Gain genuine insight into the fascinating regions of Java, Sulawesi and Bali. Take an insider tour of Yogyakarta, the center of old Javanese culture, to see the region’s ancient Hindu temples and visit quiet local villages. Journey to stunning volcanoes traveling by car, horse and ’becak’ (a local form of transport) to add to your authentic experience.
You’ll make your own personalized batik piece from scratch to your own design after visiting a workshop to learn the local tricks of this old-school skill and have the chance to witness a traditional Ramayana dance during one of many wonderfully unique cultural experiences.
Your expert Backyard Travel guide will drive you out to magnificent Borobudur, the largest Buddhist temple in the world where you can enjoy a scenic lunch in a restaurant set amidst rolling green fields of rice.
Along the journey of exploration, you’ll take a ride in a local horse cart down the lanes of a quiet, local village and travel to Eastern Java by train taking in the marvelous scenery and enjoy a walk to the summit of Mt. Kelud and a sunrise tour of Mt. Bromo, riding out to the crater rim on horseback.
You’ll visit the capital of the ethnic Toraja area and learn about their authentic culture. Embark upon a trek to remote villages surrounded by cliffs which are known as ’the death at the balconies’, where wooden coffins are suspended over the cliffs using ropes and poles – a cultural experience that shouldn’t be missed.