7 Days Bali – Yogyakarta – Orang Utan – Jakarta

Day 1 : Bali – Yogyakarta

Flight to Yogyakarta afternoon time

Day 2 : City tour – Prambanan – Ramayana Ballet

Morning Yogyakarta city tour: Upon arrival on Java this morning you will be taken on a tour to explore the cultural highlights of Yogyakarta. Start with a visit to the "Sultan's Palace" or Kraton. The influence of the Mataram Empire dominated the region from the mid-18th Century, and Yogyakarta has since thrived under a powerful Sultanate that first resisted colonial forces and then negotiated a special autonomous status within the Republic of Indonesia. Parts of the Sultan's Palace are open to visitors, including a number of open air buildings used for ceremonial purposes and museums with memorabilia showing the life and work of previous Sultans. The Water Castle and gardens of the Palace can also be visited, which is where the Sultans enjoyed their time with their many wives and concubines in a series of elaborate bathing pools. Continue with a tour of a traditional batik workshop to see the process involved in this traditional art form, and Kota Gede the original home of Yogya‘s silver industry where craftsmen have practiced for hundreds of years.

Afternoon tour of Prambanan: After lunch you will be taken on a tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Prambanan, Java's largest Hindu Temple. The Sanjaya Dynasty built the 47m high temple dedicated to the three forms of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva in the 9th century and surrounded it with several smaller temples. The temples were first rediscovered by a British surveyor under the instruction of Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles in 1811.

Day 3 : Borobudur – Village Tour - Semarang

Morning sunrise tour of Borobudur: This morning you have the option of a tour of Borobudur at sunrise (this early start is optional!). Indonesia's largest and most impressive Buddhist monument, Borobudur is a vast structure with 9 levels and an awe inspiring setting in the midst of a fertile valley ringed by volcanoes. The temple was built as a pilgrimage site to teach followers how to practice the Buddhist way of life. Each level of the monument has intricately carved sculptures and symbology from the teachings of Mahayana Buddhism. The top level of the temple is a particularly spiritual place dotted with stupas housing Buddhist sculptures, with magnificent view of the surrounding countryside.

After Borobudur visit the smaller temple at Mendut and then proceed to the village of Candirejo for a horse & carriage or bike ride to explore the local farms and see village lifestyles. You will come across cottage industries producing sweet potato crackers, traditional herbal medicine and bamboo carvings, and also see the traditional krubosiswo dance and learn how to play Javanese Gamelan. Return to your hotel in the afternoon for some time to relax.

Day 4 : Semarang – Pangkalan Bun

At morning from Semarang flight to Pangkalan Bun

Private transfer to the river port: Upon arrival in Kalimantan you will be met by your guide and transferred to the river port at Kumai, a 30  minute journey.

Boat : River journey to the Tanjung Puting National Park: This morning embark on a boat for the 15km journey up the River Sekonyer to the Rimba Lodge in the Tanjung Puting National Park. Along the way there will be the chance to spot proboscis monkeys and wild Orangutans.

Day 5 : Orang Utan

Full day wildlife tour: After breakfast at your lodge take an hour long cruise followed by a trek in search of orangutans and proboscis monkeys in the forests of the Tanjung Puting National Park. There will be the chance to visit the famous research centre at Camp Leaky for the morning and afternoon feeding times for apes being rehabilitated back into nature. Return to your lodge early this afternoon for some time to relax before dinner.

Day 6 : Orang Utan

Full day wildlife tour: After breakfast at your lodge take an hour long cruise followed by a trek in search of orangutans and proboscis monkeys in the forests of the Tanjung Puting National Park. There will be the chance to visit the famous research centre at Camp Leaky for the morning and afternoon feeding times for apes being rehabilitated back into nature. Return to your lodge early this afternoon for some time to relax before dinner.

Day 7 :Pangkalan Bun - Jakarta

River journey to Pangkalan Bun: This morning embark on a boat for the river cruise back to Pangkalan Bun. Along the way there will be the chance to spot proboscis monkeys and wild Orangutans.