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This 10 day itinerary covers the highlights of Central and West Java and drops you Ubud, the cultural and artistic centre of Bali. First you will explore the bustling capital city of Jakarta and its long history of traditional trading. Continue to the world-famous Bogor Botanical Gardens that border the Palace Grounds, covering an area of 87 hectares with thousands of species of plant life from all over the world. Discover Kawah Putih crater, Rancabali tea plantation, and Lake of Patengan in the famous south part of Bandung before traveling by train to Wonosobo. It is the main gateway for the travellers who want to visit Dieng Plateau. One of Indonesia’s most famous Buddha temple is next on our list, near the town of Magelang. Explore Borobudur by sunrise and tour the city of Yogyakarta in the afternoon before heading Prambanan, a temple complex consisting of 224 temples. Take a plane and fly to Ubud, Bali, your final destination of this adventure.
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You will meet your guide on arrival, transfer and check-in to your hotel. During the drive your guide will provide an introduction to Jakarta, answer any questions you have, and make arrangements for the following day.
Enjoy free time for the remainder of the first day
Today you are going to explore the highlight of Jakarta, a great opportunity to get to know the history of the city. First you will visit Sunda Kelapa harbour, which is introducing you to the traditional trading in Indonesia. It was formerly the harbour town of Sunda Kelapa where the Portuguese traded with the Hindu Kingdom of Pajajaran in the early 16th century. Since than this port has belonged to the Portuguese and Dutch. Here you can see the loading and unloading process of goods manually. Continue to visit Fatahillah museum (Jakarta history museum), displaying the history of the development of the City of Jakarta, both the events and the community, from the prehistory until these present days. Continue to drive to the centre and visit the National Monument or “Monas” as it is popularly called. It is one of the monuments built during the Sukarno era of fierce nationalism. The top of the National Monument (Monas) is the Freedom Square. It stands for the people's determination to achieve freedom and the crowning of their efforts in the Proclamation of Independence in August 1945. The 137-meter tall marble obelisk is topped with a flame coated with 35 kg of gold. The monument is open to the public and upon request the lift can carry visitors to the top, which offers a bird's eye view on the city and the sea. Close to this monument, you can also visit the biggest Mosque in Jakarta “Istiqlal” and the old church opposite of the Mosque.
After exploring highlights of Jakarta, you will continue drive to Bogor for overnight.
After breakfast you are going to visit the Botanical Garden. The world-famous Bogor Botanical Garden borders the Palace Grounds, covering an area of 87 hectares with thousands of species of plant life from all over the world. There are over 15,000 species of trees and plants, 400 varieties of palms alone. The orchid houses contain over 3000 orchid varieties. You don't have to be a horticulturalist to enjoy the gardens, it is a masterpiece of design and a wonderful place to just stroll and enjoy the company of family and friends. See the original "Havea Brazilliensis" rubber tree, formerly imported from Brazil, and world's largest flower, the Rafflesia, a foul smelling and stem less as well as leafless plant. Continue drive to Bandung via Puncak, a cool area, which is very popular. People from Jakarta spend their weekend and public holidays here to escape the heat and busy streets. The cool, fresh air, and magnificent view offer a calm, fresh and peaceful feeling.
You can have lunch around this area, then continue drive to Bandung.
Today you are going to explore the south part of Bandung. In this area you will visit the crater of Kawah Putih, Rancabali tea plantation, and Lake of Patengan. Kawah Putih is a lake on the top of Patuha mountain. This lake sometimes pale turquoise, or as its name says white. Its easy to reach the rim, you just have to walk around 100m from the parking area. Continue to visit lake Patengan, a lovely site for boating, as the lake looks like a green carpet with tea plantations surrounding it. Enjoy the fresh air in the beautiful nature surrounding you.
After lunch you drive back to the city for a traditional music performance by Angklung Udjo. This location consists of the performance venue, bamboo handicraft centre and bamboo instrument workshop. Apart from that, this workshop has a honourable function as an educational laboratory and training centre to preserve the Sundanese culture – Angklung in particular.
Today you will leave Bandung and take a train to central Java. Enjoy the sights passing by and beautiful landscape during the journey. Upon arrival in Kutoarjo, you will be transferred to Wonosobo for your overnight stay.
Wonosobo is the main gateaway for the travelers who want to visit Dieng Plateau, at 900m above sea level in the central mountain range, it has a comfortable climate and is a typical country town with a busy market.
Wake up in the morning and leave the hotel around 07am to reach Dieng Plateau. You will drive up for around 1 hour to get there. On the way, you can stop for a while to take picture of Sindoro and Sumbing mountain and dotted with beautiful terraces.
Dieng Plateau is an extensive assemblage of spatially, temporally, and genetically related major and minor volcanic centres with the associated lava flows and pyroclastic rocks. The name of “Dieng” means “abode the Gods”. Here you can find restarted temples build around year 800, colourful lakes and steaming ones.
Continue drive down to Magelang, which is the place for the most famous Buddha temple in Indonesia. You will stay here around the temple for overnight. On the way there you can have lunch at the local restaurant.
Visiting Borobudur at the early morning hours at sunrise is adding to the beauty of this temple. It is still in the cool morning hours and it the monument is not yet open for public visitors. This makes the visit all the more enjoyable to see this amazing Buddhist monument in full glory.
In the late morning you will check out and drive in 1.5 hours to Yogyakarta. On the way don’t miss the visit to Pawon & Mendut temple which are located in the vicinity of the Borobudur and have historical connection with the main monument. You have the afternoon free to explore more of the city by bus, taxi or walking. Visit the markets and the batik and puppetry workshops of Yogyakarta. Malioboro Street, the main street of the Javanese capital, is busy from the morning till very late at night. This is the meeting place of students, tourists and street sellers.
Today you will visit the city by Becak (Pedicab). You will visit the Sultan’s palace. From the palace you will walk to the water palace used for entertainment and meditation of the Sultan and his family. The beauty of the ancient architecture, its alleys and buildings make Taman Sari an interesting site to visit. One of the secrets in Taman Sari is the underground mosque where the sultan and his family would do their prayers.
Continue to visit the Prambanan temples located just outside of the city. This ninth century Prambanan temple compound,consists of 224 temples. This Hindu temple complex is stunningly beautiful, and devoted to the gods Brahma, Shiva and Vishnu. Like Borobudur after hundreds of years of being forgotten, the temples were eventually rediscovered and restored to their former glory. You will visit this temple complex with a local guide.
Enjoy the day at leisure and explore the city by your own.
After breakfast the driver will ready for transferring you to the airport for your flight to Bali.
Upon arrival in Bali, the other driver will transfer you to your hotel in Ubud.
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