Nostalgia Java to Bali Overland Tour in 10 Days

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This Nostalgia Java to Bali Overland Tour in 10 Days itinerary is designed for those of you who have already come to Indonesia, especially Java and Bali before. By joining this itinerary, you will be brought to the past, enjoying the relatively pristine rural nature of Java. This route starts from Jakarta in the west, and ends in Bali on the east side. Ideally, this program is very suitable if done with family or close friends.

Highlights on the Java to Bali Overland Tour in 10 Days program are spread every day, designed with careful calculation between high intensity and relaxed travel. While in West Java, you will find a nostalgic atmosphere with Dutch architectural buildings in the past, while in Central Java and Jogja, you will be treated to Javanese culture that is still awake to this day. Entering East Java, the atmosphere will once again change. Here you will enjoy stunning natural beauty, live in quiet rural nature, and interact with village communities in an authentic way.

Explanation of the tour is as follows:

Travel Itinerary of Nostalgia Java to Bali Overland Tour in 10 Days

Day 1: Jakarta – Bogor 

Upon arrival in Jakarta, you will be picked up from the airport and transferred in an air-conditioned luxury coach to your hotel in Bogor, the Salak Hotel. Check into your hotel and have the rest of the day at leisure.

Bogor Botanial Garden

Overnight at Salak Hotel. Hotel Salak The Heritage is the only heritage hotel located in front of Bogor Presidential Palace next to the City Hall. All the 120 rooms are equipped with air-conditioning, wall–to–wall carpet, bathtub and shower, hot and cold water, television with international satellite channels and in–house movies, mini bar & coffee maker, and telephone with IDD facility. Hotel Salak The Heritage offers 6 dining options, including Sudanese, American, European and Indonesian delicacies.

Day 2: Bogor – Bandung

After breakfast at your hotel, your guide will meet you at the appointed time in your hotel and you will be taken in an air-conditioned luxury coach to the Bogor Botanical Garden. This Garden contains streams and lotus ponds, and more than 15,000 species of trees and plants, including 400 types of magnificent palms. The orchid houses are reputed to contain more than 3000 orchid varieties. Continue through a manicured landscape of tea plantation and terraced rice fields to Bandung. Arrive in Bandung and check into the Papandayan Hotel.

Saung Angklung Mang Udjo Bandung
Saung Angklung Mang Udjo Bandung

Overnight at Papandayan Hotel. The Papandayan Hotel Bandung is centrally located in the city’s shopping and business centre. It is about 15 minutes’ drive from the train station, Gedung Merdeka and Jalan Merdeka. The Papandayan Hotel is an international 4-stars hotel with 188 spacious guestrooms on its five floors and a multi-cuisine restaurant. All rooms have private direct dial telephone, key-card security system, air-condition, personal safe, mini-bar, coffee and tea making facility, and remote control TV with multilingual satellite channels.

Day 3: Bandung

After breakfast at your hotel, your guide will meet you and take you for a full day tour covering a dormant volcano of Tangkuban Prahu, vast tea plantations, a natural hot spring in Ciater to relax, and a memorable traditional performance of bamboo music in Padasuka.
Return to your hotel in Bandung and have the rest of day free at leisure.
Overnight at Papandayan Hotel.

Tangkuban Parahu North Bandung
Tangkuban Parahu North Bandung

Day 4: Bandung – Baturaden

Following breakfast, get picked up by your guide from your hotel and drive in an air-conditioned luxury coach through magnificent terraced rice fields, and lush countryside. Visit a famous Naga village, a traditional village and a museum of Sundanese architecture and village life.
Arrive at Baturaden and check into the Queen Garden hotel.

Overnight at Queen Garden hotel. This is a beautiful hotel, in the midst of lush green nature. The rooms are well-equipped with all the modern amenities, and offer fabulous views of the countryside. The hotel has a multi-cuisine restaurant.

Day 5: Baturaden – Jogja

After breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up by your guide and taken in an air-conditioned luxury coach towards Jogja. Drive past mountainous regions to the Dieng plateau passing some beautiful countryside, rural villages, and terraced rice fields. Visit old Hindu shrines dating back to the 5th century A.D. Drive to Yogyakarta for overnight stay in Jogya. Check into the Jogya Plaza hotel.

Dieng Plateau | Nostalgia Java to Bali Overland Tour
Dieng Plateau

Overnight at Jogya Plaza Hotel. Jogya Plaza hotel is a unique international resort-styled hotel located in the city’s university district, only minutes away from the Malioboro shopping arcades and Keraton. Just a short distance out of town are Merapi Volcano, the tranquil beaches of the Indian Ocean, and the famous Buddhist and Hindu Temples, Borobudur and Prambanan. All the 125 hotel rooms have wall-to-wall carpeting and individually controlled air-conditioning, ensuite bathroom with bathtub/shower, IDD Direct Dial telephone, colour TV with satellite receiver, hairdryer, mini-bar, tea and coffee making facilities and 24-hours room service.

Day 6: Jogja City Tour and Borobudur

After breakfast in your hotel, your guide will pick you up and take you in an air-conditioned luxury coach for a sightseeing tour of Jogja. Among the many highlights of this place are the monumental Borobudur Buddhist temple, Sultan Palace with many spiritual symbols, Pasar Ngasem (bird market), the traditional workshops of Batik, Silver, and leather puppet show.
Return to your hotel in Jogja.
Overnight at the Jogya Plaza Hotel.

Nostalgia Java to Bali Overland Tour in 10 Days
Borobudur Temple

Day 7: Jogja – Malang

After breakfast in your hotel, your guide will pick you up and take you in an air-conditioned luxury coach for a sightseeing tour. Visit the Prambanan temple known as the most elegant of Hindu shrines, and a traditional market in Solo. Drive past lush countryside, teak forest and sugar cane estates and rural villages. Arrive at Malang and check into the Graha Cakra hotel.

Overnight at the Graha Cakra hotel. Located in the luxurious residential area of Malang, the Graha Cakra Hotel is a fine example of colonial architecture of the 1930s, combined with all the modern amenities. This boutique hotel offers 44 rooms and suites and its facilities include a swimming pool, coffee shop, pool terrace and a multi-cuisine restaurant.

Day 8: Malang – Bromo

Set out with your guide after breakfast at the hotel for a morning excursion around Malang. Numerous temple remains dating from the 13th-century kingdom of Singosari can still be seen in the Malang region. Well-known sites include Candi Singosari, Jajaghu (or Jago), Kidal, as well as the so-called ‘Bathing Place of Ken Dedes’. All are to be found within a thirty-kilometre radius from the city of Malang. Continue the drive towards Bromo.
Arrive at Bromo and check into the Bromo Cottages hotel

Exciting Mt Bromo | Nostalgia Java to Bali Overland Tour in 10 Days
Mount Bromo, East Java

Overnight at Bromo Cottages Hotel. Bromo Cottages Hotel is located at the village of Tosari in Pasuruan. It is regarded as the most well-equipped hotel in the Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park vicinity. Offering fabulous views of the Bromo mountain, each of the 80 Superior rooms, 3 suites and 20 villas are well-equipped with all the modern facilities. Guests can dine at the onsite restaurant that serves a range of Chinese, Indonesian and European cuisine.

Day 9: Bromo – Kalibaru

This is an action-packed day! Set out early in the morning for a tour to Mt. Bromo by minivan followed by a horseback journey up the Bromo Volcano (Mt. Bromo) to experience the magnificence sunrise over Java. Return to your hotel for breakfast.
Accompanied by your guide, drive to Kalibaru, passing picturesque countryside, rural villages, tobacco drying houses, and thick tropical forest.
Arrive at Kalibaru and check into your hotel, the Margo Utomo Agro Resort.

Overnight at Margo Utomo Agro Resort. Margo Utomo Agro Resort is located on the edge of the Kalibaru town, just across the Kalibaru railway station. This unique resort, besides catering to the comforts of the visitors, also offers an educational experience. Visitors can enjoy the tropical plants and flowers, and also witness the milking cows’ farm which gives a rural “touch” to the resort. All the 51 standard rooms have a private balcony, and feature amenities like hot and cold water and 24-hours room service.

Local people in Kalibaru village
A local farmer in Kalibaru village

Day 10: Kalibaru – Bali

After breakfast at your hotel, you will be driven in an air-conditioned luxury coach to Ketapang harbour and board a ferry to cross the shallow Bali Strait. After disembarking from the ferry, you will be picked up in an air-conditioned luxury coach and dropped off at your hotel in Bali. Your Java tour comes to an end here.

What is included in the Nostalgia Java to Bali Overland Tour:

– Accommodations twin/double share
– Breakfasts, lunches and dinners as appeared in itinerary
– Tours and entrance fees for all of the sites the group attends together, as listed in the Itinerary
– All transports required for the whole journey as indicated in the itinerary
– Services of a professional Tourist Guide throughout the tour
– Specified accommodations and meals for the guide and driver
– Return airport to hotel transfer

What is not included yet in the Nostalgia Java to Bali Overland Tour:

– Airfare & airport tax
– Travel Insurance
– Personal expenses, optional tours or additional meals
– Tipping or gratitudes for driver and guide 

Our Bandung holiday with Lintang Buana was one of our most memorable Indonesian getaways. We had a very experienced driver who took us around busy streets patiently and expertly. Communications with Mr. Agung were made easy with prompt replies and he was most accommodating. Thank you, Lintang Buana for an excellent service provided.

We booked a 10 days overland Jakarta to Bali tour in April 2015. We were very happy with the excellent organisation, care and service and outstanding commitment and attention shown throughout the tour and had such a fabulous time. Both the drivers and the guides ensured us a safe environment and accommodated to our individual needs.The regular communication from the head office making sure that we remained happy with all aspects of the tour throughout was very reassuring and enhanced the level of customer satisfaction and care.All the accommodations were strategically located and were of good standard, the hotel staff were equally courteous and friendly throughout. We would highly recommend this company for anyone seeking a stress free adventure holiday tailored to accommodate your individual needs in Indonesia,

Bhimji Patel
Bhimji Patel2015-04-16

We did a tour in october in Java and everything was perfect. Yoga, our guide was really helpful and answer our questions always with smile and passion, he was there when needed and knows how to let us some space. We were really satisfy and highly recommand Lintang Buana Tours.

I got to know about Lintang Buana from a friend who had toured Bromo and Ijen with their help. After a lot of emails back and forth, we decided on a 7 day East- Central Java tour and it was absolutely wonderful! They were extremely prompt in replying to emails and text messages and helped me even with the most trivial doubts that I had. They accommodated every single constraint of mine and suggested places to stay, eat etc. that would suit my budget. In the end, we did end up staying in extremely comfortable hotels and dorms.Special thanks to Ms. Nukeu and Mr. Singgih from the Bandung office who helped me with a really fun itinerary! We had absolutely wonderful guides on the three legs of our tour. They were pretty impressive and incredibly proactive. The drivers were also very nice and made sure we stuck to the time in our itinerary.We were a bunch of vegetarians traveling to Indonesia and I had mentioned this a couple of times during my correspondence with Lintang Buana. They ensured the availability of vegetarian food in all the places we went to, in the Pekalen river rafting and the Prambanan Ramayana Ballet. Seriously, the food at the Ramayana ballet was the best that we ate in Indonesia!They helped us at every step during the planning of our trip and once we reached Surabaya, we had absolutely no work to do. Everything instruction in our itinerary and the emails were followed and their planning was flawless! I would definitely reccomend Lintang Buana to people who want to see Indonesia for the absolutely beautiful place that it is and to help them plan their trips.

I had taken already 2 trips with Lintang Buana. One was with my family around North Sumatra and the other with my friends in East Java. Both times, the email communication was very smooth, clear and efficient. The money transfer was a breeze. Everything on both journeys was thoughtfully managed. My mum is vegan and even this was catered for. Every request we had, no matter how silly or trivial, was taken seriously and dealt with appropriately. The guides and drivers are outstanding. They basically become a part of your travel group and it feels like you have just found a new friend along. This tour operator really goes the extra mile with the most professional service I've encountered. Their sense of service excellence and customer satisfaction are at the core. I would choose this tour operator again and again, especially as the price usually ends up even cheaper than arranging the tour yourself. Well done!

Marcel Bandur
Marcel Bandur2015-09-16

I had a nice experience with Lintang Buana Tours. My friends and I did a full package arranged trip starting from the airport at Jakarta and end at Bali airport. Accommodation, transportation, and touring including entrance fees to the selected places. Lintang chooses a perfect guides and drivers with cars in all areas. We got a great idea about Indonesian history and others. Guides helped us in photography as well. The only point I should mention is the hotels in some places were below expectations. The office were in touch with us in almost everywhere. A beautiful Indonesia trip starting from Jakarta- Puncak- Bogor – Banbung – Ubud – Lovina and ended in Kuta. Thank you Lintang Buana Tours. Definitely I'll recommend your office to others.

Lintang Buana took me from Surabaya to Mt Bromo, Ijen and Sukamade in August this year. I'm travelling around Asia for a year. Normally, I don't use tour companies but I was finding it a little difficult to organise what I wanted to do independently in the time I had.Organisation was great. All pieces of the trip fitted together perfectly.A couple of points which could be improved: 1) we set off mid-morning on a Friday but then stopped for an hour for Friday prayers whilst still in Surabaya! No problem with stopping for prayers, but I think it would have been better to set off afterwards, as there was little to do once we reached our destination for the first night. 2) the hotel in Banyuwangi was somewhere to get some sleep for a few hours between 5pm and setting off for Ijen at 11.30pm. Unfortunately, there was a karaoke lounge facing my room, so I didn't manage to get any sleep 🙁Huge thank to the guys for returning a tee shirt that I left in one of the hotels. It was my favourite tee shirt! They collected it from the hotel and kept it safe until I was back in Indonesia. They then couriered it to my hotel in Jakarta. So impressed and happy! Thanks a million!

Peter Dalton
Peter Dalton2015-11-27

We contacted lintang buana tours to arrange an unforgettable itinerary from Indonesia. I was immediately told Yoga that offered me a spectacular ride. He greeted us personally upon our arrival in Yogyacarta and we found out that he was our guide. Both Yoga and his partner (a driver whose name I don't remember) were exceptional in leading the way: always careful to respond to our requests, the can always waiting for our tours and always available to do small program changes at our request. They made our trip unforgettable: they made us feel comfortable. I recommend to all this agency for the seriousness and the passion that the members use to make the trip unforgettable. Thanks for everything Yoga

Ledo Cosmai
Ledo Cosmai2019-08-11

Nice service, I knew Lintang Buana since 2012, recommended to many friends.Last time my parents visited Bromo, they cannot speak english but theguide was so kind and patient, I gave u 5 stars with my appreciation!

Tippy Hu
Tippy Hu2015-07-10

We are very satisfied with our trip to Flores and Komodo which is well managed. Below we share our experience…-Wrap up Flores and Komodo trip-Started from Ende, we met our guide and driver provided by Lintang Buana tourism service, we straight to Moni village by 2 hours drive and stayed at Kelimutu Ecolodge. Sunrise hunting was started at 4am, first hiking in shahur time a little hard for kids. Fortunately p*pm*e is available on the top, hot noodles � perfect for chilly time meanwhile mommy happy with the coffee �.After breakfast at the lodge, the trip was continued to Bajawa town passing by to Ende to visit Soekarno house � where our first president spent his years of exile in Ende. Unfortunately it was close on Sunday so we just saw it from outside. We had lunch at Penggajawa beach or famous as blue stone beach. We arrived at Bajawa after 2.5h driving and stayed at Happy-Happy .The day after we were visiting Bena village as one of traditional village in Flores. Flores has different tribes over the land, each tribe has their own believe and culture. Bena people believe that their ancestral spirit will always live with them and stay on megalith stones as provided in the village. In the afternoon we started to drive again about 3h to Ruteng before Labuan Bajo. Stayed overnight in Ruteng monastery to enjoy the landscape and spider rice fields of Cancar in the morning.Ruteng to Labuan bajo was about 3-4 hours drive with magnificent landscapes. We saw the hill of Wae Rebo but not part of our trip. Next time maybe when our feet stronger � and hopefully by that time the trip to go there also shorter and better than now ��…too many wishes from lazy persons such us �Finally arrived at Labuan bajo, we straight to our boat as our home for 3 days and had lunch while it sailed to first stop Rinca island to meet the dragons. Having met them, we enjoyed sunset near to Kalong (big bat) island to see hundreds of bat � flew out to the other islands for dinner. The boat then moored near to Papagarang island which the wave quite and allow us to sleep tight.In the morning we were snorkeling to Pink beach near Komodo island then continue to Padar island to hike in the afternoon. Quite hot along the day so we choose to leve-leve on the boat before enjoying sunset from Padar hill.Last day on boat started by watching Malta playing with the wave. How lucky we were to see lots of them clearly just from the boat. The day closed by snorkeling at Kanawa, lots of fish � and starfish �.We had overnight at Puri Sari beach hotel waiting our flight back.Thanks to Agung Yoga Asmoro who arrange this trip for us and understand what we need ���

Desy Santhyani
Desy Santhyani2018-04-07

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