Java Expedition 2024

3 to 16 June 2024

26 August to 8 September 2024

AN UNFORGETTABLE TRIP TO JAVA AND BALI WITH LIKEMINDED LADIES

This is a fully guided tour with Jacky as your host, where we are offering an exciting expedition into Java to experience a different side of Indonesia.

This is a once in a lifetime trip and is a fully guided tour. Your host Jacky and her treasured sidekick Wayan will be with you every step of the way to ensure a smooth and fun trip.

The trip starts by flying into Bali, with a one-night stop - flights to and from Java are included in the price you paid! The next day we fly into Yogyakarta for 2 nights, with day trips to some of the most interesting sights in Asia. We are staying in an area called Malioboro in Yogyakarta which has lots of night markets, shops and street stalls within a short walk from the hotel.

We then move onto Surakarta where the fun begins. Making 50 metres of your own batik fabric – you can break this down to 5m lots. You will be choosing colours and tjaps to make up your own range and working alongside the staff in a batik factory.

We have 4 nights in Surakarta and the hotel is in one of the larger shopping precincts in the city. Apart from making our Batik, we will be visiting a Tjap maker (stamps for making batik), famous batik lane, antique market to buy tjaps and traditional batik factories where you can purchase batik at amazing prices.

After our intense 5 days in Surakarta, we will be heading to a lovely country town in the mountains, Telaga Serangan, for 2 nights (spending one day enjoying the sights and a bit of down time). On day 10 we fly back to Bali and head by bus back to Candidasa. The next 4 nights will be spent there and you’ll have time to chill out after a huge 10 days travelling.

This will be a trip you will never forget. Be quick to get in before it sells out. Positions are strictly limited.

Limited Mobility – We kindly ask that individuals who are unable to walk unaided refrain from joining our activities, as our daily routine often involves walking, albeit at a leisurely pace. There is a lot of walking involved in this particular retreat – so it is essential you must be able to walk unassisted.

Room Types and Rates

  • Single

    AU$4,099

  • Double

    AU$3,599

  • Twin Share

    Not offered in this retreat

Inclusion

Payment Terms

Initial installment: AU$1,000, deposit required to secure your position on the retreat.

Second installment: AU$1,000 will be due 6 months prior to your retreat.

Final installment: The balance will be due 3 months prior to your retreat.

Contact Jacky on jacky@wackyjackys.com.au. Jacky will email you via email when these are due.

Transportation

Return transfer from airport to hotel in Bali and vice versa.

Accommodation and Dining

Welcome dinner with a glass of wine or beer.

Seafront hotel/villas accommodation.

Daily breakfasts.

Morning and afternoon tea on work days.

Plenty of good quality local restaurants & shops to browse through.

Spend the first night in Sanur with a small extra charge, only if you arrive a day early.*

*Contact me at jacky@wackyjackys.com.au in regards to this.

Fabric and Quilting Activities

All fabrics needed to make your project with the colour of your choice.

Access to Wacky Jacky’s Bali fabric shop at special VIP discounted rates.

A sewing machine for your use.

Your Free Days

Optional days out available, normally consist of batik painting, Balinese cooking Class, Indigo Batik Day.

Plenty of good quality local restaurants, shops to browse through.

Massages / shopping / snorkelling / relaxing.

*Contact Jacky at jacky@wackyjackys.com.au to find out more about this.

Flights to Bali

Return flights from your home country to Bali are not included in this retreat.

Please be aware that the first day of your retreat and the last day of your retreat are travel days. For example, if a retreat starts on 4 May to 16 May, you have to fly in on 4 May, and 16 May is the day you fly out.

When booking, please aim to land in Bali early afternoon on your first day, and exit Bali in the early evening / late night on the last day.

If you wish to fly in earlier we will pick you up from the airport on your arrival and bring you to the hotel in Candidasa.

Once you know your flight times, let me know and we can work from there.

I am contactable at jacky@wackyjackys.com.au

Exclusion

Flying into Bali

Return flights from your home country to Bali are not included in this retreat.

Please be aware that the first day of your retreat and the last day of your retreat are travel days. For example, if a retreat starts on 4 May to 16 May, you have to fly in on 4 May, and 16 May is the day you fly out.

When booking, please aim to land in Bali early afternoon on your first day, and exit Bali in the early evening / late night on the last day.

If you wish to fly in earlier we will pick you up from the airport on your arrival and bring you to the hotel in Candidasa.

Once you know your flight times, let me know and we can work from there.

I am contactable at jacky@wackyjackys.com.au

What You Need to Bring

Extra Luggage

Since shopping is guaranteed, you need lots of space in the luggage! 😜

For the same reason, I also suggest you to get extra baggage for your flight back home, as airlines can be strict with their luggage regulation.

However, if it still exceeds, we can help arrange shipping at your own cost.

Patterns and Samples

Bring your favourite patterns for quilting/any textile projects so you can preplan your fabric shopping.

Since we also offer tailoring services, you can also bring your favourite dress/tops/bottoms as samples for our tailors.

Cash and Cards

You will need spending money for lunch, dinners, drinks, souvenirs, optional tours and shopping days etc.

Though not all, most places accept cards in Bali (like in my shop and cafe). I suggest bringing a little bit of cash and converting it in Candidasa, or you can lend some from me to be paid back later. Plenty of money changers in Candidasa.

Avoid converting it in the airport as it may delay the group's collective arrival.

Suggested Attires

Loose, cooling clothes as Bali can get both hot and humid.

Bathers for swimming and beach days.

Flip-flops and good walking shoes for our adventure.

Last but not least, your sunscreen. I suggest the non-stick one so you can wear it all over your face and body.

Sense of Humour

Sense of humour and easygoing approach to the Balinese people as they are one of the friendliest people on earth and really like to talk to guests.

With me, Jacky, as your host,

And my Candidasa's team of amazing ladies - and a gent!

Wacky Jacky's Textiles is a fully Indonesian company

Since Jacky has relocated to Bali, the final charges during checkout the final charges will be in IDR (Indonesian Rupiah), which may look like a lot of numbers (in thousands, 000).
Don’t worry, though, the prices have been adjusted correctly to our AUD benchmark