Yogyakarta > Sanur > Mundak > Kintamani > Ubud > Candidasa
This Great Journey has been created for those of you who love discovering and learning about culture and history. It will give Guests an opportunity to understand how it feels to live in this unique country. Indonesia is known for its diversity of culture, stunning landscapes and friendly people. Indonesian Cultural Discovery will let you experience places beyond the traditional tourist area’s. We will explore the beauty of Yogyakarta on Java and then onto magical Bali.
In Yogyakarta you’ll have the chance to visit the Sultan’s Royal Palace and also learn the history of the making of Batik that has been worn by locals for centuries and is known internationally for its beauty. You will also explore the world famous Borobudur Temple. While in Bali you’ll get to see and experience the Balinese way of living. We will take you to Jatiluwih Rice Terraces where the Balinese have stories behind the structure of these stunning rice terraces. You will also get the chance to see a beautiful floating temple in Bali and so much more. This Great Journey will leave you with wonderful memories that will last a lifetime.
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|TRAVEL STYLE||Private getaway perfect for couples, families, friends or the solo adventurer.|
|SERVICE LEVEL||This tour is a premium quality Great Journey hosted by our Local Expert Partner Kaswargan Indonesia.|
|PHYSICAL RATING||Great for people of all ages and levels of fitness. From exploring temples to discovering stunning landscapes and so much more, there is something for everyone to experience and enjoy. This package does include some trekking, which may not be suitable for everyone.|
|TRIP TYPE||Private Package|
- Nine nights accommodation in double/twin shared room.
- Breakfast at your overnight hotel
- Private Guide
- All transfers in a private A/C vehicle
- Airport Transfers
- Bottled water each day
- Welcome dinner
- Flight ticket from Yogyakarta to Bali
- Sultan’s Royal Palace entrance
- Ullen Sentalu Museum entrance
- Pancoh Traditional Village half-day activity
- Batik Bixa learning entrance
- Borobudur Temple entrance
- Jatiluwih Rice Terraces entrance
- Batur Natural Hotspring entrance
- Penglipuran Traditional Village entrance
- Private vehicle with AC
Pricing Per Guest (USD)
|4 to 6 Guests||$1,889||$1,983||$2,281|
Day 1: Yogyakarta (D)
Arrival Yogyakarta > Welcome Dinner
Welcome to Yogyakarta in Indonesia where you will be warmly greeted by your Guide and transferred to your starting hotel. You will have time to relax and enjoy your hotel facilities before enjoying a welcome dinner with your Guide who will be your host on this first leg of your Great Journey.
Day 2: Yogyakarta (B)
Pancoh Traditional Village > Ullen Sentalu Museum
We start the day after a leisurely breakfast by visiting the Pancoh Traditional Village. Explore the local’s way of life in this village and gain an understanding of things like traditional farming and the unique style of housing. We then experience the unique Ullen Sentalu Museum. Beyond Yogyakarta’s natural beauty is a fascinating history and culture and this outdoor museum will allow you to learn more about Central Java and its people.
Day 3: Yogyakarta (B)
Keraton Yogyakarta (Royal Palace) & Batik Bixa
Keraton is the stunning Royal Palace and remains the home of the reigning Sultan. It was designed to reflect the Javanese culture and way of life and we will time our visit here for a traditional dance performance. Take time to understand the importance of how this beautiful Palace was designed and the way of life of the Royal family.
Then we visit Batik Bixa to understand the making of a fabric that is such an important part of Indonesian heritage. This bright cloth which is still used to make clothing today and has been for centuries interwoven into the customs of the local people. Batik Bixa uses traditional natural colours rather than chemical based dyes to create stunning healthy cloth. Here, you can learn how to make the famous Batik patterns and this hands on experience will leave you with your own creation to take with you.
Day 4: Magelang (B)
Following breakfast at your hotel we visit the majestic Borobudur Temple. This complex is the world’s biggest Buddhist temple and a UNESCO World Heritage site. To fully experience the wonder of this place you will need to climb the stairs but the effort is worth it with breathtaking views of this stunning temple which is surrounded by two rivers and two ancient volcanoes. Built in the 8th and 9th century you will love its architecture and artworks as well as the rich fertile surrounding landscapes.
Day 5: Sanur Bali (B, L)
Yogyakarta > Denpasar > Sanur
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before we leave Yogyakarta and take a short flight to Bali arriving at Ngurah Rai International Airport where you will greeted and meet your new Guide for this part of your Great Journey. Enjoy a traditional lunch at a local restaurant before your Guide takes you on a exploration of some of the local sights and gives you your first taste of what is known as the Island of the Gods.
We end the day at the beautiful Jimbaran Bay to take in a stunning sunset and you can enjoy a seafood dinner by the beach before returning to your hotel. (Dinner in Jimbaran is an additional cost).
Day 6: Munduk (B)
Sanur > Munduk
After breakfast, we will start the day by visiting Jatiluwih Rice Terraces. These stunningly beautiful rice terraces are also unique in their design and use of gravity to water the crops. Its worth taking the time to wander around with your Guide to fully understand this unique way of farming.
The next destination is Danau Baratan which is a floating Temple on the shores of Lake Baratan. This iconic temple never fails to take away your breath with its beautiful design and stunning backdrop so be sure to charge your camera battery!
To end the day, we will journey to the city of Munduk travelling through lush landscapes with mountains backdrops and stunning lakes formed from ancient volcanoes.
Day 7: Kintamani (B)
Munduk > Kintamani
Take a leisurely breakfast and then your guide will take you to Batur Natural Hot Springs in Kintamani. Today is a relaxing day and we focus on your health and well being. Soak away your worries and stress in a beautiful and warm Hot Spring. Take a moment to absorb everything from the past couple of days on the trip and enjoy your time in this stunning location.
Day 8: Ubud (B)
Kintamani > Ubud
After breakfast in your overnight hotel we continue your Great Journey with a visit to Penglipuran Traditional Village. This village is famous for its richness of its culture, cleanliness, and friendly local people. Your guide will introduce you to what is still a very traditional way of Balinese life. From Penglipuran Traditional Village we then continue on through stunning landscapes to Ubud which is considered the art and cultural centre of Bali.
The afternoon will be spent exploring this town with its art galleries, markets and many other attractions.
Day 9: Candidasa(B, D)
Ubud > Candidasa
Take time to enjoy a leisurely breakfast before heading to your last destination which is the coastal town of Candidasa. After the 8 days of cultural experiences and exploring stunning landscapes its time to slow down and relax. Candidasa is a coastal city where you can relax on a beach or by your hotel’s pool. You can also explore the local area before enjoying the sunset and we end the day with a farewell dinner with your Guide.
Day 10: Candidasa (B)
Breakfast will be served at the hotel and then you will be free to head out or relax at the hotel until it is time to transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
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- Visa fee
- Flights & airport taxes
- Other personal expenses
- Other activities
- Tips, and all services not clearly mentioned
- Meals not specifically mentioned in the itinerary.
- Travel Insurance which is required
|French speaking guide||$20 per day||$30 per day|
|Chinese speaking guide||$20 per day||$30 per day|
|German Speaking guide||$35 per day||$45 per day|
|Spanish speaking guide||$50 per day||$65 per day|
|Russian speaking guide||$50 per day||$65 per day|
|Italian speaking guide||$80 per day||$90 per day|
- Prices are net per person in United States Dollars (USD) and are subject to change without prior notice
- Prices are based on twin-share basis except solo travellers and are subject to room availability upon Package booking
- No refund for any un-utilized Package
- Surcharge for other languages speaking guide (Advise at time of booking)
- Airport transfer surcharge of USD 5 per person each way for pick-up or send-off from 21:00 hrs to 06:00hrs (adjust based on group size)
- Child under 2: Free of charge
- Child under 12 years old sharing room with adult: 50% of package cost for Adult twin share price
- Child 12 years old and above: 100% of adult cost
- Period before arrival* Amount of Cancellation of the holiday price
- More than 60 days before arrival- Free Of Charge (FOC)
- More than 45 days before arrival– 30%
- Less than 21 days before arrival – 50%
- Less than 14 days before arrival – 80%
- Failure on traveling date at point of arrival 100%
The Cambodian people are very modest, so avoid wearing clothes that are too short or revealing in public and in particular at religious or culturally significant places.
Ask permission before taking someone’s photo.
Due to the nature of travel in Asia, a backpack is more suited to this trip than a suitcase.
In Cambodia, the dress standard is more conservative than it is back home. When packing, try to choose long, loose, lightweight, clothing that will keep you comfortable in the mostly hot and humid Asian climate.
There are no flights on this Package
For details of your joining hotel, please refer to your Green Cultural Travel tour voucher. Alternatively, contact the Green Cultural Travel office or your travel agent.
We don’t expect any problems, and nor should you. However, if you are unable to commence your trip as scheduled for any reason, please contact us immediately. Please refer to our emergency contact details.
If you need to contact us in an emergency, it is best to call either the Green Cultural Travel Local Representative or our Green Cultural Travel Local Office first. If you don’t receive an immediate answer, please leave a detailed message with your contact information so they can return your call as soon as possible.
Emergency contact numbers
Green Era Travel Office Siem Reap, Cambodia
During Office hours GMT +7 (Monday to Friday: 8:30am to 5.30pm, Saturday 8.30am to 12.30pm,
From outside Cambodia: +855 12 775 384
From within Cambodia: 012 775 384
After hours emergency number
From outside Cambodia: +855 12 775 384
From within Cambodia: 012 775 384
What to Take
What you need to bring depends on the trip you have chosen and the countries or regions you are planning to visit during your entire vacation. We suggest that you pack as lightly as possible.
Most travellers carry a small to medium size backpack or rolling bag or suitcase.
You will also need a day pack or bag to carry water, cameras and other electronics like iPods and mobile phones.
Please note that visas for entry into Cambodia are the responsibility of each individual traveller. The visa requirements for your trip will vary depending on where you are from, and where you are going. Rules do change. For the most up-to-date information, please check your government’s foreign ministry website or contact your travel agent.
CAMBODIA – Visas can be obtained in advance from your local Cambodian Embassy or Consulate OR on arrival for $30 USD. Please bring at least two passport photos.
You will require two clean pages (minimum) in your passport and at least six months validity.
Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others, while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs. Consider your likely spending habits when budgeting for drinks, shopping and tipping.
We have provided some specific recommendations below to assist you to plan your budget and manage your money while on holiday.
During your holiday, you will use both the Cambodian Riel and US Dollar as local currencies. Because currency exchange rates in South East Asia do fluctuate quite frequently, we ask that you refer to the following website for the most up to date information on exchange rates: www.xe.com
The best way to access local currency in Cambodia is from an Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) with a debit card. ATMs are readily available throughout South East Asia and will usually accept cards from both the Visa and MasterCard international networks. If possible, travel with both a Visa and a MasterCard to provide backup in case of loss or access problems with one card. Please note, your bank will usually charge a fee for overseas withdrawals.
USD Cash is recommended for those occasions when ATMs are not accessible such as a number of islands and remote provinces. You should bring some cash with you for emergency situations (please refer to our trip dossier) but not a substantial amount as carrying only cash is high risk. The ideal mix is two or more ATM card/s with some cash as back-up.
If you are bringing US Dollars, please make sure that the notes are new and in good condition. Notes older than 2003, or with any tears or blemishes may not be accepted. Be fussy with your bank when buying cash!
Credit cards are accepted at some upmarket hotels and restaurants, and some larger stores if shopping for big items. They are of no use at smaller establishments.
Cash advances with your credit card are also possible at some banks. However, the process is time-consuming and tends to attract high fees.
Traveller’s cheques can be tricky, time-consuming and expensive to exchange. While we do not recommend that you bring them as your primary source of funds, you may choose to bring one or two cheques in case of emergency. Thomas Cook or American Express travellers’ cheques in US currency are the easiest to exchange.
Depending on the service, it is customary in Asia to tip service providers, such as waiters, approximately 10%. Though not compulsory, tipping is expected and shows an expression of satisfaction with the people who have assisted you on your holiday. Although it may not be customary to you, it is of considerable significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels. There are several times during the trip where there is an opportunity to tip the local guides or drivers we use. Recommendations for tipping drivers and local guides range from $1.5-$3.5 USD per person, per day, depending on the quality and length of the service. If unsure, ask your local Green Cultural Travel representative.
Please note inoculations may be required for the country visited. It is your responsibility to consult with your travel doctor for up to date medical travel information well before departure.
We recommend that you carry a small First Aid kit, hand sanitizers or antibacterial wipes, and any personal medical supplies you might require.
Please be aware that for those Packages that are in remote areas and away from medical facilities. For legal reasons, our Green Cultural Travel representatives are prohibited from administering any drug including headache tablets, antibiotics, etc. In Asia, pharmacies tend to stock the same western drugs available in your home country, but they are usually locally produced and may have different names. To ensure you can access to the right treatment, ask your doctor for the details of the active components and dosage instructions if you think you might need to purchase prescription medication while here.
When selecting your trip, please read the brochure and itinerary carefully to assess your ability to cope with our style of travel.
Safety and Security
Many national governments provide a regularly updated advice service on safety issues involved with international travel. We recommend that you check your government’s advice for their latest travel information before departure.
We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt for keeping your passport, air tickets, travellers’ cheques, cash, and other valuable items safe. Leave your expensive jewellery at home. You won’t need it while travelling. Many of the hotels we use have safety deposit boxes, which is the most secure way of storing your valuables while on tour. We recommend a lock for securing your luggage.
During your journey, you will have some free time to pursue your own interests. You can relax and take it easy or explore at your leisure. While your Green Cultural Travel representative can assist you with options available in a given location, please note that any optional activities you undertake are not part of your itinerary. We, therefore, offer no representations about the safety of the activity or the standard of the operators running them. Please use your personal judgment before selecting an activity in your free time.
Although the locations you will visit on your selected Package are generally safe during the day, there can be risks to wandering about at night. We recommend our guests stay in small groups and take taxis for any night time excursions, including restaurant visits.
Protests and Demonstrations- Protests and demonstrations, even those that are well intended, have the potential to turn violent with no warning. Counter protests can also turn violent. Action by security forces to disperse demonstrators and protesters may occur at any time. If you are in an area where demonstrators or protesters are gathering, avoid the temptation of staying for a photo opportunity and leave the area immediately.
As a minimum, an average level of fitness and mobility is required to undertake our easiest programs. Travellers must be able to walk without the aid of another person, climb 3-4 flights of stairs, step on and off small boats, and carry their personal luggage. Travellers with a pre-existing medical condition are required to complete a short medical questionnaire, which must be signed by their physician. These requirements ensure that travellers have the necessary fitness and mobility to complete their chosen trip comfortably. While our
Representatives work hard to ensure all our traveller’s needs are catered for, it is not their responsibility to help individuals who cannot complete the day’s activities unaided. Please refer to the physical ratings in this Trip Details document for more information.
A Word of Warning
When exploring on your own carry only the necessary minimum with you and use a well-hidden money belt for cash and credit cards. The majority of your valuables, including your passport, should be left in the hotel safe. You can organise use of the safe at the reception of your accommodation. There is no need to get paranoid, just be cautious.
Please do not buy gems in Cambodia unless you know what you are doing. Even if they are genuine, you should not expect to be able to sell them at home. If you fall victim to a gem scam, we are unable to assist you.
Travel Insurance: Travel insurance is compulsory to participate in any of our packages. Your Green Cultural Travel representative will communicate with you prior to your departure to ensure you have insurance in place and we will take note of your insurance details. When selecting a travel insurance policy, please bear in mind that all clients must have medical coverage and that we require a minimum coverage of USD 200,000 for repatriation and emergency rescue. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. If you have credit card insurance, we require proof of purchase of the trip (a receipt of credit card statement) with a credit card in your name.
Contact your bank for details of their participating insurer, the level of coverage, and emergency contact telephone number.
Green Cultural Travel – Community Programs
As we are owned by Green Cultural Travel Hub Limited UEN 201705140R a Singapore registered “Not for Profit” company our profits allow us to continue our support of community projects in the destinations our guests visit.
Purchasers of our Packages will automatically become members of our Green Cultural Travel Hub and Members of our Hub receive a bi- monthly magazine and access to some great travel specials and follow the progress of the community programs we support. Guests can also take the opportunity when booking a Package to make their own donation to Green Cultural Travel Hub Limited.