbol day 8Bromo sunrise tour

    Symbol day 8Bromo sunrise tour

    The Bromo sinrise tour starts at midnight. You will be picked up at your hotel by Jeep. Via Tumpang you drive in about 3 hours to Mt. Pananjakan from where you can see the sunrise, if weather conditions allow you to. If it is really dark, the skies are clear, and you aren't delayed, the Milkyway might be waiting for you. If not, you will have to wait for the sunrise.... The sunrise over this ancient landscape can be spectacular as colors come out and change your views. Mt. Semeru is every once in a while erupting to add some mistery to the scenery. After the sun has risen you will descend to the Sea of Sand which you will have to cross before you can climb Mt. Bromo. It is only a 45 minutes walk one way and not that heavy. Take your time at the top of an active volcano in an ancient lunarlike landscape.
    Once back at the Jeep you will be brought to the airport in Malang via de savanna which can be apple green during the raining season and desertlike during dry season. You will also visit a waterfall and a small temple called Jago. Your flight departs at 14.30. It is only a 1 hour flight to Denpasar in Bali. In Bali you are picked up and brought to your last destination of this trip.

    Note: 1. bring some warm clothes as the temperatures are very low; between 0 and 10 °C. 2. there are several view points to see the sunrise. In case you wish to avoid some crowds (if you are visiting during high season) alternatives can be discussed if you wish.

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    Hotel Hard Rock Bali - Kuta, Bali. This hotel is defenitely an attraction for rockin' kids. It is an impressive three-hectare prime site right in the heart of Bali’s entertainment and shopping district. It comes with a swimming pool with slide, spa, meditation, sauna, fitness and climbing wall. It is only a 3 minutes walk to the beach.

    Symbol day 9Enjoy your hotel and Kuta beach

    Symbol day 9Enjoy your hotel and Kuta beach

    After an astoundingly night in an amazing hotel you have another morning to enjoy where you are. Suddenly a nine days holiday has come to an end... If you wish, you can extend your stay in the hotel.

     


    TAKE INTO ACCOUNT


    1. Avoid traveling during the periode 18 June - 2 July 2017 as 25 and 26 June 2017 is the end of Ramadan, the so called "Hari Raya". This is a public holiday and the event of the year. All people will get together in their home town and meet their families and relatives. This means that 95% of the Indonesians are traveling, and that shops, markets, schools, factories, realy everything is closed. As a result traffic conditions couldn't be worse, and prices for food and hotels are sky high.

    2. At night it is cold around Mt. Bromo. The tempratures can drop to around 5 ºC or even lower. Bring some warm clothes to feel comfortable.

  • Bromo & Ijen, and snorkeling

    Duration: 4 days & 3 nights

    Snorkeling by local boat - Pemuteran, West Bali National ParkSee a little bit of Malang or Surabaya before heading to the Madakaripura Waterfalls. The next day your Mt. Bromo sunrise tour is an early start. Then you will visit the most acidic crater lake on earth, before heading to Pemuteran for some awesome snorkeling. Enjoy!

  • VIP Ride - Secret Retreats in Java & Bali

    Outstanding tour - unveiling the essence of Java & Bali -Celebrate the environment - Relaxation - Brilliant retreats

    One of Java's and Bali's best qualities, besides its fertile land, is the hospitality of the people. Sincere, friendly and lighthearted are only some of their best merits.

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    Long and short itinerary - 9 days: VIP ride

    This VIP ride offers you the best possible hotels along your route through Java and Bali that compete worldwide to win their awards. This tour which shows you Java's and also Indonesia's best spots, offers time to spend in your exquisite hotel.
    If you click on the title of the day, you can read a full description. If you have any questions, you can use the form in the right column.

    Arrive in Yogyakarta Symbol day 1 - VIP Ride East Java & Bali

    Symbol day 1 - VIP Ride East Java & BaliArrive in Yogyakarta

    After your travels to Yogyakarta, what would be better than spending the rest of your day in the 2016 Winner of the World Luxury Hotel Awards? You will have an jaw-dropping view at the Borobudur, the famous and active volcano Merapi and many more green mountains and hills...

    You will spend a few days in Borobudur's neighborhood, which is a supremely beautiful landscape of impossibly green rice fields and traditional villages, all overlooked by aspiring volcanic peaks.

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    Plataran Borobudur Resort & Spa- Set on the hills of Tanjungan village in Magelang and surrounded by lush teak forests. Plataran Borobudur exclusive boutique resort offers an outstanding view at the achingly beautiful Borobudur, Mt. Merapi, and the Menoreh Hill. The resort is home to traditional and modern luxurious villas with private pools, Padma Spa with its concept of detoxification, a large main swimming pool, a variety of restaurants serving casual and fine dining international and Indonesian cuisines, horse stable and a Yoga center.
    - 2016 Winner World Luxury Hotel Awards - Certificate of Excellence 2016, TripAdvisor -

    Plataran Borobudur Resort & Spa near the Borobudur - Java



    Visit the Borobudur and the Prambanan temples Day 2 of your tour to Mt. Bromo and Batu in East Java

    Day 2 of your tour to Mt. Bromo and Batu in East Java Borobudur & Prambanan

    Reference 592; the Borobudur Temple Compounds on the UNESCO World Heritage List. One of the largest Buddhist monuments in the world.

    The Borobudur Temple Compounds was built in the 8th and 9th centuries AD. The temple is an outstanding monument of the Sailendra Dynasty that ruled Java for around five centuries until the 10th century. The Borobudur temple complex is Indonesia’s most important center for Buddhism, and there are now three monasteries in the surrounding district. You are welcome to join the monks at prayer time.

    The reasons behind the desertion of this magnificent piece of work is still a mystery. Some scholars believe that famine caused by an eruption of Mt. Merapi forced the inhabitants of Central Java to leave their lands behind. When area was rediscovered, the glorious Borobudur was buried by the ashes from Mt. Merapi. Then, the Borobudur complex was unearthed by Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, in 1814. He had heard that the hill was believed to be the site of an ancient monument called budur.

    Borobudur temple in Java

    Weak developmental regulations around the complex are a threat to the extraordinary relationship between the main monument and its wider setting and can affect the Outstanding Universal Value of the property. But tourism also exerts considerable pressure on the property. The eruption of Mt. Merapi is another potential threat because of its deposit acidic ash as happened in 2010.

    Reference 642; the Prambanan Temple Compounds are also on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The largest temple compound in Indonesia dedicated to Shiva.

    Prambanan is the masterpiece of the Hindu culture built in the 10th century. The slim building soaring up to 47 meters makes its beautiful architecture incomparable. The Prambanan is a complex of 240 temples, built during the heyday of the Sailendra Dynasty. Following this creative burst, the Prambanan Plain was abandoned when the Hindu-Javanese kings moved to East Java.

    Prambanan Temple Compound, 17 km East of Yogyakarta - Java

     

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    Plataran Borobudur Resort & Spa

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    Symbol day 3 - VIP RideCelebrate your stay

    As you have a room with a private pool, the splendid views over the Borobudur and the hills, set in a lush exorbitant green environment with all Javanese odors, you have a whole day to celebrate your stay and capture the essence of Yogyakarta and its dynasties.

    If you would like to spend some time outside the boundaries of the hotel, you can be taken on a city tour in Yogyakarta.
    Optional you can play at the Borobudur International Golf & Country Club or at the Merapi Golf Club. Both have fascinating views over the fierce volcano Mt. Merapi.

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    Plataran Borobudur Resort & Spa

    Meet the glorious Mt. Bromo Symbol day 4 - secret retreats tour in Java & Bali

    Symbol day 4 - secret retreats tour in Java & BaliMeet the glorious Mt. Bromo

    A morning flight will bring you in just a little longer than an hour to Surabaya, where your driver is waiting for you. From Surabaya it is a 3 to 4 hours drive to your hotel Jiwa Jawa

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    Jiwa Jawa Resort Bromo - "Soul of Java" and 'home of the adventurers', Jiwa Jawa Resort Bromo exists to match the natural beauty with soulful service. Jiwa Jawa Resort Bromo rests on the towering cliffs of the crater’s edge at an breathtaking altitude of 2000 m. Dine under the stars while mother nature gives away a serenade. The surrounding volcanic soil produces fresh organic ingredients for the hotel's restaurant and are the foundation of the dining experience. The management of Jiwa Jawa Resort Bromo works together with the local organization 'Sahabat Bromo', to promote the livelihood of the local Tengger community.

    Jiwa Jawa Resort Bromo - Hotel near Mt. Bromo, East Java

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    Symbol day 5 of your travel through Java and BaliSunrise or Bromo panorama experience

    The magnificence of Mt. Bromo is underestimated by a few travelers only. If you are an early bird, or a fan of sunrises you, the tour will you first bring to one of the many viewpoints. You will just have to stare to the east as the sun slowly rises. The brilliant sea of color that will grow each minute, will also change as quick as the wind. Keep your eyes focused...
    Once the sun has risen and warmed you a bit, your journey continues to the lunar-like landscape in which Mt. Bromo resides. The winding road will bring you to the black Sea of Sand north of the active volcano. But, get to the savanna first, which is an incredible contrast to the Sea of Sand around the front. Then just head back to Mt. Bromo when all the other visitors left to have breakfast. Standing on an active volcano in a landscape nowhere else around the world to be found, while imagining your smallness compared to the roar of a volcano... might make you think.

    If you aren't an early bird, you can opt for the Bromo Panorama Experience. You won't meet the sun the minute it peeps out on the horizon, but just a few hours later. Around 7 is a good moment to firstly depart to Mt. Bromo. Although Mt. Bromo isn't the highest peak within the caldera, it certainly portrays a-once-in-a-life-time-views.
    Last part of your Panorama Experience is Mt. Pananjakan. The crowd will be gone by now, enabling you to experience Mt. Bromo and the era in which it sits in some quietness and peace.

    After packing and checking out you will be heading to the airport in Surabaya to take a flight to Denpasar in Bali, a one hour flight only. In one and a half hours drive you will be arriving at The Hanging Garden in Ubud.

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    Hanging Gardens of Bali - The world's first seven stars boutique hotel. Overlooking the Ayung river and the ancient Dalem Segara temple, Hanging Gardens of Bali was built on the edge of a stunning valley, encircled by rain forest. The 44 private villas combine contemporary and Balinese decor, have an open-air dining area and a private swimming pool. Their spa experience is inviting as it "combines natural, local ingredients and ancient techniques to create beauty therapies and treatments that soothe the mind, rejuvenate the body and energize the soul".
    - Seven Stars Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle Awards 2016 - Luxury Resort of the Year 2016 - Best Luxury Boutique Hotel of Indonesia 2016 -

    Hotel Hanging Gardens Of Bali in Ubud

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    Symbol day 6 - Tour VIP RideBrilliantly picturesque

    Make the most of your stay in the hotel...

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    Hanging Gardens of Bali

    Visit Bali's highlights: choose the destinations of your interestsSymbol 7th day of your tour

    Symbol 7th day of your tourVisit Bali highlights: choose the destinations of your interests

    Depending on your interests, we can assemble your day. To get inspired and to summurize Bali's well-known fibes: Tegallalang rice fields, yoga, Agung Rai Museum of Art, Monkey Forest, Pura Gunung Kawi, cycling, Don Antonio Blanco museum, river rafting and tubing, Satria coffee plantation, Tanah Lot temple, theater, surfing, medicine man, rafting, silver craft, Campuhan Ridge walk, Kintamani volcano...
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    Hanging Gardens of Bali

    A day at the beach... Symbol day 8 - VIP Ride Bali

    Symbol day 8 - VIP Ride BaliA day at the beach...

    Bali wouldn't be Bali if you didn't spend time at the beach.....

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    Hotel Tugu Bali in Canggu - Tugu Bali is an exotic out of the box experience. Featuring a sizeable antique collection on the property that includes Balinese, Javanese and Asian artifacts. The air-conditioned suites at Hotel Tugu have Asian decor and wooden furnishings. Live Balinese dance and musical performances by local musicians held weekly in the evenings add to the traditional atmosphere. The hotel is located on Echo Beach, along the coast just north of Seminyak. Nestled within private gardens, the hotel features an outdoor pool overlooking panoramic sunset views and 5 themed in-house restaurants. This last relax resort with courteous staff, wonderful hot tub and holistic massages at its spa is your last hide-out. It is just a 45 minutes drive to the airport and about 12 km to central Seminyak and Tanah Lot.

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    As time never ever has stopped ticking away... We will drop you at the airport in Denpasar.