Hidden Gems of Java and Bali
Bespoke Holiday Itinerary / Experience Tour

Info : Hidden Gems of Java and Bali

This itinerary offers visitors the chance to experience the ancient culture and history of Java, as well as the volcanic scenery and stunning beaches of Bali.  Combining most of the major sites and attractions with peaceful days at the beach this itinerary offers the perfect mixture of activities and relaxation.

Highlights include:

  • Explore the magical temples of Borobudur and Prambanan
  • Enjoy the bustling city of Yogyakarta, the cultural heartland of Java
  • Climb Mount Bromo and watch the sun rise over its dramatic Volcanic peak
  • Relax in a stunning beach villa in the Bali Barat National Park

As with all of our suggested itineraries, we can tailor-make your holiday to suit your budget, style and expectations. Find out about our exclusive Journey Planner here.

Pricing & Inclusions

An indicative price for this holiday is £3,740 per person inclusive of flights from the UK. Prices may be less in low season and higher in peak season.

Call our Indonesia experts on 020 7924 7133 for an inclusive, personalised quotation for your preferred dates.   

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Your personalised quotation with Experience Travel Group will include:

  • International Flights (which can be omitted from your quotation if you prefer)
  • Accommodation as described
  • Privately guided tours and transfers
  • Original Experience Travel Group "Signature" experiences
  • Full financial protection (full ABTA and ATOL bonding)
  • Meals as described
  • 24 hour in-country backup whilst away
  • Your own dedicated travel expert in the UK

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Day-to-Day Itinerary : Hidden Gems of Java and Bali


Depart the UK on your overnight flight to Indonesia.


On arrival you’ll be met by your guide for the road transfer west to your hotel near the stunning Borobudur temple. You will have plenty of time to relax after your journey, taking in the beautiful green surroundings of paddy fields and volcanoes before exploring this unique and memorable region. Rise before the sun to climb to the top of Borobudur for the majestic sunrise over Mount Merapi and the forested plateau to the east. Built in the 8th century and constructed from two million individual bits of stone, the Buddhist temple is made of 6 square terraces with three circular terraces and 72 small stupas on top.


After breakfast you will head into Yogyakarta, part of the only sultanate remaining in Indonesia. You will visit the Kraton, the traditional home of the sultan and the royal court, and the elaborate two story mansion retreat known as the Water Palace. In the afternoon you will leave the city and visit the magnificent tenth century Hindu temple, Prambanan. While it is not as well restored as Borobudur, it is a magnificent piece of architecture consisting of 8 main and 8 minor temples on a central courtyard, surrounded by 244 small temples in the outer compound. You will stay at the temple until the sun sets, when on a clear day the temple will appear as a silhouette against the backdrop of a sky of bright reds, pale blues and wisps of white clouds.


Leave Yogyakarta to take a train east through the stunning central mountains towards Jombang, East Java. On arrival your driver will meet you for the onward journey through beautiful countryside to Malang, via small plantation villages, where you will have a chance to stop and take in the scenery and explore the villages.


Your guide will take you on a tour of Malang to see the colonial architecture, various art centres, the botanical gardens and a range of local temples. Malang is refreshingly cool and is surrounded by fantastic countryside.


Drive through the dramatic volcanic peaks of East Java towards your hillside hotel in Bromo.


After time to relax at the hotel, you will go for a stunning walk around the mountain as the sun sets. By this point you'll have reached a vantage point to see the sun go down over the magnificent Mount Bromo, away from the crowds of tourists.

DAY 10 and 11 UBUD

Transfer from your Bromo hotel to Surabaya Airport in the morning and fly to Bali where you’ll head straight to the island’s cultural capital Ubud, in the southern foothills of Bali’s volcanic mountains. During your time in Ubud, you will get an insiders perspective on the artwork, architecture, food and rural scenery that make this region so special.

Day 12 – 13 Sideman

Continue east with your guide to the picturesque hills of East Bali. Here you’ll reach a lovely retreat where you can totally relax and get a feel for authentic Balinese life.

You can opt to laze around the resort and take in the views, pool and spa or you might choose a more active stay. Activities on offer include a trek to nearby Pura Bukit which is home to traditional Ikat weavers, cycling through the foothills of Mount Agung or ambling through the remarkably beautiful landscape of rice paddy terraces, volcanic valleys, lush tropical forest and mountain terrain. 

Days 14- 16 Candi Dasa (or Lombok)

Transfer about an hour down to the coast to your peaceful beach hotel in Candi Dasa. Spend three days at leisure relaxing at a fantastic resort spending time at the exotic white sand beaches or perhaps visiting the town with its picturesque lily lake and local restaurants.

As an alternative or addition to Candi Dasa, you could hop east to Lombok. All our holidays are tailored to you.

Day 17 Fly Home

Transfer by vehicle to Denpasar airport for your flight home.

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A peaceful hotel perched on the hills overlooking Lovinia, offering fantastic food in a stylish setting with magnificent views.

Customer Feedback
This is the 3rd trip Matt has organised for us and yet again he was spot on in arranging a fantastic itinerary and organising amazing hotels.

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