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Temples of Indonesia

PRIVATE TOUR - 10 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM £$3228+

Private Tour Highlights

  • Enjoy a traditional breakfast with coffee or tea served in Balinese home
  • Experience a day in the life of Balinese farmers
  • Step through the Kori Agung to see the elephant sculptures at Pura Kehen Temple
  • Learn about the cigar industry from a company that produces 14 different types
  • See the Tamansari, or “Water Temple,” originally built as a bathing place for the princess
  • Visit the Prambanan Temple, the largest and most beautiful temple in Indonesia
  • View the largest single monument in the Southern Hemisphere, the Borobudur Temple
  • Visit the Tanah Lot Temple, dating back to 1634, surrounded by a moat and beautiful gardens
  • Watch the monkeys jumping up and down the walls of Kedaton Temple
  • See the pristine coral reef and tropical marine life while snorkeling around Lembongan Island
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Tour Overview

Our Temples of Indonesia tour will provide insight into the local Balinese culture and tradition. Visiting ancient temples, sampling local cuisine and relaxing along the pristine beaches, you will have an opportunity to immerse yourself in this amazing destination!

The islands of Indonesia are home to many ancient temples. On this tour you will have the opportunity to see Pura Kehen, a temple constructed in the 13th century; Prambanan, the largest Hindu temple in Indonesia, and an UNESCO World Heritage Site; and Borobudur, an ancient Buddhist temple, the largest monument in the Southern Hemisphere, also an UNESCO World Heritage Site. The temples are so magnificently constructed and decorated, they are a must see for any visitor to Indonesia.

You will not only get to experience the majesty of these temples, you will get a taste of Balinese cuisine and culture by being served a traditional breakfast at a local home. Continue your experience of the island with a cooking class and trip to the market, or take a cruise to one of Bali’s sister islands to bask on Bali’s beautiful beaches and marvel at the pristine waters, and gorgeous coral reefs. Visit silversmiths and Batik artists in and around Yogyakarta, and take a tour of the royal palaces to gain more insight into what makes Indonesia such a wonderful place.

Inclusions
Price includes:
Round trip domestic airfare from Denpasar to Yogyakarta, Hotel accommodation including continental or buffet breakfast, Private transfers between airports and hotels with assistance and baggage handling, Private guided tours in English including all entrance fees, Meals where specified (food only), Local airport taxes that are payable in the country of destination are not included. Taxes and security fees that can be paid at time of ticketing are already included in the quote

Bali Excursions;

Bumbu Bali Cooking Class:
Your day starts with an early morning trip to the local market. Here you will procure the delicacies that you will be learning to prepare, and you will get to take part in the bustle that is a daily routine for many of the locals. After the market, take a trip to the beach to visit a local fisherman and collect the freshest fish for your upcoming lesson. You will then return to Bumbu Bali Restaurant and Cooking School for a traditional breakfast and lesson in Balinese cooking. After sampling your lunch, you will have the remainder of your day at leisure.

Northern Bali Tour
Take a morning drive to the northern remote shores of Bali for a picturesque sunrise opportunity. Continue with a trip to Lovina Beach. Relax and have lunch on the black and grey volcanic sands before journeying up the mountain to Ulun Danu Water temple on Lake Bratan in Bedugul. On the way pass Lake Buyan and Tamblignan to view flora that only grows in this region. On the way back to your hotel, stop at a local flower and fruit market to get a taste of the luscious tropical fruits that Bali is known for.

Notes:
* Additional supplements may apply during the weeks immediately preceding and following the Lunar (Chinese) New Year. The dates vary each year, but fall sometime between January 21st and February 20th:
2016 – Monday, February 8th
2017 – Saturday, January 28th
2018 – Friday, February 16th

* In March, Bali celebrates the Hindu New Year, known as Nyepi (silent) Day. There will be no flights arriving or departing, no lights on the street and people are prohibited to go outside their house. Travelers who are staying on the island may participate in activities in their hotel only:
2016 – Wednesday, March 9th
2017 – Tuesday, March 28th
2018 – Saturday, March 17th
Best Time to Travel
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JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC

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Pricing Details
  3-Star 4-Star 5-Star Luxury
Double £$2547 £$3228 £$3776 £$5231
Single £$3993 £$5368 £$6464 £$9375

Prices shown above are per person. Hotel categories do not adhere strictly to international ratings; Yampu has evaluated the hotels according to destination and availability. Prices include local airfare (where applicable), hotel accommodation including daily breakfast; all transfers with baggage handling, all guided tours in English and all entrance fees.

Trip Type:

All our trips are operated on a private basis unless specified otherwise. This is only a sample itinerary; your Yampu Tour Consultant will personalize this trip for you according to your available dates, interests and type of hotels. This is your trip and we will work on making it perfect!

Tour Itinerary

Day
1

International flight to Bali

Overnight international flight to Bali.

Overnight international flight to Bali.

Day
2

Bali – Ubud

Upon arrival and reception, transfer to the hotel in the village of Ubud. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Upon arrival and reception, transfer to the hotel in the village of Ubud. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

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Day
3

Exploring Pura Kehen

This morning, a warm welcome awaits a Balinese home, where a traditional breakfast will be served with Balinese coffee or tea. Walk through the local farms to experience the real life of Balinese farmers working in the rice fields. Learn more about the simple and traditional irrigation system called Subak, and the process of rice growing, from planting the seedlings, to harvesting, and even cooking the rice.


The next stop is Pura Kehen, which was constructed in the 13th century. Stepping through the "Kori Agung" (stone capped gateway), there are elephant sculptures, which is unusual for a building of that age, as elephants are not a native species of Bali. Once inside the temple, there is a small compound which is guarded by a mythical "Naga" (dragon) that has a magic stone inside it. Apparently, the stone glowed red hot once the site of the temple had been decided. Following this fascinating local insight, continue to Kintamani to enjoy lunch overlooking Mount Batur, an active volcano, and picturesque Lake Batur. Return to the hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.
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Day
4

Bali – Yogyakarta

Transfer to the airport for a flight to Yogyakarta. Upon arrival, airport reception and transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Transfer to the airport for a flight to Yogyakarta. Upon arrival, airport reception and transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.

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Day
5

Cigar Tour & Prambanan Temple

Visit Tarumartani to learn about the cigar industry. The company produces fourteen types of cigars, which are known worldwide for their uniqueness and being hand rolled. Continue to the Sultan Palace, an elegant Javanese building in the center of the city that was founded by Prince Mangkubumi in 1755. Visit the nearby Tamansari, meaning "water castle", as well. Tamansari is another princely complex that was built as the bathing place for the princess. From there, go to Kota Gede, to experience some of the local craft making, including the UNESCO recognized Batik block printing, and the works of a local silversmith.

In the afternoon, visit Prambanan Temple, the largest and most beautiful Hindu temple in Indonesia. Standing among green fields and small villages, it was built in the 10th century and is comprised of three main temples today, although it originally contained some 54 smaller temples that deteriorated over time. Just outside the temple is an open air market where performances of Ramayana ballet are put on in the evenings from May through October. Another nearby village is well known for its traditional Wayang performances, or leather puppet shows, which will also experience. Afterwards, return to the hotel for the evening.
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Day
6

Exploring Borobudur Temple

Visit Borobudur to see the impressively large Buddhist temple, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Borobudur is also the largest single monument in the Southern Hemisphere. Continuing back to the Yogyakarta region, enjoy a stop at the site of a local silversmith to learn more about the craft, which is one of the most famous in the region. Then, transfer to the hotel for the evening.

Visit Borobudur to see the impressively large Buddhist temple, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Borobudur is also the largest single monument in the Southern Hemisphere. Continuing back to the Yogyakarta region, enjoy a stop at the site of a local silversmith to learn more about the craft, which is one of the most famous in the region. Then, transfer to the hotel for the evening.

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Day
7

Yogyakarta – Bali

Transfer to the airport for a flight to Bali. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel in Seminyak and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Transfer to the airport for a flight to Bali. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel in Seminyak and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

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Day
8

Journey to Tanah Lot

Spend the morning on the beach before an afternoon tour to Tanah Lot. The first stop is Taman Ayun, also known as the Royal Family Temple. The temple dates back to the Mengwi Kingdom in 1634, and is surrounded by a mote, beautiful gardens and a pond. Continue to Alas Kedaton Temple, which is located in the famed "Monkey Forest" of Tabanan. Its towering nutmeg trees are unique to this area and are sacred to the Balinese people. The monkeys here are very tame and can be seen jumping up and down the temple wall, or bathing in the moat.


Continue in the late afternoon to Tanah Lot, Bali's most photographed temple. The temple is perched on a little rocky islet that is inaccessible during high tides. At sunset, when the tides are low, walk to visit the temple and watch the sun dip into the ocean. Return to the hotel after sunset.
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Day
9

Cruise to Lembongan Island

Depart in the morning for a relaxing cruise to Lembongan Island on one of Bali's most luxurious catamarans. Cruise to Crystal Bay, a secluded stretch of beach on Lembongan Island that is solely accessible to passengers of the Aristocat. Enjoy the feeling of being washed ashore while surrounded by crystal clear water. The bay is home to some of Indonesia's most pristine coral reef and is teeming with tropical marine life that can be observed while snorkeling. Enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch on the beach and sail back in the late afternoon, catching a perfect sunset before arriving at Benoa Harbor. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel.


Note: If the Bumbu Bali Cooking Class or the Northern Bali Tour are preferred instead of the Lembongan Island Tour, please contact a travel consultant.
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Day
10

International flight home

Transfer to the airport for a flight home or continue with an optional Yampu Tours add-on.

Transfer to the airport for a flight home or continue with an optional Yampu Tours add-on.

Bali, Ubud, Gianyar, Indonesia

Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Bali, Seminyak, Badung Regency, Indonesia

Places You'll See

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    Ubud (Bali)

    For an artistic, cultural, and relaxing experience like none other, visit the town of Ubud. Famous for its arts and crafts, the town offers several art courses at places like the Five Art Studio Keliki Ubud. Or cooking classes at Pissari Bali Cafe. Take a bike ride through the bamboo forest, or visit the Pura Gunung Kawi Temple. Or take some time to relax at one of the numerous spas.

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    Yogyakarta

    Lying on some of the most seismically active parts of Java, Yogyakarta is one of the most popular destinations in Indonesia due to its proximity to nearby temples. Visit the massive palace complex Kraton Ngayogyakarta, the mian seat of the Sultan of Yogyakarta. While in the area, explore some traditional markets where one can mingle with the locals and learn about the region.

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    Seminyak (Bali)

    As one of the most beautiful beach towns in Bali, Seminyak has lots to offer. Enjoy the high end spas and boutiques, or catch a stunning sunset on Seminyak Beach. The beaches are also great for snorkeling and horseback riding. For the thrill seekers, go for a nighttime bungee jump.

Hotel Options

3 Star Properties

Bali-Ubud : Arma Hotel

Bali Ubud Area : Bebek Tepi Sawah Villas

Bali Ubud Area : Jungle Retreat by Kupu-Kupu Barong

Yogyakarta : Gallery Prawirotaman

Bali Seminyak Area : Tony’s Villa

Bali Seminyak Area : Villa Lumbung

4 Star Properties

Bali Ubud Area : Komaneka at Rasa Sayang

Bali Ubud Area : Alaya Resort

Bali Ubud Area : Kamandalu Resort & Spa

Bali Ubud Area : Warwick Ibah Luxury Villas & Spa

Yogyakarta : Gallery Prawirotaman

Bali Seminyak Area : Bali Niksoma Boutique Beach Resort

Bali Seminyak Area : The Trans Resort Bali

Bali Seminyak Area : The Wolas

5 Star Properties

Bali Ubud Area : Maya Ubud

Bali Ubud Area : Uma Ubud Hotel

Bali Ubud Area : Komaneka Bisma

Bali Ubud Area : Komaneka Tanggayuda

Yogyakarta : Royal Ambarukmo

Bali Seminyak Area : The Kunja Villa

Luxury Properties

Bali Ubud Area : The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah

Yogyakarta : The Phoenix Hotel

Bali Seminyak Area : Anantara Seminyak Resort & Spa

Bali Seminyak Area : The Oberoi Bali Hotel

Testimonials

Client

Traveled July, 2012

loved Indonesia

We had a great time. We loved Indonesia most of all, our tour guide in Bali especially. The hotels were all very nice, and it was very nice to have help all along the way with Yampu. We would have been very lost without it at times I am sure.

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Eric and Karen W. Canada

Traveled March, 2013

Dealing with Yampu makes me feel like I’m dealing with friends and that’s special

I want to send the attached to you with our heartfelt thanks for all you both did to make our trip to Vietnam and Cambodia the incredible adventure that it was. We have dealt with Yampu (Kontiki) since 2005 and in three trips have not had a moment that has not been wonderful. Jose you have built a company that is second to none in travel and that now appears to be just about anywhere in the world. Your coordination and expertise is unrivaled. The letter I have attached is a quick overview of our thoughts on our Vietnam trip. Feel free to use any or all of it on your website. I have also included a few photos. You continue to amaze and please me. If we can swing anyone your way, we certainly will. Dealing with Yampu makes me feel like I’m dealing with friends and that’s special. Vermont is not that far from Ontario. Karen and I may take a road trip there sometime. If we do we’ll let you know. We’d love to visit you. Warmest Wishes

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Sergio M, from Canada

Traveled February, 2013

We had a great time.

We had a great time. We enjoyed some very special and memorable experiences in Thailand and Bali was truly magical. I am going to build an album and I will send it to you.

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