Borobudur Temple at sunrise in Java, Indonesia

A Perfect Photography Tour of Bali and Java

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Customizable Itinerary

This is a sample itinerary to inspire a personalized trip designed with your travel specialist

Countries Visited

Bali / Indonesia

Places Visited

Yogyakarta, Ubud

Suggested Duration

8 Days

Experience the islands of Bali and Java through the lens of a camera during your custom tailored photography tour focused on culture and landscape. Whether an amateur photographer eager to experience tropical paradise or a veteran cameraperson keen on an in-depth tour of distinct villages and ancient temples, you will uncover the pleasures of island living and the wonders of life captured in an everlasting photo. Your guide will lead you along trails filled with macaques and an active volcano’s...

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Trip Highlights

  • Enjoy marvelous tropical sunsets over the unforgettable reflective waters of Lake Batur and the cliff-top temple of Uluwatu
  • Photograph the marvelous and iconic rice paddy terraces of Tegalalang to showcase the texture and colors of the hillsides
  • Wander through the photogenic walkways of Sacred Monkey Forest to find historical temples and lounging long-tailed macaques
  • Witness the elaborate Hindu reliefs and majestic stone carvings of the Elephant Caves Temple for a unique perspective of classic Balinese décor
  • Delight in the distinctive setting of Tanah Lot Temple, which stands atop a large boulder surrounded by the sea at high tide
  • Experience the culture emanating from the 9th-century temple grounds of Prambanan outside of Yogyakarta on Java
  • Relish a sunrise over the sprawling 9th-century temple complex of Borobudur accompanied by the serene call to prayer of surrounding villages

Detailed Description

Relish the splendors of the Indonesian archipelago with a snapshot 8-day tour of Java and Bali. Your flight lands at Adisucipto International Airport near Yogyakarta, on the island of Java. Your private transfer meets you upon arrival and escorts you to a luxurious hotel at the heart of the island’s cultural capital. Nearby beaches glisten with cresting waves, and an antique cable continues to ferry fishermen to a coral plateau known as Watu Panjang Island for views of the horizon.

The next day, you set out after breakfast to explore the daily life of the city. Witness the rickshaws and hidden cafes, lingering temple spires and various horse carts on display in the Museum Kereta Keraton. In the afternoon, you make your way to the 9th-century Prambanan Temple complex to traverse the marvelous grounds, capture the fabulous reliefs, and enjoy the sunset turning the history golden. You have an early morning at Borobudur Temple to watch the sunrise over the statues and stupas amidst the morning call to prayer. Enjoy a scenic drive and afternoon visit to a village producing batik, a traditional Javanese textile.

You transfer from Java to Bali, landing at Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar. After settling into a luxurious hotel on the edges of the cultural capital of Ubud, your guide leads you through the Sacred Monkey Forest to view the mixture of long-tailed macaques and majestic antique temples. You blend landscape and culture with a fascinating tour of the Elephant Cave and the baths of Tirta Empul. Enjoy the scenic jungle hills and the volcanic terraces overlooking the waters of Lake Bratan.

Next, you grab your camera, ready for the iconic rice terraces of Bali at Tegalalang before visiting a local plantation producing coffee, cinnamon, and vanilla. You reach the shores of Lake Batur, located inside the caldera of Mount Batur, to watch the sunset before returning to Ubud. You spend time with Bali’s most famous temples, visiting Tanah Lot and Uluwatu. Take a snapshot of the spectacular sunset over Uluwatu temple before watching a Kecak Fire Dance. On the final day, your private transfer meets you at the hotel and escorts you to Ngurah Rai International Airport for your flight home.

Starting Price

$1,595 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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