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SOUTHEAST ASIA IN DEPTH - 1 (MAY 01 - OCT 31)

41 Days, Bangkok to Sanur
SOUTHEAST ASIA IN DEPTH - 1 (MAY 01 - OCT 31)

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    • Want to have meaningful encounters with local people
    • Love making new friends
What's Included
  • Overseas Medical Insurance for the duration of the tour (Sum of US$ 2,50,000 covered).
  • 40 nights accommodation with breakfast (Simple hotels (36 nts), bungalows (2 nts sleeper train (1 nt), local home stay (1 nt).).
  • 30 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner.
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  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities Train, local bus, minibus, ferry, songthaew, taxi, flight.)
  • Internal flight.
  • Full-day snorkelling excursion (destination depends on season).
  • City tour of Medan.
  • Visit to orangutan feeding platform.
  • Orientation of the Cameron Highlands.
  • Orientation walks of Bandung, Berastagi, Sipirok and Bukittinggi.
  • Entrance to Bromo Tengger Semeru NP.
  • Mt Bromo sunrise climb.
  • Two street food crawls.
  • Services of Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout the tour.
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Important Notes
We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD 470 - 615 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.
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Itinerary
Day 1 Arrive Bangkok
Day 2 Bangkok/Surat Thani
Day 3 Surat Thani/Ko Samui Island
Day 4 Ko Samui Island
Day 5 Ko Samui Island
Day 6 Ko Samui Island/George Town
Day 7 George Town
Day 8 George Town/Cameron Highlands
Day 9 Cameron Highlands
Day 10 Cameron Highlands/Kuala Lumpur
Day 11 Kuala Lumpur
Day 12 Kuala Lumpur/Melaka
Day 13 Melaka/Singapore
Day 14 Singapore/Medan
Day 15 Medan/Tangkahan
Day 16 Tangkahan/Bukit Lawang
Day 17 Bukit Lawang
Day 18 Bukit Lawang/Berastagi
Day 19 Berastagi
Day 20 Berastagi/Samosir Island
Day 21 Samosir Island
Day 22 Samosir Island/Sibolga
Day 23 Sibolga/Panyabungan
Day 24 Panyabungan/Bukittinggi
Day 25 Bukittinggi
Day 26 Bukittinggi/Padang
Day 27 Padang/Jakarta
Day 28 Jakarta
Day 29 Jakarta/Cianjur
Day 30 Cianjur/Bandung
Day 31 Bandung/Yogyakarta
Day 32 Yogyakarta
Day 33 Yogyakarta
Day 34 Yogyakarta/Tawangmangu
Day 35 Tawangmangu/Malang
Day 36 Malang/Bromo
Day 37 Bromo/Kalibaru
Day 38 Kalibaru/Pemuteran
Day 39 Pemuteran
Day 40 Pemuteran/Sanur
Day 41 Depart Sanur
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Places Visited
  • Bangkok
  • On Board Train
  • Ko Samui Island
  • George Town
  • Cameron Highlands
  • Kuala Lumpur
  • Melaka
  • Singapore
  • Medan
  • Tangkahan
  • Bukit Lawang
  • Berastagi
  • Samosir Island
  • Sibolga
  • Panyabungan
  • Bukittinggi
  • Padang
  • Jakarta
  • Cianjur
  • Bandung
  • Yogyakarta
  • Tawangmangu
  • Malang
  • Bromo
  • Kalibaru
  • Pemuteran
  • Sanur
  • DAY 1 Arrive Bangkok

    Arrive at any time.

    The city has so many options for sightseeing, those who arrive early will have plenty to fill the day. The best way to get around Bangkok is by water taxi, as the streets are often crowded with traffic. From the Chao Phraya River, enjoy an excellent view of the vast metropolis.

    Consider taking a longtail boat to explore the canals of Bangkok-the life that goes on along these canals seems like a different world. Visit Wat Pho, home of the reclining Buddha and consider getting a traditional Thai massage here at the school in the temple. If not at Wat Pho, be sure to get a massage at one of the many spas near the hotel.

    Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    Tonight, the adventure begins. Feel free to explore - but make sure you're back in time to meet your group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your trip. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 2 Bangkok/Surat Thani

    Enjoy a street food crawl with the group and CEO either today or another day on tour. Option to visit Wat Po, the Grand Palace and Bangkok's many markets. Overnight train to Surat Thani.

    Opt to visit Wat Po, home of the giant reclining Buddha, or arrange a longtail boat to explore the canals of Bangkok. Enjoy some free time ahead of boarding the sleeper train to Surat Thani, the gateway to the south.

    Free Time
    Bangkok Full Day
    Get out and explore Thailand's capital city.

    Street Food Crawl
    Evening
    Bring your appetite and your wallet. The CEO will bring the group to the best spots to eat and teach everyone about the local street food. Yum!

    Overnight train (beds)
    Bangkok - Surat Thani 12h-13h
    Stretch out and get some well-earned rest en route to the next stop.

    Optional Activities
    Wat Po Visit

    Bangkok
    This temple is known for its reclining Buddha whose feet are covered with mother-of-pearl engravings of Buddhist symbols. Explore the large grounds and other compounds to see other Buddha figures, murals and the chedis that contain the ashes of Buddha. This is also the birthplace of traditional Thai massage.

    Grand Palace Visit
    Bangkok
    Visit the King's official residence (made up of many buildings, halls, lawns, gardens, and courtyards) on the banks of the Chao Phraya River. See the Temple of the Emerald Buddha and the Phra Maha Monthien Buildings.

    Klong Riverboat Tour
    Bangkok
    Travel by longtail boat on the busy Chao Phraya River. Go through the smaller klongs (canals) to see skyscrapers, temples, and shops in the distance, and the densely populated waterfront settlements up close. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 3 Surat Thani/Ko Samui Island

    Take a short boat ride to the island of Koh Samui. Spend the next few days exploring the island's beautiful beaches and vibrant nightlife.

    Lying off of Thailand's east coast in the Gulf of Thailand, Koh Samui offers everything you could possibly want in a tropical retreat: white-sand beaches, coconut palms, fresh seafood and warm, clear waters.

    Ferry
    Surat Thani - Ko Samui Island 3hMorning
    Get to the next spot on your route aboard a convenient and efficient ferry boat.

    Free Time
    Ko Samui Island Afternoon
    Head to the beach to splash around or relax in the sand. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 4 Ko Samui Island

    Take a day trip to snorkel in Ang Thong Marine Park.

    Ang Thong Marine Park Snorkelling Tour
    Ko Samui Full Day
    Enjoy getting to know the local marine life during a snorkelling tour in this marine park, known for its incredible biodiversity. Made up of 42 islands, the marine life here is flourishing thanks to the protection of its national park status. (Breakfast,Lunch)

  • DAY 5 Ko Samui Island

    Free day to explore Koh Samui.

    Free Time
    Ko Samui Island
    Head to the beach and enjoy the last full day in Koh Samui.

    Optional Activities
    Green Lagoon Jungle Trek

    Ko Samui
    Enjoy an easy but, nevertheless, spectacular climb through the dense tropical forest and narrow ravines taking you up to the Talai Nai or "Green Lagoon", which offers stunning views. The water is a gorgeous shade of blue-green -- this is indeed a tropical paradise.

    Kayak Trip
    Ko Mae Ko
    Get in a kayak and start paddling!

    Snorkelling
    Ko Samui Island
    Snorkel in the clear waters of Koh Tao and in Koh Nang Yuan. Angthong Marine Park is also an option.

    Jeep Tour
    Ko Samui
    Hop in a jeep and enjoy the ride as you explore this lush island. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 6 Ko Samui Island/George Town

    Cross the border into Malaysia and on to Penang, the "Pearl of the Orient".

    Ferry
    Ko Samui Island - Nakhon Si Thammarat 3h Morning
    Get to the next spot on your route aboard a convenient and efficient ferry boat.

    Private Vehicle
    Nakhon Si Thammarat - George Town 8h Full Day
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Border Crossing (Thailand - Malaysia)
    Satun - Kangar
    Ready for a little more ink in your passport? Grab your bags and get ready to check another country off your bucket list. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 7 George Town

    Full day in Penang.

    Free Time
    George TownFull Day
    Get in touch with nature at a butterfly reserve or walk around a museum and learn more about the history of Malaysia.

    Optional Activities
    Butterfly Farm Visit

    George Town
    This two-acre farm just outside of Georgetown has more than 4,000 butterflies - about 120 species - living freely amongst the tropical flowers under a glass dome. See the yellow birdwing or the Rajah Brooke's birdwing. The farm is also a research and education centre.

    Penang Peranakan Museum Visit
    George Town
    Learn about the Peranakans (also known as the Babas and Nyonyas), the Chinese community that made their home in the Straits Settlements and developed unique customs that incorporated Malay and British influences in their cuisine and language. Tour the museum, a recreated home of a rich Baba, to see displays of more than 1,000 antique pieces and architectural design - of special note is the staircase, dining room, and parlour.

    Penang Hill Visit
    George Town
    Visit this colonial hill station for a great escape from the city's heat and beautiful views of Georgetown from one of its seven hills. The highest is Western Hill, which stands at 833m (2,723ft) above sea level. Discover tropical plants, like the carnivorous pitcher plant, and catch a glimpse of the dusky leaf monkeys or the greater racket-tailed drongo, which is a local bird.

    Khoo Kongsi Visit
    George Town
    Visit one of the grandest clan houses in Malaysia, built by the Chinese Khoo Kongsi clan more than 100 years ago it operated much like a self-governing village. As a sign of wealth, the house was built in an ornate fashion with elaborate Chinese architecture.

    Indian Street Visit
    George Town
    Enjoy a visit to charming Little India, which consists of three streets: Lebuh Chulia, Lebuh Queen, and Jalan Pasar. Purchase colourful Indian fashion, eat spicy food, and listen to beautiful Indian melodies for a taste of India in Malaysia. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 8 George Town/Cameron Highlands

    Walk around town and opt to take a tour of the highlands. Be sure to have afternoon tea here in this tea plantation-rich area.

    Board a private bus and head for the hills! Enjoy the view from the lowlands through to mountainous terrain.

    Private Vehicle
    George Town - Cameron Highlands 6h
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Orientation Walk
    Enjoy a brief walk with the CEO, designed to orient you with useful places in new destinations like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in depth destination information, an official guided tour is recommended. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 9 Cameron Highlands

    Full day in Cameron Highlands. Take a walk along one of the many well marked trails, visit the tea plantations or just relax and enjoy the cooler temperatures!

    Free Time
    Cameron HighlandsFull Day
    Use free time to enjoy and explore this mountainous region.

    Optional Activities
    Butterfly Farm Visit

    Cameron Highlands
    Enjoy beautiful live butterflies and other exotic wildlife at this charming butterfly farm. Learn more about the balance within the biodiversity of flora in Malaysia during the visit.

    Rainforest Expedition
    Cameron Highlands
    Enjoy exotic flora and fauna during the Rainforest Expedition, which includes seeing the Rafflesia, the world's largest flower (depending on season). Also, visit an aboriginal village and see a blow pipe hunting demonstration. Go on a 1-2 hr jungle trek. Enjoy a waterfall swim and visits to a tea plantation and a reptile farm. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 10 Cameron Highlands/Kuala Lumpur

    Enjoy ample time to see the city's impressive architecture and experience the fascinating cultural mix that gives this city such a uniquely cosmopolitan feel.

    Local bus
    Cameron Highlands - Kuala Lumpur 3h-4h205km
    Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.
    Opt to take a city tour, visit the famous Petronas Towers or check out the Islamic Arts Museum.

    Free Time
    Kuala Lumpur
    Get out and explore bustling Kuala Lumpur.

    Optional Activities
    Petronas Towers Visit

    Kuala Lumpur
    Take in breathtaking views of Kuala Lumpur on this visit to the Petronas Towers. Called Malaysia's jewel, the 88-storey twin structure has the world's highest two-storey bridge offering a stunning view of the city from 170m (558ft) high.

    Islamic Arts Museum
    Kuala Lumpur
    Tour this museum to see thousands of artifacts and art objects ranging from jewellery and armour to ceramics and ancient Islamic glassware. The museum is home to a number of galleries: Quran and Manuscripts Gallery, Islamic Architecture Gallery, India Gallery, Chinese Gallery, Ancient Malay World Gallery as well as the Ottoman Syrian Room.

    Orang Asli Museum Visit
    Kuala Lumpur
    A heritage museum showing the history and customs of the country's indigenous peoples, the Orang Asli, through photo displays, maps, clothing, hunting tools, musical instruments and story telling.

    Batu Caves Visit
    Gombak
    This series of 400-million year old limestone caves and cave temples are the most popular Hindu shrines outside India and the focal point of the Thaipusam festival in Malaysia. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 11 Kuala Lumpur

    Full day in Kuala Lumpur. Explore the city, head out of town to visit the famous Batu Caves or the Orang Asli Museum.

    Enjoy a full day in Kuala Lumpur to explore. Just outside of town, to the north, are the famous Batu Caves and the Orang Asli Museum. The evening is best spent at the night market sampling the different cuisine, some of the best in South East Asia. Bargain hunt among the stalls of Chinatown's night market and don't forget to visit to the Petronas Towers, the tallest twin towers in the world.

    Opt to visit the Petronas Towers.

    Free Time
    Kuala LumpurFull Day
    Free time to explore the city or landmarks nearby like the Batu Caves.

    Optional Activities
    Petronas Towers Visit

    Kuala Lumpur
    Take in breathtaking views of Kuala Lumpur on this visit to the Petronas Towers. Called Malaysia's jewel, the 88-storey twin structure has the world's highest two-storey bridge offering a stunning view of the city from 170m (558ft) high.

    Orang Asli Museum Visit
    Kuala Lumpur
    A heritage museum showing the history and customs of the country's indigenous peoples, the Orang Asli, through photo displays, maps, clothing, hunting tools, musical instruments and story telling.

    Batu Caves Visit
    Gombak
    This series of 400-million year old limestone caves and cave temples are the most popular Hindu shrines outside India and the focal point of the Thaipusam festival in Malaysia. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 12 Kuala Lumpur/Melaka

    Visit the old port town of Melaka, wander the narrow streets and absorb the atmosphere of this historically important town. The streets of Chinatown are lined with Peranakan (Straits Chinese) shophouses offering their traditional cuisine, Nyonya. There are temples, churches and mosques, museums and forts to explore.

    Local bus
    Kuala Lumpur - Melaka 3h
    Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride..

    Opt to tour the canals of Melaka by boat.

    Free Time
    Melaka Afternoon
    After arriving in Melaka, spend free time exploring on foot or by boat.

    Optional Activities
    Melaka Boat Tour

    Melaka
    Sit back, relax, and enjoy the rejuvenated riverfront with new muralled buildings and significant historical landmarks and bridges. Float by a traditional Malay village, the Ghost Bridge of Melaka, Kampung Jawa, and the Clock Tower (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 13 Melaka/Singapore

    Border crossing from Malaysia into Singapore.

    In the morning cross the Straits of Johore and onto the island of Singapore. Tonight opt to visit the world famous night safari, take in a harbour cruise around Boat Quay or sample some mouth watering local food at one of the many hawker street stands.

    Wander the streets of Little India and Chinatown for a great way to see the old parts of the city.

    Local bus
    Melaka - Singapore 4h-5h
    Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.

    Border Crossing (Malaysia - Singapore)
    Johor Bahru - Singapore
    Ready for a little more ink in your passport? Grab your bags and get ready to check another country off your bucket list.

    Free time to take a harbour cruise or try mouth-watering street food.

    Free Time
    Singapore Full Day
    Free time to see wildlife on a safari or get a taste of Singapore at some of the many hawker stands.

    Optional Activities
    Night Safari

    Tabin Wildlife Reserve
    A night safari is an excellent way to see wildlife that's nocturnal, such as the Western Tarsier, the Slow Loris, the Clouded Leopard, Leopard Cat, Palm Civet, Mousedeer, flying lemur and Colugo. Care is taken not to disturb them with high-powered lighting.

    Boat Quay Harbour Tour
    Singapore
    Tour Quay Harbour, once a busy trade port, many of the historic two and three-storey shops and godowns along the riverbank were restored in the 1990s and transformed into bars, retail stores and restaurants. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 14 Singapore/Medan

    Fly to Medan, the capital of North Sumatra. Stroll around the city and try to spot the Dutch influence in some of its old buildings.

    Plane
    Singapore - Medan 4h
    Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... yup, it is a plane, actually.

    Optional Activities
    Optional Welcome Meeting for Travellers on Combos
    You may be a seasoned pro at group travel by now, but there will likely be some new travellers joining the group. Sit in on the welcome meeting to meet the newest members of the group and learn about the next leg of your tour. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 15 Medan/Tangkahan

    Enjoy a morning tour of Medan. After, traverse bumpy roads to reach the small jungle community of Tangkahan. An orangutan rehabilitation centre was set up in 1973 to help orangutans released from captivity to learn the skills they will need in the wild. Once they are released into the wild, they are monitored and still provided with some supplementary food until they're 100% ready to fend for themselves. We visit a platform when they are being fed.

    Gunung Leuser National Park is located nearby and a great place to do some wildlife trekking in this large jungle park.

    Medan City Tour
    Medan
    Take in the dynamic city of Medan on a guided tour. Visit a number of highlights, including Maimoon Palace, a 30-room palace built by the sultan of Deli in 1888. Be wowed by the building's interior design and its Malayan, Mogul, and Italian influences.

    Minibus
    Medan - Tangkahan 5h100km
    It's bigger than a van, smaller than a bus, and just the right size for adventure.

    Opt to go hiking. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 16 Tangkahan/Bukit Lawang

    Travel across bumpy roads to Bukit Lawang, located close to Gunung Leuser NP.

    Minibus
    Tangkahan - Bukit Lawang6h
    It's bigger than a van, smaller than a bus, and just the right size for adventure. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 17 Bukit Lawang

    Visit the orangutan viewing platform

    Walking
    Bukit Lawang 2h
    Lace up your shoes and get to the next stop under your own power.

    Orangutan Feeding Platform Visit
    Bukit Lawang
    Visit a feeding platform located in the forest near an orangutan rehabilitation centre where rangers provide supplemental food to orangutans that have been released back into the wild. Learn about these rust-coloured beauties and the rehabilitation project from park rangers.

    Opt to go jungle trekking in Gunung Leuser NP.

    Free Time
    Bukit LawangFull Day
    With easy access to nature and a national park, this is the perfect jumping off point for some trekking. Get out there and see it all.

    Optional Activities
    Jungle Trekking in Gunung Leuser National Park
    Bukit Lawang
    Trek through the jungles of this large national park that is home to orangutans, gibbons, monkeys, and more. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 18 Bukit Lawang/Berastagi

    Orientation walk upon arrival

    Minibus
    Bukit Lawang - Berastagi7h-8h160km
    It's bigger than a van, smaller than a bus, and just the right size for adventure.

    Orientation Walk
    Enjoy a brief walk with the CEO, designed to orient you with useful places in new destinations like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in depth destination information, an official guided tour is recommended..

    Free afternoon with the option to visit the local hot springs.

    Free Time
    Berastagi Afternoon
    Get out and explore, taking advantage of the cooler weather of the highlands.

    Optional Activities
    Hot Springs
    Berastagi
    Relax in the local hot springs near Berastagi. Soak sore muscles and let all your cares melt away. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 19 Berastagi

    Opt to hike a volcano or tour traditional villages.

    Free Time
    Berastagi Full Day
    Take advantage of the cooler highland climate and explore the beautiful surroundings.

    Optional Activities
    Sibayak Volcano Hike

    Gunung Sibayak
    Rise before the sun to hike Sibayak - it's a must-do activity! Set out early to catch a remarkable sunrise and take in the stunning views of the valley and countryside. Watch your footing; although Sibayak is one of Indonesia's more accessible volcanoes (2094m or 6870ft), its path can be a bit confusing at times and slippery after the rain.

    Hot Springs
    Berastagi
    Relax in the local hot springs near Berastagi. Soak sore muscles and let all your cares melt away. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 20 Berastagi/Samosir Island

    Travel to the world's largest volcano lake, Lake Toba.

    Minibus
    Berastagi - Samosir Island 8h190km
    It's bigger than a van, smaller than a bus, and just the right size for adventure. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 21 Samosir Island

    Chill out and swim in the warm waters of the lake or opt for some culture by visiting local Batak villages.

    Free Time
    Samosir IslandFull Day
    Get out and explore all Samosir Island has to offer. Free time is yours to use any way you wish.

    Optional Activities
    Tombs in Tomok Visit

    Tomok Bolon
    Take a trip back in time and visit the tomb of King Sidabutar in Tomok, a village 5km (3 mi) from Tuk Tuk. Learn about Batak history and the legend of the king. See the monument's ornate carvings, and visit others close by, including another royal tomb said to be used as a fertility shrine.

    Swimming
    Grab your bathing suit and go for a refreshing swim. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 22 Samosir Island/Sibolga

    Drive through beautiful scenery on this travel day, finishing at a town on the Indian Ocean on Sumatra's western coast.

    Minibus
    Samosir Island - Sibolga 8h
    It's bigger than a van, smaller than a bus, and just the right size for adventure. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 23 Sibolga/Panyabungan

    Take in the landscape on another travel day. Break up the journey with an overnight stop in Panyabungan.

    Minibus
    Sibolga - Panyabungan 8h
    It's bigger than a van, smaller than a bus, and just the right size for adventure. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 24 Panyabungan/Bukittinggi

    Enjoy an orientation walk upon arrival after a half-day of travel, including a few interesting stops along the way.

    Minibus
    Panyabungan - Bukittinggi 5h
    It's bigger than a van, smaller than a bus, and just the right size for adventure.

    Orientation Walk
    Enjoy a brief walk with the CEO, designed to orient you with useful places in new destinations like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in depth destination information, an official guided tour is recommended. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 25 Bukittinggi

    Enjoy a free day to go rafting or kayaking, or check out some sights, like Sianok Canyon or the Japanese Caves built during World War II.

    Free Time
    Bukittinggi Full Day
    Bukittinggi is a great jumping off point for nearby activities; get out there and explore.

    Optional Activities
    Sianok Canyon Visit

    Bukittinggi
    Visit this long and steep canyon. Enjoy viewing this beautiful spot from above at a 2-storey observation tower in Panorama Park, or walk down to the canyon floor through the Great Wall of Koto Gadang.

    Japanese Caves Visit
    Bukittinggi
    Check out an underground network of bunkers and tunnels built during by the Japanese during World War II. Enter through Panorama Park. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 26 Bukittinggi/Padang

    Spend the final evening on Sumatra with the group at a beach hotel in Padang.

    Minibus
    Bukittinggi - Padang 2h30km
    It's bigger than a van, smaller than a bus, and just the right size for adventure.

    Free Time
    Padang Afternoon
    Get out and enjoy some free time on the beach. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 27 Padang/Jakarta

    Fly to Jakarta and start exploring the island of Java.

    Plane
    Padang - Jakarta
    Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... yup, it is a plane, actually.

    Optional Activities
    Optional Welcome Meeting for Travellers on Combos

    You may be a seasoned pro at group travel by now, but there will likely be some new travellers joining the group. Sit in on the welcome meeting to meet the newest members of the group and learn about the next leg of your tour. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 28 Jakarta

    Enjoy one of two street food crawls with the group and CEO while in Jakarta.

    Street Food Crawl
    Bring your appetite and your wallet. The CEO will bring the group to the best spots to eat and teach everyone about the local street food. Yum!

    Free day to explore.

    You may wish to take an optional city tour, walk around the old Dutch colonial heart of Kota, or simply search out your first true cup of Java coffee.

    Free Time
    Jakarta
    Get out and explore this bustling city in Java.

    Optional Activities
    Jakarta City Tour

    Jakarta
    Tour Bandung and see the former Batavia area, where Jakarta began before it grew to its current size. Visit the Sunda Kelapa Harbour - once the main port of the Sunda Kingdom, it's now a bustling port full of Makassar schooners. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 29 Jakarta/Cianjur

    Venture to Cianjur via Bogor, visit the floating villages, and opt to teach English to local children. Experience local life by spending the night at a homestay.

    Private Vehicle
    Jakarta - Cianjur 3h30m
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Optional Activities
    Gunung Mas Tea Plantation Visit

    Gunung Mas
    Stop by the 100-year-old Gunung Mas, or 'Golden Mountain', Tea Plantation. Learn how tea is hand-picked and processed continually throughout the year. Enjoy a cup straight from the source. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 30 Cianjur/Bandung

    Enjoy an orientation walk of the sprawling city of Bandung, then take some time to explore independently.

    Depart the homestay and travel to the sprawling city of Bandung, Indonesia's third largest city.

    Private Vehicle
    Cianjur - Bandung 2h
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Orientation Walk
    Enjoy a brief walk with the CEO, designed to orient you with useful places in new destinations like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in depth destination information, an official guided tour is recommended.

    Free Time
    Bandung Afternoon
    Get out and explore the city. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 31 Bandung/Yogyakarta

    Travel from Bandung to Yogyakarta on a scenic train journey.

    Train
    Bandung - Yogyakarta 7h
    Climb aboard, take your seat, and enjoy the ride. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 32 Yogyakarta

    Spend free time visiting local sights such as the Buddhist Borobudur temple complex, Javanese temples, or Mt Merapi.

    Free Time
    Yogyakarta
    Get out and explore Yogyakarta and its surrounding attractions.

    Optional Activities
    Borobudur Temple Complex Excursion

    Borobudur
    Take in the stunning artistic and architectural marvel that is the Buddhist Temple complex of Borobudur, a not-to-be-missed World Heritage Site. Learn about its interesting history and restoration; the site lay undiscovered under layers of volcanic ash until 1815, when Sir Stamford Raffles, then Governor of Java, ordered the area to be cleared.

    Kraton Palace Visit
    Yogyakarta
    Take in the royal splendour of this impressive 18th century palace, built by the Sultans of Yogya. Kraton is one of the finest examples of Javanese palace architecture and is essentially a walled city - it has its own market, schools, and even mosques.

    Taman Sari Water Castle Visit
    Yogyakarta
    Enjoy a visit to this castle, built in the 18th century as a pleasure park for the Sultan. Check out the intricately carved gates and the bathing complex and tower, from where the Sultan would watch his concubines frolicking in the water.

    Wayang Kulit Shadow Puppet Show
    Yogyakarta
    Get a taste of Indonesian theatre with a twist and enjoy a traditional shadow puppet show. These puppets are made with leather and painstakingly chiselled with precision.

    Kota Gede Visit
    Yogyakarta
    Shop (or window shop) for a stunning hand-beaten bowl or some fine filigree in gorgeous silver at this historical district known the world over for its impressive silver work. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 33 Yogyakarta

    Spend free time visiting local sights such as the Buddhist Borobudur temple complex, Javanese temples, or Mt Merapi.

    Free Time
    Yogyakarta
    Get out and explore Yogyakarta and its surrounding attractions.

    Optional Activities
    Borobudur Temple Complex Excursion

    Borobudur
    Take in the stunning artistic and architectural marvel that is the Buddhist Temple complex of Borobudur, a not-to-be-missed World Heritage Site. Learn about its interesting history and restoration; the site lay undiscovered under layers of volcanic ash until 1815, when Sir Stamford Raffles, then Governor of Java, ordered the area to be cleared.

    Kraton Palace Visit
    Yogyakarta
    Take in the royal splendour of this impressive 18th century palace, built by the Sultans of Yogya. Kraton is one of the finest examples of Javanese palace architecture and is essentially a walled city - it has its own market, schools, and even mosques.

    Taman Sari Water Castle Visit
    Yogyakarta
    Enjoy a visit to this castle, built in the 18th century as a pleasure park for the Sultan. Check out the intricately carved gates and the bathing complex and tower, from where the Sultan would watch his concubines frolicking in the water.

    Wayang Kulit Shadow Puppet Show
    Yogyakarta
    Get a taste of Indonesian theatre with a twist and enjoy a traditional shadow puppet show. These puppets are made with leather and painstakingly chiselled with precision.

    Kota Gede Visit
    Yogyakarta
    Shop (or window shop) for a stunning hand-beaten bowl or some fine filigree in gorgeous silver at this historical district known the world over for its impressive silver work. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 34 Yogyakarta/Tawangmangu

    Enjoy an optional stop to explore the Prambanan temples, then opt to continue on to the Sukuh Temple with its erotic carvings. Follow this with a beautiful walk through small villages and farms to Tawangmangu.

    Begin the day with an easy 2.5 hr drive. On the way, we have the option of stopping at Prambanan to explore the largest Hindu temple complex in Java by foot. This visit allows for approximately 1.5 hrs of exploration, and anyone who chooses not to visit the temple can visit an art market located near the temple.

    Private Vehicle
    Yogyakarta - Tawangmangu 3h
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 35 Tawangmangu/Malang

    Take a scenic journey to Bromo Tengger Semeru NP.

    Travel to the second largest city in East Java.
    Spend the afternoon checking out the gorgeous parks, bird and flower market, Singosari temple, Jago temple, Kidal temple, or just relaxing with a cup of local tea.

    Private Vehicle
    Tawangmangu - Malang 8h-9h
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Optional Activities
    Singosari Temple Visit

    Malang
    Explore this grounds of impressive Hindu temple built around 1300. This structure takes us back in history: Hindus once ruled East Java before the arrival of Islam.

    Jago Temple Visit
    Malang
    Enjoy a visit to this 13th century Hindu temple and admire the 5 stone statues housed inside.

    Kidal Temple Visit
    Malang
    Take in the wondrous site of this ancient Hindu temple, built around 1248 and restored in the 1990s. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 36 Malang/Bromo

    Continue travelling east across Java to reach Mt Bromo.

    Today's drive takes us through the tropical winding landscape of Eastern Java, climbing ever upwards and further out of the heat towards the grandeur of Mt Bromo. . Part of the Tengger Calder, the largest volcanic range in the area, Mt Bromo is a distinct site -- it blew its top off completely and is constantly smouldering with white smoke.

    Minibus
    Malang - Bromo 5h
    It's bigger than a van, smaller than a bus, and just the right size for adventure. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 37 Bromo/Kalibaru

    Enjoy an early morning hike to view the enchanting moonscape of Mt Bromo.

    A pre-dawn trek across the "sea of sand" to watch the sunrise over the crater's rim is a must, popular with both tourists and the local Buddhist Tenggerese, who can be seen giving offerings of food to receive blessings from the Supreme God Hyang Widi Wasa.

    Mount Bromo Visit
    Gunung Bromo
    Visit magnificent Mt Bromo (2,392m), one of the most spectacular sights in Indonesia. Enjoy stunning views and be amazed by the volcano's strange beauty seemingly from another world.

    Private Vehicle
    Bromo - Kalibaru 6h
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Coffee Plantation Visit
    Kalibaru
    Tour a small plantation that produces coffee, cocoa, and a variety of fruit and spices. Learn about traditional farming methods and follow a coffee bean through its life from seed to a rich cup of java. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 38 Kalibaru/Pemuteran

    Head to Bali and the beach with time to relax or explore the national park.

    Private Vehicle
    Kalibaru - Ketapang 1h30m-2h
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Ferry
    Ketapang - Gilimanuk 45m
    Get to the next spot on your route aboard a convenient and efficient ferry boat.

    Private Vehicle
    Gilimanuk - Pemuteran 1h
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Free Time
    Pemuteran Afternoon
    Get out and explore the beautiful beaches of Bali.

    Optional Activities
    Snorkelling
    Pemuteran
    Grab a snorkel and dive into the water. The waters are calm, visibility is clear, and the sea life and coral are colourful and aplenty. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 39 Pemuteran

    Chill out in Bali. Opt to take a snorkelling or diving trip to Menjangan Island.
    Free Time
    Pemuteran
    Get out and explore coastal Bali, or enjoy a day lounging at the beach. The choice is yours!
    Optional Activities
    Diving in Menjangan Island
    Pemuteran (Breakfast)

  • DAY 40 Pemuteran/Sanur

    Travel to Sanur via hot springs and pristine cascades before a final night out with the group.

    Today's drive is a journey, highlighting the spectacular natural diversity and intense cultural wealth that makes Bali such a sought after destination.

    Our journey takes us across the entire island of Bali, through the rich tropical jungle, passing by idyllic terraced rice fields, quaint scenes of local village life, and eventually passing through the thriving metropolis of Denpasar. We then arrive at our overnight destination on the magnificent beaches of Sanur.

    Private Vehicle
    Pemuteran - Sanur 4h
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 41 Depart Sanur

    Depart at any time.

    Departure Day
    Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure. (Breakfast)

  • Meal basis

    As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals

  • TRIP DETAILS

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  1. We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD 470 - 615 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.

  2. This programme is operated on a Coach tour. Maximum Group size is 16 passengers, at an average there are 10 passengers travelling on this tour.

  3. Itinerary descriptions are guaranteed with the exception of unforeseen conditions which include, but are not limited to, road closures due to weather, acts of God, safety concerns, changes to highway legal restrictions, and acts by third parties beyond the control of Service Provider.

  4. There is no refund for any non-utilization of any services.

  5. All holiday prices are subject to Govt. Service Tax of 5% payable to Govt of India.

  6. At this point of time no services are confirmed and the same is subject to availability.

  7. Request for an early hotel check in or late checkout is at the discretion of the accommodation unless pre-booked and pre-paid in advance.

  8. All payment to be made strictly by cheque / Demand Draft / Direct bank transfer in favour of 'COX AND KINGS LIMITED'.

  9. There are some long travel days on public buses.

  10. As we frequently get on and off sometimes crowded local transport please note backpacks are much more suitable than suitcases for this style of trip.

  11. In some major cities in Malaysia and Singapore, many hotel rooms do not have windows.

  12. Due to the infrastructure of the countries we travel through, the accommodation may sometimes be fairly basic.

  13. Depending on the lunar cycle, Ramadan will fall between June 18th and July 17th, 2015. Please note that Ramadan is a month of fasting observed by Muslims throughout the world, during which time the followers of Islam should not eat or drink between sunrise and sunset. There may be some limitations to services and disruptions to schedules during Ramadan in Muslim areas, but generally our tours still operate effectively during this period and food is available to non-muslims throughout the day. It is very important to display increased cultural sensitivity during Ramadan. Please wear loose fitting clothes, that cover knees and shoulders, and try to avoid eating, drinking or smoking in public out of respect for those who can't at that time.


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