Indonesia

Chasing LenScape Photographic Experience

Description
 

The best way to boost up your morning is to see the sunrise greeting the start of your day as you get ready for an inspiring journey!

Explore and experience the hidden gems in Chasing Lenscape Photographic Experience, along with a mysterious lake with twin waterfalls. Your guide will take you to many secret locations, only the locals know of. You will visit a variety of ancient temples and cities, whilst enjoying the beauty of the Bali through your lens.

 

Itinerary

 

Day 1

  • (Depending arrival time - suggest noon flight)

  • Near the royal city of Yogyakarta, Prambanan is a magnificent spectacle and an icon of Indonesia’s cultural heritage. See this Prambanan Temple and take wonderful photos; Explore the grounds of the largest Hindu temple and catch a mesmerizing sunset over the temple.

  • Afterwards, we head to Malioboro, the most famous street in Yogyakarta. Located in the heart of the city, this is the main street and was once the ceremonial avenue for the Sultan to pass through on his way to and from the Keraton. The street is packed with shops selling curiosities, and street vendors offering souvenirs at affordable prices, so you’re bound to find something of interest in this street.

  • At night, the street comes alive with merchants opening tents serving all kinds of local cuisine. You need to sit down cross-legged in the tents, which the locals refer to as "lesehan". Enjoy your meal while taking in Malioboro's vibrant nightlife. It's an experience for your lens to shoot.

  • Dinner at local restaurant.

 

Day 2

  • Nothing is more beguiling than to watch the sunrise from the top of the magnificent Borobudur temple in Central Java. As the first rays appear, slowly the silhouettes of tiers of Borobudur stupas come into view and in the background the sun gradually unveils the wide scenery of green valleys and looming Mount Merapi, spreading peace and serenity all around. A spectacle never to be forgotten.

  • After a leisure breakfast, we will explore the most remote temple in Java, the beautiful Selogriyo Temple. Enjoy stunning views during your trek among the scenic rice terraces.

  • Breakfast at hotel and lunch at a local restaurant.

 

Day 3

  • Arrival in Bali, depending arrival time, leisure lunch before heading to Uluwatu.

  • Late afternoon, we will be driving to one of Bali`s holiest and most important temples, Pura Luhur Uluwatu, located in a picturesque place on the southwestern coast of the island, on top of a cliff hanging over the ocean. The simple construction of Pura Luhur Uluwatu consists almost entirely of white and gray blocks of petrified corals; it is a state temple dedicated to the spirits of the sea.

  • In addition to a marvelous location, in the evenings in front of the entrance to the temple you can see the Kecak dance performance. During this dance, hundreds of men in black and white sarongs, sitting in a lotus position and raising their hands, say monotonously "ke-cak-ke-cak". Men are sitting around the platform on which the dancers, in the light of the lamp, tell the story of Rama and Sita. A combination of ancient ritual, dance, drama, sunset and stage on the cliff makes Kecak and Fire Dance one of the most spectacular dance performances.

  • Breakfast at hotel and lunch at local restaurant.

 

Day 4

  • The best way to boost up your morning is to see the sunrise greeting the start of your day as you get ready for an inspiring journey!

  • Let's take you for a peaceful walk to Pantai Karang, a small and secluded beach in Sanur. Calm waves off a coast that’s protected by an extension of Sanur’s reef makes for a great beach scene for your sunrise picture.

  • After breakfast and refresh, we head to the eastern part of Bali. Kusamba Beach, it also gives you a different and unique sight to experience, not only would you enjoy the black sand beach of Kusamba, but you would also be greeted by locals harvesting sea salt at the crack of dawn.

  • Afterwards we drive further east to a hidden gem of Tukad Cepung Waterfall. It has mesmerized everyone who have managed to spot it. Well-guarded by the cliffs, the circular cliffs give you the feeling of being in a cave, while the open sky right from where the waterfall emerges, gives you the most enchanting view. The sunlight falls on the glistering waterfall creating a rainbow, which feels as though it is projected right up to you. If you have never seen water flowing from the sky, then this would be your chance. You can swim in the waterfall and get close without getting too wet from the spray, so get your cameras ready. This quaint little waterfall is the perfect place to capture precious moments.

  • Leisure lunch at a local restaurant located in East Bali, far removed from the hectic bustle, worth visiting for the stunning location alone, with unhindered views overlooking Mount Agung.

  • Your journey will end in a resort within East Bali part.

  • Breakfast at hotel and lunch at a local restaurant.

 

Day 5

  • Before sun rise, drive further east to one of Bali’s oldest and most venerated temples, believed to predate the majority of Hindu temples on the island. Enjoy splendid panoramas of the eastern Bali mountain range and coastline step after steep step, along with the lush surroundings and fresh mountain air. Where pilgrims worship in several main temples until they reach the peak of Lempuyang Temple.

  • Return back to the resort for a delicious Balinese lunch style of Megibung in Tirtagangga, a water Palace, well restored, it features a terraced area with numerous pools, water channels and fountains, set in a well-maintained garden with large stone statues, depicting traditional Balinese mythological figures.

  • Afterwards we head to central of Bali, Ubud.

  •  Breakfast at hotel and lunch at a local restaurant.

Day 6

  • Today we will drive via rural routes to Tampak Siring and visit en route Gunung Kawi temple. Gunung Kawi is only to be reached via a flight of stairs. You will however be rewarded by magnificent views over rice terraces and the Pakrisan river.

  • Then it is onwards to Tirta Empul, a major temple complex and holy mountain spring in the village of Manukaya.

  • Continue to grain terrace or rice terrace in Tegalalang situated within the hillsides above Ubud, this is a typical scene in Bali, the terraced rice-field is typical of the beauty of the Balinese countryside.

  • Drive further to the highlands of the mountainous Bedugul Regency in Bali, a top a plateau that sits on Lake Beratan, stands the majestic Ulun Danu Temple and catch this beautiful lake over the sunset.

  • Breakfast at hotel and lunch at a local restaurant.

 

Day 7

  • For a lake that is so far away and so remote, the misty and mystical Danau Tamblingan gets mighty crowded at sunrise. One of the holy trinity of lakes lying by Bedugul, her quiet beauty attracts hundreds of people who come to take advantage of her remoteness and natural charm which is at its best around sunrise. Lost in the cool air of the volcanic mountains that surround Bedugul, this lake becomes swathed with mysterious mists as the sun rises above the surrounding caldera. This other worldly appearance and stillness is what makes it a favorite for photographers.

  • Continue a not as well-known and frequently visited as other waterfalls in Bali, Banyumala Twin Waterfall still maintains their pure natural beauty. The definition of “nothing worth having comes easy”, as it is not an easy hike or even an easy waterfall to find, but worth the walk. Your whole journey will be surrounded by lush trees, rocks, a river you’ll come across and the beautiful waterfall itself.

  • Afterwards we head to the Jatiluwih Rice Terraces in the heart of Tabanan Regency is the best example of Bali's outstanding picturesque rice fields and represent the Subak system as Bali's Cultural Landscape which has been inscribed a UNESCO's World Heritage Site.

  • Breakfast at hotel and lunch at a local restaurant.

 

Day 8

  • Free at leisure to enjoy the resort’s facilities until departure time, meet your guide at hotel lobby for your transfer service back to Denpasar airport.

  • End of services.

  • Breakfast at hotel.

Indonesia

Low Season From R 27 266.08*

per person sharing

High Season From R 27 968.38*

per person sharing

*All above pricing is based on 3* accommodation and a 2 pax group, inquire with us for 4* accommodation and bigger groups.

8 Days / 7 Nights

Validity: Immediately - October 2020

Including

  • Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary and based on sharing a double or twin room incl. daily breakfast

  • Porterage’s at airports

  • Entrance fees, parking fees and customary donations throughout the course of the program

  • Services of a licensed, local, foreign speaking guide during excursions, tours and transfers

  • Private air-conditioned vehicle during transfers and tours as described in the attached program, unless specified otherwise

  • Meals as specify (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner)

Excluding

  • International Flights

  • Domestic flight Yogyakarta YIA – DPS Denpasar

  • All expenses incurred due to flight delay or cancellation or due to other causes which are beyond our control

  • Personal travel insurance

  • Tips for guide and driver. Tipping in Indonesia is a common way of showing your appreciation and highly recommended

  • Services not mentioned in the itinerary.
    Guide/vehicle during days or periods of time marked as ‘(at) leisure/free’ in the itinerary

  • Services not mentioned in the itinerary

  • Personal expenses such as for drinks, phone calls, laundry, wellness treatments and any other item not mentioned in in the itinerary. This list is exemplary and not limitative

  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary

 

Surcharges apply for high season or late bookings. Prices are in ZAR, subject to availability & tax fluctuations.

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