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23 Days Indonesia Archipelago Tour
Tour Code: INDO-PT/10

Java - Lesser Sunda and Bali

DAY 01 : JAKARTA
On arrival at Soekarno Hatta Airport, our guide will meet you and transfer to your hotel for accommodation.

DAY 02 : JAKARTA
Breakfast at hotel. Morning visit the National Monument include passing in front of Presidential Palace, Istiqlal Mosque and Cathedral Catholic Church. Then proceed to the old part of Sunda Kelapa passing "Kota" the part of the old city as well as China Town. If the time permit you may stop at famous antiques Market in Jalan Surabaya. Continue to Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (Indonesia in Miniature) to observe the 160 Ha beautiful Indonesia part completed with orchid, Bird park, 27 Traditional Houses where handicrafts are exhibited (now we have 33 Provinces in Indonesia but still exhibit 27 tradisional houses). Return to hotel.(B)

DAY 03 : JAKARTA - JOGJA
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the Airport to depart for Jogjakarta. On arrival direct transfer to your hotel for accommodation. After lunch city sight-seeing tour of Yogyakarta, visit Sonobudoyo Museum, the Sultan's Palace, the water castle at Taman Sari, The Batik Home Industry and Kota Gede silver works center. Return to hotel. (B,)

DAY 04 : JOGYA
Breakfast at hotel. Morning tour to the world famous Buddhist Temple "Borobudur" which is situated 27 miles North West of Yogyakarta. Stop will also be made at Pawon and Mendut Temples. Return to hotel. Then visit to the 9th Century Prambanan Hindu Temples, Plaosan and Kalasan temples which situated 9 miles from Yogyakarta. Return to hotel. (B)

DAY 05 : JOGJA - SURABAYA - BROMO
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to airport for flight to Surabaya. Upon arrival at Juanda Airport of Surabaya, meeting service and direct drive for 3 hours to Sukapura. Accommodation will be at your hotel. (B)

DAY 06 : BROMO - SURABAYA
Early morning drive by a jeep to Cemoro Lawang village and Mount Penanjakan (2770 m ) where you can admire the beautiful sunrise and unique view. After sunrise we continue ride on a horse back to Mt. Bromo and pass the spectcular “sand sea ”, and finally climbing 245 stair cases to reach the rim of crater. After enjoying the lovely sunrise and view of Mount Bromo, retun to hotel for having breakfast. Free at leisure until time to transfer to Surabaya. Check into your hotel. (B)

DAY 07 : SURABAYA - MATARAM
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the airport for flight to Mataram - Lombok Island. On arrival at airport of Mataram, our guide will meet you and transfer to hotel for accommodation. Full day you will be touring to observe the native Sasak tribe. Drive south to Rambitan/Sade village to see their traditional hyperbolic-shaped huts supported by roughly hewn wooden beams and learn about traditional customs and culture. On the way, stops will be made at Sukarare to observe hand weaving, and Penunjak - one of the many pottery villages in Lombok, where clay pots of simple design and primitive style are produced. Return to your hotel. (B)

DAY 08 : LOMBOK
Breakfast at hotel. Fullday tour explores the coral island of Gili Air, one of three small islands in Northwest Lombok. There, you can skin-dive or snorkel in the offshore underwater gardens, with their spectacular corals and marine life. (Diving and snorkel fares are not included in this tour fare). Or, go swimming in the crystal clear water and laze around on the white sandy beach. Lunch boxes will be provided. On the return, several stops will be made at Lendang Banjur, a typical country market, and Pusuk to view the beautiful panorama of the northern coast of the island. Afternoon return to Hotel.(B,L)

DAY 09 : LOMBOK - SUMBAWA BESAR
Breakfast at hotel. Driving to the neighbour island Sumbawa is really an unforgetable experince. Drive through Lombok Island to Labuan Lombok harbour, taking a ferry crossing Alas strait. On arrival at Poto Tano harbour, proceed to Sumbawa Besar for accommodation at Kencana Beach Hotel. (B,L,D)

DAY 10 : SUMBAWA BESAR - BIMA
Breakfast at hotel. Visiting Dalam Loka Palace which was built up on 99 wooden stilts, Bala Kuning (Yellow House) the private museum of Sumbawa Royal family. Lunch at local restaurant then drive to Bima around 250 km or about 5 hours drive via well surfaced highway. Several stops will be made for taking picture and according to local happenings. Accommodation and dinner will be at your hotel. (B,L,D)

DAY 11 : BIMA - KOMODO
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Sape harbor about 40 km to the South East (1 hour) and board on a wooden boat (a local boat which have been modified to enable and suitable for carrying tourist. Equipped by radio navigation, electricity, toilet, one big cabin which has 6 - 12 beds, life jacket and mattress.) Then cruise to Komodo Island for 6 hours. Late afternoon arrive at Komodo Island. Accommodation and meals will be served on board. (B,L,D)

DAY 12 : KOMODO - LABUAN BAJO - RUTENG
After breakfast walk for 1.5 miles to Banugulung to see the activities of the giant Monitor Lizard "Komodo Dragon" which was scientifically described in 1912 as VARANUS KOMODOENSIS which is up to 3 m long and about 150 kg weight. The total numbers of these lizards are estimated at 5.000 - 7.000 inhabited in Komodo, Padar, Rinca Island and Western Flores. Return to the based and an opportunity to swim or snorkel on clean and pink sandy beach. Lunch will be served on board and continue cruise to Labuan Bajo. Then drive overland to Ruteng - a cool and small town as the capital city of Manggarai Regency where major Mangarainese tribe dwelt. On the way stops will be made at Lembor and Cancar where you can enjoy the beautiful panorama of rice fields with lush and dry hills as its back ground, and other places according to local happenings. On arrival direct check-in at your hotel. (B,L,D)

DAY 13 : RUTENG - BAJAWA
Breakfast at hotel. Onto Ruteng Puu - Manggarainese traditional village to see their unique slander-shaped houses and be with local people. Continue drive to the East to Bajawa - another cool and small town as a capital city of Ngada Regency (home of Ngada and Nagekeo tribes). Stops will be made "Ranamese" Lake, and snapshot at magnificent peak of Mt. Inerie - an active volcano and Aimere for making local liquor process demonstration. On arrival explore traditional village of Bajawa tribes. Visit Bena - a megalitic village where people do preserve their ancestral spirits believed and their way of life which can be seen in their "Ngadhu" and "Bhaga" - conical thatched roof huts symbolized their Male and Female ancestral spirits. Stop will be made on the slope of Inerie active volcano for taking pictures. Continue drive to Bajawa for accommodation and meals at your hotel. (B,L,D)

DAY 14 : BAJAWA - MONI
Breakfast at hotel. Continue drive overland for 5 hours to Moni. Stops will be made at Wogo - another traditional Bajawanese village through scenic road where you can enjoy beautiful panorama of the valley with sea as the back ground and Boawae - village of Nagekeo tribes to observe their tradition and culture, Ende for having lunch at a local restaurant, Onekore village - the center of "Ikat" hand-weaving with Endenese typical style. Proceed to Moni. Accommodation and meals will be at your hotel. (B,L,D)

DAY 15 : MONI - KELIMUTU - MAUMERE
After an early morning breakfast at 5.30 drive up to Kelimutu volcano to see the three colored lakes. Upon arrival walk for 1,5 km and then ascend 127 steps to top to view Kelimutu's green, blue and black lakes. Kelimutu was discovered by a Dutch Geologist in 1914; at the time the lakes were red, blue and white. Descend to Moni village to view beautiful hand woven clothes and to visit Kowanara village famous for its traditional Lionese houses. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant in Wolowaru. Proceed to Maumere with several stops will be made according to local happenings. Accommodation and meals will be served at FLORES SAO RESORT. (B,L,D)

DAY 16 : MAUMERE - KUPANG
Breakfast at hotel. Morning free at leisure until time to transfer to the Airport to depart to Kupang - Timor Island. On arrival at Eltari Airport of Kupang, transfer to your hotel for accommodation and dinner. (B, L, D)

DAY 17 : KUPANG - SOE - KUPANG
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Soe, a distance of 110 kms for 3 hours through beautiful panoramas of rice fields, farms, jungles and savanna. Stops will be made for taking pictures and local happenings. Upon arrival at Soe, visit several villages in order to learn about local culture and beliefs. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant in Soe. Return to Kupang with stops at Oebelo, a Rottennesse village famous for its unique music instrument called "Sasando", made from "lontar" palm leaves, and Tarus village to observe the process of making "laru" - local liquor. Return to hotel. (B, L, D)

DAY 18 : KUPANG - WAINGAPU -WAIKABUBAK
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the airport for flight to Waingapu - Sumba Island. On arrival at Mau'Hau Airport of Waingapu - East Sumba, our guide will meet you and transfer to local restaurant for lunch. After lunch drive overland to Waikabubak - West Sumba a distance of 137 km (4 hours). On the way you may stop at Waibakul and Pasunga (Anakalang area) to see the greatest stone graves and traditional houses of West Sumbanese. On arrival at Waikabubak direct check-in to your hotel for accommodation and meals. (B, L, D)

DAY 19 : WAIKABUBAK - WAINGAPU
Breakfast at hotel. Visiting some villages which are located at small hills nearby the city of Waikabubak such as Puunaga, Tarung and Tabar, then to the local market to see the activities of local people in selling and buying their daily need and hand-weaving. Return to hotel for lunch. Drive back to Waingapu for acoomodations at your hotel for accommodation and dinner.- (B,L,D)

DAY 20 : WAINGAPU - DENPASAR
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the airport for flight to Denpasar- Bali. On arrival at Airport of Denpasar, transfer to your hotel. (B)


DAY 21 : DENPASAR
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Batubulan village to attend Barong and Keris - The traditional Balinese dance performance. Then visit the art and handicraft villages of Celuk, Batuan, Mas and Ubud, to witness gold and silver work, hand weaving woodcarving and painting. Proceed to Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave), a Hindu meditation center dating back to the 11th Century, Then Tampak Siring to see the holy spring water temple Tirta Empul. Next onto view the magnificent Panorama of the still active Mt. Batur volcano and Lake Batur. Return through Bangli town to see the 13th century Kehen. Return to hotel. (B, L)

DAY 22 : DENPASAR
Breakfast at hotel. Fullday free at leisure or join an optional tour to get to know more about Bali. (B)

DAY 23 : DENPASAR - OUT
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the airport for flight to your next destination. (B)

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