The beaches of the Gilis are still powdery white, the water a beautiful clear blue and they are positioned perfectly for sunsets over Bali's Mt Agung and sunrise over Lombok's Mt Rinjani. Thirty years ago the Gili islands were uninhabited and only discovered by the seafaring Bugis people from Sulawesi. It was only a matter of time before the more adventurous backpacker types discovered the islands and developed Trawangan into Paradise destination.
Unique to the Gilis all forms of motorized transport are still not allowed - meaning the only way to get around is on foot, by bicycle and in pony carts known as Cidomos.
The National Monument, or "Monas" as it is popularly called, is one of the monuments built during the Sukarno era of fierce nationalism. The top of the National Monument (Monas) is 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 Istiqlal Mosque stands out with its 45m diameter dome and tall minarets. Standing almost right across the old Catholic Church at the corner of Jalan Lapangan Banteng, the Istiqlal mosque was designed in 1954 by Frederich Silaban, a Christian architect from North Sumatra. The idea for the need of a national mosque was inspired by Muslim leader KH Wahid Hashim and executed by Cokro Aminoto, then minister for religious affairs. Istiqlal meaning 'Independence', is a reminder of Indonesia's struggle for national Independence. Its 17 years construction was personally supervised by President Soekarno. In this sprawling metropolis of a city, it's hard to imagine that Jakarta was once confined to just a small area here around an area that was known as Batavia. Today it is called Old Town or Kota Tua - and it's a reminder of the centuries of Indonesian history dominated by Europeans. Sea World Jakarta or also known Sea World Ancol is a marine aquarium suited in North Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia. It consists of 1 Main tank, 1 shark tank, and several other tanks, also the white crocodile exhibit. The Main tank of the Sea World Ancol is the biggest aquarium in the Southeast Asia. Sea World Ancol was closed at September 2014 but since 17 July 2015 has been reopened to the public. The owner company is currently expanding to turn the facility as the world's largest sea park.
The name Tangkuban Perahu or the 'overturned boat' derived from the Sundanese 'Sangkuriang' legend. Its craters are the remnant of a gigantic collapsed volcano; it still simmers and bubbles, sending up deadly sulphurous fumes. Its last serious eruption was in 1969, filling the area with black clouds, ash, and mudflows. Tangkuban Perahu crater is easily accessible by car that makes it as impressive sights. Ciater is a pretty little place in the middle of huge tea estate. Its main attraction is the Sari Ater Hot Spring Resort; the pools are probably the best of all the hot springs around Bandung. You can enjoy swimming in warm sulphurous water pools that can heal rheumatism and skin problems (note: pool ticket will be on your own expenses). Like the floating market that is in other places, the floating market in Bandung also has a lot of traders. Merchants selling various kinds of food here. The food sold here taste very good. You can find many kinds of food from the food you normally encounter in other to strange foods. Glad to be traveled to the floating markets bandung. City center of is located, only takes one to two hours drive from the city of Bandung. We went towards the north to the city of Bandung, Lembang. Previously, this floating market is a natural lake. Formerly a fishing spot. Now being used as a floating market tour
Early in the morning, pick up from your hotel in Jogjakarta and drive to the northwest of Jogja (about 42 kilometers) to Borobudur Temple and to climb up to top of the Borobudur temple for welcoming the beautiful sunrise at 05.00. After enjoy the sunrise, exploring magnificent Borobudur stands on a hillock with seven square terraces represent the steps of from the earthly realm to the nirvana at the three circular terraces to the biggest mother stupa at top. Thousand reliefs panels here depict the birth, enlightenment, the death Buddha and the journey of Boddhisatwas. Back to your hotel Jogjakarta for breakfast. After take a rest and breakfast. Enjoy lunch in the Hotel.
Breakfast at Hotel, early morning at 7 will go to Prambanan Temple known also as the most beautiful Hindus temple in the world built in the 8th century. Continue to Kraton "The Sultan's Palace" where we can see collection of Olds batiks and a full set of gamelan instrument, they also provide daily performance such dancing, gamelan playing and puppet show for free. tour continued to the countryside area northern of Jogja, tour to Borobudur Temple, an 8th century Buddhist temple and the biggest one ever built until now, was ever been the 7th world of wonders, in this temple is also known as the only one temple that crafting the story of Buddha from his birth until enlighten into Buddha.
Breakfast at Hotel, early morning at 7 will continue tour to Kraton "The Sultan's Palace" where we can see collection of Olds batiks and a full set of gamelan instrument, they also provide daily performance such dancing, gamelan playing and puppet show for free. Continue to Prambanan Temple known also as the most beautiful Hindus temple in the world built in the 8th century. tour continued to the countryside area northern of Jogja, tour to Borobudur Temple, an 8th century Buddhist temple and the biggest one ever built until now, was ever been the 7th world of wonders, in this temple is also known as the only one temple that crafting the story of Buddha from his birth until enlighten into Buddha. The wonderful Sunset at Borobudur Temple.
Meal Plan: Breakfast at the hotel
Accommodation: Queen of the South - Jogjakarta
Both Bali Quad Discovery and Bali Canyon tubing are located in the same area and the programs can be combined into one full day of adventure. After your arrival in our starting point and a welcome drink you will start your adventurous day out with watching our instruction and safety videos, followed by a training on our practise circuit. After that, if you have chosen to join our Morning tour program, our special off road vehicle will bring you to the canyon where you will start to explore a crystal clear stream that origins from a nearby well in your own inflatable tube. At some places, the small but active Siap river makes it too difficult for you to stay in your own tube. There we made wooden foot paths and rope bridges, as well as a Flying Fox construction, that will enable you to actually fly through the canyon. For those who find this flying experience too exciting we simultaneously constructed wooden footpaths pass the obstacles. Directly at the finish there's no need to climb any stairs!) our off road vehicle will pick you up and bring you back to our Bambou restaurant, where you will enjoy an extended hot lunch buffet. After the lunch you continue your adventurous day out with an exciting 2 hours of off road driving on your own easy to handle fully automatic Kawasaki quad bike (Kawasaki Brute force 300 for single drivers and Kawasaki Prairie 360 for tandem drivers) through the countryside of Bali, passing rice fields and driving through two different authentic Balinese Campungs (villages) and jungle. Most of the tracks that we use are off road tracks (up to 25km) that are also used by the local villagers. If you have chosen to join our Early Birds program you will start with the Quad Discovery tour, followed by a hot lunch buffet and followed by the Canyon tubing Adventure Adventure tour.
We from PT. Bali Tubing Adventures made access to a hidden canyon in the north of Payangan, Ubud through which a crystal clear stream flows. It's one of the few forgotten places in Bali, where you still can find untouched flora and fauna. After arrival in our starting point we will first show you our safety and instructions video for both tubing and Flying fox. There after our special off road vehicle will transport you to the slope of the canyon, and after a short descend into the canyon your great adventure begins! You will drift down the exciting Siap Stream in Payangan area in your own Inflatable tube and discover so many different species of plants and animals. A big chance that you spot a group of monkeys playing in the surrounding forests or see some rare species of birds. You will be amazed how many different kinds of plants and flowers grow down the canyon.
At some places, the small but active Siap river makes it too difficult for you to stay in your own tube. There we made wooden footpaths and even a Flying Fox construction, that will enable you to actually fly through the canyon. For those who find this flying experience too exciting we simultaneously constructed a wooden footpath pass the obstacle. Our off road vehicle already awaits you directly at the river bank at the end of the tour to bring you back to our Bambou restaurant for a delicious hot buffet lunch. There's no need to climb any stairs! Our Canyon tubing is a "Go with the Flow" experience and suitable for participants of each age (we accept participants starting from 5 years). So whether you come with your friends or bring your family with kids, everybody will enjoy this great adventure.
There's no better way to spend a balmy tropical evening than on a beautiful evening Dinner Cruise. As the sun goes down you set off on a relaxing cruise around the harbour. Take in the cool night air on the top deck, be entertained by live musical entertainers at the bridge deck, savour a delicious international buffet dinner, then dance the night away at the disco or enjoy our live cabaret show onboard. It is definitely a treat for all age groups especially the honeymooners. All in all a memorable evening at the Sunset dinner cruise will always make you nostalgic in the future...
Skylight dinner cruise, an evening dinner cruise which exclusively designed with Indian Theme in 26 meters fast catamaran with the capacity of maximum 120 passengers. Come and enjoy the night breeze of Benoa Strait with selections of latest Bollywood Song played by our on board Live DJ. Don't miss NON STOP on board entertainment such as Bollywood Dance, Cabaret Dance, Drag Queen, Live Acoustic and feel free to interact with our charming Sexy Dancer. Mouth-watering full buffet authentic Indian Food with wide selections of Non Vegetarian and Vegetarian Food will be served during the cruise. JAIN food is available upon request.
Meal Plan: Nil
Accommodation: Alam Puisi Villa Ubud