Indonesia,Malaysia,Bali,Sulawesi,Togean islands

Malaysia + Indonesia. Deep immersion

Indonesia,Malaysia,Bali,Sulawesi,Togean islands

Malaysia + Indonesia. Deep immersion

Price
$2768
+ flight to Kuala Lumpur and back home from Manado
Duration
23 days
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Two neighboring countries with very similar past, yet very different present. We start in Malaysia, with it`s jungles, diverse heritage and ultra-modern cities. Then, we go beyond tourist havens of Indonesia, exploring Martian landscapes of Bromo and Ijen volcanoes, Sulawesi island, beautiful waterfalls and magical Bali. We will also marvel at unique underwater world of Togean and Bunaken islands.

  • Day 1
    Arrival in Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, checking into a hotel.
  • Day 2
    We visit holy Hindu Batu caves, then head to the world’s largest covered bird park and explore Petronas twin towers with a lush park. For dinner we head to the famous Alor Street known for seafood and other mouthwatering Asian dishes.
  • Day 3
    Bus to Malacca, the oldest town in Malaysia. We visit the History and Ethnography Museum, ride a boat down the Malacca river, explore the old town and remains of the fort. After lunch we go back to Kuala Lumpur by bus (2 hours) and fly to Penang island (1 hour) where we check into a hotel in the historic center.
  • Day 4
    We spend our morning in the jungle hiking to the sandy beach of the National Park, then visit several remarkable Buddhist temples. Penang is one of the world’s food destinations, and we will take full advantage of it`s Malay, Indian, Chinese and Baba-Nyonya cuisines.
  • Day 5
    In the morning we visit Kek Lok Si Temple with it`s striking pagoda and the statue of Guan Yin. Then walk in Penang Botanic Gardens and spend the rest of the day enyoing endless mazy streets of old Georgetown, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Day 6
    Morning flight to Kuala Lumpur followed by another flight to the ancient city of Yogyakarta in Indonesia. Checking into a hotel.
  • Day 7
    We visit two major attractions of Central Jawa – Prambanan, a complex of early medieval Hindu temples, and Borobudur, a 9th-century Buddhist stupa and temple complex, both located close to Yogyakarta. Afterwards we explore authentic Muslim quarters of Yogyakarta and have dinner in the famous local restaurant.
  • Day 8
    We visit Kraton Palace, residence of Yogyakarta sultans, and explore Yogyakarta’s landmarks. Dinner on one of the beaches outside the city.
  • Day 9
    A short flight to Surabaya (1 hour) and a minivan to Cemoro Lavang, a village at the foot of the Bromo volcano (3.5 hours). Checking into a hotel close to the crater. Afternoon hike (40 to 50 minutes) to the active volcano to explore out-of-this-world landscapes.
  • Day 10
    Early in the morning we set out for Bromo crater and watch breathtaking sunrise in Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park. Then we go back to the hotel to have breakfast and ride to Bondowoso (about 5 hours) visiting gorgeous Madakaripura waterfall on the way.
  • Day 11
    We climb the Ijen volcano, and explore crater of the “poisonous lake”, where Indonesian workers mine sulfur every night. After breakfast we take a bus and ferry to Bali (2-3 hours on the way) and check into a hotel in Pemuteran. The rest of the day we relax and enjoy a volcanic beach with black sand in front of our hotel.
  • Day 12-14
    A short hike to Sekumpul waterfall in the northwest of the island, a visit to Ulun Danu Bratan temple, a trip to Jatiluwih, the largest rice terraces on the island. Morning walk to the sacred monkey forest in Ubud. Ten-kilometer rafting on the fairy-tale river Ayung. We will also visit the palace of the rulers of Ubud and explore the city famous for its artists and craftsmen. Water Temple of Gunung Kawi Sebatu near Ubud. A trip to a hidden beach in the south of the island and sunset at the edge of a 70-meter rock.
  • Day 15-16
    Flight with a transfer to the city of Luwuk in the south-east of the island of Sulawesi. From here we go to the port city of Ampana (5 hours). We check into a hotel by the sea. Next morning we take a speed boat to Wakai, the main village of Togean islands (2 hours on the way). From Wakai we take a boat to the nearby Kadidiri island where we check into wooden bungalows on the beach.
  • Day 17-19
    Waters of Togean islands are home to 96% of all existing coral species. Those interested can take a diving course or go snorkeling. We will also explore the nearby volcanic island, enjoy pristine beaches, go fishing. On our last day we take a boat back to Wakai and board a night ferry to Gorontalo (13 hours on the way), crossing the equator.
  • Day 20
    Arrival in Gorontalo in the morning. We walk in this Muslim city, have lunch and catch a flight to Manado – the capital of Sulawesi Utara province. We check into a hotel, stroll around the city and try exotic Minahasan cuisine.
  • Day 21-22
    In the morning we visit world-famous Tomohon market known for it`s gruesome meat section. Later, we transfer to Tangkoko National Park to watch some of it`s abundant wildlife, including unique crested black macaques and tarsiers – one of the world’s smallest primates. We can swim and relax on a lovely volcanic beach with black sand. Next day, we go diving or snorkeling near Bunaken Island known for it`s underwater world with a good chance of seeing sharks and turtles.
  • Day 23
    Transfer to Manado airport. Flight home.
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Trip code: AZYI
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At a Glance
9 islands, 5 religions, 8 languages, 96% of world’s coral species, 4 equator crossings, 2 volcanoes
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Dates Availability
2020
26.04 - 18.05 Available for booking
18.08 - 09.09 Available for booking
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Group size 12 persons.

Two neighboring countries with very similar past, yet very different present. We start in Malaysia, with it`s jungles, diverse heritage and ultra-modern cities. Then, we go beyond tourist havens of Indonesia, exploring Martian landscapes of Bromo and Ijen volcanoes, Sulawesi island, beautiful waterfalls and magical Bali. We will also marvel at unique underwater world of Togean and Bunaken islands.

Is this trip for you? 

The trip is of light physical grade. Expect long city and jungle walks, one night ferry trip, several long daytime rides in hired minivans or off-road vehicles with sightseeing on the way, as well as speed boat rides and seven short flights. We will stay in tourist class hotels and bungalows on the beach, most will have Wi-Fi internet and hot water.

Price of the trip includes: 

  • Seven domestic flights: Kuala-Lumpur  – Penang – Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur – Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta – Surabaya, Denpasar – Makassar, Makassar – Luwuk, Gorontalo – Manado; 
  • All accommodation, including twin and triple rooms of simple hotels and bungalows on the beach; 
  • All transportation including buses, boats, ferries, hired and public transport; 
  • Food on Kadidiri island + breakfasts in some hotels; 
  • Professional guiding services. 

To be paid separately:

  • Flight to Kuala Lumpur and back home from Manado; 
  • Medical insurance (mandatory); 
  • Entrance fees to temples, parks and other attractions (up to $160-200) and additional excursions on the islands ($45);
  • Diving (from $28 per dive or PADI Open Water diving course including 5 dives, test and certification – $390); 
  • Snorkeling ($7-10 per day for snorkeling gear rent); 
  • Food ($8-20 per person per day).
At a Glance
9 islands, 5 religions, 8 languages, 96% of world’s coral species, 4 equator crossings, 2 volcanoes
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Dates Availability
2020
26.04 - 18.05 Available for booking
18.08 - 09.09 Available for booking

Two neighboring countries with very similar past, yet very different present. We start in Malaysia, with it`s jungles, diverse heritage and ultra-modern cities. Then, we go beyond tourist havens of Indonesia, exploring Martian landscapes of Bromo and Ijen volcanoes, Sulawesi island, beautiful waterfalls and magical Bali. We will also marvel at unique underwater world of Togean and Bunaken islands.

Have a question?
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Dates Availability
2020
26.04 - 18.05 Available for booking
18.08 - 09.09 Available for booking

Malaysia and Indonesia are visa free for citizens of most countries.

We provide free visa consulting services for our clients.

At a Glance
9 islands, 5 religions, 8 languages, 96% of world’s coral species, 4 equator crossings, 2 volcanoes
Have a question?
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Dates Availability
2020
26.04 - 18.05 Available for booking
18.08 - 09.09 Available for booking
3G mobile internet in Indonesia
3G mobile internet in Indonesia
  • Price: + $12
Local prepaid sim card with 2GB internet package
3G mobile internet in Malaysia
3G mobile internet in Malaysia
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Local prepaid sim card with 2GB internet package
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At a Glance
9 islands, 5 religions, 8 languages, 96% of world’s coral species, 4 equator crossings, 2 volcanoes
Have a question?
Ask us.
Dates Availability
2020
26.04 - 18.05 Available for booking
18.08 - 09.09 Available for booking