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BALI & JAVA WITH SISTERHOOD TRAVELS JUNE 30 - july 16, 2020

Set loose your spiritual side on this 16-day tour to the stunning beaches and jungles of Bali and Java. Ride through Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park by jeep at sunrise. Visit the exquisite Bogor Botanical Gardens. Enjoy inner peace at ancient Hindu and Buddhist temples and stroll the unforgettable beaches of Sanur. Inspired by Buddhist zen, find harmony in this incredible corner of the world. This is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that you won't want to miss!

Joanne Craig

Join Joanne Craig, your Sisterhood Travels Group Leader for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that you won't want to miss! Joanne is not only a veteran traveler and Travel Specialist extraordinaire...but she's fun, funny and will have you dying to join her on her next Sisterhood Travels adventure!

THINGS TO KNOW

  • This tour is appropriate only for those who can walk independently and participate in moderately active activities such as climbing stairs, getting in and out of rickshaws, hiking, and more.
  • Travel insurance is mandatory and we have provided pricing for our group, non-age-rated comprehensive travel protection insurance in the pricing section. Payment is due either at the time of booking or within 21 days of deposit.
  • We only have 2 single occupancy spots available. First deposited - first accommodated
  • Triple or quadruple occupancy cannot be accommodated on this tour.
  • You will fly into Jakarta (CGK) and out of Bali (DPS) - our travel specialists will help you book your flights upon request
  • A visa is required for U.S. citizens and is available upon arrival in Indonesia. There is no charge for the visa (**always subject to change).
  • Your passport information as requested on the electronic booking form is required to confirm your booking. Please have this information available when you complete the form.
  • Minimum travelers for the trip to depart is 8. Maximum travelers is 16 (including your group leader). If the number of travelers does not reach 8, we will return your full deposit.

EARLY BOOKING BONUS: Take $150.00 off the price of your trip but you must book with your deposit on or before December 15, 2019!

Your Itinerary

June 30, 2020

Depart from your local gateway to Jakarta, Indonesia (CGK).

July 1, 2020

If you arrive in Jakarta today, we'll arrange a pre-night at our hotel (additional cost) so that you can acclimate to the time difference. Your arrival transfer to the hotel is included.

July 2, 2020

Today is a completely free day for independent exploration and relaxation before we join together tomorrow to begin our Sisterhood Travels tour!

July 3, 2020

Enjoy a guided city tour of Jakarta including the old city, Fatahillah Square, and the harbour. In the afternoon, depart for Bogor, with its stunning volcanic backdrop of imposing Mt Salak.

Jakarta Cityscape

July 4, 2020

Visit the Botanical Garden in Bogor, a world famous institution for research and conservation that is home to 13,983 different kinds of trees and plants. With a local guide, tour the gardens and the Zoological museum. Continue onto a Javanese puppet makers' workshop to see how traditional wooden puppets called "wayang golek" are produced by local artisans. Enjoy your afternoon at leisure.

Botanical Garden of Bogor
Wayang Golek

July 5, 2020

Drive to Bandung and explore the city known as the "Paris of Indonesia". Enjoy the angklung orchestra —with resonating melodies at this traditional bamboo instrument concert.

Bandung
Angklung Orchestra

July 6, 2020

Today, we have a full day of travel by private vehicle and train allowing for the opportunity to enjoy the stunning landscapes of Java. Arrive in Magelang in the evening

Scenes from the train

July 7, 2020

Rise before dawn to visit the Buddhist Temple complex of Borobudur and enjoy the sunrise, then tour the stunning ruins. After, continue on to the Village of Candirejo. Along the way, enjoy a peek into the daily life and activities such as making cassava crackers, rotating seasonal crops, and harvesting. Stop in at one of the houses to meet some locals and enjoy a drink and snack. Continue on to Yogyakarta for the evening.

Buddhist Temple Complex of Borobudur
Yogyakarta

July 8, 2020

Explore Prambanan, the largest Hindu temple complex in Java, and learn about the history of the temples. Marvel at what is considered some of the most stunning Hindu works of art in Asia. Return to Yogyakarta and enjoy the evening at leisure.

Prambanan

July 9, 2020

This morning, learn about Batik, a traditional textile originating from the island of Java. Delve into the history and tradition of this art form and the Javanese philosophy behind some of the patterns, then partake in a hands-on workshop led by a local artist. Enjoy your afternoon at leisure. Opt to hop on a cycle-rickshaw and explore, visit Kraton Palace, or wander the markets and shops around the city.

Batik
Cycle Rickshaw

July 10, 2020

Continue the journey by train across the green agricultural heartland of Java to Malang.

Malang

July 11, 2020

Visit Ngadas, a village in the scenic Mt Bromo region. Experience the local culture in this community with a village walk and local lunch. After, visit the volcanology office of Mt Bromo and meet with one of their experts who will explain how they monitor the volcano and discuss the 2010 eruption.

Mt. Bromo

July 12, 2020

Rise early to take a scenic excursion to Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park by 4x4 to catch the sunrise. We then ascend to the top of Mt Bromo, part of the Tengger Caldera, the largest volcanic range in the area. After, drive to Surabaya and catch our flight to beautiful Bali (flight is included in your price).

Your Jeep Tour

July 13, 2020

Enjoy a cooking class with a local chef who will accompany us to the morning markets and a visit to a rice field, helping us learn about the staples of Balinese cooking. We will later gather at our chef's home, where we'll learn how to make a traditional offering, followed by a lively cooking class and lunch. We can enjoy our afternoon at leisure.

Balinese Cooking

July 14, 2020

Enjoy a full day at leisure to relax or consider the many optional activities. Opt to explore the stunning UNESCO-protected Jatiluwih Rice Terraces by electric cycle or visit the Monkey Forest, numerous temples, and markets. In the evening, opt to take in a traditional Kecak dance performance.

Ubud Monkey Forest

July 15, 2020

Explore the spiritual side of Bali, following mountain roads through the jungle to visit Tirta Empul Temple and its bubbling springs believed to hold curative powers. Continue to Gunung Kawi, a Hindu temple complex surrounded by terraced rice fields then make your way to Kintamani, perched 1500m (4921 ft) above sea level on the edge of a crater overlooking Lake Batur, with active Mt Batur towering above. Also enjoy lunch at the Bali Community Training Lunch Program. This evening, opt to join your CEO for a farewell dinner at Pecatu Hill, overlooking the lights of Kuta and the largest Vishnu Statue in the world.

Gunung Kawi
Kintamani

July 16, 2020

Depart at any time from Bali Airport (Ngurah Rai) Denpasar (DPS) OR we can assist in making arrangements for you to relax for a few extra days at a beautiful beach resort in Bali before flying home.

Bali Beaches

PACKAGE INCLUSIONS:

  • 14 nights accommodations including all taxes and fees
  • All transport between airport as well as destinations and to/from included activities
  • 14 breakfasts, 3 lunches (Allow approximately $230-300 USD for meals not included)
  • Batik Experience, Yogyakarta
  • Volcanology Talk at Mt Bromo, Malang
  • Balinese Home Cooking, Ubud
  • Ngadas Village walk & lunch, Desa Ngadas
  • Bali Community Training Lunch Program, Ubud
  • Jakarta and Bandung city tours
  • Tour of Botanical Gardens and zoological museum
  • Visit a traditional Javanese puppet maker
  • Angklung show
  • Excursion to Borobudur temple complex
  • Visit Village of Candirejo
  • Prambanan Temple Complex tour
  • Hiking and jeep trip to Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park
  • Visit Tirta Empul Temple, Gunung Kawi Hindu temple complex and Kintamani
  • T-shirt and Sisterhood Travels Goodie Bag

PRICING:

Total Price Per Person based on double occupancy: $3799.00 per person

Total price Per Person based on single occupancy: $4739.00 per person (WE ONLY HAVE 2 SPOTS LEFT FOR SINGLE OCCUPANCY - FIRST DEPOSITED - FIRST SERVED!!!)

MANDATORY Travel Protection Insurance:

  • Double Occupancy (Land Portion) - $233.26 per person, payable within 21 days of booking
  • Single Occupancy (Land Portion) - $290.97 per person, payable within 21 days of booking

Sorry, we cannot accommodate triple or quadruple rooms

Deposit Due at Time of Booking: $500.00 per person (REFUNDABLE THROUGH MANDATORY TRAVEL PROTECTION INSURANCE)

Final Payment Due: On or before May 3, 2020

TO MAKE YOUR BOOKING, CLICK THIS LINK FOR OUR SECURE, ELECTRONIC ENROLLMENT FORM:

https://fs22.formsite.com/uniquetravel/balijava/index.html

All pricing and availability subject to change without notice until booking is confirmed with payment and/or deposit as required.

For more information, contact your Travel Specialist or your Sisterhood Rep:

Stacey Ray - info@sisterhoodtravels.com

Tricia Adams - Tricia@RITravel.us

Karen Goltermann - karen@groupittravel.com

Cheryl Kaufman - cleardaytravel@gmail.com

Jane McCall - Jane@groupittravel.com

Leonte McDaniel - leonte@groupittravel.com

Denise Marshall - denise@groupittravel.com

Carla Plaster-Camp - esc-artist@comcast.net

Michele Stockdale - michele@groupittravel.com

Jasmine Oliver - jasmine@groupittravel.com

Bonnie Ramey - bonnie@groupittravel.com

Marissa Vandyk - marissa@groupittravel.com

Elizabeth Thompson - Elizabeth@travelwhiskedaway.com

Amy Vecchione - amy@AventinaTravel.com

Joanne Craig - joanne@luxperiencetravelgroup.com

Colleen Renner - colleen@19thholetravel.com