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Java Bali Tours

There are some popular ways to explore Java and Bali Island. Java Bali Tours has many variations to escort you exploring Java and Bali Island. JavaBaliTrips company will be happy to fit your plan and traveling date to Java Bali. We love to recommend you start exploring Java and Bali Island from Yogyakarta. There are many direct flights to Yogyakarta International Airport (YIA), one most popular flight is from Singapore.

You may also start traveling from Jakarta or Bali (Denpasar) to explore the islands. Java Bali Tours will give you complete experiences for your best Holiday to Indonesia. Plan today and Fly after Covid-19 eliminated from Indonesia. We have so many beautiful places to visit and explore!

You can cover Java’s and Bali’s Highlights in a little less than a week.
Days 1-3: Yogyakarta and surrounds. Stay at various cheap and reasonable rates at best hotels and resorts in Yogyakarta city or Borobudur temple’s area.
Days 4-6: Bromo and Ijen – You may choose to drive overland by car, family van, bus (based on how many participants will be), or Train. All choices are great experiences for your best holiday to Java and Bali.
Days 7-8: Pemuteran or Lovina.
Days 9-11: Ubud.
Days 12-13: Nusa Islands or Gili Islands.
Day 14: South Bali or fly to Jakarta or other destinations.

Let’s discuss and customize your best itinerary only with Java Bali Trips company.

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Sangiran PreHistoric Site

Sangiran prehistoric site is recognized by scientists to be one of the most important prehistoric sites in the world for studying fossil man, ranking alongside Zhoukoudian (China), Willandra Lakes (Australia), Olduvai Gorge (Tanzania), and Sterkfontein (South Africa), and more fruitful in finds than any of these, UNESCO reported 1995. Sangiran comprises about 56 km² (7 km x 8 km). It is located in Central Java, about 15 kilometers north of Solo.

It is an important place for Pithecanthropus Erectus, the pre-historic Java man. It is fossilized land of prehistoric living things. The Pleistocene Museum keeps some skills of the Erectus, fossils of plants and animals. Sangiran and other places such as Wajak (near Tulungangung) and Trinil (near Ngawi) are significant places for human evolution/theory. It is an interesting place for scientific tourism in the field of geology, anthropology, and archeology. Many experts came to this site to do some research and study among others; Van Es (1939), Duyfyes (1936), Van Bemmelen (1937), Van Koeningswald (1938), Sartono (1960), Suradi (1962) and Otto Sudarmaji (1976). Van Koeningswald said that more than five different types of hominoid fossils have been found in Sangiran, it was incredible. There is no other place in the world like Sangiran. The Sangiran fossils are very various, they were earth as well as sea fossils. There was a possibility that the island of Java was erected from the bottom of sea million years ago.

Historical Track

    • 1883: The Dutch paleoanthropologist Eugène Dubois undertook preliminary fieldwork at Sangiran. However, Dubois did not find many fossils of interest so he shifted his attention to Trinil in East Java where he found significant discoveries.
    • 1934: The anthropologist Gustav Heinrich Ralph von Koenigswald started to examine the area. During excavations in the next years’ fossils of some of the first known human ancestors, Pithecanthropus erectus (“Java Man”, now reclassified as part of the species Homo erectus), were found here. About 60 more human fossils, among them the enigmatic “Meganthropus”, have since been found. Sangiran 2, for example, was discovered by von Koenigswald at the site. In addition, there are considerable numbers of remains of the animals that these primitive humans hunted, and of others that merely shared the habitat.
    • 1977: The Indonesian Government designated an area of 56 km2 around Sangiran as a Daerah Cagar Budaya (Protected Cultural Area).
    • 1988: A modest local site museum and conservation laboratory were set up at Sangiran.
    • 1996: UNESCO registered Sangiran as a World Heritage Site in the World Heritage List as the Sangiran Early Man Site.
    • 2011: The current museum and visitors’ center was opened by the Minister for Education and Culture on 15 December.
    • 2012: President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono visited the museum in February accompanied by 11 cabinet ministers.
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Ramayana Ballet Prambanan 2020

Ramayana Ballet performance is always special. Ramayana Ballet Prambanan 2020 is not the same with former performances with some additional performances with different stories and schedules. The stages are the same; outdoor stage with the temple’s shrines as the backdrop, and the indoor stage during the rainy season. Both stages are great for the amazing dancers’ performance and the story. Check your travel dates and let us organize the best seats for you, among other daily tours and activities.

10 best things to do in Yogyakarta

Yogyakarta however, is the main gateway to explore Java and Bali islands. There are 10 best things to do in Yogyakarta for your best holiday travel in Java and Bali islands. There so many things to do in Yogyakarta and the surrounding area.  Central, West and East Java islands are the next great spot and activities for your holiday travels and even combined with business travels. Cultures, Adventures, Arts, and Crafts or even businesses are available and challenging. Then, Bali and beyond are exciting to experience other great journeys. These two islands will amaze you with unique experiences, friendly people and a great environment. Here are the 10 best things to do in Yogyakarta and beyond (even more):
1. Borobudur Temple
It is a marvelous huge Buddhist monument, which will lead you to the past glory of Buddhism in Java island. There thousands of narrative pannels with the stories and philosophy that need 3 days of exploration, if you would learn all the stories and history. Sunrise time is the best moment to visit Borobudur temple, to avoid crowds and the sun heat. However, you may choose other times to visit (regular visit at 06.30 am-05.00 pm or Sunset).
2. Prambanan temple
This Hindu complex temple was built in the same era of Borobudur temple (8th Century AD). Prambanan temple was created by Sanjaya Dynasty (‘the rival’ of the Buddhist Dynasty). The two Dynasties seemed in a big competition in the past time. They built and created many temples and their grandest temples of Borobudur and Prambanan temples.
3. Jomblang Cave
Jomblang cave seems the only pit cave with its spectacular moment (of the light from heaven). It takes 2 hours to drive by car from Yogyakarta city. It is 60 meters deep vertically cave, and you must walk another flat muddy 500 meters path inside to get the bottom the heavenly light. Make sure that you are ready to experience this adrenaline activity. Afterward, you may explore other fun activities; Pindul Cave Tubing, KaliSuci River Tubing or Gondola at Timang beach.
4. Fun exploring villages by Bikes
Put this fun activity among your great activities during the holiday to explore beautiful villages in Yogyakarta or Borobudur temple’s area. Let us meet the locals, visit local markets, see traditional houses and even join the craft making in the villages (batik making, Pottery, etc.).
5. Hill’s Hiking
Get a little exercise hiking up a hill to see the beautiful landscape of Java and meet locals in remote areas. Our tour guide will make sure you have unique experiences along the way up and down.
6. Yogyakarta City Tour
There some ways to explore Yogyakarta city. There some great places to visit; Sultan’s Palace, Royal Horse carriage Museum, The Water castle ‘TamanSari’, Explore kampongs by walk and visit the Central Market.
7. The green Temple’s Sunset
After visiting Prambanan temple or exploring Yogyakarta city, we may drive up the hill’s summit to visit the Green temple called ‘Candi Ijo’ to see and enjoy a beautiful sunset. Then, we may drive to Prambanan Ramayana Ballet performance to watch a spectacular Ballet performance with the Prambanan temple’s Shrines as the backdrop (Dry season only).
8. Kedung Kayang Waterfall
Kedung Kayang WaterFall is located on the slope of Merapi volcano, which is another amazing nature activity to explore. You may combine with other activities of Borobudur temple visit and volcanoes museum nearby.
9. White River Rafting
There are 3 great rivers in Central Java (Borobudur temple’s area) to explore by rafting boats. This will depend on your grade you would experience. Progo river (‘down river’) and Serayu rivers are an expert grade. You also may combine this activity with others to get an effective day.
10. Pacitan Beach Town
Pacitan beach town is 2 hours away by car from Yogyakarta. The town has great white-sanded beaches for surfing, fishing, and swimming. This small beautiful town also has beautiful caves with stalactite and stalagmites and many other unique caves.

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Furniture International Exhibition

After the great success of JIFFINA Art Crafts and Furniture International Exhibition in 2019,  Yogyakarta, It is now again in 2020 JIFFINA is preparing to conduct another successful Exhibition in Yogyakarta. It will be conducted on 14th – 16th February 2020 in Jogjakarta Expo Center (JEC). Jiffina is supported by ASMINDO (Association of Furniture companies Indonesia) and other local stakeholders from Java and Bali islands, leads the furniture and crafts trading in Indonesia. There were more than 2,000 buyers from all over the world participated and traded with the 300 local exhibitors. This strategic and effective event has been conducting for 5 years and proved to give benefits to each party. Yogyakarta Local Government really supports this annual event. The Sultan is also an enthusiast to facilitate and support the international event.

This event will be very special for the committee to combine the activities by visiting the great spots of Borobudur and Prambanan temples and Merapi volcano. Hopefully, the participants will also enjoy their limited days to explore Yogyakarta. Visiting the factories is a must-do, during the buyers do transactions. This will be an effective moment to meet buyers and local exhibitors directly. Java and Bali craftsmen are very famous with their natural skills to create great art and crafts for home – interior/exterior decor, wooden houses, crafts, and other great art creations.

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Classical Dance Srimpi

Srimpi Sekar Teja Dance” or well known as “Srimpi Teja” is a classical dance of the Yogyakarta Palace created by King VIII (Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono VIII, 1921-1939). The Classical Dance Srimpi Teja was originally a development of Chinese Srimpi which emerged during the time of Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono VI. The Classical Dance Srimpi Teja was gracefully performed by four female dancers accompanied by four other dancers.

Srimpi Teja dance is taken from the story “Menak” chronicle. This dance tells about a story of princess Dewi Rengganis from Argapura Hermitage fighting against Dewi Widaninggar, a Chinese princess from the State of Tartaripura. Dewi Widaninggar wants to avenge the death of her sister, Dewi Adaninggar. Therefore this dance is also known as ‘Srimpi Rengganis mengsah Widaninggar’.

Yogyakarta is rich in cultural activities as a method of communication art among the royal families and the common people. It is also an artistic creation from one King to another which has different stories and characters.

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Pacitan Beach Town

Two hours away (by car) from Yogyakarta, a small south-coast town called “Pacitan” lies on a horseshoe bay ringed by rocky cliffs. Pacitan beach town seems to be the next great destination for tourists after Yogyakarta and Bali island. It is a hidden Paradise in Java island with its great spots of white-sanded beaches for surfing, swimming, fishing, snorkelling and some other great nature activities. Pacitan beach town also has unique caves with its characteristics; Vertical, Spacious, Flat exploring by walk for 3 km with the waterfall, which to explore to whom adventurous minded. It’s a beach resort with limited accommodation and a few fresh seafood restaurants. For a long time, very few foreigners ever made it here. Today, thanks to the discovery of some epic surf spots in the town’s vicinity an ever-increasing number of foreign surfers are passing through. Non-surfing tourists remain rare, but the stunning coastline here offers much tourist potential.

The blonde beach at Pacitan itself is set in a rather dramatic bay shaped like a stemless wine glass. The natural harbour to the west is set against the towering jungled cliffs, and there’s a series of decent beach peaks as the beach meanders east toward a reasonable point break.

If you make an off-season visit during the week, you’ve got a good chance of having a virtually deserted beach to yourself. [some articles granted from LonelyPlanet]