Java Highlights 1380 , 11 Days

The full package of Java is here. We will visit its cultural heights, as well as natural wonders and some of the biggest and most beautiful men made Hindu and Buddhist temples. Next to that there are a few sultan palaces and a botanical garden with thousands of exotic flowers & plants. Finally, a few active volcanoes. The journey will finish in Bali.

Yogyakarta - the heartland of Javanese culture
♦ Prambanan & Borobudur - the remarkable Hindu and Buddhist temples
♦ Bromo volcano


Day 1. Airport / Jakarta
Arrival in Jakarta airport. Our driver will be waiting for a transfer your accommodation.

Day 2. Jakarta - Bogor
Depart from Jakarta to Bogor but first make a trip in around Jakarta, including visiting Indonesia national museum, Sunda Kelapa.

Day 3. Bogor - Bandung
After breakfast we start a city tour in Bogor, visiting the world-class botanic garden Kebun Raya, which contains 10 000 species of trees and flowers, plus an orchid garden. There you can see the biggest flower in the word Rafflesia arnoldii. The blossom could reach one meter in diameter. After we drive to Puncak passing by fantastic views of tea plantations. On the way to Bandung, we will stop for some more nature rich views.

Day 4. Bandung Tour
After breakfast, we drive right up to the rim of Tangkuban Perahu - 2 km wide, surrealistic volcano 1800 meters above sea level. Then if we have time we will  continue to Ciater hot spring passing through another tea plantation.  On the way back to Bandung we will stop at a village for a traditional live music performance on the bamboo instruments Angklung. After, we travel to the hotel.

Day 5. Bandung - Yogyakarta
Transfer to Bandung train stationo for you to take a morning train to Yogyakarta. Upon arrival at Yogyakarta train station, our driver is ready to meet you and then transfer to your accommodation

Day 6. Yogyakarta Tour
In the morning, visit Sultan Palace of Yogyakarta. The palace itself was built in 1755 by the first sultan Hamengkubuwono. The building represents the finest example of Javanese architecture though in some parts there is influence of Portuguese, Dutch, even Chinese architecture. Then the tour continues to Taman Sari (Water Castle). Built in mid 18th century, the Taman Sari had multiple functions, such as a resting area of the royal family, a workshop, and a meditation area. Besides that it was as bathing complex. Afternoon visit Borobudur temple which is the biggest Buddhist relics in South East Asia and as a monument which consists of six square platforms. The wall is decorated with 2,672 relief panels and 504 statues. The main dome (bell shape), is located at the center of the top platform and surrounded by 72 stupas. We will follow few stories of Sidarta life by following the panel by walking clockwise. Arriving the top means reaching perfectness.

Day 07. Prambanan Kota Gede Tour
Pick up at your accommodation in Yogyakarta, then we go to Prambanan temple complex which is the largest in Indonesia and one of the biggest Hindu temple in Southeast Asia. It is a real jewel of architectural achievement. This complex consists of three main temples namely Shiva temple which is located in the middle and the tallest among the others, while the other two main temples are Brahma and Wisnu. Afternoon visiting Kota Gede for you to see the excellent craftsman of silver and batik handicraft.

Day 08. Yogyakarta - Bromo
Transfer to Yogyakarta train station for you to take a morning train to Mojokerto. Upon arrival at Mojokerto train station transfer to Bromo area.

Day 09. Bromo - Kalibaru
At 3:00 am we take on a race with the sun. We will drive to Mount Pananjakan’s view point to meet the sunrise, colouring the scene with picture perfect view over Bromo and the active Mount Semeru, as background. Afterward, we drive down to the deserty area at the bottom of Bromo, where we drop the jeep, and take on foot, until we reach the rim. There are horses available, for those who are not comfortable walking in the sand. From the rim you can see a magnificent view and the smoking heart of the volcano. After, we get back to the hotel for breakfast, take shower, pack and drive to Kalibaru highland.

Day 10. Kalibaru Tour
After breakfast we start an eco trip amongst the plantations of Kalibaru area. During some trekking we will see trees of nutmeg, pepper, cinnamon, cocoa, coffee, cloves and coconuts.

Day 11. Kalibaru - Bali
After breakfast we drive to Banyuwangi. It will take about 1,5-2hours. On the way there will be beautiful rice paddies and small villages. In Banyuwangi we take the ferry for about a 1 hour to reach Port of Gilimanuk, which is the most western tip of Bali Island. From there we will take you to your hotel or any place of your choosing within the following areas: Lovina, Pemutaran, Kuta and Sanur.

Price Includes:
Accommodation in twin sharing room
Air Condition private car
Only breakfast
Entrance fee
English speaking tour guide
Train ticket Bandung – Kutoarjo
Train ticket Yogyakarta – Mojokerto
Jeep for Bromo Tour
Ferry ticket to Bali

Not Included:
Air fare
airport taxes
horse riding in Bromo

Additional Services:
Supplement pp at 2-3 p. - 430 EUR


Java Highlights (Rated 4.68 / 5 Based on 151 Reviews.)
1380 EUR
11 Days
Single Supplement
380 EUR
Open for booking
Exch. rate 27.01 0.917

Currency fluctuations might cause correction of price at any time.

No special experience is needed; everyone who is in condition to cope with long Saturday walks in the forest can also cope with these tours. As a rule, the trips are short and at a low altitude. Often, it is your choice to join or skip a day-tour. The routes follow a hilly terrain without steep ascents and descents. Normally we walk 3/5h a day.

No special experience is needed; everyone who is in condition to cope with long Saturday walks in the forest can also cope with these tours. As a rule, the trips are short and at a low altitude. Often, it is your choice to join or skip a day-tour. The routes follow a hilly terrain without steep ascents and descents. Normally we walk 3/5h a day.

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