VIP Ride

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.
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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

Celebrate your stay at Plataran Borobudur Resort & Spa - 2016 Winner World Luxury Hotel AwardsSymbol day 3 - VIP Ride

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

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

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.



Tour info - VIP Ride

DURATION: 9 days
TRAVELERS: min. 2 and max. 6


2 travelers: 3387
3 travelers:  3027
4-6 travelers: 2949

Price includes: pick up service at the airport in Yogyakarta, flight Yogyakarta - Surabaya, flight Surabaya - Denpasar, all transport needed during the tour, all accommodation, meals: breakfast only, soft drinks and water in reasonable amounts, entrance fees to National Parks and Nature Reserves you will visit as in the program, 1 experienced English speaking driver, if 4 travelers or more 1 English speaking guide
Price excludes: travel insurance, personal expenses, other trips than mentioned in the itinerary, your travel to and from Indonesia, an Indonesian visa (if needed, please check at the Indonesian embassy in your home country), additional expenses

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