2023 Biak Island & 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: Biak Island 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

Price Excludes

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

Day 1April 18, 2023 Fly to Biak Island

Fly to Biak Island through Jakarta. Our representatives will meet you at the airport and transfer to the hotel.
Overnight in Biak Island. Recommended flights to Biak Island through Jakarta:
Lion Air/Srijawa Air

Day 2April 19, 2023: Arrive at Biak Island (B)

Pick up by our team, transfer to hotel. REST TIME till lunch time.
Then, we will take you to Binsari Cave. During the World War II, the cave was used as the hideout of some 5,000 Japanese soldiers. History recorded that led by General Douglas MacArthur, the allied forces bombed the cave on June 21, 1944, killing more than 3,000 Japanese soldiers and disfiguring all the beauty of the cave. In 1989, Binsari cave was dug and some 1,000 skeletons of Japanese soldiers were unearthed and cremated. Up to 2012, some 1,000 skeletons of Japanese soldiers had been unearthed but we believe many more are still buried in the cave
Drive to Paray beach, another site where the big battle between Japanese and the allied force were broken.
Back to hotel in the afternoon.

Day 3 April 20, 2023 : Biak Island Solar Eclipse viewing day (B, L, D)

After a relaxed breakfast, get ready for the journey to your unique eclipse-viewing site in Biak, 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 Dili.

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 23, 2023 at 14:53:44 pm
Times shown in local time (CLST)

Day 4April 21, 2023 Biak Island Tour (B, L, D)

We will drive towards Bosnik where we will depart by local boat to explore Owi and Rurbas islands from the Padaido archipelago. Discover the magical underwater world and enjoy the white sandy beaches with swaying palm trees. Lunch will be set on the beach in picnic style. You can go on a discovery trip in Owi island to see an old airstrip from the alliance that fought against Japan during WWII. Despite of some trees overgrowing the site, the airstrip is still in perfect condition. In the end of the afternoon you will be brought back from the paradise island to your hotel.

Day 5April 22, 2023: Fly from Biak Island to Bali (B, D)

Srivijaya Air #583 Biak – Makassar, 11.50 – 13.35
Change aircraft in Makassar
Then, continue to Bali
Sriwijaya Air #727 Makassar – Bali, 14.20 – 15.40

Day 6April 23, 2023: Bali Touring-Ubud and Taman Ayun (B, L, D)

We start the day with a drive to Batubulan village to see the famous Barong and Keris dance performances. This is followed by a visit to Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave), a Hindu meditation center dating back to the 11th Century. 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. Our tour ends at Kedaton, the Monkey Forest. Balance of the day is free to explore Ubud’s many interesting sites. Overnight in Denpasar.

Day 7April 24, 2023: Ubud-Kintaman Highland – Fly to Jogjakarta (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, we proceed to the airport for your flight to Jogjakarta by evening flight. Overnight in Jogjakarta.

Day 8April 25, 2023: Borobodur-Jojakarta-Fly to Jakarata (B, L, D)

Before the sunrise, 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. Back to the hotel for breakfast. Check out from the hotel, 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. Fly to Jakarta in the evening. Overnight in Jakarata.

Day 9April 26, 2023: Jakarta City Tour (B, L, D)

At the appropriate time, we pick you up at the hotel, then proceed to 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 Jakarata.

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

Transfer to the airport for a flight back home.

Hotels
  • Biak Island Swiss Bell Biak Hotel
  • Indonesia-Bali Denpasar Melia Bali
  • Indonesia Jogjakarta Sarasvati Borobodur
  • Indonesia Jakarta Borobodur
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 Note:

Eclipse Traveler is in constant contact with local astronomers and meteorologists to find out the best location to view the Eclipse and reserves the right to do itinerary alterations due to local circumstances/ flight schedule changes and re-routing keeping the essence of the given program. We will let our guests know the changes to the itinerary if any in advance in a timely manner.

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