2023 East Timor & Indonesia -9 Nights 10 Days Solar Eclipse Tour

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9 Nights / 10 Days
Availability : April 18-27, 2023
East Timor
Jakarta, Indonesia
Overview

BIAK ISLAND-JOGJAKARTA-JAKARTA – INDONESıA

Tour starts at

Biak Island, Indonesia

Tour ends at

Jakarta, Indonesia

Price Includes

  • All domestic flights (3 flights)
  • 9 Nights Hotel Accommodation in double occupancy
  • Domestic flights: Dili to Bali/ Bali to Jogjakarta/ Jogjakarta to Jakarta.
  • Expert astronomer tour leader
  • All entrance fees
  • All transportation
  • Daily breakfasts at the hotels
  • Lunches and dinners as mentioned in the itinerary as [L] and [D]
  • Private special tent for Eclipse Traveler and hot/cold beverages and snacks served during eclipse
  • English speaking local tour guide
  • Eclipse celebration party
  • Travel documents kit
  • Arrival and Departure Transfers

Price Excludes

  • International flights
  • Any Personal Expenses
  • Gratuities for your guide and driver
  • Travel Insurance
Itinerary

Day 1April 19: Jakarta with flight to Dili-Baucau-Viquque [B, D]

Fly to East Timor through Jakarta. Our representatives will meet you at the airport in East Timor.
(Flight recommendation from Jakarta to East Timor at 02.00 to Jakarta International Airport at for flight to Dili, East Tior by QG 680 at 05.05 which transit in Denpasar, Bali. Arrive at Dili International Airport at 12.25-We may also arrange this flight for you and the cost will be $ 450 per person) You will be met and transfer to a local resto for lunch. In the afternoon, we will set out for Viquque through Baucau a total of 5.5 hours’ drive. Arrive and check in at Bolora Hotel. Dinner and overnight at hotel. (Non star rating).

Day 2April 20: Viquque-Beaco (B, L, D)

After a relaxed breakfast, get ready for the journey to your unique eclipse-viewing site in Beaco, where you’ll will enjoy a cocktail while standing in the moons shadow and observing the total Solar Eclipse. This evening we will celebrate great eclipse in our hotel followed by dinner. Overnight in Viquque.

Total Solar Eclipse
Magnitude: 1.007
Duration: 3 hours, 10 minutes, 20 seconds
Duration of totality: 1 minute, 16.0 seconds
Partial begins: April 20, 2023 at 11:43:24 am
Full begins: April 20, 2023 at 13:18:00 pm
Maximum: April 20, 2023 at 13:18:27 pm
Full ends: April 20, 2023 at 13:19:16 pm
Partial ends: April 20, 2023 at 14:53:44 pm
Times shown in local time (CLST)
Bolora Hotel. Dinner and overnight at hotel. (Non star rating).

Day 3April 21: Viquque – Beaco – Dili (B, L, D)

Today, we will drive back to Dili. Dinner stop will be made at Amelia Resto in Baucau. About 21:00 pm arriving in Dili and check in at California Hotel for overnight. (Non star rating).

Day 4April 22: Dili (B, L, D)

After breakfast enjoy a 3 hours Dili City tour. Pick up from hotel at 08:00 hrs. and drive around the bay to start your morning with up to the Christ the King statue or locally known as Cristo Rei of Dili or Christ the King of Dili is 88.6 foot (27m) tall statue of Jesus located atop a globe in Dili, East Timor. This statue was designed by MochamadSyailillah, who is usually called Bolil. The statue was officially unveiled by Suharto in 1996 as a gift from the Indonesian government to the East Timorese people. The statue has been one of the main tourist sites in East Timor. The statue, and the globe on which it rests, are situated at the end of Fatucama peninsula facingout to the ocean and can be reached by climbing some 500 steps. Stop for photos at Areia Branca – the best beach in Dili. Make a short detour to drive by Jose Ramos Horta’s house on the way to the Tais Market where you can browse and buy traditional tais and handicrafts. Proceed on tour to the Dare Memorial up the hills about 5 km south of Dili (25mins by car) there is a private memorial to the people of East Timor, built by the Australian Forces that fought in Timor during WWII. On the way back down to Dili visit the Chega Exhibition where you will learn about the struggles of the Timor-Leste people during the many years of foreign occupation. Last stop is the Santa Cruz Cemetery, also known as the Dili massacre, where at least 250 East Timorese were killed in a shooting while chanting pro-independence slogans on 12 November 1991, during the Indonesian occupation of East Timor.
California Hotel for overnight. (Non star rating).

Day 5April 23: Dili Fly to Bali [B, L, D]

At 11:30 you will be transferred to Dili International Airport to Bali by QG 501 at 13.20. Upon arrival in Bali International Airport at 14.20, then transfer to your hotel in Kuta for overnight
Overnight in Bali at Sol by Melia Kuta 4*/ Superior Room

Day 6April 24: Bali Touring – Batubulan - Taman Ayun – Alas Kedaton – Goa Gajah – Ubud [B, L, D]

We start the day with a drive to Batubulan village to see the famous Barong and Keris dance performances. Next, we visit Mengwi the 18th-century Royal Water Temple of Pura Taman Ayun, which is part of the Cultural Landscape of Bali Province: the Subak System as a Manifestation of the Tri Hita Karana Philosophy – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is the largest and most impressive architectural edifice of its type on the island. Continue our tour to Alas Kedaton, the Monkey Forest. Last will visit to Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave), a Hindu meditation center dating back to the 11th Century before check in at your hotel in Ubud. You will be served Royal Dinner at Taman Dedari Restaurant, Royal Pitamaha Ubud
Overnight in Ubud at Visesa Ubud 5*/ Premiere Room

Day 7April 25: Ubud - Kintamani Highland Tour - Ubud [B, L, D]

Today, we head to Tampak Siring to visit the holy spring water temple of Tirta Empul followed by Kintamani to enjoy the amazing panoramic views of Lake Batur, Mt. Batur and Mr. Agung. Throughout our tour we see rice terraces which run through Subak, the cooperative social system that controls the water. Subak has shaped the landscape over the past thousand years and are an integral part of religious life. Water from springs and canals flows through the temples and out onto the rice paddy fields. Water temples are the focus of a cooperative management of water resource by a group of subaks. Since the 11th century the water temple networks have managed the ecology of rice terraces at the scale of whole watersheds.
Afternoon we proceed to Besakih Temple, the largest holiest site in Bali and home to the island’s Mother Temple, located on the slopes of Mount Agung. The temple is comprised of 3 main complexes dedicated to the Hindu Trinity. It was built during the late 8th century AD. From Besakih highland, back to hotel
Overnight in Ubud at Visesa Ubud 5*/ Premiere Room

Day 8April 26 - Ubud, Bali to Yogyakarta by FLIGHT - Borobodur – Sultan Palace – Prambanan - Yogyakarta [B, L, D]

Early morning flight to Yogyakarta by Air Asia QZ-8440 at 07.00. Arrive in Yogyakarta at 07.25, we will visit the famous Borobudur temple. This huge Buddhist pyramid is a Buddhism’s largest shrine in Indonesia, built in the 9th century. Located north west 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 head to the town of Jogjakarta. Our tour of this historical city starts with a visit to the King Palace located in the city center. The palace was the center of the government of Mataram Islam kingdom and is now a center of the Javanese art and culture. Then we take you to witness how the locals make their wonderful batik and the craftsmen at work in a silver handicraft factory. In the afternoon, 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 hotel for overnight.
Overnight in Yogyakarta at Melia Purosani Hotel 5*/ Deluxe Room

Day 9April 27: Yogyakarta - FLIGHT to Jakarta - City Tour [B, L, D]

Fly to Jakarta at 07.45, we direct visit Indonesia Miniature Park (TMII). This Beautiful Indonesia Miniature Park (The 100-hectare cultural center show the entire archipelago in miniature. It is a true a reflection of the national motto Bhineka Tunggal Ika or Unity in Diversity. We will pay visit to several pavilions in this park, among them are the West Sumatra Pavilion, South Sulawesi, and Papua. On each of these pavilions, you may have a good chance to comprehend the local life art, dignity, and culture without having to come in person to their home. From this culture park, you will have personal lunch at the local restaurant nearby. Then proceed to National Monument, a monument raising up to 132 m to commemorate the struggle for Indonesian independence. We will take you to the diorama on the base / ground floor of the monument. The next destination is the Jakarta History Museum (also called as Fatahillah Musuem) on old Jakarta Town. From the museum, we head to the old historical harbor. Sunda Kalapa harbor with the huge pinishi vessel harboring. Sunda Kalapa is one of the very old (dating back to 15th century), but still functioning sea harbor in Java. Huge size of wooden boat coming from various islands harboring here. They took mainly wood from outside, and take industrial product from Java. Many people worked on such huge wooden boat, they take the heavy load on their shoulder, walk along a single log which is laid on from the boat to the jetty. Body balance is essential as the single log is keep swinging up and down when peoples walking through. Luggage uploading and downloading is a daily activity here. Back to hotel in the afternoon.
Overnight in Jakarta at Novotel Gajah Mada Jakarta 4*/ Superior Room

Day 10April 27, 2023: Jakarta-Airport (B)

Transfer to the airport for a flight back home.

Hotels
  • EastTimor: Viquque Bolora Hotel/ Dili California Hotel
  • Indonesia-Bali Visesa Ubud premiere Suite Hotel
  • Indonesia Jogjakarta Melia Purosani Hotel
  • Indonesia Jakarata Novotel Gajah Mada Hotel
Rates & Booking Info

Per person in Double room: $4,595

Single Room: $ 6,055

Payment Schedule:

  • Deposit: $1,500 per person is due at the time of booking along with a completed Booking Form.
  • 2nd Payment: $1,500 per person due by February 15, 2021
  • Final Payment due by Feb 28, 2022

 

Fill out the Booking Form and e mail to info@eclipsetraveler.com or fax to +1 (888) 514-7070 along with your passport copies.

Fill out the Booking Form and e mail to info@eclipsetraveler.com or fax to +1 (888) 514-7070 along with your passport copies.

Cancellation Terms:

Cancellations must be in writing by email, fax, or mail. Cancellation Penalties are as follows:

  • Booking date – Feb 15, 2021: 25% penalty
  • Feb 16, 2021 – May 30, 2021: 50% penalty
  • May 31, 2021 – June 30, 2022: 80% penalty
  • Jul 1, 2022 – Trip date: 100% penalty

Important Remark:

Eclipse traveler makes every effort in collaboration with our astronomers and local meteorological offices as well as local astronomers in the region to stick to planned itinerary. On another important note, we should also remind you to keep in mind that it is subject to change depending on local flight schedule alterations, weather and other meteorological circumstances which may prevent the unique natural event from being perfectly visible. Viewing a solar eclipse is naturally weather-dependent and in case we are delivered untowardly weather conditions, Eclipse Traveler reserves the right to change the itinerary, re-route or totally cancel the tour by providing other options to its guests in a timely manner. Therefore, we urge all of our guests not to book or buy their international flight tickets without consulting Eclipse Traveler staff.

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