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2016 Orangutan - Java Eclipse

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ORANGUTAN - JAVA ECLIPSE

DAY 01 : March 1, 2016 /ARRIVAL JAKARTA

Arrival at Jakarta airport, then stay at hotel close to Jakarta Airport.
We stay at this hotel to avoid rush wake up and drive on the next day.
Hotel plan : Sheraton Bandara or similar (5*)

DAY 02 : March 2, 2016 /JAKARTA - PANGKALAN BUN – TANJUNG PUTING - PANGKALAN BUN (B,L)

We take you back to the airport by own private bus. Then you fly Jakarta to Pangkalan Bun by Trigana Air at 09.50 – 11.00. Upon arrival at Pangkalan Bun Airport, you will be picked up by our local staff and take you to Kumai to board on the boat. The boat is a traditional Klotok wooden river boat about 10m by 2m with a roof which forms the upper deck where you can view the rain forest as it glides by. The guide's team includes the boatman, a cook and expert guide. Lunch is served on the way to Tanjung Harapan, an ex-rehabilitation center for orphaned orangutans, 2 hours away from Kumai. We will make a short walk to the orangutan feeding site, app 30 minutes walk from the ranger house in Tanjung Harapan. The feeding site here is at 15.00. At 16.30 hrs, we travel back to Kumai, another 2 hrs sail, then proceed to hotel Swiss Bell.
We supposed to be at the hotel at 20.00 local time.
Hotel plan ; Swiss Bell Pangkalan Bun, Deluxe room.

DAY 03 : March 3, 2016 /ORANGUTAN EXPLORATION (CAMP LEAKEY) - PANGKALAN BUN (B,L,D)

At 03.30, we wake up then preparing for driving to Kumai harbor for app 1 hour. Then, sail upriver to the feeding site of Pondok Tanguy feeding site, for app 3 hour from Kumai. Breakfast provided on the boat. The feeding site here is at 09.00 am. We may see some orangutan here being fed in the jungle. Then, we sail up to Camp Leakey where the older orangutans are reintroduced into the rain forest. At Camp Leakey you will have opportunity to trek into the rain forest with your expert guide and the forestry rangers to appreciate the flora as well as perhaps sighting wild orangutans, gibbons, macaques, and birds. Lunch provided on boat. Afternoon visit the feeding station to see rehabilitate orangutans are given additional foods. The feeding time here is at 14.00. at about 15.30, we sail back to Kumai harbor, app 4 hour sail downriver, then transfer to hotel. We supposed to arrive at the hotel at 20.30
Dinner provided at hotel.
Hotel plan ; Swiss Bell Pangkalan Bun, Deluxe room

DAY 4 : March 4, 2016 /PANGKALAN BUN – SEMARANG – JOGJAKARTA (B)

Transfer to the airport of Pangkalan Bun, then fly to Semarang by Trigana Air. Semarang is the capital city of Central Java. From Semarang, we drive to the south to Jogjakarta, the center of the art and culture of the Javanese people.
it will take time around 5 hours from Semarang to Yogyakarta. then transfer to your hotel
Hotel plan : Sheraton Mustika, or similar. (5*)

DAY 5 : March 5, 2016 /JOGJAKARTA TOURING (B)

Morning at 07.30 AM, start the trip to visit Borobudur. This huge Buddhist pyramid is a Buddhism's largest shrine in Indonesia, built in the 9th century. Located northwest of Jogyakarta, Borobudur was completed in the second half of the ninth century. Borobudur was unknown and neglected for almost a thousand years, covered under thick layers of volcanic ash. From a far Borobudur looks like a huge but ordinary stone construction. But from nearby we can see that it consists of hundreds of wonderfully detailed statues and sculptures, representing Buddhist teachings mixed with images of Javanese life of a thousand years ago.
Then we proceed to visit the stunning Prambanan Temple, one of the most beautiful Hindu temples in Indonesia. The local people also call the temple as the Roro Jonggrang, meaning the temple of the slender virgin. According to the local belief, the temple was a beautiful virgin, who was cursed after ignoring her promise. Back to Jogjakarta, and we will take you to witness how the locals make their wonderful batik and the craftsmen at work in a silver handicraft factory. Stay at hotel in Jogja.
Hotel plan : Sheraton Mustika, or similar. (5*)

DAY 6 : March 6, 2016 /JOGJAKARTA - BROMO (B)

We travel today to Mount Bromo, an active volcano that stands at 2,329 meters. Bromo is located in the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park. The slope of the mountain is cultivated by the local Tenggerese farmers with the market of vegetables. The Tenggerese history can be traced back to the peoples of the Majapahit Kingdom who fled their land following an eruption from Mount Merapi. They are the only group of Hindus left in Java today. We have an early night in preparation for the sunrise climb tomorrow.
We will need app 13 hours today.
Hotel plan : Java Banana, Deluxe A/B room.

DAY 7 : March 7, 2016 /BROMO – SURABAYA (B)

The best time to climb Mt. Bromo is very early morning to reach the crater before the dawn. It is seldom cloudy at this time of day, and the views are spectacular, the volcanic surrounding surreal. We begin our walk far before sun rise and then return to our Hotel for breakfast and some rest time.
At the appropriate time, we drive down to Surabaya for another 4 hour drive.
Surabaya is the capital city of East Java province.
Stay at hotel in Surabaya.
Hotel plan : Majapahit Surabaya, or similar (5*)

DAY 8 : March 8, 2016 /SURABAYA - JAKARTA – PANGKAL PINANG (B)

Transfer to the airport, then fly to Jakarta and to Pangkal Pinang.
Transfer to hotel in Pangkal Pinang
Hotel plan : Soll Marina Hotel & Conference Center Bangka, Superior room.

Solar eclipse animate 2016 Mar 09

DAY 9 : March 9, 2016 /SOLAR ECLIPSE***(B,D)

Wake up at 4.00am.Breakfast Box will be supplied. Departure at 4.30am from the hotel and drive to the our speacial reserved eclipse spot with tent to see Total Solar Eclipse that will take place for 2 Minutes, 10 Seconds.  Eclipse begins the at 06:20 and will last until 7:24:10. Soft drinks and water will be served. After the eclipse we will visit the city of Koba and then drive back to our hotel. 

Afternoon is at leisure. 

Special eclipse celebration and farewell dinner at the hotel.
Hotel plan : Soll Marina Hotel & Conference Center Bangka, Superior room.

NASA Total Solar Eclipse of 2016 Mar 09

DAY 10 : March 10, 2016 /PANGKAL PINANG – JAKARTA – BACK HOME (B)

The check out time limit from hotel is at 12.00. At the appropriate time, transfer to the airport, then fly to Jakarta and fly back home. 

 

 

  • Rates & Booking Info +

      • Per person in DBL room: $3,365
      • Single Supplement: $1,195

    • An advance payment of $1000 USD per person, along with the completed reservation form, are required to secure your reservation.
    • A second payment in the amount of $1500 USD per person is due by May 1, 2015.
    • Final payment is due by September 9, 2015.
    • Cancellations must be in writing by email, fax, or mail.
    • All advance payments, less a $500 USD per person service fee, are refundable until May 1, 2015.
    • From May 2 – September 8, 2015, all advance payments, less a $1500 USD per person service fee, are refundable.
    • There are no refunds after September 9, 2015.
    • Domestic air cancellation terms are additional.

    BOOKING FORM

    Please fax the above form to 1-888-514-7070 to book this tour. 

  • Tour Inclusions +

    • Land transfers
    • Stay at hotel in twin share basis (based on the basic room category on each hotel)
    • Entrance fee to sites
    • Meals as per program (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
    • English speaking guide
    • Chartered wooden boat to Orangutan
    • Orangutan park ranger
    • All Domestic Flights: 
      • Bali – Surabaya 
      • Surabaya - Pangkalan Bun 
      • Pangkalan Bun - Semarang 
      • Jogjakarta – Jakarta
      • Jakarta – Pangkal Pinang 
      • Pangkal Pinang – Jakarta 
    • Eclipse Traveler travel documents kit
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  • Tour Exclusions +

    • Internatinal Flights
    • Visa charges
    • Items of a personal nature
    • Gratuities to the professional guides
    • Any item not included in the inclusions
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