1999 Cultural Tour to Indonesia:
The 1999 Cultural Tour will take us first to Central
Java, and then to Bali. Please note that departure in one
day earlier than first publicized.
|Tue, July 27
||Departure from Los Angeles
|Thu, July 29
||Arrival in Bali. Join with CWM Bali Workshop group for
one-hour flight to Yogyakarta,
Java. Transfer to Manohara
Guest House, Borobudur.
|Fri, July 30
||Sunrise visit to Borobudur
monument and spend the morning visiting its miles of carved reliefs
with a leading guide and scholar. Lunch with gamelan music at Pondok
Tinggal. Visit Mendut and Pawon temples en route to Novotel
|Sat, July 31
||Special visit to ISI Jogya in the morning for a presentation
on Javanese dance, city tour, arrive at Affandi Museum in late afternoon
for painting and fine arts presentation by Kartika Affandi, followed
by dinner and a folk performance.
|Sun, Aug 1
||Morning visit to Kraton Jogya for its weekly dance performance,
followed by a palace tour. Afternoon free for shopping. Optional Ramayana
Ballet at Prambanan
Temple in the evening.
|Mon, Aug 2
||Early morning departure for guided visits to Prambanan,
Candi Sewu and other
ancient temples, ending with the ruined palace of Ratu
Boku. Check in at Novotel
Solo. Evening free.
|Tue, Aug 3
||Morning visit to STSI academy of the arts for a demonstration
of ceremonial gamelans and a gamelan study session. Visit to Kraton
Solo, then go to the town of Wonogiri for a demonstration of Javanese
shadow play, dinner with Ki Dalang Oemartopo and his wife, Ibu, followed
by a village performance of music and shadow theater.
|Wed, Aug 4
||Morning visit to the Mangkunegaran Palace for a rehearsal
of its famous gamelan, Kyahi Kanyut Mesem, and a palace tour. Afternoon
free for shopping and packing. Special farewell command performance
at the Mangkunegaran Palace.
|Thu, Aug 5
||Morning departure for Bali. Transfer to a guest house
in Ubud village. Afternoon walking tour in Ubud, visit museums. Evening
|Fri, Aug 6
||Tour to Batur volcano and its temple, sacred spring
at Tampaksiring, Pejeng Temple, and Goa Gaja cave. Evening performance
|Sat, Aug 7
||Morning free for shopping or just relaxing. In the afternoon
a visit to a gamelan foundry in Blahbatu and the art market in Sukawati.
Evening performance in Peliatan.
|Sun, Aug 8
||Tour to East Bali. Visit Kertha Ghosa Hall of Justice
and museum in Klungkung en route to the famous traditional village
of Tenganan. Return via a scenic route through the East Bali foothills.
|Mon, Aug 9
||Morning free. Afternoon visit to Dr. Brown's house in
Payangan for a special event that showcases rare styles of Balinese
music, followed by a dinner and performance in the outdoor theater.
|Tue, Aug 10
||Scenic tour to Mengwi Royal Temple, mountain market
in Bedugul, North coast and West Bali.
|Wed, Aug 11
||Transfer to airport for departure to Los Angeles. Those
wishing to stay on for independent travel in Bali may stay for a total
of 60 days, but should book the return flight before departure from
The Center reserves the right to make changes in this itinerary
as may be required.