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Route: Bali - Moyo Island - East Bali - Java
The Ultimate Luxury Bali & Beyond Hike allows you to venture into Bali, Moyo Island and Java over 9 incredible days. Encounter the country’s wide-ranging natural and man-made attractions by foot. Trek the tiered rice fields of central Bali, climb Mount Abang, discover the cultural heartland of Java, marvel at the Buddhist stupas of Borobudur, and enjoy a tented camp on the serene nature reserve of Moyo Island. With eight nights exclusive accommodation at Aman’s Indonesian ultra luxury resorts, this is the ultimate hiking journey through the Indonesian Archipelago.
The Indonesian islands are known as tropical idylls, but their individual landscapes and heritage reveal extraordinary diversity. The Ultimate Hike Indonesia 9D8N Journey takes you beyond the usual itinerary and offers you an ...
The Indonesian islands are known as tropical idylls, but their individual landscapes and heritage reveal extraordinary diversity. The Ultimate Hike Indonesia 9D8N Journey takes you beyond the usual itinerary and offers you an exclusive walking holiday into history, culture and spectacular scenery.
The tour also offers you unique fitness, cultural, spiritual and wellness experiences, including Ubud arts & craft safari, watching Balinese dancing class, visiting East Bali village and an intellectual tour of the Borobudur - the Eighth Wonder of the Orient.
The tour is privately guided and fully supported. You only need to carry a day pack.
Most meals are included for the duration of the tour. You will experience unique Javanese dining experiences throughout the trip including candlelit dinners at Balinese Bale, a satay feast on the mountain top and a Javanese dinner at Pak Bilal house.
All ground transfers as well as transfers to and from Bali and Java airports are included.
You'll be hosted by local Balinese staff and a driver and guide on daily excursions/hikes. All staff are highly experienced and knowledgeable.
Boost your spirit and fitness with this luxury walking holiday in Indonesia.
Departs daily on request
Dates or itinerary don't fit? We are specialising in bespoke "tailor-made" luxury or private journeys. Please contact us for a "tailor-made" itinerary for your perfect adventure.
This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points.
Walking distance: approximately 1-2hours (Easy grade)
Arrive in Bali Denpasar Airport (DPS). Your chauffeur will meet and greet you at the airport and transfer you to Amandari.
Check in your luxurious accommodation and have a rest.
Amandari, which means "peaceful spirits", is set amidst rice terraces and sacred grounds on the fringe of Ubud, Bali’s cultural capital. Perched on an escarpment high above the meandering Ayung River Gorge in the village of Kedewatan, the resort instills a real sense of connection to its natural surroundings and cultural heritage. Amandari is styled after a Balinese village and features andesite walkways, shrines, gardens and high paras-stone walls.
Depending on your arrival time, spend your afternoon as you please (We can tailor the itinerary to suit your arrival time).
Day-to-day life on the island of Bali is layered in ceremony and festival, a parade of activities rooted in the island's three-and-a-half million inhabitants. The island's complex and endlessly renewing culture offers experience from morning to evening: from temple ceremony to gamelan performance, village festival to palace theatre. This afternoon, let the friendly local guide show you the beguiling face of Bali and guide you into the island's soul. Our guides have a thorough knowledge of Bali.
Some of our suggested activities for your first afternoon in Bali:
TEMPLE VISITS AND ATTEND CEREMONIES: Depending on your arrival date, we can also tailor your itinerary to suit temple ceremonies.
UBUD ARTS AND CRAFTS TOUR: The villages around Ubud are famous for their arts and crafts. Our guides can arrange visits to galleries and artist workshops.
WATCHING BALINESE CHILDREN DANCE CLASS: daily 2:30pm - 4:00pm at the lotus pond
AFTERNOON TEA BY THE POOL: daily 4:00pm, a selection of Balinese sweets and traditional tea or coffee for you to enjoy by the main pool. The swimming pool is lined with emerald-green tiles - the curving sweep of lightly-salted water mimicking the rice terraces below.
Your welcome dinner is a private candlelit dinner at a traditional balinese bale. Watch the sunset into the lush green mountain and listen to the rushing waters of the Ayung river below.
You will stay in a Village Suite for two nights. The free-standing Village Suites are accessed via winding pebble pathways, much like a traditional Balinese village. Beautifully envisaged over 220 square metres (2,368 square foot), each is surrounded by tropical foliage. Please contact us if you would like to upgrade to a Valley Suite, Pool Suite, Asmara Suite, Ayung Suite or Amandari Suite.
Walking distance: approximately 5-6 hours (Moderate grade)
Enjoy your breakfast at the resort restaurant. Crafted largely of teak, the restaurant overlooks the swimming pool and the verdant Ayung Valley below.
Join a morning yoga session to feel bold and empowered (Optional activity). Yoga operates every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Subject to the resort schedule.
Then you will take a challenge to summit Mount Abang today. Far from the beaten path, Mount Abang is the third highest peak (2,151 m) in Bali. Ascend the ancient jungle trail and pay homage at three holy temples along the trail. Along the trek you'll pass the green tropical forest that existed for hundreds of years. You'll be rewarded with panoramic views on the summit as the guide explains to you the history of the Balinese culture.
Along the track you could also spot various tropical plantations and see how to make Balinese coffee in a very traditional process. Sample some local herbal teas, coffees and the unusually processed Coffee Luwak, the most expensive coffee in the world.
Return to Amandari resort, you could enjoy your afternoon tea or watching Balinese dancing class if you missed the previous day.
Dinner tonight is at your own arrangement and expense. You could dine at the resort restaurant. There are also many restaurants near Amandari. We offer complimentary pickup and drop off in Ubud area.
Walking distance: approximately 1-2 hours (Easy grade)
After enjoying your breakfast, you'll be transferred to airport for a scenic seaplane flight to Moyo Island. Flying to Moyo Island in Indonesia is part of the adventure.
Moyo Island is located approximately eight degrees south of the equator, within the regency of Nusa Tenggara Barat. The island has been a nature reserve since 1976. Measuring forty kilometres by ten kilometres, Moyo's highest point is 600 meters above the Flores Sea. The total area of the island is 36,000 hectares.
Along the coastline are eight villages, with a combined population of approximately 3,500 people. Fishing, farming and trading is the subsistence of the villagers.
The vegetation on the island ranges from savannah to dense jungle. The savannah land dominates the plateaus and jungle in the remaining areas. Many varieties of trees are found on the island, such as native teak, tamarind, fig, coral and banyan. Animal species include rusa deer, banteng or wild buffalo, boar, monkeys and a wide variety of bats. The white-breasted sea eagle, barmity kite, osprey, yellow oriole, megapode and other species of wild birds can be found on the island.
The Flores Sea presents many varieties of coral. Stag horn, gorgonian fans, sponges and plate coral can all be found in Amanwana Bay and marine life is plentiful. Frequently observed are hawksbill and green turtles, moray eels, lobsters, parrot fish, blue spotted rays, lion fish, barracuda and small reef sharks. Occasionally dolphins, giant manta rays and whales can also be seen.
Check in to your island wilderness retreat and relax. In the afternoon, you'll take an adventure to Barry’s Falls, an example of nature at its finest and comprises of a series of cascading limestone pools. Located in the centre of the island, deep in the tropical forest, the spring fed water of the pools provides a refreshing swim to escape the heat of the day. Barry's Falls are named after Barry Lees, who discovered Amanwana Bay, and in turn found this beautiful waterfall.
Enjoy dinner at the resort restaurant, looking over the Flores Sea to Medang Island and the mountains of Sumbawa. The restaurant serves fresh and simple cuisine, much of it made with products grown or reared on the island. The catch of the day, direct from the fishermen’s boats, is a highlight of the daily menu, which can be tailored to individual tastes.
You will stay in a Jungle Tent for two nights. Enjoying a peaceful jungle setting beneath a canopy of tropical forest, each 58-square-metre (624 square feet) Jungle Tent offers air conditioning, Indonesian artwork and elegant furnishings. Please contact us if you would like to upgrade to an Ocean Tent.
Walking distance: approximately 3 hours walking (Moderate Grade). Optional walk: 1.5 - 2 hours
Start the morning with the Bat Cave trek. The Bat Cave trek is only available when accompanied by a guide. The track is a continuation of the Brang Sedo path and is quite a physically demanding trek. The cave is inhabited by seven species of bats. Monitor lizards and occasionally pythons may also be observed in the cave.
Return to the resort for lunch. Then spend your afternoon on the beach or enjoying water activities: AMANWANA BAYA range of water activities are located at the boardwalk at the southern end of the beach and it is equipped with sun lounges and umbrellas for sunbathing and relaxing in comfort. The beach boys are on hand to provide refreshments and assistance, as well as instruction on sailing, wind surfing, paddle boarding, kayaking and snorkelling.
SNORKELLINGAmanwana Bay provides a wonderful underwater panorama of abundant fish and coral life. Our beach boys will direct you to the best spots and are happy to accompany you in the water, should you require a guide or lesson. Buoyancy vests are available for inexperienced swimmers. As well as the house reef off the boardwalk, Turtle Street on the north end of the bay offers a great chance to see turtles in their natural environment.
HOBIE-CAT SAILINGTry your hand at sailing on our hobie-cat. This delightful little vessel is a lot of fun and very simple to use. Cruise around the bay led by the wind, with just the natural ocean sounds and a fresh breeze running through your hair. If you have never tried sailing the beach boys will be more than happy to jump aboard and guide you through the basics.
In the late afternoon. you could do an optional walk (1.5 to 2 hours) to enjoy sunset:
COASTAL CLIFF TREKThis track follows the mountain bike trail and continues on from Crocodile Head, offering an opportunity to view the rugged coastline north of Amanwana next to the Flores Sea. Monkeys, birds, fruit bats and sometimes wild boar are observed along the track. The track eventually leads away from the coast and comes to a junction, heading right will bring you back to the top of the west jetty.
Enjoy dinner at the resort restaurant.
Walking distance: approximately 2 hours walking (Easy Grade).
After breakfast, enjoy another scenic seaplane flight to Bali. Then your chauffeur will transfer you to Amankila. Amankila means ‘peaceful hill’, but the name is a little modest - the resort occupies a breathtaking hilltop spot on Bali’s east coast, with ancient, spiritual and regal neighbours here in the historic Karangasem Regency.
Today you'll trek from Kastala to Tenganan. This beautiful trek involves several hills, rice fields and a rocky-river bed that is in full flow during the wet season. On this trek you'll have the opportunity to visit some very isolated and "time forgotten" villages. The trek ends in the village of Tenganan, home to the only two Aga villages in Bali, famous for a double woven ikat.
Dinner tonight is at your own arrangement and expense. We offer complimentary pickup and dropoff in Candidasa area.
You'll stay in a Garden Suite at Amankila for two nights. Designed to offer guests privacy and maximise spectacular sea and hillside views, the 94-square-metre (1,011 square feet) stilted Garden Suites offers an expansive outdoor terrace. Please contact us if you would like to upgrade to an Ocean Suite, Pool Suite, Kilasari Suite or Indrakila Suite.
Walking distance: approximately 4 - 5 hours walking (Moderate Grade). Challenging option is available climbing Mount Agung or Mount Batur.
After a hearty breakfast, take another trek in East Bali. Your trek begins in the ancient village of Tenganan. The traditions & ceremonies that pre-date the 16th century Majapahit Empire are unique to the village. From here you climb up to a ridge with 360 degree views of rice fields. You then navigate your way along the rice fields over a river and start the walk through many villages to the water place of Tirta Gangga.
The one hectare complex was built in 1946 by the late king of Karangasem but was destroyed almost entirely by the eruption of nearby Mount Agung in 1963. It has been lovingly re-built and restored. It has an air of authentic royal magnificence. The centre piece of the place is an eleven tiered fountain and there are many beautiful carvings and statues adorning the gardens.
If you'd like to challenge yourself and experience fabulous views, we can arrange for you to climb Mount Agung or Mount Batur on this day instead. It takes approx. 4 - 6 hours to reach the summit.
Dinner tonight is a truly magical experience up in the hills. The evening will start with a beautiful drive through the countryside arriving at bale Tirta Sari to enjoy the spectacular view over the rice fields. You will arrive to a candlelit pathway, which leads you across a peanut plantation to a bale where your own private chef and waiter will pamper you. As you relax in the bale, your chef will prepare a delicious authentic Balinese satay feast including Balinese urab, a variety of satay, followed by a delicious dessert to be savoured while the sun is setting.
After breakfast, you will take a domestic flight and travel to Java, an extraordinary island. The heart of the nation, Java is an island of megacities, mesmerising natural beauty, magical archaeological sites and profound traditions in art, music and dance.
You will be transferred to Amanjiwo. Overlooking the world’s largest Buddhist sanctuary and surrounded by rainforest, hills and rice paddies, Amanjiwo occupies a special place in the rural heartland of central Java.
No visit to Java would be complete without a tour of Candi Borobudur, the Eighth Wonder of the Orient, and one of humanity's most imposing creations. You'll enjoy a Borobudur Intellectual Tour. Let your guide reveal the secret meanings of this masterpiece and bring to life the knowledge contained within its reliefs.
Dinner tonight is at your own arrangement and expense. We offer complimentary pickup and dropoff in Borobudur area.
You'll stay in a Garden Suite at Amanjiwo for two nights. Each 243-square-metre (2,615 square feet) Garden Suite offers a private walled garden with picturesque views of the Menoreh Hills and tiered rice paddies. Please contact us if you would like to upgrade to a Borobudur Suite, Garden Pool Suite, Borobudur Pool Suite, or Two-bedroom Dalem Jiwo Suite.
For the "Mystical Element", you'll be guided to Borobudur before the sun, and marvel at its rising from the top of the temple itself. Few are afforded this rare privilege. Dawn at Borobudur is very spiritual and truly an experience of a life-time.
Menoreh Hills are famed for their mystical power. In the 1820's, Java's charismatic hero, Prince Diponegoro, sought spiritual wisdom in the caves. Today, Javanese still come to Bukit Menoreh seeking revelation. The legend of Joko Tarub is set in the hills. The spring where Joko Tarub stole the clothes of the bathing Dewi Nawang Wulan, the Goddess of the Moon, can be visited. On Javanese New Year, pilgrims gather at the spring to dance into a trance seeking the help of the naked Goddess.
An off-road experience awaits at the top of Menoreh Hills where you'll enjoy a special picnic at a traditionally designed Javanese bale overlooking the Kedu Plans and the four surrounding volcanoes.
Dinner tonight is another romantic and once-in-a-lifetime experience. Next to Pawon temple lives an old friend Pak Bilal, who has graciously opened his doors for you to glimpse into Javanese rural life. Dinner at Pak Bilal's is not only a charming experience but also a fascinating reminder of rustic life in Java from days of old. While you absorb the atmosphere of Pak Bilal's delightful home, the authentic aromas of Java pervade the senses as your cooks prepare a simple traditional menu cooked over charcoal burners. Relax to the gentle background music of the gamelan, savour a glass of the famous ginger beer or chilled bottle of French Chardonnay and let life take its course the Javanese way.
After breakfast, we transfer you to either Yogyakarta (JOG) or Solo (SOC) airport to connect your flight home.
Daily departure on request. Please contact us to book if you have a group of more than 12 people.
- The departure point is Bali.- The finish point is Java.- Major commercial flights provide convenient access to Bali Denpasar Airport (DPS) and Java Yogyakarta (JOG) or Solo (SOC) airport.
2 - 7 hours easy to moderate walking each day. We can tailor the walking program to suit your fitness level.Day 1: Approximately 1 - 2 hours walking, easy gradeDay 2: Approximately 5 - 6 hours walking, moderate gradeDay 3: Approximately 1 - 2 hour walking, easy gradeDay 4: Approximately 3 hours walking, moderate gradeDay 5: Approximately 2 hours walking, easy gradeDay 6: Approximately 4 - 5 hour walking, moderate gradeDay 7: Approximately 2 hours walking, easy gradeDay 8: Approximately 2 - 4 hours walking, moderate gradeDay 9: Depart
Bali has tropical, warm and humid climate all year around - with two main distinctive seasons: Dry Season (April and September) and Wet Season (October to March). The best time to visit to Bali is April to September during its dry season. July and August are peak season as the two months have most visitors visiting to Bali. The temperatures remain at an average of 31 - 33ºC, and humidity sits at an average 60 - 65%. During Wet Season, average year-round temperature stands at around 26 - 27°C with a humidity level of about 85-90%. Water temperatures are always pleasant. The average length of day in Bali is 12.5 hours long.Java also has two seasons: Wet Season (October to April) and Dry Season (May to September). The Dry Season is the best time to visit.
Onlyluxe Travel acts as travel agency and work with different tour operators.Payment DetailAll pricing is in Australian dollars and are quoted on a per person twin share basis. A supplementary price is available (see below). Bookings are not confirmed until full payment and the signed Booking Form has been received by Onlyluxe Travel.A non-refundable 30% deposit is payable within 7 days of your booking, with the final balance due 60 days prior to departure. If a booking is made 60 days or less before departure, the full payment is payable immediately. Last minute bookings are payable before arrival. Failure to pay on time may result in automatic cancellation of a booking with cancellation penalties payable to Onlyluxe Travel. If you pay by credit card or PayPal a surcharge will be added to the total price.Single SupplementAll accommodation is twin share. Single guests will share with someone of the same gender. If a single room is demanded, a supplementary price of will apply. The supplementary price refers to our quotation and needs to be stipulated at the time of booking.General Cancellation Policies- Outside of 60 days monies will be refunded less 30% of full fee- Within 60 days prior to arrival all monies will be forfeited- No refunds will be given in the event of non-arrival, any unused services or unused nights due to flight or weather disruption- We strongly recommend guests protect themselves with travel insurance and medical insurancePlease Note: Cancellations must be advised in email and will take effect from the date they are received.LiabilityThe participant agrees to indemnify Onlyluxe Travel, and its servant, tour operator and agents, in relation to any liability, loss and damage which the tour operator, or its servants and/or agents may incur as a result of the participants, negligence or misconduct during the tour.Smoking is not permitted on the bus, or in tents or in other accommodation being used by tour operator at the time that a trip is being conducted.Child PolicyPlease consult travel consultant on age limit.Changes to ItinerariesLocal conditions may necessitate changes to sightseeing, walking and driving routes, camping and accommodation locations. While every effort will be made to provide the services and experiences as offered in our brochure, on our website, and in our trip letters, we reserve the right to vary your itinerary. In the event that we are forced to change your arrangements, substitute arrangements of a similar standard will be provided. The tour operator will not be liable where interruptions to itineraries are caused by weather conditions, technical problems to transport used by the tour operator, industrial action, political or civil commotion or other circumstances beyond our control. We refer you to the conditions regarding travel insurance.Changes in PricesWhile we will do its utmost to honour its pricing unforeseen circumstances may mean that prices may be subject to change without notice.Pre-Existing Medical Conditions and Age LimitsYou need to advise Onlyluxe travel and the tour operator on any pre-existing medical condition, mobility impairment and/or disability that might reasonably be expected to increase the risk of your requiring medical attention, or that might affect the normal conduct of a trip and the enjoyment of other trip members. Onlyluxe Travel and the tour operator may require an assessment of your medical condition from a qualified medical practitioner. If you fail to adequately notify the tour operator of any pre-existing medical conditions and/or disability, the tour operator reserves the right, at its reasonable discretion, to cancel your participation in a trip at any time, including after the commencement of your trip, with no right of refund if your medical condition, mobility impairment and/or disability could be reasonably expected to affect the normal conduct of the trip and the enjoyment of other trip members.Cancellation by The Tour OperatorThe walks take place in very special wilderness settings. The tour operator is at the mercy of nature in all her beauty and all her fury. The tour operator will under no circumstance knowingly place at risk the health and well-being of our guests and guides. In the case of natural threats, acts of God and the like (e.g. bushfires, impassable snow, etc) the tour operator may need to cancel a walk with very little notice. In some cases, this can occur after the walk has commenced. The tour operator reserves the right to cancel any walk up to 60 days prior to departure if a minimum of 4 walkers are unable to meet for a tour. If the tour operator needs to cancel for any reason, the cost of the walk or any other costs associated with travel to the designated pick up point, overnight accommodation, meals, etc will not be covered by the Onlyluxe Travel and therefore we strongly recommend travel insurance be taken out prior to travel.Force Majeure'Force Majeure' means (without restriction) any event which Onlyluxe Travel or its third party providers could not, even with due care, foresee or avoid. Force Majeure covers events such as, but not limited to, adverse weather conditions, fire and all similar events beyond our control. In the case of Force Majeure Onlyluxe Travel will not accept liability, and reserves the right to change and cancel trips.EvacuationsIn rare circumstances, due to injury or unforeseen illness, the tour operator may need to evacuate you from a remote part of the walk. Helicopter evacuations are expensive and in most cases will be at a cost to the customer.For Australian residents, under the Australian Government Medicare Act, it is prohibited for any domestic travel insurance product to provide any financial reimbursement with regard to ambulance or air ambulance services. We therefore strongly advise our customers to take specific ambulance cover through their health insurance provider. Evacuation cost will not be covered by the Onlyluxe Travel and therefore it is also strongly recommended that our customers take out travel insurance to cover (amongst other things) the costs associated with evacuation.Travel InsuranceIn view of the heavy cancellation penalties applied to cancelled reservations in certain circumstances, we strongly recommends suitable travel insurance be purchased at the time the holding deposit is paid. We recommend insurance cover that covers any loss which may be suffered due to cancellation. We also strongly recommend comprehensive travel insurance against loss of baggage and medical expenses.