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Indonesia. Deep immersion

Indonesia. Deep immersion

Indonesia. Deep immersion

Indonesia. Deep immersion

Price
$1470
+ flight to Jakarta and back home
Duration
22 days
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To see real Indonesia, one has to go beyond tourist traps of Bali. We will start in the cultural capital of Yogyakarta and world famous Borobudur and Prambanan complexes. Later, we experience Martian landscapes of Bromo and Ijen volcanoes, explore Sulawesi island, attend several local fests, and swim in breathtaking waterfalls. We will also marvel at unique underwater world of Togean islands, and at stunning nature and famous landmarks of magical Bali.

  • Day 1
    Arrival in Jakarta, flight to Yogyakarta - Indonesia’s cultural capital on Jawa island. Checking into an art hotel.
  • Day 2
    We visit Prambanan, a complex of early medieval Hindu temples, and Borobudur, a 9th-century Buddhist stupa and temple complex, both close to Yogyakarta. Then we walk along authentic Muslim quarters of Yogyakarta and have dinner at an atmospheric local restaurant.
  • Day 3
    We visit Kraton Palace, residence of Yogyakarta sultans, and explore Yogyakarta’s landmarks. We have dinner on one of the beaches out of the city, enjoying sunset.
  • Day 4
    Bus transfer (about 6 hours) to the eastern city of Probolinggo, at the foot of the Bromo volcano. Checking into a hotel close to the crater.
  • Day 5
    Early in the morning we set out for Bromo crater and watch breathtaking sunrise in Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park. We explore active volcano and out of this world landscapes, then go back to the hotel and ride to Bondowoso (about 2 hours). There we check into a hotel close to Ijen volcano, and take a short walk to a gorgeous waterfall.
  • Day 6
    We climb the Ijen volcano, and explorr crater of the “poisonous lake”, where hundreds of Indonesian workers mine sulfur every night. After lunch we take a bus and ferry to Bali (5 to 6 hours on the way) and check into a hotel in Ubud.
  • Day 7-9
    We spend three days exploring Bali by minivans, enoying island’s magical nature and famous landmarks. We start by visiting 10th century Tirta Empul and 16th century Tanah Lot temples. Then we hike to a waterfall in and walk in the jungle. We visit coffee plantations, rice terraces and local manufactures. We will also raft along a gorgeous river in the heart of the island. Finally, we travel to authentic Bali villages, stopping at lesser-known beaches, and watch traditional dances.
  • Day 10
    Flight to Makassar, the largest city on Sulawesi. We explore the city, visiting old port, strolling along the embankment and Chinatown experiencing realities of non-touristy Indonesian city. Night bus to Rantepao (9 hours).
  • Day 11-12
    Arrival in Rantepao, the major town of the mountainous Tana Toraja area. After checking into a hotel in the center we begin exploring the region by hired vehicles. We will attend world famous traditional burial ceremonies, visit authentic villages with unusual architecture, and watch ancient burial caves and graves in rocks and trees.
  • Day 13
    We spend this day on our way to the port town of Ampana, enjoying views on the way.
  • Day 14
    We arrive in Ampana and take a boat to Wakai, the main village of Togean islands (4-5 hours). From Wakai we take a speed boat to the nearby Kadidiri island where we check into wooden bungalows on the beach.
  • Day 15-17
    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 Una-Una volcanic island, watch dolphins, enjoy pristine beaches, go fishing or hunting for coconut crabs. 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 18
    Arrival in Gorontalo in the morning. We walk around 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 19-20
    In the morning we visit world famous Tomohon market known for its gruesome meat section. Later, we transfer to Tangkoko National Park to watch some of its 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 its underwater world with a good chance of seeing sharks and turtles.
  • Day 21
    Transfer to Manado airport. You bid farewell to the tour leader and fly to Jakarta.
  • Day 22
    Change of planes in Jakarta and flight back home.
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At a Glance
8 islands, 5 religions, 96% of all existing coral species, 4 equator crossings, 2 volcanoes
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Dates Availability
2017
12.09 - 03.10 Available for booking
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12 September - 03 October Available for booking $1470 $770 Rus.,Ukr.,Eng. Book
Departures 12.09.2017 - 03.10.2017
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Price $1470
Deposit $770
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Group size 7-11 persons.

To see real Indonesia, one has to go beyond tourist traps of Bali. We will start in the cultural capital of Yogyakarta and world famous Borobudur and Prambanan complexes. Later, we experience Martian landscapes of Bromo and Ijen volcanoes, explore Sulawesi island, attend several local fests, and swim in breathtaking waterfalls. We will also marvel at unique underwater world of Togean islands, and at stunning nature and famous landmarks of magical Bali.

Is this trip for you? 

The trip is dynamic, of average difficulty. Expect long city walks and two overnight bus rides in the mountains. We will also take several long daytime rides in hired minivans or off-road vehicles with lots of sightseeing on the way, as well as several ferry and speed boat rides. We will stay in simple hotels and bungalows on the beach, some will have Wi-Fi internet and hot water.

Price of the trip includes: 

  • All domestic flights: Jakarta – Yogyakarta, Denpasar – Makassar, Gorontalo – Manado, Manado – Makassar – Jakarta; 
  • All accommodation including twin and triple rooms in 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 Jakarta and back home; 
  • Medical insurance (mandatory); 
  • Entrance fees to temples, parks and other attractions ($120-200) and additional excursions on 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 ($8-18 per day).
At a Glance
8 islands, 5 religions, 96% of all existing coral species, 4 equator crossings, 2 volcanoes
Have a question?
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Dates Availability
2017
12.09 - 03.10 Available for booking

To see real Indonesia, one has to go beyond tourist traps of Bali. We will start in the cultural capital of Yogyakarta and world famous Borobudur and Prambanan complexes. Later, we experience Martian landscapes of Bromo and Ijen volcanoes, explore Sulawesi island, attend several local fests, and swim in breathtaking waterfalls. We will also marvel at unique underwater world of Togean islands, and at stunning nature and famous landmarks of magical Bali.

Have a question?
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Dates Availability
2017
12.09 - 03.10 Available for booking

Indonesia is visa free for citizens of most countries.

We provide free visa consulting to our clients. 

At a Glance
8 islands, 5 religions, 96% of all existing coral species, 4 equator crossings, 2 volcanoes
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Dates Availability
2017
12.09 - 03.10 Available for booking
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At a Glance
8 islands, 5 religions, 96% of all existing coral species, 4 equator crossings, 2 volcanoes
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Dates Availability
2017
12.09 - 03.10 Available for booking