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Jakarta Tour Itinerary - December 2012

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Cainta, Philippines
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Jakarta Tour Itinerary - December 2012

dear all, we are a group of 21 adults going to Jakarta (1st time) on Dec 6-9, 2012, would request for your help. please take a look at the following 2 itineraries and please let us know which one is better. Thank you so much, Godbls.

ITINERARY 1

TOUR ITINERARY

DAY 01: JAKARTA ( Dinner )

On arrival at Soekarno Hatta Airport, our guide will meet you and transfer to your accommodation.

DAY 02 : JAKARTA TOUR ( Breakfast ,Lunch ,Dinner )

Breakfast at hotel. Morning visit the National Monument include passing in front of Presidential Palace, Istiqlal Mosque and Cathedral Catholic Church. Then proceed to the old part of Sunda Kelapa passing "Kota" the part of the old city as well as China Town. If the time permit you may stop at famous antiques Market in Jalan Surabaya. Continue to Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (Indonesia in Miniature Park) to observe the 160 Ha beautiful Indonesia part completed with orchid, Bird park, 27 Traditional Houses where handicrafts are exhibited. Then transfer to hotel.

DAY 03 : JAKARTA - BALI ( Breakfast ,Lunch, Dinner )

Breakfast at hotel. Morning - Transfer to the Airport to depart for Denpasar - Bali. Then tour to Uluwatu continued to have Dinner at Jimbaran beach – Check in hotel

DAY 04 : BALI- KINTAMANI TOUR ( Breakfast ,Lunch,Dinner )

Breakfast at hotel. Visit art and handicraft villages of Celuk, Batuan, Mas and Ubud, for gold and silver work, hand weaving wood carving and paintings. Proceed to Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave) a Hindu Meditation Center dating back to the 11th Century, Tampak Siring to see the Holy Spring water Temple Tirta Empul, then to view magnificent combination of the still active Mt. Batur volcano and Lake Batur. Return through Bangli to see 13th century Kehen Temple and breathtaking view of rice terraces and palm trees at Bukit Jati.

DAY 05 : BALI –JAKARTA AIRPORT CGK - END ( Breakfast )

Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the Airport to depart for your next destination.

ITINERARY 2

AKARTA, BANDUNG and BALI in 5 DAYS/4 NIGHTS

Day 1 (05 Dec 2012). Arrival in Jakarta - Jakarta City Tour - Bandung (incl. Lunch)

City Tour in Jakarta. We will make photo stop in NATIONAL MONUMENT (MONAS) and also visit NATIONAL MUSEUM nearby. During city tour our tour guide will also escort you to observe the capital, with its landmark buildings.

Upon completion of the tour we will drive for 3hrs to Bandung or what is known as its nick name Parijs van Java. We will stay overnight in Bandung.

Day 2 (06 Dec 2012). Bandung Volcano Tour & Angklung Performance (incl. Breakfast and Lunch)

After breakfast at hotel, depart to Mt. Tangkuban Perahu in the north side of Bandung with the beauty of Ratu crater and the freshest air, via lembang and stop over in the milk Manufacturing center. Continues to Ciater Tea Factory to see tea production process, also taste it. Continues to Ciater Hot Springs to enjoy the warmth of hot water that springs from Tangkuban Perahu Crater which contained a lot of sulfurous that very good for medical. Available various recreation services such rafting, fishing etc.

After lunch at local restaurant continue to watch performance at Saung Angklung Pak Udjo in Padasuka Village which famous in and abroad, the others performance like Wayang Golek or Wood Puppets, Tari Topeng are also performed. You can also play angklung which guided by the instructure with school age childs (Elementary-Junior high School).

Upon completion return back to your hotel.

Day 3 (07 Dec 2012). Bandung - Fly to Bali - Uluwatu Kecak Dance and BBQ Dinner at Jimbaran Beach (incl. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

After breakfast, check-out and transfer to airport for flying out to Bali by AirAsia QZ7910 1015-1300.

On your arrival in Bali, our tour guide will greet you and take you to local restaurant for having lunch.

After lunch we will visit one of the most impressive temples of Bali, Uluwatu Temple, built on the edge of cliff on south coast, over 100 meters above sea level. The view to Indian Ocean is really impressive from here specially for watching sunsets.

During sunset, we also will show you Traditional Monkey and Fire Dance. This fascinating dance also called Kecak Dance depicts the story of Ramayana (Hindu version of Romeo and Juliet), but happy ended.

Performed after sunset by a choir of over 100 men sitting in circle around a large torch, the swaying and bizarre movement of their bodies and the stretching of their hands make it as an incomparable living theatre with a very dramatic effect.

Fire dance is performed by a man riding a wooden horse. While in trance he will danceover a bonfire made of coconut husks without getting hurt.

Upon completion of the tour we will take you to enjoy the BBQ Dinner on the beach side of Jimbaran before transfer to hotel for check-in and overnight.

Day 4 (08 Dec 2012). Bali Art and Volcano Tour - Fly to Jakarta (incl. Breakfast and Lunch)

After breakfast, check-out and we will take you to have a colourful day to get you closer to different aspects of Balinese culture, such as ; traditional dances, handicraft villages, dramatic scenery of terraced rice fields, holy spring temple set in verdant valley, Balinese cuisine, and spectacular view of Mount Batur and its lake.

Stops will be made at:

Batubulan (to witness the performance of Barong and Kris dance, symbolizing the eternal fight of good and evil), Celuk (the village of silver and goldsmiths famous for its intricate pattern made by old age traditional techniques), Mas (the centre of fine woodcarvings. Techniques are learned inside the family, passed from father to sons), Ubud (the colony of painters of different styles, whose themes taken from legends, mythologies and scenes of daily life), Tegalalang (the dramatic scenery of terraced rice fields), Sebatu (the holy spring temple of Gunung Kawi, set in lush verdant valley).

The highlight of this tour is Kintamani, a mountain village at 1400 meters above sea level overlooking the breathtaking view of the still active Mount Batur and its lake.

Upon completion of the tour, we will drop you at the airport for your flight to Jakarta by AirAsia QZ7515 1850-1930.

Another bus is already waiting for you at Jakarta Airport to take you to your hotel in the city center.

Day 5 (09 Dec 2012). Jakarta - Transfer Out (incl. Breakfast)

After breakfast, free time until it's time to check-out and we'll take you back to airport to catch your return flight home.

St. Gallen...
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1. Re: Jakarta Tour Itinerary - December 2012

1) Option 1 is technically possible if you are only keen on just sightseeing at a whirlwind pace and your group doesn't mind doing it.. Still I wont' recommend it..

2) Option 2 is impossible.. Dont bother..

3) Best advice is to just skip Jakarta and go straight to Bali..

4) You seem to be from a travel agent.. If you do so, you are responsible for your trip and customer experience (not us) and experience the itinerary yourself.. Before putting you group customers through..

5) Either do a Jakarta and Bandung trip or Bali only.. Thats my best recommendation..

6) If you are not convinced, do the trip yourself first..

7) Questions about Bali, go to the Bali forum and ask them whether your itinerary is feasable.. Just for you to double confirm.. The experts there are very knowledgeable..

Cheers..

Edited: 11:30 pm, June 06, 2012
Cainta, Philippines
posts: 71
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2. Re: Jakarta Tour Itinerary - December 2012

thanks so much, i am one in the group of seniors and they assigned me (long time ago hahaha) as the group leader. the 2 itineraries are from 2 different tour compannies and the ones i have shotlisted for our group.

St. Gallen...
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3. Re: Jakarta Tour Itinerary - December 2012

<<the 2 itineraries are from 2 different tour compannies and the ones i have shotlisted for our group.>>

No problem.. no wonder it sounds like from a travel agent.. Btw, I don't believe travel agents.. They are good at making packed itineraries so that you can see everything BUT they are not good at making enjoyable itineraries.. I have been in package tour many times.. (Personal experience)

Cheers

Cainta, Philippines
posts: 71
reviews: 26
4. Re: Jakarta Tour Itinerary - December 2012

thanks again Stefzzz, our group had some good tour package experiences (China, Korea, Taiwan) tho really hectic but worth. we cannot do tour itineraries on our own because of the growing big number of our group, i now call, CFC Team Lakbay, lol

Jakarta
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5. Re: Jakarta Tour Itinerary - December 2012

duplicate posting

tripadvisor.com/…41021611

St. Gallen...
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6. Re: Jakarta Tour Itinerary - December 2012

Well, we can offer advice but again, the decision is yours..give us a trip report once you are back..

Cheers

Jakarta
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7. Re: Jakarta Tour Itinerary - December 2012

<<we cannot do tour itineraries on our own because of th>>

Then.... what`s the point of asking?????

Cainta, Philippines
posts: 71
reviews: 26
8. Re: Jakarta Tour Itinerary - December 2012

hi Schonefeld, am requesting advice re the 2 tours offered to us, which one is better, thanks!!!!!!!

Cainta, Philippines
posts: 71
reviews: 26
9. Re: Jakarta Tour Itinerary - December 2012

tnx again Stefzzzz, we will consider your advice

Cainta, Philippines
posts: 71
reviews: 26
10. Re: Jakarta Tour Itinerary - December 2012

hi again Schonefeld, not duplicate posting as the 2 itineraries given to us are not the same as the forme that i posted, thankx