Culinary Java & Bali

Magelang - Yogyakarta - Solo - Malang - Kaliklatak - Ijen -
Pemuteran - Sidemen


By combining Insight Java and Bali tours we have designed a full ‘off the beaten track’-tour focusing on the highlights of the two most famous islands of Indonesia. One of the best ways to truly get to know a culture is ofcourse by getting to know the local people and sharing the universal language of food! Follow the food trail to meet the friendliest, warm-welcoming people of Java and Bali.


Tour Itinerary Culinary Java & Bali


Day 1: Arrival Yogyakarta, transfer to Magelang
Day 2: Borobudur sunrise, walk Selogriyo; transfer to Yogyakarta
Day 3: Culinary city tour Yogyakarta
Day 4: Free morning, visit Prambanan and see dance performance
Day 5: Economy train to Solo; cooking class
Day 6: Solo, bike trip country side; lunch local home
Day 7: By train to Malang
Day 8: Malang, city & culinary trip by becak
Day 9: By jeep to Bromo, lunch Ngadas
Day 10: To Kaliklatak, plantation tour
Day 11: Visit Ijen and traditional village; cooking class and overnight at local home
Day 12: Ferry to Bali, transfer Pemuteran
Day 13: Pemuteran, free day
Day 14: Transfer to Sidemen with stops
Day 15: Sidemen, visit markets, Balinese cooking class and offer making workshop
Day 16: Sidemen, spiritual tour; transfer out

This tour is an example, the program will be tailor made to your wishes for an unforgettable travel experience. For more information, please contact us.

tour themes

  • culture
  • cycling
  • food
  • beach
  • local life
  • adventure
  • nature

highlights culinary java & bali

  • visit major sights, but somewhat differently

    • We would not want you to miss the major sights and places of Java and Bali, but we want you to experience them in a more intimate way. Enjoy a few delicious picnics with splendid views, lunch at a local home in the highest village of Java or cycle through villages and ricefields you can't get to by car.
  • variety of mode of transportation

    • Not only can you get to know more about a culture by their food, from the modes of transportation you can also learn a lot! During this tour you will go around by the traditional becak (bicycle taxi), an andhong (horsecart), bicycles, on the back of motorbikes, jeeps, first class train and a local train. A fun way to explore Java and Bali.
  • indonesia's culinary delights

    • Each part of Java and Bali has its own traditional dishes, which you will cetainly taste during this trip. You will not only stop by the most well known warung, restaurants and street stalls to try tasty dishes but also eat at local homes where the dishes are prepared with the most love. It will never taste so good anywhere else!
  • exclusive cooking classes

    • At times you can also learn how to prepare the dishes to give it another try when you’re back home again. The cooking classes in this tour are exclusively set up for you. Whether you are in Solo cooking with royal descendants or in Banyuwangi in a very traditional village cooking a spiritual dish, they are unforgettable experiences. Get connected with the Javanese and Balinese through their traditional food and culture!