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Indonesias Java and Bali

  • Route:
  • UK
  • Yogyakarta
  • Bromo
  • Ubud
  • Sanur
  • UK
10 DAYS from £1479pp

Tour Highlights

  • Explore the artistic city of Yogyakarta
  • Visit Prambanan's intricately carved Hindu temples
  • Marvel at Java's stunning landscape from the summit of UNESCO recognised Borobodur
  • Watch the sunrise in Bromo Tenggerr Semeru National Park, home to five volcanoes
  • Relax on tranquil Sanur beach in Bali
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Indonesias Java and Bali

Abundant in natural beauty, sublime archaeological sites and a proud tradition of dance, music and art, Java and Bali are two of Indonesia's most fascinating islands, each with their own distinct, yet equally enticing charms.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: UK to Yogyakarta

Depart London on your scheduled, overnight flight to Yogyakarta.

    Day 2: Yogyakarta

    On arrival into Yogyakarta, you will be met by a local guide and transferred to your hotel.

      Day 3: Yogyakarta

      After breakfast explore the city's courtly splendour with a trip to the 18th century Sultan's Palace, built in elegant Javanese style and set within a vast walled city known locally as the Kraton. Explore the historical district of Kotagede, former capital of the Sultanate of Mataram and centre of the Dutch colonial silver trade, before trying your hand at silver working. Continue to the phenomenal Hindu temples of Prambanan built between the 8th and 10th centuries. These intricately carved temples scattered across the verdant Prambanan Plain are a truly breath-taking sight to behold. In the evening enjoy delicious local cuisine whilst watching a traditional Ramayana dance performance.

      • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

      Day 4: Yogyakarta

      This morning travel to Borobudur. Surrounded on three sides by volcanoes and set amongst a patchwork of green rice paddies, Borobodur is the largest Buddhist monument in the southern hemisphere and the greatest piece of classical architecture in the Indonesian archipelago. This colossal stupa has survived over 1200 years and is undoubtedly a highlight of any trip to Indonesia. Admire the stunning views from the temple's summit, before heading to the rural Javanese village of Candirejo, steeped in local traditions and the rituals of daily life in central Java.

      • Breakfast & Lunch

      Day 5: Yogyakarta - Bromo

      Today, witness the beauty of the Javanese countryside in style on an executive train journey and scenic drive to Bromo. En route you will pay a visit to Pasuruan harbour, an important port town for centuries, to observe local fishermen leaving the shores in search of a catch, before witnessing the phinisi, a traditional Indonesian sailing ship.

      • Breakfast & Lunch

      Day 6: Bromo to Ubud

      Wake early for a jeep ride across the Tengger Sand Sea to Panajakan viewing spot. From this magnificent vantage point witness a dramatic sunrise and the world come alive over this volcanic landscape, often compared to the surface of the moon. Once the sun has risen, take a short horseback ride to the base of Mount Bromo where you can climb steps to the rim of Bromo's crater and gaze into this active volcano. Return to your hotel for breakfast before boarding your afternoon flight to Ubud, Bali's captivating cultural capital. On arrival you will be greeted by your guide and escorted to your hotel, before visiting a local restaurant where you can enjoy mouth-watering Balinese dishes.

      • Breakfast & Dinner

      Day 7: Ubud

      This morning watch a colourful Barong dance, a cornerstone of Balinese culture. After the performance embark on an all-encompassing tour of the island from palm-fringed beaches to towering mountain peaks, paying a visit to the island's masterful wood carvers. Experience the serene beauty of Lake Batur backed by its stunning volcanic backdrop, before paying a visit to Tampaksiring. Home to the rock shrines of Gunung Kawi and the tranquil Balinese water temple of Tirta Empul, take a refreshing dip in the alleged Fountain of Youth. Suitably refreshed you will return to your hotel on a leisurely journey through lush rice terraces.

      • Breakfast & Lunch

      Day 8: Ubud to Sanur

      In the morning visit a local market to buy fresh ingredients before heading to Laplapan village, where you will be warmly welcomed by an experienced local chef who will teach you the secrets of blending local fruits, herbs and spices to create mouth-watering culinary delights the island is famous for. Once your hunger is sated, enjoy a relaxing walk in beautiful Bali Bird Park to observe their large collection of birds from all over Indonesia, as well as a number of South American and African species, before continuing to the idyllic shores of Sanur.

      • Breakfast & Lunch

      Day 9: Sanur

      Today is at leisure to explore the tranquil beach resort of Sanur, or simply unwind on its soft sands lapped by gentle waves of the Indian Ocean. Sanur is famous for its serene sunsets, so make sure you find a comfortable spot and a refreshing drink as dusk approaches.

      • Breakfast

      Day 10: Sanur to UK

      Transfer to Denpasar International Airport for your return flight back to the UK.

        Your Meals
        • Included Breakfast will always be served at your accommodation each morning during the tour.
        • Included Lunch and Dinner, where included, will be served in local restaurants or at your accommodation.
        • Included Any dietary requirements and dislikes should be made known to our reservations staff at the time of booking.

        Included in the Price

        • Included Fully Escorted Tour with local English Speaking Guides throughout
        • Included Scheduled Flights from the UK.
        • Included All internal travel including air-conditioned/heated transportation.
        • Included Accommodation, meals as specified and entry fees to all sights.
        • Included All airport taxes and security charges.

        Important Information


        A Visa is not required for your trip to Indonesia for stays of up to 30 days. Further advice should be sought from the applicable tourist authority for other nationalities and for general queries. We strongly advise you check your destinations' Tourist Board or Embassy for the most up-to-date guidelines regarding passport validity.


        You must obtain suitable travel insurance prior to departure. Mercury Holidays is partnered with Holiday Extras which offer insurance at the following prices:

        Age in YearsUp to 6465 - 7475 - 85
        Up to 17 days cover£42£79£135
        Up to 24 days cover£48£94£146
        For all persons 86 years and over, please contact us for insurance prices. Please ensure you provide us with the name of your insurer, policy number and their 24 hour emergency contact number as soon as possible. Mercury Holidays will not be liable for any costs incurred by you due to your failure to take out suitable travel insurance from the date of booking.


        If booking more than 10 weeks before departure a deposit of £250pp will need to be paid at the time of booking with the full amount payable at 10 weeks prior to departure. The deposit applies to adults and children. If you are within 10 weeks of travel then the full balance of the holiday will be payable.

        Flight Information

        Your flight to Yogyakarta Airport is with Garuda Airlines (GA), departing from London Heathrow, Terminal 3. Each passenger is entitled to 20kg of hold luggage plus 1 item of hand luggage not exceeding in size and 1 personal item such as a handbag, briefcase or laptop case. Weight restrictions will be finalised on E-ticket receipt. Should you wish to take additional luggage you will need to pay extra at check-in. Check-In should be at least 3 hours before departure. Please note that all flight times are subject to change. Final flight details will be confirmed on your e-ticket and final documentation which will be sent to you approximately 10 days before departure.

        Health and Vaccinations

        It is your responsibility to check any health and vaccination requirements applicable to your booked arrangements. We can only provide general information about this. Health and hygiene facilities and disease risks vary from country to country. You should take health advice about your own needs as early as possible and in good time before your departure. Sources of information include;,,, your General Practitioner or a specialist clinic.

        Physical Accessibility

        This tour is accessible to most people with an average level of fitness and normal mobility. It involves moderate days of walking on uneven paths and small hills, and getting on and off coaches. This tour is not suitable for anyone with walking difficulties.

        Group Size

        The minimum number of passengers on your tour will be 10, and the maximum number of passengers will be 35. If in the unlikely event your tour does not reach the minimum passenger numbers, then you may be asked to change to a different date. A full refund will be made available to you should this alternative not be suitable.

        Tour Guide

        This is an escorted tour, meaning the you will have the services of an English speaking guide during each excursion ensuring that you have first-hand knowledge at all times.

        Currency Information

        The currency in Indonesia is the Indonesian Rupiah. The Rupiah is a closed currency, therefore it is advisable to carry US Dollars ($), which are widely accepted throughout. You can exchange your US Dollars ($) for Indonesian Rupiah at the airport and various official outlets throughout the tour. It is advisable to exchange only a minimal amount of Rupiah, as any remaining currency at the end of the tour cannot be taken out of the country. Australian Dollars are also widely accepted.

        Personal Expenses

        You will need to take some extra money with you to cover any dinners where these are not mentioned on your itinerary and personal purchases, such as souvenirs, extra drinks and snacks. Approximately £400-£500 per person should be sufficient for the duration of your tour. Please also bear in mind that there will be several shopping opportunities throughout your tour. As normal practice you may be asked for your credit card details on check-in at the hotel in order to cover any extras incurred during your stay. If you do not have a credit card, you may be asked for a cash deposit. American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard and Visa are widely accepted in hotels.

        Tour Dates & Prices

        Depart UKArrive UKPriceBook Now
        2017 Dates
        03 Sep 201712 Sep 2017£1645ppBook
        17 Sep 201726 Sep 2017£1595ppBook
        08 Oct 201717 Oct 2017£1545ppBook
        05 Nov 201714 Nov 2017£1495ppBook
        03 Dec 201712 Dec 2017£1495ppBook
        2018 Dates
        14 Jan 201823 Jan 2018£1579ppBook
        18 Feb 201827 Feb 2018£1579ppBook
        11 Mar 201820 Mar 2018£1679ppBook
        22 Apr 201801 May 2018£1679ppBook
        13 May 201822 May 2018£1679ppBook
        17 Jun 201826 Jun 2018£1779ppBook
        09 Sep 201818 Sep 2018£1679ppBook
        07 Oct 201816 Oct 2018£1579ppBook
        04 Nov 201813 Nov 2018£1479ppBook

        Itinerary Changes

        The order of events and sightseeing may vary according to local conditions or for operational purposes. For this reason, we have indicated approximate times only. Your local guide will inform you of any schedule changes as they are informed of them. Some road construction and/or weather conditions may lengthen the driving times or sailing conditions. Our intention is to adhere to the day-to-day itinerary as printed; however, order of events and sightseeing may vary according to the local conditions.

        Travelling alone?

        Single rooms are available at a supplement.

        Private Tours:

        Private tours are available; however, the exact itinerary is subject to change. Please contact our reservations team for a quotation.

        Tour Map

        Indonesias Java and Bali Route Map

        Tour Dossiers

        2017 Dossier

        2018 Dossier


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        Hotels and Accommodation

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        Jogyakarta Plaza

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